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Elusive Hero
     

Elusive Hero

4.4 9
by Joey W. Hill
 

Vampires drink blood, they’re superior to humans, and they’re sexual Dominants. Every vampire knows those truths. A vampire’s human servant is property, plaything, pawn--and the only living being a vampire can trust. Though she may own him, body, heart and soul, a human servant keeps a vampire from feeling alone in her dangerous, political world.

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Vampires drink blood, they’re superior to humans, and they’re sexual Dominants. Every vampire knows those truths. A vampire’s human servant is property, plaything, pawn--and the only living being a vampire can trust. Though she may own him, body, heart and soul, a human servant keeps a vampire from feeling alone in her dangerous, political world. But Kaela has a secret. She’s a vampire with a burning need to submit, to belong to a Master, and definitely not a vampire Master, who will use the advantage for political or emotional domination. But what kind of human male will consent to becoming a vampire’s servant, a 300 year life of utter servitude, to be her Master behind closed doors? An invitation to Eden offers her the chance to discover her elusive hero…and indulge the bliss of surrender.

We are very pleased to issue your Invitation to Eden, an exciting series from 27 of the biggest names in romance. Join us as we take you on an exciting adventure to Eden, where anything--and everything--goes!

Elusive Hero is part of the Invitation to Eden series and a book of the Vampire Queen series.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940046363678
Publisher:
Joey W. Hill
Publication date:
11/04/2014
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
123,961
File size:
438 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Joey W. Hill writes about vampires, mermaids, boardroom executives, cops, witches, angels, simple housemaids... If there’s an erotic love story to be told, she’ll take the plunge. As a result, she's proud and humbled to have five series and over thirty award-winning and highly acclaimed titles, as well as the support and enthusiasm of a wonderful and widely diverse readership. In 2011, she was awarded a Career Achievement award in Erotica by RTBookReviews. According to her personal memo book, seen only by her eyes--probably because it would reveal that she loves the Partridge Family and the movie Pure Country--the top three ways to ensure her readers continue to come looking for her books are #1 Write a great story, #2 KEEP writing great stories and #3 “For the love of God, don’t let them get to know the author – that will scare them away.” (Particularly if they find out about the Partridge Family.) She has become known for writing the type of erotic romance that not only wins her fans of that genre, but readers who would “never” read BDSM romance. That’s because first and foremost, she thinks what attracts a reader is strong characters. “Whatever genre you’re writing, if the characters are compelling and sympathetic, the readers are going to want to see what happens to them. While I strive to make sure my work includes essential elements of the storytelling craft – tight plot, engaging dialogue, etc. – if the character development isn’t there, there isn’t much point in reading. It can be the coolest plot ever, but if the reader could care less whether the hero or heroine survive (in fact, in some cases you may be rooting for their destruction just so you can be done with the darn thing), then it’s not a story worth reading.” Why is that? She believes that our world is an ironically isolating one. Humans have overrun the planet, armed with a plethora of communication tools. Yet we feel very alone in our own heads, trying to make a connection with someone. The “ah, there you are – where have you been?” person. The person who gives us an anchor, but also the courage to release our tedious baggage to embrace ourselves fully. That’s what she seeks to accomplish in every story. Bringing characters together who have numerous emotional obstacles standing in their way, watching them reach a soul-deep understanding of one another through the expression of their darkest sexual needs, and then growing from that understanding into love. So why erotic romance? “Writing great erotic romance is all about exploring the true face of who we are – the best and worst - which typically comes out in the most vulnerable moments of sexual intimacy.” Who wouldn’t want to write about that? How does she accomplish that? She suspects it’s the perfection of a Vulcan mind meld with the characters, which takes an effective mix of manic depression, schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive behavior that would make “Monk” look like a light weight. Not to mention the broad streak of romanticism that forms an asphalt four-lane highway through her heart. It’s a tendency that sends her back to her favorite book and movie scenes for toe-curling or tear-inducing inspiration. (Her husband reports this with loving resignation, since he’s often called upon to stoically endure the movie scenes and hold her hand while she weeps through the mushy parts.) Take the plunge with her, and don't hesitate to let her know what you think of her work, good or bad. She thrives on feedback!

