Friday, September 30, 2011

Lord of the Vampires- Gena Showalter (book 1)

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...

I picked up this book not knowing it was a four book series that will have each book written by a different author. I will admit I wanted to read this book because of the author, Gena Showalter, I LOVE her writing. The Lords of the Underworld are one of my favorite series and man can this woman tell a story with hot, sexy men in it. But if you go into this book thinking it will be like her LotU series you will be surprised like I was, the story is wonderful, the characters are fantastic and her writing is absolutely awesome like always BUT it is different from her other work. (That’s just my opinion though)

Nicolai is being held prisoner and being used as a sex slave for two evil princesses who happen to be witches. He was bought at the sex market with one sister knowing who he was, so they stripped all of his memories from him. For years (but he doesn’t know how many until the end) he is being held captive with a spell that does not age him or anyone around him. He calls to Jane, the only person that can help him, from the realm he lives in to her world, which is the real world but there are vampires and other supernatural beings in it. Nicolai was able to kill one of the evil witches so when he called Jane he was able to cast a spell to bring her to his world with the face and body of the dead Princess. Only Jane and Nicolai can see the real Jane.

With Jane’s help he is finally able to escape and go search for his family that he is finally starting to remember. From the beginning Nicolai thought he was using Jane just for his escape but he soon realizes that he needs her for so much more in his life. Like always I need to stop here before I completely tell ya’ll the entire story. I really liked Jane, she was a strong female who had been through so much in her own life and needed everything she got in the end. Now to Nicolai- oh sweet Jesus this male just oozed sex appeal- my poor Kindle was smoking at the end of this book because of this vampire!    Wendy                                                                           


  1. Did you like how it ended?

  2. I did like the end only because I knew I would hear more about/from these two- did you not like it?