A Vampire's Claim
Book 3, Vampire Queen
Joey W. Hill
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Third in a national bestselling series that's been hailed as "erotica at its best."(A Romance Review)
The daughter of two vampires, Lady Daniela is considered aristocracy in the vampire world. Still, she has to fight for what she wants-especially since what she wants is to depose a brutal territory overlord. For that she'll need the help of Devlin, a handsome, brave human who inflames her desire far more than any man or beast.
Even though she could easily lay her claim and take Dev on as a fully marked servant, she resists the urge-especially since Dev is still tormented by something in his past. But when her enemy makes an unexpected appearance, Dev surprises them both by yielding completely to his feelings for Danny and showing her the devotion of a true servant-until she decides to take his freedom without asking...
A Vampire's Claim claimed me!
4.25/5 stars. This is my 2nd Vampire Queen novel, after reading Beloved Vampire. After finishing Vampire's Claim, liked it as much or a little better than Beloved Vampire. I enjoy how Joey W. Hill sets up a story. She eases into it. She clearly defines what a character is all about, or at least gives the reader a very good framework. She gives us glimpses into Lady Daniela's and Devlin's pasts, bringing us into those characters' inner monologues. JH let's us know what they are thinking and why they think that way. The author also does a nice job setting the scenes, drawing the reader into the environment and time period. JH has become one of my favorite paranormal authors. With some novelists, like JH, you just appreciate good writing & can enjoy the ride just that much more. There are so many romance and PNR novels out there that are repetitive, with bad grammar, constant typos, etc. and even if the story is okay to good, that bad writing just puts me off. JH in the Vampire Queen series has strong characters with weak sides. They fight their inner turmoils along with tough situations they find themselves in. Action scenes are logically placed and it keeps the story believable and moving along nicely. I don't like most books that have BDSM scenes, but JH does it in a way that it is on the verge of crude, sometimes crude, but more often than not, scenes are more sensual and sexy than other books that just describe the acts without any context or story behind the characters. The real turn on is to be drawn into characters' lives, not just have sex acts thrown in your face. Be forewarned: The Vampire Queen novels have ménage à trois, bondage, and BDA (back door action). Those scenes don't make the story, however. There's much more to the story. The BDSM scenes can be shocking to the senses, but they are part of the vampire world Joey W. Hill has created.
- Category: Erotica
- Published: Mar 03, 2009
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 448 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 3, Vampire Queen