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The Third Kiss: Dorian's Dream

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  558 Ratings  ·  70 Reviews
This title is being re-released in 2013

An ancient Roma foretelling speaks of vampire kings one day dreaming of the women who could bear them children. These children would be powerful vampire warriors and treasures to their kingdoms. Their mothers would become queens. However, a thousand years have passed and not a single vampire has dreamt of anything at all, much less of
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Published 2013 (first published February 10th 2010)
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Apr 11, 2010 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of para-romance/vampire tales
A really enjoyable, different take on a para-romance/vampire tale. I have read so many books in this genre that it's so hard to find one that you can't predict what's going to happen around every corner. This book is an exception.

Vampire Kings from all over the world have waited centuries to find their chosen Queen...a human woman who is able to give birth to Vampire offspring.In this world, the rare Half Vampires are actually considered much more powerful than full-blooded Vampires. Halflings
Apr 06, 2010 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
Not a romance so much as a thriller with some romantic erotica mixed in, to keep your attention from lagging. Not much chance of that but the love story works as pillars, to anchor the rest of the story, keep you reading and make you want to see how it ends. It ends well!

I look forward to reading more from this author ~
Apr 21, 2010 Jenna rated it really liked it
I found this book on as a recommendation for my Kindle. It is about a photographer named Emma who finds out on a trip to New Orleans to visit her brother and have a photography showing at his art gallery, that she is the predestined mate of a vampire king. The vampire kings dream of their mortal mates who will be able to produce children who will become armies - this was a prophecy by a gypsy. Dorian, a half-vampire/bastard of the French vampire king, and his brother, Julien, a full v ...more
Feb 10, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it
There are few things in life I enjoy more than reading, and fewer still things I enjoy more than finding a book by a new (or new to me) author who can weave a truly compelling story. One of my ideas of Nirvana is a new (or new to me) author who can weave a truly compelling story that I can buy and read for a ridiculously low price. I have found my Nirvana in Heather Killough-Walden's gritty paranormal romance, The Third Kiss: Dorian's Dream.

A dollar? Seriously?? Oh, happy day!

Two hundred years a
Jan 14, 2013 Dawnie rated it it was amazing
This book was the first I ever read of Heather Killough-Walden's. She is awesome. I will say that my favorite thing about her books is that she only writes about things I want to hear about. In my pnr, I want to hear about a delectable man all torn up inside fighting his inner demons. I want to hear about the independent and beautiful (whether on the inside, outside, or both) heroine he cannot resist. And I want there to be lots of men fighting each other trying to be the one to win her heart (o ...more
Samantha Woods
Feb 08, 2014 Samantha Woods rated it it was amazing
Heather has once again taken us into an amazing paranormal world and a great romance!

Dorian is a half vampire Prince. He is a Bastard. Literally. His brother Julian is the King. He is very Cruel. Dorian only being a half Vampire can walk in the sun and do many other things that full Vampires cannot. Long ago a Gypsy woman prophesized that there will be certain women that will be able to give all of the Vampire Kings half vampire children even if they get turned into Vampires themselves. All of t
For centuries, the vampire kings have waited for their foretold, mortal brides. Women who will be able to produce offspring who are day-walkers, with abilities like their vampire fathers, but without their weaknesses. None have appeared.

