June 5, 2019
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 33, 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 were overtaking him. 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 100 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.
Prophesy is book one in the series, The King & Alpha #1, by the talented AE Via. I’m a huge fan of A.E. Via and I’ll be reading/listening to everything she writes! This series is paranormal, m/m. Two of my favorite things in one.
This is more than just a shifter/vampire story. It’s a true mates romance between an Alpha werewolf and a Vampire King. This isn’t a sweet, cuddly romance. It’s hard, dominating, fierce and hot. These two men are sworn enemies, but when you find your True Mate, you can’t deny it. But not everyone is happy about this pairing, especially Justice, the Alpha Zenith, wolf shifter. He isn’t prepared for the attraction and to Wick, a vampire of all things. He can’t walk away from his mate especially after they first bond. It’s emotional, sexy and hot! I loved the push and pull. The dominating and submitting of both men. Justice’s brothers and sisters are hilarious and Wick’s vampire court are a great addition to the secondary characters. Justice is strong, big and very alpha. Wick is refined, sexy as sin and British. Hello, sexy vampire with an accent! Swoon. Overall, I really enjoyed this True Mates story. I laughed, teared up, got angry and had to fan myself! It has the perfect mix of lust, family, loyalty, sexiness, and intrigue. I can’t wait for the next one!
Narration: Nathanial Black did an outstanding job differentiating between the different voices and accents. There are a lot of characters and inner dialogue and he used his voice, emotions, and tone perfectly. I would definitely listen to more audio books narrated by Nathanial.
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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