21 October 2014

Crimson Reign by J.T. Cheyanne and VL Moon

A pulse of light preceded the gift of life breathed into the coldest and darkest of souls. Bathed in the glow of celestial love and swathed in a blanket of black satin wings nestled a king among kings, a vampire born to destroy the decay threatening to eradicate the race he was destined to save.

An angelic heart torn by yearning, suffering and pain throbbed to the rhythm of the life he created; a life prophesied in the scriptures by the Creator’s own hand. A vow of servitude given in blood sealed the fate of a Seraphim's heart and tied it eternally to the creation he craves, protects…loves.

Ancient treaties are lost and reborn, rising from the ashes as the Nephilim ravage the vampire race. The deviant desire that soared in Malachi Denali's blood threatens to bring Rome to its knees when Malachi's world, his soul and his heart are brutally shattered and torn apart.

Will purity born of an angel's love be enough to calm the savage mind of Malachi Denali? Or will Laziel be doomed to a life of purgatory for loving the life he was gifted to create…

This is not a HEA, or even a HFN....Who knows what will happen to seal their fate...only time will tell. Vampires, angels, demons and wolves together with love, betrayal, sadness and yearning make up the ongoing story that is...

The Crimson Nights Saga.

Warning this book contains elements of extreme BDSM type play that while consensual is quite violent and may be disturbing to some people. 

When life is endless and as you age you become more powerful instead of less what is to keep you from becoming a completely corrupt and unfeeling husk of a life form?  The vampire race has started down this evil path and Malachi Denali was created to lead the vampires back from the brink and teach them how to co-exist harmoniously with the Creator’s other children.  But how does someone who must be the very embodiment of strength, power and cunning show a weakness such as love and expect to keep his position? 

I felt so sorry for the two main characters in this book.  They both have responsibilities and have come to rely completely on the other in order to accomplish as much as they have, and now that things are starting to come to fruition they must trust their partner completely or lose them forever.

When you read the blurb and start the book it seems like the makings of a very interesting book except just as things are starting to get interesting a whole different set of characters are introduced that seem to have no bearing on the main plot line.  When I realized this book was co-written it made more sense.  It seems the authors took two story ideas and mashed them into one book with a tenuous connection to each other and just hope it would work out.  For me it did not. Every time the storylines would switch I would get frustrated, I just wanted one of them to accomplish something but alas just more secrets and hidden feelings.  Then just when it seems the characters are going to have to face their feelings the book ends with To Be Continued.  I was so very frustrated and if the second book was not already out I may have refused to read anymore. 

I am usually okay with HFN endings or even just seeming lull in action but nothing was solved in this book.  There are no real questions answered and I was left with feelings of extreme frustration and almost betrayal that after such a long book nothing was accomplished.  I will read the second book in hopes of redemption for this series since my curiosity is peaked as to outcome of the cliffhanger but I am hoping for at least some resolution at the end of it.

After a lifetime of reading and at the suggestion of friends, J.T. finally put fingers to keys and started writing her own stories. It’s been a wildly amazing ride full of tears, exhilaration and plain old hard work. Thankfully, her three beautiful children support her craziness and encourage her to continue something she loves. While she does write solo stories, she thrives on the work she does with V.L. Moon, her writing partner and fiance. What a small world it is indeed Mr. Disney when a small town girl from Alabama can find and write with a big city girl from England. What a ride it has been and continues to be!

V.L. is an avid book reader and a lover of long dark winter nights tucked up with a rather fruity glass of red and her partner in crime J. T. Cheyanne. She aspires to conquer the world with J.T. and their love of vampires, angels and wolves mixed in with some mighty fine Gods and a deluge of hot gay romance.


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