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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Once again, Ella Frank has blown me away with her talented writing, brilliant story telling, and amazing characters. This story easily proves that Miss Ella Frank can do no wrong.
The moment Alasdair meets Leo, everything changes. Something shifts. And the author allows you to feel it. It’s like the air being sucked out of the room. You can’t see it, but you feel everything. There’s only one problem. Alasdair is a vampire. And Leo? Well he’s a human. But that doesn’t stop the unmistakable bond between these two. They become tethered to each other. On a level that is dangerous. Their attraction is forbidden. The sexual tension? Off the charts! And they possess a deep desire that will mesmerize you. From beginning to end.
I will be very vague on the plot as the reader is to immerse themselves in this story. Ella Frank is a literary genius. The entire story is brilliant. Raw. Seductive. Thought provoking, and so well written. The words entice you as you hold on to every one of them. Her masterful writing skills deeply shine in Alasdair as you are placed within this world of sensual vampires and a human that is lusted for. Alasdair is not just any vampire. He is complex and cannot seem to understand why this human has this hold on him. Why he can’t seem to leave him alone. It goes deeper than sex. But Leo soon realizes that Alasdair isn’t alone in this attraction. Leo feels it too. And it is so much more than he could have ever imagined.
While I wouldn’t consider Alasdair a typical normal romance story, I can easily say that it was captivating and addicting. I am still in awe as I write this review. How did the author grab someone like me to read this? That is easy. Her writing. The characters. THIS story. Powerful and consuming, you will never read something like this. Alasdair does not follow the normal recipe for paranormal stories. It shatters the norm. It sets the bar high. And it is very likely that nothing will ever come this close.
This book will have you begging for a hot, sexy, greek vampire to devour you- no joke. I don't read much in this genre, but Ella Frank has reminded me how much I love it. These vamps are so devilishly erotic and they have a presence about them that makes you want to jump in the book just to be a part of their world. Every look, stare and wicked smirk will have you in a trance to read more, and I did NOT want it to end.
Alasdair is a very old, VERY sexy vampire who becomes entranced with Leo Chapel, an unexpected human who has some secrets of his own that will have you glued to the page. I’m in absolute awe at how these words kidnapped me from my couch and transported me into their story. There is so much attention to detail and that brings a ton of mysterious flare to this book, and you really believe that vampires are real while you read along. And dear lord, I WANT them to be. PLEASE let them be real!
There are so many intriguing characters in this book, and all of them have a very specific significance towards one another. My favorite would definitely be Vasilios, he is Alasdair’s sire and you DO NOT want to be on his bad side. He’s outrageously hot and completely dangerous and everything about him makes your skin crawl and melt at the same time. He plays a very important role in this story and I can’t wait to see what kind of trouble he gets into in the books to come. I’m dying to read more about this sexy trio of men, but wait, there’s more! MORE hot sexy vamps who we will get to know throughout the series, and a very feisty hot-as-hell female named Isadora. I can’t say this about many books, but I absolutely loved each and every character, each one has some sort of mystery that needs to be unraveled, and I can’t wait to see how this whole thing plays out.
The banter between Leo and Alasdair is off the charts sexy and scary at times, but the chemistry these two have is undeniable. They have such a strong pull to one another, and neither of them really knows why, but they crave each other and that is a big part of the mystery I believe. Alasdair is greek and when he talks to Leo in greek, and when Vasilios talks to Alasdair in greek, oh my god!!! I can’t tell you how much that adds to the sexy allure of these vamps! I am one thousand percent hooked on this series, and I’m so excited that I don’t have to wait too long because book 2 comes out in January, so I’m thrilled about that. Pick up Alasdair today, you won’t be sorry, Ella’s writing is phenomenal and captivating as usual, and you are in for one hell of a treat with this one.