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(Masters Among Monsters #1)

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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 pa
Paperback, 328 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by CreateSpace
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Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars


When I first decided to read this book, I had no idea what it was about. I hadn’t read the blurb. I didn’t know it was a paranormal story and I didn’t know it was M/M. It’s a good thing I like to read a little bit of everything. I really just wanted to read it because I’ve loved most everything I’ve read of Ella Frank’s. This story started off a little slow for me, but once it picked up towards the last half, I couldn’t put it down.

Alasdair is a complex character. He’s an older vampire a
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** Absolutely loved this!! ***

Sexy,Greek Vampires...yes please!!

I saw a friend's review for this and when I saw it was Ella Frank and M/M I was sold !!!!

There have been a few PNR series I've read and enjoyed but the thing that puts me off them is that I find it takes a while to get into them.There always seems to be so much information,scene setting and a lot of characters thrown at you.I'm happy to say that's not the case here.I was hooked straight away with this one.

Alasdair is an extremely p
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
Such an amazing story <333 I'm so happy that I find time to re-read it <33 If you haven't read it yet check this brilliant,captivating,super hot , story!!!

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I feel so honored that Ella trusted me to beta read this amazing book!!! As a huge fan of Ella's, I always admired her ability to write amazing stories. This one wasn't an exception! It's simply bril
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 Stars

A lot can happen when he sun dips down and the moon comes out to play...

Ella Frank is a chameleon of genres. The woman is a damn genius is what she is. Whether it be contemporary, MM, Urban Fantasy, and now PNR, it seems like she really cannot do any wrong. I had no idea what to expect when I picked this book up, but I knew two things for sure:
1. Ovary survival was not guaranteed
2. I was gonna enjoy the hell of out it.

Alasdair is part 1 of what's planned to be a series of three books
Jennifer Kyle
3.5 ~ 3.75 STARS

”A lot can happen when the sun dips down and the moon comes out to play...”


To be fair, this is my fifth MM book and so I’m not the greatest judge of this genre. Topple that with the paranormal aspect and flashbacks to Ancient Greece, and what exactly is happening not explained yet and I’m left a bit uncertain about it all.


I definitely love Ella Frank’s writing, but struggled with both of the heroes always pulling or jerking themselves. I swear I thought one of them would lose
3.5 stars
“A lot can happen when the sun dips down and the moon comes out to play…”

Alasdair is one of the most feared beings in his realm, he is a predator with unnatural self-control who has seen and done it all. At his age there is not much that can excite, entice or intrigue him, until of course he catches sight of Leonidas. This one mortal, should be nothing more than beautiful prey, but somehow this man's touch manages to bring him to his knees. Obsessed with finding the reasons why, he
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

4.25 Sexy Vampire Stars!

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was one of those books I went into with zero expectations. In fact, I'd expected not to like it. Somewhere in the blog tour sign-up, I'd missed the fact that this is a paranormal book. I guess my eyes focused in on Ella Frank and MM and everything else seemed to fade to gray. Anywho, this is one of those times I went outside my typical reading comfort zone and found myself refreshingly pleased in the outcome. I'm not going to say there wasn't a fair number of tex
~Mindy Lynn~
I absolutely loved Ella's Temptation series so I can't believe I'm gonna say this but, I didn't really like the book. If I wasn't left being confused I was bored.

Oh, but I am.

With all the high ratings and the great reviews and of course it being an Ella Frank book I thought for sure I had a great read ahead of me. But that ended up not being the case.

This book was like one big case of blue balls. There is so much sexual tension built up through this book between Leo and Alasdair, but when
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love the sexy, Greek vampire that is Alasdair.

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Alasdair is a 2,000 year old Greek vampire that has been watching Leo for weeks before he decides to finally give in to his desires. When Alasdair tries to feed on Leo, something happens that has never happened before. Not understanding what is happening, he decides to kidnap Leo to find out what he really is.

Leo is so mesmerized by Alasdair that even though he fears for his life, he wants nothing more than to be with him.

BR, October 13th with Julie and Momo.

