#BoutOfBooks Review: Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter (NetGalley)(Readers N Ritas Author)(Rating 3.25 Wine Glasses)

Posted August 22, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 5 Comments


From Goodreads: 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 a need for vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.

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

When the wanton vampire summons Jane Parker, she is helpless to obey. She’s drawn to his dark sexuality and into his magical realm. But for this human, all is not a fairy tale. For saving Nicolai could mean losing the only man she’s ever craved..

Requested from NetGalley by me
Overall Rating 3.25
Story Rating 3.00
Character Rating 3.50

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NOTE: I love Gena Showalter’s writing style and her books. To quote a friend of mine, “they can’t all be your favorites”.

What I Loved: Whatever disconnect I felt from the story, that was not missing in the couple of Nicolai and “his” Jane. In fact, I think I melted a little every time he called her “mine”. There was some sizzling hot chemistry between them. As their love story unfolded, I never felt like it was rushed or forced. Gena Showalter knows how to write couples!

What I Liked: I liked when we learned about Nicolai’s family. I can’t say much more about that because of spoilers. However, I can’t wait to read his sibling’s stories.

Complaints: I don’t have a specific complaint about the story, it was ok. I just never felt that “punch” that makes you fall in love. I did feel the pacing was excellent and all plot questions were answered. I wish I knew what just wasn’t there for me but I don’t have a clue.

Why I gave it a 3.25: The chemistry between the main characters was off the charts and I enjoyed reading their story. I will be continuing this series.

Gena Showalter

Books in Series:
Lord of the Vampires (Royal House of Shadows, #1)Lord of Rage (Royal House of Shadows, #2)Lord of the Wolfyn (Royal House of Shadows, #3)Lord of the Abyss (Royal House of Shadows, #4)

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Felicia S
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5 responses to “#BoutOfBooks Review: Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter (NetGalley)(Readers N Ritas Author)(Rating 3.25 Wine Glasses)

  1. Tara SG (25 Hour Boo

    Seems like we felt the same way about this book. I've seen some reviewers that couldn't get behind the couple, but that wasn't the problem for me. I'm really hoping the next book is better though 🙂

  2. Melissa (Books and T

    All I need to say is that I need to read more Showalter. I just bought a collection on kindle that was on sale. You know I won't stop there after this review.

  3. Bookish Brunette

    I was like this about one of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter's books… But I figure ONE out of TWENTY ain't so bad! 😉

  4. A Journey in Reading

    I have this one in my "possibles" right now… one of 5! LOL… glad to know that you liked it!