Tuesday, October 27, 2009

[Review & Giveaway] - Bound to Shadows

Title: Bound to Shadows
Author: Keri Arthur
Series: Riley Jenson Guardian
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Year: 2009

Summary: In the darkness, demons come out to play . . .
and someone must bring their sins to light.

Part vampire, part werewolf, Riley Jenson knows what can happen when vamps don’t play well with others. But she’s never seen anything like this: a series of brutal murders surrounding the latest hot spot for vampire-human hookups—and the victims aren’t just killed, they’re beheaded. Now Riley is launching into action, toying with a seductive—and highly suspicious—club owner, and finding herself in the middle of another mystery: women being killed one by one, without a trace of violence.

For Riley, solving multiple cases—in a world going mad with human and vampire passions—would have been tough enough. Instead she has two jealous lovers on her hands: Kye Murphy, the amber-eyed werewolf who makes Riley’s wolf blood howl—and Quinn, the cool, elegant vamp who has over a thousand years’ experience at fulfilling women’s desires. While she’s busy juggling these two sexy beasts, Riley’s detective work takes a stunningly violent turn. Finding a murderer is now a matter of life and death. Especially since the killer has long since found her . . .

Thoughts: Riley Jenson is part vampire & part werewolf. Her guardian duties having been keeping her busy, trying to solve several cases. If that isn't enough she also has two lovers to deal with. Life is never easy in Riley's world. But this time not finding the killer first could end in deathly consequences.

I read the first book in this series Full Moon Rising back in 2006 (which seems forever ago) and was instantly hooked. Riley is a strong, kick ass and likable heroine. One character I couldn't wait to read more about. Ms. Arthur has created an intriguing world with vampires, werewolves and other creatures that go bump in the night. Every book takes you on an adventure that is non stop action right until the end. Suspenseful, shocking and very sexy.

All these facts ring true in the 8th and latest book. I enjoyed it just as much as the previous books. I'd say Bound to Shadows is one of my favorite books in the series. The tone in this one remind me a little bit of the earlier books. The situations in this story really pushed Riley to the limit, both mentally and physically. I was very happy with the out come and can't wait get my hands on book 9. If you haven't read this series yet, I suggest giving it a try

Score: 5 Stars

Author Website: http://www.keriarthur.com/

Riley Jenson Guardian Series:
Full Moon Rising
Kissing Sin
Tempting Evil
Dangerous Games
Embraced By Darkness
The Darkest Kiss
Deadly Desires
Bound to Shadows
Moon Sworn- June 2010

Giveaway:
Thanks to Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc. I have a copy of Bound to Shadows to giveaway. This is open to everyone. To enter leave a comment along with you email address. I'll announce the winner on October 31st

68 comments:

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  2. I would love to win this book please count me in!

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  3. Wow great Giveaway!! I would love to win Bound to Shadows!!

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  4. i would love to read this! Count me in.
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  5. Great review! Count me in, I'd love to win this!

    Thanks :)
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  6. Anna,

    Great review. I love this series too. Glad to know you enjoyed this installment. :)

    Please don't enter my name for this one - I have it on the tbr shelf. LOL

    M

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  7. I'm so glad there's going to be a book 9 - I don't know why I thought this was the last one. I'd love to win it - thanks!

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  8. I need to read more paranormal. Please count me in too :)

    cldivineATyahooDOTcom

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  9. Hi Anna :)
    Congratulations to Keri Arthur on her release day today for Bound To Shadows!
    All the best,
    RKCharron
    xoxo

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  10. Wow, we should all be caught between two such sexy, jealous lovers! Wowser...I'd love to win!

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  11. Morning Anna. I love this series and would enjoy winning this next book. Thank you for a cool contest and sweet review.

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  12. I love this series!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!!
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  13. I really like Keri's books, she's one of those that never disappoint :)
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  14. I'm enjoying this series and would like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

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  15. Hey Anna I'd love the chance to win this one =)

    Thanks,

    mishtakes AT gmail DOT Com

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  16. This series looks so good! I can't wait to start reading it. Please enter me.

    thebookvixen[at]gmail.com

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  17. I love this series. Riley is one of my favorite heroines.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    Crystal816{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  18. That book sounds and looks awesome!

