Book Review: The Vampire Queen's Servant by: Joey W. Hill

The Vampire Queen's Servant (Vampire Queen, Book 1)Publisher: Berkley Heat
Publish Date: 3 July 2007
Origins: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Series: Vampire Queen Series: The Vampire Queen's Servant (1), The Mark of the Vampire Queen (2), A Vampire's Claim (3), Beloved Vampire (4), Vampire Mistress (5), Vampire Trinity (6), Vampire Instinct (7)


Synopsis
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 Elyssa 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.

Review
Wow! This book is hot! Like touching fire, scald you skin, and every other heat inducing euphemisms there is and add them together. STEAMY! Anyway...I am sure you are getting the point. There is a lot of sensuality in the pages of this book. Not just sex or lust, but sensuality of the mind, of love, of just being near another living thing. (can't really say human being). I love to see non-sexual sensuality mixed with sexual heat and lustful sensuality; they make a great juxtaposition.

I liked Lyssa in this book but I think really...Jacob is my favorite; what girl can resist an Irish baroque? He is just way more approachable and touchable as character for me so I really enjoyed reading about him and I loved delving into his mind along with Lyssa through out the story. I do like Lyssa, she is a hard task mistress, but she true to who she is and I can appreciate that in a good character.

I loved the heat throughout the book. I was pleasantly surprised in more than one or two of the sexual scenes in the book; which is good...I get tired of reading the the same damn thing in about ten different erotica or romances, especially BDSM, over, and over. It gets old, this book kept me off my guard and pleasantly aware.

I think my only complaint about this book is that it didn't seem (up front) to have a actual like structure...it took me time to think about it after I finished up...about ten minutes ago...to formulate the major events, plot points, and climax points (no pun intended) in my head to see the actual structure of the book. I like it...I am not going to give away how I am feeling about what I think the main conflict and such is...I will let you read the book and come to your own conclusions.

Joey Hill is one of the amazing authors I met at AAD2010. She totally caught me off guard...she is this hardcore erotica author and when you meet her she is soft spoken and down right sweet. I love that fact about her and her books...shows that you never know what is under the hood, or inside of a person, you never can judge from the outside and simply know everything. I had a wonderful time meeting her and I will DEFINITELY continue this amazing series! I suggest you pick it up to.


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8 comments:

  1. I have this one on my wishlist! Great review! Congrats on being the featured blogger on the Friday Follow. Have a great weekend! :)

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  2. Great review.
    This is one of my favorite series, and one of very few that new books are bought as soon as I can.. end of story. I can't wait to see what you think of the other books. This series grabs ahold of you and doesn't let go.
    oh are you in for a wild ride.. :)

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  3. I have never heard of this book before but it sounds really different from many of the other vampire books out there. I think I will have to check it out on amazon.

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  4. Hmm,I'm intrigued. I think I might have to pick this one up.

    Stopping over from the Hop & Follow. I've been reading your blog for several months now, but have never hit the follow button until today.

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

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  5. I have this one on my wish list and I'm glad to see a good review of the book. I do understand what you mean by little to no story line though because some books are just all about the sex. I hope this one has at least a little bit of a story line.

    Thanks for the review.

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  6. Hi there got to know you from parajunky's happy follow friday
    I am now following your fun blog, love your reviews

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  7. great review, congrats on being the featured blogger, i already follow you kai

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  8. This looks like a book I can really sink my teeth into! Thanks for the great review!

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