Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Alpha King by Vicktor Alexander: Excerpt #Review #Giveaway @VVeeB @PridePromo

Cover Artist: Vicktor Alexander
The Alpha King
(Passion's Hero, Book 1)
by Vicktor Alexander

Genres: Alternate Universe, BDSM, Fantasy, M/M, Romance, Paranormal, Science Fiction
Centuries after the destruction of Earth, destiny is being fulfilled and plans are in motion to restore not only the Earth, but mankind, to its former glory. One family is fated to bring about this amazing destiny. One man puts it all in motion, the day he crashes on to the wolf-planet of Tumaro and met his mate.

Talon Versuthion always knew that some kind of way, life was going to screw him over. His parents died when he was just a boy and he can't remember a thing about them. He was adopted by a great family only to have them tell him that he is a Vermithian, one of the most despised humanoid species. Even worse than that? He has no idea that a prophecy was made about his family, one that mentions that someone from the Versuthion family will bring back a pure human race. And there are people out there who will stop at nothing to make sure that never happens. No matter what.

While on a delivery for the GPA with his adopted sister Josie, however, Tal's space shuttle crashes onto Tumaro, the notorious wolf-shifter planet. Tal is lucky to be alive, though Josie can't be found. He is desperate to find her, but destiny steps in and history is changed forever. Because the Alpha King of the planet, Blazell Roughshire, is Talon's mate. And before the two men can even settle into their new relationship they must deal with conspiracy, murder, kidnapping and a centuries old plot to completely eradicate the human race. Will Blaze be able to keep his mate safe from those who would see him dead? Is Tal truly the only one left from his family who can fulfill this centuries old prophecy? And can Tal, who has made it a point to never fall in love with anyone, open his heart and let Blaze be Passion's hero? 

Warning: This book contains references to abuse, rape, torture, and violence. It also contains hot sex between a young man with an affinity for celebrities that may sound familiar to you and his hot possessive Alpha mate. This is a R&P Whips & Chains novel which means the story contains BDSM elements. BDSM is a Lifestyle and while certain elements of it are not dangerous, please do not engage in any part of the BDSM Lifestyle without a trained professional on-hand.

NOTE: This is a previously published work. Over 22,500 words have been added to the original.
“Where the hell are my clothes? More than that. Where the hell is my sister?” Talon yelled, pulling the bed-covers up to his chin.

Blazell laughed heartily, not at all deterred by his mate’s little freak-out. “Your clothes were destroyed in your accident, my love. I took the liberty of removing the hospital gown you wore when I brought you here to our bedroom,” he stated with amusement.

“Our bedroom?” Talon questioned in a small, hesitant voice, quivering with fear and shock.

“Yes, love, our bedroom. Where we will sleep and make love, more so the latter than the former.” He didn’t know how to respond about the man’s sister. He hadn’t heard anything about there being anyone else found at the crash. He would fully admit he was being rather selfish at the moment and only wanted to focus on his mate’s well-being and Talon’s sudden appearance in his life. Once they were fully bonded, Blazell would look into Talon’s missing sister. Blazell knew that made him an asshole, but, at the moment, he couldn’t bring himself and his wolf to feel ashamed.

Talon shook his head in bewilderment. “But you don’t even know me, and I certainly don’t know you!”

“My soul knows yours, my heart embraces yours, and my life and I were made for you as yours was made for me. I know you in the deepest parts of me, even though my mind may not,” Blazell declared. “You were made for me,” he said as he placed his hands on either side of his mate’s face, his thumbs delicately caressing Talon’s cheeks. “As I was made for you.”
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As a youth Talon Versuthion admired the Vermithian humanoids for their beauty and grace. When his adopted parents inform him that he is also Vermithian it's difficult for him to accept. Talon doesn't see himself as being a person of value, but as one that is easily left behind. Rather than risk being hurt again, Talon takes precautions to assure that he never finds his mate, even if that means denying the loneliness in his own heart.

If it wasn't for the beautiful man who haunts his dreams, Blazell Roughshire would have given up on the dream of finding his mate long ago. Without the other half of his soul, Blaze's wolf is restless and as King of the Tumaron people, he is under pressure to mate and assure heirs to the crown are born.

When Blaze and Talon meet for the first time their bodies cry mate, but their minds and hearts are a little harder to win over; especially Talon's. Having been raised in cultures with vastly different customs, their smoldering sexual chemistry isn't enough to prevent misunderstandings from occurring.

I did not read the first edition of this book but found the second edition to be well written and edited. The pacing felt a bit rushed at times, a lot of time was spent describing the complex and detailed world this series features, and detail made the emotional development between the characters feel a bit flat at times. Fortunately, thorough world building often benefits later books in the series as the groundwork as already been established.

THE ALPHA KING tells Blaze and Talon's story to completion but also features characters that will be the focus of upcoming books. With a secondary plot line that hints at upcoming intrigue, suspense and betrayal, THE ALPHA KING is a complete love story nestled inside a broader series concept that is just beginning to emerge. I thoroughly enjoyed this unique story and am looking forward to future installments.
Vicktor “Vic” Alexander wrote his first story at the age of ten and hasn’t stopped writing since. He loves reading about anything and everything and is a proud member of the little known U.N. group (Undercover Nerds) because while he lives, eats, breathes, and sleeps sports, he also breathes history and science fiction and grew up a Trekkie. But don’t ask him about Dungeons & Dragons, because he has no idea how to play that game. When it comes to writing he loves everything from paranormal to contemporary to fantasy to historical and is known not only for being the Epilogue King but also for writing stories that cross lines and boundaries that he doesn’t know are there. Vic is a proud father of two daughters one of whom watches over him from Heaven with his deceased partner Christopher. Vic is a proud trans* and gay man, and when he is not writing, he is hanging out with his friends, or being distracted by videos of John Barrowman, Scott Hoying, and Shemar Moore. Vicktor has published numerous bestselling novels and has a WIP list that makes him exhausted just thinking about. He knows that he will be still be writing about hot men falling in love with each other, long after he is living in an assisted living facility, flirting with the hot, male nurses.
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