by A.E. Via
The King & Alpha, #1
Publication Date: September 23, 2017
Genres: Adult, M/M, Romance, Paranormal
An Enemies to Lovers
Shifter, Vampire True Mates story.
Justice Volkov is the youngest Alpha Zenith to ever lead the wolf shifters. Following in his father’s large paw prints was a responsibility he met head on. Now at age thirty-three, he is alpha of the alphas. As a direct descendant of the original Siberian pack, his wolf is bigger and stronger than Justice, himself is sometimes able to control.
“His wolf howled long and hard but Justice kept it inside. It felt like a bass drum beating against his rib cage. The harsh breaths, angry snarls and the determined pacing inside him was overtaking him. All the while… his mate kept calling.”
Justice takes his role of leadership and his legacy very seriously. He has little time for romance, not to mention a true mate. His packs are his priority. With a human government trying to regulate them, an uprising of rogue shifters, and a violent team of scientists trying to experiment on them, Justice has his hands way too full.
Chadwick ‘Wick’ Bentley is not enthusiastic when the captain of his escort tells him he has to leave his comfortable London home and go back to the States. As the Vampire King, he has no choice but to get his species back in line before they cause anymore chaos. At over two-hundred years old, Wick is no one to trifle with, but his smooth, charismatic manner makes him quite unique, despite the negative reputation vampires have. Wick has had nothing but time up to this point. He doesn’t feel the need to make issues pressing. Nothing is urgent in his life. Until he meets Justice. His beloved.
“Natural enemies can’t be mates.” Or so Justice thought. He knows his skepticism and rejection is hurting his mate, so while he fights their connection, Wick gets help from a source very close to Justice to help him win his beloved’s heart. Wick is a force all on his own, but when he’s blessed with a special gift from the Mother herself, not even Justice’s powerful wolf can prevent the prophesy from being fulfilled.
This story DOES NOT contain/mention MPREG.
No multiple pairings. It does not end on a cliffhanger and has an HEA.
Warning: This book is MM paranormal: If you DO NOT like hot, alpha men shifting into large wolves, or vampires feeding from their mates, this may not be your read.
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin
Justice is the Alpha Zenith of the wolf shifters and the liason between the Government and the shifters. He’s worked with his family on an agreement with them to be responsible for any legal issues with the shifters. When trouble with vampires starts near Vegas, Justice travels to deal with his rogue wolf shifters but doesn’t count on meeting Wick, the King of Vampires, and discovering that he’s his mate. Can Justice and Wick get this attraction under control, deal with the shifter issues and maneuver peace between the Shifters and Vampires?
“Wick pressed in close, craving more of that intense heat. He let Justice have his way, let him know he wanted Justice in charge. He didn’t know when that part of him had emerged. Wick was always the final word, the ruler. Now the king had an alpha.”
It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a vampire and wolves/shifter book and I’m so glad I read this one! It’s been centuries since the wolves and vampires shared a bond a worked together. But Justice and Wick felt that pull from first scent…not even look! I loved how their connection is destined to bring an alliance to protect them from another threat. Both clans/packs are far more accepting than I would have imagined. I can’t wait for more stories in this series with more match ups popping up between the two species. I always enjoy this author’s writing and the way her stories just leave me with a happy feeling. The characters are fun and have a wicked sense of humor.
If you like paranormal M/M and books about mates, this is definitely a fun one to read. I loved getting to know the different members of the packs and clans. The Wolf Shifters definitely are more playful than the Vampires but I think as they interact more closely we may see a “shift” to some Vampire practical jokers. I am looking forward to it.
ABOUT A.E. VIA
A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for four years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of LGBTQ Romance 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. Stories that 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 with different tropes, but she won’t push herself into a whole other genre. She’s head over heels for MM romance and has tons of more hot stories to tell.
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