Book Reviews, Paranormal/Science Fi/Fantasy Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Bane’s Choice by Alyssa Day


Bane’s Choice; Vampire Motorcycle Club #1 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Alyssa Day

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The first in a new series for Alyssa Day, so there was quite a bit of set up for this new world. Told from multiple POV’s Bane is a centuries old vampire who has become disenchanted with his life. We are introduced to an ongoing battle between necromancers and warlocks along with a truce that in jeopardy with werewolves and we get an insight into the process of how vampires are changed. So while there is a main storyline between Bane and Ryan, there are also several multiple starting points for where this world will take off.

Bane is the leader not only over his MC group (which is something is more in the background for this story), but he is also the leader over his vampire family. He is controlling and possessive over everyone around him and the same holds true when Ryan comes into the picture.

When the war heats up everyone in Bane’s family is in jeopardy and Bane is torn on how to help when facing such a powerful enemy while trying to keep his new love safe.

Dr. Ryan St. Cloud is helping a patient, the very one that Bane steals from under her nose, when they first meet. He can sense she is different that first night, but cannot pinpoint what she is. This underlying mystery holds throughout the entire story on what makes her special, but it is something. Aside from this mystery, Ryan is bold and doesn’t back down from Bane and his commanding ways. She intrigues Bane in ways no one has in centuries and he finds himself claiming her when he knows he shouldn’t.

This was a good starting point for what I hope will be a good series because Bane’s Choice ended with several open ended plot lines. I hope the plots and subplots Alyssa started tie up in another story because I was left with questions. Aside from that, the multiple POV’s kept the book moving and did ramp up the suspense. It also had me looking forward to upcoming books, which again hopefully will answer some of my questions.

Overall, if you love the paranormal world, there is a lot to look forward to in this new world created by Alyssa Day.


When a centuries-old vampire in search of redemption meets a doctor who’s on a mission of her own, a searing, world-destroying passion is the last thing on either of their minds.

Minds can be changed.

A doctor with secrets of her own is drawn to a dangerous predator in this pulse-pounding paranormal romance from New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Day.

What better way to hide the existence of vampires from humans than in plain sight? Thus, the Vampire Motorcycle Club was born. Bane, the 300-year-old vampire who leads the club, has fought for years to protect his kind. But the truth about vampires is not only that they exist, it is that they are creatures of pure desire. Conscience and restraint has been burned out of them by the process of Turning. Any woman Bane meets is either prey—or food.

Dr. Ryan St. Cloud finds out that vampires exist when one steals her patient out of the hospital right beneath her nose, leading her to question her own sanity. But when the dangerous man whose touch inflames her senses and whose gaze enthralls her comes to her for help, she is unable to refuse. Bane is a dangerous predator, but somewhere beneath his arrogance and power, she can see his heart—and she knows it could belong to her if she is strong enough to claim it. She is bound to a vampire, but loving her would be … Bane’s Choice.

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