Sunday, 24 May 2015

Book: Passion Unbound by Erin Maxwell

Title: Passion Unbound
Series: Dark Passion (#1)
Author: Erin Maxwell
From: Amazon
Genre: Erotica, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 1st May 2015
Challenges: N/A
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Having left her home around 100 years ago, Sienna went on a rampage to try and feed the hunger that became part of her via her heritage. Now returned, she finds herself being guarded by a dhampir, Kaden, for whom she feels an intense attraction that he refuses to act on. Sienna looks for satisfaction  from her other lovers, Kye, Rhoan and Brock, but nothing quite relieves the lust she feels. When she goes on the hunt for an abductor of humans, she bites off more than she can chew and may bring about her own death...

Passion Unbound is first and foremost erotica, and it is erotica that revolves around the main character having sex with more than one person (though not at the same time) which does appear to be somewhat to do with protecting her heart, so actually helped to develop her character. Passion Unbound does also contain strong urban fantasy elements that really keep the story moving.

The chemistry was there between Sienna and the various male characters, though I thought there was less of it towards her three previous lovers (Kye, Rhoan and Brock) particularly Brock, and far more of it with Kaden. The advantage that Sienna's relationship to Kaden had was that there was a slow building tension because he refused to act on it.

It was good to have a female character who was so confident in her body and owned it. Not just in a sexual way, but also in her position as a weapon (both because of her supernatural tendancies and because she learnt to fight). There was no whining from Sienna, instead she was confident and more than a bit kick ass. But she also had her own issues; namely controlling her hunger.

The action in Passion Unbound helped push the story along. There were several different levels to it as well, including a none physical plane and sparring as well as actually fighting evil. It helped build up an interesting supernatural culture as well.

Passion Unbound was a good read, I'm certianly hoping that there is more coming for Sienna, there are some loose ends that need tying up!