The Vampire King by Heather Killough-Walden

The Vampire King
The Vampire King by Heather Killough-Walden

Release Date: February 2012

Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book/Audiobook: 210 pages/ 7hrs 18mins

Purchase Links:Amazon Barnes & Noble Thriftbooks Google Books

Rating:

3 Stars

Summary:

It was immediate for Roman. In three thousand years, he’d never lost control of his emotions, or his heart. But the moment he laid eyes on Evelynne Farrow, he knew she was the woman who haunted his dreams. And everything changed.

Everything.

Evie Farrow has always loved a good vampire romance. In fact, she makes a living writing them. While sitting in a coffee shop and working on her next mega-hot book, Evie is approached by a tall, dark, and handsome man who could have been pulled directly from one of her novels.

Unbeknownst to her, Roman D’Angelo is exactly what he appears to be – a vampire, and not just any vampire, but the king of vampires.

Unfortunately, while Roman is both ancient and invulnerable, Evie is flesh and blood. Just as Roman decides that he and Evie have a date with destiny, for reasons of their own, an ancient god and a homicidal vampire take an equally strong interest in her. To make things more complicated, there’s something very special about Evie. Something not quite human.

Can Roman fight off the incredible forces that would have Evie as their own long enough to win her heart, or will destiny betray him, and destroy everything he has ever dreamed of?

“Lalura had told him about her vision. Thirteen kings on a chess board – and thirteen queens….”

~Goodreads~

Review:

I wanted to love this book so much.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that the book was horrible, I enjoyed the storyline. I only wish Evie and Roman’s relationship would’ve had more time to flourish. I still enjoyed the Vampire King claiming his Queen, and seeing that he had to go through some struggles to get her back. Oh, and the power that Evie has is refreshing; in many ways, she is more potent than Roman, who doesn’t love a strong woman?

Call me a sucker, but I love it when a vampire is written with the primal mate senses. Roman’s instinctual draw to Evie made the book worthwhile. There is a point in which Evie becomes Romans Queen, and I’m all for us ladies being Queens, but it was never explained how or why.

Last but not least, this first book was a lot of information. I understand the need for the preparation of the following books, but at one point, I forgot what book I was reading due to the information being thrown at me. This information dump may be needed for the rest of the series, but I had to reread some parts just to figure out what was going on and why.

Dragon Prince

Dragon Prince by Stella Dawn

Release Date: January 2019

E-book/Audio Book: 207 pages, not available on audiobook

Purchase Links:

Rating:

3 Stars

Summary:

I’m a survivor. All of us who were abducted as children from earth are…or at least those of us who are still alive.

When my best friend’s ship crashes into a prehistoric jungle planet, I do what I do best: I survive. And I protect and train the only other survivor from the crash—young half-dragon, half-human child.

For five years, we’ve hunted gigantic beasts and scavenged man-eating plants. Then, an imperial ship crashes, and we’re no longer alone.

This dragon prince warrior is used to women falling at his feet. With a body like that, I can’t blame them, but I have more important things on my mind than getting it on with a huge, muscular, alpha alien. If he thinks there’s going to be anything between us other than a shaky truce until we escape this lethal planet, he’s got another thing coming.

I’ve never worn a collar. I refuse to be any royal dragon’s slave, and I’d rather die than be one of their “mates.” I’m fighting for my freedom, nothing else.

But when a slaver ship crashes, we’re no longer just fighting for our lives. It will take all my strength and guile to fend them off and protect the little girl I’ve come to love as if she were my own daughter.

The dragon prince has sworn to help, but his power comes with a price. He doesn’t want a truce.

He wants me.

~Goodreads~

Review:

Where to begin?

Kara was interesting, her being the human with a halfling as a “daughter” made her character more round. I enjoyed reading about Kara’s past and watching her grow to love Kalador.

Kalador has a very interesting background, I really would like to see where his family tree takes us. Seeing as we were able to watch Kalador’s sister slowly accept his decision, and learn to care for Kara and the halfling as well made his half of the story that much more enjoyable.

