Thursday, June 12, 2014

After Dark Review of Seduced by the Vampire King by Laura Kaye

I have added After Dark Reviews to my blog as a way of notifying you of a review of a book with Adult themes and scenes. From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit scenes in them for late night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)
Synopsis: "American exchange student Kate Bordessa has fled to Russia to escape her family's hopes that she'll become one of the Proffered, human women who feed and mate with elite vampire warriors. But when she stumbles upon a wounded vampire in the streets of Moscow, she's instinctively driven to protect him--and feels an undeniable spark of desire.

Grieving over the deaths of his brothers, Vampire Warrior King Nikolai Vasilyev has thrown himself into battling his enemies, focused only on vengeance. Until the attack that brought him to Kate. Their sexual attraction explodes into a night of uncontrolled passion--a night that marks them as mates. Is their connection strong enough to convince them to embrace a destiny neither of them was expecting?"

My Review: I enjoyed how feisty the characters were in this one, though I would have liked to get to know them better. I listened to the audio version of this one and the narrator did a rather good job with the Russian accent and the different voices. It is a good short read though (3 hours on audio) which is nice and fits in well with my days. As I said though with such a short story you are left wanting more, I would have liked to know the characters better and followed them a little longer. That said I did want more because she did such a good job of creating characters that I got really attached to, Kate is the best!
My Rating: I did enjoy this book and loved the characters, but it needed more. I also found the sexual content to be a little tame compared to a lot of her other writing.  I give it a rating of Three Paws.


  1. Agreed. I love her books but with these I wish they were just a bit longer. Still a nice distraction for a spell though :)

    1. I do really enjoy her books but I totally agree with you that it is a nice distraction but a short one.