Shit. This book here is why I quit reading erotica. (Which sucks as I was counting on it after reading Kaye’s Hearts in Darkness!) Romance in generalShit. This book here is why I quit reading erotica. (Which sucks as I was counting on it after reading Kaye’s Hearts in Darkness!) Romance in general is a genre that can get very repetitive and tiring. It was something I knew exploring the genre, and then something I grew tired of. Especially the past few years. AND especially after reading some authors who actually think outside the box. For some reason paranormal romance suffers from that repetitiveness and can be unimaginative. Same with erotica.
Which I find sad. Fantasy elements are endless and imagination has no limits! All this can create an exciting world and characters. The sad truth is world building doesn't usually factor in too much. Or they've taken the same old tropes pasting them in.
In The Service of the King it could be any PNR world. The only difference is that vampires apparently have to feed from virgins.
Yeah. This book never really had a chance with me. Because I was left wondering if it was just the vampire king? It would be hard to feed all those warriors virgins only. Especially if they have to mate with them. Talk about slicing down on your inventory.
The author was trying to say that these girls were cherished. Appreciated. That by mating they weren't just blood and baby makers. Bullshit. They are. Though I appreciate it being addressed, even if it was halfhearted.
Another thing was the Souleaters. Basically evil vampires that the good vampires have had an on going war with. They had nothing to offer to the story except to be villains. They shaped both the pasts of the characters, but overall they felt like nothing more then an idea. This book was so dull that they never actually factored into the present. Except to “give purpose” to some of the events.
Overall the sex was dull, there was no chemistry between the two leads and I honestly didn't care about them. This was a copy and paste story that has been told a thousand times in the PNR/erotica genre. This is why I've quit reading erotica/romance. It's so predictable.
Sexual Content: Yeah. Nothing you haven’t seen before.
Gosh that title. Fitting. Though considering all the places things happen, I don't think any walls were nailed upon. ^_-
I really enjoyed seeing all ofGosh that title. Fitting. Though considering all the places things happen, I don't think any walls were nailed upon. ^_-
I really enjoyed seeing all of the characters interact. I like that Rylon skills have developed the cast of characters, so well that they're really balanced here. I enjoyed the girls time together and loved them as friends. Not to mention how love is different between the couples and their friendships.
But that's not what you want to hear about.
Oh, things go down. Every kinky sexual thing you wanted these crazy menagers to do happens. Some you didn't think of and stuff you were praying for.
I will be honest though. It covers a lot of bedroom scenes. I broke it up into individual reads. Because while there was some none sex scenes, they were few and far between. I'm not a person who can just have sex scene after sex scene. Not to mention that certain things did become over the top and cliché.
Just like previous books there were moments where the sex scenes are off balanced. For instant wasn't she already on her back? When he flipped her, she's still on her back?
It was a great addition to the series. I like that the book helps to expand what these characters real lives are going through outside of the bedroom. How they deal with who they are, what they want. That they talk things through. Not to mention that every fantasy these characters have is basically done.
Sexual Content: Okay, people just assume it's all kinds of kinky cray-cray stuff.
3/5- Adored it, just a few minor details held it back.