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  • Posted January 16, 2012

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    I highly recommend this book especially if you are into the paranormal

    I read this after reading Gena's series the lords of the underworld, I wasn't disapointed I loved it and I have recommended to my friend who got me involved with the paranormal romances. I have already pre-ordered the newest book to be released soon. I can't wait

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

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    A great collection and a strong start to a new series.

    Gena Showalter's work is always a must read for me, so I was thrilled to see that some of her anthologized pieces were being offered as a collection, and that within that collection would also be the first story in a new series. ~~~~~ The titular piece in this collection, The Lord of the Vampires, is the start of the new Royal House of Shadows Series. This tale focuses on Nicolai, a vampire prince being held captive in another world, and Jane, a researcher struggling to recover from a life-changing car accident that killed the rest of her family. Nicolai is the oldest of four siblings (Breena, Dayn, and Micah) whose parents were killed by the Blood Sorcerer. The dying king and queen used the last of their magic to send their children away before the sorcerer could get to them, but their attempt to protect Nicolai wasn't fully successful. After being transported away, he was captured and taken as a sex slave to the Princesses Odette and Laila; the women stole his memories and kept him caged. When the story opens, Nicolai is searching for a way to free himself from captivity. He and Jane meet in their dreams, and eventually he uses his magic to bring her to his world. Together, they free Nicolai from his captors and fight to stay safe in a world filled with ogres, enchantments, and dark magic. As Nicolai works to keep Jane by his side, he must also recover his stolen memories in order to find his way back to his family's kingdom. ~~~~~ While the conclusion of this story feels a little abrupt-the couple gets their HEA, but it's quite clear that there's much more to come in the series-it was a great start and made me anxious to read the next segment. ~~~~~ As for the other stories in this collection, they've all been published elsewhere but it's nice to have them together. "The Darkest Angel" and "The Darkest Prison" are part of the Lords of the Underworld series, and "The Amazon's Curse" takes place within the Atlantis series. A particular favorite of mine is "The Darkest Angel", which features the archangel Lysander and the harpy Bianka, but they're all great reads.

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

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    A must have

    Every story in this book is amazing! Gena Showalter is the best at paranormal and sexual tension and keeping you guessing. A must have for lord of the underworld lovers as well.

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  • Posted April 5, 2012

    A Must Read

    I finished my last Anita Blake Book, looking for another thrill and was recommend to Gena Showalter. Can I say she doesn't disappoint! I loved this bundle so much I ordered the whole series the next day. The Lords stories are not only intriguing you find yourself hoping and rooting them on! Great work! My only disappointment was I just finished her last book available, and have to wait for the next!

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  • Posted January 4, 2012

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    Love it

    Love love love Gina Showalter
    Great writer great stories, I'm addicted

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

    LOVE IT!!!!

    I love Gena Showalter. This book had a few stories they were a bit short but good.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Fantastic Read

    Time tripping, dimension hopping adventures are in store for readers as they embark on another journey of amazing romance and sensual delights from the creative mind of Ms. Showalter.

    There's a vampire in trouble, a land in siege, a corrupt and deviant royal house, and a simple woman with a brilliant brain who has to accomplish the impossible - free the vampire, trust him that he won't kill her, and somehow heal him. That's a lot to ask a regular human woman and yet, there's that thrum of sensual interest, a yearning and the heart of a lioness inside that won't let the heroine, Jane, back down. It's her journey that I found most interesting because she goes through the most change. She has so much to lose and more than she could imagine to gain. The part I liked best about her personality was that she's not just book smart. Some braniacs are fine in an office but completely fall apart in dealing with other people in real life situations. Not so, Jane. In fact, Ms. Showalter created a very unique character. She's been through her own brand of torture in her young life and it was a great emotional hook. I also liked how the author took that tragedy and made it into a strength. One the heroine could emotionally heal from and the hero could respect.

    The hero, Nicolai, is a mixed bag of tortured hero fun. He's got it all. If he knew about Murphy's Law, he would have hunted Murphy down and had him run through with a sword. The poor guy has one indignity after another heaped upon him. Nothing goes right and his life is an existence of never ending nightmares. No matter that he can't remember anything, he is smart, cunning and hyper-focused on his goal - escape and kill .someone. He's just not sure who. From certain descriptions in scenes when he loses his temper, he's going to be incredibly effective with his vengeance. I can't wait to see that happen. And, despite all that the twisted and ugly princess tried to do and did to Nicolai, he has this inner core of goodness and light that can't be corrupted. The only one that can tap into it is Jane. The heroine inspires a healthy dose of lust too which made for some spicy and entertaining reading. I adore how Ms. Showalter writes those scenes. They're so vivid and fun.

    The conflict is clear. The dialogue is often funny between Nicolai and Jane, many times insightful or endearing and definitely a compliment to the characters. The drama and suspense is well balanced without getting too dark and depressing. It was well done enough that I didn't have the need to bite all my nails because of stress. Some chocolate was good though.

    Princess Laila and her mother were whack jobs. Great villains who seemed unstoppable, they were darkness and sadism personified. How fulfilling it was when there was finally a confrontation between Nicolai and Jane and those pains in the neck. Even better, answers were revealed. The author was very sneaky in how she wove hints and revelations throughout. It took awhile before she allowed me to have the full picture of just how much the hero had lost and how motivational it was to find out he could reclaim most of it back. There's a price to be paid, obviously, but he's man enough to see it through, especially with Jane by his side.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Highly recommended

    Awesome book. Love Gena showalter.

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