Blood-Bonded by Force

Blood-Bonded by Force

by Tracy Tappan

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"The writing is out of this world good. Ms. Tappan weaves an intricate storyline with multi-faceted characters that you can't help but love...or hate...or hate, then love, lol."
~ Fan review

"If you haven't already discovered the Community you are missing something truly special. The stories are brilliantly written, with great characters and exciting stories that leave you wanting more."
~ Fan review

Opening line: Pandra Parthen crumpled to her knees with a hiss, clutching at the bloody slash in her stomach, pain burning through every vein in her body.

Tortured by a power-hungry Fey father, Pandra Parthen lashes out one fateful night and inflicts an unspeakable cruelty on Vârcolac warrior Thomal Costache, unknowingly binding herself to the vamp for life. Now she is stuck forever with a man consumed by the need for revenge. Thomal remains entrenched in rage while over time Pandra grows to want a real marriage. But when she is unable to break through his forbidding walls, she seeks to release him from their bond...and the only way she can do that is through her own death.

One of the most dangerous of the Vârcolac warriors, Mixed-blood vampire Thomal Costache oozes sex appeal on the outside while concealing darkness within. His obsessive fury is only shaken by Pandra's imminent death, when he realizes he's been ruled by anger for reasons far deeper than her abuse. But now Pandra is trapped where no one has ever escaped, and Thomal will have to call on all his fighting skills to save her. Dying is a given, but he'll risk everything to get what he wants above all else: a second chance.

Content guidelines: not intended for gentle readers, this book contains profanity, violence, and intense adult situations.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151233132
Publisher: B. Reed Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2015
Series: The Community Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 245,695
File size: 649 KB

About the Author

Tracy Tappan is the best-selling author of gritty romance, her novels spanning genres across paranormal (The Community Series), military romantic suspense (The Wings of Gold Series), and medieval historical (The Baron’s War Trilogy). Her debut novel, THE BLOODLINE WAR, won the bronze medal for romance from the Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY), one of the largest national book contests. The second book in her Community Series, THE PUREST OF THE BREED, was a USA Book News Award finalist. The third book in her Wings of Gold Series, MAN DOWN, won the Reader’s Favorite Bronze Medal for Romance and was a 2017 Kindle Book Awards Semi-finalist.

Tracy holds a master’s degree in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling (MFCC), loves to play tennis, enjoys a great glass of wine, and talks to her two Labradors like they are humans (admittedly, the wine drinking and the dog talking probably go together).

A native of San Diego, Tracy is married to a former Navy helicopter pilot, who retired after thirty years of service and joined the diplomatic corps. He and Tracy currently live in Rome, Italy.

