Taken by the Vampire King

Taken by the Vampire King

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by Laura Kaye
     
 

Henrik Magnusson is supposed to be immortal, but a mysterious ailment leaves the vampire king near death, and not even the blood of the Proffered, human virgins trained to serve the elite, can sustain him. Then he rescues a beautiful young woman from his enemies, and is filled with blood lust and desire he hasn't felt for centuries.

Photographer Kaira

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Overview

Henrik Magnusson is supposed to be immortal, but a mysterious ailment leaves the vampire king near death, and not even the blood of the Proffered, human virgins trained to serve the elite, can sustain him. Then he rescues a beautiful young woman from his enemies, and is filled with blood lust and desire he hasn't felt for centuries.

Photographer Kaira Sorenson's life takes a nightmare turn when she's attacked by blood-thirsty creatures—and saved by a vampire. She should be afraid of Henrik, but she can't deny her intense attraction to this regal, enigmatic being—nor the fact that her blood may be his only salvation. Now she must decide if she's willing to be his forever…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460317891
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Series:
Vampire Warrior Kings
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
58,780
File size:
190 KB

Meet the Author

Laura Kaye is the NYTimes and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. She grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog. 

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Taken by the Vampire King 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Youbare goingbto charge 3 Dollars for 80 pages. Get a grip on reality that is ridicules.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started really good, was loving it but rushed so much in the end that it left me disappointed. Just a few more pages, one or two more chapters, would have made all the difference. A pity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a really good book till I got to the end. Or I should say the lack of the end. There was only about 3/4 of the story. It left you hanging. Not even a hint of another book. I was not happy and won't be buying anymore of this authors books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Henrik Magnusson is the Northern Warrior King, an elite albeit dwindling group of vampires warriors dedicated to protect the human race against the Soul Eaters. The Soul Eaters kill their pray by draining the blood of their victim until their heart stops beating, taking their souls in the process. Henrik has an even more dire situation, his immortal body is dying. Unable to find proffered blood to heal his immortal body, he's resigned to his fate. During a chance meeting at an art gallery, Henrik's fate changes in a way he never expected. Kaira Sorensen is living her dream. Spending two years sacrificing every penny, her photographs are in an art exhibit she's worked hard to have displayed. Even as Kaira enjoys her new found success, she cannot escape her reality. Kaira has a rare blood cancer called Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Her illness has reached the chronic stage and she doesn't have much hope. Little does she know that her meeting with a mysterious man will be a game changer. Laura Kaye writing has a way of grabbing you from the beginning and pulling you in. The chemistry between Henrik and Kaira is unmistakeable. Laura is fantastic at drawing you into these two characters personalities in such a short novella. Henrik isn't your typical vampire warrior. He is still a physical force to be reckoned with, but his health is waning. When he realizes Kaira is the key to his health, he initially refuses to take her. He's selfless and wants her to live. As Henrik and Kaira come together, he still refuses to force her to be with him. Ultimately the choice is hers, letting her come to her own decision. I love that about Henrik! Laura's vampires have heart. Laura's heroines are some of my very favorites. Kaira's character captured me immediately. Undeterred by her serious illness, she manages to persevere and make her dreams come true. I love that she isn't some weak, immature girl. Even with her young age, she's resilient and doesn't let obstacles stand in her way of her goals. No shrinking violets here! When Kaira find herself in a dangerous situation with Henrik and his uncontrolled urges, she strides ahead to help when she's clearly at risk. She doesn't let her fears stop her and I love that about her. The sex factor is definitely 5 out of 5. Laura's always great at the sexual build up. Your really invested in the character's relationship by the time the deed is done. "His hips flew, driving his cock into her slick channel over and over. She clutched and scratched and fisted at his back, her muscles writhing and alive with arousal. What he wouldn't have given to slow down, explore, savor. But he couldn't. Not when he hadn't felt the intense rush of male satisfaction in so long. Too long. Just another thing Kaira Sorensen had done for him. The list was long, and he'd only known her for twenty-four hours. Now, he didn't know how he'd go on without her. Heat and energy pooled low in his belly. He drank her down in slow sucks, and her blood tasted familiar and right, like coming home after a long time away." Mah Lawd! Laura always gets my lady parts revved up. She knows just what to say to get us all hot and bothered, even when a blood lusty vampire wants to suck you dry! Taken by the Vampire King is one of my favorite paranormal romance reads. I eagerly anticipate each upcoming release and always want more when I'm finished reading. I give it 5 out of 5 stars! Review by Dee McGee - Booze, Bookz, and Bad Boyz
