Taken by the Vampire King

Taken by the Vampire King

by Laura Kaye

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Overview

Seven ancient vampire kings.
One fight to save humanity...


Henrik Magnusson is supposed to be immortal, but a mysterious ailment leaves the Vampire Warrior King near death, and not even the blood of the Proffered—human virgins trained to feed and mate with the elite warriors—sustains him. Then he rescues a beautiful young woman from the Soul Eaters, his ancient enemies, and she sets off a bloodlust and a desire he hasn't felt for centuries.

Photographer Kaira Sorenson's life takes a nightmare turn when she's saved by a...vampire. But she's seen too much, and now she's his prisoner. All of which means she should be afraid of Henrik, but he's regal, tormented, and hot as hell, and she can't deny her intense attraction to him. And then she learns that her blood may be his only salvation...

Kaira knows what it's like to be sick, so she agrees to help Henrik. But when feeding turns into a scorching night of so much more, she must decide if she's willing to be his forever—but will the king release her so she can freely choose?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162858218
Publisher: Laura Kaye
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 6,613
File size: 519 KB

About the Author

Laura Kaye is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense and has sold more than one million books in the U.S. alone. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. A former college history professor, Laura also writes bestselling historical women's fiction as Laura Kamoie. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Customer Reviews

Taken by the Vampire King 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 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. *
Robbiebee 20 days ago
Henrik doesn't know who the young women who took such wonderful picture of the aurora borealis is, but he knows he wants her. When she is attacked walking back to her hotel, he knows he has to save her. For the first time in a long time he's found a woman whose blood calls to him. When Kaira is attacked on her way back to her hotel, she's terrified by her attackers, and almost more so by the men who rescue her. When she wakes in an unfamiliar place, she knows she's in trouble yet she can't ignore the captivating man with the beautiful eyes who rescued her. Until she sees his fangs as he takes her wrist. This third book in Laura Kaye's Vampire Warrior Kings is just as intriguing, just as hot as the first two books in the series. I highly recommend it (and the earlier books in the series) for a quick, entertaining read.
Katiekoz 25 days ago
I think Taken by the Vampire King is my favorite of the series. I enjoyed how this one was different and unique. I was a little confused by Henrik and his condition, I guess I just didn't fully understand it. Other than his condition making him angry and a bit violent, Henrik is a sweet guy. He's caring and protective and I love that side of him. Kaira is nice and innocent in that she doesn't know about the vampire world and all that it entails. She's easy to like and I loved how quickly she bonded with Henrik and wants to help him. They're an adorable pairing, who also know how to turn on the heat, and I really enjoyed their story.
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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