Today, we continue our series of character love letters. Laurie London’s vampire romance novel Bonded by Blood just hit shelves and it looks amazing. Abigail over at All Things Urban Fantasy — whose taste we trust — gave it a four-star review and said “If Twilight was written for girls, Bonded by Blood is written for women.” Yeah, that alone has it on our shopping list.
Add to that the final paragraph of the back cover copy: “For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him—and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her…” and we were sold. You can read an excerpt of Bonded by Blood here, or just go ahead and order it from Amazon or the Book Depository.
Luckily, Laurie was kind enough to give us even more insight into Dom and Mackenzie’s relationship by writing a love letter from him to her. For those who have already read the novel, this letter takes place between chapter 28 and 29. If you haven’t read the book, it doesn’t spoil only makes you salivate.
DOM’S LOVE LETTER TO MACKENZIE
by Laurie London
My Dearest Mackenzie,
In the early morning hours before joining you in bed, I often find myself reflecting on how different my life is from how it used to be—and it’s all because of you.
Before you, I was what you’d call a lost soul. Revenge and bitterness governed my world. I was short-tempered and selfish, consumed by the failures of my past. The future held nothing for me.
That is, until you loved me.
Somehow, you looked beyond these shortcomings and saw something inside me that I didn’t know existed. You saw me not as the man I was, but as the man you knew I could be.
It was a fine thread, indeed, which brought us together and must be divinely inspired. How else did the heavens see fit to put you into my life? Me—a flawed and imperfect man. And you, so perfect in every way.
What did I do, what can I ever do, to deserve a woman like you?
I love you with all my heart and soul.
PS. I’m sensing the dream you’re having right now, and can I say this? You’re naughty, Kenz. Very naughty. However, I live to make your dreams come true.