A sexed-up and steamy retelling of the classic fairytale Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Vampires at first doesn't seem to present too much akin to the story that inspired its birth. In a series of four books penned by four different authors (Showalter, Jill Monroe, Jessica Andersen and Nalini Singh - she who has a blurb on the cover of this one, interestingly enough) Lord of the Vampires is the first and it centers around the Crown Prince of a mythical realm known only as Elden. When his parents are brutally murdered, Nicolai and his three siblings Breena, Dayn and Micah (the main characters of the three following novels) are saved by their parents' last act of magic and thus flung far from danger. In doing so, each parent instilled the credos of "Survive. Avenge." upon their children as they scattered to the wind, and lost their memories.Nicolai awakes in enslavement to a horrid family of putrid women. Sold into sex slavery, but never completely mastered by his owners, Nicolai is a simmering explosions waiting for escape. . . . to finish this review, just click here.