That's right, warriors need love too and Ares God of War is no different although he used to like to think he was until Maggie MacLeod came along and turned his world upside down in The Heart of War book #1 in the OF WAR Series of highly dark and adult romances.
It hardly seems like that was four years ago that our hero the grumpy, broody, and often intimidating God of War found a Fey washed up on the shore of his secluded isle. Of course, being the arrogant god that he is the very first thing he did was change her name to Alena. Not that she minded, with the new name came a new woman one with renewed passion.
In all of that time our hero and heroine have been through many trials and tribulations as they struggled to build a family and life for themselves away from the divinely dysfunctional Olympians. Who can ever forget Raven's harrowing birth or blood oath demanded of Ares by Zeus in Child of War-A God is Born? Not to mention Raven forcing his pregnant mother down a very long set of marble stairs.
There have been good times too I think we all found a new use for peppermint oil in Christmas Eve on Olympus. (wink)
Of course there was the time that Raven inadvertently helped to destroy the world in Child of War-Rising Son. It wasn't all his fault, growing up Olympian ain't easy especially not when everyone absolutely hates you. With an Uncle like Apollo nobody needs enemies.
In Women of War we looked back on Maggie's heritage from her great grandmother Shar Draíocht the Last Queen of the Dark Kingdom to her mother the wild and wanton Maven. We discovered the secret connection between Alena and her beloved Ares.
Now as we close out the OF WAR Series with Kingdoms of War it's time to find out if Ares and Alena will have their Happily Ever After or they will forever be separated by the Gods and their unruly Son. I hope you'll join me for this explosive finale.
With nearly four billion souls lost to the ravages of anarchy and the dreaded disease Major Falls, Ares and Raven journey the Mortal World vainly reaching for a sliver of what was only to discover what will be. Unleashed by Apollo, Major Falls—a weaponized version of the flu and rabies-- has wiped out every person of watery Mortal Blood.
From the fiery wreckage a new world is slowly arising one where the descendants of Olympians, Celts, Dark Fae, and all manner of Magickal Being will rule. For the last millennium the Dark Kingdom has sent small legions of its Daughters in search of its Lost Queen. Among their number is Lenora, a sharp tongued Dark Fae who joins up with ARES hoping to get close to its leader, Raven. And she does.
The Wolf inside the God of War contracts Major Falls. As Ares and Athena wander the world hoping to curtail further damage by obliterating weapons of mass destruction he slowly succumbs to the sickness taking over his fevered rabid mind. Ares may not live to see the glory of Olympus restored nor fight to keep his Wife. If he does, how high will be the price for Ares' life? How long will Alena have to keep paying Apollo even once Ares is crowned King of Olympus?
. "Stay, just for now," Lenore invited as she searched out his lips with her own and his firm ass with her hands. Never knowing she could feel this way, so carefree, so weightless, and ethereal, she wanted more as much as she possibly get.
Grinding his hips into hers Raven groaned. "And if this lasts longer than that?" Although it wasn't by much Raven was the more experienced of the two and it hadn't felt like this with Jillios or Aphrodite, the epitome of Love, Beauty, and Desire. Without doubt or reservation, in this moment and for every moment afterward, Raven was sure he would die for the woman below him. He would die to defend her and to keep her by his side. "I want you, woman, not just for now. I want you. If you don't want me past this moment say it now."
Everything Lenore had ever believed and been taught collided inside of her. Men were bad, Olympians most of all, they were horrible, they were violent, they warred, they raped, they destroyed, and they subjugated. Yet his kiss was so unusual, so sensual, so strong, and inviting. The scent of him was making her head light it made her heart race and the empty space between her legs gush with dew. Her mouth watered and the last thing she wanted was to say 'no' so she didn't. "Far past this moment, Raven, My Lor—"
Raven's mouth clamped down over hers before she could finish saying 'My Lord' as they were words he didn't want to hear rising from her tempting lips. His soft young hands ran over her supple breasts with their hard nipples and then down to the waistband of her jeans. No asking, he simply threw open the button fly and then yanked them down her slender hips throwing off her light-weight suede boots with them until she was almost completely bare before him. The musky scent of her rose in the musty scent of the old clapboard house that had probably stood since the early 1900's, his eyes grew wide as her legs parted in welcome. "If you're going to say 'no' you better do it now, Leni, while I can still--."
Lisa lives in her hometown of New London, CT with her husband of 28 years, Roy. Together the two have raised two adult daughters and, as of this writing, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first grandchild.
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Come and Meet Me at the New England Authors Signing
October 4, 2014
The DCU Center in Worcester, MA
20+ authors from all across New England will be in attendance including me!
This is my first public book signing event and it takes place on my birthday! I hope you will come celebrate with me. Pre-order books/swag and pick them up at the event. More information available on the NEWS Web Site http://christacervone.wix.com/newenglandwriters