Monday, October 19, 2015

Blog Tour, Reviews by Maimeo's Angels, Irene & Giveaway: Alasdair by Ella Frank

Alasdair (Masters Among Monsters Book 1) by Ella Frank

Date of Publication: October 13, 2015


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…
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.
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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4 star 

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.

This was a new author to me and also a genre (paranormal) that I do not read very often. I will be honest and say that this book was not at all what I was expecting. I had no idea that it was a Vampire M/M story although that didn’t worry me at all once I realized what I was 
Alasdair Kyriakous is a vampire, ruthless and feared. Given eternal life, he is totally in control until he meets Leo Chapel. Leo is a man with a secret; he doesn’t even know he has, Alasdair and Leo are attracted to each other even though both are trying to discover what the 
other is hiding before fate takes over and lives are changed drastically.
I was impressed with MS. Franks writing, her plot was interesting and unique in many ways. The characters drew you in and I was surprisingly invested in what was happening.  The suspense built throughout the book which I really enjoyed.The chemistry between Alasdair and Leo made me shiver and the sex was hot hot hot. I did 
get a little confused on occasion as the story is told from multiple POV’s but all in all it was a great read and I will happily continue to read this series.

5 stars

First let me say this is a paranormal book, along with it being M/M!!

I love me a good vampire book. Alasdair seemed to be enriched with Greek History.
There were twists on every page that you read.
Each vampire book has it's own lore. Well Ella Frank's vampires are really unique. You have Alasdair who has this obsession with Leo who is human. Alasdair isn't sure what is pulling him to Leo. He only knows that he can't stop thinking of him.
Alasdair gifted with eternal life, strength, and all those other qualities that come with being a vampire has his downfall. MEN!

Leo who has come face to face with Alasdair has no idea what is going to happen to him. He does know that Alasdair is beautiful even for a man/vampire. 

You meet Alasdairs vampire family. You learn how Alasdair became vampire. Those crazy twists I mentioned? Yeah Leo does this weird thing when him and Alasdair get intimate. It's like he gets projected back into the past. Not to say to much though. These vampires don't sparkle!! 

About Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, A Desperate Man. Her Exquisite series has been praised as "scorching hot!" and "enticingly sexy!"
A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at and on Facebook at
Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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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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