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~Release Day Review~Prophesy (The King & Alpha #1) by A.E. Via~

 

35846816Title: Prophesy
Author: A.E. Via
Series: The King & Alpha #1
Publisher: Via Star Wings Books
Page Count: 294 pages
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Fantasy/Shapeshifters
Release Date: September 23, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5

~Synopsis~

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. 


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I love A.E. Via’s books.

Especially her “Nothing Special” series. The reason I love this author so much is because when I open one of her books, I know I am guaranteed a hot Alpha and some very nice steam. 😛 When I found out she was gonna publish a new PNR book… I squealed a bit !! This book has not one, but two of my weaknesses…

A shifter and a vampire!!! I feel so blessed!!!

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It took me some time to really get into the story. This almost always happens to me with new PNR series, because of the setup and world-building. Once I got into it, I couldn’t put it down.

This series revolves around a family of shifter brothers. Each book will feature a different brother and will have more information regarding their family and other important details.

This is Justice’s story. The oldest brother of the family and also the Zenith Alpha.

Being a Zenith Alpha means he is not only the pack’s Alpha but the Alpha of all shifters. This literally means, he is the strongest wolf-shifter alive and his role comes with a lot of responsibility. With his 3 brothers and sister, he rules the shifter world.

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Now having such an important task, doesn’t leave him much room for romance, and Justice is just fine with this. He doesn’t have the time to romance anyone, especially now that some of his shifters seem out of control and are causing trouble.

Too bad (or good) that fate has decided differently….

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This is where Chadwick comes in… or “Wick” as he is called by many. He is the, almost 200 year old, Vampire King, who rules the vampire world.


Vampires and Shifters do not get along. They are natural enemies, that mostly avoid each other.

Lately, their species have been getting into more and more altercations, and when a human dies, because of their fighting, Wick is summoned back to America to deal with the situation.

When the Leader of the Shifters and the King of the Vampires meet… things don’t go as expected. Their reaction towards each other is so extreme, that it becomes clear real fast, that these two are “true mates”. But vampires and shifters are not supposed to mate and Justice doesn’t just want to give in to someone, who is a natural enemy. So he rejects Wick and in doing so…really hurts him… (and me)

“People believed vampires had no heart and no soul. Then why was his breaking right now? ”

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I felt so sorry for Wick. He wanted his “beloved” so badly. He felt so defeated, but help comes to him in a mysterious way, and Wick is not ready to give up on his beloved just yet. Thankfully it doesn’t take Justice too long, to get his head out of his ass. 😛

These two getting together, claiming one another and feeding was extremely hot!!

“I can feel when you want to bite to be sexual, to make me fly, and I want that Wick. I’ll always want your bite, just like you’ll always crave mine.”

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But there are still some secrets to be revealed… Packs and Covens to be informed and enemies to be fought.


I really enjoyed this first book. It was sweet, hot, exciting and even funny at times.

Wick testing his cooking skills, had me laughing out loud. These two were perfect for each other, but I have to say, that I liked Wick a tad bit more. Maybe it’s my great weakness for vampires… maybe it’s Justice being so inconsiderate in the beginning. I’m glad they worked it out though…

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Now I am very curious to find out what A.E. Via has in store for Justice’s brother Aleks and Bell !! Hopefully, I won’t have to wait too long. 😀

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