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Taken by the Vampire King Audiobook

Taken by the Vampire King

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Henrik Magnusson is supposed to be immortal, but a mysterious ailment leaves the vampire king near death, and not even the blood of the Proffered - human virgins trained to serve the elite - can sustain him. Then he rescues a beautiful young woman from his enemies and is filled with blood lust and desire he hasn't felt for centuries.

Photographer Kaira Sorenson's life takes a nightmare turn when she's attacked by bloodthirsty creatures - and saved by a vampire. She should be afraid of Henrik, but she can't deny her intense attraction to this regal, enigmatic being - nor the fact that her blood may be his only salvation. Now she must decide if she's willing to be his forever....

©2013 Laura Kaye (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Mel Indianapolis, In 08-13-13
    Mel Indianapolis, In 08-13-13 Member Since 2014

    I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.

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    "This book is Number Three in a Series"

    Lately I have gotten into the habit of listening to short PNR books because they are short, sweet and to the point. This book checks all three categories. First let me explain, that this is the third book in a series entitled the Vampire Warrior Kings. The first books is In the Service of the King (which is not available via audible, yet), the second book is Seduced by the Vampire King, and then this title. Although you don’t have to read the previous books to understand the characters in this book, they do give you a bit more in depth of the world that author has created.

    In all the books, there are seven vampire warrior kings, each ruling over a particular section of the world. The vampires are in a constant battle with rogue vampires called soul eaters, given the name because they drink a human’s blood until the last beat of the heart and then devour the heart. These warrior vampires have an alliance with a few human that help them keep their secret from the rest of the human population. In return, the vampires offer them their blood to help extend their lives, cure diseases, etc and the humans offer human virgins (called proffered) trained to service the elite with blood and varies other things. Sometimes in doing so, a match is formed between the vampire and human female, making her his eternal mate and producing their offspring, since vampires can only produce male offspring.

    Henrik is the vampire warrior king of Norway. He is dying from a mysterious disease that nothing is able to cure, not even the blood of the proffered. He is resolute that his life is ending decides there is nothing that can be done otherwise. Kaira is a photographer whose dreams are cut short when she is diagnose with a rare condition, threatening her life. She decides to follow her dreams even if it means her life. Kaira is attacked my soul eaters and Henrik saves her life only to be tempted into a passion he hasn’t felt in ages. Henrik and Kaira are a great story. The sacrifice Henrik made to guarantee Kaira happiness is heartwarming. I genuinely like this book and will read the next book in the series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    L 04-29-16
    L 04-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "this story was ruined by bad narration"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    anyone who would READ it instead of listening to it (which is not an option for me)


    What was most disappointing about Laura Kaye’s story?

    the story was fine the narration lacked proper pronunciation, emotion, story telling ability and attention to punctuation.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Gary Dikeos’s performances?

    no


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 09-24-15
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 09-24-15 Member Since 2016

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "PHEWEE..... BLOOD MATCHED JUST IN TIME"

    This was an OK listen.... if you like a short, sweet and cheap listen then, for $3.46, you get what you pay for with this. It's not deep, there's one drama scene and one sex scene as the dying Northern Vampire King finally finds his mate just in time before the rage of the beast within him finally took over his body which would leave him a deadly and vicious version of himself. So the Hero wasn't sexy at all.... he was pale haired (with bits missing), he had sunken dark rimmed colorless eyes and he was a skeletal version of himself. But the chemistry was there when he saw his mate..... trouble was they were both dying.

    Dual POV's but I didn't really like the narration very much as the voice of the Hero just didn't do it for me I'm afraid because he sounded too old.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    darcy 06-08-15
    darcy 06-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "good story."

    great mixture, not too much sex like alot of these stories. the narration was very good, first time I've ever listened to a man.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    dfwnotary 05-05-15
    dfwnotary 05-05-15
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    "Extremely Romantic!!!"

    VERY EROTIC!!! This the Best Paranormal Vampire Short-stories that I have read or listened to!!!

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    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 12-29-13
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 12-29-13 Member Since 2016
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    This was alright. It was kind of short and felt like it needed more fleshing out.

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    Kindle Customer 12-06-13 Member Since 2013

    kois13

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    "2 short"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Ya, but would pay full price 4 it!


    What other book might you compare Taken by the Vampire King to and why?

    All the other book in the series! All 2 short 4 my liking!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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