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Queen of Gods

(Vampire Crown #1)

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3.77  ·  Rating details ·  1,158 ratings  ·  167 reviews
Dark. Brutal. Sexy.
The VAMPIRE CROWN series sets emotions on fire, as vampires and druids hunger for one thing—power. Sex, secrets, and bloodshed twist two intoxicating love stories into one wicked tale.


Magic is life.
Bound to S'Kir, the Unseen Gods wait to reunite with their brethren. Only an ancient prophecy keeps their hope alive.

Blood is life.
Locked away from
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Kindle Edition, 399 pages
Published February 27th 2018
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Erin Rivera
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I devoured Queen of Gods in one non-stop setting. It was a perfect blend of intrigue, bad ass characters, vampire politics, and sex. The book goes back and forth in POV between two female MC’s. Gwynnore, the vampire novitiate set in her desire for the crown. Her story follows the trials set forth she must pass before obtaining said goal. It also follows Kimber, an acolyte in the Land of Unseen Gods, which appears to be a land of druids, cut off from our world and the vampires centuries ago by ma ...more
Kate
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW just WOW!!!!!

This new series from Scarlett Dawn and Katherine Rhodes was soooo good. It seems to be a slow burn RH but that is the only aspect of slow in this book. This book is told from two very diffeent women. The first is a vampire named Gwynnore, vampire novitiate with a desire to be queen, and Kimber, a female druid who soon learns she is more than just a childrens teacher. This book is dark, gritty, suspenseful and a wonderful read. The trials that Gwynnore has to endure t
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Dianne
My Rating: 4.5 Stars - because I see the potential for a Love-Hate Relationship with this series.

Power and sex, lies and secrets, hidden agendas and open hatred. Welcome to the world of QUEEN OF GODS as a new series starts out with a “dual personality” and multiple players, all with an agenda of their very own. Two storylines are playing out as two main voices are heard, Gwynnore, a fierce, over-the-top-with-outward-attitude vampire awakened from a long sleep and Kimber, a Druid who seems to be Gwyn’s polar opp
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Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)
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So many of the wise teachers had said, education is not just learning. Doing, and being, and seeing and witnessing—all of it was part of life.
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This book could qualify for a study in weird balancing and complimentary opposing forces.


My favourite set was Gwen's side. While that side lacked in many ways, it entertained me immensely. Kimber's side, while clearly playing an important✨
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Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy. Crap. I am still in awe of what I just read. As a fan of Scarlett Dawn's since she first released King Hall, she continues to amaze me with every single release of hers. I do always get a bit nervous when a favorite author of mine decides to co-write with someone, as I wonder how they will be able to merge their voices into one without the reader being able to tell who wrote what. It is totally an art to be able to do that, and these ladies knocked it out of the park with Queen of Gods. I ...more
Gwen
Feb 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
I see that I am clearly in the minority regarding this book. Well it's just how things go, you either love a book or you don't, but I must say that I really did not have enough patience for this story.

First off it felt as if it would have been better as two books, it all just felt so slow and clunky, like one long Yawn. And secondly I couldn't stand the leading ladies they just irritated me no end and I can't tell you why, especiall
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Jeanny
Mar 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
1 coma inducing star. (An absolute bore) DNF 50%

FYI: This story was previously released in the anthology Magic and Alphas: A Paranormal Romance Collection
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
3.5 Stars. It was a solid fantasy but I’m not quite sure of my thoughts on it quite yet. I do know I didn’t connect with the characters and that has something to do with my rating. I did like the world building though.
Beth
I didn't realize it in advance but I have previously read Queen of Gods by Scarlett Dawn & Katherine Rhodes in the anthology Magic and Alphas: A Paranormal Romance Collection
by Scarlett Dawn, Catherine Vale, Margo Bond Collins, C.J. Pinard, Devin Fontaine, Katherine Rhodes, Brenda Trim, Tami Julka , Calinda B. I was conflicted the first time around and have to say I probably wouldn't of requested a review read if I did realize it was the same book.

