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The Vampire Queen's Servant (Vampire Queen #1)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  2,941 ratings  ·  280 reviews
Lady Elyssa Yamato Amaterasu Wentworth is a centuries-old vampire who's been given a new servant - Jacob, a total alpha male unaccustomed to submitting to any woman's wishes. What really binds Jacob to her are not her sensual midnight hungers, but something far more provocative. It stirs her blood, renews her life, and awakens her soul like only true love can. The passion ...more
Paperback, 373 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by Berkley
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Daisiemae
May 18, 2008 Daisiemae rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Vampire/BDSM erotic readers
Recommended to Daisiemae by: Blackbook
This is NOT a book for the faint hearted. There are some VERY strong BDSM elements to it. There were several times I felt myself wanting to cringe from the things Jacob is put through to prove his submission to Lyssa. Being an alpha male, he has some problems with being submissive, but in Lyssa's world that is not allowed. It is made very clear throughout the book that Vampires must be dominate, and demand nothing less but submission with all of their slaves, but honestly some of it was hard to ...more
Heather
Jul 07, 2008 Heather rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Vampire erotica and romance fans.
You should read this book! At first I was put off by a review I read that said there was a lot of violence in this book... I disagree!

This is really a love story. The story is about Alyssa- a 1000 year old vampire queen who was somewhat recently parted with her human servant Thomas. (For those who read the vampire genre we know what a human servant is.) Along comes Jacob- handsome man who swears he is the one to serve her and be with her. He tells her that Thomas himself trained him and that he
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¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧ •°**★
This was Pure Bloody Awesomeness!


AND, A FABULOUSLY PERFECT FEM VAMP!


SPENDID
ROMANTIC
INTRIGING
VIVID
PERFECTION....HAWTNESS!

This tale is intertwined in three lives...soul-mate per se... finding each other when their soul-yearns for the other most...it was so sweet, so unique, and an easy magical read...Jacob... AKA...Sir Vagabond...and the Vampire Queen Lyssa....this book is the beginning of their relationship the next book wraps it up like a gift beautifully and topped with a gorgeous bow and I tr
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Ridley
I won't be doing a full review because this book just sort of lost me somewhere. Maybe it's because I spent a week and a half to read it, stopping to glom the entire Girl Genius archives in the middle of it, but I don't think so.

The book shares three things in common with literary fiction: a trade paperback price, a love of figurative language and a lack of emphasis on plot.

Now, the reverse snob in me hates literary fiction, so anytime things start to resemble it, I get cranky. Not only that, b
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Sparklybearsy
This was my first Joey Hill book and it wont be my last. The Vampire Queen's Servant by Joey .W. Hill is book one in her 'Vampire Queen Series', it's certainly not for the faint of heart or if you are used to something a little more tame and vanilla. This book delves into BDSM and D/s in a big way. Jacob is one of those sexy Alpha men that has you drooling, nothing about him says submissive but when he sees Lady Lyssa he wants her, he learns her ways, how to look after her, be her servant. It's ...more
Kelly
Dec 28, 2014 Kelly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: paranormal romance readers
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Marion
This book is about Lyssa the Vamire Queen and Jacob ( a human) who applies for the position to be her servant. Jacob was trained by Thomas who was Lyssa's previous servant.The problem is that Jacob is an alpha male and he is not submissive. Both Lyssa and Jacob try to dominate the other but also want to submit to each other. There is alot of sexual tension as well as romance and quite a bit of violence from Lyssa (after all she is a vampire). I was not sure I would like this book but was pleasan ...more
Anita
I couldn't get into this book. Half the time, I thought it was a poorly written sappy romance. The other half of the time, it seemed like an slightly edgy paranormal romance/erotica. It doesn't speak well for the writing that I never once cared about any of the characters. Too many cliches, too redundant, with a generally uninteresting story line. Even the "edgy" scenes were fairly boring because it really didn't matter to me if a character was hurt.

Premise: 1000 year old vampire queen takes an
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VampFanGirl
Joey W. Hill is a very unique author. She can turn the simple evolution of a couple's relationship into an epic romance, baffling the reader with the scope of this ability within the confines of three to four hundred pages. Hill is an author to be savored and dedication of time is necessary in order to appreciate her artistry.

