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Through the ages, the world has always welcomed lovers; Mark Anthony & Cleopatra, Lancelot & Guinevere, Sampson & Delilah, Romeo & Juliet, Paris & Helena, Eros & Psyche, Hades & Persephone, Luke & Laura.
Yes, all the world loves a lover. Especially, if that love is forbidden.
My favorite pair of undercover lovers is Ares God of War and Aphrodite Goddess of Love & Beauty. Insofar as History teaches, Ares was the epitome of masculinity and yet he never took a Wife. He is associated with many many many women and noted as having fathered thousands upon thousands of children with Goddesses, Demi-Goddesses, and mortal women alike. Being possessed of such raw sexuality, I imagine he was hard to resist. I’ve always seen this old warrior as the loneliest and misunderstood of all the Gods. Yes, he had a penchant for war, for battle, for fighting, and he didn’t shy away from it, for those things the other Gods looked down upon him until their own cities became endangered and they called upon Ares for his help defending them.
Then along came Aphrodite who left a wide path of destruction and broken hearts in her lustful wake. So beautiful was she that Ares and Apollo both vied for her hand in marriage causing a rift between the already estranged Brothers that lasted the rest of Time. However, Zeus thought it best if the Goddess of Love and Beauty was humbled a bit. Zeus also believed that Love should not be confined only to the Beautiful, Love should be deeper than that. As such, he gave her to his other Son, Hephaestus the blacksmith of the Gods, who was very malformed but had a good strong heart.
Although Aphrodite loved her Husband–after all she could do nothing else–perhaps he didn’t excite her in the way other men did. Other men like Ares.
So began one of the most torrid love affairs in history; that of Love & War.
It’s no wonder they were so fatefully attracted to each other; he being the embodiment of everything male from his statuesque physique to his badass attitude and she being the essence of everything female from her outward beauty to her carnal desires. They were destined to fall in love. Who else could contend with and quench their fiery passions but each other?
That was, until Helios the Sun God spied them lying together naked in the woods one morning as he passed overhead and ratted out the couple. The Olympians weren’t happy. Hephaestus was very angry with his Wife and his Brother. Yet, even though they were shamed and chastised, they continued their affair in secret. Aphrodite went on to bear Ares five children, the most famous of which is Eros the Winged God of Love.
In light of the above, I would like to introduce you to….
The Heart of War
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Inside the Heart of every Warrior breathes the Soul of a Hero–even within The Heart of War.
Meet Ares God of War, the greatest Warrior the world has ever known. He’s moody, grumpy, dominant, ravenously sexual, and above all, built like a Greek God.
Suspected of killing his Daughter in-Law, Psyche, and long in exile from Olympus, the solitude of Ares’ secluded Greek Isle is interrupted when Magdalena MacLeod a plucky little Fey washes up on his shore after believing she’s been shipwrecked. It’s not mere fate that has brought the unlikely couple together yet it may be what tears them apart.
Get lost in this sweeping dark saga of lust, rage, revenge, and redemption. Battle Ancient Gods while falling in love with Ares God of War and Alena MacLeod. They share a love that will rock the world from the heights of Olympus to the Celtic moors.
Child of War-A God is Born
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In book #2 of the OF WAR Series, Ares settles down with his wife, Alena, to await the birth of their son, Raven. As Alena struggles to enjoy what should be a blessed event, prophetic visions of an adult Raven haunt her dreams. Are they true visions or false ones implanted by Cernunnos who told her the boy would bring glory to Ares but only pain and agony to her? The strong but delicate Fey is relentlessly bombarded by hostility from the Olympians making her yearn to be back on Ares’ secluded island home, far away from all the bickering and backstabbing that makes up Life on mighty Mount Olympus.
Before Raven is even born, Zeus outwardly despises him for his Fey blood given to him by his filthy Celtic mother. With no way out and no way to keep his family safe from his father, Zeus the God of Gods, Ares enters into a blood pact that could cost the God of War everything he holds dear.
After a harrowing birth wherein mother and son are nearly lost to Ares, it quickly becomes clear that Raven may be the most powerful and cunning Olympian ever born despite his muddled bloodline.
As Zeus, Apollo, and Aphrodite plot against the new family by carefully planting the seeds of rage and doubt in Raven’s mind, they turn son against mother. It appears as though Alena’s visions and Cernunnos’ prophecy are coming to life as Raven grows to be a very angry young man.
As the true past between the Olympians and Celts is revealed, the battle for Ravens’ mind and the ultimate control of Olympus begins. Before it’s over, the white snows of Olympus will run red with blood.
The Heart of War and Child of War-A God is born Are Book #1 & #2 in the OF WAR Series.These novels and the entire OF WAR Series contains scenes of graphic sex and violence. As such, they are intended for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY it is NOT recommended for the Faint of Heart.
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