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Posted January 1, 2010
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What started out as an arousing tale of a cruising vampire in New York , quickly hypnotized me into its plot. Once Jack tells his tale of how him and his mother came to become vampires, the story is interesting and fast paced. I found it very hard to put this book down until I had finished it. Although David Thomas Lord vampires are very, very similiar to Anne Rice's (which is probably one of the main reasons I really like these vampires), there are some interesting and seductive secrets about the vampire myth he reveals. There are too many surprises to be spoiled in this review. So, enjoy it as much as I did. I'm sure I'll read this one over and over again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 27, 2007
This book was okay. Some of the sex scenes were really good but I thought the overall story line was weak. I thought there could have been less gore and more descriptive sex. It definitely ended such that a sequel could be written but it would have to be written better than the first book for me to want to read it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 27, 2002
This book is one of those i-cant-put-it-down books. The ending was a complete shock. It's a book of strong sexuality yet keeps a great story line through the whole story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 6, 2001
Bound in Blood was well written and captivating. The erotic exploits of the vampire Jean-Luc totally excited me as I read this noevel. I also feel that having him fall in love with claud was a very humanizing thing to do, even though the relationship was dombed to fail from the begining. His mother in constent pursuit of her son also added excitment descriptive book. I feel that we will hear alot more from the David Thomas Lord in the furture, and hopefully a follow-up book to this one which answers the tail of what really happened to Jean-Luc and did Claud eventually obtain the books, and share them with the Jean-Lucs twin. Also what will eventually become of mother of Jeaan-Luc, and if Jean-Luc is dead does his lover or twin take his place as the focus of the novels to come?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 20, 2001
I have got to say that this is by far the best book that I have read. Jack ( Jean-Luc Courbet)David Thomas Lord's creation in the wonderfull exciting book, from passion to seduction. I could not put this book down. I to hope that there will be a Bound in Blood II. I would love to find out out really happened to Jack, Claude and his ravishing mother.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 3, 2001
David Thomas Lord does a sensational job on his debut novel. Despite the excessive sex and violence, it's the best vampire book I've read in many, many years. Lots of new lore and new ways of looking at vampires. Can't wait for his new one!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 22, 2001
Soon to hit bookshelves, ¿Bound In Blood¿ is `bound¿ to pierce the avid horror, suspense reader right where it counts, in the terror-plexus. ¿Bound In Blood¿ author David Thomas Lord masterfully introduces us to Jean-Luc Courbet de Charnac, no ordinary, run-of-the-mill vampire. Through Lord¿s erotic, poetic, yet fast-paced style, I was thrown into a world of suspense so breathtaking, I couldn¿t turn the pages fast enough. My phone went unanswered as I read, meals were late, and attempted communication with me was normally met with, ¿Just let me finish this page, okay? Wait, just one more!¿ With powerful command of the written word, Lord gives nourishment to the mind¿s eye, moving it effortlessly from present day New York to the elegance of Paris in the 1800¿s then back again, all the while endearing us to his characters. We find Jean-Luc, our beloved vampire, both predator and prey. His feeding on New York¿s finest males, which is Jean-Luc¿s richest source for strength and vitality, is not the typical throat-ripping, moon howling affair. The seductive nature by which he reels in his prey leaves the reader either blushing or panting for more. Empathy abounds as each new threat to Jean-Luc unfolds. Not only must he hide from daylight, which, of course, has the ability to destroy him, but a greater, more powerful enemy stalks him¿his mother. Noel Courbet, an undead herself (but only for a prescribed length of time as determined by her creator), is out to destroy her son so that she may gain possession of the one thing he owns that will guarantee her eternal life. Between the police and news reporters hot on Jean-Luc¿s trail, his mother discovering where he is, and a Jean-Luc twin who gives new meaning to the word overbite, one is left more often than not with their mouth hanging open and their pulse racing. Three distinct reactions came with my reading the last line of the book. There was the smile and sigh that all readers have when they¿ve completed a story well told, regret that the story had to end, and finally, wishing the bookstores held more David Thomas Lord novels. Keep an eye on this guy. He¿s going to be big.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
Over a century ago in Paris, Jean-Luc Courbet and his mother became vampires when his stepfather the Marquis de Charnac converted them. In the present, Jean-Luc, known as Jack, lives and stalks mortals in Greenwich Village, a place where the evening always has delightful morsels. <P>However, the active gay community notices Jack¿s appetite. They raise the alarm through the gay media that a serial killer, dubbed as the ¿Horror of West Street¿, hunts his prey amidst their people. Besides the rage of the gay press, Jack¿s mother demands he provide her with Charnac¿s grimoires. As Jack deals with the gay community warnings and his mother, he thinks he may be in love as he finds model Claude Halloran a bit more appealing than just a late night snack. <P> David Thomas Lord shows he is a writer with tremendous abilities yet the first ¿erotic journey of a vampire¿ tale centers on the kill way too much as opposed to Jack¿s seduction of his victim. The premise of a gay vampire is quite intriguing and works in a fresh manner while Jack is a fascinating character whose morals fit a creature hunting humans as food. However, the support cast, especially Jack¿s targets, never feel developed enough so that the audience empathize with their deaths instead of unfeeling statistical counts of cannon fodder. Still, the potential for a great series is here if Mr. Lord allows the audience time to digest the nuances that make the victim human. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.