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The Vampire King's Mate

(The Melrose Coven #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  121 ratings  ·  24 reviews
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, werewolves, HEA]

In the midst of a war between vampires and werewolves that's been waged for centuries, King Kevyan Melrose lands an unexpected mate.

Dorian Keller, an outrageous, openly gay man, finds himself in a world where fiction is fact. Having the most gorgeous man he’s ever met tell him the
ebook, 137 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by Siren Publishing
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The description for 'The Vampire King's Mate' appealed to me as I always enjoy those disparate matings. Particularly in this world where vampires and werewolves despise each other and have for centuries been waging war on one another mercilessly. King Kevyan Melrose has been trying to come up with a way to make peace with the wolves but so far none of the council members have found an agreeable solution. When an injured werewolf shows up at the gates of his estate, instead of having him killed, ...more
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: canine-shifters, m-m
Vamp king rescues badly abused guy. Turns out he's a werewolf raised by humans and is oblivious, but their mating forces a truce between vamps and werewolves. Wolf has special powers and finds out orphanage is abusing kids, suddenly start adopting, more snarling on behalf of two groups who hate having a truce. Eh. Didn't really work for me. Also the he's beaten so badly he can't walk and is close to death and within 15 min. is having raunchy sex with vamp. Mmmm. I know he's technically a wolf wh ...more
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 0-lgbtq-read
First, what was WRONG with this story... (at least a few points that I made note of along the way)

A werewolf is on the edge of death and only you (a vampire) can save him (pretty sure just giving him some of your blood would do the trick) by having sex with him while he is gasping for breath... yeah, this didn't work for me...

How in the world do these two talk with a mouth full of cock?

Where does Dorian keep getting his clothes from? One would think he would've bought some when he went shoppin
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shifter, vampire
Rating: 3.5 stars
Despite the fact that this story had many problems, I really enjoyed it. I liked the MCs. Dorian was a bit over the top, but I liked him. I thought they had good chemistry together. Yes, it was major insta-lust which turned into insta-love but that is par for the course with these stories, so it didn’t bother me. I think my major gripe was that the timing of events was a little obscure at times. Also, the author could have elaborated more on some of the events that were glossed
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
I had issues with the flow of the storytelling, I kept being pulled out for reasons unknown but it was a struggle to get through. I felt rushed and that usually doesn't have when I'm reading. would have enjoyed more details of the vamp king( I think he had black hair and muscle, same with wolf..white hair all I can pull from memory). while I think the author wanted the wolf to be "hard to handle" for me it was a very flat character. some humorous scenes but even they tried to hard. I wonder if a ...more
Nov 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
Yet another vampire/shifter romance that pushes the envelope too far and ends up in the swamp of despair. It would not be wrong to claim that there is not one original idea lurking between these covers; for Mr Aden has been uninspired enough to avail himself of every tired trope belonging to paranormal love stories and then deploy them in the present story with nary a twist of his own. We thus get the hatred between bloodsuckers and werewolves, the surprise mating that solves everything magicall ...more
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
The flow could be better. The changes between point of view drove me mad--one sentence it's on Dorian and next is on Kevyan. One sentence is "Kevyan did this" and the next is Dorian asked who he is. Dorian was never introduced to Christiana and next he shopped with her knowing fully who she was. The only smooth flow is on chapter one where it's consistently on Kevyan not knowing who Dorian is (with exception on hopping on Felix and Christiana and that's the longest it stayed focus on one).

