By Roane Swindon
The gods are real, and yes, they’re just as attractive, sensuous, awe-inspiring and sexy as you’ve imagined. They’re living among us, along with other creatures such as the magical earth children the Feys.
Ares, the god of war, is isolated on an island for crimes he did not commit. He spends his time cajoling with his guards and sleeping with his women, but this is not enough. Eventually his peaceful world is consumed with Maggie, a Fey who washes ashore on his island. Her story is a mystery, and the more he finds out about her links to the Celtic god Cernunnos, the more intrigued he becomes.
But Maggie turns out to be the god of war’s ideal woman – she is strong and brave, and also healing and maternal – and he falls in love with her. But her link to the Celtic god Cernunnos plunges Ares into a battle for Maggie, and perhaps for his very life.
Lisa’s writing is intense and descriptive, and her narrative flows smoothly. The main events in the plot are interspersed with amusing events and anecdotes, as well as plenty of erotic scenes to keep lovers of the genre happy. Some readers might find these aspects a bit diverting from the main storyline, but they do help to add a particular sense of reality to the story.
The main characters are rich in emotion and personality, and even humour, lending the novel a particular likeability.
Overall, the novel was a joy to read, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too!
The Heart of War
by Lisa Beth Darling
Genre: Erotic Romance Fantasy
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.
Branded with a golden chastity belt bearing the mark of Cernunnos, Celtic God of the Forest and Death, Alena has been on the run from her husband the Great Horned God for 200 years.
When the Olympians discover her presence on Ares’ island, they send Apollo to the island while Ares is away with orders to bring her to Olympus. With nowhere to run she strikes a bargain with the God of War–her virginity for his protection.
Ares sees a sweeter deal; her in his bed and himself back in his rightful place on Olympus among the Gods. If it means turning Alena over to Zeus afterward, well that’s of no consequence to him…is it?
After Alena proves herself to the God of War in battle and in his bed, the Ares must choose between his Divinely Dysfunctional Family, his pride, and Alena.
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, but will it be enough? Will love triumph, or will revenge and rage win the battle for the Heart of War?