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Publisher's Summary

Kael, Warrior King of the Vampires, loathes the Night of the Proffering. He needs the blood of either his mate or a human virgin to maintain his strength, but hasn’t enjoyed the ritual since he lost his mate centuries ago. Kael doesn’t want a new companion, yet his resolve is tested when he lays eyes on his new offering, Shayla McKinnon. He is drawn to Shayla’s beauty and poise...and the submission she offers. She is eager to give him anything he wishes, including her innocence, to please him. Will Kael give in to their overwhelming desire - even if it means risking Shayla’s life?

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

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Sooo Hot and steamy!

Love this one... I have listen to all of these Vampire King books by Kaye.. and I must say, I loved this one... Best of the series.. So hot and steamy...

Worth a sale or credit, depending on the price...

Narration was awesome... Well worth it..

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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In the Service of the King

I like books like this where the vampires find their mates, but I guess I was hoping for more of King Kael’s backstory.
We do find out a little later that he has a previous mate. But I don’t know it kind of fell flat for me.

Shayla’s story too we don’t get enough of her, we only know a very small amount and it only leaves you wanting more.

I liked the narration actually the accents were really well done.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Love those Vampire Bites

I read Seduced by the Vampire King before I read In the Service of the King because it was the first one available on audible. I was confused upon reading the book because I fought it started in the middle of this fascinating world. So I decided to Google the author and immediately realized that I was one book ahead of the series. When I read “In the Service of the King”, everything in book two come together and finally made sense. This book is a short read but packs a lot into those three hours. A little romance, some intrigue and world building makes this book worth a listen. This book really does sit the stage for the next book in the series. I was happy to see it finally become available on audible. And I love Brock's voice, why oh why, couldn't he have done the other two.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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short and steamy

quick easy listen, very steamy. not much of a plot but is is a shortie. so that was fine

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Good for what it is

This is a sexy bedtime story. Definitely a decadent desert of a book - but homemade - not junk food. The narrator has a sexy voice and did well on both the male and female parts.
Would like to listen to a longer book by this author, one perhaps with just a bit more meat and potatoes. :)

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Quick quickie

Sensual telling of vampires, mating, blooging, bonding .... There was much here that lead to a sensual world.

Brock gives an added richness.

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Sweet and steamy

Who was your favorite character and why?

The King so conflicted and passionate, he was really interesting the listen to.

What about Brock Thompson’s performance did you like?

Oh goodness, was there something to not like? Brock has a great voice and he did excellent characters voices. His voice is fairly deep so I was surprised and impressed bu how well he did the female voices. I'll be looking for other books he's narrated.

Any additional comments?

I really liked this book, it's short, but it packs a punch. There's a fair bit of character and world building in this book, making it a great first book in a series.

There's lots of emotions and tension, and yes, some hot and steamy sex scenes.

A good purchase in my mind, I'll be listening to the next book shortly.

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  • Inge
  • Virginia Beach, Va
  • 12-14-14

Good short book

Would you listen to In the Service of the King again? Why?

Maybe. I don't really listen to audio books more than once.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters were well fleshed out.

Which character – as performed by Brock Thompson – was your favorite?

The King. His accent was amazing!

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

No, but I did like it.

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  • 02-17-14

Extremely short!!!

This is closer to a novella than a full novel. It was extremely short and I feel a little cheated that I paid so much for it. However, it was a steamy little story that could be really developed into a great series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great book

If you could sum up In the Service of the King in three words, what would they be?

Great, great, great

What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Service of the King?

The ending

Have you listened to any of Paul J. Guimont’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First listen,but fine

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

Like the warrior king books
Wish it was longer, but still great

0 of 2 people found this review helpful