Alasdair (Masters Among Monsters Book 1) by Ella Frank
Date of Publication: October 13, 2015
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?
Alasdair is a gorgeous, lethal vampire. He was turned over two thousand years ago by Vasilios. Vasilios is the most respected and powerful ancients.
When Alasdair is out searching for a human to feed from he sees the most intriguing man. Alasdair has a strange pull towards him, therefore he isn’t quite ready to feed and kill him yet. So he continues to watch Leo from a distance. Two weeks later he decides it’s time to take what he wants. Knowing he only has 30 mins to feed and be back at the meeting with Vasilios and the other Ancients, he has to act fast. Unfortunately that doesn’t work out to well. There is some kind of hold that Leo has on Alasdair that makes him physically unable to leave. This has never happened before and Alasdair needs to know what is causing the reaction. Before he can figure anything out Alasdair is summonsed by Vasilios. This is not a good thing, in fact it could be fatal.
When Alasdair shows back up at home he has Leo in tow. Not sure what to do he leaves the unconscious man with his cousin. Leaving instructions that she is not to touch him, that he will return after his punishment for disobeying Vasilios. After recovering from his punishment Alasdair sets out to figure this crazy draw he has to Leo and why he reacts the way he does.
This allure is also effecting Leo. He thinks he maybe going insane due to the attraction he has to the deadly creature. Leo is also having moments of time when he is fading in and out of reality. Alasdair and Leo end up spending more time together trying to figure out what is happening ever since they first met. This only causes their attraction to each other to grow even stronger. But is their attraction and lust towards one another worth it if the results are deadly?
I am a huge fan of Ella Frank’s writing. When I saw she was writing a book about vampires I knew I had to have it. Alasdair is mysterious, full of action, and sexy. The story captivates you from beginning to the very end. You are easily able to connect with the characters. The scenes are vividly described. Alasdair may not be like any of the other books I have read of Ella Frank’s but it is just as brilliant as the others. I can not wait for the next book see where the author takes us.
If you love hot sexy vampires with a fantastic plot then I highly recommend reading Alasdair by Ella Frank.
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 http://www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author
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.