Alasdair – 5 Stars

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Ella Frank

Masters Among Monsters (Book 1)

Release Date: October 13, 2015

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book blurb

A DANGEROUS ALLURE

Bestowed with eternal life by the Ancient Vasilios, Alasdair Kyriakous is one of the most feared and ruthless vampires in existence. His name carries weight across all of the seven continents.

But he is a mystery to his kind, an anomaly among the self-indulgent. While he enjoys the pleasures of the flesh, he is exceptionally particular in his choice of partners and prides himself on his ironclad self-control.

Yet with one look his control will become a thing of the past, and Alasdair will discover that eternal life doesn’t always last forever…

A DEADLY ATTRACTION

Thrust into a world he could never have imagined, Leo Chapel awakens in his worst nightmare. Taken hostage by the dangerously mesmerizing vampire, Alasdair, Leo must rely on his intelligence to escape before he reveals a secret he isn’t even aware he’s hiding.

A FORBIDDEN DESIRE

Unaware that they’ve been brought together by an outside force and are little more than pawns to a higher power, Alasdair and Leo spend time trying to uncover the other’s secrets, the attraction between them growing stronger all the while.

But enemies are watching and preparing to act against them. When decisions that will alter lives and destinies have to be made—can a dead, grey heart learn to beat again?

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excerpt

With no more than a flash of thought, he was inside the man’s room and standing at the foot of a large bed.

Locks. Such a useless human defense.

He cocked his head to the side and examined the book splayed open on the man’s naked chest. It looked as though it had fallen there when he’d drifted off to sleep, his fingers still resting against the glossy cover.

Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths.

Now that is an unlikely coincidence.

A sinister smile morphed Alasdair’s lips, and he touched the tip of his tongue to the fangs elongating from his upper gums. The familiar surge of adrenaline caused his skin to come alive with awareness as his body prepared itself to do what it had been created for.

Raising his hand, he flicked his wrist and the covers whisked back. The man beneath was no more aware of the action than a slight shift in the air as a low sigh escaped him and he stretched his body, turning his head on the pillow.

The sight that greeted Alasdair made the hours he’d spent tracking well worth the time. When the human took a breath, the knotted drawstring tie of his linen lounge pants caught his attention. Fuck, that made him want to indulge his carnal side first.

Maybe this was the root of his current obsession. In fact, that thought was followed by one truer to his perverse nature. How long would it take to have him clutching those covers from lust if I wanted it? And as Alasdair continued to observe the human, he realized just how much he wanted it.

The chest where the book was lying was covered in a light dusting of blond hair. It trailed a path along the center of the man’s sternum to his stomach, which looked as hard as his own. However, unlike his own abdomen, this man’s skin would be warm to the touch.

Perhaps he could take a moment or two and… No, he didn’t have the time, and that really was a shame. A meeting had been called this evening, and he was due at the Assembly Hall soon. The last thing he wanted to do was piss off the Ancients by being late.

So, with the speed and the stealth only his kind possessed, he was on the bed and stretched out above the man, and his mouth hovered over the ear closest to him.

He threw the book, which landed with a loud thump on the floor, and couldn’t stop himself from slipping one of his hands beneath those thin pants to curl his fingers around the flaccid cock he found inside. When a soft groan left the human, Alasdair used his other hand to capture his captive’s wrists like iron shackles and pin them above his head. Before the man had a chance to wake, he delved inside his head and projected an image of where this hunt would finally end.

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about the author

Ella Frank

ella frankElla Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite Series, and Temptation Series.

The minute she began her love affair with reading, she became and avid supporter of the romance genre and has never looked back.

Ella is Australian born and bred but currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband.

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my review

5 Stars

I almost passed on Alasdair.  I’m so freaking over vampires and I’m not a huge paranormal romance fan. But I just couldn’t miss out on a book written by Ella Frank – I  love her stories. Her books and her MM romances are some of my all time favorites, so I had to read her latest release. Even if it was about vampires.

I now want to kick my own ass for almost making a huge blunder.  I’m so thankful that I went outside my reading norms because Alasdair was INCREDIBLE. The characters and their story blew me away, it’s really all quite brilliant. The plot is intense and seriously, seriously make my panties incinerate erotic – plus it’s only the start to what I can only assume will be an epic adventure.  I cannot wait for more.

The Masters Among Monsters series starts with Alasdair’s book.  He spotted Leo one evening and from that moment on, he was completely bewitched. Alasdair’s attraction and desire for this man was unlike anything he had felt for thousands of years. They seem to have this enigmatic bond and that makes Alasdair weary. But he’s not the only one – Leo is not sure what the hell is going on with his life.  He finds himself in an incredibly dangerous situation and while he’s scared, he’s fascinated by this strange man that he is desperately lusting after.

The book’s perspective alternates back and forth from their personas and I was completely entralled by all of it. I thought there was a lot of character development and ground work being laid out for the entire series in Alasdair.  You’re introduced to all the various characters that will be important throughout Alasdair and Leo’s journey. And while the book focused on the passion between these two main characters there really wasn’t a lot of romance, however I believe their relationship will develop into more in the following books.

At the core of this story is a lot of Greek mythology, a mysterious plot and lots enticing M/M vampire sex.  Alasdair and Leo’s lives are obviously entangled for a reason and I believe that the purpose of their bond will slowly unfold throughout the three books.  I have no clue what the author has in store for these two but Ella started this series with a hit.

Alasdair is an alluring and captivating book – an absolute must read. Definitely start it today.

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