Bonded by Blood (A Sweetblood Novel)
This one came to me by way of a friend who purchased the book for it’s very steamy vampire-y cover. She thought it would look nice displayed in my upcoming “vampire/reading” room, and I have to agree. It’s gorgeous! But the best thing about the book is actually the story told inside. I just read this on a recent business trip, and it wholeheartedly captured my attention and kept me entertained throughout.
It’s about Dominic, the PERFECT vampire (well, in my opinion anyway). He heads a vampire law enforcement team, where they protect humans and other vampires from a group of “bad” vampires called the Darkbloods. The Darkbloods run a black-market operation, draining humans with rarer blood types for sales to other vamps. Civilized vampires feed from humans in small amounts (so as not to hurt them), and do that whole “vampire-mind-trick” thing to keep them from being scared, and from remembering the encounter (cause you know… vampires don’t really exist). Darkbloods however, have no respect for humans, see them as cattle to feed from, purposely frighten them (adrenaline sweetens the blood), and most often, drain them dry.