Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter

Royal House of Shadows
Book 1


“Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out….

Nicolai the Vampire was renowned for his virility, but in a twist of fate “The Dark Seducer” had become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remained was a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who could help him.

In her dreams, a wanton vampire called to Jane Parker, drawing her to his dark sexuality and his magical realm. But for a human, all was not a fairy tale in Delfina. Jane was the key to Nicolai’s memory…but exploiting her meant dooming the only mortal he craved.”

-From Back Cover


Alright, so I’m reading the entire series because I read the last book and want to see what happened in the rest of the books, but so far I’m not terribly impressed.

First off, each book is written by a different author, so each book has a slightly different writing style. While this doesn’t bother me usually when they are part of a genre like the Nocture series from Harlequin, when it is part of a sub-series, like this is, it just gets a little annoying.

This series does follow the traditional smut kind of books. No real character development. Just a lot of guy wanting woman, woman wanting guy, passionate looks, then lots and lots of sex. It honestly gets monotonous after a while.

For a traditional romance series kind of book, it fits the bill perfectly and I know a lot of people would like it because it is a quick fix, but personally, I don’t like that so much.

If you’re looking for a supernatural romance with quite a lot of smut, then this is a great book for you, but if you’re looking for more, then I’d give this a miss.

I would flag this book kind of as red, or highly mature, because there was a section about rape in the book. Nothing happened, but a LOT of people hate such topics being put into books as it makes them uncomfortable so I am warning you now, stuff nearly does happen.

Overall, it’s a classic romance book. Honestly, nothing too special in my opinion.

But, others may feel differently, so if this is your kind of book, let me know what you thought about it and how it holds up against other books.