Saturday, April 21, 2012

Unbound (A Forbidden Bond Novel) By Cat Miller

I picked this story up on amazon, after following a link on facebook. It was free so I figured 'Why not?'   By the time I was a quarter of the way through, I knew this was a series that I'd never forget! I read a LOT! I'm talking a solid 4-5 novels per week and that's a lot considering my role as wife, full-time mother to three children and a working nurse. This story is like no other I've ever read! Sure, Ive fallen head over heals in love with many a paranormal romance before... but this is something entirely different! It's like reading ten novels in one! Many stories have what would ultimately be the perfect love story except for all those pesky dilemmas and problems that come up at the half way mark. Then, you're left reading just to see how said conflict is resolved so that the characters can finally have their happily ever after. Cat Miller went against the grain on this one and knocked it out of the park!

Just as I'm being drawn into one story-line with our main character Dani, the scenery changes and I cant wrap my mind around it and it's sheer awesomeness! Yes, this book has me speaking like a teenager but believe me, it is for anything but! Our characters are not only dealing with the drama of a long hidden secret of vampirism, secret societies, love triangles (or whatever the word for a six-way love triangle is), society class structures, but they also have what's likely the hardest of all to deal with... growing up, coming into the adult world of serious commitments, college, the loss of innocence (virginity included) and everything else that comes with the transition into adulthood. I'm especially fond of the way the author allows the characters to "play the field". This is quite a rarity in a romance novel, but it allowed me to see the characters as more than wonderful works of fiction. I was able to truly relate to them, and become emotionally invested. It just felt so real to me at some points that I found tears falling from my face, and literally laughed out loud! Subsequently, I was sitting in a doctors office waiting room with my trusty e-reader in hand when one of these emotional outbursts overtook me. Boy, was my face red! In moments of what Catt Miller calls "sensual romance", she describe in detail the passion that has built in the story.  She graphically describes these moments of passion, but in a way that leaves you heated, but not feeling 'dirty'. (Unless of course you're in a medical reception room when reading it... then, you just feel like everybody in the room KNOWS you just read about someones blouse being removed). These moments are  completely essential to the story-line and in NO WAY would I ever consider it smut or think of this tale as pornographic. This story kept me awake until the sun came up, feverishly turning the pages, unable to put it down even for a few hours of much needed rest. I feel very blessed to have stumbled upon this tale and am eagerly awaiting the release of the next chapter!

Be sure to check out this HOT HOT HOT Up and coming author on FACEBOOK 
And 'hunt' her on TWITTER...          @CatMillerAuthor

Product Description

Betrayal, passion, family secrets, murder, and vampires... what else would one expect during their freshman year of college? Danielle Vaughn is secreted away after her birth and hidden she leaves her small town in search of high education. She quickly finds herself maneuvering through a maze of enemies and lovers who are all out to capture her at any cost. Danielle’s life is turned upside down by the return if her father and the society of vampires that shattered her human mother’s life. She must find a way to survive in the new world she is thrust into by a power hungry rogue on the hunt for gifted vampire youth. The hierarchy of the vampire nation is rocked by the existence of a demi-vamp who challenges their narrow-minded views of the human race.

Warning: Adult Content

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