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The Vampire King

(The Kings #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  5,219 ratings  ·  336 reviews
It was immediate for Roman. In three thousand years, he’d never lost control of his emotions, or his heart. But the moment he laid eyes on Evelynne Farrow, he knew she was the woman who haunted his dreams. And everything changed.


Evie Farrow has always loved a good vampire romance. In fact, she makes a living writing them. While sitting in a coffee shop and wor
Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published February 5th 2012
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Kat Valentine
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The vampire kings lover!

Awesome spin on vampire romance!! Very well written,its a great read,good from beginning to end. Can't wait to read the next book in this awesome series!! All kinds of paranormal creature's from vampires to warlocks to to phantom's!! And talk about some hot sex,I'm thinking every woman should have a vampire lover!!
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed the Big Bad Wolf series and was looking forward to this as the story was flagged at the end of the wolf series.

Unfortunately this was a bit of a disappointment and felt really insubstantial.

In essence: Roman gets a whiff of Evie, finds himself uncontrollably drawn to her, saves her life, rescues her from an attack by the Hunters and introduces himself as the Vampire King, who has a crush on her. Evie takes this all in good spirit and isn't too alarmed by the fact that she has
A pretty quick audio.

The Vampire King was one of those random books I got on my audible romance package.. but it ended up working for some tasks in a challenge. So, it was definitely a win-win situation.

So unlike most vampire books, this had a crap ton of information. At one point, I felt like my head was going to explode trying to keep up with every little tidbit of info I was given. Yet, I still liked the book. The characters, their romance, and some hot scenes definitely pulled me in. However
Maria's Book Blog
Aug 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Well, that was…informative. Talk about information overload. At times I felt like I was reading a textbook and there was going to be a final exam at the end based on all the information that was given. I understand this is a new spinoff series and the author was trying to land the groundwork for future books but my goodness, that was a bit much.

I’m not new to this authors work by any means. I’ve actually read and loved The Big Bad Wolf Series and recommended it to all my friends and blog followe
Katherine McCarthy
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts

In the words of Lalura - the wise advisor of the Kings:
“On a chess board, the queen is always more powerful than the King.”

Heather Killough-Walden delivers a fabulous tale of good vs. evil with deep characterization, enticing plot and lots of intrigue. She makes us truly care what the characters are feeling and what motivates them. The first novel in new paranormal romance series – The Kings - delivers us into an alternate reality of supernatural races – vampires, werewolves, Akyri, w
P.A. Lupton
Mar 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
I honestly had to struggle to make it all the way to the end of this novel. At some points, I literally asked myself why I was forcing myself to complete it. It was SO boring. Maybe it seemed so much worse to me because I had just finished an amazingly funny novel that I loved. When compared to that it may have just seemed worse than it was. Either way, I hated it and will not be continuing with this series.

Some of the things I disliked:

1. It is really boring

2. The POV changes are useless. Ther
Jul 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
I haven't read the Big Bad series, but I rather enjoyed this book for my first introduction to Heather Killough-Walden. The book had so much going on and so many story lines going on that it kept me interested the whole time. I liked how even though there were sub plots to the book, it did not take away from the MC's

I thought Evie was a great character. Charming, witty, and beautiful. And Roman, wow! He was so intimidating and sexy I found myself smiling whenever he was around. By far, one of m
Mar 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another really good read from this talented author. Fast paced, action filled, well rounded characters, interesting plots, imaginative concepts, sizzling romance, everything necessary to keep a reader's interest and more. Heather never disappoints! ...more
So...unfortunately I was terribly bored with this book. It moved too slowly for me. There was a lot of potential (not necessarily original, but that's okay) but it just never really got anywhere for me. I didn't connect or care about the characters. i didn't feel any connection between Evie and D'Angelo. Our super villain was simply, super villainous. I'm just saying this was a miss and moving on. ...more
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: PNR LOVERS!!!!
Spoiler Free Review-Quick Review
3.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Paranormal romance author Evelynn Farrow finds herself ensnared in a world she thought only existed in her novels. And now she belongs to
The Vampire King

I very much enjoyed this PNR it was not the most original in terms of concept. However it kept my attention with the suspense and slow sensual building lovestory.
Roman D'Angelo has been King for over three thousand years when he finally sees her. The woman who he mu
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

The author graciously gifted me a copy of The Vampire King to read. While I was concerned I wouldn't get to it in a timely manner to read and review, I somehow found an opening in my schedule and settled in for the read. Boy am I glad I did!

The Vampire King is a great 1st book in The Kings series, a spin-off of The Big Bad Wolf, but more than able to stand on its own.

I love the underlying chess concept. Original, smart, and a grea
Evelynne Farrow has led a quiet safe life, as an author to paranormal stories her main relationships are the stories she creates in her head. When Vampire King Roman D'Angelo comes across Evie, he knows she is going to mean something important to him but he is not sure what her role is yet.

