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When He Becomes Lady Lyssa S Full Servant, Jacob Crosses The Threshold Into A Darker Relationship With Her Than He S Known Before His Time As A Vampire Hunter Certainly Hadn T Prepared Him To Embrace A World Where Humans Are Sexual Commodities, But He Adapted Now He Finds The Integrity Of His Soul Challenged As He Serves His Mistress S Needs As Fully As He Services Her DesiresThe Vampire World Believes Human Servants Are Inferior, A Vital Source For Their Varying Appetites Jacob Knows A Human Servant Is Far Than That His Mistress Needs A Warrior, A Friend And A Lover A Man Who Will Serve Her In All Ways, Even If He Has To Betray The Priceless Treasure Of Her Love

10 thoughts on “The Mark of the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen #2)

  1. says:

    The second half of Vampire Queen Lady Lyssa and her human servant Jacob s story, started in The Vampire Queen s Servant, this book was an entirely underwhelming experience Despite a full plate of conflict Lyssa s fatal disease, volatile vampire politics, the nature of the romantic relationship itself I failed to connect with it emotionally and ended up skimming through sex scene and exposition alike.To begin with, it s plagued with telling in the character focused first half Too often the character would go and do something like have a m f m threesome with Jacob, Lyssa and Jacob s brother Gideon and then the author would go and expressly say why they did it in the POV prose to relieve Gideon of his pressing loneliness and resentment, in the example I give Not only is that my job as a reader to draw those conclusions on my own, I kept reading the explanations and disagreeing Being managed by the author just kept me from connecting with the characters, and as there s little plot or action going on at this point, I was bored stiff.The plot does pick up about halfway through when the Vampire Scout Jamboreeuh, Council Meetings convene in South America There s all manner of intrigue, politics and entertainment as hundreds of vampires and their servants convene for a vamp G7 summit Unfortunately, between the charged bits of intrigue, there s a lot of gratuitous kinky sexual nonsense that left me cold It felt like filler to me, but if you like unemotional group sex with penetrative statues or choreographed group anal sex that sounded like a cross between Broadway and a porno style gangbang, then holy hell, is this the book for you As a bonus offer if you order now, you also get penetrative sex with a winged gargoyle like creature Hurry, sale ends soon The solution to Lyssa s disease opens up a whole host of other issues and spends no time at all dealing with them The book ends as a steaming pile of deus ex machina lacking any emotional punch at all.To say I was disappointed is an understatement I loved the emotion in the EC published book of hers that I read, so I m really surprised to have found these books to be emotional flatliners I ve heard great things about book four in this series, Beloved Vampire, so I may still read that Maybe these two were a fluke I don t know.

  2. says:

    Reviewed on Reading Lark is the second of the Vampire Queen series In the first book, The Vampire Queen s Servant, we find Jacob struggling to gain the acceptance of Lady Lyssa, to earn his third mark to become her full servant and prove to her that he has what it takes to be a human servant Through a battle of the wills, he accomplishes his goal and they settle into a not so easy routine of preparing for the Council Meeting The Mark of the Vampire Queen opens with a dramatic prologue, fueling the belief that Jacob and Lyssa are soul mates who have been together for centuries, through two of Jacob s previous lives This emotional and sentimental prologue sets the tone for this second book We have moved past the violent battle of the wills between two alphas and moved to place where lovers are struggling to protect what is theirs while enjoying the last of their time together It is not an easy ride, as the two are far from equals, but there is a definite shift in the undercurrent of the story.First of all, I have to say this Best Prologue Ever If I hadn t already been drawn into the story from the first book, that prologue alone would have sucked me in It made my heart break for Lady Lyssa s loss of her Knight, while also showing me that Jacob had in fact, come to Lyssa s aid than this once over her centuries of life Her previous servant Thomas, the scholarly monk, held the belief that Jacob and Lyssa were soul mates and that Jacob had been in Lyssa s life twice before their current partnering According to Thomas, Jacob comes to Lyssa when she needs him most, when her life is in danger, and her life is most certainly in danger right now Not only is Lady Lyssa facing a terminal illness, but she is also facing the fact that she has doomed the one person on earth she has ever loved to death along with her Together she and Jacob must find a way to save the refugees in her territory while keeping her illness a secret.As much as I loved The Vampire Queen s Servant, I loved this one even The emotions were so much stronger, and I loved watching Lyssa come to terms with the fact that Jacob was than just her servant The two became such a unit, a true couple in many ways, through the course of this book Lyssa finally allowed herself to be vulnerable and to trust Jacob with her heart, and she finally admitted to herself and to Jacob that she did in fact love him Both Jacob s and Lyssa s reactions to these new found feelings were so much fun to anticipate, and I have to admit that both characters surprised me on than one occasion.There was enough action and suspense to keep me guessing I absolutely adored the scene at the faire for Jacob s birthday total swoon moments aplenty Through the whole book, I kept steeling myself for Lyssa s and thus Jacob s death Surely they wouldn t really die, right I mean how could they All I will say about that scene is that I have never cried that hard during a book in my life I m talking blubbering all over my pillow, barely able to see the words to keep reading crying And while the ending was absolutely perfect, it left me wanting Other than the complete shift in tone and emotion in this book, another significant difference for me was that I met other vampire master servant and mistress servant couples who I wanted to know about In the first book, all I cared about were Lyssa and Jacob By the end of this book, I wanted not only of them but also two other couples who had gained my interest I have the third book in the series loaded into my Nook and ready to go I can t wait to see where Ms Hill will take me next.