GraceDZ More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars If you're looking for quick vampire reads that tug at your heart, consider reading Laura Kaye's Vampire Warrior Kings series. One of the things why I continue to enjoy this series is because each installment takes part in a different part of the world. In Taken by the Vampire King, the reader is transported to beautiful Norway. Vampire Warrior King, Henrik Magnusson is ill. He's dying and has pretty much accepted his fate. As the fight against the Soul Eaters continue, Henrik rescues a woman who he seems to be undeniably drawn to. Will she be able to save him? I think for me the first book, In the Service of the King, has been my favorite of the series thus far. It was my first introduction to this particular vampire world. With that being said, Ms. Kaye does a great job explaining this vampire world in each book making them wonderful, novella-length, standalone reads. I just loved the setting and the insights to the Northern Lights in Taken by the Vampire King. As someone who has never seen these natural light displays in real life, I found the mythology behind the Aurora Borealis to be quite fascinating! Henrik and Kaira find they have a lot of things in common. Their romance is a heart-warming one! * A complimentary copy was provided for an honest review. *
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
you have got to be kidding meL 3.00 for 80 pages won't read anymore of your books ripoff.
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RBtWBC More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Laura Kaye's Vampire Warrior Kings novellas are always a quick and satisfying read, and her recent release in the series, Taken by the Vampire King, is no exception.  The only thing that stands between the Soul Eaters and Humans are seven remaining Kings. Strong, capable, and immortal vampire leaders of a group of distinguished warriors. But Henrik Magnusson suffers from a mysterious ailment that is slowly ending his life. Unable to retain the nutrients he needs from the Proffered's, human virgins trained in serving the blood needs of the warriors, he is aging and walking a fine line between Soul Eater and Vampire. It is only a matter of time before he will turn and his brother will be forced to take his life. His only hope is finding his mate before time runs out. When he rescues Kaira Sorenson from a Soul Eater, Henrik knows he has found the one. But can he control his blood lust long enough for her to decide whether she wants to be his or not?  I enjoyed Taken By The Vampire King. Laura Kaye is always a guaranteed good read for me. However, this book didn't grab me like the first two in the series did. It just seemed to be lacking that extra little something that usually makes Kaye's books unforgettable. I liked the characters of Henrik and Kaira. Kaira is fighting a continuing battle with leukemia and her strength is commendable. Henrik's character is both heartbreaking and compelling. Like Kaira, he is fighting a battle within. But he fights with himself and the monster that he is turning into. It is destroying him to know what he will soon turn into, as it crushes those around Henrik that care for him as well. The connection that Kaira and Henrik share, and there instant willingness to fight for each other without really knowing one another, was a big appeal for me. Being a novella length story, this connection came about fast, but Kaye's masterful writing style brought credibleness to it. One of my favorite aspects about the story was the common interest between characters of the auroras. Being so far south I have never had the opportunity to witness one myself but they do fascinate me.  Taken By The Vampire King can be read fine as a stand-alone but I would recommend reading the first two novellas beforehand so that you can get a better feel for the captivating world that Kaye has created in this series. I'm looking forward to more warrior vampire kings!
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
Sick Henrik meets sick Kaira, can they help each other in the end. This is a wonderful love story that no matter what the odds love will did away. I love this series and cant wait to read more.
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If you like a book with a little twist. This is it.
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bjreader More than 1 year ago
Very short, not as good as previous Vampire King books
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I enjoyed this book.
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Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75stars:  TAKEN BY THE VAMPIRE KING is the third novella in Laura Kaye’s paranormal Vampire Warrior Kings series focusing on the remaining seven vampire kings and their need to find a mate. Vampire Kings must feed from the ‘proffered virgins’ and without a suitable ‘donor’ Henrick Magnusson is dying.  But the night he stumbles upon Kaira Sorenson he knows he must control his blood lust or lose the only woman capable of bringing him back from the brink of extermination. Laura Kaye takes the reader on a fast paced journey as King Henrik quickly discovers that the woman he saved from an attack may be the ‘one’.  When Henrik begins to feed from Kaira, her blood begins to heal the dying king, but there is something wrong with Kaira.  When the mating mark appears, Kaira has three days to decide if Henrik is the man she wants for an eternity. Taken by the Vampire King is a short story where the relationship between Kaira and Henrik develops quickly; Kaira accepts the vampire’s existence without question and is willing to sacrifice herself for the vampire king.  There is some heartache and sorrow as Henrik learns about the plight of one of his fellow vampire kings; and the discovery of Kaira’s bloodline presupposes any storyline revelation about the history of the ‘proffered and their relationship with the kings’.   The Vampire Warrior Kings series was my first foray into the world of Laura Kaye and I loved the premise surrounding the ‘proffered ‘ and survival of the king.  Laura pulls the reader into the storyline with an emotional tale of survival against the odds. My only complaint-the novel was too short and in doing so, I felt there was something missing in the overall telling of the story. Again, it presupposes the background information into the ‘proffered and the kings.’
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