by Joey W. Hill

July 2007
ISBN: 978-0425215906
Reviewer Graphic Button Heat
Trade Paperback

Lady Lyssa has been around for a thousand years, ancient for even a "born" vampire. She is a vampire queen, but things are not so stable in her realm. Her husband, Rex, is dead and her trusted servant, Thomas, has succumbed to a mysterious illness. Lyssa is having scary symptoms of her own and is afraid her very long life might be finally coming to an end.

Her faithful servant, Thomas, has not left her without comfort or help, even though he is gone. He has sent Jacob, a passionate Irishman, to be Lady Lyssa's new servant. Lyssa has definite qualms about Jacob. He awakens long buried passions within her and tends to her every need, but his strong will and alpha male persona may be all wrong for the submission needed to be a servant to a vampire queen.

Vampire stories and myths have always had elements of seduction, but The Vampire Queen's Servant is erotica at its best. The author has her own take on basic vampire lore and legend and weaves it into a highly charged love story between two strong, but emotionally vulnerable main characters. Lyssa is able to deal with long suppressed emotions and Jacob learns to let go of some of his preconceived notions of what a true servant must be.

This tale is a scorcher and not for those who want more tender love stories. If you like to "walk on the wild side" this languorous, but sizzling book is for you. This is my first book by Joey W. Hill, but not my last. I look forward to learning what happens to Lyssa and Jacob in The Mark of the Vampire.

Reviewed in August 2007 by Roberta.

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