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The Vampire's Bride (Atlantis #4)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  9,885 Ratings  ·  276 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.

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Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by HQN Books
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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
Julie (jjmachshev)
Nov 05, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads
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
Jul 06, 2014 Carmen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
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
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
Chippy *Moves Like Jagger* Marco
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Hannah Watts
Apr 02, 2017 Hannah Watts rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others from the series, I was over half way through the book before I really got into it and before that frankly I was bored and had to force myself to pick it up each time.
Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
May 24, 2011 Astri Nasthasia Videlia rated it really liked it
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Jan 04, 2009 Jennifer rated it liked it
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
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
Freaking amazing!!! It was like the hunger games of the underworld and no PG restriction!!

Another great book by GS :))
Feb 20, 2013 Sophia rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
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
Jul 16, 2010 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 15, 2011 Chandra rated it it was ok
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
Nov 30, 2010 Kelly rated it really liked it
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
Yola NY
Mar 02, 2011 Yola NY rated it really liked it
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
May 13, 2015 Annalisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Se dovessi descrivere questo libro in pche parole direi: "la versione di Hunger Games per creature soprannaturali" - visto che i partecipanti sono due per razza e solo uno alla fine rimarrà in piedi - anche se è più incentrato sui rapporti sentimentali tra i personaggi che sulle sfide. Comunque quando il Dio che ha dato il via ha detto ...Benvenuti in Paradiso, abitanti di Atlantide. Che i giochi comincino. io tra me e me mi sono detta Poss
Laura the Highland Hussy
Aug 28, 2009 Laura the Highland Hussy rated it really liked it
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
Apr 26, 2009 Cindi rated it it was ok
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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
Aug 03, 2011 Merve Özcan rated it liked it
Shelves: dragon, romance, mythology
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.
Oct 31, 2015 Gabs rated it really liked it
Un libro sobre mujeres despreciadas, que me pareció bastante adorable.
Mi favorito de la serie.
Aly is so frigging bored
Buddy read with Maru
So much better then the 1st read :D
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Sarah Marie
The Vampire's Bride by Gena Showalter

Fourth in the Atlantis series

4.25 stars

Layel is the king of the vampires and he has seen more deaths than all of the armies of Atlantis combined have… and he has been the one giving it. After the dragons viciously murdered the woman he loved he vowed to destroy the entire race for the death of his mate and unborn child. Layel meets Delilah during a battle between the dragons and Amazon’s that he decided to join. Delilah is one the fiercest Amazon warriors and

Not my favorite of the series story wise. I liked the characters, but the story/setting felt too forced.

The whole trapped on an island in a Survivor-meets-Hunger-Games style "test" seemed like she was out of ideas inside actual Atlantis. I would have rather seen the gods interfere in the city and cause political intrigue and war *within* Atlantis.

Also, the 2 other love plots felt like an attempt to fill pages. They were stuffed in there because there wasn't enough story to fill the book alone. I
Niente da fare....

Ultimo volume di questa serie (finalmente).
Neppure questo mi ha sorpreso: noioso,scontato e soprattutto questo continuo no non ti voglio,ma si che ti voglio,però poi mi sento in colpa,quindi niente baci sulla bocca (ma ben venga tutto il resto...) alla lunga,stanca.
Peccato perchè Atlantide si poteva sfruttare meglio,così come l'idea delle sfide sull'isola che,nemmeno i protagonisti,hanno capito se è sempre nel loro mondo o in superficie (figurati il lettore)
L'unica cosa di buon
Meret Punk
Mar 06, 2017 Meret Punk rated it really liked it
4.5 stars❤
I dont get why people are giving this book low ratings.. I loved it❤
To be honest, I loved Layel eversince his first appearance in Book 1, and have been waiting for his book.. I always say I have a thing for bad boys :)
I loved what happened in this book, I had lots of fun reading it :D❤
Samantha Janzen
Mar 14, 2017 Samantha Janzen rated it it was amazing
Giggle ... Gena, you are killing me .. this is such a fun and HOT series
Rosie Chukwu
Jun 14, 2017 Rosie Chukwu rated it really liked it
The Greek gods & goddess are bored therefore they decided to visit Atlantis, taking away two creature per kind for their games.
Filled With love, lu*t, hate, darkness, evil, good etc
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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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“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” 4 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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