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In the Service of the King (Vampire Warrior Kings #1)

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Kael, Warrior King of the Vampires, loathes the Night of the Proffering. He needs the blood of either his mate or a human virgin to maintain his strength, but hasn't enjoyed the ritual since he lost his mate centuries ago. Kael doesn't want a new companion, yet his resolve is tested when he lays eyes on his new offering, Shayla McKinnon. He is drawn to Shayla's beauty and ...more
Kindle Edition, 74 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Harlequin Nocturne Cravings
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alyssa ❥
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016-reads, 2-stars
1.5 Stars

I felt as if this book was too rushed, hence why I rated the book only 1.5 stars. I mean, in some ways, this book is pretty good considering the vampires are completely different than the vamps that I usually read and that was pretty much everything I liked about this book. Actually, that was the only aspect of this book that I enjoyed. Everything else I just found stupid. Shayla and Kael's story didn't even feel real in any way. They literally just met and BOOM! They fall in love! Like
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Jenn
well it was REALLY short im on the fence, as well it was really short and just kinda went bam! we are in love now, and your mine.

ok let me explain I have read both these books in the space of about 4 hours reading time, being interrupted and what not yes I actually have a life.....sometimes.
in both these books it goes......

boy meets girl.....
boy mistreats girl....
boy remorseful.....
girl confused...
girl accepts...
they fuck...
they drink blood...
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...
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now they are mated
THE END!



OR NOT!!!
Dark Faerie Tales
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-by-kiwi
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: An enjoyable read on a sunny afternoon.

Opening Sentence: Kael paced the length of his private sleeping chamber, avoiding the plush emerald carpet and keeping to the uncovered stone floor at the edge of the room.

The Review:

In a world where vampires are known to some humans and almost worshipped by them even, live the seven vampire kings, each holding rule over their portion of the Earth. Surrounding each is a group of humans known as the Elec
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Kathie (katmom)
Jul 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
THEN: Just bought it...taking it on vacation!

NOW: This was a wonderful vacation read...or maybe those few free hours when you want to get away from it all, and get TO IT.

Once again Laura Kay has taken the well-used theme of vampires and given it her own twist. Kael is HOT and Shayla is a good match for him.

The only "con" here is that it wasn't pages and pages LONGER.

I did read it on vacation and immediately was grateful that my hotel had wi-fi so that I could get book two...!

I hope she has an en
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Lynsey A
Decent enough read but not a great deal to keep me interested. I mainly downloaded this to have something to read while on the elliptical at the gym. It helped pass the time but I wasn't all eager to finish it right away once my time ran out on the machine. I really only finished it because my loan was about to expire.

I have the second one in this Nocturne Cravings series but it too is set to expire soon but I'm not too sure if I will download it any time soon.
Lyndi
Feb 21, 2015 rated it liked it
I was waiting and waiting for an attack by the Soul Eaters, but no... this focuses entirely on the romance, even though the Soul Eaters are mentioned repeatedly as if leading up to an attack. It should have happened. So if you go into this expecting the Warrior King of Vampires to actually be a warrior, you are in for a disappointment. It's 100% romance/sex.

So for what it is, it was good. But some sort of danger or actual bad guys? That would have bumped up the rating for sure.
Keri
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
This ended in a weird place and as much as I love LK, this was the best I could do on rating.
Karla
Wow...nicely done Laura Kaye. Review to come...
Laurynne Gouws - BookReviewBay.com
Sexy. Gripping. Magical. Perfection! It's what I've come to expect from the amazing Laura Kaye! Respect.

The buzz radiating off me right now is so hard to explain. I can't stop smiling. I was on a hunt for a really good paranormal. It took a few tries to find something that would grab me and hold me glued - and hallelujah, I've finally found it. And you wont believe how excited I am that there are two more books in the Vampire Warrior Kings series for me to devour. Laura Kaye is a beautiful perso
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Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Rating: 3.5/5
Heat Rating: 3/5
Narrator Performance: 4.5/5

Short and sexy, this is the first of Laura Kaye's work that I've read. The story was enjoyable but I didn't find it to be too special. Shayla bugged me a bit. Her adoration of Kael was a tad on the excessive side. I reminded me of a groupie like crush where the girl would do anything for the rock star that they "loved". Other than that I liked the story.

I really dug the narrator. His pace was a bit slow though and I needed to turn up the s
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Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink, Raven Riders, Blasphemy, Heroes, and Hearts of the Anemoi series. Laura's hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her lif ...more
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“I am on my knees before you because we will always be equals, partners in all things. I hold your hand in mine, because we will always be together. I look into your eyes to see into the real you, and let you see into the real me. I pledge to take care of you, protect you, and cherish you for all time.” 6 likes
“You are more beautiful than my eyes can take in. Your eyes enchant me and hold me to you. you are brave and fierce and strong and bright and these are just the things I've learned in the few hours we've been able to share. I want to know more.” 5 likes
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