The Acrobat by Agnes Moon

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Hi everyone, I’m an Italian author and I’m very glad to be a guest of Divine Magazine. I’ve been writing gay erotic romances for just over two years, but The Acrobat is my first release in English, and thanks to my amazing translator, Kevan Houser, I hope you will enjoy it.

The Acrobat is book 1 of the “Blood Ties” series and (if you read Italian) you can find the second “Legami di famiglia” and the third “In trappola” on Amazon.it.

But don’t worry, I’m planning to translate these two novels as well!

In the meantime, you can read The Acrobat as a stand-alone, and I’ll be very happy to introduce Liam and Vincent to you.

Liam, aka The Acrobat, has been on the streets from a young age and has become one of the best thieves in the business. He’s feisty and sassy but has a big heart! He has taken a young man, Mal (MC from book 2) under his wing, and supports them both thanks to his skills as a burglar.

Vincent is the Town Master. He’s an ancient and powerful vampire, but has lost his joy of living. When he discovers the Acrobat breaking into his house, he quickly realizes that this sexy little burglar could be is fated mate.

I loved Liam and Vincent, and I think they have some great chemistry. They struggle with their overwhelming attraction, but it takes a while for trust to develop…

Writing Liam and Vincent’s story was an amazing experience, and I hope you’ll love them as much I did.

Agnes Moon

Here is the Blurb

The Acrobat is a professional thief with dozens of burglaries to his credit, but when he finds himself trapped in the enormous abode of a mysterious man, as seductive as he is lethal, he realizes that the police might not be the worst of evils. Vincent de Saint-Bonnet is incredibly rich, with many hidden secrets, and little will to live. A foul-mouthed little thief with magnificent blue eyes is just what he needs to bring some light back to his gray, long-drawn-out existence.

A thief looking for a valuable dagger, an antique dealer with hundreds of years under his belt, for whom the weapon represents an object of . . . inestimable value. Each man has a precise goal and nothing will stop him from reaching it. Not even the incredible attraction that grips them, pulling them into a duel, one fought with lies and seduction.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06W5JVGXQ

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34353253-the-acrobat

And here are three of the best reviews I get, two very long and the other a little bit short (but very intense).   

Avid reader

I really, really, enjoyed this book.

From the very beginning, I was drawn into the settings and imagery painted so vividly by the author. Being pulled into the world of the young thief, Liam, using his wits and talents to survive and to protect a younger friend who is more like a brother to him, made me sympathetic to his plight and forgiving of his actions. The author drew a picture of this underbelly of the world with well placed descriptions and emotions that had me envisioning the anger, fear and desperation of these poor lost souls shunned by society. Watching them battle to overcome such hopeless circumstances was heart wrenching.

The paranormal aspect was a pleasant surprise. Vincent’s world was well thought out, but was not overwhelming in it’s descriptions. I like that. This leaves me wanting more and anxious to read the next book in the series, giving me something that I can later sink my teeth into.

The interactions between Liam and Vincent were fraught with distrust and anger even as they embarked on a scorching hot sexual relationship. I could feel the confusion, anxiety and fear as they learned about each other and gave in to their deeper feelings.

The overwhelming feelings of love were honest in their depth and very satisfying in the HEA they provided.

I laughed, I cried, and I cursed the horrible villains, cheering when some of them were defeated.

The author gave me a beginning to a series that I can enjoy and look forward to. The translator did an excellent job and if I hadn’t been told, I would not have known it was a translation. I will read more from this author.

Eric

WOW!!! WOW!!! This is the first book I’ve read by this author, I think its the first one of her’s translated into English, but I cannot wait for the next one, hopefully the sequel to this book!! I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book because the blurb is a bit sparse in its description. Had I known it was about vampires and such, I’m not sure I would have read it as those books usually do not interest me. I heard about this book from other readers who were raving about it. I’m glad I didn’t pass this up, because it quickly became one of my favorite reads of the past year!!!
The Acrobat is the story of Liam, a young man who had become one of the best thief’s around. His backstory reads like Oliver Twist, being forced as a teenager to work for a local crime boss. Liam also has a best friend, Mal, who had some health problems. In order to get Mal the medical help he needs, Liam agrees to steal a valuable dagger from a local wealthy man. What Liam doesn’t know is that this man, Vincent, has some secrets of his own!

When Liam is captured in the act by Vincent and held captive. (Vincent has some secrets he wants to remain secret and needs to know who is behind this attempted theft) Vincent quickly realizes that this sexy little thief is his fated mate. As Vincent’s secrets are revealed to Liam, Liam struggles with his overwhelming attraction to Vincent, while still trying to finish the job and help out his best friend Mal. Vincent, meanwhile, has to balance his need to claim Liam as his mate while trying to figure out who is out to kill him with the dagger.

The Acrobat turns some of the traditional vampire stories on its ear. I loved the references to Twilight sprinkled throughout the book as Liam expects Vincent to glitter in the sunlight or be cold to the touch, none of which are true in this version of vampires.
The best part of this book though, are the characters. They are rich with development.
You truly feel as if you get to know them personally and understand their conflicted motivations. The best stories I read are those with great characters, and that is why this book rates so high with me.

Throw in a lot of very hot sex, and The Acrobat is one of my top reads.

Adrian

I liked this romance because it portrays Love. It does so on many planes: Love between generations, Love between people from different social backgrounds . . . almost a rags to riches story. It is a story where the characters have to overcome mistrust and doubts and all is written beautifully and credibly.

Yes, there is sex but it is not gratuitous. It drives the plot forward to a wonderful ending.

I look forward to more books in the series. (in English)

About the Author

Agnes Moon lives near Rome with her surprisingly patient husband, two teenaged sons and two lovely pets. When she’s not involved in writing, she likes to read, play the piano, or watch TV series.

She loves vampires, shifters, fated mates, and as you can guess, she loves men who love men! But what she loves the most is a HEA for all her MCs.

The journey to find love might be difficult, but in the end, all her beloved characters will be happy!!

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