Queen Takes Knights by: Joely Sue Burkhart

A lost virgin vampire queen. Two vampire knights sworn to protect her.

It’s about to get very hot… and bloody…

Ever since her mother was murdered by monsters five years ago, Shara Isador has been on the run. Alone, scared, and exhausted, she’s finally cornered in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Out of hope with nowhere else to turn, she’s ready to end it all when two men come to her rescue.

They say she’s a lost queen descended from Isis, and they’re her Blood, vampire knights sworn to protect her. It all seems like a crazy nightmare, until the alpha offers his blood. Then she realizes she’s never wanted anything more. Except maybe his body… and his friend’s, too.

But they’re not the only ones searching for a lost queen. Shara must learn how to wield her new powers quickly and conquer her fears if she intends to keep them all alive.


Content Warnings: Sexual scenes, violence, blood/gore, blood play, murder, body horror, suicidal ideations, and recounting of watching parents murdered.

Shara has been on the run for five years never being able to stay in one place longer than a month. Why? Monsters hunt her and every time her period starts they’re able to track her down by the scent of her blood. Honestly, I would be exhausted…imagine fighting for your life EVERY MONTH while you’re on your period?! That’s cruel and unusual punishment right there.

Daire and Rik are Blood, people who are meant to serve a vampire Queen. For years they’ve yearned for their own Queen to serve and have been searching coast to coast in hopes of finding one. Lovers for years they’re both extremely close and long for the time they can share a Queen.

I’m really fascinated with the lore behind the origin of Vampires in this series and look forward to finding more about the history the authors created. At times the dialogue got a little cheesy between the two Blood and Shara but not so much that I needed to walk away.

The connection between all three is strong and I’m a little sad that she’ll be adding more Blood, at some point, because a Queen grows in strength the more Blood she has. I really like seeing the relationship develop between Shara, Daire, and Rik. I’m hopeful that their bond will remain strong regardless of how many Blood wander into their life.

What a fun start to a series and as long as you aren’t squeamish about reading scenes with blood play, including scenes when she starts her period, you should be just fine. I should be picking up book two soon as this book ends with some new information, and a new direction to travel, and I’m eager to learn where it all leads.

This series is currently available to read if you have Kindle Unlimited so I thought I’d try this widget out. 💜

Published by Noelle Loves Books

Growing up, Japanese and Indigenous, it was hard to find books that showcased stories and worlds that accurately portrayed Noelle’s experiences. Fantasy quickly became her main love, as you could really be anyone, anywhere. As the years went on, and technology grew, Noelle was finally able to see more stories and authors that looked and felt like her. Noelle is open to all genre’s though she can mostly be found reading own voice, fantasy, and romance. Ratings: 5 Stars: Completely blew me away 4 Stars: Loved the story but didn't feel completely blown away by it 3 Stars: Liked the overall concept of the story but either had poor execution, had a lot of plot holes, or was written poorly 2 Stars: I struggled to understand the plot, poorly written, or just had really unlikeable characters along with a poor writing 1 Star: Horribly written, major plot holes, or extremely unlikeable characters and plots.

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