Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Review: Alasdair - Ella Frank



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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Review

 I’ve mentioned a few times on my blog that I’m a bit of a paranormal snob.  My reading roots started in epic fantasy and urban paranormal books with little to no romance.  So when I read a book labeled paranormal and it’s basically a regular romance novel with just the twist of the guy or girl being a shifter or vampire, I get a little disappointed.    Due to this, I haven’t been reading any PNR if I don’t know the author well or unless it’s recommended by a close friend.  So when Alasdair first crossed my paths I gave it a pass.  I had just read my first Ella Frank book so I wasn’t too familiar with her work and none of my friends had read it yet.

I bet you can picture what I’m doing now.  If you guessed I’m kicking myself, you’d be correct.  I finally took the plunge and I am so glad I did.  Frank created a dark, slightly sinister world of vampires that is brilliantly unique.  She masterfully built her own mythos that drew me in and kept me enthralled.  I loved it.  This is the stuff that gets me excited!  The lack of hearts and flowers romance didn’t bother me at all.  In fact, that made me like it even more.  This is the kind of paranormal that I love.  The chemistry between characters was red hot.  The tension was strung super tight.  The mystery and suspense kept me on the edge of my seat.

If you are a paranormal lover, you need to pick this up.   If this is your first foray into paranormal, you are in for a treat.  I highly recommend that everyone pick this up.  -Peace and Love, Buxom J



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