The Vampire's Bride
Wary of love, the beautiful Amazon wants nothing to do with the tormented vampire. Yet there's no denying their consuming desire every time he nears her.
Neither tru ...more
Generally speaking, I enjoyed this series. However, I must confess that part of the rating I gave to these books is based more on my predisposition to like everything Gena Showalter writes than in my actual valuation of the books, sorry, my bad.
The Lords of the Underworld series and Alien Huntress series have a more complex and interesting universe, and on the whole I consider them to be superior to ...more
The gods have returned to Atlantis after centuries...and they're bored. To amuse themselves (which is NEVER a good thing), they decide to pit their creations aga ...more
This book is like a soap opera. A weird one. Layel is king of all vampires. He's consumed by hatred ever since his pregnant human wife was gang-raped and th ...more
In this installment we get to read about Layel, king of the vampires, in a quest to kill everybody involved in the assassination of his past mate. We see everything he went through and how he suffered. While at the beginning it was sweet that he wouldn't let anything in between him and her memory ...more
It’s a shame, because the premise has so much potential: The hidden city of Atlantis, populated by vampires, dragons, demons, nymphs, Amazons, centaurs, minotaurs, gorgons and formorian ...more
1. I never liked Layel in any of the books. To find find him as a likeable character was a stretch for me, but I made the journey.
2. My favorite parts were the minor plot of Shivawn and Alyssa. In my opinion, that would have been a ...more
Not only were they fighting their desires, fighting for their lives, and fighting Layel's (the vampire king) memories of his dead mate, they were unkowingly fighting for the gods. It was a great read and an exciting book that was more than just boy meets girl (or vampire meets amazon) they deny love, they fight their desire, and they live happily e ...more
The Vampire King I believe has to be the most fierce and most logical being out of all the mystical species - LOL
Deliahla is definitely the perfect match for the vampire king. I enjoyed their story and found the God's mysterious island trails to determine who was the most fierce and intelligent warrior very humorous. At first it was very harsh and cold but in the end it showed the God's having a sense of riddled humor and sensible humanity. Besides love always wins ...more
Another great book by GS :))
Truthfully, I have never really looked on Layel, the Vampire king, as the bad guy. He had something horrific happen in his life and it broke him. I hated many of his actions, but I've mostly just felt pity. And pity isn't something I like for the most dominant thing I feel for my he ...more
Two of the strongest from the various mythical characters living in Atlantis, vampires, dragons, demons and other legendary creatures, are pitted against each other. They have been transpor ...more
I should have listened to myself.
This is the continuing saga of Atlantis and Layel's storyline. I've never been a fan of turning the bad guy into your hero in your next book - which is what this is. Its also very violent in the beginning. It also seems to glamorize pain and suffering to an extent, for the female lead - Amazo ...more
Not quite as good as the previous three in my opinion, but good none the less. Finally a female lead who isn't a virgin! Hallelujah! Poor tormented Layel, caught between the pain of losing his past love and moving on with his new-found lover. ...more
Fourth in the Atlantis series
Layel is the king of the vampires and he has seen more deaths than all of the armies of Atlantis combined have… and he has been the one giving it. After the dragons viciously murdered the woman he loved he vowed to destroy the entire race for the death of his mate and unborn child. Layel meets Delilah during a battle between the dragons and Amazon’s that he decided to join. Delilah is one the fiercest Amazon warriors and...more
My first problem is that there are just too many viewpoint characters. Honestly once our main two characters are taken from Atlantis, I don't need to know what others are doing back there. I found the returning chapters or chapter ...more
I found myself enjoying The Vampire's Bride a lot more than the others in the series. The main female character is an Amazon, a strong warrior able to take care of herself and hurrah not a virgin! Turns out there are women in Atlantis that have had sex before.
Layel the Vampire King is inexplicably attracted to the Delilah, he hasn't been interested in ...more
My favourite book of this series hands down!! And Layel is my favourite man!
As for the gods again? Assholes. They ask (order) them to compete against each other for their amusement. It could be fun..but they are actually fighting for their own lifes. All this is happening in an island where they divide them into teams. Gena created a sexy paranormal 'survivor' game everyone! How interesting is that!
We have two awesome main characters, Layel and Delilah. Layel has a painful past and he can't love ...more
The whole trapped on an island in a Survivor-meets-Hunger-Games style "test" seemed like she was out of ideas inside actual Atlantis. I would have rather seen the gods interfere in the city and cause political intrigue and war *within* Atlantis.
Also, the 2 other love plots felt like an attempt to fill pages. They were stuffed in there because there wasn't enough story to fill the book alone. I ...more