Review: The Vampire Queen’s Servant by Joey W. Hill

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Review: The Vampire Queen’s Servant by Joey W. Hill
The Vampire Queen's Servant

3 Stars

Book Info

Released: July 24th 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Vampire Queen #1
Published by Self Published
Pages: 354
Format: eBook
 

“…this book is on fire!”
~ Under the Covers

Guys it’s been YEARS since I’ve had this series on my TBR.  I feel like a whole decade but I could be wrong? LOL So 2020 will be the year I finally take a dive into this steamy erotic PNR BDSM series.  I was probably unprepared for book 1 as I thought each book follows a different couple so let me just give you the disclaimer.  This book ends without a full resolution for this first couple so they’ll continue in the next one.

That being said… this book doesn’t skim on the true details of a BDSM relationship and in this case with it being the vampire world. Lady Elyssa is an old vampire without a servant.  Jacob is a human who was trained in secret by her previous servant to be everything she needed.  But there are many things at play in why she won’t take a new servant and the truth about what’s going on with her.  Except Jacob can be very persuasive until he gets what he wants.

I really loved the dynamic in the relationship between them.  Jacob is very alpha and it was empowering to see him be submissive to everything his mistress asked of him.  I know that might not be the case for everyone when it comes to seeing a male submissive, but it was done beautifully in this book.  And when it comes to the steam… this book is on fire!

There were some times when the storyline felt like it slowed a bit for my taste and I had to push through reading it which is probably why I’m not giving this book a higher rating.  But I’m certainly interested in this world.  It’s rich and decadent, I can’t wait for more.

 

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About Joey W. Hill

Joey W. Hill writes about vampires, mermaids, boardroom executives, cops, witches, angels, simple housemaids... If there’s an erotic love story to be told, she’ll take the plunge. As a result, she's proud and humbled to have five series and over thirty award-winning and highly acclaimed titles, as well as the support and enthusiasm of a wonderful and widely diverse readership. In 2011, she was awarded a Career Achievement award in Erotica by RTBookReviews.

According to her personal memo book, seen only by her eyes--probably because it would reveal that she loves the Partridge Family and the movie Pure Country--the top three ways to ensure her readers continue to come looking for her books are #1 Write a great story, #2 KEEP writing great stories and #3 “For the love of God, don’t let them get to know the author – that will scare them away.” (Particularly if they find out about the Partridge Family.)

She has become known for writing the type of erotic romance that not only wins her fans of that genre, but readers who would “never” read BDSM romance. That’s because first and foremost, she thinks what attracts a reader is strong characters.

“Whatever genre you’re writing, if the characters are compelling and sympathetic, the readers are going to want to see what happens to them. While I strive to make sure my work includes essential elements of the storytelling craft – tight plot, engaging dialogue, etc. – if the character development isn’t there, there isn’t much point in reading. It can be the coolest plot ever, but if the reader could care less whether the hero or heroine survive (in fact, in some cases you may be rooting for their destruction just so you can be done with the darn thing), then it’s not a story worth reading.”

Why is that? She believes that our world is an ironically isolating one. Humans have overrun the planet, armed with a plethora of communication tools. Yet we feel very alone in our own heads, trying to make a connection with someone. The “ah, there you are – where have you been?” person. The person who gives us an anchor, but also the courage to release our tedious baggage to embrace ourselves fully.

That’s what she seeks to accomplish in every story. Bringing characters together who have numerous emotional obstacles standing in their way, watching them reach a soul-deep understanding of one another through the expression of their darkest sexual needs, and then growing from that understanding into love.

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Elizabeth

Thanks for the heads-up about the lack or resolution. I bought this book last week.

Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Sophia Rose

I loved how Jacob could submit and, though human, prove he was strong and capable. I meant to keep going with the series years ago and got distracted. Glad you enjoyed it.

Timitra

I’ve had this series on my tbr pile for years as well. Thanks for the review Francesca