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The Mark of the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen #2)

4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,715 Ratings  ·  126 Reviews
When he becomes Lady Lyssa’s full servant, Jacob crosses the threshold into a darker relationship with her than he’s known before. His time as a vampire hunter certainly hadn’t prepared him to embrace a world where humans are sexual commodities, but he adapted. Now he finds the integrity of his soul challenged as he serves his Mistress’s needs as fully as he services her d ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by Berkley
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Aug 15, 2010 Ridley rated it it was ok
The second half of Vampire Queen Lady Lyssa and her human servant Jacob's story, started in The Vampire Queen's Servant, this book was an entirely underwhelming experience. Despite a full plate of conflict - Lyssa's fatal disease, volatile vampire politics, the nature of the romantic relationship itself - I failed to connect with it emotionally and ended up skimming through sex scene and exposition alike.

To begin with, it's plagued with telling in the character-focused first half. Too often the
Nov 06, 2011 Tevya rated it it was amazing
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This is the second of the Vampire Queen series. In the first book, The Vampire Queen's Servant, we find Jacob struggling to gain the acceptance of Lady Lyssa, to earn his third mark to become her full servant and prove to her that he has what it takes to be a human servant. Through a battle of the wills, he accomplishes his goal and they settle into a not so easy routine of preparing for the Council Meeting. The Mark of the Vampir
¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧ •°**★
A Quest for the Delilah virus

Wow...what a ride...

The Magical world.
The Action
The Vampire
The Perfect Escapism
The Awesome writing.

And, the lovely unforgetable MCs. This book begins right where book 1 left off. It is NOT a standalone.


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Wow, really enjoyed this one! Great story-telling, characterisation, sexy as hell, unputdownable read..
"My place is by your side. In front of you, behind you, wherever you most need me to be. That will always be my place, now and forever."
I can't even begin to describe my feelings about this book. It is simply amazing....AMAZING!!! The quality of writing transcends any stereotype you may have in regards to erotica. Not once did I feel like I was reading anything other than beautiful literature. The Mark is edgy, dark and overwhelmingly romantic--so much so, that I was brought to tears many times during the dynamic relationship of Jacob and Lyssa. Jacob's devotion to Lyssa is extremely heartfelt portraying loyalty and adoration. L ...more
Mar 08, 2011 Leontine rated it it was amazing
This novel is the sequel to The Vampire Queens Servant and as such this review can contain mild spoilers. Just so your warned! Right from the get-go I have to say that THE MARK OF THE VAMPIRE QUEEN is a very character and romance driven story, it doesn’t mean there wasn’t a plot, there was, it just played second violin. The torch of Jacob and Lyssa’s love burns bright which translated in sexual desires and feelings running so deep, it left a permanent mark on both main protagonists. The love unf ...more
Jul 29, 2010 LMM rated it liked it
I'm teetering on this actually being 3.5 to 4 stars for me. It was so, SO much better than the 1st book & I am glad Hill continued Jacob & Lyssa's story b'c it really needed more fleshing out (which it definitely got).

There where some eye rolling moments in the beginning (uh hem...Gideon? Really?) but I soon forgot them once I started to get to know Lyssa & Jacob a lot more.

Hill gave us a lot more insight into Lyssa & why she was the way she was, I started to feel more empathy
Nov 30, 2008 L8blmr rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: PN erotica lovers
Wow. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finish this book because there were so many twists in the last pages that I couldn't put the thing down! I read the first book in this series and wasn't all that impressed, but admitted then that I'd have to read this sequel to find out what happened to the queen and her servant. Well, I couldn't have predicted much of this story, and I was much more impressed with it than its predecessor. One of the chief things that bothered me about the f ...more
Mar 12, 2010 Sharon rated it liked it
Maybe a 3.5. I really wanted to like this book more. I agree with the ratings and other reviewers - much better than the first book. But compared to other vampire books/series, this series just doesn't do it for me. I finally figured out why: I do not care for the vampire world she has created. The major difference between this world and others are the intentional cruelty and uncaring of the vampires. This completely alters the relationship between vampires and human servants, and not in an enjo ...more
Jul 21, 2012 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the conclusion of "The Vampire Queen's Servant", the story of ancient, beautiful Lady Lyssa and her devoted human servant Jacob. It begins where the first book left off, after Lyssa gave Jacob the third mark binding his life to hers. So much happens during the course of this book it would be nearly impossible for me to explain it all. At one point it seemed there was no way it could possibly end happily. Somehow, magically, it does, and in a way I never would have expected.

Joey Hill is a
Michael Dunellen
Everything that Lyssa and Jacob went through in The Vampire Queen's Servant was just sort of a prelude for this one.

Basically everything they had been working toward came down to the Vampire Council meeting. And Jacob has to go through some things that would test the resolve of any one who wanted to be a dedicated servant - or at least most any confidently heterosexual man.

Fortunately, though, for Jacob, the ending may mean that he doesn't have to go quite through such an experience again.

May 21, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is an amazing story that I had to read in one sitting. Full of romance, drama, humor, and action. It made me smile, sigh, laugh and cry. I am so hooked on this wonderful series!
Dec 27, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
This series for me just gets better and better. I'm obsessed! I can't wait to read more about Alyssa and Jacob.

