Blog Tour – Broken Oaths by V.L. Moon and J.T. Cheyanne
Title: Broken Oaths
Authors: V.L. Moon and J.T. Cheyanne
Length: Novel (300 pages)
Genre: Contemporary M/M romance and adventure
Betrayed by his peers and slandered as a traitor, Commander Thierry Donovan has nothing left. Locked away and targeted by the very men responsible for his incarceration, Thierry defies the odds and fights for the fundamental right to survive the hell-hole of his imprisonment. With no one to trust, Thierry finds solace in the last place he imagines…
The church is Ryan Flynn’s sanctuary. He craves the solitude and peace he finds in the hallowed halls. His oath to serve God is a calling Ryan has hidden behind all of his adult life; until his past catches up with him in the form of his foster brother, Special Agent Orrin Hunt…
Submerging himself within a world of danger, violence and corruption is the only way Orrin can cope with life. Rejected and tormented by the bitter remorse of unrequited love, Orrin is oblivious to the beauty of what life can offer him. If he’d only open his eyes, and maybe his heart….
Jaydan Callahan’s life is a wreck. Gangs, drugs and violence are a part of his normal day to day routine. For one so young, he’s seen it, been there, done it and gotten more than enough tee shirts as proof. Capable of smelling a cop from a mile away, it comes as no surprise to Jay when the guy he has the hots for is actually working undercover to bring down the town’s notoriously dangerous king pin.
Four men, four lives, each one of them stained by lies, corruption and doubt. Can love show them the path to redemption, or will broken oaths, fear and grief make the crosses they bear too heavy a mantle to carry?
Love is Love
A gripping story involving four hot men tangled in a tale of love, duty and intrigue.
Orrin has spent the past seventeen years pining over his foster brother who left the family home and became a priest to avoid the attraction they developed for each other. Ryan has managed to stay celibate during this agonizing time and learned to maintain some control over his feelings and rein them in, deciding to serve God rather than commit to a relationship with a man.
Father Ryan is asked to hear the confession of Commander Thierry Donovan, a former naval officer who has been dishonorably discharged and falsely imprisoned, and the two ‘brothers’ meet again because Orrin was the one who suggested the priest for the task. Orrin is an undercover agent investigating Thierry’s case and attempting to clear his name. He hopes Ryan can assist with this as well as renewing their former connection at the same time. However, Orrin doesn’t anticipate the priest and the innocent prisoner falling in love. The attraction between these two men is instant, and although there is guilt and uncertainty where it will lead them, they eventually get a chance to make out after an attempt on Thierry’s life.
Ryan is confused and torn between his love for God and his love for the commander. Thierry is love sick but accepts the priest may still choose God over him. That doesn’t stop him from hoping their love will win out in the end. He also knows Ryan and Orrin still have their own personal issues to resolve.
Jaydan Callahan, a young street gang member, provides a distraction for Orrin’s aching heart. They work together to protect Thierry, whose life is in danger from the local mafia boss. The four men have to be careful with whom they trust and need to look out for each other.
The story is told from mainly Ryan, Orrin and Thierry’s POV, clearly marked within each chapter, to give us a deeper glimpse inside their heads. We also get the occasional input from Jaydan and his story tugs on the heartstrings.
An enjoyable, action-packed and lengthy adventure with many romantic and sizzling scenes. It is well written and speedily paced with plenty to hold the interest throughout, including a lot of focus on the main characters’ internal dialogue and dilemmas.
It is a shame the book didn’t receive a final professional edit because many typos and errors remain, but overall it is still well worth reading.
Prize: 3 ebook copies of Broken Oaths
About the authors
Laz and Lachi Publications is the combined writing team of J.T. Cheyanne and V.L. Moon. The two met in 2010, fell hard and fast for each other and married in April 2014. They write both independently and together in the gay erotica and gay paranormal genres. They also have a couple of contemporary romance novels under their belt.
“We have to go. Santiago double crossed us. It’s not safe to leave you here, and I sure as shit ain’t leaving you behind. I’m sorry about Sylvie, I loved her. You know I did, but I need you to hang on, just a little longer. Shit’s going to get real pretty quick, and I need you alert to what’s going on around you, ok?” Orrin asked as he held Jay against his chest.
“I’m on it, pops,” Jay whispered. The fact he was still managing to rib Orrin over his age regardless of the fact he’d just lost his mother said a lot. Jay was so much stronger than Orrin gave him credit for; because he’d had to be. Most of his life had been spent robbing Peter to pay Paul, doing whatever it took to make sure he and Sylvie survived and kept a roof over their heads. Regardless of the fact most of it was gained illegally, Orrin admired the sheer determination in Jay. The kid never buckled, never walked away from the fight or took the easy way out. He never ran from what he wanted. Thank God. Cocking a brow, Orrin smirked.
“Always there with the smart mouth aren’t ya, boy? Best quit that shit, or I’ll be popping something of yours. Literally,” Orrin quipped and squeezed the kid against him one last time when confronted with a soft pained smile and glassy tear filled eyes. He just couldn’t stop the involuntary response. It took a matter of seconds, three to be exact before Jay composed himself enough to pull the gun from the back of his pants and check the safety was on.
“Ready when you are, old man. And just for the record, it’ll be me doing the popping.” Jay winked, pulled on Orrin’s leather jacket and grabbed the helmet Orrin offered him.
“We’ll take one of the other bikes. They’re quicker, easier to maneuver if the traffic gets bad or we need to make a quick escape. Duchney, I want you with me. The Commander took your car, so someone get a trace on it if you haven’t already and patch it through to me ASAP.” Pushing Jay ahead of him Orrin strode for the door.
“Get this place locked down, check everything for bugs and tracking devices and then follow the coordinates. I’ll meet you en route. The Commander no doubt has a plan and thinks he can go play at being the hero. We’ve put too much into this case, lost too much only to have everything screwed up by Captain fucking America. I don’t care how good he is.”