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Lord of the Vampires: 4-in-1 Bundle (Royal House of Shadows #1-4)

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Lord of the Vampires Royal House of Shadows #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 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 Da
Paperback, Harlequin Nocturne #119, 543 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Harlequin
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Peep (Pop! Pop!)
This is only for The Darkest Angel-

I enjoyed reading about how Bianka the Harpy and Lysander the Angel got together. It's short and cute with a little drama mixed in. We even get to spend time with Olivia, one of my favorite girls from the series.

I liked when he had to eat the food in order to stake claim on it. He gagged because he was so used to eating fruit, nuts, and veggies. Bianka wanted good food like fries but he couldn't stomach it. She ate everything, well except the broccoli. She thr
Aug 05, 2011 Robbin rated it it was ok
It was okay I was a little disappointed though. I've just been spoiled by Gena Showalter because of her Lords of the Underworld books and now I exspect all of her books to blow me away just like that and its so stupid that I'm so disappointed whenever they aren't. Authors can't get it perfect everytime I guess thats what loyal fans are for right?
Julie Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog
This review is only for "The Darkest Angel"

Note: The Darkest Angel is included in the Anthology book – Heart of Darkness – which also features works from Maggie Shayne and Susan Krinard. However, I only read The Darkest Angel.

*loud sigh* I don’t know how or why – but for some inexplicable reason, the whole ‘harpy’ storyline does not do it for me. Maybe because it OVERWHELMED the last book, The Darkest Whisper, and completely stopped the storyline, or who knows? Regardless, after The Darkest Whi
Lord of the Vampires Royal House of Shadows #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 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 r
Jun 01, 2016 J rated it it was ok
The first story, Lord of the Vampires was ok. It made me interested in reading what is next so that I can know what happens with the characters. The other stories where just ok. "The Darkest Angel" I've already read. I like that series so I was just familiarizing myself. "The Amazons Curse" was just ridiculous. It was rushed and reminded me that I'm not a huge fan of short stories. "The Darkest Prison" is a story I have read before as well, as I'm a fan of Lords of the Underworld.
Nov 03, 2011 melissa rated it liked it
I just read the main story, Lord of the Vampires, as I'm not caught up enough on the other series to read the novellas included.

I like the premise of the Royal House of Shadows and this was a good first book. Not quite sure how it will go with the remaining books being done by other authors, but we'll see.

Nicolai, a vampire prince in a faraway realm, has been enslaved and had his memory swiped. Somehow, he has become connected to a plain, human woman and he enlists her help to free him.

Loved all the stories and how they all relate to other series. The only one I haven't been introduced to until this book is the Alantis series. But it has spiked my interest now.
Jan 30, 2014 Latasha rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. But all of her books so far has been page turners addictive for the most part. Her series are a must read
Jul 10, 2014 Ely rated it it was amazing
I love this story.
Dec 22, 2014 Rosemary rated it liked it
Shelves: gena
loved Lord of the Vampires and one of the others in the book - but couldn't get into the other 2 -
Kari Chapman
I tried, but I couldn't get past the first few chapters in this book. I do like trashy romance novels, but this was just too much for me, with too little plot.
Mar 17, 2012 Dana rated it liked it
I enjoyed the first in the Royal House of Shadows series, though I found Jane to be more interesting than Nicolai. The other three stories weren't too bad, The Amazon's Curse was my favorite out of the three. Only they were each just a little too short; I understand that they are short stories, but they could have evened the pacing out a bit better, as each ending felt very rushed.
Feb 27, 2012 Angie rated it liked it
I'll have to admit, I only read the first story. The other three are a part of a series that I haven't read yet. I hate to read things out of order so I'll pick it up if I read the other books. I liked the story of Nicolai and Jane. It was a little cheesy and corny, but it was a fun read. I can't wait to pick up the rest of the series by the other authors.
Jun 03, 2012 Marie rated it really liked it
This was a very good story, it had the dark and sultry sexiness of The Lords of the Underworld along with the quirkiness of the Tales of an Extraordinary Girl. The only thing I did not like, it seemed after it ended incompletely, like Ms. Showalter stopped in the middle. Hopefully it will conclude by the end of the series.

Karla Angeles
No tengo mucho que opinar del libro, simplemente me pareció entretenido y ya.
Jul 24, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
nicolai-vampire/jane-human(odette illusion)___LOU lystander-angel/Bianka- harpy sabin&gwen's wedding____zane -vampire/nola- amazon___LOU Atlas/Nike(read bout them sumwhere, think they showd up on sum1s doorstep in nother book??)
Jun 20, 2012 Rom-addict rated it it was amazing

I like lord of the vampire but felt like there was something missing in the story. And OF COURSE I LOVE the other stories of Atlantis and lords of the underworld!! Amazing! I enjoyed the book!:)
Sep 21, 2011 April rated it liked it
have not read the other stories, they seem to be part of the
lords of the underworld series, and I am not up to date on
Nov 19, 2012 Maria rated it liked it
A bit disappointed with most of the stories. I liked the strong heroines, but missed something in the stories.
Aug 11, 2012 Alice rated it liked it
was split with darkest angel it didn't do anything for me. Wish it had, would have been great book!!
Sep 29, 2011 Lis marked it as to-read
Shelves: challenge, tbr-pile
Only read short bonus story of Darkest Angel 8/31/2011 - Did not read Lord of Vampires.
Oct 16, 2013 Ana marked it as to-read
i only read lords of the underworld 3.5 and 4.5 of this collection...
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl
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