Sunday, August 4, 2013

Book Tour for Tyrian's Mist by V.L. Moon (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Today I bring to you an intriguing paranormal read written with unique flair.  Tyrian's Mist by V.L. Moon is an atmospheric m/m read that you can learn more about through my review and by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form below for your chance to win a great prize!

A soul divided by race and hate due to his breeding, a bloodline born of angelic purity and driven by his vampire lust for blood, Tyrian is a half breed from a union forbidden and feared. He is rescued as an infant by a Guardian's guide, Daira, who stows him away safely hidden within a valley hidden from the depravity and misconceptions of man and shrouded by mists. In the valley far from humans and among others of different breeds, Tyrian learns that even in the sanctuary with the Guardians, Fate continues to rule his life.
Jaral, loyal Guardian and warrior of his race, accepts the duty of Tyrian's protection. Only, he crosses the forbidden barrier and falls in love with his ward. Although he fights his attraction and love for his charge, Jaral is unable to withstand the desire Tyrian stirs within him. Desperate to ensure Tyrian remains untainted, he faces his Elders and the punishment he is sure to receive.
As Tyrian’s and Jaral’s lives become perilously entwined only the bond of love and an eternity spent within the mist shrouded valley could keep their world from shattering apart. As Jaral's fate as a Guardian hangs in the balance, danger presents itself in the form of two vampires intent on Tyrian's death. Will Fate intervene and grant them a life in the Mists?


He drew in closer, pulled in by the emotion of Tyrian’s stare, and sighed at the sweet scent that enveloped the air. Tyrian’s scent, so erotic and sultry, intoxicated Jaral’s senses. He wanted to taste, to sip the flavour of that rich aroma and keep it within him. Jaral’s gaze swept the fullness of the mouth he craved to seduce. Seconds felt like forever as Tyrian in turn, reached up to touch the outline of Jaral’s lips. Slight shock at Tyrian’s touch sent a thrill through Jaral. He slowly inclined his head. The feel of Tyrian’s lips against his was like cushioned silk, so soft, so full and ripe. Jaral groaned, sinking into the sweetness of Tyrian’s honey rich mouth, and lost all will to stop.
His tongue swept against the plumpness of Tyrian’s lips; tasting and seeking entry. Shivers of pleasure ran through Jaral’s every nerve as Tyrian parted his lips and their tongues met in a spark of life. Soft purring mewls of pleasure rented the air as their kiss deepened. Their rolling tongues swirled, danced and savoured, fusing with a longing of passion that consumed Jaral’s every need. He was in love, and Tyrian meant more to him than that of his very own life. He refused to give up on him without a fight. Tyrian's gasp as he broke the kiss confused Jaral. His mind felt clouded from the heat of their need. They both wanted this, he could tell.

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V.L. Moon takes readers on a poetic journey to an intriguing paranormal haven where those looking for sanctuary find a sense of family amongst other unique creatures.  It's a secret place protected by a group of Elders who only ask that peace and acceptance reign in this haven, the Mist.  Ms. Moon's writing style is lyrical and relies mostly on descriptions and inner reflections, very little dialogue is actually spoken.  Each chapter is told from a different character's viewpoint and gives us greater insight into the uniqueness of who and what Tyrian is and what he means to those around him.  With so much mythological and character descriptors the story feels quite wordy and heavy at times but I still found myself completely immersed in this story.

From the moment he's born Tyrian is thought of as either an abomination or a miracle.  To save his life means death to his parents and fate intervening to send a Guide to bring him to the safety of the Mist.  From the loss of his parents to the loss of the mother-figure who gave her life to take him to safety, Tyrian knows nothing but loss.  Even the close friendship he has with a wolf-shifter ends in her leaving the Mist with her newly-discovered family.  The only constant in his life is the Guardian assigned to mentor him, Jaral.  Tyrian has come to count on the comfort and support Jaral gives him and as they get closer their closeness morphs into feelings of love on Tyrian's part.  These feelings are cause for confusion and sorrow though once Tyrian transitions into a vampire/angel.  He now sees himself as an abomination, as most vampires care nothing for others, and believes that Jaral will cast him aside.  Desperate for family, and believing himself alone now, leads him to a fateful decision that will change his life forever when a pair of vampires enter the Mist.

Jaral has always wanted to have someone to mentor and is honored to be given Tyrian.  He's immediately drawn to him as he's gorgeous to look at with unique bodily markings and a kind-hearted soul that Jaral wants to keep from becoming corrupt in a blood lust haze.  He also feels sympathy for the loneliness Tyrian forever carries and spends great amounts of time bonding with him.  Their closeness soon leads to feelings of love that Jaral thinks is wrong in his role as Guardian and has him trying to fight these feelings which alienates Tyrian and sends him into the arms of a nefarious pair of vampires.  The possibility of losing Tyrian forever leads to a heartfelt revelation that has Jaral proclaiming his true feelings loud and clear in a gut-wrenching, and blood thirsty, conclusion.

This story jumps immediately into the action from page one and keeps the action and emotions reeling until the very end.  The Mist is an intriguing place full of colorful characters allowed to be themselves and there's something almost spiritual about it and the Elders who protect it.  The author seamlessly incorporates a m/m romance into this magical world where sexual tension permeates throughout the majority of the story culminating in an explosively charged sexual interlude towards the very end.  Jaral and Tyrian are both sexy creatures who are perfect for one another in that they both provide that feeling of love and family they've both longed for.  Fans of the paranormal genre will enjoy the world Ms. Moon has created and I would love to pay a return visit to the Mist in the future.

My rating for this is a B+

*I received this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Aspiring writer and mother of two, I enjoy nothing more than losing myself to the rather madcap workings of my imagination.
Blessed with some of the dearest friends, I have to admit that its through their guidance and perseverance that I am able to write what I feel and enjoy.
An avid book reader and a lover of long dark winter nights tucked up with a rather fruity glass of red and my partner in crime J T Cheyanne, we aspire to conquer the world with our love of vampires, angels and wolves alike, as well as some mighty fine Gods and a deluge of hot gay romance.

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  1. Jody, I am thrilled that you liked Tryian's Mist. It's my first attempt at story writing and even though I have learnt a lot since I started, Tyrian still means such a lot to me. Thank you for such a wonderful review.

  2. WOW!!!Can't wait to get my hands on this one...Marie