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The Vampire Queen's Servant

(Vampire Queen #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  3,825 ratings  ·  349 reviews
Lady Elyssa Yamato Amaterasu Wentworth is a seven-hundred-year-old vampire in need of a new servant-- now more than ever as she's suffering the signs of a mysterious ailment that threatens to consume her. As a gift she's been give Jacob, an extraordinary physical specimen, but all wrong when it comes to being...used. A total alpha male, he's not accustomed to submitting to ...more
Paperback, 373 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by Berkley Books
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Apr 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Vampire/BDSM erotic readers
Recommended to Daisiemae by: Blackbook
This is NOT a book for the faint hearted. There are some VERY strong BDSM elements to it. There were several times I felt myself wanting to cringe from the things Jacob is put through to prove his submission to Lyssa. Being an alpha male, he has some problems with being submissive, but in Lyssa's world that is not allowed. It is made very clear throughout the book that Vampires must be dominate, and demand nothing less but submission with all of their slaves, but honestly some of it was hard to ...more
Jan 31, 2010 rated it liked it
I won't be doing a full review because this book just sort of lost me somewhere. Maybe it's because I spent a week and a half to read it, stopping to glom the entire Girl Genius archives in the middle of it, but I don't think so.

The book shares three things in common with literary fiction: a trade paperback price, a love of figurative language and a lack of emphasis on plot.

Now, the reverse snob in me hates literary fiction, so anytime things start to resemble it, I get cranky. Not only that, b
Jun 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Vampire erotica and romance fans.
You should read this book! At first I was put off by a review I read that said there was a lot of violence in this book... I disagree!

This is really a love story. The story is about Alyssa- a 1000 year old vampire queen who was somewhat recently parted with her human servant Thomas. (For those who read the vampire genre we know what a human servant is.) Along comes Jacob- handsome man who swears he is the one to serve her and be with her. He tells her that Thomas himself trained him and that he
¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★°**★
This was Pure Bloody Awesomeness!



This tale is intertwined in three lives...soul-mate per se... finding each other when their soul-yearns for the other was so sweet, so unique, and an easy magical read...Jacob... AKA...Sir Vagabond...and the Vampire Queen Lyssa....this book is the beginning of their relationship the next book wraps it up like a gift beautifully and topped with a gorgeous bow and I tr
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: paranormal romance readers
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This was my first Joey Hill book and it wont be my last. The Vampire Queen's Servant by Joey .W. Hill is book one in her 'Vampire Queen Series', it's certainly not for the faint of heart or if you are used to something a little more tame and vanilla. This book delves into BDSM and D/s in a big way. Jacob is one of those sexy Alpha men that has you drooling, nothing about him says submissive but when he sees Lady Lyssa he wants her, he learns her ways, how to look after her, be her servant. It's ...more
Jul 08, 2008 rated it it was ok
I couldn't get into this book. Half the time, I thought it was a poorly written sappy romance. The other half of the time, it seemed like an slightly edgy paranormal romance/erotica. It doesn't speak well for the writing that I never once cared about any of the characters. Too many cliches, too redundant, with a generally uninteresting story line. Even the "edgy" scenes were fairly boring because it really didn't matter to me if a character was hurt.

Premise: 1000 year old vampire queen takes an
Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*

It really, really pains me to DNF this, since it was a gift from my dear friend Jess. I tried, I did, but I couldn't make it work. The writing was too precious and not informative enough, and I didn't like the characters. (Also, the male lead making his first appearance wearing only hose like a half-dressed Renaissance man tends to put a damper on things.) I don't think I truly understand the need for novel-lenth erotica.


This series has received very high ratings on Goodreads, but for me the book fell flat as the world building was just plain non-existent, and the writing contained overly dramatic dialogue that was lacking in descriptive detail. The first 1/3 of the book was very repetitive with every second line from Lyssa reading something along the lines of "Jacob, you have no idea the can of whoop ass I'm going to unleash on you. You should leave. Did I mention the whoop ass coming your way?" Since there is ...more
Heather the Queen of (Smut)Books
Aug 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015
DNF. Horrible writing, the dialogue and the plot are lame, editing is nonexistent, and the sex even though it's supposed to be over the top BDSM is mediocre. It was like the author couldn't figure out whether to make it a sappy, fluffy Romance or a dark erotica which is why the sex scenes didn't play right for me. The Dom/sub relationship came off as confused which is probably why it wasn't reading real. I felt absolutely no attachment to the characters and no interest in the plot. No interest w ...more
Feb 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book is about Lyssa the Vamire Queen and Jacob ( a human) who applies for the position to be her servant. Jacob was trained by Thomas who was Lyssa's previous servant.The problem is that Jacob is an alpha male and he is not submissive. Both Lyssa and Jacob try to dominate the other but also want to submit to each other. There is alot of sexual tension as well as romance and quite a bit of violence from Lyssa (after all she is a vampire). I was not sure I would like this book but was pleasan ...more
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to CC by: littleKitten
3.5 Stars

Review to Follow.
Oct 28, 2015 marked it as not-for-me
Self note:

In book two h, H and his brother have a menagé. DON'T LIKE SHARING BETWEEN H/h!!!
Joey W. Hill is a very unique author. She can turn the simple evolution of a couple's relationship into an epic romance, baffling the reader with the scope of this ability within the confines of three to four hundred pages. Hill is an author to be savored and dedication of time is necessary in order to appreciate her artistry.

