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"Complex and Darkly Erotic"

Lady Elyssa is the last vampire of the Far East Clan. At a thousand years old, she is powerful and cunning. Suffering from a mysterious illness, Lyssa struggles to overcome the loss of her cruel and demented husband Rex, as well as the death of her beloved servant, Thomas. As a gift to Lyssa, Thomas sent Jacob to care for her as her new servant. Bitter and skeptical, Lyssa agrees to give Jacob a chance; though it is more than obvious that Jacob does not possess a submissive temperament.

Drawn to the vampire queen, Jacob has signed on for the job as her servant. Upon taking an oath to honor her every demand, Jacob soon realizes that some of the queen's orders go against his dominant nature, not to mention his core beliefs. As an internal war wages in Jacob's heart and mind he finds himself unable to leave her...but as days go by, he finds himself questioning his decision to remain as her servant.

Will Lyssa's punishments and relentless pursuit of Jacob's absolute submission force them both to see the truth about the ties that bind them? Will Jacob's refusal to bend to Lyssa's will ultimately turn her into the very thing she despises? Is Lyssa a cruel and merciless mistress or does compassion lie at the heart of her impossible demands? As their passion ignites, a battle of wills rages while supernatural forces threaten to destroy them both.

THE VAMPIRE QUEEN'S SERVANT is a complex and darkly erotic novel. Joey W. Hill's excellent world building sets an incredibly believable backdrop for this story to unfold. Horrifically intense and suspenseful, this reader found herself squirming as Jacob's life became less his own. This is not a story for the faint of heart. Readers who prefer novels with darker themes will not be disappointed.

Reviewer's note: This book contains elements that some readers may find objectionable: Explicit sexual content, violence, exhibitionism, dubious consent, bondage, light torture, and anal play.

Reviewed by Sonya Harrison
Posted July 31, 2008

SUMMARY

His blood. His soul. His body. Hers for the taking...

His blood. His soul. His body. Hers for the asking…

Lady Elyssa Yamato Amaterasu Wentworth is a centuries-old vampire who’s been given a new servant – Jacob, a total alpha male unaccustomed to submitting to any woman’s wishes. What really binds Jacob to her are not her sensual midnight hungers, but something far more provocative. It stirs her blood, renews her life and awakens her soul like only true love can. The passion between Lyssa and Jacob yields something else unexpected – a shared history that reaches back through the centuries and is fated to challenge their destiny like nothing ever will again.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic
Theme(s): Vampire, BDSM

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The Vampire Queen's Servant
(Vampire Queen: Book 1)
by Joey W. Hill

Berkley Pub Group
July 1, 2007
Available: July 3, 2007
ISBN #0425215903
EAN #9780425215906
384 pages
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Joey W. Hill

Bound by the Vampire Queen
Vampire Instinct
Vampire Trinity
Vampire Mistress
A Mermaid's Ransom
Beloved Vampire
A Vampire’s Claim
A Witch's Beauty
Unlaced
A Mermaid's Kiss
The Mark of the Vampire Queen
Natural Law
Forgotten Wishes
Snow Angel
If Wishes Were Horses
Enchained
Make Her Dreams Come True
Holding the Cards


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