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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Book Review: Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter

Lord of the Vampires
(Royal House of Shadows, Bk#1)
By Gena Showalter


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 a need for vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out. 

Nicolai the Vampire is renowned for his virility, but in a cruel twist of fate “The Dark Seducer” has become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remains is a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who can help him.

When the wanton vampire summons Jane Parker, she is helpless to obey. She's drawn to his dark sexuality and into his magical realm. But for this human, all is not a fairy tale. For saving Nicolai could mean losing the only man she's ever craved.......

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Viviana's Review:

This was the first I read by Gena Showalter and I'd heard how wonderful her books are. I found this series as I searched for books by another author, Jessica Anderson. Turns out three of the four authors of the series, I've heard how great their books are so I thought "Oh, this would be a great series then!" The concept was intriguing and who doesn't love a good vampire story with steamy scenes, right?
Loved that the heroine is strong and smart yet has some vulnerabilities/issues, but they don't consume her. She didn't hide behind her issues or her man!

Speaking of her man! Nicolai - sexy, strong, confident - well, yeah, of course, he's our Alpha male. He was a total cave man! Literally. One word sentences. Primal instincts and possessive "Mine." What women doesn't want that? LOL. I will admit, I had issues with Nicolai's "primitive" speech and it sort of turned me off, at first. Then the story evolves and you get more of the details of what happened and what Nicholai has been through. Its the 'tell the man he's a beast and sooner or later he'll growl like one', sort of thing. Thankfully, he begins to use full sentences.

Its definitely a quick read. Only 281 pages and I believe that's the reason I'm only giving it 3.5 stars. It felt like the author was trying to cram too much information into a limited amount of time/pages and then rushed it to meet the word count requirement.

An overall enjoyable story and a good beginning to a series. Looking forward to the next book.

Rating: 3 Stars - I Liked It

1 comment:

  1. I still need to read this series. I've had all 4 books sitting on my bookshelf for MONTHS. Story of my life...Lol! One day I will get to these! :-)

    I hope you do read Gena's LOTU series. Love it!