Darkness Boundby Mya
Once she was known for capturing demons, but a half-demon herself, Malice left the Order of Sorcerers that had been her family. Using her aptitude in binding, she offers restraint to protect those whose blood yearns for chaos. Hers is a proactive choice, to diminish the need for violence in the creatures of the nethers before it becomes an issue rather than after.
Once she was known for capturing demons, but a half-demon herself, Malice left the Order of Sorcerers that had been her family. Using her aptitude in binding, she offers restraint to protect those whose blood yearns for chaos. Hers is a proactive choice, to diminish the need for violence in the creatures of the nethers before it becomes an issue rather than after. So what if her methods involve a carnal edge?
The demon Naeem refuses to believe that Malice is anything other than a revolutionary, one who would share his dream of forging a union between demons and sorcerers. That she has ostracized herself from both the nether realms and the higher planes just doesn't fit with what he has heard. Surely the woman who saved him as a child is all that his dreams have depicted her as and more!
That he dares her to do more, to be more in the struggle to bridge the demon world and the world of sorcery, only becomes more complicated when he is framed for crimes against sorcerers.
In the midst of a conspiracy, Malice finds herself drawn back into a fight, not just to mend the ties between her two races but to save once more the demon whose bond she cannot deny.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: bondage, violence.
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A refreshing type of romance Darkness Bound was a different type of story for me, as I’m not well-read when it comes to paranormal story lines. I was introduced to Malice and Naeem, in a different type of romance that I found refreshing, as I’d grown somewhat weary of the Alpha male, billionaire or otherwise. Malice was a defender of the Order of Sorcerers, doing things in her own way, until she saves a demon child from death. The Order reacted in a manner that spurred her decision to leave the Order, as the politics clashed with her reasoning to continue. As a half-demon, she had justification for saving the child and enraging the Order. Now using her impressive binding skills to subdue those with violent urges in what could only be described as a more humanitarian effort, per se, she runs across the demon child she saved long ago, Naeem. Naeem, in an effort to gain Malice’s help in uniting the warring factions, finds himself impossibly attracted to the hybrid who rescued him from death. I’m a big fan of world-builders, and Mya did an excellent job of creating a world I could live inside, while providing as creative a story line that intermixed the tensions between sorcerers and demons, while building the romance between Malice and Naeem. The conflict within Malice was palpable, as she struggled with her own wants against the attraction to her paramour. I will give Mya credit for developing such a strong female character in Malice, but I found myself a bit conflicted with her and with Naeem. I found them to be parts submissive and dominant at different parts of the book, as they traded roles much like switches do in the BDSM world, showing fluidity that can be maddening at times if you like defined roles within a D/s relationship. Being a lifestyle Dominant male, I like to know who I’m dealing with when they are with me, and while I could sympathize with Malice’s control issues and developing the trust needed to calm those issues, I wanted to drive her to the point of submission. In that respect, I say kudos for eliciting such a passionate response from me. I wanted so desperately to give them roles that they didn’t want to claim for themselves that I unwittingly delved deeper into who they were. The usage of the more intricate details of Shibari (or Kinbaku, depending on your tastes) when it comes to Malice’s proficiency in the rope bondage art, only enhances the beauty and sexiness with the magic she possesses as a sorceress. In her relationship with Naeem, I bore witness to a passion that kept me enthralled throughout the novel, one that blended the mental and physical connection between them, one that is indicative of the D/s relationships I have enjoyed in my walk. My only qualm with the novel is the level of sensual and sexual scenes that were in the novel. It would have made the book perfect for me if a few more interludes were woven into the relationship, to give me a truly erotic feel within this erotic romance. Otherwise, bravo, Mya, and thank you for the journey into your world. -Reviewed by Shakir