Sunset on Summer Fun-Blog Hop
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OUR WINNER IS….Tina Hammond!
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I’m so glad you came to visit with me today!
Let’s talk about Bad Boys for a moment.
I don’t know about you but I was never the girl who went for the jock or the shy guy. Jocks were far too into themselves. The shy guy took much work to get to know. The nerdy bookworm always seemed more interested in his books and his numbers than in anything else. Much to my mother’s chagrin, I never cared for the “nice guy”—he made a great friend but never a lover or even romantic interest.
No, I was always with the Outcasts.
You know, the boys in their well-fitting and well-worn leather jackets, they had black leather wallets with metal chains running to their belt loop, the belt was nearly always double-ringed sitting around a sweet pair of hips under a pair of faded Levis. They had long hair—I can’t tell you how much I love long hair on a man. They raced fast—sometimes beat up—cars down winding New England back roads on a hot summer nights. (Seat belt? What the heck is THAT?) They hung out on the smoking patio at school smoking what might or might not be tobacco. They were edgy and rough never dull and boring. They were always up to something interesting even if it may have been illegal. Those are my boys, always have been, always will be. It wasn’t that I wanted to ‘change’ or ‘fix’ or ‘mother’ any of them—women so often make that mistake and then end up wondering where they ‘went wrong’. Well it was at the beginning, if they must know. No, I just wanted to be around them because they have such fantastic energy! I think that’s a big part of why the Bad Boys and the Outcasts accepted me, after all I was a little Flower Child, a Hippie, (still am and damn proud of it). I was hardly someone who really fit in with them, their roughneck ways and their heated tempers. Often, I was the only female in the group. Oh! Those were the days! Those that didn’t want to get into my pants were my Big Brothers always telling the others in the group to ‘back off’ from me. I felt Wanted. Safe. Secure. And Sexy when I was with them. I still do.
I think, way deep down, we all like to get up to a bit of mischief now and then, keeps the blood pumping and the brain firing on all cylinders. Besides, who wants to play it safe all their life? That’s boring and it’s no fun at all. If you never take chances then, to me, you never really live.
In my eyes, Ares God of War is the ultimate bad boy. I’d like to say he’s the Ultimate Bad Boy with a Heart, but you have to look deeply for it and it only shows itself to certain people. Finding your way to it isn’t easy but it can be a lot of fun.
The fact that he’s drop-dead gorgeous didn’t hurt the writing process any, Mythology tells us that Ares was a very handsome man, standing near seven feet tall. He was rough and tumble, extremely sexual—he oozed masculinity as one book put it—so, taking from different works of art, sculptures, paintings, I drew an updated God of War; 7 foot, muscle bound, leather clad, biker-booted, can’t-get-enough-of-just-looking-at-him God with an attitude.
I get warm and tingly just thinking about him! So as we get ready to head into winter and will be looking for something to keep us warm and steaming through the cold months ahead I would like to introduce you to….
Child of War-A God is Born
Book #2 in the OF WAR Series
5 Stars- Bitten by Paranormal Romance, Rage, Sex, & Teddy Bears, Paromantasy
4 Lips (Stars)– Satin’s Bookish Corner
4.5 Stars– Book Savvy Babe
Do You Remember Damien? Raven Makes That Kid Look Like An Angel
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 Ravenï¿½s 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 Raven’s mind and the ultimate control of Olympus begins. Before it’s over, the white snows of Olympus will run red with blood.
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.
The entire OF WAR Series contains scenes of graphic sex and violence. As such, they are intended for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY and NOT recommended for the Faint of Heart.
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