Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Reverse Harem
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: September 6, 2022
Three Powerfully Alluring Vampire Men
And One Queen to Rule Them All
All Mina ever wanted was to escape her father’s control. Half human, half vampire, she lived eternally torn between two worlds, never fully experiencing the pleasures of either—until her father chose her as the pawn in his latest political move, gifting her to the darkly powerful and dangerously seductive Malachi Zion.
Malachi is not a vampire to be trifled with. He rules with an iron fist and has a reputation for the darkest of sins. But the longer Mina spends with him, the more she realizes he’s not the monster she first thought—and as fear bleeds into lust, then trust, then something more, Malachi opens Mina up to a world she never knew could be hers for the taking: including the love of Malachi’s two closest friends and companions.
Now surrounded by all three men, the center of their shockingly seductive world, Mina may finally have the power to face down her father and take back the life—and crown—that by all rights should be hers.
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN.
DNF @ 46%
I never thought I’d say it, but Court of the Vampire Queen has too much smut. The only other Katee Robert book I read was Neon Gods and I thoroughly enjoy it and its balance between smut and plot. However, Court of the Vampire Queen is more erotica than fantasy romance.
Court of the Vampire Queen follows Mina as she’s given to a powerful vampire as a blood bag and womb. This vampire, and the others that are slowly introduced, open Mina’s eyes to a world she didn’t realize existed.
If you’re looking for shameless smut, Court of the Vampire Queen is for you. In the almost 50% I read, there was only one chapter that did not have sex or something sexual. The chapters are not long. Robert’s smut is excellent and colourful. Court of the Vampire Queen is a reverse harem, so you can just imagine all the possible combinations.
There is an interesting plot buried under all the sex. At first, I was living for the smut. However, the little plot that was introduced interested me and I wanted more. Unfortunately, whenever the plot started to develop it was interrupted by sex. It became so repetitive that I started skimming the sex to get to the plot.
Overall, Court of the Vampire Queen is the perfect read if you’re looking for shameless smut with very little plot. The main character isn’t a doormat and the male leads are not overbearing or obnoxious alphamales.
Have you read Court of the Vampire Queen? What did you think?