Friday, May 1, 2015

Redemption by Viki Lynn & Vina Grey: #ExclusiveExcerpt #Review #Giveaway @vikilynromance @vinagreyauthor

Cover Artist: Winterheart Designs
(Deliverance, Book 1)
by Viki Lynn & Vina Grey

Length: 58,290 words
Genres: Gay (M/M), Fantasy, Romance
Thou shall not kill.

Archangel Raziel had no choice. He would break the Infinite’s commandment again to save his lover, Uriel, from a demon’s talons. Yet even the Infinite’s most trusted archangel cannot avoid punishment. Forced to go through the Cleansing, Raziel loses his memories and is renamed Izar, a Protector sworn to kill for the angels.

Years later, Izar is summoned to work alongside Uriel to capture a killer. Izar is shocked when his bloodlust spikes hot for the archangel. But a relationship between Protectors and angels is forbidden. As they rush to find the killer, their passion plays into the demon’s plan. Izar will have to choose between life and death if he is to save Uriel again.
Izar eyed the several lingams lined in a row by thickness and size. The sight of them made his sphincter clench in anticipation. The phallic-shaped marble stones represented the inseparability of the male and female principles and the totality of creation, but Izar knew it was a way for the salve to enter his system quickly. He didn’t bother with the philosophy behind the glorified dildos. On Earth, sex shops sold all sorts of toys used for sexual gratification without a philosophical reason. Humans didn’t need excuses for pleasure, and that’s why he enjoyed fucking human men. He could expect an honest exchange of services without involving emotions.

Izar went back to viewing the angel as he dipped a good-sized lingam into the thick salve. When he set it aside, he turned to Izar and unfurled his wings. The sight set Izar’s lust on fire. His cock aimed straight out without shame. No matter how many times he witnessed an angel’s wings unfurling, the act left him breathless and horny. 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The emotional impact of REDEMPTION is stunning. My heart broke when Raziel sacrificed himself for Uriel, and wept when he returned to Uriel's life as Izar. The intricate character development, detailed world building and captivating story are flawlessly interwoven. I was swept away by the brilliant beginning of Viki and Vina's latest series and am eagerly anticipating the arrival of book two!

Multi-published and award winner, Viki Lyn is a successful writer of gay paranormal and contemporary romance. After reading and collecting whatever she could get her hands on, she wrote her first male/male romance. And that was ‘it’ for her. She never looked back. Viki travels the world in search of inspiration. She considers herself blessed to have traveled to many of the mystical sites she had dreamed about as a child. Her travel experiences have been influential in creating her paranormal worlds. When she needs to relax, she calls a friend to meet at their favorite coffee house. When the chattering in her head goes off the charts, she plays one of her favorite RPGs on her PS4 and immerses herself in the world of dragons and magic. 

Vina Grey has lived in eight different states and if her family hadn’t grounded her, she’d be on the move again. So, instead she writes, living out her adventure-lust in her books. She made up stories in her head from the time she could register thoughts, so yes, there are many more books to come. Coffee, chocolate, Scotch, Kindle books, and traveling to far away lands are among her…ahem…very few vices. Actually they can be lands close by, too. But at the end of the day, to write a love story that makes a reader sigh with satisfaction–that’s what it’s all about. 
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  1. Whoo Hoo Carly, thank you for the 5 star review! And, for hosting Vina and I on our tour. Love the excerpt you used. *grin* Yes, the book has some hot scenes...and that's heaven, not hell! Wait until we tackle the demon's world. :)

  2. Congrats on the great review, ladies!

  3. Congrats on the release. And thank you Carly for the review.