Thursday, 26 January 2017

✤ #THANOS ✤ Masters Among Monsters #3 + #1 + #2 ✤ Ella Frank ✤

© Bianca Janeane






ELLA FRANK - THANOS

MASTERS AMONG MONSTERS
• Book #1 ALASDAIR
 • Book #2 ISADORA
•  Book #3 THANOS - 26 January 2017


★★★★
4.125 Stars



#3 - THANOS


CHARMED FOR LIFE?

Thanos Agapiou has always been a charmer. For over two millennia, the vampire had no problem acquiring whom and what he wanted with a flash of his handsome smile. He took for granted the boyish good looks he presumed he’d possess for the rest of eternity.

How very wrong he was.

A nearly fatal attack distorted his entire existence. With his appearance now matching the title many have bestowed their kind
monsterhe hides away from the world and all of those who know him, including his Ancient, Eton.
Until one night when a stranger draws him out from the shadows.

OR CURSED FOR ETERNITY?

Ever since Paris Antoniou was thrust into a world of vampires, his reality has become stranger than the history and the myths he’s studied for the past decade.

When he learns the truth about his origins and the power he wields, his confusion and fear have him running for his life. What he doesn’t expect is to run into the arms of Thanos
a vampire who doesnt intimidate him as much as he intrigues him.

WHAT HAS THE POWER TO MAKE YOU WANT TO SURVIVE?

As their worlds collide under extraordinary circumstances, an attraction neither can deny takes hold. But will that be enough to save Thanos from his demons, or will he condemn Paris to his fate?

Destinies have been changed. Lines have been crossed. And, with tales of the vampire race coming to an end, who will make the ultimate sacrifice?
After all, in a world run by vampires and gods, only one can be the true Master among the Monsters.





We're finally back with our Vampires!

 

Our vampires, their sires and their half-human lovers! What a mix of interesting people!
Even though this book is called THANOS, it's full of all of them. Everyone gets their own POV.
But of course we're focused on Thanos and his human Paris. Their lovestory has not yet started...but we're getting there.
Poor Thanos has been so horribly disfigured, he's ashamed to show his formerly beautiful face. But of course Paris isn't bothered by that - he sees the inner Thanos.

But it's not yet time to go riding off into our HEA sunset.
There's lots of stuff to do and to kill and to overcome until any of our 9 darlings can take their first deep breath and relax for the first time in over 2000 years ...


I really enjoyed this final book. I didn't do a re-read - which I usually do because of my booksalzheimers - but I forgot this time, and it wasn't really needed. I knew immediately who was who again and what was what.
Even though it's a lot ... there are so many main characters and so much history and legend and whatnot in this story.
It was a bit much for me. The lovestory, or rather stories got a bit lost in all the surviving! We have some romantic and moving and teary and cute moments with the couples and threesomes, but I missed the SEX! I can't remember if it was like that in the first 2 books, but I think there was A LOT of penetration in the first book - nothing like that here AT ALL! I didn't like that.
I think this 3rd book should've focused on Thanos and his guys and then we could've made a 4th epilogue kind of book where everything is finished up and everyone gets their HEA!
BTW - the end in this book here... I didn't really get it! But of course that's just me being weird and not getting anything ever! Like jokes etc.! But I still loved the end!

THANOS was a great finale in this dark & erotic vampire series! If you haven't already, you will so fall in love with those 9 darlings!





ARC received for an honest review

Yes!  Most sexy, hot, tormented vampires on my kindle!

It didn't take me long to get back into the swing of our ancients, their first borns and their humans. And let's not forget the Gods.

Since events in the previous books I have really been chomping at the bit for Thanos' story.  Whilst this is Thanos and Paris' story, there is so much of the other vamps/humans that at times it didn't feel like their story.  Don't get me wrong, we get lots and things do happen with them, but it got a little lost in with everyone else's story - this might just be me though.

I loved the fight for survival - from all sides of the story.  Vamps. Humans.  Demigods. It was great that it wasn't all easy for them.  But for me it took a little bit too much away from the romance side of things.  I wanted the sexy times, I wanted the story of our boys falling for each other, and I missed the sexy times.

And maybe it was because I was tired and had a headache when I was reading, but the end... it felt like I missed something inbetween a couple of events. Again, maybe this is just me?

But don't get me wrong, I LOVED where things ended up, I just feel like I missed a step.

Thank you Ms Frank for these wonderful vamps and their loves.

Can't wait to see what you bring us next.






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#1 - ALASDAIR



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.

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


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?

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken pieces."
-Ernest Hemmingway



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 he was summoned by the Ancients...and you do NOT miss one of those summons. But Alasdair did, and he is being punished, and almost killed for days, while poor Luke is sitting in that room, with no idea why and where and who and what.

After recovering from being tortured by his sire, he wants to see Luke asap. He's fascinated by this human. Only he's not a normal human. Things happen when they kiss and when he tastes his blood. Very weird things.
Luke and his two archeological buddies might have something to do with some bad beings wanting to rid the world of Alasdair and his vampire family. Only Luke and Paris and Elias don't know a thing about it.
Well, at least Luke doesn't remember anything.....


WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO Luke & Alisdair??

