Midnight Conquest: Book 1 of the Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles

Midnight Conquest: Book 1 of the Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles

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ISBN-13: 9781463539061
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2011
Pages: 508
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Arial Burnz has been an avid reader of both paranormal and fantasy fiction for over thirty years. With bedtime stories filled with unicorns, hobbits, dragons and elves, she had no choice but to craft her own tales, penning to life the many magical creatures roaming her mind and dreams. And with a romantic husband who's taught her the meaning of true love, she's helpless to weave romance into her tales. Now she shares them with the world. Arial Burnz lives in Rancho Cucamonga, California, with her husband (a.k.a. romance novel hero, and who is also a descendent of Clan MacDougal) along with their dog and two cats.

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Midnight Conquest: Book 1 of the Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
twirlyfwirly on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was my first time reading a paranormal romance, and I'm ambivalent about this book. Maybe it's just me, but somehow I have a problem with reconciling Scotland and vampires. The two just don't seem to mix right to me.That being said, I was still interested. The dialogue seemed a little unnatural to me, but I enjoyed the plot. I also thought that the way the author revealed that Angus and Broderick were brothers should have come earlier, as it would have explained a lot more in the beginning. Overall, a solid book.
LITERAL_ADDICTION on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Midnight Conquest, Book #1 of the Bonded by Blood Vampire ChroniclesAuthor: Ariel BurnzSynopsis: Masked in a Gypsy guise, Broderick MacDougal hides his vampiric identity while seeking to destroy the man who slaughtered his family. When an old Clan rival ensnares Broderick in a trap using an enticing widow, he is compelled to discover if she is bait or an accomplice, and the cinnamon-haired beauty is his next conquest.Widow of an abusive husband, Davina Stewart-Russell clings to the only image that gave her strength during those dark times¿the Gypsy rogue who stole her heart as a youth. After nine years, she is finally face-to-face with him again, but reality clashes with fantasy as she is confronted with Broderick¿s passionate pursuit.When Davina¿s past returns to haunt her, Broderick is forced to reveal a dark secret worse than anything Davina thought possible. The challenge before them has fatal risks and neither of them is prepared for the sacrifices expected for the sake of eternal love.Our Review [Notes provided by Jennifer Vayda]: As the story begins and you are first introduced to Broderick, he's in really bad shape; a blood slave to a women who just wants to use him, confronted by an enemy who just wants to destroy him, and faced with an almost impossible decision... To live, or die, and how best to get revenge. You also meet a 13 yr old Davina. Young and carefree, she enters a Gypsy camp and is bewitched by the many wonders of Gypsy life. While there, she runs into a Gypsy fortune teller who says she must get her fortune told. While doing so, Davina comes upon this handsome, dangerous looking man, who is oddly comforting to her as well. Her fortune is thus: Be strong and always look ahead. Life will have it's ups and down but you will be O.K!As Davina grows up, her life is not what she expected. There is a war going on and she is confronted by way too much death, fighting, and betrayal. The life changing events she encounters while maturing are chaotic and she feels at times they could end up being cataclysmic. She tries to keep the faith and do what she was told in that Gypsy camp by that handsome, mysterious man that she can't get out of her thoughts--to be strong and keep going-- but she doesn't always have the will to follow through and wonders if she WILL be O.K, or if she'll ever meet her wonderful mystery man again... The book had a unique plot and the background, setting, and character building were vividly painted by the author. You felt as if you were wisked back in time and were living the drama with the characters from 16th Century Scotland.It's a long one, over 1500 pages, so it's not for those that want a quick read, but it's a non-stop page turner that you won't want to put down, and it'll make you want to laugh, cry, and scream at pertinent junctures the whole way through. LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives Midnight Conquest 4 ½ Skulls. We definitely recommend it for dedicated Adult readers that love Paranormal Romance, Vampires and even those who enjoy Historical Romance novels with HEA endings. We¿re looking forward to what Ariel brings us with book #2 of the Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles.
tmommy4 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was a long read, but certainly worth the time. Being an avid romance reader, for me it's not always about the plot as most are very similar, it's about making root for, laugh with, cry with and finally be happy for the main characters when the happy ending comes. Ms. Burnz does this. She gives the right balance of romance, action and Mystery to keep you turning the pages. The characters are well developed and though the plot was not unique she found a way to make it fresh. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Paranormal/Vampire Romance.
NDPBookReview More than 1 year ago
Midnight Conquest is enticing, inviting, and everlastingly seductive. Broderick makes Dracula look like a wussy. He makes Batman seem... blasé. This series should be called Bonded by Broderick because this man holds ambrosia and you already want to take a bite! Midnight Conquest is a stunning portrayal of eternal love. Davina and Broderick are soulmates, yet with every page turn, I straddled doubt and fear. How can an author make you feel so much conflict? My heart cried as I fell into a world only Arial Burnz can create. I became Davina. I was ruined by Broderick. Midnight Conquest will vex you, and engrave a new definition of love on your heart. I got no strings to hold me down, but Broderick has encapsulated my heart with his immortal fingers and I have absolutely no intention of cutting myself loose.
fcheavenly More than 1 year ago
Holey Moley this book is full of everything! A unique look at vampires, a definite plethora of twists and turns, just seriously way more than I expected! If you enjoy being totally engaged then this book is a must read! Believe me, things don't go the way things seem like they will. Once again Arial Burnz has produced an exceptional book! I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
LITERALADDICTION More than 1 year ago
As the story begins and you are first introduced to Broderick, he's in really bad shape; a blood slave to a women who just wants to use him, confronted by an enemy who just wants to destroy him, and faced with an almost impossible decision... To live, or die, and how best to get revenge. You also meet a 13 yr old Davina. Young and carefree, she enters a Gypsy camp and is bewitched by the many wonders of Gypsy life. While there, she runs into a Gypsy fortune teller who says she must get her fortune told. While doing so, Davina comes upon this handsome, dangerous looking man, who is oddly comforting to her as well. Her fortune is thus: Be strong and always look ahead. Life will have it's ups and down but you will be O.K! As Davina grows up, her life is not what she expected. There is a war going on and she is confronted by way too much death, fighting, and betrayal. The life changing events she encounters while maturing are chaotic and she feels at times they could end up being cataclysmic. She tries to keep the faith and do what she was told in that Gypsy camp by that handsome, mysterious man that she can't get out of her thoughts--to be strong and keep going-- but she doesn't always have the will to follow through and wonders if she WILL be O.K, or if she'll ever meet her wonderful mystery man again... The book had a unique plot and the background, setting, and character building were vividly painted by the author. You felt as if you were wisked back in time and were living the drama with the characters from 16th Century Scotland. It's a long one, over 1500 pages, so it's not for those that want a quick read, but it's a non-stop page turner that you won't want to put down, and it'll make you want to laugh, cry, and scream at pertinent junctures the whole way through. LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives Midnight Conquest 4 ½ Skulls. We definitely recommend it for dedicated Adult readers that love Paranormal Romance, Vampires and even those who enjoy Historical Romance novels with HEA endings. We’re looking forward to what Ariel brings us with book #2 of the Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles. (less)