Storyline

This book was nothing short of interesting. Dragons, royalty, secret royalty, lust, love, hate all wrapped into one book. I enjoyed the simplicity of the story, it made it very easy to follow along with and a really good book to get you out of any reading slump. There were many parts where Kalador and Kara had sexy moments, but I don’t feel it took anything away from the book. We do learn about little details such as, dragon eggs, Kara’s bloodline and so forth that we don’t receive questions for and that was a little disappointing. The end of the book left me in a weird place, I think it could’ve been wrapped up a little better. Other parts that left me lacking, Kalador’s family being introduced to Kara, I really wanted to see the way that would play out, but alas we did not get that ending.

Overall the storyline was good, there were things missing but those things did not decrease my scoring. I don’t mind reading other stories from the Author, I’m interested in seeing what else she comes up with for this Drajon group.

His Mate and Mistress

His Mate and His Mistress

His Mate and Mistress by Irtania Adrien

Release Date: First released in 2017, released on Amazon May 2018

E-book/Audio Books: 558/8hrs. 52 mins.

Purchase Links/Reading Links: Amazon          Dreame          WattPad

Rating:

2 Stars

Summary:

Alpha Demitrey Jackson felt on top of the world. He was Alpha of one of the Largest wolf Packs In North America, he was wealthy, and had a beautiful mistress. Yes, a mistress, not a mate, he never wanted one. No one knew why, yet no one questioned his decision. When a smaller pack was being threatened by rogues, he was asked to help, and so a peace treaty was signed through a marriage between him and the youngest daughter of the alpha of the silent moon pack, but who knew that she was his destined mate?

Adelina Veraso dreamed of the day her mate would sweep her off her feet, take her in his warm embrace, shower her with hugs and kisses, and love her for who she was. But she never expected him to be a cold ass hole who loathed and insulted her, made love to his mistress instead of her, who treated her as though she was some animal, yet treated his mistress as though she was a queen. He allowed no other male to approach her, but his mistress gets to saunter around with whomever she pleases. And she hated the way he played with her heart, toyed with her feelings, and teased her body whenever he felt like degrading her.

Demitrey is stuck with Adelina, but he wants nothing to do with her. So why can’t he take her out of his mind? Why can’t he stay out of her bed at night? Why does he get jealous when another male approach her? And why Oh why can’t he let her go?

Join Adelina as she experiences a roller-coaster of emotions, tears, romance, heartbreak, and maybe love, and join Demitrey as he withstand a battle within himself when it comes to Adelina.

*This book does have a sequel which is posted for FREE on wattpad, and is called “His Mate and His Mistress: The Rise of a Luna”. Thank you for your support!

~Goodreads~

Review:

So, here we go.

I read this book through the Dreama app, where you use coins to continue reading a story. (This is not an advertisement, I was suckered in via Facebook.)

Warning, because I read this book on the dreame app, I may have a later version before any corrections were made, hopefully.

The overall rating is due to the grammatical errors found throughout the book, every page, to be exact. I really do think that the author should go back over everything and read it out loud, or at least request readers that would look for grammatical errors, I would honestly do it for free. The grammatical errors really get in the way of the plot, mixing up some characters in places, and not having the appropriate words becomes very frustrating. So the overall 2/5 star ratings will stand until the book has been edited.

The Storyline

The overall storyline was acceptable. I did continue reading since I wanted to know how the story would turn out. Fair warning, there is a massive cliffhanger at the end of the Grand Cayon sized cliffhanger.

Adelina has so much growing to do when we first meet her, and throughout the story, she slowly, in a snail-like fashion, learns that she does not deserve the treatment she is receiving from her “mate” Demitrey (horrible guy). Adelina appears to be very mature at times, then at others, she seems childlike, complaining about her circumstances rather than fighting to get herself out.

Demitrey has his own demons that he needs to conquer, and I understand that at times, we have shitty upbringings, but what he does to his mate is not called for. I believe he could’ve simply told her he didn’t want her, had her agree and be stalkerish from afar until all problems were solved. We do have chapters reading from Demitrey’s viewpoint. In the beginning, I was bewildered, because he did seem like a complete asshole, of course, the author tried to explain his behavior, but his actions spoke louder than words, sorry no sorry.

Honestly, the entire time Adelina is having her inner turmoil about this guy really pissed me off. I don’t care if he was her mate, being treated like shit because of safety measures is never okay.

Well, as said before, the grammatical errors brought this book down, and Demitrey didn’t help the scoring what-so-ever. I know that the last part is purely due to my feelings, but hey, it is a review.