Book Review – Bound by Elisabeth Naughton

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Bound by Elisabeth Naughton

TITUS—To most his gift seems like a blessing, but for him it’s a curse the other Eternal Guardians—those who protect the mortal realm from threats of the Underworld—seek to exploit. One he would gladly trade for the chance to be free…

Obsessed. Her touch is like a drug. From the moment he met her, Titus knew she was different. Even dangerous. Yet though his guardian brethren are convinced Natasa is working for Hades, Titus can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop fantasizing about her. Can’t stop craving the one thing he knows could lead to the downfall of his world.

Possessed. Faced with stopping Natasa or joining in her quest, Titus falls to temptation and is thrust into a world of lust, deception, and deadly treachery designed by the gods. Her touch—only hers—frees him from his bonds, but desire may just condemn him. Because before the end he’ll have to decide which is more important: duty and honor to those he took an oath to defend, or a woman who could very well be the biggest curse to them all.

I have an uncanny ability to come into a series after it is well established. That can be said about Bound, the sixth book in the Eternal Guardians series by Elisabeth Naughton. Bound also falls under books in a series I want to read more of. Being that it is the sixth book in the series, I didn’t feel lost at all. The story was very easy to get into and kept me interested. There was enough information given to not only build the world, but give an overview of how the others fit into the story. I do wish there would have been a little more focus on Titus and Natasa’s relationship. It’s possible if I’d started at the beginning of the series, this wouldn’t have been an issue.

Titus is an Argonaut who is searching for mystery woman Natasa. Things heat up as he follows her across several realms only found in mythology, as well as the human realm. The scenes between Natasa and Titus are just steamy enough. I was definitely rooting for these two to find their way to each other and Elisabeth Naughton delivered. This is one of those books I wanted to devour. The other books in the series are now in my To Be Read list.

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• 1 ebook copy of “Bound”
• Character Trading Cards
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Participating in this Blog Tour, I’ve learned a few things about WordPress. Unfortunately, the Rafflecopter won’t show up on my site. BUT…you can go <a title="Bound giveaway" <a href="a Rafflecopter giveaway ” target=”_blank”>here and still enter the giveaway. I apologize for the inconvenience in advance.
(I tried it and it let me log in. Still working on the issue…)

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Elisabeth Naughton – Author Bio

I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.

Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.

My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.

I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.

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22 thoughts on “Book Review – Bound by Elisabeth Naughton

  1. Noticed someone else commented how the link didn’t work. I just went to another site to access their widget and posted the link to where I retweeted. But I have to get Bound. Sort of dragging my feet because I know it’s a long wait for the next one. Plus I am writing.

    1. Thanks for that. I thought about doing that but didn’t know if someone had already logged on to the copter on that site, if they’d be able to do it again today. I’m writing too which is why the rest of the series will have to slowly be worked in. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I’ve really been enjoying this tour and I am now as anxious as you to get reading…I have them in my TBR pile but now they’re at the TOP! Thanks for the review and being part of the tour 🙂

    1. By the way the link to rafflecopter didn’t work. The widget finally came up but it won’t let me log on except through facebook and I don’t want to do that. I always log on using my email address and name.

  3. If you started with BOUND, you are missing out on an entire World!! You will love Titus and his book a million times more after you read the entire series. I can not tell you how much I LOVE this series. Don’t put the Eternal Guardians in a “TBR” file. STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND READ MARKED NOW!!!!

  4. With BOUND being your first adventure into the world of the Argonauts and the Eternal Guardians, you have a lot of catching up to do. This is one of a few series that I have kept my reading current on. You’ll be surprised at some of the developments of the characters when you read about them in the earlier books.

    1. I know! But that’s okay. It’s a series I’m looking forward to catching up on 🙂 Just reading the blurbs for the previous books made me really wonder what happened with the other Guardians. Thanks for stopping by Cynthia.

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