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Preview — Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter
Lord of the Vampires (Royal House of Shadows #1)
Dangerously sexy vampire Nicolai was renowned for his virility, but now fate has turned against The Dark Seducer. Cast out from his home, Nicolai has been doomed to become a sex slave in the magical kingdom of Delfina. Stripped of his memory all that remains of Nicolai’s mind is the primal need for freedom, revenge – and the only woman who can hel...more
Warning! This book contains sex… wow. Hot, crazy, vampire sex! And lots of it.
Lord of the Vampires is the first book in the new Royal House of Shadows series, and my first read of Gena Showalter’s writing. I’ve heard her name mentioned time and time again as friends encouraged me to read her Lords of the Underworld series, but when I saw Lord of the Vampires listed on netgalley, I just couldn’t pass it up!
The first thing that really stood out, and I enjoyed very much, was just how edgy and vici ...more
Once upon a time, a vampire prince named Nicolai was an arrogant seducer of anything with breasts. He lived happily, frolicking with his brothers and sister, learning to fight, to control his temper, to use his powers, and learn to heal...until one day, an evil sorcerer attacks. His parents, the king and queen, are slaughtered, and with their dying breaths, each casts a spell. His mother sends all 4 of her children to safety, while the king instills a need ...more
Edited rating : 3,5 stars
The first book of Royal House of Shadows series. The story about the crown prince of Elden, Nicolai, who turned to sex slave and need this woman, Jane Parker, to save him.
Nicolai, once a crown prince of Elden, the magical Kingdom. Knowing as Dark Seducer, he seduced many women as he want, never bother to search his queen. But when Blood Sorcerer took over his kingdom, the king and the queen was killed but before their last breath, they sen ...more
3 stars - but only because of the originality of the story.
“They called him Nicolai,” and he is one of the four royal heirs to the kingdom of Elden. After his father the King and his mother the Queen cast spells in a poor attempt to protect their children, the spells go awry and Nicolai winds up having his powers bound, his memory wiped clean, and being the prisoner of Odette, princess of the witches in Delfina, “a kingdom ...more
After the king and queen of Elden are tragically slain, their four children are cast out being protected by a spell cast by their witch mother. Alo ...more
Nicolai is a vampire. He was bought as a slave years ago and has been kept prisoner, and used as a sex slave. He now finds a way to bring a human female to him to rescue him. He is in a land where there is not time. And to escape, this human comes in the form of one of his captors. Only he can see her true self. He is a bit of a caveman, sometimes he can't put complete sentences tog ...more
Vasat bir kitaptı. Olaylar o kadar çabuk başlayıp gelişti ki nolduğunu anlamadım bile. Tamam kitap ince ama olayların bu kadar çabuk gerçekleşmesine gerek yoktu. Ayrıca Allah aşkına şu Romance/Paranormal Romance yazarları azıcık kendilerini geliştirsinler ya. Oturdukları yerden sadece seks sahnesi yazmakla olmaz bu işler. Tamam arada harbiden iyi konu yazanlar çıkıyor ama çoğu zaman araya değişik bir konu eklemeye çalıştıklarında batırıyorlar. Bu kitapta o ...more
I have found it very hard to find well-written paranormal romance novels with a new approach to the paranormal world, lately. I'm glad to say, that this series is what I've been searching for. The magical realm we find ourselves in consists of different kingdoms and a variety of paranormal creatures. Here you won't be bored with the average werewolf or just another vampire story. Gena Showalter paints a vivid ...more
Since I started reading The Lords of the Underworld series my heart starts to beat a little faster whenever I hear of a new Gena Showalter release.
Gena is a brilliantly talented author! She has a flair for hunky sexy hero’s who make my knees weak, an amazing sense of humour that draws me in and the ability to make me hang on her every word.....so it pains me to say that I didn’t feel a great deal of any of that in this book.
Lord of the Vampires contained the style of writing I have gro ...more
Jane is incredibly surprised to find herself in a strange bedroom with people call ...more
Lord of the Vampires is the first book in the 4-part “Royal House of Shadows” series by Gena Showalter, Jill Monroe, Jessica Andersen and Nalini Singh about four royal siblings who are sent to different kingdoms by their parents after being defeated by the corrupt “Blood Sorcerer.” The hero is Nicolai, a dark-haired vampire with a frustrating case of memory loss who fights and seduces with equal passion. The heroine, Jane, is an intelligent scientist rec ...more
Despite hearing that this wasn't one of Gena's best, I really liked it. It may not be my "Oh my God, this is totally my favorite of hers!" book, but it was still really good. I liked the world she started building up and I loved Nicolai and Jane. They were a great couple.
My only ...more
Each book in the Royal House of Shadows series was written by different author, so will be a hit or a miss with each one.
The premise of the series is this: An evil sorce ...more
The writing style felt stilted, the story had holes the size of Uluru in it, not to mention that the characters were so two dimensional it was off-putting. The only thing this story had going for it was the steam factor, but even then, I quickly came to the conclusion that I'd rather have good plot and wit than mediocre storytelling with a touch of smexines ...more
Lord of the Vampires, (Royal House of Shadows #1) ...more
Once a vampire renowned for his virility, Nicolai is currently a sex slave to a revolting family of witches. When he summons help, the most unlikely of women is unable to disobey his call. Jane Parker is a human scientist who finds herself in a magical realm and must save the life of the only man she has ever craved.
An intriguing reverse fairytale plot, however, the execution is exceedingly disappointing.
While I’m usually a fan of dominant alpha males, ...more
This is a group review for Under the Covers
Lord of the Vampires is the first book in the Royal House of Shadows series. This series tells the tale of three brothers and one sister, each is a prince or princess in the royal house of Elden, that is until their home is destroyed and their parents, the King and Queen, murdered by the Blood Sorcerer who now rules cruelly and desecrates their land. We loved the sound of this series, and as massive fans of Gena Showalter we had to pick it up and read ...more
*sigh* I am so going to be in the minority here. I don't even know where to start. There are four books in the Royal House of Shadows miniseries and each book is written by a different author. Gena Showalter leads the way with, Lord of the Vampires .
I'm surprised and a little disappointed to say this was another conflicting read from another one of my favorite authors. Am I biased at times? Yes. I love Gena Showalter. No... wait... I adore Gena Showalter. She's one of my go-to a ...more
The Royal House of Elden was attacked. In an effort to save their children, the Queen cast a spell to send each of them to a different kingdom. At the same time, the King cast a spell so that each of his children would seek vengeance upon the Blood Sorcerer. Each child possess a silver timepiece which connects each child to the other and to ...more
Expected Release Date: August 30, 2011 (Available Now!)
Author’s Website: http://genashowalter.com
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, Royal House of Shadows Series
Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Hot
Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the kin ...more
The book has nice plot and a very good world-building. The story is fast paced and I read the book very easily.
The story is about Nicolai and Jane. Nicolai is a vampire prince who is cursed and enslaved. He doesn’t have his memory and he wants revenge but he doesn’t know why! He’s a typical alpha-male in a pnr series and I love him for that! He’s strong and very prot ...more
Jane Parker didn't know who the handsome vampire was that kept visiting her dreams, and she couldn't have been more surprised when she woke up in his world. A ...more
Nicolai is enslaved by witches and used as their sex slave. His memories have been scrubbed but somehow he magically conju ...more
I don't know if it was one thing that made me dislike this book. All I know is that the characters got on my nerves, the story was moving way too slow, and I didn't really get what the hell was going on.
Nicolai is supposed to be after the sorcerer who killed his parents. When his parents were dying they gifted him with a need for vengeance and scattered him to safety. How he e ...more
Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl ...more