Blog Tour: Isadora (Masters Among Monsters #2) by Ella Frank - Bianca and Stacy's Reviews, Trailer, and Giveaway
Title: ISADORA (Masters Among Monsters, #2)
Author: Ella Frank
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Series
Publication Date: January 12, 2016
A TRAGIC BEGINNING
Isadora Nikitas understands what it means to be betrayed. That lesson was taught to her in the prime of her life, and when she is offered a chance to exact revenge, she finds it difficult to refuse.
Instead, she entrusts her survival to a mysterious vampire known only as Diomêdês, a male who wants nothing in return but to watch over her—in every way imaginable.
Gifted with speed, strength, and immortality, she determines that her life will no longer be governed by the needs and wants of a mere man. She has cowered for the last time, and with her Ancient by her side, she thrives and blossoms into the most formidable female vampire in existence.
But, once upon a time, like all little girls, Isadora believed in love. She believed it because she once had it. So, when it comes along a second time, she knows that it’s possible—but when you love someone, they become your weakness. Unless, in fact, they become your enemy instead…
A MYSTERIOUS PAST…
Fulfilling your life’s prophecy should be empowering. At least, that’s what Elias Fontana always believed. But, as he stands guard over the beautiful vampire he’s taken hostage, his convictions start to crumble. Made to believe by his creators that he and two others have been designed to destroy a dangerous race, he has difficulty connecting his current reality to the woman he once loved.
A TANGLED TALE TO UNRAVEL…
When friends become enemies and enemies become lovers, who can you trust in the webs of lies and despair? And, when your life is at stake and blood has been shed, how much are you willing to sacrifice to fulfill your destiny?
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
What a thrilling read! I finished at least a week ago, and my heart continues to beat over how much I truly enjoyed Isadora. How does Miss Ella Frank throw you into her seductive world? With her words. The words are compelling, addicting. Isadora is a must read.I found myself completely engrossed in the story and never wanted to put it down. If you loved Alasdair, Isadora will simply leave you breathless.
Isadora’s story is multilayered. We get deeper into Isadora’s past and all it entails. Including her history with Elias. While the story is hers, the author brilliantly connects the characters within the first book to bring you deeply into this sexy and erotic world of vampires. Leo, Alasdair, and Vasilios and their sexual tension are still alive and well. So much unravels this time around. So many questions are answered. Yet, there is so much we do not know. So much that the author allows you to feel is coming.This alluring story keeps you flipping the pages to get deeper. Ella Frank kicks her writing into even higher gear this time around. The author expertly places you back into the world of sexy and captivating vampires. There are some twists and turns that you never see coming. The execution of this story is phenomenal as she weaves you through this exhilarating world that you will not get enough of. She is truly a master of her craft.
I’ve never read F/F. So when I heard that this story had that and so much more, I wondered if I could read it and enjoy it. But in true Ella Frank fashion, she pushes me as a reader to experience new things. To TRY new things. And I am so glad I did. It allowed me to understand Isadora and where she came from. To understand her wants, needs, her desires. This time around, we see a different side of the vampires. It seems as if Alasdair scratched the surface, and now we have been thrown into their hearts and souls (or lack there of!). We understand their need for their idea of love, the manipulation of others, and the possessiveness of the vampires. And just how much each each character in this story is truly connected. Even in destiny. Isadora goes so much deeper than I could have ever imagined.
In order to truly grasp this captivating read, I do recommend reading the first book in the series, Alasdair. It will allow you to understand the connection between all the characters and their stories. You have not read anything like this before. Her seductive prose keeps you the reader engaged and on edge. Isadora is a powerful and suspenseful read. The writing is flawless as the reader is transitioned between the present time and flashbacks. I absolutely cannot wait to see what’s to come for this group!
Just when I thought this series couldn’t get any better, BAM! Isadora completely wowed me! This is book #2 in the series and it picks up right where Alasdair (book one) leaves you hanging. Alasdair was one of my top reads of 2015 and Isadora has secured her spot for 2016. And YES, you most definitely need to read this series in order or you will be thoroughly messed up.
The book may be titled Isadora, but you get a good healthy dose of all of your favorite sexy vamps and others from the first book. I love the way that these relationships cultivate from book one into book two, and I personally was so excited to reunite with my favorite trio, Alasdair, Leo & Vasilios. I absolutely fell more in love with them, and I was so excited to see Leo come out of his shell and stand up for himself and what he wanted. Vasilios was my favorite from the first book, and he still is, but damn these other characters are giving him a run for his money!
By other characters, I’m talking about Isadora, Elias and Diomedes. I absolutely LOVE the dynamic between these three!! Like major love! Diomedes completely stole the show in my opinion. Isadora is his first sired, and the lengths he goes through to make her happy and protect her just made me totally fall for him. And then there’s Daphne. Oh boy. This was another first for me, and damn was it sexy as hell. Between Elias, Daphne, and Diomedes, let’s just say that Isadora has had her fill of sexy time, she is one lucky lady vampire!
You also get to know Eton and Thanos. Eton is an ancient along with Vasilios and Diomedes, and his first sired is Thanos. The stuff that these ancients do in order to preserve their species is truly amazing and sweet. I don’t want to say that it’s sweet, but it totally is. These brutal killers, who supposedly have no heart, are some of the most heartwarming characters in this series, in my opinion. They may seem completely selfish, but when it comes to their family they give up so much, and turn into strong yet vulnerable beings. I love them!
This book really took hold of my heart, not that the first book didn’t, but maybe because I know the characters better this time around. I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t cry, because I totally did. I was so invested in what was going on with Isadora and her revelations, but also with what was going on with Leo, Paris and Elias. There were a lot of WOAH moments for sure, so much cool stuff goes on in this book and I can’t rave about it enough! Not only is this story erotic, it’s also breathtakingly beautiful in its words. Ella Frank has never let me down when it comes to telling a story that not only captivates you, but completely consumes you. And that ending! Oh I cannot wait to read more about Thanos in book #3. This is for sure a must read series.
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