Nicholai is a vampire kept as a slave with no memory of his previous life. Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter opens with Jane, living in our contemporary world, reading a strange book that was anonymously sent to her about Nicholai that calls to her. When Jane wakes up the next morning she finds herself in a different world with everyone believing she is someone else and finds herself attracted to the sexy but mysterious Nicholai. Unsure who she can trust in this magical world, Jane must brazen out the facade of who she is while trying not to get killed.
Nicholai struggles to remember who he was, knowing that he must return to where he came from but unsure why. Nicholai is determined to not allow anything to get in his way and that includes the strangely vulnerable Jane. Nicholai finds himself drawn to Jane and as the memories start coming back, he starts to realize how important Jane is and was but if she returns to her world he isn’t sure he can get her back.
Loosely based on the idea of Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Vampires is about a woman who finds herself essentially falling through a rabbit hole to a whole different world. I admit I had some concerns going into the story because Nicholai is a sex slave but the story didn’t really get a whole lot into that, briefly mentioning at the beginning but not any specific details. Lord of the Vampires is the beginning of a new series The Royal House of Shadows about Nicholai and his siblings, separated by magic but all with a consuming need for revenge, all the books in the series are based on a different fairy tale. I have to admit that Nicholai was okay as far as a character goes but Jane was amazing. Her strength to overcome all the trials she had made her endearing and made me cheer for her at times. Lord of the Vampires was okay as far as read but I am interested to see the other author’s take on their fairytales so I will continue to read the series in the upcoming months.
You can read an excerpt here.
The Royal House of Shadows:
Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter
Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe (Sept. 20, 2011)
Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen (Oct. 25, 2011)
Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh (Nov. 22, 2011)
The series has it own webpage and can be found here.
Title: Lord of the Vampires
Author: Gena Showalter
Format: Paperback, eBook
Page Nos.: 288
Release Date: August 23, 2011
**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.