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

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  1,539 ratings  ·  116 reviews
In the sequel to The Vampire Queen's Servant, Jacob, a vampire hunter, finds himself struggling to come to terms with his new role as servant and sex slave to Lady Lyssa, falling in love with his mistress despite his better judgment. Original.
Title: The Mark of the Vampire Queen
Author: Hill, Joey W.
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: 2008/02/05
Number of Pages: 37
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by Berkley
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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
Tevya (Reading Lark)
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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
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.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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
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
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 4 of 5 stars
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
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
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.

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!
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.
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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.
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
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.
Second book in the series and was not diappointed.
Started a reread of this series, never get tired of reading 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
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
Erotica. A wonderful love story. I'm really enjoying this series.
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,
Amanda-Lee (StoryWings)
The Mark of the Vampire Queen was a very hard one for me to finish, purely because it bored me.

Jacob is now a full servant of the vampire queen Lyssa. With this title comes the knowledge that Lyssa is very sick and dying, and now, because of his new stature, so will he die along with her.

This pains the pair of them as in their own way, they love each other, being soul mates throughout Lyssa’s incomparably long life and Jacob through his various incarnations, to have found each other in this capa
Gladys (glad4twilight)
Great book! I started this book with so many questions and all of them were answered within the first 90 pages. Beginning with the first page where it went back in time to show Jacob as a knight, I fell in love. It's hard for me to take BDSM seriously especially with all of the sex everyone is having in this book. The humans are slaves and in the vampire world are treated as sexual objects to please their Masters so to make this into a love story would be very difficult but she did it.

Jacob and
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TLDR recap:

The oldest living vampire and the last queen of the Far East Clan, Lady Elyssa Amaterasu Yamato Wentworth, still suffers from the pain of losing her human servant and her husband. Jacob Green is, among other things, a vampire hunter trained to hunt and kill her kind but is strangely drawn to Lyssa in ways he does not yet understand. Even a perfect match takes a little breaking in, and Lady Lyssa excels at control. Str
At the risk of being called shallow, I admit to usually reading erotic romances like these more for the "erotic" part than the "romance" one. In fact, I had come to realize that it has been a while since I considered the quality of the romantic elements of a book in many romance novels, be they Paranormal Romances, Urban Fantasies with Romance, Historical Romance, Erotic/Contemporary Romance, and/or Steampunk Romance.

Granted, when choosing a book (in no matter what genre, even-or rather-especia
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
4.5 Stars

When you find the right love, eternity isn’t long enough.

Ms. Hill strikes again. She has an ability to wrench emotion from the reader which never ceases to amaze me. She casts a spell with her pen & lures you into her world. This is probably one of the most erotic & romantic books I've ever read, rivaling Ice Queen & Mirror of My Soul. She seems to gravitate towards this theme of facing your own mortality makes you re-evaluate life & what’s important & she does i
First off let me say that I loved The Vampire Queen's Servant. This is part two in Jacob's quest to win his masters heart and soul. I will not say that you must read the first one... but to understand the world that Ms. Hill has created for these two and what they have gone through to get there, you really should read the first one.

Okay... moving forward...

The romance between Jacob and Lady Lyssa is very breathtaking. Their relationship blossoms into the fullest it possibly can. Jacob has receiv
Jill Dunlop
The Mark of the Vampire Queen picks up right where The Vampire Queen's Servant left off. Lyssa is sick with an unknown disease that currently has no cure. Jacob her human servant is bound to her, which means when she dies he will too. Lyssa controls the Vampire territory of the Southeastern United States and is one of the most influencial members of the Vampire Council. Before she succombs to this illness, she needs to make sure her Vampires will have sanctuary when she dies. At the next council ...more
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Vampire Queen (1 - 10 of 17 books)
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  • A Vampire's Claim (Vampire Queen, #3)
  • Beloved Vampire (Vampire Queen, #4)
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