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Blood-Bonded by Force 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
LadyHighlander More than 1 year ago
The best of all three books definitely enjoyed this book. Lots of grit a real page turner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 I received an Arc from the author in exchange for an Honest review.*  Oh, my God, Tracy Tappan has done it again. Blood-Bonded by Force book #3 in the Community Series...  I love the previous books in this series and this one did not disappoint, not only has Ms Tappan met the standards of the other books in this series she has  surpassed it. This author has the ability to write a captivating story full of wit and humor as well as the intriguing darker elements (much needed in the Paranormal genre) this story with a multi character POV and gritty plot has left me wanting more.  I don't do spoilers or plot that's what a blurb is for. I will say I loved it and want more! Please Tracy don't make me wait to long for the next installment. I highly recommend this book to all fans of vampires and the Paranormal Genre.  I would suggest you begin with book one to thoroughly enjoy the adventure Ms Tappan has created with the Community Series. Please take note of the **Content Warning: not intended for gentle readers, this book contains profanity, Violence and intense adult situations**
sportochick More than 1 year ago
Sensational, a little bit dark Tracy Tappan continues the “Community Series” with this sensational, a little bit dark third book. Keeping true to her previous books this one continues with the large list of characters and adds more to enrich the storyline. This book focuses on Pändra’s point of view incorporating her evil step brother, Videon, several other siblings and father, Raymond for most of the storyline. But in the authors intertwining writing style you also see events from Thomal’s viewpoint as well as Nyko and Faith. The first part of the book half-demon Pändra does the unthinkable to Vârcolac warriors Thomal Costache and his older brother Arc. Honestly because of this act I originally didn’t see how this book could have a win-win situation. The heroine was not likeable and to me definitely a broken villain like her twisted father. Thomal and Arc are so impacted by what she did that one almost dies and the other wishes he had. Thomal’s character flowed really well with the storyline creating a believable reaction and resolution to the traumatic event creating a learning lesson for the reader. My strongest connection was with massive half – Rau and Dragon warrior Nyko, son of the evil Lorke leader of the Om Rau. Nyko is one of those men that looks are deceiving. Externally he scares the pants off of you but inside is this caring person that no one knows exists. This man is a protector and it shows subtly throughout the story. Nyko’s unclaimed mate Faith annoyed me to no end because she wouldn’t get over her sports injury and move forward with her life. But wow she showed great personal growth and strength of character when she meets Lorke, Nyko’s evil father.  My only problem with the book was in the very beginning I had to slow down to acclimate and refresh my mind to the characters from the previous two books I read in this series. Of course the techo nerd in me had to make an electric character list so I could use it for reference when I read her future books in this series. But to be perfectly honest this could be a reader error. I am horrible with names in real life. This series continues to be action packed and fast moving. The introduction of The Shifted World and a new race sets the reader up for the next book, which I am impatiently waiting for and really excited to read. Erig has really gotten my attention and I hope to read more about him in the next book. I rate this book 5 Stars and recommend it to the person who doesn’t mind some darkness before the light. I was gifted this ARC by the author for an honest opinion 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this series. The fey/vamp combo is interesting. I do hate that the author seems to jump around a lot, seems like she could add a few of these "missing details" and give us a longer more complete book. Its not bad enough to put me off though. I will buy book 4 when it comes out. 320+ pages BrynnS
Shell6 More than 1 year ago
I'm excited for the next Community book to be released a must read series
Chicago2 More than 1 year ago
I have to say I enjoyed this book too. Tracy Tappan has a way of pulling you in pretty quick. This book wrapped up a lot of questions and naturally opening up new ones. She has another book coming out in the "Community Series", Breen's story. I don't know when it's released but, I'll grab it when it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series I impatiently wait for your next book. It's a nice new twist on vampires and such. Great imagination!
LenaSnBB More than 1 year ago
This is the third installment of Tracy Tappan’s Community series and she does not disappoint.  This like the other books was fast paced and fun to read.  As with most paranormal romance stories, it can be easy to get lost in all the different worlds and species but Tracy makes it easy to follow along and enjoy the story and the action.  She also did a great job of recapping the different characters and their storylines, which was always really helpful and added to the enjoyment.   Although some of the scenes were tough to take, they were necessary in order to appreciate how far the main characters Thomal and Faith had come to realize they were truly meant to be with each other.  Their story was definitely one that I had never read but certainly enjoyed.  The other element of the story that I loved was the parallel story line amongst several of the characters. Although these worlds are very different from the one we live in they still have the same problems we do like sibling rivalry.  Many of the characters spent most of the book trying to prove themselves as individuals no longer wanting to live under their sibling’s shadow. Being the youngest in my family, this theme struck close to home.  This made this an unconventional paranormal romance. It was this added element that tugged at my heartstrings.  