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The Vampire's Bride (Atlantis #4)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  8,558 ratings  ·  230 reviews
He is Layel, king of the vampires, a master seducer no woman can deny. But since a rogue horde of dragons killed his beloved over two centuries ago, Layel has existed only for vengeance…until he meets Delilah.

Wary of love, the beautiful Amazon wants nothing to do with the tormented vampire. Yet there's no denying their consuming desire every time he nears her.

Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by HQN Books
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Julie (jjmachshev)
If you're a big fan of the TV show 'Survivor', then you'll love Gena Showalter's "The Vampire's Bride". This is the story of the vampire king Layel and fans have been waiting for it since 2007 when she published her last 'Atlantis' book. You could call this one 'Survivor: Atlantis' or 'Paranormal Survivor' and you'd pretty much have it.

The gods have returned to Atlantis after centuries...and they're bored. To amuse themselves (which is NEVER a good thing), they decide to pit their creations aga
There’s something missing for me in Gena Showalter’s Atlantis series. This is the fourth book in the series, and each one has received a three star rating from me. On my scale, this equates to being pretty much an OK/average read – not bad, but nothing special, either – a mildly entertaining way to pass some time.

It’s a shame, because the premise has so much potential: The hidden city of Atlantis, populated by vampires, dragons, demons, nymphs, Amazons, centaurs, minotaurs, gorgons and formorian
Well this series ha some serious ups and downs. I loved books 1 and 3 but didn't enjoy close as much books 2 and 4. And it's weird because I was so sure I would love this one as everyone seemed to do so.

In this installment we get to read about Layel, king of the vampires, in a quest to kill everybody involved in the assassination of his past mate. We see everything he went through and how he suffered. While at the beginning it was sweet that he wouldn't let anything in between him and her memory
I was really looking forward to reading this, so I was pretty surprised when I realized I didn't like it that much. I liked the whole 'survivor island' thing, but not so much the rest of it. There were two main stories running at the same time, the vampire/amazon and the vampire-demon/nymph. My problem really isn't with the fact that there was more than one story, it's just that both of the couples seem to have the same theme going in their relationships. The woman is in total love and the man d ...more
Let me start by saying, I love Gena. I cut my PNR teeth on the Lords of the Underworld last year and have ravaged many a PNR series since then. I read the first 3 tales of Atlantis last month to get ready for this new one. For me, the Vampire's Bride was anticlimactic.

1. I never liked Layel in any of the books. To find find him as a likeable character was a stretch for me, but I made the journey.

2. My favorite parts were the minor plot of Shivawn and Alyssa. In my opinion, that would have been a
Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
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Freaking amazing!!! It was like the hunger games of the underworld and no PG restriction!!

Another great book by GS :))
I'm bored. Listen, I like human men. Human. Just normal, warm-blooded, mortal men with all their faults and talents. I don't need a vampire, werewolf, nymph, weredragon, or whatever to make me happy. Why on earth would I want some supernatural being following me around, drooling and talking about how he "owns" me? I don't find this appealing.

This book is like a soap opera. A weird one. Layel is king of all vampires. He's consumed by hatred ever since his pregnant human wife was gang-raped and th
Oct 20, 2011 Chandra rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Chandra by:
AUTHOR: Had I read this book BEFORE having read Gena Showalter’s “Lords of the Underworld” series I would probably be done with this author. “The Vampire’s Bride” is book four of the Atlantis series. Continuous incessant and boring dialogue coupled with extreme sex scenes make the book dull and dry.