With Alyssa you never know what is going to happen next. She and Jacob are getting theirselves prepared for the gathering. With her disease progressing she needs to feed and take a human life to sustain her. Jacob struggles with this even though he knows that is what has to happen. I love what he does when her victim tries to get away. It shows Alyssa that he is hers and he will protec
Gwen ~the Book Diva
Well not my favorite vampire world at all! Dark and sadistic. It was truly terrifying at times. Yet I found myself shockingly excited by it all! It all just confirms how corrupt my mind has become! Jacob *fanning self* is the reason I kept reading. A true loyal hero! He could not be broken though Lyssa tried. She did get on my nerves most of the time with her arrogance and " this is for your own good " mentality. Such the martyr! It was a good story, different but good!
Jul 25, 2014 Lesley rated it it was ok
I didn't like the first book, but wanted the whole story of Lyssa and Jacob. This one wasn't my thing either, so I think I'm done with this series.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I love Jacob. I've always enjoyed vampire stories and found them to be sexy. Ms. Hill's vampire stories are more than sexy, erotic and hot is how they are for me. Jacob is so mixed in his feelings and his struggle to reconcile his new life is great to watch. After reading this book, I just yearn for more.
Kylie Griffin
OMG - I cried! Great book! Keeper.
Aug 04, 2014 Aquasia rated it it was amazing
An absolutely riveting piece about "star-crossed lovers" in its purest form. You will be completely drawn into the complicated politics of the vampire world, the formalities that draw vulnerable lines between two conflicting species - as well as within a kingdom on the brink of civil war. It is a continuing story of raw passion, pain and centuries of heart-wrenching romance between individuals, having been torn apart by fate in previous times, who finally finds another worth living and dying for ...more
Feb 19, 2016 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: 2
I read the first book in this series almost 2 years ago and have drug my feet getting around to reading the second and third. I enjoyed this book greatly. There are good twist plots and a good enemy. It has numerous sex encounters, violence and love. The author has a talent of drawing out emotion in her characters that I really like. If I was to have anything negative to say at all about the book it would be that there are almost too many sex scenes. I know that sounds strange but sometimes the ...more
Feb 10, 2008 Sotheara rated it it was amazing
Dark, Intense, and Erotic. . .It's definitely not for the faint of heart. I'll recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind a little blood with their sex.
Oct 18, 2013 Moira rated it it was amazing
Second book in the series and was not diappointed.
Started a reread of this series, never get tired of reading it.
Debbie Chittenden
May 11, 2016 Debbie Chittenden rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
Um... WOW! Just, WOW! I'm not even sure if there are words to describe my feelings annoy this book. Joey literally "slayed" my heart with this one. As often as I thought to myself; "If I were Jacob I'd be gone right now. I'd be walking out the door and let the vile woman suffer!"

The man truly is devoted on a cellular level. Love is boundless, limitless, and timeless. Lyssa and Jacob have truly found their "happily ever after". Yet I wonder at what cost. They both have their own loyalists and it
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
Book #2 in the Vampire Queen series

The flow of this book vs. book 1 was much better for me. I was able to finish without having to take a time out, so that's always a plus.

Jacob is now a full servant to Lady Lyssa & he vows to put her needs & the needs of her territory above his. And boy does he deliver.

Lyssa realizes that her former servant, Thomas was correct & that Jacob is the soul of two other Knights who came to her rescue when she most needed it. And now she admits that she lo
Oct 02, 2014 Judy rated it it was amazing
This series is my new drug of choice! Oh I know I have other books waiting to be read, and I'll get to them, it's just that this 2nd book, the end of Jacob and Lyssa's story, gave me so much pleasure to read that I was compelled to read until it was done. With a twist I didn't see coming, I was saved from the jaws of sadness I almost succumbed to. I can't quite reconcile how the get from where this book ended to where they are in book 10, which I read first as part of an anthology, so I guess I ...more
Feb 21, 2010 Mical rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire
Erotica. A wonderful love story. I'm really enjoying this series.
Jun 22, 2015 Gail rated it it was amazing
This books continues the story of Lady Lyssa,Vampire Queen of the Far East Clan and Jacob. Thomas, Lady Lyssa's former human servant believes Jacob has served Lady Lyssa in two different lifetimes.
Again Lady Lyssa meets Jacob in yet another lifetime and the sparks fly.
Although vampires do not fall in love with humans, after all Lyssa had been throughout with her late husband Rex, she found a pulling desire to connect with Jacob.
The story keeps you on the edge wanting, anticipating what will hap
Apr 19, 2015 Isabel rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica, d-s, vampires
Boring, the sex scenes were ok but too many, it seem they were just the excuse to make the 370 pages.

I was looking forward to an insight of the council and the relationship between its members, their politics, etc and the book impossibly dragged into (view spoiler).

And what is it about dominant female characters that always need being saved?? These kind of female Dom / male sub stories are fake in the 95% of cases,
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Winner of the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement award, Joey W. Hill has published over forty contemporary and paranormal BDSM erotic romances, including six series. Her emotionally-intense love stories offer everything from vampires, mermaids, witches and angels, to boardroom executives, cops and simple housemaids.

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Vampire Queen (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Vampire Queen's Servant (Vampire Queen, #1)
  • 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)
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