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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review and Giveaway of Dark Erotic Paranormal Romance book, The Heart Of War by Lisa Darling

The Heart of War

Title: The Heart of War
Series: Of War Series, Book One
Author: Lisa Beth Darling

Official Synopsis
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.

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 and 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, 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.

Sink more than just your teeth into a real paranormal sizzler.

My Review
The Heart of War has it all: Heart-pumping action, blood-boiling romance, spine-tingling danger, head-puzzling mystery, and in the middle of it all rages the biggest war of all time...the war of love and with that, the heart of war.

Ares is the God of War, and has always looked out for numero uno. After being worngly accused of the murder of the goddess Psyche and banished from Olympus, he sets base on an island - roaming the mortal world and taking a number of women to his island to do his bidding, while also taking men to form his own personal army. There he lives a simple life bedding his women and doing as he pleases, that all changes when a mysterious woman washes up on his shores. Intrigued he lets her live, but little does he know that she will alter his life forever... Alena is a fairy who has been on the run after being forced to marry the evil God Cernunnos, Celtic God of the Forest and Death, and having a chastity belt placed on her at an early age. After witnessing the horrid things Cernunnos is capable of, she runs and lives in constant fear of being discovered, only to find that there are others capable of evil in the world. After an encounter leaves her memory in shambles and her struggling for life in the depths of the seas, she is rescued when she washes up on the shore of an island..Ares' island. She soon finds that Cernunnos is not the only God that she should run from. Ares is everything that she never wanted, but soon finds herself needing. When the pair unite their worlds are flipped upside down, and all that they thought they wanted turns out to be the last thing they need. With love growing between them with every day that passes, they must soon make a decision - stay together or grasp the dream they have been chasing from the beginning. Can Alena give her heart and her freedom to a God when she sees what they are capable? Will Ares pick love over the chance to reclaim his throne on Olympus? More importantly, will Cernunnos destroy all that they love and worked for before it even has a chance to begin?

This book will have you laughing, crying, cheering and screaming as it takes you on an emotional roller coaster with Alena and Ares at the wheel. This is a gripping book that will leave you breathless and wanting more!

This book is rated 5 fangs!

Giveaway Time
We are giving away a copy of this 5-fang must-read Urban Fantasy thrill ride. Click here to enter. The giveaway ends August 5th.

Which God or Goddess is your favorite and why?


Lisa Beth said...

Wow! That really is an awesome review...thank you Evie! I'm thrilled that you loved the story so much. Look for the sequel "Child of War-A God is Born" coming in early October. The sequel is in 2 parts with the 2nd part, "Child of War-Rising Son" due out in December. The last novel in the series "Spoils of War" will release at some point in 2012. Thank you so much for taking the time to review "The Heart of War"!

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