Lady Elyssa Amaterasu Yamato Wentworth is a vampire queen not only by birth but also by the shear force of her personality. A thousand years has given Lyssa plenty of time
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Leontine
There are some authors who are meant to push your boundaries and throw you in uncharted territory, for me Joey W Hill is such an author! THE VAMPIRE QUEEN’S SERVANT is a story about how Jacob becomes the servant of vampire queen Lyssa. A very simple given but the journey they undertake is executed with such depth of character and rich detail of vampire culture that it kept boredom far away from this story.

In THE VAMPIRE QUEEN’S SERVANT I got a first taste of the vampire culture which bears a cru
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Penny Watson
The Vampire Queen's Servant by Joey Hill (Read April 2009)

I would like to think that I am not the squeamish type when it comes to romance novels. However, a book classified as a BDSM erotic vampire novel sounds a bit daunting, does it not? Since reading A Mermaid's Kiss and A Witch's Beauty, I have become a serious Joey Hill fan. My good friend and fellow writer Michelle heartily encouraged me to start her vampire series, and so I acquiesced, all the while harboring some reservations about the B
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L8blmr
Oct 14, 2008 L8blmr rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of PN erotica and or BDSM
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Purplepaperreader
This series has received very high ratings on Goodreads, and from other reviews it's plain to see that there is a market for these books and I guess I have to assume that these are good examples of the best of the paranormal Domme market (an albeit very small sub-genre of paranormal erotica).

But for me the book fell flat as the world building was just plain non-existent, and the writing contained overly dramatic dialogue and it was majorly lacking in descriptive detail. The first 1/3 of the boo
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Jane Stewart
No interesting character development or plot. Cruel female vampire tortures her servant for unrealistic or vague reasons.

STORY BRIEF:
Lyssa is a powerful 1000 year old vampire. Her previous human servant Thomas died. Thomas chose Jacob as his replacement and sent Jacob to Lyssa with a letter of recommendation. Thomas also trained Jacob in things he would need to know. Jacob wants to be Lyssa’s servant. She tells him he must be totally submissive and endure torture from her. Much of the story is L
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Forget Jean-Claude and Anita. There is a new vampire series in town. Jacob and Lyssa are much sexier, gritter and better developed. These very realistic portrayals of flawed lead female/male characters is more relate-able for me. I like this new vampire series from Ms. Hill. The weaving of BDSM and slavery is very sexy and erotic. I can't wait to read the second book!
Cathy
Really, I just skimmed it. It's just not my style. I didn't identify with the characters or feel any true interest in their story. I just skimmed enough to see where the author was going with the concept. Despite some sexy scenes it didn't feel passionate or exciting to me at all, just a dull read.
Amanda-Lee (StoryWings)
Although I really enjoyed this story, I wouldn’t call it Hardcore BDSM as it has been coined.

The Vampire Queen’s Servant follows the tale of The Vampire Queen, Lyssa and Jacob her newest prospective human servant. Jacob was sent by Thomas, Lyssa’s previous servant who got to know Jacob in the final months of his life.

Lyssa is originally wary of Jacobs’s prescience as she doesn’t feel she can go on living after Thomas’s death and therefore doesn’t feel the need to get close to another servant. Ja
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Ann has a dirty mouth
Holy cow this was one sexy book! Seriously, I felt like going into the backyard to hose myself off and it is February in the midwest. The main reason that this is getting at 3 star for me instead of a 4 star is the huge amount of what I would consider to be emo whining between Jacob and Lyssa about thier relationship that took up a great deal of the back half of the book. I liked that they were both so attracted to each other even though they thought they were looking for something different. I ...more
carol
Dec 04, 2013 carol rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to carol by: BDSM group
Shelves: bdsm, paranormal, dark, vampire
I really liked this story, which is about Lady Elyssa/Lyssa the ages old, never aging vampire queen and her introduction to Jacob, a former vampire hunter, to be her new servant, from her former servant, Thomas the monk.
It is the story of their individual pasts and present, with possibilities for the future, providing the sick Lady Lyssa has one but that will probably be covered in Joey W Hill's next book.
The depth of their developing relationship and dare the word reciprocated love be mentione
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Nicole Angela Bee Bee
I loved it. Perhaps a bit too deep on the philosophy stuff, but deep is good. I love Stuart Reardon for Jacob.


