Review, Guest Post and Giveaway: The Alpha King by Vicktor Alexander

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 on to the wolf-planet of Tumaro and met 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?

Warning: This book contains references to abuse, rape, torture, and violence. It also contains hot sex between a young man with an affinity for celebrities that may sound familiar to you and his hot possessive Alpha mate. This is a R&P Whips & Chains novel which means the story contains BDSM elements. BDSM is a Lifestyle and while certain elements of it are not dangerous, please do not engage in any part of the BDSM Lifestyle without a trained professional on-hand.(This is a re-edited, re-published novel. The publisher has been changed. Over 22,500 words have been added to the original).

Review:
I really enjoyed this book. Vicktor is really good at building a world that you just get lost in. He sets up new planets, and rules and traditions almost effortlessly. There are the main characters of the story, but the side characters get a bit of a voice too. I liked seeing into the heads of some of the other characters at key points to see some of the other things going on outside of what happens directly to the main couple. Of course it also makes me want to read the rest of the series RIGHTNOW. I liked that Blaze was loving with Talon when they were alone. He was able to let go and be himself and not always have to be “The Alpha King”. Talon was good at being supportive when needed, but also challenging the beliefs and views when necessary. He wasn’t disrespectful about the ways of the people of Tumaro. He just let them know when it was time to change something. Can’t wait for the next book to come out!
Stars:
Four and a half

Guest Post:
I had Vicktor write a letter to the man he was five years ago.  Get ready to get choked up a little. This letter is beautiful.

Hey You,
Right now you’re not going by the name Vicktor, but one day you will be. How do I know? Because I’m you, from the future. Not like a Star Trek, scifi kind of thing, but a real kind of thing.

I’m here to reaffirm what no one but Granny Mary, Angel, Jerome, Ryan, LaJoyce, Keesha, and their significant others are telling you… you matter.

I know. I know. It doesn’t feel like it. And I know that the only reason you’re holding on is because of Chipmunk, but let me tell you something, I’m here, 5 years into YOUR future and it’s amazing. It’s not perfect. You’re not a millionaire, and you’re still single (though I’m working on that) but you know what? All of those thoughts you’ve been having since you were a kid? All of those feelings, you finally admit them. Not only to yourself, but to your family, and to the world. And I know that’s a scary thought to you. I know it worries you. And all you can imagine is their reaction, and if they’ll reject you, but I’m here to tell you, on the other side of things, there is an entire new family waiting for you. New friends, and even more than that acceptance from the most important person in the world:

You. Me. Us.

We’ve never had that before. We’ve been looking for it. Forever. In all the wrong places. But we finally get it. So I know right now you’re hurting. You just left the military, and you’re looking for where you fit in again. You feel adrift.

You’re listening to the Twilight series on audiobook because Shi is making you (they’re going to make it into movies… it’s going to be huge. Sparkly vampires. It’s all the rage in like a year or two. And in my time it’s all about 50 Shades of Grey. No. It’s not an interior design book. It may sound cool to you now. Trust me. It’s not.), but there’s a story inside of you. There are worlds, characters, books that have been building and growing forever. Write them. Don’t wait. Write them now. Because our WIP list at this point is over 400 books long and maybe if we had started 5 years ago we would have made a dent in them by now.

There are so many other things I could tell you. People I could tell you to stay away from throughout the years, companies to invest in then, inventions to create, businesses to start, publishers to stay away from later, even friends to make as soon as possible because they’re going to be friends for life, but so much of life is about the journey, the hits, the scars we get, the snarls, the mistakes and detours that mold and create the beautiful tapestry of our lives and make us the wonderful people that we are.

The Alpha King, though? Don’t listen to Angel. He’s going to tell you to delete 20,000 words from the original and it’s going to fuck it up and you’re never going to get those words back. Who knows what the book could have been with those words.

But, don’t give up. Hold your head up high. Keep going. You can and you will make it through another day surrounded by those folks. I’m the proof that you do. There are so many people encouraging you on this side. You won’t regret coming out in a two years. You’ll be so happy when you do. I’m so happy that you do. And I’m so proud of you for doing it. Thank you for being brave enough to do it. In spite of being told, your entire life, that it was wrong. One day you’re going to change the world, Vic. You’re already a bestselling author, I’m 5 years into your future, so believe me when I tell you that it’s going to happen.

Well done, you.

I love you and I don’t think I’ve ever told you that before.

Sincerely,

Vicktor Alexander (You, 5 Years From the Future)

P.S. No, you never date Shemar Moore or John Barrowman. Sorry. But I’m still working on getting Shemar to realize he’s bisexual.

–fingers crossed-

Excerpt:
“Where the hell are my clothes? More than that. Where the hell is my sister?” Talon yelled, pulling the bedcovers up to his chin.
Blazell laughed heartily, not at all deterred by his mate’s little freak-out. “Your clothes
were destroyed in your accident, my love. I took the liberty of removing the hospital gown you wore when I brought you here to our bedroom,” he stated with amusement.
“Our bedroom?” Talon questioned in a small, hesitant voice, quivering with fear and shock.
“Yes, love, our bedroom. Where we will sleep and make love, more so the latter than the
former.” He didn’t know how to respond about the man’s sister. He hadn’t heard anything about there being anyone else found at the crash. He would fully admit he was being rather selfish at the moment and only wanted to focus on his mate’s well-being and Talon’s sudden appearance in his life. Once they were fully bonded, Blazell would look into Talon’s missing sister. Blazell knew that made him an asshole, but, at the moment, he couldn’t bring himself and his wolf to feel ashamed.
Talon shook his head in bewilderment. “But you don’t even know me, and I certainly don’t know you!”
“My soul knows yours, my heart embraces yours, and my life and I were made for you as
yours was made for me. I know you in the deepest parts of me, even though my mind may not,” Blazell declared. “You were made for me,” he said as he placed his hands on either side of his mate’s face, his thumbs delicately caressing Talon’s cheeks. “As I was made for you.”

About Vicktor:
Vicktor “Vic” Alexander wrote his first story at the age of ten and hasn’t stopped writing since. He loves reading about anything and everything and is a proud member of the little known U.N. group (Undercover Nerds) because while he lives, eats, breathes, and sleeps sports, he also breathes history and science fiction and grew up a Trekkie. But don’t ask him about Dungeons & Dragons, because he has no idea how to play that game. When it comes to writing he loves everything from paranormal to contemporary to fantasy to historical and is known not only for being the Epilogue King but also for writing stories that cross lines and boundaries that he doesn’t know are there. Vic is a proud father of two daughters one of whom watches over him from Heaven with his deceased partner Christopher. Vic is a proud trans* and gay man, and when he is not writing, he is hanging out with his friends, or being distracted by videos of John Barrowman, Scott Hoying, and Shemar Moore. Vicktor has published numerous bestselling novels and has a WIP list that makes him exhausted just thinking about. He knows that he will be still be writing about hot men falling in love with each other, long after he is living in an assisted living facility, flirting with the hot, male nurses.

Author Contact:
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/VVeeB

Where To Buy:
Amazon: Amazon.com
Amazon UK: Amazon UK
ARe: ARe
Rooster & Pig: Rooster and Pig Publishing

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