When Evie is put in danger, Roman saves her and quickly becomes her protector. Evie though is having a tough time wrapping her head around the fact that there is a whole paranormal world out there that does e
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing!! I was always dying to know what happened to all of my favorite big bad wolf characters after Malachi Wraythe's spell was finally broken releasing female werewolves from oppression. The Vampire King starts a few weeks after the spell is broken showing how things have progressed, how all my favorite characters are coping, and introducing a whole new cast that has ties with the old characters. Oh and introduces a whole new dilemma, and hot new relationships, that our hunky he ...more
Jan 13, 2016 rated it liked it
It was a pretty typical PNR, supernatural character somehow meets girl, falls maddeningly in love with her, she is super special and doesn't know it, and supernatural character awakens some sort of hidden power, they make love, they get married. Happily ever after. It wasn't bad, and I'll vaguely remember it if someone mentions it but it's not very substantial in terms of context. ...more
Jan 17, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Ready for the next books !
Jun 06, 2018 rated it liked it
This is book one - The vampire king. The first chapter or two of the book is extremely boring and seems more like it gives information on vampires and other creatures but instead of a fun manner it reads more like an encyclopedia. At that point I was tempted to not finish it but I don’t like not finishing a book so I kept reading. Story does pick up any gets a lot better and a lot more enjoyable EV is a young woman who takes care of her parents she’s a romance novelist -paranormal romance noveli ...more
Lit Witch
Apr 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
I tried so hard to get into this because it was recommended by a trusted friend. I could not be more interested in the characters- too generic and stereotypical. I felt like there was no originality, unfortunately that's hard to achieve nowadays with Vampire subject matter. ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it
3 stars

Setting a foundation for a new series can go either way, boring or greatness. In this case, there was so much details, characters and technicality that it became stagnant and boring. Sorry. That said, I will continue because it has the potential for greatness.
2.5 Stars

I am trying to clear out my “started but not finished” folder on kindle and this is one that held my attention a little more than the others. Took me over 4 months to read...
Really good, just wish the ending felt less rushed but I'm onto the Phantom King ...more
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Before a week and a half ago I had somehow not heard of Heather Killough-Walden even though she has a large following. I was looking for something new to read in paranormal romance and Heather Killough-Walden name came up. I was excited to see she had a new book out that is a spinoff of her very popular The Big Bad Wolf series, but The Vampire King is also the start of its own series. When I was checking it on Amazon and saw that The Vampire King had over 40 five stare reviews…well you know me I ...more
Lover of Romance
Originally Posted At My Blog: Addicted To Romance

Evie Farrow, writes vampires romances, and has always been intrigued with the idea of vampires, even though she knows they aren't real. Evie supports herself and her parents, with the income of the books that she writes. Then while drinking her coffee at her favorite shop, the most compelling man comes into her life and her world changes. Roman D'Angelo is the vampire king, and has lived for three thousand years, and is the most powerful vampire o
Nicky Cartwright Pashley
Feb 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Evie is a thirty year old, Kindle-published author, care giver to her disabled parents, volunteer at an animal shelter and disappointed with most people that she meets. They are all so ordinary!

Roman is gorgeous. Sex on legs! He is also three thousand years old. He is the Vampire King.

He has never taken a queen. He meets Evie and knows that he will never want another. However, Evie doesn’t really believe in the vampires that her books are about.

Evie finds herself catapulted from an ordinary lif
Taria Reed
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
I was very annoyed with all the head hopping in this book. I was doubly annoyed with all the info the author felt needed to be in this book. I can get behind the need to introduce characters that will be in future books but damn, you don't have to introduce the entire cast for the next 13 or so books. I was also annoyed with the constant repetition. A character would be introduced, and then in the next paragraph of she would again state who the new guy is. WTF! ALSO!! seriously, guys don't look ...more
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Vampire King is a spin-off series from The Big Bad Wolf Series. When that series closed, I was a little disappointed, only because I enjoyed them so much. When Ms. Walden spent me The Vampire King, I have to say, after reading so many of her books, I had very high expectations of this one. The Vampire King left me speechless.

Summary: Evie Farrow loves writing books about vampires. Something about the supernatural pulls her in their dark world. Roman D'Angelo has lived for thousands of years,
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
The Kings series is a spinoff from the Big Bad Wolf series, which I loved.

We meet Roman D'Angelo briefly in The Hunt, I was really intrigued by him, I couldn't wait to see what the King of all vampires would be like. He was so commanding, strong, respected and confident, all of the things I knew that he would be, Oh and let's not forget that he is frickin gorgeous. But there was so much more to him than we first see. He has a beautiful vulnerability about him, he really puts himself out there
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
this was a pretty awesome book... even better really than the Big Bad Wolf series... though I will say if you haven't read that series this book will make no sense... I was struggling to remember the people and events they were talking about... but really this series has promise of being much better than the Wolf series because it was only about the werewolves... while the Kings is about the 13 Kings of basically all the 13 non human sectors of the world... it's really turning from just a parano ...more
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I just finished The Vampire King by Heather Killough-Walden and the first word out of my mouth was "WOW!" This author has laid out a fast paced, exciting storyline that makes it almost impossible for the reader to put this book/ebook reader down.

The story of self-published author Evelynne Farrow, who has always believed in vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures, is that of a hard-working young woman who spends most of her time writing stories and taking care of her infirmed pare
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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

Other books in the series

The Kings (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Phantom King (The Kings, #2)
  • The Warlock King (The Kings, #3)
  • The Goblin King (The Kings, #4)
  • The Seelie King (The Kings #5)
  • The Unseelie King (The Kings, #6)
  • The Shadow King (The Kings, #7)
  • The Winter King (The Kings, #8)
  • The Demon King (The Kings, #9)
  • The Shifter King (The Kings, #10)
  • The Nightmare King (The Kings, #11)

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