War’s Passion is the first in a new seductive series that merges Greek Mythology and dragons with the contemporary world.
Title: War’s Passion
Author: Lia Davis
Author Location: Jacksonville, FL
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2014
Page Count: 269
Publisher: Fated Desires, LLC
Format: Digital eBook and audiobook
After losing her parents in a brutal attack from a monster straight out of her nightmares, Gwendolyn Preston tries to pick up the shattered pieces of her life. Along with her best friend, she moves to a small fishing village on the coast of Maine to find a new life away from the nightmares that haunt her. Just when she believes her life could go back to normal, the deliciously dark and handsome Markus Sullivan disrupts her hopes to grieve in peace.
Markus drew the short straw when it came to being the liaison between his father, Ares—God of War—and his brothers. When he discovers that the earth bound demi-gods, known as the descendants, have banded together to start another rebellion against the gods, it becomes his number one priority to stop them.
That is until he meets Gwen, the granddaughter of Aphrodite, and the next target of the descendants. Together, their path is rife with passion and danger. It might take more than the son of War to win this battle…Gwen herself.
A solid start to a new series!
War’s Passion introduces us to the sons of Ares–dragon shifters and the only surviving warriors “born” when the teeth of Ares’ slain dragon were sown in the ground. The brothers live together in a castle on top of a hill on the coast of Maine…
(I know. She had me at “coast of Maine”. Throw dragons into the mix and I’m a goner.)
One of the brothers has gone astray, however–Gerrick is creating an army of demigods and plans to wage war on Olympus. Obviously, Markus and his other brothers can’t let that happen. Their mission becomes even more urgent when Gerrick sets his sights on two women under their protection: Gwen, granddaughter of Aphrodite, and Elle, daughter of Nix.
(Each of whom are destined to be mated to a Son of War, naturally. This is Gwen and Markus’s story–Elle’s is still too come.)
War’s Passion establishes the world in which the series takes place and sets up the background of the impending war, introducing (or at least mentioning, in the case of a few of the demigods) the main players. It’s definitely a series book, and should be read first–Gwen and Markus reach a HEA of sorts, but Gerrick is still very much a threat at the story’s end. Ashlynn, a daughter of Artemis and a woman with mysterious motivations in this book, is in real danger. It’s not a cliffhanger ending, exactly, but it definitely leaves you wanting to get to book two.
The narrator did an excellent job–male and female voices are nicely differentiated, and his pacing and inflection were good. I’m looking forward to hearing more from this series!
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!
An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.
Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.