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Lord of the Vampires Audiobook

Lord of the Vampires

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Publisher's Summary

Once upon a time… the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs - and time is running out.

Nicolai the Vampire was renowned for his virility, but in a twist of fate “The Dark Seducer” had become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina - stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remained was a primal need for freedom, revenge - and the only woman who could help him.

In her dreams, a wanton vampire called to Jane Parker, drawing her to his dark sexuality and his magical realm. But for a human, all was not a fairy tale in Delfina. Jane was the key to Nicolai’s memory… but exploiting her meant dooming the only mortal he craved.

This is the first book in Royal House of Shadows. The Quartet features new books from some of the biggest names in paranormal fantasy romance: Gena Showalter, Jill Monroe, Jessica Andersen, and Nalini Singh. Listen to a new book in the series every month, from now through November.

©2011 Gena Showalter (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Jane Doe 07-25-15
    Jane Doe 07-25-15
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    "Disappointing"

    Narrator read male lead like Frankenstein.
    Heroine was obsessive, needs psychiatric help.
    Very insecure and pathetic.

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    vampfan 06-24-14
    vampfan 06-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Steamy"
    Would you try another book from Gena Showalter and/or Genvieve Bevier?

    Absolutely! However, this is not Mrs. Showalter's best work. This book was lacking in plot. It was sexy but I was looking for the depth of character I am so used to finding in her novels.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Had some semblance of a plot line.


    Which character – as performed by Genvieve Bevier – was your favorite?

    Nicolai


    Do you think Lord of the Vampires needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I know it has a follow up, in fact, it has several. I am not as eager to pick them up as much as I have been about her other works.


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    mlsmith1000 11-19-12
    mlsmith1000 11-19-12
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    "Not worth the $."

    The story started out pretty slow. Listening to the narration for Nicolia was tedious and other then the word "mine", the character did not have much to say and used only 1 -3 words per sentence. I only made it about 1/3 of the way through. I ended up falling a sleep while listening and was not interested enough to go back and finish it.

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    Vicki Irving, Texas, United States 09-03-12
    Vicki Irving, Texas, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The Narrator Ruined this Book!"

    The narrator completely ruined this book. She was horrible and I had to force myself to finish the book. She made the male characters sound like dumb, zombie robots. I can't believe the directors/producers let this terrible narration out the door. I will never listed to another book narrated by Genvieve Bevier.

    I love Gena Showalter, but this is not one of her best works. She made Nicolai talk in very short phrases in the first half of the book, which made him very "me Tarzan, you Jane" in his speech pattern. This book could have been great is she fixed Nicolai's conversation patterns and the book had a narrator with some talent. Save your credits on this one and buy the book, if you want to read it.

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    Bonnie 06-11-12
    Bonnie 06-11-12
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    "Ugh! I usually enjoy Gena Showalter..."

    This is the first time I haven't finished listening to one of her books, but it was truly awful - stiff, stilted characters and caveman dialogue.

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    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 02-09-12
    Kathy Broken Arrow, OK, United States 02-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Not what I was expecting"

    I've read and listened to many Vampire books and this one was a great change of pace. Not the typical story line and gives one a new look at them. A good pace and makes you want to get the rest of the books in the story to see what happens. Interesting switch to an entire story. You will enjoy all 4 books.

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    I 01-09-12
    I 01-09-12 Member Since 2015

    My name is Isabel, I have been in love with audio books since 2008 when I had to stop reading books due to several brain surgeries.

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    "Good story (part of a series written by 4 authors)"

    I don't know what everyone is complaining about? We are well aware that these stories are not literary works of art. These are stories we listen to just for fun. Since I listen to these stories for "FUN" I say job well done! Very entertaining. I do like other narrators mu ch better, but this narrator didn't ruin the story for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Muriel BERKELEY, CA, United States 10-01-11
    Muriel BERKELEY, CA, United States 10-01-11 Member Since 2015
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    "painful"

    I don't know which is the most responsible, the story or the narrator, but the males in this story sounded like cave men. This was awful. The story didn't have a chance. I have loved all of Showalter's stories. I don't understand how this one was produced this way.

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    stephanie a mccall 09-15-11 Member Since 2015
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    "it was great but ok"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    it was to confussing


    Would you recommend Lord of the Vampires to your friends? Why or why not?

    yes if i known they can under stand it.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    it was ok


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    it has to much going on

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GreenWillow 05-16-12
    GreenWillow 05-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't get through the first chapter"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I keep forgetting I can't stand the Romance genre's formulaic stupidity. My fault. I read a review, or blurb and mistakenly think it sounds interesting. And it might have been if it wasn't for the god-awful writing.


    Has Lord of the Vampires turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutley.


    Did Genvieve Bevier do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I have no idea if it got any better. They were so flat and stereotypical from the very start; just sounded like very other one-dimensional Romance character. I do remember the hero was chained up and "oiled" all the time and the (non-vampire) heroine got sexually aroused by the blood stains on something. That sort of stood out.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Lord of the Vampires?

    I can't answer that because I couldn't get past the first scene.


    Any additional comments?

    This, if nothing else, should serve to remind me how much I dislike this genre. And I love vampires and good vampire books. I like erotica. I've *written* erotica and vampire stories. I just cannot stand Harlequin books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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