The Alpha King by Victoria Sue Release Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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The Alpha King

by

Victoria Sue

The Kingdom of Askara has been torn apart by conflict for centuries, where humans exist as subservient beings to their werewolf masters. Legend says it will only be able to heal itself when an Alpha King and a pure omega are mated and crowned together, but a pure omega hasn’t been born in over a thousand years.

Luca is an Alpha-heir eagerly awaiting the choosing ceremony on his twenty-fifth birthday and the gifts granted by whichever omega he mates. His small pack is destitute due to the decisions of its ruling council, but being only an Alpha-heir, he has no authority to challenge them. Not until now—this moment he has waited a long time for.

Kit grew up as a street-rat, an unlicensed human who would never be more than a slave for whichever master owns him. Then one day he came across a young Alpha-heir, attacked and dying of poison, and found out their fates were suddenly entwined.

Luca needs to take over his pack and save his people. He cannot afford to be distracted. But when he meets Kit, he develops abilities indicating he is not just a pack Alpha, but the King his world has needed for a thousand years.

Is Kit really the cause of Luca’s newfound power, the true mate he needs? How is it possible when the young man isn’t even a werewolf, and as merely a human, a mating is not only forbidden, but for Kit, a sentence of death?

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Excerpt

Completely shifted now, Luca bounded away, registering Sam following him after a few seconds. For the first time, Luca appreciated where he was. Hendrick’s—no, his—pack lands were plentiful in game. He chased aimlessly, avoiding the does and their young, but then effortlessly caught a young buck, killing it instantly and nudging some towards Sam. They both ate their fill and then Luca padded over to the stream, listening carefully.

He would have never roamed Hendrick’s lands before, and while the biggest threat to the wolves in Caedra were the mountain lions who sometimes appeared in the north of Caedra near the Tzion mountains, he couldn’t smell any other predators. The problem nearer to home was the Hadrax, a vicious animal about the size of a large pig, but bloodthirsty. It was common to lose some of the lambs every spring and there were tales told to scare children into not wandering off.

Luca drank thirstily, aware that Sam had shifted back behind him. “We have things we need to discuss with Gabriel before the meeting, Sire.”

Luca sighed and closed his eyes. The heat of the change rushed through him, and when he opened his eyes he was human.

“Sire.” Luca heard the awe in Sam’s voice and glanced back, wondering what was causing it. Sam was staring at him and he looked down wondering what—Luca barked out a delighted laugh and eyed his still naked friend. He patted the long sleeves on his T-shirt just to annoy Sam further. Sam grumbled and Luca grinned. He was dressed. Being King had many advantages it seemed.

He was still chuckling as they walked back, much to Sam’s chagrin, and saw they hadn’t wandered as far away as he originally thought. They crossed over a small bridge and met Gabriel just coming from the direction of his father’s house.

“Sire,” Gabriel greeted him as they all stepped into the clearing where the choosing had taken place the night before. Sam quickly dived into the pack house and came running back with his pants on.

“Gabriel,” Luca responded. “I’m making you one of my advisors. There doesn’t seem to be anyone who can match you in historical knowledge.” Gabriel’s smile was cautious and Luca thought he knew the problem. “How’s Danni this morning?”

Gabriel flushed. “I hope she had a restful night.”

Luca looked at him in surprise. How did he not know? Then he understood. He had been so wrapped up in Kit he had forgotten that Danni wasn’t officially Gabriel’s, but his brother’s. “I understand Danni’s attraction, but what made her father agree?”

“His own son is but twelve and the man lost his mate two years ago. He has no interest in his pack anymore and just spends every day drinking himself into oblivion. He was happy to let someone else run his pack until his son is of age. He knows Danni is valuable and is using her to protect his son’s rights.”

Luca frowned, saddened. He turned to Sam. “What talents do the omegas left have?”

“Abel has some foresight. Hannah is a grower—”

“A grower?” Luca interrupted. He had missed that last night. Growers were highly valued. They could get crops to grow in every season. The Alpha that mated Hannah would be wealthy.

“I would imagine Gareth would be tempted?” he speculated.

“As a second choice, yes,” Gabriel answered slowly.

Luca glanced at Sam. “Perhaps you could facilitate an introduction?”

Sam smiled. “Excellent idea, Sire.”

“Good. Now, tell me what support I’m going to have…or not, at the council meeting.”  Luca turned and grinned at Sam. Sam opened his mouth to say something but paused when he caught sight of Luca’s neck.

“What?” Luca asked, puzzled, as he felt Sam’s stare.

Sam swallowed and glanced at Gabriel, who returned his appalled look.

Luca sighed. “Sam, just tell me.”

“You aren’t marked,” Sam said bluntly. “The council will see you didn’t mate the omega.”

Luca glared. His Alpha mark—a small red tattoo on his neck that appeared when he was twenty-one—turned a deep black once he mated his omega. “The omega has a name, and what sort of monster do you think I am? You saw the state he was in last night.”

Sam’s hands rose, conciliatory. “I know, Sire. I know…but there will be some Alphas—”

“I am not about to justify my sex life to other people. It is none of their business.”

“I’m actually surprised Kit didn’t say anything,” Gabriel said quietly. “He, more than any, would understand the significance.”

Luca sat down on the nearest log. The tables and chairs from last night had all been cleared away. He swiped a hand over his face. “I know matings are usually done straight away, but I got my gifts already. You both know that,” Luca reasoned.