Jacob is sexy and charmimg and brave and devoted. All the good things my hero should be. In this book and Rough Canvas, the 'Dom' is soft. Jacob is not her slave or her submissive. And ordering him to top two women at once is not punishment. She never whips him or really even hurts him. That's fine with me, i don't like mean scary Doms (Dommes in this case).



Excited for the next book, bu
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Awilk -never sleeps-
This was a terrific read. The only problem I had, and stopped it from being a 5 star read for me, was that even though the author kept telling me how cruel and self-centred Lyssa, the main female character was, she didn't show me enough for it to be real for me. She did do a few cruel and nasty things, but I saw a lot more of her being loving and caring.
Jacob was a well rounded character and I could not of enjoyed reading about him more. The joy of reading about an alpha male trying to submit fo
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Varii
"She has the mindless courage of a predator, the broken heart of an angel, and a woman's unconquerable soul." - Thomas (the Monk) describing Queen Lyssa

The Vampire Queen's Servant has the feel of a romantic tragedy in may ways. The Vampire Queen is a tortured soul with the capacity for both deep love and amazing cruelty. Jacob Green is an alpha male who becomes her servant, her slave, willingly as a knightly act of deep devotion and love. This book didn't always go the way I wanted, and it certa
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Dreamer
Erotic vamp book, prefer m/m to be honest.. I will probably read book 2 as it has a higher rating than this one.
"Yours," he said fiercely in her ear. "Yours, no matter who you force me to fuck to prove your damn dominance. All yours, lady. Heart, soul, mind... every drop of my fucking blood is yours."
E. Mellyberry
I was at the bottom of my reading and writing swamp when I discovered this gem. It came from an FB article that compared FSOG to other erotica literatures out there. This book stole my attention cos it was the only one I didn't recognize. So, yeah, I hunted it down and sank my fangless teeth into it right away, yes maam.

This book surprised me. It was fun.
Okay. The story is a bit patchy and unstructured, but hey... it's entertaining like hell. It made me laugh...The banters were funny and smart.
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Samantha
I couldn't figure out if I should give this 2.5 stars or 3. I enjoyed this book during certain parts and at other times it dragged. I don't think I'll be in a hurry to read the rest of the series. LOL!
D.G.
Feb 18, 2013 D.G. marked it as dnf
Shelves: reviewed
I just couldn't take the whole premise.
Joy
I took a rest reading about vampires so this one took a backseat after I explored other genres like fantasy, magic, and the like. After reading something I didn't enjoy, I decided to try this one. My copy is an e-book and this is one of those I downloaded after I saw it in the "related books" or "you might also like". After browsing the ratings (note: I didn't read the reviews), I decided to get the whole series since I'm one of those who always likes to follow something.

I wasn't expecting anyth
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Tevya (Reading Lark)
I picked up The Vampire Queen's Servant at the recommendation of friends. I was warned that if I can't handle hard core BDSM and multiple partners, then to steer clear of this one. Well, if you know me at all, you know that telling me that only intrigued me and urged me to drop everything else I had to read and start this one immediately. I figured if there was a scene I couldn't handle, I could skip that scene. I paid a little more for this eBook than I normally do, and in the end I didn't regr ...more
Doctor Charley Ferrer
A fabulous book about D/s and Vampires and strong Dominant women. Reading this book is what actually lead to me writing my new books BDSM FOR WRITERS and BDSM THE NAKED TRUTH. I wanted to kidnap Jacob (the main character) but had to settle for a TV interview for my show PLEASURE with author Joey W. Hill during the Authors After Dark 2010 event. While there I was asked to speak on the writers' panel to help normalize BDSM and then was asked if I'd consider writing a book on BDSM FOR WRITERS(hence ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Vampire Queen (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Mark of the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen, #2)
  • A Vampire's Claim (Vampire Queen, #3)
  • Beloved Vampire (Vampire Queen, #4)
  • Vampire Mistress (Vampire Queen, #5)
  • Vampire Trinity (Vampire Queen, #6)
  • Vampire Instinct (Vampire Queen, #7)
  • Bound by the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen, #8)
  • Taken by a Vampire  (Vampire Queen, #9)
  • The Scientific Method (Vampire Queen, #10)
  • Nightfall (Vampire Queen, #11)
Natural Law (Nature of Desire, #2) Rough Canvas (Nature of Desire, #6) Board Resolution (Knights of the Board Room, #1) The Mark of the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen, #2) Hostile Takeover (Knights of the Board Room, #5)

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