Series: Masters Among Monsters
Published by Carina Press, LLC on October 13th 2015
Genres: LGBT, M/M, Paranormal Romance
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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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REVIEW: I was looking for a good M/M to read and I came across Ella Frank’s Masters Among Monsters series. I couldn’t be happier. This is a very interesting twist to Vampires and Greek Mythology but with much more emphasis on the creation of the vampire species and those who are looking to destroy them.
The story is interesting and different and the characters added the necessary mystery and spark. Alasdair is a vampire with a fascinating reputation. As the first to be sired by Vasilios an elder vampire he shares power and respect. His reputation precedes him and he is as deadly as he is sexy. Leo works for a museum, as a lover or art and ancient worlds he thrives in learning about civilizations that existed before his time. His life isn’t very exciting but it all changes the night he meets Alasdair.
I really enjoyed this story, the sensuality and mystery behind Alasdair was enough for me to read non-stop. As the story develops, we get to know these characters and their significance in the story. While we don’t learn their origin right away, we know there is something else to each other them. Alasdair’s attraction to Leo was immediate, however their relationship grew slowly, Alasdair felt a pull towards Leo but he didn’t let his sexual need for him dictate his actions.
I think the author did a great job with these characters and the plot. She kept a certain level of mystery as well as sexual tension. The sexual pull between these characters is off-the charts, the way in which Leo flirts and isn’t shy about his attraction to Vasilios and Alasdair is daring and flat out hot. On the other hand, of all the characters we meet in this book, I think the most prominent isn’t Leo or Alasdair, but Vasilios. His presence and significance added a balance to the already strong attraction that developed between Leo & Alasdair.
Ella Frank explores these characters sexually without shame, she gives them ample possibilities and infinite times for exploration without risking feelings and emotions. I enjoyed how each time these characters were in close proximity, their thoughts and desires while always high, they did not let them dictate their next step. While this story is very sexual and detailed, it was very well written, the scenes are tasteful and sensual.
Readers are going to have a treat with this story, expect to be enthralled by these characters sensuality & sexuality, expect to be fascinated by these characters strange origins and by the mystery that drives them together.