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....
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. 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, gray heart learn to beat again?
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"nice suprice "
this is a interesting audio.
frustrating at times ,no body could makeup their mind in what they want it ....it drove me crazy at times, then by the the end I was happy to finish it .
"An interesting listen..."
Vampires/Paranormal are not my normal fare when it comes to audiobooks, but I adore Ella Frank's work (and her audiobooks), so I was interested to listen to the first book in this series
When I have listened to a PNR audiobook I've noticed that there is usually a lot of information information and scene setting and in Alasdair this translates into very lush scenes and you can quickly build up an image of Alasdair's world in your mind
The plot revolves around an ancient vampire Vasilios who is connected to the main character Alasdair. Alasdair in turn finds himself greatly drawn to a human named Leo who seems to be dangerous to him and vice versa. As the book progresses, it's obvious it is not a standalone, but thankfully there isn't a frustrating cliffy at the end. The secondary characters also play a big party in the story of Alasdair and Leo and enhance the development of the story. This is not the Cullens and family-friendly Twilight style vampires!
The narration by Bruce Cullen was very crisp and clear and his handling of non-English phrases was excellent. The only thing I didn't connect with in his narration was he sounded a bit old for the characters, which is seems illogical given Vampires are very old, but I would have preferred a slightly younger male voice
This is definitely a slow burn. The chemistry between Alasdair and Leo is super hot and the tension between the two is off the charts!
So overall an interesting new series for me, with decent narration and I will certainly look out for the next audiobook in the series
"Lovin some HOT Vamps"
I am a huge fan of Ella's and when she said she was writing a PNR with vampires and it was going to be an MM book I couldn't wait till it came out. I fell in love with this set of characters and the back story. Her writing skills are amazing, how she can bring a set of characters alive and make you feel each of their emotions.
The Thirds Series by Charlie Cochet. Of course the PNR reference but how these characters love hard, protect their own and the secondary characters that occur thru out each story.
Have not listened to his audios before but that will be changing in the future.
Yes, once you get settled and having read the book previously it was amazing how I got lost in the words, like you were right there in the room with the characters
"Great potential but didn't quite make it"
When I read the summary and reviews, I was anticipating much more content. The story dragged along until three-quarters of the way through. I liked the character of Alasdair but the others were not well developed. Even Leo's character lacked a distinctive personality and motivation. He felt vague.
The narrator was very good with an appropriate tone for the story.
I really loved Ms. Frank's Try, Take, Trust trilogy and was hoping for more well developed characters and storyline which those books had.
I will check out more by Ms. Frank but will have to scrutinize the storyline more thoroughly.
Unfortunately, this book was not worth the credit. Felt more like a rough draft than a finished book.
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