Vampire Guardian: Vampire Queen Series: Club Atlantis by Joey W. Hill
Fae and vampires never fall in love. Except when they do.
Adan has come to Club Atlantis to do a job. The BDSM club is to become part of the portal network for magic users. A born vampire with the blood of a Cherokee shaman and an Irish Seer, Adan is apprenticed to a Light Guardian helping him hone his skills to become a full sorcerer. Perhaps even a Guardian himself one day.
But Club Atlantis is a haven for a Fae female, an unwelcome distraction. His hatred for her kind means even her scent can set off his bloodlust.
Catriona is a Fae unsettled in her own world, and physiologically unable to be in the human one without extraordinary protections in place. She can’t put down roots anywhere. For a tree nymph, that’s a serious problem. One that calls for a solution that will appall the Fae world.
History says a vampire and a Fae who fall in love are destined for tragedy. But love has a way of refusing to be ignored. No matter the consequences…
Publication date 15/6/2021
Part of a series.
Stand-alone? As I haven’t read any of the previous books in this series, I’d say yes, but I did get the feeling there are things going on in previous books, so I’ll probably go back and read the rest at some point. But it didn’t detract from the main story.
Vampires and Fae are bitter enemies? They don’t mix and they certainly don’t mate each other!
Adan is a young vampire (well to the vampire community he is) but he’s here to assess the BDSM club his boss/mentor sent him to check out. The club intends to be more a club, it’s going to be used as a portal to different realms, and so it needs to be secure. His job is to enter undetected and then report back.
Adan was taken by the Fae as a very young boy, it changed him, and he swore never to be powerless again!
Becoming a light guardian is all Adan has ever wanted to be, to protect and wield magic, to help others as he himself was helped. He wants to become the youngest to do what only the oldest and strongest vampires can do. That path hasn’t been easy, he’s impatient and a little egotistical, so this job is an important step in his training.
Catriona a wood nymph. She doesn’t fit in anywhere. Too unusual to pretend to be human and unhappy in her realm, so coming to the club seemed the best option until she can work out what she wants. A quiet creature, but with a quiet strength that will hold her steady in this book.
Dealing with loss, pain and rejection, this book deals with it all. Both main characters know that they shouldn’t be together, but neither can stay away from each other.
His hate is all encompassing for the Fae and all of a sudden there is one staring at him from across the water! He wants to rip her throat out and drink her intoxicating blood but he also wants to dominate her! And that has him thinking she’s enchanted him somehow….
Time spent together has them fighting their feelings for one another. But how can Adan get past his hatred? And can Catorina be everything to him?
The master and servant plays a big part in this book, but it’s treated with reverence and respect. Those scenes were some of my favourite parts of the book, reading the interaction makes you understand a little more of the power play between the two characters.
We also get a byplay of secondary characters (these are from previous stories) which I was a totally inboard with (I need to know more about these now) 😆
Can this couple really make a go of it? It was great watching them connect and grow as a couple, to read how they fought their feelings, and then fought to stay together.
Romance? There is plenty to keep the romantic happy, there is also enough spice to keep you riveted to the book.
I’ve read a few of the authors other series (Natural Desire) and I loved some of the books and characters in that series.
Recommend? Definitely. This book was one I couldn’t put down. And I’m now interested in the rest of the series. Beautifully written, and thought out really well. This author knows her genre, and she shows it in the mastery of her words. Your pulled in, you become entangled in the world. You hold your breath as they they battle both their feelings and both the communities they herald from.
And when Adan gets the opportunity to train in the Underworld as a guardian, he’s torn! That means leaving everyone he knows, including his little Fae!
Will they survive the separation?
Joey W. Hill writes about vampires, mermaids, boardroom executives, cops, witches, angels, simple housemaids…pretty much wherever inspiration takes her. She’s penned over forty acclaimed titles and six award-winning series, and been awarded the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Erotica. But she’s especially proud and humbled to have won the support and enthusiasm of a wonderful, widely diverse readership.
So why erotic romance? “Writing great erotic romance is all about exploring the true face of who we are – the best and worst – which typically comes out in the most vulnerable moments of sexual intimacy.” She has earned a reputation for writing BDSM romance that not only wins her fans of that genre, but readers who would “never” read BDSM romance. She believes that’s because strong, compelling characters are the most important part of her books.
“Whatever genre you’re writing, if the characters are captivating and sympathetic, the readers are going to want to see what happens to them. That was the defining element of the romances I loved most and which shaped my own writing. 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 – that’s the kind of story I love to write.”
Take the plunge with her, and don’t hesitate to let her know what you think of her work, good or bad. She thrives on feedback!
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