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    Wow, if this story could be compared to a roller coaster, then it s one with a lot of sudden stops, drops, plunges, and loops With this story, I m and intrigued not just by the series, but by the other works of Ms Hill.It started where the first one left off, with Jacob hoping for a cure for the Delilah virus, then there s Gideon s appearance, the usual characters, and they re gearing for the Council Gathering Jacob does everything for her, and because she is his Mistress, there are certain scenes where she hurts him, but not necessarily enjoys it.There were a lot of unpredictable scenes, but some perceptive readers might have seen it coming Well, I haven t and I read this with an open mind, eager for adventure SPOILER I didn t rate this full a full 5 stars because of the gay sex I want to borrow the words of one reviewer Sweet yet erotic will linger in your heart long after the story is over That s exactly how I feel with this book The emotions just inundated, I felt anger, anxiety, sorrow yes, there was one point I cried , relief, and excitement.What I like about the characters is there s always something new to them, they re extraordinary, resilient, and in love It was touching how, after centuries, Lyssa finally found her soulmate in Jacob, that she admitted she was ready to die before meeting him, but suddenly eternity seemed too short There were a lot of things she gave him her trust, her heart, mind, body, and soul and because of this love they have that survived through different lifetimes, he didn t hesitate to offer his life.It s not often I read about soul deep love, and even with the frenzy of lust, the eroticism of their acts, I felt it Because of Ms Hill s brilliant writing, I was absorbed in this world, and feel very familiar with the characters Their love is one that surpasses the physical and paranormal Ms Hill wrote of a love story that is timeless Because of that, she s now one of my favorite authors.The ending really hooked me in reading the next, because the author left me breathlessand anxious.

  4. says:

    A Quest for the Delilah virus

  5. says:

    Wow, really enjoyed this one Great story telling, characterisation, sexy as hell, unputdownable read. My place is by your side In front of you, behind you, wherever you most need me to be That will always be my place, now and forever

  6. says:

    3 Stars

  7. says:

    I can t even begin to describe my feelings about this book It is simply amazing.AMAZING The quality of writing transcends any stereotype you may have in regards to erotica Not once did I feel like I was reading anything other than beautiful literature The Mark is edgy, dark and overwhelmingly romantic so much so, that I was brought to tears many times during the dynamic relationship of Jacob and Lyssa Jacob s devotion to Lyssa is extremely heartfelt portraying loyalty and adoration Lyssa s love for Jacob is something that is looked down upon in her society Her displays of affection for Jacob before the gathering is nothing compared to the lengths she would go to in protecting him Which says alot, because her affections are absolutely wonderful to see The introduction of Gideon and Lord Mason were equally powerful The relationships between Jacob and Gideon Lyssa and Lord Mason were fantastic The respect that Lord Mason shows Lyssa by interuppting her dance with Jacob was beautiful One of my most favorite scenes and there were alot was after Lyssa s annual kill absolutely one of the most intense intimate scenes I ve ever read I was so twisted up during the gatherering I was actually blushing I was blushing people my mouth was hanging open in anticipation to all the events The fears I had for both Jacob and Lyssa had me in tears The level of emotion never waivered for me I was completely mesmerized from prologue to epilogue AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING

