Vampire Trinity (Vampire Queen #6) by Joey W. Hill
Erotic Paranormal Romance
September 7, 2010
Trade Paperback, 416 Pages
Reviewed by Mandi
Favorite Quote: “Shouldn’t you be putting on make-up and curling your hair, doing girly stuff?”
“I consider doing you girly stuff.”
Vampire Trinity is the sequel to Vampire Mistress (Vampire Queen #5) , and these two books must be read in order to get the full impact of everything that is going on in the story, although they can be read separate from the other four books in this series.
Anwyn is the owner of the BDSM club Atlantis, although recently she has been learning about a new venture in her life – being a vampire. Turned against her will in Vampire Mistress by a Schizophrenic vampire, she now not only battles blood lust and the new sensations that come along with having fangs, but the vampire that turned her also left his diseased mind inside of her. Anwyn battles manic rages, coming on out of the blue, and debilitating her every day lifestyle.
However, she is not alone in this battle. While her long time vampire lover, Daegen is out of town visiting the vampire council, her more recent lover, and vampire hunter, Gideon is there to serve all her needs. And in Anwyn’s BDSM lifestyle, a servant is definitely what Gideon is. On the outside he may not love heeding to her every beck and call, but deep down they both know he needs this type of lifestyle. He carries her three marks, allowing each of them to venture into each other’s minds, and communicating through thought. They have a very intimate, yet extremely complicated relationship.
The council is not going to let Anwyn exist for much longer before she is presented before them. But she first must get her violent episodes under control. She pines for Daegan to return home so she can have both her men full time in her life. But as volatile as vampires are, they soon learn deceit has led a member of the council astray, and it is going to take the three of them working together to come away whole.
I was so excited to get my hands on Vampire Trinity!! I read Vampire Mistress a few months ago and was blown away by this complex and erotic vampire world Joey W. Hill has set up. There is so much that goes into each of these characters, I can’t give them justice in this review. Anwyn is a dominant female, that has lost all control now as a vampire. Taking those baby steps to regain who she is, she knows she needs both Daegan and Gideon in her life. Daegan wants to be there, although he is very dominant himself. He calms her, challenges her, and has loved her for the past five years.
Then we have Gideon. Oh Gideon my smart-assed sexy vampire hunter, one of the best characters I have read about this year. He is so troubled, and confused. Yet, he has a mouth on him that makes me laugh throughout the book. He has spent most of his life hunting and killing vampires, and now finds himself in love with a female vampire, and having very confusing sexual thoughts towards Daegan. He is so tough, and ready to battle at any moment, but inside he is a mess of fragile emotions. Joey W.Hill writes very dark, erotic sex scenes, but she gives us such an emotional connection to these characters, at times I forgot I was reading an erotic book. The sex scenes are not forced upon the reader, they seem to pop up in a very natural pacing. They are intense, and there is a particular dinner scene in this book that was difficult to read. But she gives us a reason for everything. Thoughts, emotions, and motives are explored from every angle for each character.
Speaking of the sex – Daegan and Gideon really explore each other in this book. On the surface, Gideon is so against mating with another male, but Daegan slowly forces the issue, and thank you Joey W. Hill! You all know I love my male/males scenes and there were a few in this book that made my smutty heart beat with joy. Gideon is so masculine, so against anything having to do with being with another male, but deep down, he wants it and it is so much fun watching his torment:
“Fuck off,” Gideon managed through gritted teeth, but groaned as Daegan put his knee against his stiff cock, rubbed with devilish knowledge over his balls. But the harder thing to resist was the mouth that brushed over his.
“Kiss me back, Gideon. Devour my mouth the way you’ve been devouring me with your eyes since I returned. Show me your hunger. Show me how much you missed me.”
Should I tell you how much he missed him? Oh it’s good stuff.
I just love these two books. I am so glad she didn’t rush through their story and actually gave us two books to fully appreciate the complexities of this trio. Excellent writing with a vampire world that is dark, intense and full of sexy moments.
This series includes:
The Vampire Queen’s Servant
The Mark of the Vampire Queen
A Vampire’s Claim
Vampire’s Keeper – July 2011