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Taken by the Vampire King by Laura Kaye


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Also by Laura Kaye:

Fighting for Everything, June 2018
Ride Wild, November 2017
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Theirs To Take, October 2017
Eyes on You, July 2017
Paperback / e-Book
Ride Rough, May 2017
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Ride Hard, May 2016
Paperback / e-Book
Hard Ever After, February 2016
Love in the Light, January 2016
Hard As Steel, October 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Hard to Let Go, July 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Hard To Be Good, April 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
Premiere, February 2015
Hard to Come By, December 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Tall, Dark and Paranormal, September 2014
Hard to Hold On To, August 2014
Dare To Resist, May 2014
Hearts of the Anemoi Bundle, May 2014
e-Book (reprint)
East of Ecstasy, May 2014
Paperback / e-Book
As Hard As You Can, March 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Hard As It Gets, December 2013
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Taken by the Vampire King, August 2013
Forever Freed, July 2013
e-Book (reprint)
South Of Surrender, June 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Hearts in Darkness, May 2013
e-Book (reprint)
One Night with a Hero, October 2012
Paperback / e-Book
West of Want, August 2012
Seduced by the Vampire King, June 2012
Her Forbidden Hero, May 2012
Paperback / e-Book
In the Service of the King, February 2012
Hearts in Darkness, November 2011
Trade Size / e-Book
North of Need, November 2011
Trade Size / e-Book
Just Gotta Say, October 2011
Forever Freed, May 2011
Trade Size / e-Book

Taken by the Vampire King
Laura Kaye

Harlequin Nocturne Bites
August 2013
On Sale: August 1, 2013
ISBN: 1460317890
EAN: 9781460317891
Kindle: B00BNRIK4W
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Romance Paranormal

Henrik Magnusson is supposed to be immortal, but a mysterious ailment leaves the vampire king near death, and not even the blood of the Proffered, human virgins trained to serve the elite, can sustain him. Then he rescues a beautiful young woman from his enemies, and is filled with blood lust and desire he hasn't felt for centuries.

Photographer Kaira Sorenson's life takes a nightmare turn when she's attacked by blood-thirsty creatures—and saved by a vampire. She should be afraid of Henrik, but she can't deny her intense attraction to this regal, enigmatic being—nor the fact that her blood may be his only salvation. Now she must decide if she's willing to be his forever…


48 comments posted.

Re: Taken by the Vampire King

I have to confess that I haven't read much in this genre, but from what I have read, there's a special tenderness that you don't find in regular Romances. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. I enjoyed your posting very much, and am looking forward to reading your book!! You have to be a special Author if Harlequin took you on as an Author!! The book that's up for grabs sounds like a really good one, too, since I'm familiar with most of the Authors as well. Thank you for letting me be in the running for such a rare treat!!
(Peggy Roberson 7:35am August 12, 2013)

I love that vampires don't have to be so stereotypical - the fact that they can
be written to have different powers is really appealing. It makes each story
unique. Congratulations on the book and thanks for the chance to win!!!
Linda Brennan 8:14am August 12, 2013)

I like the variety of vampire stories. The amount of history they possibly
experienced can be cool too. I can't imagine how bored someone could get
in that time.
Laura Gullickson 8:28am August 12, 2013)

I want to give this genre of books a try.
Melanie Backus 9:08am August 12, 2013)

I love the paranormal romances. They are a great escape from everyday.
Susan Clickner 10:36am August 12, 2013)

I love vampires and can't wait to read this one. Thanks!
Bonnie Capuano 11:13am August 12, 2013)

I love how vampires love so completely. They have such enormous
strength & incredible powers & they all mean nothing without their true
Lisa George 11:20am August 12, 2013)

The bad boys with that hint of danger.
Anne Muller 11:31am August 12, 2013)

I like the scariness of their stories.
Maureen Emmons 11:40am August 12, 2013)

I love that Vamp stories are so in your face...they've lived
for so long so there's no needing to candy coat things.
Bj Gaskill 12:43pm August 12, 2013)

I love vamp stories... love how they are a bit scary but sexy... that bit of danger.
Colleen Conklin 1:30pm August 12, 2013)

I love that when a vampire loves they love very deeply!
Vickie Schultz 2:02pm August 12, 2013)

I love vampires! They have that dark, sexy, dangerous vibe
that just makes me tingle.
Eva Millien 2:06pm August 12, 2013)

Love the genre, but have not read Laura Kaye. Will have to add her to my wish list.
Kat Vickers 2:31pm August 12, 2013)

I love Vampire stories. I love to read different author's take on the mythology and world building. It's hard to resist a dark and sexy Vampire! Thanks for the giveaway!
Cammie Sanchez 2:36pm August 12, 2013)


@Peggy - thanks for stopping by and for being willing to
give something you don't normally read a try! :) Good luck!

@Linda - yes! I totally agree!

@Laura - Oh, yes, I love the witness to history part, too!
Good one!

@Melanie - I hope you enjoy them if you do! :)

@Susan - so true! :)

@Bonnie - awesome! Thanks so much!

@Lisa - oh, yes. Yup. Right there.

@Anne - one of my faves!

@Maureen - it adds a thrill, doesn't it?

@BJ - yes, that's a good one!

@Colleen - uh huh. Me too! ;)

@Vickie - aw, isn't that awesome?

@Eva - Tingling is good! ;)

@Kat - Awesome! Thanks!

