The past few years have been a wild ride for Felicia Rose Culbertson. At eighteen and a high school senior back in the Ozarks she was head cheerleader, sweetheart of the football team’s quarterback, and the school’s Homecoming Queen. Then on impulse she broke a school rule by kissing her boyfriend in public at the Homecoming ceremony. He abruptly abandoned her for being “bad luck,” the Principal paddled her for the kiss, and she was condemned and shunned by her home town—not because of either the kiss or the paddling, but rather that the Associated Press and the Internet spread her story across the world and made the entire town look foolish. Self-exiled from home and family to Memphis, she supported herself through almost three years of college as a professional Dominatrix. Finally she met a man she sensed she could—and wanted to—submit to. After a small dust-up involving reality versus Shakespearean fantasy they married, and live happily ever after.
Or do they?
In this third installment of the Switch series, Felicia finds herself in a West Memphis tattoo parlor run by vampires who prefer pints of blood to cash payments. If that’s not unsettling enough, she then discovers that her husband’s new job isn’t quite what it seems: rather than being a mere blood bank lab technician he’s actually the Chief Inspector of a clandestine bureau dispensing “legal” blood and justice to Memphis’ entire community of vampires. And all this before she has to help rescue three nieces from an attempted vampire kidnapping, introduces punishment spanking to the Memphis vampire community, meets the Count of Memphis and becomes his Dominatrix, and is declared Queen of the Damned (to vampires, life should imitate art, and they adore Anne Rice novels) by him and all his subjects. They love her. Madly. And that’s truly the operative word here.
So: how are Felicia and her beloved ever gonna get out of this one? If they do, that is?
You’re cordially invited to find out.
This book may be read as a stand-alone or as part of the Switch series.
- ASIN: B0BD24JHBJ
- Publisher: Pink Flamingo Media (3 Sept. 2022)
- Language: English
- Genre: BDSM Erotica Series
The BookViral Review:
Another superbly entertaining read in the Switch series from Ardie Stallard Queen of the Damnedest takes up Felicia and Joe’s story from The Taming of the Switch and its full-on action from the very start!
Joe’s nine weeks into a new job as Chief Detective Inspector of a clandestine federal task force and Felicia’s about to find out that vampires are real though perhaps not in the way she imagined them! Add in a kidnapping, a submissive adolescent count who’s decided Felicia is his Queen and an intimidating ex of Joe’s with unfinished business and the scene is set for a new adventure where things may not be what they seem!
Of course, there are the twists, colourful new characters and unexpected surprises readers have come to expect from Stallard but as with other novels in the Switch series, Queen of the Damnedest is first and foremost a cracking good story which benefits not only from absorbing BDSM scenes but an intriguing plot.
A novel that stylishly defies the usual categories and gets under your skin in ways you cannot anticipate Felica and Joe (and Eoj of course) were simply made for each other and when you read Stallard’s words you quickly become enraptured by the essence of their characters.
With a narrative that swings between laugh out loud hilarious and super edgy, they quickly come vividly to life with each book and each release is like being reunited with old friends whilst the sexual chemistry is amongst the best you will find in the genre.
If you have yet to delve into Stallard’s Switch series, don’t hesitate because you won’t be disappointed with Switch III: Queen of the Damnedest being highly recommended!