The Nymph King (Atlantis #3)
For underneath the warrior's arrogant beauty lies a complex and powerful man. A man whose caress is like fire…. Now Valerian must fight for the privilege of claiming her as his own. Because there's one thing Shaye doesn't know…. That when a nymph discovers his true mate, sh...more
Then you would love this book. Valerian is the Nymph King, irresistible to all womenkind. I was prepared to dislike Valerian, considering that he starts the book in bed with not one or two women, but three. The sneer arose on my lips at this point, yet I still kept reading. This woman is a good writer. She held my attention, and...more
Well you've found it!!!
This is a great series, very entreating, and I just wanna read more and more. I never thought I would like it so much as the ratings of it are a bit low, but IMHO this series is totally worth to be read.
In this installment we get to read about a totally new supernatural species to me, the Nymphs. They are a species that needs sex to stay strong, and one of the fiercest of them all. They are also mostly men; powerful-strong-hot...more
I think if Shaye had actually been shown as bitchy instead of antisocial then this book would have been...more
The plot of "The Nymph King" (or any other Gena Showalter book) is essentially a porno. Valerian, the unbelievably sexy Nymph King (nymphs are basically sex addicts) kidnaps Shaye, a young, cynical woman who wants nothing to do with love. He drags her to Atlantis and basically tells her that he will have sex with her no matter how much she says no (um rape much?).
I'm assuming that in te context of a romance novel this seems sexy, but in realit...more
“Do you like the palace?” he asked again.
She hesitated before saying, “I’ll be honest. Your home…the walls, remind me of you.”
Our home, little moonbeam, our home. “Thank you.”
Frowning, she slapped at his hand, trying to force him to release his hold. “That wasn’t a compliment.”
“Being told pictures of sex make you think of me is not a compliment?”
Her mouth fell open, but she snapped it closed. “That’s not how I meant it, and you know it.”
He chuckled. “Deny it all you w...more
Valerian, King of the Nymphs, has led his army to capture a castle from the dragons. To retaliate the dragons stole the nymph females. Valerian's men are getting antsy and weak because even though Valerian is still getting sex to keep his s...more
Valerian is a warrior and king of the Nymphs. He is so handsome it hurts and NO woman can resist him. He literal...more
Esta vez el protagonista llamado Valerian es un hombre de la raza de los Ninfas, mas específicamente, el Rey de todos ellos. Los ninfas son una raza puramente sexual, pues de este acto obtienen fuerza. No hay mujer (y algunos hombres) que puedan resistirse a su encanto. Simplemente caen como esclavas, y son adentradas a un mundo de placer sin igual....more
O'oh. This series started so good but has kept dropping from there. I expected this to be a fantastic book focussing on the impending war between the nymphs and dragons, with a love story of course. Instead, we just get a sex-crazed King who won't stop until he gets what he wants. Sex, sex, sex. It's pretty much all that happens (or is thought about). Even the "war" was lacklustre. Shaye is meant to be his mate but he seems to just want to have sex with her for the rest of his lif...more
The lead character is controlling, abusive, narcissistic, and he ABDUCTS his "mate" who assaults him physically to try to escape. I got 1/3 through the novel and was horrified at the control he was using against her, and words like "obeying" etc. It was just a horror. Her attempts to survive and go back to her life are called "stubbornness", which implies he knows what is best for her,...more
Due to that awful first time, I was ready to not like this too. I was surprised by how much I love this one! It is most definitely better than The Darkest Kiss by miles.
It's just funny and sexy and so, so seductive without being lurid or crude.
Now I only wish that I had read the first two of the Atlantis series because I'm a sucker for reading serial b...more
The title was awful and I thought...ick, but someone suggested it to me and I'm so glad they did. I laughed through this book. This author has a wonderful sense of humor.
Another great book :))
This series was recommended by a friend on a yahoo book group. So I tried it. I was definitely intrigued by the first two books though admittedly not super impressed. I had never read anything by the author but was willing to continue with the series. I'm so glad I did.
The Nymph King is the best of the series yet. Valerian oozes sexual allur...more
and was as good as i thought
i loved the passion and chemistry between valerian and shaye .. you could Fell it emulating from the book from the moment ya met ...
and yes he is an arrogant cocky guy whos unbelievebly good loo...more
Shaye is just an average girl living on good ol’ planet earth attending her mom’s sixth wedding to Mr. Perfect, irritated that she’s away from her anti-card business, and being her usual caustic self when anyone tries to talk t...more
This was one of those stories that teetered on the edge of like/dislike for me. I hone...more
It was the first fiction book I picked in year 2011 (yes, I haven't read a book for almost a year), and it reminded me of how much I'd fallen in love with paranormal romance since young until this heavy school workload curses came falling upon me as I grow. Now I'm back. Falling in love with these stories again, from these amazing authors that have the "powers" to make me secretly crave for more of these oh-so-hot stories.
I am so glad I stumbled upon Gena Showalter. Her books are honestly, my ty...more
Things I found amusing: Valerian is a total man-whore. Sure, it's a pitfall of being a member of a universally irresistable species, but the guy opens the book in bed with three women. Three. Not two. Three. I'm totally down with that, btw. Way to go, man-whore! It's a given among...more
The Nymph King is no different.. I really loved this one, and yes, Shaye did fight her feelings for a long time, but isnt that just what any normal girl would have done, after being kidnapped to an underwater world?
I liked all the sexual tension, so when they finally did do the nasty, it was just that more amazingness.. lol
I cant say enough good things about how Gena writes. She is just pure genius, and her books not...more
Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl...more
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"I am Valerian, leader of the nymphs. You may call me Oh God, that is what the other surface dwellers have preferred to call me".”
"Yes," she admitted grudgingly. She had. She'd dreamed of his hands caressing her, of his mouth devouring her.
His lush lips inched into a surprised but pleased smile.
"You were naked," she told him.
His grin spread; his eyes gleamed with satisfaction.
"And tied up..."
He arched his eye brows in smug expectation. "I did not know the idea of bondage would please you."
"Oh, I love the idea of typing you up." She paused dramatically. "Just like in my dream, you'll be secured to an ant-hill and the little things will eat you alive.”