*omorfo mou agóri*

And this people is how you write vampires!!! It was frikkin AWESOME.. I loved every part of it.
If you think you’ll be reading another Tate and Logan story you are mistaken cause there’s no romance here!! This is raw vampire lust.

Alasdair was ready to eat Leonidas in every way possible!!



I’m not going to say anything about the plot but then that it’s fast, the world building is great and the mystery…. My gawd, I’m still t
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"I'd be inside your body. Your mind. Sometimes both."

Ella Frank has always been on my list of authors that I MUST read and one-click. I have practically read all her books and always found myself devouring every book. When I first heard that she was releasing a new book titled Alasdair, I knew I had to read this book stat. In all honesty, I knew this book was going to be a paranormal/supernatural romance but I didn't know it was going to be

4.25 “Thelo na se gamiso” Stars!

Alasdair Kyriakous is a devastatingly handsome vampire with dark hair and emerald green eyes. He is a direct sire of one of the ancients known as Vasilios; thereby also making him very powerful. Along with Alasdair, his two cousins, Isadora and Thanos, are also direct sires which makes these three a potent trinity. With news of a potential threat to the ancients and their first sires, they must act quickly to uncover and eliminate the danger.

Leonidas (Leo) Chape
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5 STARS⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Every now and then I like to indulge in the M/M genre and Ella Frank is an author my friends keep recommending if I want some male on male action. So when I heard she was coming up with a PNR one, I jumped on the occasion.

I mean, vampires are hot, right? But 2 males vampires together? One innocent historian nerd? Could I really say no to that?

Alasdair was such a nice surprise, I’m glad my perverted and adventurous side pushed me to read it, it was everything it promised to be. C
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Luke has just been 'accidentally' kidnapped by an ancient greek vampire.
Only he doesn't know that. At first he thought he was dreaming, which he kind of was, only it wasn't really a dream - Alasdair invaded his thoughts...
Now he's being held in this room for who knows how long already.
He's scared as hell - but also fascinated - he's an archeologist, after all.

It wasn't supposed to be like that. Alasdair has been drawn to this pretty guy for weeks now, and he was about to do things to him, when
~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~

If you read my profile, you know I don't read PNR books.
When I heard about Ella Frank's new book I hoped it was M/M but I would never imagine it could be M/M AND PNR.
But if I can handle PNR it's the vampire kind. So I was a little relieved when I read the blurb.

“A lot can happen when the sun dips down and the moon comes out to play…”

Alasdair was a compelling and captivating story, just as much as a vampire is devilishly handsome.
The book is filled with vampires and if you didn't already kno
Friendly warning : this book contains M/M, M/M/M, M/F, F/F, this is not a pure romance.
If this kind of story is not your liking, please DO NOT read this one.

"Things you cannot imagine,
I can give it to you..."


This book is SERIOUSLY DIFFERENT from Ella's other books.
I thought I will see the different kind of Tate and Logan, but alas! It's NOT!
I never thought the day that I see myself saying, three is not a crowd !
Ella Frank, woman ! You did something very v
I don't want to say to much about the plot, because I think going into this one blind is best.

I will let you know how I personally felt about this one...which is also hard because I'm a bit confused about my feelings.

I really enjoyed reading this one...the story pulled me in from the very first page and I could just not stop reading. It was so intriguing and the suspence and mystery was so good. I loved this world that Ella Frank built. I also loved all the characters ... they all play their own
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I popped my M/M cherry with Ella Frank's Try. So when I found out that she has a new M/M series coming, I'm over the freaking moon. However, this one very different from her previous series, as this is a PNR, with less romance and more erotic in nature.

There is quite a world building we have here. Although I have read countless of PNR, Ella still manage to make her own unique world with the vampires and their deadly sire. I'm fascinated with their power, their relationship dynamic and what the h
Natalie The Biblioholic
I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting, but it wasn't this. Ella Frank created a paranormal world complete with terrifying vampires and rife with mystical wonders. This story was rich in Greek culture and history and I enjoyed every minute of it!!

