The Mark of the Vampire Queen

Vampire Queen, Book 2

Vampire Queen Lady Elyssa Yamato Amaterasu Wentworth seems to be getting sicker and her servant Jacob has noticing this. He will do anything to keep her safe and healthy or even remove the affliction that his Mistress has. He starts doing research to find out what he can do to slow the process or stop it from taking over her body. He even talks to a servant of one of the vampire scientists that is working on the Delilah virus.

Covering his tracks to keep the servant from finding out his true path, he tells her that he wants to protect his Mistress. To ensure that she does not get the virus and he wants to protect her from contracting it and take steps to do so. Lyssa and Jacob must also prepare for the Vampire council meeting as well Jacob more so than Lyssa as this will be his first.

Lyssa is preparing Jacob for all the protocols he must go through during the trip. Besides learning all the protocols for the trip he is he is also not prepared for his brother, Gideon, showing up in town at this point in time. Jacob and his brother have lunch at a diner to catch up on old times so to speak, at which time Gideon tries to explain to him about a plan with hunting Carnal and about his young servants. When Jacob tells him that he can't hear about it, Gideon thinks that he is just being melodramatic about things. But when Jacob explains that the reason is that because he has a third mark. When Gideon hears this it shocks and angers him to the point of an argument. This results in a knock down drag out fight that lands them both in jail and face to face with a rouge vampire who doesn't want to believe that Jacob is Lady Lyssa's personal servant. Gideon doesn't want Jacob's help in dealing with the vamp, When Lyssa shows up to get Jacob because she has felt that he is in danger she makes sure the rouge vampire understands that Jacob and Gideon are under her care. She has put Gideon at this point under a sleep like trance and helped him deal with some demons after they returned home with him. Once he has talked things over with Jacob and left thanking Lyssa for her hospitality in his own way. Jacob and Lyssa leave for the Council meeting where Jacob experiences things that tax him to the very limits of being a servant. He also learns that he will have to do things that are even harder on him than he thinks they are going to be between him and his Mistress. During the Council trip Lyssa starts showing signs of the virus getting further along in its stages. He realizes that it is either now or never that he must find out if his Mistress can be saved.

Joey W. Hill is an excellent writer that will bring your senses about with each page. She never ceases to amazes us with her written works of art. She keeps you riveted to your seat and leaves you longing for more with each sentence. This is an excellent sequel to her book The Vampire Queens Servant and truly is a keeper.

Special Notes: The Mark of the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen, Book 2)

Book Blurb for The Mark of the Vampire Queen

Full servant. With his new title, Jacob must attend to Lady Lyssa's every need, venturing into a world of passion darker than he's ever known. As a vampire hunter he wasn't prepared to embrace a world where humans are sexual commodities, but he has adapted. Now he finds the integrity of his soul challenged as he serves his Mistress's needs as fully as he services her desires. He loves her, though other servants warn against giving her his soul. Everyone knows that Vampires have no regard for humans, so why would a Vampiress bother treating a mere sex toy with respect? But Jacob knows a human servant is far more 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. Biography Joey W. Hill's Ellora's Cave titles have garnered her the Dreams Realms Award for Fantasy and the EPPIE award for erotic romance.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2007 5.00