Blood-Bonded by Force is a great read with lots to offer.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We met Pändra in the previous books and we've seen her good side and her more often than not very bad side. On a downward spiral she does something that changes her life forever, bonds herself to Thomal. But she didn't know what she was doing and the consequences might have changed her life for the better, but not everyone sees it that way. Thomal did what he had to in order to save his brother from certain death, but the consequences could mean his death instead. Will he and Pändra be able to figure things out? Nyko is the biggest of the big and most women are too scared to give him a chance and by the time they get to know him he's more of a big brother than potential mate. Faith was a prima ballerina, was being the key word an injury ruined her career, and now she left wondering what to do with the rest of her life. When an opportunity comes up that she can't refuse she and her sister are on a flight to California to meet a man who could being her career back to life, too bad it was a sham. Saved by the Vârcolac she has to figure everything out, and while she's bound and determined to go home her twin is equally insistent on staying where for the first time she is seen as more than Faith's shadow. This story takes place over the course of more than a year where these two couples are trying to figure it all out and if there is even a chance for them. But before they get their happily ever afters they'll have to go up against their many enemies an fight for their very lives. Intense and a roller coaster. This story starts making you hate some of the characters, and wish for others to get their heads out of their butts. By the end roles are reversed and those you thought you'd hate you're fighting to see get their HEA's.
Cat2002116 More than 1 year ago
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review). (This review may contain spoilers). Having read the first two books in this series and enjoyed them, I was really happy when I was approached to read this book. If I'm honest, the blurb did put me off a little bit... mostly because I wasn't sure how that particular subject matter would be handled. I didn't like Pandra at all at the start of the book, though there was a part of me that felt sorry for her. There are very few characters in books who can cause a complete turn-around with me in terms of me going from hating them to liking them... but somehow, Pandra managed that. I was a bit disappointed that so much time passing was glossed over, I have to say. I could see that Pandra had changed, but I wasn't given much insight into her mindset during the time period. It was nice to see more of the other characters, but because there were a few different romances, I felt none of the couples really had much time spent on them. Since all of them were new relationships, I felt that a lot of the development between them fell by the wayside. It was good to see that there was plot in the story, too. The other society was really appalling. It was difficult to understand how someone could be so integrated, she would blame the victim for putting up a fight/not wanting to be taken by force. (It does, however, reflect a lot of attitudes... so I felt the author did a good job of showcasing that and I felt the culture wasn't portrayed as a good one). I really liked seeing how the whole society was set up and run. I was a little confused about who some of the characters were, I have to say - which was probably mainly because it's been a little while since I read the previous books in this series. I did like Thomal in this book and I could understand his reluctance to get personally involved with Pandra. It was nice to see it accepted that they'd both made mistakes in their time together. I liked Faith and Kacie in this book and would have liked to see more of Kacie, as well as their aunt. I hope to see more of them in later books. I did feel there was more of an air of mystery here and it was good to see the very real danger the characters were in. While I do wish more time had been spent showing the developing relationships, I did like most of the elements and I thought that Thomal's battle against his 'true' nature was quite interesting. I certainly hope to read more books by this author in the future. The world and characters are intriguing and the book was really easy and quick to read, despite just having had two night shifts before writing this review. Like a lot of plot with your romance? Then I recommend this series highly.
RomanceNovelGiveaways More than 1 year ago
This series just keeps getting better! The third book in this series, it is darker than the other two books, but I thought the darkness fit this installment. However, similar to the other two, Tracy expertly writes essentially two stories at the same time. For example, in this story, there are really two heroes (Thomal and Nyko) and two heroines (Pandra and Faith). The love scenes in this one are more plentiful and more sizzling than the past two books. Holy smokes!!! I love how the males in this town are genetically forced to “be the perfect guy,” otherwise they will be in physical pain: Dedicated, loyal, faithful, protective. The masochist in me enjoyed reading about Thomal and Nyko’s respective struggles, finding it almost endearing that they need their mates THAT badly. It’s a very unique trait to give them, and I love reading about it! Across this series, Tracy is like the conductor of a 127-piece orchestra; she introduces a new instrument (or character), gives them an awesome solo, then fades them into the background, all the while making sure their sounds can still be heard. In other words, she has the main characters from past books as minor characters in this one. Not only was I thrilled to read their continuing stories, but I feel it kept the story interesting, injecting it with fresh perspectives every now and then. I was ECSTATIC when I found out another book is being written in this series. I LOVE IT!!! To that point, Tracy took the story in a unique direction from not just “vampire-paranormal,” but also merging with the “other-worldly-fantastical.” I can’t wait!!! ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***