Two of the strongest from the various mythical characters living in Atlantis, vampires, dragons, demons and other legendary creatures, are pitted against each other. They have been transpor
Yola NY
waah,, akhirnyaaa gena nyeritain ttg vampir. hehe

ceritanya kali ini ttg Layel, raja para vampir di dunia atlantis. nah si Layel ini di novel2 sebelumnya terkenal jahat + sadis banget. karna obsesi dia yg pengen ngebunuh semua manusia naga..
usut punya usut nih, karna 200 tahun lalu, manusia naga ini ngebunuh istrinya (manusia bernama susan)

sejak itu Layel cuma hidup buat ngeberantas manusia naga. tapi pas di tengah misi hidupnya itu, dia malah ketemua Delilah, wanita amazon, ras yg terkenal haus
I must have a soft spot for vampires because it seems to be hard for me to read a book about them and not enjoy it. From the beginning, I had a hard time pulling myself away from The Vampire's Bride. There's a real story going on, not just a love story. The Gods have decided to wage a competition that involves all the races of Atlantis. People's true feelings for each other are revealed in the process, making friends enemies and enemies friends. Well... almost. They have to learn to live with ea ...more
This was the final novel in the Atlantis series and I confess, it was the one I was most curious about because it was the challenge of turning the bad guy into the good guy or at least a guy who would wasn't all bad.

Truthfully, I have never really looked on Layel, the Vampire king, as the bad guy. He had something horrific happen in his life and it broke him. I hated many of his actions, but I've mostly just felt pity. And pity isn't something I like for the most dominant thing I feel for my he
I've been waiting for Layel's book since he was first introduced and he didn't disappoint. He's tormented, bloodthirsty, strong and caring all at once. Of course, the tormented thing was mostly his own doing. I mean, there comes a point where you have to let things go. Right? If you don't it'll eat you alive and turn you into a shadow of the sexy vamp-hunk you should be. Poor Layel. All angry and brooding and not getting sexed up for 200 years. Come to think of it, that would make me both broodi ...more
Diandra {Ambrosia Books}
Even when I say I won't read Gena Showalter again, I tend to pick up her books because I KNOW that i have to finish this series. It was hard to engage myself at the beginning. I literally forced myself to read the chapters until I found something I enjoyed, which ended up being Alyssa and Shivawn's story. I then found myself skipping chapters to read their story instead of Delilah and Layel's Survivor: Paradise story. Their story was boring...It's all "I hate you because I want your body which m ...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
Loved it! It was an Atlantean version of Survivor and it was (of course) to the death. I loved the Amazons and I hope we get to see Nola's story next.
Not only were they fighting their desires, fighting for their lives, and fighting Layel's (the vampire king) memories of his dead mate, they were unkowingly fighting for the gods. It was a great read and an exciting book that was more than just boy meets girl (or vampire meets amazon) they deny love, they fight their desire, and they live happily e
Trianna Hyde
The so-called hidden villain of all the Atlantis Series books finally gets a book of his own. Layel, King of the Vampires.

The gods have created a game to see which of them get access to Atlantis, so two beings of every race are pitted against each other in a series of games. Anyone who loses a game is killed. Layel is taken along of one of his warriors as well as the first woman to catch his attention for a long time an Amazon named Delilah. Before this book the Amazons are not even mentioned s
Chantelle Larson
Big giant flop for me. The plot (what? there was a plot?) left a lot to be desired... I'm pretty sure I've read this almost same exact plotline (although WAY more well done) by Kresley Cole. The characters in this book needed some serious development, most of the time their reactions to certain situations was so unrealistic to what someone with their personality type would've really was just annoying!
I feel like there was no real effort into making this book believeable or enjoyable,
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Maria Borja
This is the first Gena Showalter book that I've read and I can't believe that I almost missed this great author. Now, I know that many people don't think the same as me about Gena Showalter being an amazing writer. BUT. We all have different tastes in books, with that said if you enjoy a bit of drama, a deadly game and love in your books then you will love this book.

A bit about the store is about this vampire king name Layel and his loyalty to the woman that captured his heart and the only pers
Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
3 1/2 stars to 4 stars.

