The Vampire King (The Kings, #1) - Heather Killough-Walden The Big Bad Wolfe Series was my first introduction to Heather Killough-Walden and her writing. I think those books were my first introduction to paranormal romance that didn’t involve vampires. They were also some of the first books I read on my Kindle App on my computer before I decided to get an actual Kindle to read them on. Needless to say, I’ve come along way in my reading since then, but those books, stories and characters are still some of my favorites. I was sad to see the series end, but I was happy to read whatever else she published. Heather’s been busy!The Vampire King is the first of Heather’s The King’s Series. Although it includes characters that were first introduced in her Big Bad Wolf Series, it is most definitely a series that can stand on its own. I know that I’m speaking as one who has already read the previous series, but it’ been a while. Some of the characters I recognized from the previous books and some I vaguely remembered, but couldn’t quite place. That didn’t deter at all from my enjoyment in reading The Vampire King, however, I will admit, it did make me want to pick the series up again from start to finish. What can I say? There are just some books I can’t get enough of. ;)Roman and Evie were a great couple to start the series with. They were both tortured in their own way and their was more to Evie than even she was aware of. As is the norm with Heather Killough-Walden’s books, the bad guy in this one was beyond bad, yet there is always some small layer to even her bad guys that make you feel just a little sorry for them. Nothing is ever simple, or black and white. I think that’s why I like her writing so much. You never know quite what to expect. It makes for a very eventful read.I loved the supporting characters in The Vampire King. I also liked getting glimpses into characters from The Big Bad Wolfe Series, even though they were fleeting. Just enough to give you a sense of connection. Being the first book in the series there is also a fair amount of background given and introductions to some of the other Kings. Although it took a little away from the main characters, it was necessary. I can’t wait to find out how the other Kings find their queens and what Heather has in store for the rest of the characters. The Kings Series is definitely one that I will be following closely.