Under the Tuscan … Moon has its fair share of Gothic elements, and what better setting than a much-loved castle for Vipunin to lose when he is turned one spectacular night by the Queen of the Vampires? No longer Duke Vipunin, he becomes Vampire Vipunin, but he still longs for his castle his old life which revolved around wine production.
“Vipunin … turned, leaned back against the parapets and admired his castello. How beautiful the travertine appeared tonight with the lights reflecting on the pale rose bricks and illuminating the niches where white marble crèche figures shone alabaster. He had rescued these exquisite statues from a crumbling palazzo in Venice when on his yearly visit to pay homage to the Doge. Here at his home they were on display – so finely carved, baroque in proportion – rather than decaying at the bottom of the Canal Grande.
Inhaling … the fragrance of grape that permeated the air, he loved how the perfume jostled with the scent of carefully-tended lilies and lavenders from his walled garden. Red roses trailed over the high walls in a bright splash of color, their breath-choking scent lacing the air. At times they overpowered even the smell of roasting pigs that would feed those gathered within his walls this night.”
“Vipunin … gritted his teeth as he recalled the richness of the wine he once drank from his favorite pewter goblet while he watched the sun set over his vines. He could taste it now, wild and musky, swirling around his mouth. Once his life had revolved around the pleasures of the harvest, the pleasures of women, and the pleasures of wine-making.
He turned his attention back to the male and female, watched as they sipped from silver goblets engraved with a family crest. A thirst more powerful than his thirst for human blood overcame him. He … drank nothing but blood, but now he longed to pour every delicious drop of that wine down his aching throat.”
“Book One, Ciassia…the first in a collection of exquisitely-written Gothic paranormal romances.
Feel the passion…the longing…the desire…”
“Eternal life in the dark world is forever the moment of transition from light to darkness, an ageless and inescapable fact of a Vampire’s existence, in which the past is often a haunting and taunting memory. Tense, engrossing, and chilling.”
The setting is ethereal, the moon mystic and the introduction to all the characters filled with drama and thrills. Written with genuine vampire mythology in mind I loved not only the setting, Tuscany, which was beautifully portrayed but the descriptive scrumptiousness of the offerings whether, human, blood or cheese and wine.
You think you’ve read vampire tales before. You haven’t. Not until your eyes feast on Under The Tuscon Moon. I know you want to read this luscious story of intrigue and vampires. Buy it. I give it five stars. Cheers to Ms. Covey for this most original, beautiful story of love and vampires.
What about you, ladies and gents? Where is your current WiP set? If you’re not working on anything, where is your favorite place in the world?
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