  8. says:

    This novel is the sequel to The Vampire Queens Servant and as such this review can contain mild spoilers Just so your warned Right from the get go I have to say that THE MARK OF THE VAMPIRE QUEEN is a very character and romance driven story, it doesn t mean there wasn t a plot, there was, it just played second violin The torch of Jacob and Lyssa s love burns bright which translated in sexual desires and feelings running so deep, it left a permanent mark on both main protagonists The love unfolds itself on a backdrop where a vampire society is internally vying for control and this presents danger for Lady Elyssa Amaterasu Yamato Wentworth, the last vampire queen of the Far East Clan Joey W Hill immediately sets an emotionally fraught tone with a past life memory between Lyssa and Jacob, in which he was a knight, and it irrevocable drew me in From there I felt flairs of pending danger but it was the deepening, the exploring of Jacob and Lyssa s love that took the main stage I slowly savored the growing bond and I got intimately acquainted with all they felt, wanted and needed These two fascinating characters dueled with each other on every level emotionally and physically, as with the heart and the soul They challenged each other which translated in dynamic dialogues and along with an erotic force sizzling between them they were without a doubt each other s match.Since this is the sequel I got to know Jacob and Lyssa on an even intimate level The devotion of Jacob to Lyssa is moving it doesn t make him a lesser or weaker man oh no, far from it He is a man ingrained with valor, strength, chivalry and honor, but it is all encompassed by a matching arrogance and Alpha attitude He is a hero that can drive you nuts but has you loving every minute of it, just because he cares so deeply for those in his heart Now Lyssa remains a captivating leading lady, she has a feral side to her, she is after all the last Vampire Queen and knows how her world works Still, as the story progresses I got to witness and of her depth in the heart and soul The intensity and extend in the way she cares, how she deems to shows that is something that I never would ve expected reading in TVQS She became one of those strong heroines that impresses profoundly, not by her physical strength or her attitude, but by the strength of her heart and her compassion Next to the courting, the issues that arise between Jacob and Lyssa and present danger, there is also a scorching passion blazing between them It could go form gentle loving to a male female power clash and it was all spiced up with a bit of variation to explore the sexual appetite I loved it, it never bored me to feel the hunger emanating between Jacob and Lyssa, and that is not where it ended As the plot gained attention the council gathering became a plateau of inhibitive eroticism that was very arousing It varied from a bit of M M to group sexing and the use of certain toys wasn t shied from either.Of course there are mind games to be played, these vampires crave power and leave no chance unused to gain it The vampire culture fascinated me with their rules, customs and rituals I think Joey W Hill has created a great foundation for her world building and I m eager to explore this culture further The first half was very romance and character driven and the second half deepened on this and added a few plot twists that were hinted at in TVQS and the first half of this story I will not go in to detail, that is for each to find out but for me the second half of the story was a perfect balance of character, romance and plot development I feel like I can go on and on about the awesomeness of this series, perhaps it s just me, that this author knows how to find my hot buttons and keeps pushing it over and over again I feel like a fan girl squeeing about characters who will never be forgotten and how their stories keep affecting me so The only thing I want to add is that the secondary cast of characters equally piqued my interest I met Jacob s brother Gideon and their shared erotic moment with Lyssa was uber sensual Gideon is a male who demands, period I can t wait to find out about this tormented vampire hunter Next to him vampire Mason also triggered my interest and Lady Daniella from Australia with her servant Devlin are also characters I hope to meet again later in the series THE MARK OF THE VAMPIRE QUEEN is an erotic romance of sheer excellence and I can understand the need for another story of Lyssa and Jacob Their story is concluded but who doesn t want from such stellar characters I feel like I ve just been floored by a grand romance and have a hard time touching back to reality A poignant story, that through the prose of Joey W Hill, delivered an epic romance between a vampire queen and a human servant which will deliver a thrill ride of a read 4,5 starsQuote Jacob to Gideon So love is all about meeting your terms, is it Idiot, stubborn, hardheaded jackass You used to sing me when I had a nightmare You used to smile Gideon turned farther away, hunching a shoulder, but to Jacob s surprise, he responded, his voice low and gruff I m past loving anyone, Jacob I just can t handle it any This is probably just the way it s meant to be The desolation in Gideon s tone was as cold as death, and Jacob wondered if the analogy was uneasily close to the reality of his brother s life.Quote Lyssa She d left him a note, on the opposite side of the bed I made sure your brother took some breakfast with him He thanked me for my hospitality and said if I ever hurt you he d stake me out in the sunlight and happily watch me burn I kissed him goodbye until his toes curled and he couldn t walk without embarrassing himself Maybe we should invite him to join us for Christmas Quote Jacob I feel this quote really give a good definition of who Lyssa is He looked at her and saw the vampire queen, a warrioress A cruel tyrant, a gentle nurse A girl A cold, haughty bitch, a generous and loving woman A woman who loved fiercely She d stayed by a husband who d been lost to violent madness She shielded Thomas with her own life and risked all the power she was now trying to protect, all for the benefit of other.