@Cammie - Resistance is futile! LOL ;)

Thanks for all the great comments everyone! Good luck!
Laura Kaye 2:47pm August 12, 2013)

I can't wait to read these books! They look great!!!
Jodie Larson 2:54pm August 12, 2013)

sounds like a very good book and I completely agree that is amazing how many different vampire stories are out there. It make them very fun to read.
Larena Hubble 2:57pm August 12, 2013)

So glad to find new vampire series.
Nancy Huddleston 3:01pm August 12, 2013)

I love when vampires fall in love they are totally committed
to the relationship. No doubts for vampires. I can't wait to
read your book!!
Theresa Fischer 3:01pm August 12, 2013)

Vampires are the most fun supernatural beings to read about! I
know this will be good!
Alissa Fears 3:15pm August 12, 2013)

I can't wait to read your books. A new vampire series for me.
Debbie Addis 3:19pm August 12, 2013)

I just love to see the good and the bad sides and to show that
they can have weakness just like anyone else
Toni Whitmire 3:25pm August 12, 2013)

PNR and UF are my favorite genres. The added supernatural elements just
make everything more intriguing and spicier. With vampires its that hint of
danger that makes them even more sexy.
Stephanie Fredrick 3:48pm August 12, 2013)

I love that those characters you would think are evil or bad
just due to what they have to do to survive many times in
romance novels are actually the biggest softies at heart
regardless of that very nature that makes them so feared and
Iris Pross 4:05pm August 12, 2013)

Love Laura Kaye's books! Especially her paranormal romance ones!
Erin Koiso 4:08pm August 12, 2013)

I agree with you and I love the vampire ability to protect the
one he/she loves. Thank you so much for such a generous
Victoria Sloboda 4:10pm August 12, 2013)

I like vampire stories and other paranormal books. Usually I read the Y.A. ones. Summer Holiday With a Vampire sounds good and I just looked at the excerpt on Amazon.
Michelle Fidler 4:13pm August 12, 2013)


@Jodie - thank you!

@Larena - yes, so true! :)

@Nancy - Woot! Me, too! :)

@Theresa - yes! I like the way you put that!

@Alissa - woot! I couldn't agree more!

@L Lam - LOL Me, too!

@Debbie - thank you! I hope you enjoy them if you try them!

@Toni - I like that about them, too!

@Stephanie - Love the way you put that!

@Iris - aw, yes. So true! Me, too!

@Erin - xoxo!

@Victoria - welcome!

@Michelle - I hope you enjoy it, Michelle!

Thanks for all the great comments everyone! :)
Laura Kaye 4:37pm August 12, 2013)

I've not yet read anything involving vampires but need to start and discover what I've been missing.
Karen Blossom 5:15pm August 12, 2013)

I think the fear and danger along with their supernatural powers, is most intriguing about vampire stories and movies. I'd like to read your books in this series.
Rich Cook 5:49pm August 12, 2013)

I love the romantic vampire books and the supernatural powers
like warewolves shapeshifters love your books thanks so much
for the giveaway
Denise Smith 6:41pm August 12, 2013)

I love reading vampire romances. There's just something about the tenderness and ferocity a vampire can display for the woman he loves.
Lori Ringel 7:38pm August 12, 2013)

I love the bad boy aspects and also the immortality angle of romance. So much fun to read.
Jamie Fortney 9:44pm August 12, 2013)

Vampires. The ultimate bad boys. And who doesn't love a great bad boy book? Can't wait to read it!
Marcia Berbeza 10:00pm August 12, 2013)

I'm looking forward to reading your book.
I read several novels by different authors in this genre.
There's always room for another author whose work I haven't read yet.
I wish you much success with this one.
The synopsis sounds irresistible.
Sandra LeFrancois 10:02pm August 12, 2013)

Book sounds great. I love me some vampires. Thanks for the giveaway!
Sally Hannoush 10:12pm August 12, 2013)

I think it's the sensuality of the vampire that appeals to me.
Janie McGaugh 10:32pm August 12, 2013)


@Karen - definitely! :)

@Rich - Thanks so much!

@Denise - You're welcome!

@Lori - oh, yes, that's a great combination!

@Jamie - le sigh... yes!

@Marcia - Woot! Thanks!

@Sandra - I love hearing that! Thanks!

@Sally - Thank you!

@Janie - yes, that's a good one, too!

Good luck everyone!

Laura Kaye 11:41pm August 12, 2013)

Aw, I love your post Laura!
Erica Haglund 11:44pm August 12, 2013)

I haven't read a vampire romance in
a while, I'm definitely looking
forward to reading this one-thanks
for the chance to win!
Timitra Cozier-Bobb EHL- 1196 11:54pm August 12, 2013)

I enjoyed reading your post. I have watched vampire movies, but have never read a vampire story, maybe I should give it a try. Thank you for this chance to win some books, it would be great. The Best To You.
Esther Somorai 4:52pm August 13, 2013)

Love your post! :) I like the sexiness! :)
May Pau 8:31pm August 13, 2013)

Vampires have that sex appeal. They especially have the thralling effect on female species.
Kai Wong 10:57pm August 13, 2013)

I don't read much horror so a vampire story has to be just edgy enough but not into gore. I definitely do not like silly teenaged girls falling in love with violent older men. Which is what a lot of vampire stories are about right now. When I hear vampires I think Salem's Lot.
Clare O'Beara 2:19pm August 14, 2013)

I love all the classic lore & then I love new twists and ideas
Mary Preston 5:24am August 15, 2013)

Paranormal romance is my favorite genre. I love reading about vampires because of their mystery, immortality, supernatural powers, and sex appeal. The variations on vampire mythology are intriguing and present a fascinating diversity of stories.
Bonnie H 4:13pm August 15, 2013)

I would love the opportunity to read the book. I had
been following your blog your when I could.
Rhonda Brittingham 6:07am August 16, 2013)

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