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Monday, May 16, 2011

Virtual Book Tour - Aleron Review & Giveaway!!

Author: Kane
Publisher: Alpha Prose and Passionate Writer Publishing

Aleron must cope with a timeless existence, seeing those he loves suffer the fate of mortality, while he remains cursed with eternal life. What if your immortal origin as well as others of your kind were hidden from you by the one you loved most; the one who gave you into a life of darkness and a lust for the sweetest nectar? These dilemmas and more face Aleron, but he must first learn to live, to survive, and most of all, to feed.

Seduced by the alluring vampire Mynea, Aleron learns what it truly means to be immortal as he adapts to his new life and new insatiable lust. She is teaching him to give her what her maker never has. She desires a new king and a new coven. Hearts, minds, and vampire souls intertwine as long kept secrets crawl out from the grave, refusing to remain buried beneath earth and lies. A blood kiss between them reveals a darker and even deadlier soul that has learned of Aleron’s blasphemous existence. Vlad is the beginning, the father of them all. Mynea must not let her young prince learn of her ancient king. Can a vampire truly love and trust another of his kind when their very lives depend on skillful deceit?

Walking a thin line between life and death, Aleron is certain of one thing, if love is, then blood is.


Aleron is the debut novel by Kane. The book reads like a history novel. You definitely get a sense of the time and region in which the book takes place. It is the story of Aleron and his journey as he adapts to being turned into a vampire. Throughout his journey, he shares his innermost thoughts with the reader. We see his struggle to leave his mortal life and family behind. He becomes a powerful vampire, but retains his conscience. In the beginning, he only feeds from and kills the lowest of society; enacting his own form of justice. He struggles with the loss of his creator and finds a new home within the coven he creates.

I did find Aleron pretty interesting in regards to the history of vampires, but I thought it was a bit tedious at times. It dragged in places and I kept waiting for something to happen. The real action doesn't happen until the last quarter of the book and then it ends pretty abruptly in a cliffhanger. I understand this is the first in a series of five books, so I suspect the that the author is using this first one to set the background. I do look forward to seeing what happens to Alreon and his coven in the next book. I hope there is more intereaction and less history about the vampires.

Now for the Giveaway!!!

For one lucky reader, I have a print copy of Aleron to giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment with a valid e-mail address. The winner will be chosen randomly by me and notified by e-mail. The contest will close run until may 18.

Good Luck!!


--Kari

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of The Virtual Book Tour Cafe' and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by The Virtual Book Tour Cafe', no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely of my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

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