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  19. I'm with you . . . from the very first book in the series, I was hooked. I love Riley because she is just so darned tough!

    rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

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  20. Anna, like you I was hooked at Book 1, and have been eagerly awaiting Bk 8. Loved your review and so happy another RJ fan liked the book!

    I think this is one of the books/series I have turned the most people on to. Esp. when the 1st bk was free for a bit at sudvudu (sp?). I am so sad it will end after Book 9 :(

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  21. Please enter me in. thanks:)

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  22. Great review, Anna! I'm glad you enjoyed the story. You don't have to count me in as I am already buried under my TBR at the moment, lol.

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  23. Hi! I love this series and I would love to win a copy. Thank you.

    Sue
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  24. Please neter me I've been wanting to to read her books.

    RoxanneRhoads @ aol. com

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  25. How did I miss this series????

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  26. can't believe book number 9 will come out soon!! I see I have a little bit to read ;)
    have a nice day

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  27. Sweet!

    mojo09226@yahoo.com

    I am looking forward to this book.

    Monica

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  28. Please count me in.

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  29. Wonderful review, Anna! Thanks for sharing. I love the cover for this one-- and I really should read the first books in her series before jumping right in, but... I'm sooo tempted! Lol. Please enter me as well!

    Enjoy,
    TBQ
    The_Book_Queen[at]yahoo.com

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  30. I hear such great things about this series from my sister so please sign me up for this!

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  31. I have just started reading this genre and would love to start with this book and author. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. I really enjoy this series, so thanks for the chance to win this new release.


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  33. count me in please

    Raelena
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  34. Love this series enter me....

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  35. Would love to read this.
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  36. Great reviews Anna. Makes me really want to win and read this book instantly. It'll be my first Keri's book!

    Mariska
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  37. I have enjoyed this series and would love a copy of this. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  38. Would love to win this one..

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  39. I would love to be included.

    Thanks!

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  40. Hi Anna, I read the first back in 2006, also; love to win the latest.

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  41. Hey Anna! :) Count me in on this one. Great review!

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  42. I love Keri Arthur's books. Her Riley Jensen series is my favorite. Can't wait to get this one and read it.
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  43. Please enter me! I just found out about Keri Arthur. dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

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  44. please count me in!

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  45. This sounds like a book worth reading !

    Please include me in the drawing.

    Thank you.

    Carol


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  46. Would love to be considered for the book! Please count me in. Thank you!!!

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  47. I love this series! I can't believe it's coming to an end. =(

    Please count me in!

    *Jen*
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  48. Count me in. I would love a copy. Did I hear right- the series is ending? Say it isn't so.

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  49. I'd love to be entered-- I love Riley! I'm a few books behind in this series, but would love an excuse to catch up. :)

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  50. Sounds great! I would love to win a chance to read this book!

    Anna ♥
    goodgonegirl@gmail.com

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  51. Please count me in!

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  52. Please enter me.

    Thanks!

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  53. Would love to win this book. It is on my TBR list.
    susan.byerly@comcast.net

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  54. Great review! Please enter me. Thank you!

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  55. oh, part vamp and part were, that's a new combo I've never seen before
    I'd love to give this book a try!

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  56. I would love to read this!

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  57. Please count me in, I've read the first 2 books in the series and really enjoyed them so I'd love to win this one.

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  58. The book seems great so enter me please!

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  59. I'd love to play please!

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  60. Hi Anna!

    This series is addicting! Would love to read Bound to Shadows.

    Please count me in! :)

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  61. Great review. Would love to win this.
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  62. Hi!
    Thank you for this international giveaway! Count me in!

    -Kiara
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  63. This sounds like a great book.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
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  65. Hi Anna,
    Fantastic review. I love this series and have just finished bound to shadows. I can't believe the ending. Just waiting for the last book now.

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