Title: The Alpha King (2nd Edition)
Series: Passion’s Hero 01
Author: Vicktor Alexander
Genre: Science Fiction, Shifters, M-preg
Length: Novel (258pgs)
Publisher: Rooster and Pig Publishing (30th November 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Blurb: 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 onto the wolf-planet of Tumaro and meets 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?
Publisher’s NOTE: This is a previously published work. Over 22,500 words have been added to the original.
Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Alpha-King-Passions-Hero-Book-ebook/dp/B00P54AM2C
Pixie’s Review: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
This is the 2nd Edition, there are some extra scenes, and editing clean up but there are no changes to the storyline. Talon can’t remember anything from before his parents disappeared. His adoptive parents have told him everything he knows about being Vermithian and he has sworn to never find his mate for the very real fear of pregnancy.
On a routine delivery with his adopted sister, they are thrown across the universe during a storm. Crash landing on Tumaro is the least of Talon’s worry when he awakens and can’t find his sister and is confronted with his mate, Blaze. Blaze is overjoyed to finally have his mate, discovering his mate is also Vermithian is a blessing. Having their mating blessed by The One makes everyone happy, but there are a few who decide that they must go and they face a conspiracy that is centuries’ old, Blaze also has to look for Talon’s brothers and rescue them, brothers that Talon has no knowledge of.
This is a great science fiction story, weaving together an interesting view on what the human race could become. Blaze is the wolf shifter Alpha King. It was prophesied that an Alpha King would mate a Vermithian and change Tumaro forever. Talon has a target on his head, someone high up in GPA wants him, and his family wiped out. Crash landing on Tumaro leads him to the man that he is destined for, a mate he doesn’t want. Coming to terms with his new circumstances, Talon embraces his mating, but still holds back a little, doubting he could fall in love so quickly.
Talon is a fantastic character; he’s fun, bossy, and sweet. Blaze is a wonderful man; he’s an understanding, strong Alpha. He will do anything for his mate and his every breath is devoted to Talon. They make a fantastic couple and are very hot together. The storyline is brilliant and we meet lots of interesting characters who hopefully will get their own stories.
There are a couple of different threads that come together in this story; an old conspiracy to eradicate humans, a prophecy of the Alpha King, a character being blackmailed, some complicated matings, and interesting background stories that look like they will be continued in future books. We are given a story filled with conspiracy, kidnapping, murder, plots, and love.
I recommend this to those who love science fiction, shifters, falling in love, m-preg, a touch of kink, great characters, a brilliant storyline, lots of hints for the future and a very happy ending.
Shorty’s Review: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
This is the first time I am reading this as I did not read the original. Amazing story with nonstop adventure, action, drama, and danger from start to finish. This book will grab hold and keeps your attention to the very last word. Simply breathtaking details on the palace grounds and inside the palace. I was struck speechless by how smooth a read it was. The sex between Alpha King Blaze and Talon was hot and passionate.
There is a glossary at the beginning and at the end to help with the meanings of different words that are throughout. This was very helpful. Talon is one of three brothers who were separated when they were children by someone evil who wanted them gone as the prophecy states that these young boys will one day help in restoring humanity.
Amazing descriptions of the different worlds and species that are mentioned throughout. I honestly did not care for what happened to Buck when he was 16, nor did I understand why nothing was done about considering his mother who was the Queen at the time, told his father to get those responsible but nothing else was said about it. Maybe it will be answered in the next book.
I could not believe that Torqan, GPA leader, had Talen’s much younger brothers given to a slave ship. I sincerely hope he gets what is coming to him. I could not believe the evil plot that Freud, Anglania, and Elder Bryce thought they’d get away with. Excellent beginning to what is sure to be an outstanding series to read. Highly recommended.
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