Cliffy?? Hm, yeah kinda ☺☺☺
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 I really enjoyed this story.
And I'm not a fan of paranormal stuff.
I read Twilight and I love the Black Dagger Series (no idea why, because I really hate paranormal - but if I HAVE to read about supernatural beings, they better be vampires!!!)

I just had to read this book - because...hello?? ..... Logan & Tate!!!!!
I'm such a huuuuge fan of Ella's Temptation series, and when I heard that her new paranormal series would have some hot male on male action... I just had to read it.

And I liked it. I didn't LOVE the story - but that's probably just because I'm not a paranormal fan.
What I also missed was a bit of explanation and description and location.
There's nothing like ... I don't even know - other Vampire stories describe in detail how the sexy guy walks through the beautiful city of Florence or Forks  ☺
But here we don't get any descriptions :/ I don't even know where we are.

BUT - I really liked Luke & Alisdair, and the others.
It's a really sexy and suspensy story - with poor Luke and the poor reader always knowing that he probably will be killed by this hot vampire or his buddies.....☺ Hoping for a HEA.

VERY SEXY moments happen in this book - with two or more people involved!!! ☺




If you like Vampires & really hot m/m romances!!! GO GET THIS BOOK!!!!
You'll probably want your own Luke & Alasdair after reading it
☺☺☺

and now please hurry - I NEEEEED to read book #2 - I have to know what will happen to everybody!






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#2 - ISADORA



A TRAGIC BEGINNING…



Isadora Nikitas understands what it means to be betrayed. That lesson was taught to her in the prime of her life, and when she is offered a chance to exact revenge, she finds it difficult to refuse.

Instead, she entrusts her survival to a mysterious vampire known only as Diomêdês, a male who wants nothing in return but to watch over her—in every way imaginable.



Gifted with speed, strength, and immortality, she determines that her life will no longer be governed by the needs and wants of a mere man. She has cowered for the last time, and with her Ancient by her side, she thrives and blossoms into the most formidable female vampire in existence.



But, once upon a time, like all little girls, Isadora believed in love. She believed it because she once had it. So, when it comes along a second time, she knows that it’s possible—but when you love someone, they become your weakness. Unless, in fact, they become your enemy instead…



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?


This second book starts off where the first one ended.
Isadora has been 'taken hostage' by Elias. He could've and should've killed her already, but he hasn't. Why?
They used to be in love eleven years ago. For six months, she was his whole life.
And then, just like that, she was gone.
And now he has to find out that she's part of the Vampire-group that he's been created to destroy??

Damn her for being the one he could never forget.
And the one he was destined to destroy.


Also, still very much in danger is our darling Leo.
Alasdair and his ancient are not yet finished with him (is that a good or a bad thing you might ask?! ☺☺☺) ..... but he might be able to help them find Isadora...


WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ISADORA & ELIAS???
AND TO ALASDAIR & LEO???
WILL THANOS SURVIVE?
WILL ANY OF THEM HAVE A CHANCE FOR A HEA???
WILL THERE BE A HORRIBLE CLIFFHANGER?
I'm not telling you that of course

Ok - no big Cliffhanger! But we need #Thanos ASAP!
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A great second book in this new series.
Book #1 ended really Cliffy-ish and I just had to know what was going to happen to Alasdair & Isadora & Thanos and their not-so-human humans.... Leo, Elias & Paris.

This book was VERY erotic and super-exciting ...
You want them all to survive and find their Happy Ever After...But they're Vampires and Vampire Killers - so it's not all that easy..☺

Even though this book is called #Isadora, it's about all of the 'Cousins' - not just about Isa and her ex Elias and her ancient Diomêdês, Leo, Alasdair & Vasilios's story is not yet finished, and Thanos with his ancient Eton and his not-so-human Paris get started with their story...

I really enjoyed this book!
A definite #MustRead for fans of very erotic paranormal romances with lots of M/M love and even a few F/F fantasies.... ☺


ARC received for an honest review
This carries on directly where Alasdair finishes up, so you will need to have read it first.

All I can say about Isadora is... WOW!  What a book!  If you thought Alasdair was a ride, you ain't seen nothing yet!

At the end of Book 1, we were at a bit of a cliffy and I needed to know what happened to Isadora, Alasdair and Thanos, the Ancients and the not-quite-human humans.
 And man oh man, I was not disappointed! Things certainly did get ramped up in Isadora!  Not only do we get Isadora's story, but a big chunk of the story (well, IMO anyway) was given to the continuation of Leo and Alasdair's story.  

The sexy factor in Isadora is through the roof - who doesn't love a bit of m/m vamp action (and maybe a bit of m/m/m and f/f too!).  It is erotic, suspenseful and kept me reading way past my bedtime!  I just couldn't put it down, I needed to know what was going to happen to them all.

And there is a great set up of Thanos' book throughout Isador.

I am not a huge paranormal read - I am very picky and choosy about which para books I will read, but even if you are not normally a paranormal reader but love sexy m/m action, you need to read the Masters Among Monsters series.  Now.  This minute.  What are you waiting for?









Stalking Ella





Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series,
including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as
“scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary 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

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart,
J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.


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