He needs the blood of either his mate or a human virgin to maintain his strength, but hasn't enjoyed the ritual since he lost his mate centuries ago. I would like to know what happens next for them. It was something I knew exploring the genre, and then something I grew tired of. That said, the chemistry is sizzling between the characters, and it was easy to read. Especially the past few years.
The king is tortured and living only a shadow of his life without his mate. I don't do many or any requests. I liked the narration actually the accents were really well done. Does Kael keep his family and people safe? Indeed, I kept waiting for some external factor: a mustache-twirling villain, a long-lost suitor, some profound yet easily-remedied misunderstanding to keep the main characters apart. It's important to note that In The Service of the King is a novella.
So, now I'm on a hunt for everything by Laura Kaye : This was hot and steamy and I loved the small hint of playfulness we saw in Kael that was hidden among his strong warrior being. The story was enjoyable but I didn't find it to be too special. There are humans who know about vampires, and this group of humans help the vampires war with the evil soul stealers. But, in order to have Shayla as his mate, he has to face his past and chance his future. Laura's hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. But the attraction was the star of the show, almost like a character itself. She is eager to give him anything he wishes, including her innocence, to please him.
The story was enjoyable but I didn't find it to be too special. We do find out a little later that he has a previous mate. Her adoration of Kael was a tad on the excessive side. Then I might actually have to reread this book in order to gain more Kael. I really dug the narrator.
I was on a hunt for a really good paranormal. Talk about slicing down on your inventory. He needs the blood of either his mate or a human virgin to maintain his strength, but hasn't enjoyed the ritual since he lost his mate centuries ago. I'm so excited to start the next book - Seduced by the Vampire King - I can't write this review quick enough. She is eager to give him anything he wishes, including her innocence, to please him. In The Service of the King, Laura Kaye creates an intriguing new vampire subculture set in modern times.
Romance in general is a genre that can get very repetitive and tiring. I just wish they were looooonnnnnngggger : I feel so teased, LoL! But the last thing he wants to do is feed. I don't want to give away too much detail, since this is a short story, but I will tell you that the attention to detail is just amazing! I want to know more. It's what I've come to expect from the amazing Laura Kaye! Shayla agrees to bonding with Kael, and they do the ceremony the next day. I was drawn in from the beginning and time flew by while I was reading.
Romance in general is a genre that can get very repetitive and tiring. In the Service of the King is all about two soul mates, the building sensuality between them and the coming connection. He needs the blood of either his mate or a human virgin to maintain his strength, but hasn't enjoyed the ritual since he lost his mate centuries ago. But his need for blood is greater now that it has been months since his last feed. The chemistry between them is strong, and it helped make the sex scenes more sensual and emotional, rather than just raw sex. Kael, Warrior King of the Vampires, loathes the Night of the Proffering.
Shayla has been training for this moment for seven long years, has been dreaming of the day she could join the vampires and their helpers, and aid in the war against those who murdered her sister. Knowing she was the one, would force Kael down to his knees in supplication to the woman who would one day be his Queen. I really only finished it because my loan was about to expire. I hold your hand in mine, because we will always be together. The diversity in her writing is amazing.