After this weekends re-read, I still feel the
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Sarah
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I'd be giving Scarlett Dawn less than a four or five star rating. Normally whenever I get my hands on one of Scarlett's books I devour it within hours. This time I started it as soon as I got it and very quickly lost interest. I don't particularly care for either of the two main characters (honestly it took me a very long time to realise Gwynn was even female). Kimber is sweet, innocent and... boring, she lacks the 'oomph' needed to make a true lea ...more
Kait
DNF. I love Scarlett Dawn and her blessing of the Forever Evermore series...

BUT this. just. fell. flat.

I couldn't get into it. Maybe I'll try again later?
Kelly
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, rh-read
People seem to either love it or hate it and I'm glad to say I loved this book! I didn't have any expectations and I didn't even know it had two POVs (even though we read a lot more from Gwen). I did find Gwen's story a lot more interesting and captivating but by the end, my only concern is to get my hands on the sequel. It's ready and waiting for me on my kindle ;).
Tiblu
Feb 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked it but ,but didn’t love it.... and where was the RH ?

I’m not really sure what to say here, this was a fast paced intriguing and interesting story but just because it’s the start of a series doesn’t be you always have to feel lost or behind....
Honestly I didn’t like having to switch between the heroines that was never in the various and numerous bulbs I was sent via email ,just as I would get really into one h’s part of the story I’d be thrown back to the other and it was ki
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Jennifer
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Note: A story by these authors was released under this name before as part of a collection. If you intend to continue this series, you will need to read this new version.

There are two main female characters in Queen of the Gods, one is a druid, Kimber, and one is a vampire, Gwynnore. I liked seeing the contrast between how the two of them dealt with being called for a higher purpose and how they dealt with that call.

Vampires in this world consider themselves above humans
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Camila
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was confused as to what was going on for about half of the book.
I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.
I am so intrigued.
I fucking bloody loved it.


Gwen: trials to be queen of vamps
Kimber: important to her society.
Gods: apparently important
Elex: the man of my dreams. A fucking savage.

I need a therapist after reading about Elex.

Bel: huge penis
Nial: smaller penis but equally sexy
Cato: please tell me he’s not part of this apparent harem that I didn’t see at all???
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soph
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it

a tale of two broads, KIMBER (druid) & GWEN (vamp), of gaining power and self discovery, of finding hot men and not having insta-love *pet peeve*.


ok ok, i really really enjoyed this, despite mixed reviews and that kimber went from


to


in the same of not alot of time for elex .... its was all happening.

but gwen, now gwens story is a whole'nother issue. it sucked me in, and kept me glued to the story.. i wanted more of everything.


i really enjoyed this book and immediately downloaded the next one, itinsta-love
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taveena kade
Dec 16, 2018 rated it liked it
i don’t know if i like this only because the chapters in kimbers pov don’t appeal to me. however, gwen’s story is captivating so i think i’ll give the second book a chance
Dianne Hunt
I received an ARC in exchange for a review.

I'm no stranger to Scarlett Dawn's writings having read her Forever Evermore series; which were amazing! But, I'm not here to talk about that fun and sexy series.

I'm here to give you my thoughts on Queen of Gods. How to begin? It had been a few months since I had read a supernatural or paranormal book. I have been reading quite a few cozy mysteries. So, when I started reading Queen of Gods, I was piqued by the beginning of the story.

I was
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Lexie Winston
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I originally read this story in an anthology published last year. I enjoyed it then but the authors have made significant changes since then and wow is all i can say. The story has been expanded on and they have done a fantastic job. It is fast past and exciting and the chAracters are well written and likeable. I really like the MFC Gwyn she is a kickass take no prisoners kind of girl. She suffers from a terrible choice she has to make towards the end of the book, and her strength shines through ...more
phoebess
I haven't read a book like this in a long time. Two POVs, two different stories, yet you could feel the pull in them—the pull to get together, become one, because they were more interconnected than it seemed.
The book was full of characters with their own agendas and the intrigue level was off the charts and I was loving every bit of it.