When the unscrupulous warlock vampire, Julien Adelard dreams of his chosen bride, he will stop at nothing to get her. He sends his brother, the bastard prince/halfling vampire, Dorian off to fetch her. The problem is, Dorian has dreamt of her as well, and is unwi
Oct 26, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing
I never read the original release of this but the new one (2013) is fantastic! Possibly a little too good.... I get the feeling the kids were feeling a tad neglected today.... completely un-put-down able!!
[it's only] Barbara
Why did I get this one? Oh yeah, I thought it was a threesome. Not.
Vampires. not even good sex.
Jan 29, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
This book was great! The story is about a vampire (Dorian the first Halfling) falling in love with a girl he has dreamed about and theres a race against time to beat his brother to her because he too dreamed about the same girl. Long ago a gypsy woman said that these vampire kings would dream of a mortal woman who could birth Halflings vampires that can walk in the day light or cross running water or go on hallowed ground for them to have an army of. Dorians brother is an evil vampire who uses ...more
Nov 24, 2013 Tiffany rated it really liked it
I actually loaned this book out before I read it myself. I was looking forward to reading it, but I was in the middle of another book so you will just have to deal with the lateness of this review from the release date. Also a word to the wise…another reviewer (either intentionally or unintentionally) had spoilers in their review and the Heather Killough-Walden fans on facebook had a crusade to “say that the review wasn’t helpful” on Amazon. Seems a bit harsh…so don’t make these ladies mad! They ...more
Jan 07, 2014 Shirley rated it really liked it
I received The Third Kiss: Dorian's Dream in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When I first started reading The Third Kiss: Dorian’s Dream, I couldn’t help but compare some of the scenarios to previous books written by Heather Killough-Walden. I was kind of worried because I really like her writing style and her books and I didn’t want to be disappointed. It didn’t take long to realize that the minor similarities were nothing to worry about. Beyond a few details, this book definitely has i
Charlene Bauer
Nov 04, 2013 Charlene Bauer rated it it was amazing
The Third Kiss: Dorian's Dream
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I am looking forward to more in the series.
Daurian is a half vampire living in Baton Rouge. He is forced to work for his half-brother who is the French Vampire King.
Emma is a young photographer preparing for her first showing at her brother’s gallery in New Orleans. She has no idea that she has been marked as the Vampire Queen.
She meets Daurian in New Orleans and, he has been ordered to bring her to his brother Julian. He dose no
Dec 09, 2013 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Great start to this new series. It was easy to get into right off the bat.

Storyline is about a half vampire prince, Dorian, and his brother, Julien Adalard, who happens to be the king of the French faction of vampires.

According to a gypsy's previous prophecy, the vampire kings are to meet up with their vampire queens by dreaming of them beforehand.

Dorian dreams of Emma Rose Nekoda. He is also at his half brother Julien's beck and call because Julien carries a drop of his blood in a necklace. T
Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
Heather has once again taken us into an amazing paranormal world and a great romance!

Dorian is a half vampire Prince. He is a Bastard. Literally. His brother Julian is the King. He is very Cruel. Dorian only being a half Vampire can walk in the sun and do many other things that full Vampires cannot. Long ago a Gypsy woman prophesized that there will be certain women that will be able to give all of the Vampire Kings half vampire children even if they get turned into Vampires themselves. All of t
Nov 17, 2013 Jax rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
I have read almost all of Heather's books mostly because she create such brilliant characters and stories that just draw you in, leaving you begging for more.

And Dorian's Dream is no exception.

The characterization is amazing - you really feel for Dorian and everything he has had to endure throughout his long life. He is complex in that yes he is a killer and all that entails, but you can see that he is so much more than that. And wants to be so much more than that. Emma is soft yet strong, bei
Lisa Annesley
Nov 06, 2013 Lisa Annesley rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, pnr, vampire, human
It was prophesied that each of the vampire kings would dream about their queens. Julien, the French vampire king now living in Baton Rouge, dreams about a woman and sends his half-brother off to find her. The problem is, his brother, Dorian, also dreamed about the same woman. He doesn't want to turn Emma Rose over to Julien, a sadistic vampire who practices black magic. But both Emma Rose and Dorian are forced into it. Once Julien gives Emma Rose the third vampire "kiss," she will become a vampi ...more
Mai Lewis Buwee
Dec 26, 2013 Mai Lewis Buwee rated it it was amazing
This novel was a new spin for me from this author. I am soooo looking forward to book 2 in the series. Dorian is a half vampire Prince and a Bastard, Literally. His brother Julian is the King, who has been very cruel to Dorian all his life. Long ago a Gypsy woman prophesized that there will be certain women that will be able to give all of the Vampire Kings half vampire children even if they get turned into Vampires themselves. The upside? Half vamps have all of a full vampire strength and none ...more
Nov 20, 2015 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 loved it

If you love vampire romance then you should love this one. It's very fast paced, with stupid weak women or too over bearing vamp, well one is, the bad guy of course. It's a good one though. I actually wish there were more and it was a short series, like the other vamp kingpins his queen too. Anyways I really liked this one. It was well written no typos or that kind of stuff.

