"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
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