"Be warned, my dear. Many of us do have secret agendas we do not share with one another. We have lived and served under the same roof for more t/>
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Siri
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
1,5*
Um well it was alright(not), i got suprised when it was two MC in this book and we also got to read from both of their PoV. So each and every chapter it changed to the other MC.
I can honestly say that i didn't care much about Kimbers PoV , i thought she was kind a boring you can sort of say and i didn't connect with her. Gwen was a lot better than kimber, i enjoyed her chapters/PoV , she was funny , snarky, bitchy and a lil wild. I prefer MC that can snap back, ya know what i mean. ...more
Arianna
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I previously read what it seems was the first draft of this story in the Magic and Alphas anthology, so I was able to pinpoint all the ways they changed it and... boy, did it go another way.
Starting with the first chapter, Gwyn's storyline is less bloodthirsty... but I still think all the characters there are assholes. The authors need to go a long way to redeem them.
Kimber's storyline was new and perfect. It
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Nicole Williams
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy.
Wow I couldn’t put this book down. It has action, badass characters, drama and lots of hot sex. It’s dual POV between Gwynnore and Kimber. The story flows really well between the two. Gwynnore is a candidate to become queen. She has to do 5 trials and pass to be queen. She does have to make some hard decisions during the trials. She is strong and doesn’t take crap from anyone. Kimber is a Druid. She is more sweet. She feels the magic calling to her
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Krista
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok, so I waited to start this series until book 3 came out because I didn't need yet another multi-book drag happening, plenty of those already! Only to find out there will be 3 more! Ms. Dawn, you are cruel...
It started out ok, definitely liked Gwens story more than Kimber and yes, I was wondering how this was advertised as RH. Well, about 2/3 of the story, I started to really pay attention! Whoa, Bel.
Not. An. Easy. Lover.
Gotta say, this book starts so normal (for paranormal)
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BJ
Mar 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Kept trying to read it and kept putting it down. The characters annoy me as they are juvenile and don't think before they act.
Danica Dawn
Mar 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Not good and would not recommend. No real plot or character development. The two stories were so disjointed it didn't make any sense.
Viktória Tóth
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: magic, vampires, fantasy, arc
4.5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.

First and foremost what you need to know. DO NOT let the first chapter discourage you from reading the story, I know it’s kinda terrible, plain and written like something from a pre-schooler text book but after getting over those brief couple of pages the story transforms into a spectacular tale. Apart from the first chapter I loved the rest of it, admittedly the authors messed it up w
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Novel Grounds
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing


IT WAS SO GOOD! Sometimes I am in the mood for true vampires, not the glittering kind, the rash and harsh kind. This novel delivers that in perfection. Then it goes and throw druids into the mix and I was hooked!



This novel alternated POV between two areas of the world. The Druids and The Vampires.

I have not read any of Katherines works before but I am a HUGE fan of Scarlett. This novel screams with her c characters and her style so I can't wait to dive into Katherines works as well.

So back to the actual book. I felt like t
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Paige T
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a brilliant start to a new series!!

History tells that a protective magic raised the mountain separating the druids and vampires, and locked the gates forever. There is a prophecy that states that once the chosen love awakens, the mountain will break and the two worlds will unite.

This story provides two main point of views - one from Kimber and her journey with the druids and the excitement she and most of her people feel at the thought of the prophecy coming true. At
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Amy Ovall
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Could have been really good. The story line overall is interesting enough but the follow through just wasn't there for me. It felt very disjointed flipping back and forth between the druids and the vampires maybe because this was written by two authors. Instead of a combined effort to write the whole book I suspect Scarlett Dawn mostly wrote the vampires the part of the book I actually enjoyed
and Katherine Rhodes wrote the druids story. I did not care for the story progression on the druid sid
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