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.
This story was completely fascinating! I loved that they created this whole society for angels with rules and structure and used common and not so common angel mythos. There’s so much set up for this series and I hope there are many books to come. The set up was done pretty effortlessly as well. I didn’t realize until the end of the story that I was like “Wait, I want his and his and his AND HIS story too!”. Uriel broke my heart with how he suffered the loss of Raziel. He shut down and barely existed for many years and when finally forced to face him, it was re-love at first sight. I thought Izar was a fascinating character with how he questioned everything but still had conviction and held moral ground. The love between Uri and Izar was absolutely beautiful and their happy ending was perfect. The mystery was an interesting twist. I figured out who did it pretty quickly, but not the why and how. Those were important parts to the mystery so it was still keeping me on the edge of my seat to find out what happened.
Four and a half
Uri snatched it from Michael, but didn’t bother reading it. He knew what it said. That sneaky archangel had just forced him to participatein a mission with Izar. He turned away, and a shadow caught his eye. A broad figure blocked the entrance. His heart hitched when herecognized the Protector’s uniform.
Uri crumpled the writ and let it fall to the floor. He placed a hand on a column for support and forced himself to remain still, centuriesof meditation aiding in steadying his expression. So many emotions cried out for attention…fear, anticipation, dread…and a morbid curiosity about the man Razi had become.
The Protector strode in and a spasm hit Uri’s heart. The male was exceptionally commanding, tall and broad with a face chiseled intoangular planes. Uri sniffed the feverish scent, immediately sensing the Protector’s unbridled emotions. That could be troublesome if it weren’t taken care of soon.
About The Authors:
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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Molly – thank you for the wonderful review and for hosting us today! I will check back throughout the day to answer comments. Vina and I are working out a plot for book 2 which will feature a new character – Samuel – but Uri and Izar will make their appearance as well. 🙂 Including the other casts of characters, especially the Vox Dei – Michael. Who we hope will get his own story some day.
HOORAY for book 2! *happy dance* I so hope Michael gets his own story one day soon. I’m keeping my guesses to myself on who I think he’ll wind up with though.
Michael hopefully will. I love Michael too.