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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review: Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter

Released: August 23, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Rated: Adult
Series: Royal House of Shadows, Book 1
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*Book was provided by publisher for honest review*
Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out….

Nicolai the Vampire was renowned for his virility, but in a twist of fate "The Dark Seducer" had become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remained was a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who could help him.

In her dreams, a wanton vampire called to Jane Parker, drawing her to his dark sexuality and his magical realm. But for a human, all was not a fairy tale in Delfina. Jane was the key to Nicolai's memory…but exploiting her meant dooming the only mortal he craved.

What I thought

I was pretty excited to read this. It turned out so much better than I thought it would. We get a steamy hero, a heroine with great strength and courage and plenty of sexy scenes with the two. The story line is fantastic, very intriguing and left me glued to my book as the story unfolded.

I love the storyline. I am excited to see what the other authors put together for the rest of the series. The two curses that lay on the siblings can come out so many different ways and I'm excited to explore what these authors have come up with. I loved the idea of the two different realities.

I really enjoyed the story but also getting to know Jane. I was able to instantly connect with her and support her through the entire book. She's stronger than she thinks and resilient. She endures through the book and she does it with grace. On top of it all, she's had to adapt to her new surroundings after somehow getting transported to the alternate realm.

Highly recommend reading this. I love Gena Showalter's work, which is the main reason I read this book, but definitely look forward to seeing what the other authors dish up. It should make for a great series.

My Rating

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Beth D. said...

I really like this one as well, maybe not as much as you, but for me it was the world we got to explore. Like a very twisted, adult fairy tale feel.

Beth ^_^

Candace said...

I hadn't heard of this one and haven't read Gena Showalter yet, but I've been wanting to. Sounds like an interesting book!

Aimee said...

It is! If you are looking for a break from YA and want something just a little more adult, I definitely suggest the Extraordinary Girl series or her YA series Intertwined. Both are my favorites!

Karen said...

Ack! I have this and keep forgetting to read it. I'm glad you liked it, I think I'm going to have to put it right in front of me so I can't forget again. lol

Kristina said...

I am so happy to read a positive review!! I received this book for a review and just started reading it, but I kept hearing negative things about it which was making me not want to read on. Now I'm excited!

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