Not quite as good as the previous three in my opinion, but good none the less. Finally a female lead who isn't a virgin! Hallelujah! Poor tormented Layel, caught between the pain of losing his past love and moving on with his new-found lover.
Merve  Özcan
Layel ve Delilahın hikayesi, tanrılar seçilmiş bazı vatandaşalrı bir adaya yarışmak için göderiyor ve bizimkiler eşlerinin buluyor :D Güzel kitaptı gerçekten, hele sadece bir çifte odaklı kalmaması daha güzeldi Brand a ne olacak çok merak ediyorum XD.
Star In The Ocean
The Vampire's Bride
layel and delilah. fun story and strong story. I like that. the chalenge is good for them. layel forget about his wife and trying to move on with dalilah. lovely.

more than that, I love romance about Shivawn with Alyssa. really sadness. painful. I know what alyssa felt. someone we love, loved someone else. shivawn not give a chance for alyssa. the vampire is broken heart. really broked. the last, shivawn understand about his feeling. but its to late. alyssa go way from his life
Let me start by being ecstatic that Layel gets a book. I really think everyone dumps on him, not really knowing him and the things he has done have rhyme and reason and deep seated good guy. Suffering horrible survivors guilt. Ok but is anyone else getting that this Atlantis reminds you of Peter, Hook, Mermaids, Natives, and Neverland. Everyone is supernatural and they fight between factions... not so much because they need to as it seems like there is only one town, but more because they can an ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
Buddy read with Maru
So much better then the 1st read :D
Jeanette Crump
I must say that Atlantis is my thing! I absolutely adore Gena Showalters Atlantis. Revenge is Layel, the Vampire King's, middle name ever since dragons killed his mate centuries ago. Then he meets Delilah and she gives him another reason to exist. This is book 4 and the final installment in the Atlantis series and I must say it does the author justice. You feel like you are being pulled this way and that throughout the entire book but not enough to lose interest. I believe it is a 5 star book an ...more
Honestly, my review on this book is completely colored. I adore Gena's stories so the chance of me NOT liking one of her books is slim to none. My least favorite part of the book was the cover! I loved Heart of the Dragon cause it was like a "scene" from the book so it made it more interesting since it tied in. Layel didn't look anything like my mind painted him.

(Warning: Possible Spoilers.)

Even so, this is about the "evil" Vampire king Layel. He had a really tortured messed up past with his fir
OceMei Belikova♥
4,5 stars :)
I think I love this one more than the three others. This is my fav after all.
The story fits me. I like Delilah and Alyssa here. They are warrior, not easily beaten by men. A true heroine that I like most!!
Besides, I've read many things about Layel from the first book of Atlantis Hati Sang Naga / Heart of the Dragon and it keeps going till this last series. Actually Layel has a good heart, he loves his mate, never cheats, protect her, give her shelther, but then Dragon raped and kill
I didn't like the first half of this book, but the second half went a long way to redeem it and I loved it.

Layel is King of the Vampires. He lives purely for vengence after his mate was brutally murdered 200 years ago by a rogue group of Dragons. He killed each and every one of the Dragons responsible, but he is still absolutely eaten up with rage and can not settle until he has bought about the end of the entire Dragon race. He can't see past the guilt that he was unable to protect the woman h
As I look at the Atlantis series books, I can't figure out which one to write a review about first. Do I want to talk about Gray or Layel? Which book did I like better Jewel of Atlantis or The Vampire's Bride? Man, that's a tough one. I, thoroughly, enjoyed both and well have read them a zillion times.

Okay, maybe not a zillion times, but more than once along with Catch a Mate. Marcus Brody is another fav character of mine that Showalter created.

I've decided after a couple grapes and a bite of
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl
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Other Books in the Series

Atlantis (5 books)
  • Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis, #1)
  • Jewel of Atlantis (Atlantis, #2)
  • The Nymph King (Atlantis, #3)
  • The Amazon's Curse (Atlantis, #5)
The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld #3) The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld, #4) The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld, #5)

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“I didn't ask you to give up anything for me," she told him, "but I would have given up everything for you." The war is over, and I have lost. War. Ha! As if she could have fought a dead woman. The battle had been over before it began. "Until the end of forever, Layel." -DELILAH” 5 likes
“Number eight of the ten Amazon commandments: never fight an opponent face-to-face if you couldn’t defeat him. Wait and stab him in the back later.” 3 likes
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