Although this story covered many characters and their side stories, at its heart was Alasdair and Leo. Leo was the curator of the National Museum and Alasdair was the 2000+ year old vampire who failed to kill him. Almost immediately, Alasdair feels a
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)


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I'm so fucking mad and disgusted. I wanted to love this like I loved Logan and Tates
R * A Reader Obsessed *
Let me preface with this. If you're looking for a gothic, sweeping, claiming love story, you're not going to get it here. This is definitely not your garden variety, vampire romance, and I have to give Frank points for originality. This is actually a start to what seems like an epic battle, full of mystery and revealing very little. So basically, take this as a stepping stone for the first in a planned trilogy and maybe you won't be as frustrated as I was, since I thought it was mostly a stand a ...more
If you are into delayed gratification and a very long buildup to the sex, this book is for you. If you are impatient and hate cliffys, it may not be.

I spent half of this book wondering what the hell is going on. What is Leo? Why is his blood toxic to vampires? Why is he having visions? Is he an alien or superhero (cuz that would be cool)? Or is it something less cool, like gonorrhea?

okay, that would be interesting...

I spent the other half of the book chanting in my head, "do it, do it, do it!!
Hummm... HOT ...Vampire!!

Sophie  **2 Greek Girls Reading**
Whaaaat? This is how it ends?? I'm jumping into Isadora immediately! !

Full review to come.
Only Ella Frank could have me so immersed in a genre I wouldn't usually go for, that while on vacation I made my husband sit in the hotel room for hours while I finished reading her book!!

Vampires. Forbidden. Overwhelming animalistic desire!
The fixation and fascination they had for each other was overwhelmingly erotic.

There was something in the air.
I could feel it.
I wanted to touch it.
I wanted to be bitten!!!

"An arrogant as fuck smile stretched across Alasdair's lips, and he went from sexy
Elle the ClosetRomanceReader aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
For someone who doesn't typically read PNR, I quite enjoyed this one. For a sometimes m/m reader, it was hot enough, I suppose. On one hand, there were elements that could've pushed my limits but I felt I was spared details. On the other, I actually wished there were more:p, go figure. Nonetheless, it's all good.

Since it's the beginning of a series, it's obviously not done yet. It ends on a bit of a cliffie, not so bad that you say to yourself, "Wut???". More like, "Hmmm...". Also, bec this is j
Jul 08, 2015 marked it as not-gonna-be-able-to-do-it
Shelves: m-m, d-n-f
Got to 31% - Chapter 10. I don't like it. I don't know what is going on. I don't get it and I don't even want what I should want because it makes no sense. What a fucking let down, I was super excited for this.
4 Stars

Ella Frank and her stories hold a special place in my reading world. Her latest offering is no exception.

This woman is a master among genres. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - the thing I admire most about Frank’s work, which ensures that I always come back for more, is that she’s continually pushing the envelope by endeavouring to tackle new genres of storytelling with each subsequent book she writes. I class this particular story firmly in the paranormal realm of reading, with
Oct 05, 2015 marked it as dnf
DNF at 30%

The things I learned from this book.

- I really really hate vampires. They’re
I hate their arrogance and their mindset that humans are nothing more than insects to feed from and then kill. Yeah sorry, I do not find this sexy at all.

- I don’t think it’s hot that Leo (who has been kidnapped and held prisoner) has to watch Alasdair and another vampire have sex with each other. Aren’t Alasdair and Leo supposed to fall in love? I get that Leo thinks it’s hot, but I don’t.

That’s as far as I go

Если бы автор заранее предупреждала читателей о жанре и содержании этой книги, претензий с моей стороны было бы гораздо меньше. Вместо этого, аннотация намеренно вводит в заблуждение, создавая впечатление привычной романтической эротики на двоих и ничем не намекая на тройнички, пытки, отсутствие, собственно, этой самой романтики и прочие радости.

Поначалу все кажется заманчивым. Вампиры (и, о чудо, не-пушистики), укусы, эротизм, роковое влечение. Чего еще желать? Греческие боги? Ну ладно, как ска
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