“I know, Sire, and it isn’t that,” Sam said.

“Although it is perfectly possible you may develop more,” Gabriel speculated.

“Then what’s the problem?” Luca nearly shouted in exasperation.

“It’s protection,” Sam said.

Luca looked indignant. “What part of me killing Hendrick last night did you forget?”

“Not you,” Gabriel said quickly. “Kit. It’s not just you who will carry the mating mark. If Kit doesn’t have one then he is fair game for any Alpha, especially those who now realize what he is. I can’t believe he didn’t say. I can’t believe he let you leave without marking him, unless as human he didn’t know. Kit not getting your mark is the one thing that can stop you being King. Without mating him you have no claim to Askara’s throne, no matter how strong you are, and there are many friends of Hendrick that would seek just such a revenge. They cannot kill you, but they could kill your omega.”

A chill ran the length of Luca’s spine. That was what Kit had tried to tell him and he had been too stubborn to listen.

“Sire, where is he?”

Luca frowned. “He’s having breakfast.”

Sam glanced at him in alarm. “Guarded?”

Luca didn’t bother with the negative reply. He just exploded into a run and careered to the pack house. Luca heard the crying as he reached the doors and leaped up the steps, barging past the hurrying slaves and guards and running into the bedroom where he had left Kit. There, he found Tara sobbing in the middle of upturned trays, furniture, and food. “Sire,” she cried.

Sam and Gareth rushed in behind him. Sam bent down as Luca, heart pounding, searched the room frantically. “Tell us, Tara, quickly,” Sam urged as he helped her to her feet.

“Two wolves. They were escaping with him as I came back for the tray.” She gestured to the large broken window. It was too high for a human to safely scale but a werewolf would manage.

“Did Kit see you?” Gabriel asked.

Tara’s eyes filled. “He was unconscious. He had blood on his face.”

Luca swallowed sickly. “He was breathing?” He barely dared ask.

Tara paused and Luca felt his heart pound so hard it nearly broke his ribs. “Sire, he must be alive,” Sam said. “If killing was the intention, they wouldn’t have taken him.”

“That you know of,” whispered Luca and sank to the bed. What have I done?

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About Victoria

Victoria Sue… Wrote her first book on a dare from her hubby two years ago and he says he has regretted it every day since. Loves writing about gorgeous boys loving each other the best—especially with either a paranormal or a historical twist. Had a try at writing contemporary but failed spectacularly when it grew four legs and a tail. Loves her wolves! Is an English northern lass but is currently serving twenty to life in Florida—unfortunately, she spends more time chained to her computer than on a beach. Loves to hear from her readers and can be found most days lurking on Facebook.

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Review

Victoria Sue - The Alpha King CoverTitle: The Alpha King

Author: Victoria Sue

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (215pgs)

Publisher: Victoria Sue (January 26, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: The Kingdom of Askara has been torn apart by conflict for centuries, where humans exist as subservient beings to their werewolf masters. Legend says it will only be able to heal itself when an Alpha King and a pure omega are mated and crowned together, but a pure omega hasn’t been born in over a thousand years.

Luca is an Alpha-heir eagerly awaiting the choosing ceremony on his twenty-fifth birthday and the gifts granted by whichever omega he mates. His small pack is destitute due to the decisions of its ruling council, but being only an Alpha-heir, he has no authority to challenge them. Not until now—this moment he has waited a long time for.

Kit grew up as a street-rat, an unlicensed human who would never be more than a slave for whichever master owns him. Then one day he came across a young Alpha-heir, attacked and dying of poison, and found out their fates were suddenly entwined.

Luca needs to take over his pack and save his people. He cannot afford to be distracted. But when he meets Kit, he develops abilities indicating he is not just a pack Alpha, but the King his world has needed for a thousand years.

Is Kit really the cause of Luca’s newfound power, the true mate he needs? How is it possible when the young man isn’t even a werewolf, and as merely a human, a mating is not only forbidden, but for Kit, a sentence of death? 

ISBN: B01N351BQS

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N351BQS

Reviewer: Shorty 

Review: Oh my god was this book outstanding. Luca is highly anticipating the ceremony that will make him an Alpha. Unbeknownst to him the stories about the Alpha King and his Pure Omega mate are true. At the ceremony he sees a servant unjustly punished and steps in to put a stop to it. As soon as the two make eye contact they know they are mates. 

Kit has been waiting this day for a long time since saving Luca’s life. But their battles are just beginning as many will attempt to stop the changes that are being implemented by the new king. This book is fraught with danger from everywhere. You never know who to trust as time and time again, just when you let your guard down something takes place that blows your mind. 

I liked Luca but seriously wanted to slap him a time or two for not listening to the people he should have. Kit is a sweetheart with a backbone made of steel when the need arises. He is the calming force to the Alpha king who helps bring about change that the people desperately need. 

A lot of different things occur in this book as the road to peace and harmony is not easy by any means. I loved the entire book. It thought provoking, action packed, mysterious, angst, upheaval and romantic all rolled into one fantastic story that leaves you speechless at the end. I wish there was another book to come. Maybe about Asher and Sam? I would absolutely love to read their story and see how they turned out. 

Highly recommended.

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9 thoughts on “The Alpha King by Victoria Sue Release Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!”

  1. Congrats and thanks for the review and giveaway. I love gay fantasy, and the review made this sound so great, that I’ve got to read it.

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