Shifter and Vampire True Mates story.
Alek’s older brother, Justice—the Alpha Zenith—was the first shifter to mate with a vampire in many generations, and it was believed the rare, fated pairing would stop at him. But, it hadn’t. Aleksei ‘Alek’ Volkov was second beta, next in succession to the most powerful shifter in the world. He was proud of his title and he took his duties seriously. It was all he had. Until his true mate literally showed up on his doorstep.
While his brother—the overachiever—excelled at having a vampire as a mate, Alek wasn’t that optimistic he would. He wasn’t averse to love, and he’d often thought of how different his life could’ve turned out if he’d ever experienced the emotion. His life was a mess and he’d worn a mask of stability for a majority of that time, only showing his siblings and pack what they needed to see—a strong Volkov alpha. Not the damaged man he was, with a tortured soul and a rogue wolf.
Alek dropped his heavy head in his hands. Now, for some reason, I’ve been granted a true vampire mate. And not just any vampire. The intimidating Belleron Liatos. Lord High to the King and the leader of his army.
Belleron ‘Bell’ Liatos had come to the states for one reason—his best friend and Vampire King, Chadwick Bentley. He certainly didn’t come to be pounced on by a wolf that could act independently of its master. Not only was his destined cherished a complicated and confused man; but he was also unaware of the powerful presence that lurked in the shadows of his soul. Bell didn’t know he’d be the key to unlocking an exceptional triad that would play a critical role in fulfilling the prophesy.
This story DOES NOT contain or even mention MPREG.
No multiple pairings. No cliffhangers. Ends with a very HFN.
Warning: This book is M/M paranormal: If you DO NOT like alpha men shifting into large wolves, or vampires feeding from their destined beloveds, than this may not be the novel for you.
Length: 87,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Jay Aheer @ Simply Defined Art
Prophesy 1 –
(Currently only 99c/99p)
I’m not normally the biggest fan of paranormal/shifters/vampires. I mean, I like them usually, but it isn’t the first book I reach for. UNLESS it is by one of my top ten authors. Then gimme!
You absolutely have to read book 1. Do not even attempt to read this without that knowledge.
There is a lot that goes on in this book. A LOT. One of the big goings on is with Alek- the shifter of focus in this story. Honestly, I get it but I was like whaaaa? for a while. Maybe because I don’t read a lot of these types of books. Definitely interesting though.
Belleron (Bell) is his love interest. No surprise there as Alek quite unceremoniously and without warning bit Bell mere moments after seeing him. Even though Bell accepts him as his mate, there is a lot of trust issues there to unpack.
But first! Drama! A rogue coven of vampires in England are trying to take over so as to eventually oust the Vampire King Chadwick Bentley. Who is also Bell’s best friend. Oh and Bell is Wick’s number two man. And Alek is Justice’s number two. And Justice is with Wick. Vampires and shifters! A vampire that also shifts! Oh what a tangled web. This is why you need to read book 1.
While there is a lot going on in the book, there is also a lot of Bell and Alek getting to know and love each other. Even simple things like going fishing for the day or out to the symphony and dinner. Even though it was a nice break from all of the drama, I feel like the Big Bad (Buffy the Vampire Slayer™) was dealt with too cleanly with little pay off.
I was definitely sucked right into this world. When book three comes out, this book will need to be reread because there is that much in there.
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A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for five years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay lit for over fifteen years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great new up and coming MM authors.
A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her. Writing.
A.E.’s writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
Now that she’s gotten over her 10 books published hump, she’s kind of known now for her hardcore, play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes, but she won’t push herself into a whole other genre. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.
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