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Elusive Hero 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
GailGoodinCrowell62 More than 1 year ago
WOW!! This is the12th in the Vampire Queen Series, and it did not disappoint. Vampires are strong, alphas, dominant, male or female but not always...Not deep inside. When Karla accepts an invitation to an exclusive island vacation and accepts maybe, just maybe there she can be her true self. A submissive,the biggest twist is that the Master she desires is human. A taboo in the Vampire world in every aspect. Thank you Joey W Hill for your wicked, wicked mind.
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ABrantley More than 1 year ago
Captures your attention from page one. I love the Invitation to Eden Series. I've discovered to many wonderful authors and Joey Hill is no exception. I can't wait to go back and read more from Hill's Vampire Queen Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW!! I never saw that coming, never even imagined it. I’ll get back to this but first. . . The Vampire Queen Series was my introduction to Joey W Hill and I know that series inside and out. Joey is amazing with the physical nature of BDSM in her stories but she also uses the psychological side of this lifestyle with expertise as well. Elusive Hero is one of the stories that prove this. As with most of Joey W Hill’s stories I wanted it to continue. They always seem to short. You would think that statement means this is a bad story. I can tell you it is anything but. She has a knack of writing a totally satisfying story that leaves you wanting more. Giving you the opportunity to use your own imagination to take the characters where you want them to go. At least until we get a visit from them in another story. *wicked grin* Joey’s vampires are smart, strong, beautiful and very dominant whether born or made, male or female. So when I heard that Kaela Overlord of the California Territory, a made vampire, had a secret I never imagined it would be that one of those traits would be missing. Before Kaela was turned she was a submissive. This is her secret, not that she was submissive but that she still is. Kaela longs to submit to a Master, not a vampire Master but a human Master. In the vampire world this is a death sentence or worse. She could become a pawn or slave to a more powerful vampire. She has learned to control and hide this from the vampire world. But as we all know you can only control something you desire for so long. When Kaela receives an invitation to the Eden Resort she is torn between risking the chance to embrace her desires or to stay strong and continue to leave those desires behind. This is where I should tell you a little about our hero Garron. I’m not going to though. Garron is one man/Dom you are going to want to experience the same way Kaela does, one moment at a time. If you have been reading the Invitation to Eden series you know the island and the resort not only give it’s guests the dreams they desire but have also given our authors a chance to take their characters in a direction they may have only dreamed of. Places we reader never dreamed of. Enjoy your vacation to Eden!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a bit disappointed with this book. I never really felt the connection between the two characters. There was a LOT of sex but it just made me yawn after awhile. This book didnt have the intensity of the rest of her books. And ultimately it just wasnt believable that a Dom would still be master of a vampire - at least the way the boom was written.
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In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Elusive Hero will take you on an intimate sensual adventure.  It asks if a born submissive can perform like a dominant outside of the bedroom.  The answer is yes.  Lady Kaela is a made vampire who was born a natural service submissive but to survive in her new life as a vampire she has had act like a dominant for her safety and those she has charge of.  It’s worked for 175 years.  But it has taken its toll.  When the opportunity to explore her submissive fantasies arises can she indulge? More importantly will she be able to give it up when it is over?   Garron Rand has been through hell on earth and has the scars to prove it.  He has healed while working on Eden Island and has become one of their best professional Dominants. When he hears of Kaela’s predicament he is intrigued and volunteers to help her rediscover her submissive side.   90 percent of this book is interaction between only Garron & Kaela.  There is a lot of mind play as well as some kinky release.  But it isn’t until they interact with others that the real question of the book comes into play.  Can Master Garron be a Master in the bedroom but a servant out of it? Will Kaela be able to protect him? Should they even try? Once again Joey W. Hill takes you places you never thought you would go and makes you enjoy the ride.  Though this takes place in the world of the Vampire Queen series it can be read standalone.  Although if you really want to know what Kaela and Garron are up against you should really read this series.