Lady Elyssa Amaterasu Yamato Wentworth is a vampire queen not only by birth but also by the shear force of her personality. A thousand years has given Lyssa plenty of time
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-romance, crack
There are some authors who are meant to push your boundaries and throw you in uncharted territory, for me Joey W Hill is such an author! THE VAMPIRE QUEEN’S SERVANT is a story about how Jacob becomes the servant of vampire queen Lyssa. A very simple given but the journey they undertake is executed with such depth of character and rich detail of vampire culture that it kept boredom far away from this story.

In THE VAMPIRE QUEEN’S SERVANT I got a first taste of the vampire culture which bears a cru
Penny Watson
Jun 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The Vampire Queen's Servant by Joey Hill (Read April 2009)

I would like to think that I am not the squeamish type when it comes to romance novels. However, a book classified as a BDSM erotic vampire novel sounds a bit daunting, does it not? Since reading A Mermaid's Kiss and A Witch's Beauty, I have become a serious Joey Hill fan. My good friend and fellow writer Michelle heartily encouraged me to start her vampire series, and so I acquiesced, all the while harboring some reservations about the B
Oct 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of PN erotica and or BDSM
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Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: BDSM fans
3.5 stars

It has good steamy scenes, great character development and interesting premise. However, I found the writing style a bit slow paced and the plot too thin. Good read for BDSM fans with delicious alpha male servant and fantastic female vampire queen.
Jane Stewart
Sep 26, 2010 rated it did not like it
No interesting character development or plot. Cruel female vampire tortures her servant for unrealistic or vague reasons.

Lyssa is a powerful 1000 year old vampire. Her previous human servant Thomas died. Thomas chose Jacob as his replacement and sent Jacob to Lyssa with a letter of recommendation. Thomas also trained Jacob in things he would need to know. Jacob wants to be Lyssa’s servant. She tells him he must be totally submissive and endure torture from her. Much of the story is L
Really, I just skimmed it. It's just not my style. I didn't identify with the characters or feel any true interest in their story. I just skimmed enough to see where the author was going with the concept. Despite some sexy scenes it didn't feel passionate or exciting to me at all, just a dull read.
Aug 04, 2010 marked it as dnf
Shelves: reviewed
I just couldn't take the whole premise.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Forget Jean-Claude and Anita. There is a new vampire series in town. Jacob and Lyssa are much sexier, gritter and better developed. These very realistic portrayals of flawed lead female/male characters is more relate-able for me. I like this new vampire series from Ms. Hill. The weaving of BDSM and slavery is very sexy and erotic. I can't wait to read the second book!
Pam Godwin
This is a comprehensive review of the first eight books in the series.

Passionate, raw, often painful to read. Hill takes D/s to a supernatural level that knows no bounds. The world she creates is haunting and addicting, rife with floggers, whips, paddles and fangs. It hurts so good, stabbing way down in the deep dark squishy part of the soul.
Dec 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dropped
First of all, i will admit i dropped the book at about 41%. Maybe it gets awesome after that, i don't know and honestly i don't think it'd matter anyways. I went into this book looking for something easy and fun to read, but there are simply too many things that i personally don't like, but let's go with order. there will be minor spoliers here and there but trust me, nothing really happens anyways so it is no big deal.

A story where the woman is actually in charge and not a damsel
Amanda-Lee (StoryWings)
Jul 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010
Although I really enjoyed this story, I wouldn’t call it Hardcore BDSM as it has been coined.

The Vampire Queen’s Servant follows the tale of The Vampire Queen, Lyssa and Jacob her newest prospective human servant. Jacob was sent by Thomas, Lyssa’s previous servant who got to know Jacob in the final months of his life.

Lyssa is originally wary of Jacobs’s prescience as she doesn’t feel she can go on living after Thomas’s death and therefore doesn’t feel the need to get close to another servant. Ja
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to carol by: BDSM group
Shelves: bdsm, paranormal, dark, vampire
I really liked this story, which is about Lady Elyssa/Lyssa the ages old, never aging vampire queen and her introduction to Jacob, a former vampire hunter, to be her new servant, from her former servant, Thomas the monk.
It is the story of their individual pasts and present, with possibilities for the future, providing the sick Lady Lyssa has one but that will probably be covered in Joey W Hill's next book.
The depth of their developing relationship and dare the word reciprocated love be mentione
"She has the mindless courage of a predator, the broken heart of an angel, and a woman's unconquerable soul." - Thomas (the Monk) describing Queen Lyssa

The Vampire Queen's Servant has the feel of a romantic tragedy in may ways. The Vampire Queen is a tortured soul with the capacity for both deep love and amazing cruelty. Jacob Green is an alpha male who becomes her servant, her slave, willingly as a knightly act of deep devotion and love. This book didn't always go the way I wanted, and it certa
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Nov 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ by: Dee Wy
Joey Hill truly is a linguistic artist. She can evoke an image like no other. Her writing is so sensual & erotic. The mall sequence in this book is bar none one of the most evocative & erotic things I've ever read. There is a pervasive melancholy & wistful undercurrent in this book. The irony of examining the of issues of mortality & ennui in relation to immortality is really quite touching, almost existential at times.

This book is the first of the vampire series; the story of Ly
Ann has a dirty mouth
Holy cow this was one sexy book! Seriously, I felt like going into the backyard to hose myself off and it is February in the midwest. The main reason that this is getting at 3 star for me instead of a 4 star is the huge amount of what I would consider to be emo whining between Jacob and Lyssa about thier relationship that took up a great deal of the back half of the book. I liked that they were both so attracted to each other even though they thought they were looking for something different. I ...more
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