  9. says:

    I m teetering on this actually being 3.5 to 4 stars for me It was so, SO much better than the 1st book I am glad Hill continued Jacob Lyssa s story b c it really needed fleshing out which it definitely got There where some eye rolling moments in the beginning uh hemGideon Really but I soon forgot them once I started to get to know Lyssa Jacob a lot Hill gave us a lot insight into Lyssa why she was the way she was, I started to feel empathy for her which helped me to come around.Jacob is a very charming, cool MC I like that Hill very much made him Alpha w out the machismo although he was really, if I am being honest, a Gary Stu , in how he ticked so many wish fulfillment boxes Still, I wasn t hating on him IMO, It s definitely mostly a romance novel w erotica lite mixed in really not BDSM heavy In fact I m not really understanding why the 1st 2 books got labeled so heavy in that category It s really tame by comparison to other stuff I have read There was one scene where it was a bit bondage dominance but I didn t find it heavy b c their was a larger psychological aspect at play vampire politics you actually did see how the human servants are used as political pawns that I found myself interested in There are many sex scenes, but the actions themselves are fairly redundant Hill focuses in on describing the emotion behind the MC s in the scene rather then focusing solely on full detailed action, or body parts, etc In fact many times she ll leave the present scene have either Jacob or Lyssa s narrative segue into a memory or analysis of the meaning behind what is going on, in order to give substance understanding to the emotional mechanism s, so when Hill snaps back to that present narrative we have much authentic reasoning behind it all I thought she handled that really deftly So it comes across as less smutastic romantic with a bit of erotica lite In fact, Hill definitely goes for playing with the heartstrings most of all.I found that really helped to understand the characters better so I started getting attached liking them better better.I am looking forward to reading the next one I liked these 2 characters in the last book b c as I said after the 1st book, I was majorly disappointed but Hill was so much better in this book, I m hoping the buzz I heard about her is true That she just keeps getting better better.

  10. says:

    Maybe a 3.5 I really wanted to like this book I agree with the ratings and other reviewers much better than the first book But compared to other vampire books series, this series just doesn t do it for me I finally figured out why I do not care for the vampire world she has created The major difference between this world and others are the intentional cruelty and uncaring of the vampires This completely alters the relationship between vampires and human servants, and not in an enjoyable way for me This was evident by the fact that I sort of plodded through this book and it took me over a week to read which is really long for me This book is better than the first because there is less cruelty between Lyssa and Jacob However, it still exists and the love between vampires and human servants is not the kind I enjoy reading about as compared to Hamilton, Ward, etc It s not the sexthe sex scenes are a bit extreme for BDSM and whatnot, and there is some male male action which I m a fan of so the sex is fine hot in many scenes It s the emotional love parts because the underlying cruelty of vampires in the world Hill has created doesn t do it for me The end was really good though so I m glad I read the whole book The love and emotion in the last 80 pages was what the whole series should be like I believe I m done reading the series The next book intrigues me a little because of the characters it involves they play secondary roles in this book but it s still set in the same environment so I ll pass.