Denise GremoryKohta
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Toby Aden has done it again. From the start the story pulls you in. With drama and suspense you see the lives of the vampire and werewolf societies. Kevyan is a great king but being mated to Dorian makes him even better. Dorian has shown that he is strong enough to take on the roles he must. I love how the author has a bigger story playing out even as the focus story comes together. While I loved Kevyan and Dorian's romance, I am intigued as to who the mystery villian is. I am looking forward to ...more
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
The plot revolves around the mating of a werewolf (Dorian), and a vampire (King Kevyan). I really liked Dorian, because he was such a little spit fire with a lot of personality, and some special magic. It was very enjoyable, and it had no cliffhangers, which I hate. The little girl in the story was adorable also, and I loved the supportive cast of characters. The ones that I didn't like were severely dealt with. Yay! :) I was truly pulled into the story, and the romance was so precious. :)
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow this book was great the story of the vampire king and Dorian was fantastic, I do have some unanswered questions but I think they will be answered in later books in this series. I love how the author set a little teaser for who the next book will be about but didn’t make it like a cliffhanger. Off to start the next one.
Crystal Watson
What a spectacular start to a new series!!!

Dorian is just a plain old human who gets kidnapped. Kavyen is the king of his vampire coven. All he wants is peace between him and the wolves. When Dorian shows up at his door near death he orders the warriors to bring him in and fetch the doctor. Dorian awakes in a nice bed but at least he's no longer in a dark cave. Then the sexiest man he's ever seen walks through the door talking bout how he's a vampire and Dorian is a werewolf to bad Mr. Sexy is
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May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is first book in a new series. It is a starts with the war that the Pack and Covens have been fighting for centuries. Dorian is a fire cracker and will not take any bull for any one. Dorian does not know what is going on with him and why he is fully attracted to Kevyan, the king of the vampires. You see a wonderful story weave with love and angst for what the war is doing to everyone. You see what someone will do you make sure that there is peace w
Faye Kennedy
WOW... What a book, this was a fantastic story I loved reading this, it was completely amazing for a first read for the author. I adored Dorian's character he made a perfect mate for Kevyan. The silent communication between them was beautiful made it even special (love book like this). I most certainly will be getting more of these books, totally addicted now . The story of Kevyan the Vampire King is in a big meeting discussing how they can end the long wars between the vampire and the shifters. ...more
Virginia Lee
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is first book in a new series. It is a starts with the war that the Pack and Covens have been fighting for centuries. Dorian is a fire cracker and will not take any bull for any one. Dorian does not know what is going on with him and why he is fully attracted to Kevyan, the king of the vampires. You see a wonderful story weave with love and angst for what the war is doing to everyone. You see what someone will do you make sure that there is peace with the packs and covens. If you love to re ...more
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What absolutely wonderful world building this book has! I really really loved this story and plan on reading it again and again. It is unique, and fun, and I got a charge out of Dorian and how spunky he is. It might have taken him a minute or two to catch up, but once he does, everybody better look out! The love scenes are erotic and emotional and really make this story a keeper. If you love m/m, and paranormal romance you will not want to miss The Vampire King's Mate by Toby Aiden!
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The book and the writing came as a complete shock. At first I wasn't sure I was going to like it but as the story unfolded my interest grew. The intense drama envelopes the reader to look at themselves to consider their own lives and dealing with the world going on around them and what needs to be done and accomplished.
Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great start to this series. Thoroughly enjoyed the firecracker personality of Dorian and the protectiveness of Kevyan. The storyline kept my interest and I look forward to reading the next installment
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Vampire Kings Mate

Great book enjoyed the characters and story line. Kevyen and Dorian are a strong couple. Can't wait for the next book too see what's in store for the Vampires and wolves.
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So this is a new author for me. I was interested in checking out this book and was very glad I did. I really enjoyed this story. It was well written and quite enjoyable. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed the book loved Dorian it was a great start to the series can't wait more
Apr 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read

This was a good quick read. Would have liked more background and world building but otherwise was ok. Fun book to read on a lazy afternoon.
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-bought-books
I love me some Vampire / shifter dynamics and look forward to more in this series.
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Toby Aden has always had an overactive imagination. She is an avid reader who spends much of her time immersed in the world of romantic novels. After discovering the world of MM romance, she became irrevocably enthralled by it and decided to try her hand writing it.

Other books in the series

The Melrose Coven (3 books)
  • An Unexpected Mating (The Melrose Coven, #2)
  • Forever My Love (The Melrose Coven #3)