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The Vampire King (The Kings Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Heather Killough-Walden
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (251 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"The Vampire King by Heather Killough-Walden is riveting. Might wanna keep an eye on this author." - USA Today

It was immediate for Roman. In three thousand years, he’d never lost control of his emotions, or his heart. But the moment he laid eyes on Evelynne Farrow, he knew she was the woman who haunted his dreams. And everything changed.


Evie Farrow has always loved a good vampire romance. In fact, she makes a living writing them. While sitting in a coffee shop and working on her next mega-hot book, Evie is approached by a tall, dark, and handsome man who could have been pulled directly from one of her novels.

Unbeknownst to her, Roman D’Angelo is exactly what he appears to be – a vampire, and not just any vampire, but the king of vampires.

Unfortunately, while Roman is both ancient and invulnerable, Evie is flesh and blood. Just as Roman decides that he and Evie have a date with destiny, for reasons of their own, an ancient god and a homicidal vampire take an equally strong interest in her.

Can Roman fight off the incredible forces that would have Evie as their own long enough to win her heart, or will destiny betray him and destroy everything he has ever dreamed of?

“Lalura had told him about her vision. Thirteen kings on a chess board – and thirteen queens….”

((The Kings is a Big Bad Wolf spinoff series, and while it introduces new, exciting characters to the Big Bad World, it also re-introduces the Big Bad Wolf characters you've grown to know and love. Enjoy!))

Editorial Reviews


"Ferguson proves himself equally adept at rendering dialogue and action scenes---and the result is a fun listen for fans of the genre." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review

About the Author

Heather Killough-Walden is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series and the October trilogy, as well as the Lost Angels series. A California native, she currently lives in Texas with her husband and child. Visit Heather at

AudioFile Earphones Award winner Antony Ferguson, a native of London, England, is a classically trained actor and has appeared in numerous productions in London, Off-Broadway, and regional theater. As a voice actor, he has over fifty audiobooks to his credit.

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  • File Size: 1250 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00761TN1S
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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful
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I just finished The Vampire King by Heather Killough-Walden and the first word out of my mouth was "WOW!" This author has laid out a fast paced, exciting storyline that makes it almost impossible for the reader to put this book/ebook reader down.

The story of self-published author Evelynne Farrow, who has always believed in vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures, is that of a hard-working young woman who spends most of her time writing stories and taking care of her infirmed parents. She really doesn't have much of a life, but that soon changes when she unexpectedly meets Roman D'Angelo aka The Vampire King. Roman, who is said to be over three thousand years old, has never met a woman like Evie and that's where their relationship begins.

As their story continues, you will meet several fascinating characters who work with/are friends of Roman and those who also want to destroy him by any means possible including killing Evie. I love the way this talented author weaves the histories of the secondary characters into the main story which makes the reader want to see these characters reappear in sequels. Some of these characters are the Thirteen aka the Thirteen Kings and each has a special power or ability that is necessary for protecting the Offspring.

This story is rich with details and readers will lose themselves in the progression of Evie and Roman's relationship and the mysterious twists and turns that this story takes. Be ready for a thrilling and bumpy ride, but promise it will be worth the chills with an ending that leaves you breathless! I can't wait for the next book in the series!
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this new series February 7, 2012
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I have to say I was pretty sad when I found out that there would not be any more books in the Big Bad Wolf series. Until I read the first book in the spin off series, Vampire King. I love it! Roman is so powerful and it's every girls( well this girls) dream to have a gorgeous vampire fall in love with her. Evie is a wonderful heroine. She writes books, IndienAuthor,about Vampires and other beings and always has a larger than life male lead. When faced with an actual Vampire, Evie reacts differently than you would of thought.
I absolutely adored this book and cannot wait for the next installment in the Kings Series.
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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Disappointed!!! February 6, 2012
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Let me preface this by saying I have read almost all of Ms. K-W's other books and loved them. This one is no exception. I would HIGHLY recommend that you read her other 4 books in the Big Bad Wolf series before reading this one. They will give you back-story and insight that you need to really understand the players on the field in this book (though we are introduced to some yummy new characters)

The book starts out by taking numerous points of view. I was a bit concerned at first at how much we jump around, but I now realize that this was done to set things up not only for this book but also for the others in this series to come.

