Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter

Posted March 11, 2014 by Silvia in Books / 10 Comments

Lord of the Vampires by Gena ShowalterLord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter
Series: Royal House of Shadows #1
Published by Mills & Boon on October 1, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Borrowed
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Dangerously sexy vampire Nicolai was renowned for his virility, but now fate has turned against The Dark Seducer. Cast out from his home, Nicolai has been doomed to become a sex slave in the magical kingdom of Delfina. All that remains of Nicolai's mind is the primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who can help him.

I’d never read anything by Gena Showalter before but, since I’ve always heard great things about her titles, I was sure this book would have amazed me. That was a very wrong guess from my part. I shouldn’t have had high expectations in the first place, I would have avoided the disappointment . . . maybe.

At first, I thought it was going to be an exciting read. I was eager to live the pre-announced adventure in a fantasy world with magical creatures and I couldn’t wait for the action to kick in but, suddenly, an ongoing back and forth of ‘Mine’ started . . . Now, I do love alpha males and, let’s be honest, their possessiveness is what captivates us the most, but it kinda lost its power/charm in here. ‘Mine’ was a word used too easily and it sounded way repetitive, like the dialogues between the couple. For me Nicolai wasn’t a hero to fall for and Jane’s concerns and her constant mind ramblings were annoying most of the times.

I liked the idea, the plot was there but the development was very disappointing, and sometimes confusing. Nevertheless, even if this book didn’t do well for me, I feel like I should not give up on Showalter just yet.


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10 responses to “Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter

  1. Silvia, Gene Showalter is one of those authors who is completely hit it or miss with me. Sometimes I love it and other times I think it is just awful, like DNF awful. I always feel bad, but I understand exactly what you are saying.

  2. It kinda makes me feel a bit better, at least less alone. Of course, I'm sorry you had such bad experiences with her titles. Hope I won't have to cross the DNF line, it's something I avoided so far since it bothers me to leave any book unfinished and I'd like to keep it that way…

  3. Bookworm Brandee

    I haven't read a Showalter book yet, Silvia. And I do like the premise of this one. But sometimes that's not enough, right? I'm sorry this one missed the mark for you and you were so disappointed. I hope your next read ROCKS! 🙂

  4. Oh no! I have just taken out The first book of The Lords of the Underworld from the Library and have heard great things about that series. Sorry this one didn't work out for you. Let's hope the other books are better!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

  5. I liked the premise a lot, it just didn't work out well for me. I wasn't really expecting the writing to let me down in such a way that I wanted to really shut it down and get over with it more than once. Not the best of feelings for a reader 🙁

  6. Oops… Well, I hope it will work out well for you, Chanzie. As you can see from the comments here, for some didn't work at all but for others worked fine. My piece of advice is not to focus on what you heard about it, just read it and see what it gives you personally.

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