A frightened and naïve young woman and a world-weary vampire come together in an ancient castle and both will be changed forever. As an orphaned child, Elena was sent from the United States to live with her aunt and uncle in an isolated Romanian village. Her childhood was placid, but when her aunt died, her uncle’s attention become a bit too personal and smothering. After the disappearance of her cousin, Elena was left alone with him. His intentions become horrifyingly clear and she was forced to run away. Living far from civilization, she ran to Wolfram Castle, thought to be empty and haunted, and perhaps in a sense it was. Drake Sherrod, vampire and eldest son of a Master of the Coven, was in residence looking for peace and purpose. His purpose, he discovered, was to love Elena. Together, they would have to overcome prejudices, centuries of hide-bound thinking, and treachery.
Bound by Night is a book of high romance and suspense. Elena and Drake are locked into separate cultures, and as they try to break the chains (literally in Drake’s case), violence and treachery stalk each of them individually. Amanda Ashley has created an exciting story of born vampires and their struggles in reconciling their centuries-old culture to a contemporary world. The romance is sublime and sizzling, and the tension is lip-biting. Elena and Drake’s romance is one to sigh over.
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Zebra; Original edition (August 30, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1420104454
- ISBN-13: 978-1420104455