The author shows the reader some of our favorite characters from the BBW series and also introduces us to Evie, our not quite human female lead who is an indie author and animal lover. The Vamp King, Roman D'Angelo, is ancient. Try 3,000 years ancient and falls for our 30 year old Evie at first sight. He is of course tall, gorgeous, and everything Evie ever imagined as a writer of paranormal literature.

I don't want to give anything away, but let's just say that things seriously heat up after the main characters have to battle a seriously evil vamp named Charles, and several enslaved Akyri. I'm really looking forward to and hoping to hear more about Thanatos, the Phantom King and also Ramses, a "God of Gods."

I was not disappointed with this book or its ending! It left me wanting to know more about what will happen in this world of the Kings.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it June 12, 2012
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Great quick easy read. Loved it although I enjoyed the big bad wolf series more, this was still a good read for the price. Definitely kept me entertained. Thanks again for writing another great Vampire Romance!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very entertaining...need more kings May 23, 2012
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The Vampire King

I have almost read everything that Heather Killough-Walden has written and if I haven't read it then it is in my TBR pile. This book is a spin off series on the Big Bad Wolf series. You don't have to read the Big Bad Wolf series first, but I would recommend it because you will have a better understanding of some of the side characters and their motivations.

The vampire king is Roman D'Angelo and he has been the king for over 3,000 years. There are 12 other kings (we haven't met them all so I don't exactly know what they are kings of). The foe is revealed early on as Charles Ward who is a vampire but was good friends with the warlock king (whom Roman helped to eliminate in the last book of the Big Bad Wolf series). Roman meets Evie and wants her for his queen. I believe that the other books in the series about the kings will be about them finding their queens. They must have all been queen-less this whole time.

I didn't like that the book started out with an excerpt from the ending and then went back 3 weeks. Once I had already read that part it was almost frustrating to go to the beginning at that point, but I was drawn in quickly and was interested to read how Evie and Roman get along.

The other part that I found a little frustrating was that it seemed like Evie went straight from trying to run away from Roman to being his queen. There wasn't any time in there spent their blossoming relationship. I can see that with the timeline that there wasn't any time in which to do that, but should have been an "ah ha" moment for Evie when she should have realized that she loved him.

Overall, it was very entertaining. We got to meet the Phantom King who is the star of the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it! Got thoroughly wrapped up in this story
I loved it! Got thoroughly wrapped up in this story. Roman and Evie were so much fun. There was also a full bodied cast of supporting characters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by PCox
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 1 month ago by Jansyn
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read!!
Very interesting! I had a hard time putting it down. Characters were easily visualized from descriptions. Watch out Twilight, you may have some competition!!
Published 2 months ago by Cathy
5.0 out of 5 stars an exciting first book in the spinoff series!
I love HKW's twist on the supernatural world. It's so hard to find a storyline that doesn't follow the standard werewolf/vampire stereotypes. Read more
Published 2 months ago by CelticGyrl
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
What a great idea for a book. I enjoyed reading The Vampire King. However, now I will have to go back and read The Big Bad Wolf novels because I came into this big bad world... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dana Felton
1.0 out of 5 stars Wtf
If I could give it less than a star, I would. There should a porn warning on this book. That's all it is.
Published 3 months ago by Rebecca
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
bought as a gift
Published 3 months ago by MC
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by Bjmw
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable new series
This is probably one of the better written supernatural books. Certainly it was well thought out, the characters crafted with creativity and thoughtfulness and an inventive story... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Anonymous
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome couldn't stop reading very addictive leaves me wanting more and more.
Published 4 months ago by Faye Schmidt
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Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling e-book author of the Big Bad Wolf series and the October Trilogy. Heather's educational background includes religious studies, archaeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let's go, Pens!) Visit Heather's Web site at, where you can sign up for her newsletter. Also, be sure to keep in touch with her and other fans through her Facebook page and Twitter (killoughwalden)!

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