Nov 08, 2013 DiAnn rated it it was amazing
The Third Kiss: Dorian's Kiss by Heather Killough-Walden is an amazing love triangle story about a Vampire King (Julien), His Halfling brother (Dorian), and the mortal woman (Emma) who is destined to be a queen whose duty will be to procreate a new generation of vampires. The first thing that you will read is that Julien is the evil and despicable brother while Dorian, who is his brother's assistant, can kill but does seem to be a man who strives to be a decent person. Both brothers dream of Emm ...more
Tanya Linskey
Nov 01, 2013 Tanya Linskey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Where to begin........this is the first book in a new series by the incredibly talented Heather Killough-Walden. I had a inkling it would be good, having read most of everything else written by this author, however I was not expecting to be so gripped from the first page and I literally couldn't put it down until I'd finished.

The main characters, Dorian and Emma were immediately likeable and I was rooting for Dorian all the way through even when the circumstances seemed impossible. He is everyt
Nov 07, 2013 Angarad rated it liked it
An interesting vampire story. I liked Emma at first, she is an independant amd very creative artist who suffered in her life. Now when she finally knows success, she get more trouble than ever.
As for Dorian, he is an interestingly complex half vampire. You would think he takes advantage of his nature but he is little more than a slave to his brother.
As I read this book, I regreted the lack of depth in the characters and their relationships and evolution. I was always expecting more, a surprisin
Julissa Tavarez
Nov 04, 2013 Julissa Tavarez rated it it was amazing
I love!! Heather's books and i've been waiting for this one for a while, and like always, I was rewarded with a great, exited story. this book is full of passion, action, and onces again Heather give us a strong brave heroine, that stand for herself and what she think is right. I love the main characters, Emma and Dorian. I could't put this book down until the end, can't wait for the next one, just hope that Mrs. Killough-Walden don't make me wait for too long. If you in need of a great book, th ...more
Jun 29, 2014 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dorian's Dream was well written with likeable protagonists and a hate-able villain. HKW writes very dream-worthy male leads and Dorian was no exception. I look forward to the rest of the series.
Jun 21, 2014 Anna rated it liked it
I enjoyed this debut in the new series. It is interesting. I did not enjoy it nearly as much as some of this authors other stuff like the Kings or Big Bad Wolf series, but it's just starting.

There was a little too much narration and not enough building of the bond between Dorian and Emma. Emma was entirely too quick to walk into her destiny without a seeming second thought to "vampires exist and I am going to a breeding machine for them". Hoping by the next installment these issues will have be
Feb 28, 2014 Polly rated it it was amazing
The start of a new series, and, what a start it is. This book is exciting! The strife between brothers, the love of a sensitive brave woman. Good against Evil. A great read that has everything.
Dec 19, 2013 Nereid rated it really liked it
Shelves: heather-s-books
Another page turner from Heather and I always enjoy a good vampire story with the inevitable bad guy, the gorgeous vampire brother and the love triangle that develops when they both meet the woman of their dreams. The author never scrimps on the action or romance so there is something here for everyone and I have really loved her other series. Dorian was a likeable character with his indecisiveness and reluctance to stand up for what he deserved and the ending was a surprise in some respects. A ...more
Jacquie Hogue
Nov 04, 2013 Jacquie Hogue rated it it was amazing
Shelves: omg
From the first word to the last, it was a spell binding book. It is one of those books that you just cant put down no
matter how hard you try. If you want a book with action adventure love and lots of twists and turns then this is the
book for you. Not to mention the steam that comes (no pun intended) off of Dorian.
So if you are looking for all these things in a book well let me tell you this is the book for you !!!!
I cant wait for the next in the series.
As always Heather has done it again wi
Apr 06, 2011 Lindsay rated it really liked it
I put off reading this 99 cent kindle buy for almost a year I kept thinking... another vampire story. I was in need of a quick read waiting for different book to be released, what a pleasant surprise. I was unaware how "romance" it would be, and it can definitely hold it's own in that category. I had never read a single romance novel prior to owning my kindle, but now they sneak up on me with out my knowledge. And I like them. This one was a good balance of para normal and hot and steamy. I kind ...more
Mander Pander
Dec 16, 2013 Mander Pander rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013-books
Alternative title for this book: "The War Over One Woman's Uterus And All the Beautiful Men Who Want It."
I know there's a certain campiness and element of total suspension of disbelief that needs to come into play when you pick up a paranormal romance; this is not my first time at the rodeo. But come on, there are more vampire kings in this book than candy on halloween, and they. are. serious. about the quest to turn one woman with the divine gonads to withstand their pummeling sperm into a vam
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Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!) Visit Heather’s website ...more
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