Taken by a Vampire (Vampire Queen, #9) by Joey W. Hill
Series: Vampire Queen #9
Publisher: Penguin, Berkley
Publication Date: May 7th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Joey W. Hill’s Vampire Queen novels keep the pages turning, your imagination running, [and] your dreams carnally vivid” (Bitten by Books). In her newest installment, a servant sentenced to death is sent into hiding and finds a passion she never expected in her new protector…
Groomed from birth to be an Inherited Servant and serve only the most powerful vampire Masters, Alanna never resented her destiny. Then she did the unthinkable: she betrayed her Master to the Vampire Council. Now death is her future, but until her Master is captured, she must be protected. The Vampire Council assigns her to Evan, a vampire whose wandering lifestyle makes him the perfect guardian…
Alanna’s training was for a vampire of power and ambition, not for someone like Evan who lives in mountainside shacks and caves. Even his servant, Niall, is rough mannered. But these two men are about to teach Alanna something her rigorous training never did: how to feel, how to desire …perhaps even how to love.
Then the Council captures her Master, and Alanna has no choice but to accept her destiny. But Evan and Niall are no strangers to defying fate—and they will stop at nothing to make Alanna theirs forever…
I have to first say this was the first Joey Hill book I have read. And I absolutely loved it! So its pretty clear I haven’t read any of the other books in this series.I was surprised to be able to jump right into the 9th book in The Vampire Queen series and not be confused or lost. In all honesty, I hadn’t realized it was so far into the series until chapter two when I was giving my eyes a rest and staring shamelessly at the cover.
I immediately fell in love with the characters. From the very first sentence, Alanna broke my heart. I have never read a book that made me so attached to the characters so quickly. The way Alanna is so innocent and vulnerable all the way to the end where she is so strong in spirit regardless of how weak her body was.
Evan and Niall were freaking awesome! And the three together were just breathtaking. The way the males helped to teach and create an individual in Alanna was so well written it was easy to connect with them and feel what they were all feeling.
I loved how the sex scenes made sense to the storyline. She didn’t just throw in a sex scene for the sake of having a sex scene. Each one was so perfectly placed into the storyline and so well written. Same with the bdsm scenes. There was no kink, just to have kink. It all went in together perfectly.
Rating: 5 out of 5