Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter
Story: Jane Parker has seen so much loss and suffering to last her a lifetime. Her dreams are haunted by the terrible accident that took away her family and she lives as a recluse, running away from life and people, steeling her heart to not be hurt again.
But as her dreams start to show her a gorgeous man, chained and abused, her heart can't help but reaching out to him.
When a strange book is delivered to her home she thinks nothing of it, but inside the pages she discovers the story of the mysterious prisoner and she's sucked into his world with no hope of escape.
Nicolai is the prisoner is Jane's dreams. A Vampire sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina, he doesn't know who he is and where he comes from, but a ferocious need for freedom and revenge burn inside him and the only thing he's certain of is that Jane is the only person in the world that can help him.
Once they come together, a powerful force will be unleashed, and worlds will be changed forever.
I've read Gena Showalter's books for years and one thing is certain: she never disappoints.
Her stories deliver exactly what it says in the tin: sexy and tortured heroes, strong willed heroines and a romantic whirlwind that will sweep your heart and senses away.
“Lord of the Vampires” is no different.
The first instalment in the 4 books series “The Royal House of Shadows”, which is a collaboration of 4 fantastic authors (Jill Monroe, Jessica Andersen and Nalini Singh), is as sizzling hot and page turning as any of Gena's books (I'm a big fan of “The Lords of the Underworld” series)
Nicolai is a great anti-hero, he's savage, vengeful and yet he's full of contradictions and I loved how his true emotions started to blossom as his feelings for Jane became deeper and stronger.
He was of course my favourite character in the book :)
I love the new world in which the story evolves, and although it is very familiar in that it resembles other worlds from Gena's stories, it's still interesting and varied and full of interesting mythologies and legends.
The plot is intriguing and well developed and has so many twist and turns that it's going to keep readers entertained and on the edge.
I can't wait to see how the series will continue but let me say, Gena Showalter has certainly kicked it off with pure class ;)
You'll love it if you like: Gena Showalter's books of course :)
Happy Reading Bookaholics!