Monday, November 28, 2011

Book Review - LORD OF THE VAMPIRES by Gena Showalter

LORD OF THE VAMPIRES by Gena Showalter

Book Name - Lord Of The Vampires
Author - Gena Showalter
Series - Royal House of Shadows- Book 1
Publication Date: August 23, 2011

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.
Carla's Review
Lord of the Vampires is the first book in the ROYAL HOUSE OF SHADOWS series. This series consists of 4 books written by 4 different authors.  The second book "Lord of Rage" is written by Jill Monroe, the third book, "Lord of the Wolfyn" is written by Jessica Andersen and the fourth book which concludes the series, "Lord of the Abyss" is written by Nalini Singh.
The premise of the series is about an evil sorcerer that has killed the king and queen of the magical world of Elden.  Before the King and Queen died, they used their combined magic  to cast a spell upon their 4 children to save them.  The king filled them with a burning need for vengeance; while the queen cast them from the castle to safety.
"Lord of the Vampires" is about the first born son Nicolai.  After his mother's spell whisked him away from the castle he found himself being sold as a sex slave in the world of Delfina.  An evil princesses, who also happens to be a witch, bought him and had his memory erased. He has no memory of who he is, but his need for revenge still burns strong inside him.  He knows he is more than a slave and is determined to gain his freedom and find out the truth at all cost. Nicolai decides to use his magic and casts a spell to summon Jane to appear in his world to rescue him.

Jane is scientist  that is recovering from a bad car accident that left her body battered and broken.  Jane starts having dreams of a sexy man chained in a cage and she feels a deep need that she must help and rescue him.  When a mysterious book shows up at her doorstep, and strange things start to happen to her, Jane thinks it's imagination.  That is, until she goes to bed one night after reading a phrase from the book and wakes up in a room that is not her own, a land she is not familiar with and people think she is a princess that was thought to be dead.

I liked this story a lot.  I think the storyline is great.  The characters were intriguing as well. Nicolai is the typical alpha male Vampire who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.  Jane was a strong heroine.  Once she decided to trust in Nicolai and help him escape and reclaim Elden, she would stop at nothing to help him.
I am definitely looking forward to reading the other 3 books in the series.
I give Lord of the Vampires 4 stars

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Victoria said...

I have this but haven't read it yet. I SO love Gena's books. I'm sure I'll love this one too. Thanks for the review.