Blog Tour ~ ISADORA (Masters Among Monsters, #2) by Ella Frank ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Title: ISADORA (Masters Among Monsters, #2)
Author: Ella Frank
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Series
Publication Date: January 12, 2016
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?
Isadora (Masters Among Monsters #2) by Ella Frank
Copyright © 2016 by Ella Frank
Alasdair had previously suspected it, but that right there was proof positive. The sinful, wicked side of their nature, the killer instincts they possessed, intrigued this human. With every new detail Leo learned, he became more attracted and more involved. So much so that, when his life had been in danger, he’d offered them the use of him in any way they desired. Leo was fearless. Much like he himself had been when he had been mortal, and that made Alasdair…protective. “Vasilios,” he said. When his sire pivoted towards him, Alasdair had to tread carefully. “Yes, agóri?” Fuck, he knew that tone. It was Vasilios’s version of you dare interrupt me? “Be mindful,” Alasdair said. “He is not like other humans.” “Which is exactly the reason this must be done. This way, we will know where he is, what he is thinking, and I can bring him to me whenever I desire…” Vasilios turned back to Leo and trailed the tip of his bloodied finger along his cheek. Leo’s lips parted. “Wouldn’t that be a treat for you, human? To come to me—and for me—whenever I command it?”
Alasdair’s cock throbbed under Vasilios’s sensual tone, and when Leo arched off the bed, he knew that the invitation was affecting him in much the same way. He didn’t need to verbally respond—Leo’s body was speaking for him. “You were right to keep him, Alasdair.” Alasdair climbed onto the mattress so his knees were by their heads, and when Vasilios straightened to straddle Leo’s waist, he took Alasdair’s mouth in a possessive kiss. He opened to his sire’s demanding lips, and as their tongues battled for dominance, Leo groaned underneath them. Alasdair pulled his head back and found Leo stroking his thick shaft. So needy, file mou, he pushed into his mind. Are you sure you understand what you are offering? A frown furrowed Leo’s brow, but the flush on his cheeks made Alasdair aware that, even though he might not have understood the finer details of his offer, he did understand he would get access to the both of them. “He is different,” Vasilios nipped at Alasdair’s jaw. “And I want him to be ours.”
Leo was focused on the two of them, and when his teeth clenched and he gave a stiff nod, Alasdair relented. “Then that is what he shall be.” “So, you agree?” Vasilios asked as he lifted his head. “Would it matter if I said no?” When Vasilios arched an eyebrow, it gave Alasdair his answer, but his sire was quick to add, “Not particularly. However, I would prefer your acceptance.” “Then be at ease. I want nothing more than to give you what you desire.” “Ahh, agóri, you always know exactly how to please me. I shall endeavor to reciprocate the gesture. Keep him here. I shall return.” Vasilios faded in an instant, and as Leo moved to his elbows, Alasdair shook his head. If he knew his sire, he would be back in less than—“Ahh, yes”—a second. “Now, where were we?” Vasilios asked from where he’d reappeared—kneeling over Leo, minus all of his bloodied clothes, and clean as if he’d taken a lengthy shower. This was a first for them. They had shared many lovers in the past, but never had they joined with another or fed another their blood with the sole purpose of connecting their lives. And Alasdair wondered where they would go from there.
Isadora is the second book in the Masters Among Monsters series by Ella Frank, it's not an standalone story.
While in Alasdair Ella Frank set the series up and introduced us to some of the players, in Isadora we learn a lot more about Isadora, Vasilios and Diomedes, and how they got turned into vampires. And we discover a bit more about Elias, Leo and Paris and the gods that are behind their actions.
Wow, just wow! While I enjoyed reading Alasdair, I have to say Isadora surpassed it by far! So many things happening and every single one of them drew me in further into the spell of this fantastic story!
The story is told from multiple POVs and that made is so much richer, so much deeper. There are so many things that have been set in motion and I'm really intrigued over how it will play out now that they are all in the Ancients' lair.
The chemistry between the two triads, Vasilios, Alasdair and Leo and Diomedes, Elias and Isadora was palpable and definitely not what I was expecting. I'm still not too sure about Elias, but I'm loving all the rest and I'm really interested in learning more about Thanos, Eton and Paris and how their story is going to go.
I am so looking forward to the third book in the series, I'm sure it'll be awesome! Very recommendable!
Rating: 5 Stars!!!
ALASDAIR (Masters Among Monsters, #1)
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.
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?
About the Author
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, M/M romance and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author
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