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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Care and Feeding of The God of War- Guest Post by Lisa Beth Darling (Of War Series) + giveaway

The Care and Feeding of The God of War

Unless you're a patient strong willed person with a lot of space, owning Ares is probably not for you as he requires an unlimited supply of both.

Before you get your Ares home, make sure you have plenty of red meat on hand. While he doesn't require food in the traditional sense he loves it anyway. He prefers his roast beef and steak to be cooked rare and will occasionally eat chicken but not as a steady diet. He also likes lamb and has recently developed a taste for popcorn. Make sure to keep some in the cupboard. However, he is not a fan of sweets, please avoid attempting to feed him any type of dessert.
Ares is a messy eater. All food should be served to him on a silver platter while you're either naked or wearing a fur bikini as this will keep his attention focused on you and prevent him from knocking his food all over the place as you serve it. A pitcher of wine and a pitcher of Nectar should accompany every meal. Be sure to feed him at least four times a day, most especially in the morning and just before bedtime to keep him properly fueled up.

Ares needs a great deal of space in which to brood and move about as he loves to work out often either by lifting weights, swimming laps around your island, chopping wood, fencing/sparing with a skilled partner, and of course engaging in sexual activity. Ares is ravenously sexual and this need should be tended to at least three times per day although he tends to be most active at night in this regard. He also requires a bed at least seven feet in length to fit his long muscular frame.

Grooming and looking his best is very important to Ares, be sure to bathe him at least once a day, he prefers it if you get in the tub with him. Be sure to keep his beard well-trimmed this will help with feeding (above). Be mindful of his teeth, being part wolf, they are quite sharp, and although he's being playful, Ares does have a tendency to bite the sensitive area just below your ear. This may cause an unexpected and powerful orgasm even if you are fully dressed.

Always speak kindly to Ares as he can be quite hot tempered. If he accidentally throws a fireball in your direction setting your house on fire, reassure him that he's still a good boy as you dial 911 for the fire department. Never call the police department on Ares, as he is apt to wipe out any armed intruder with a wave of his brawny hand leaving a bloody mess behind that you will have to clean up after you dispose of the bodies.

If you follow the above rules, Ares will be your most loyal companion. He will stay with you through thick and thin, keeping you warm during the night, and protecting you from any and all persons seeking to do you harm.

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Fall in Love with Ares God of War and Alena MacLeod. Together they Rock the World from the Heights of Olympus to the Celtic Moors.

In The Heart of War, Magdalena MacLeod has been on the run from Cernunnos, Great Horned God, for 200 years when she mysteriously washes ashore on secluded isle of the God of War. When the Olympians discover her presence on Ares' island, they send Apollo to the island to retrieve her while Ares is away. Diplomatically winding her way out of immediately going to Olympus and having nowhere to turn, Alena 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 even if it means turning Alena over to Zeus. After Alena proves herself to Ares in battle and his bed, the God of War must choose between his Divinely Dysfunctional Family, his pride, and Alena.

Child of War-A God is Born Ares and Alena have settled on snowy Olympus to await the birth of their son, Raven. Before Raven is even born, Zeus outwardly despises him for his Fey blood. With only one 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. Zeus, Apollo, and Aphrodite plot against the new family by carefully planting the seeds of rage and doubt in Ravens' mind, they turn son against mother. It appears as though Cernunnos' prophecy is 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 Ravens' mind and the ultimate control of Olympus begins. Before it's over, the white snows of Olympus will run red with blood.

Child of War-Rising Son sees Raven on the verge of manhood as his rampage continues and he begins the difficult path to Acceptance by his fellow Olympians. Out to prove he's as good, if not better than, any of them he bests the Trials set before him by Hades and Poseidon. This isn't enough for him, in his quest to prove to his Father, Ares, that he is an Olympian Raven preys upon the Mortals below Olympus in a time of great weakness. Enlisting the aid of his Uncle Apollo and settling for nothing less than utter Chaos, together they push the Mortals to pure anarchy. Ready to conquer the remainder of his Trials so he may take his place at the Counsel Table, and bring Ares the glory Cernunnos once prophesized, only one thing stands in his way; the night his Mother fell down the stairs.

Apollo, ever the Man Behind the Curtain, pulls Raven's strings like a true puppet master. It's far too late when Raven realizes all he's done in hopes of pleasing his Father actually makes Ares look guilty of destroying the Mortal World. A little Chaos and a little Anarchy aren't enough for the Golden God, in his on-going quest to destroy Ares, Apollo sets a plague loose upon the embroiled Earth. By the time the Olympians discover what's going on twenty million people are dead with the number multiplying exponentially every day.

Women of War gives us a brief reprieve from the death and darkness as we journey backward in time spanning four generations of women in Alena's family. From her great-grandmother, Shar Draiocht the last known Queen of the Dark Kingdom to her tortured daughter Morrowind, to Maven Alena's free-spirited mother and through the lonely life of Alena MacLeod ending where The Heart of War begins with the night Alena washes up on Ares' shore. With intensity, lust, fear, and strength these Women of War make their way in the world revealing the hidden truths of the past and Ares true connection to his beloved Wife, Alena.

Kingdoms of War, the OF WAR Series Finale, sees nearly four billion souls lost to the ravages of Anarchy and the dreaded disease Major Falls. Ares, Athena, and Raven journey the Mortal World vainly reaching for a sliver of what was only to discover what will be. 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.

Ares and Athena wander the world, hoping to curtail further damage by obliterating weapons of mass destruction the Wolf inside the God of War slowly succumbs to Major Falls. A rabid God of War is not a pretty sight. Soon it becomes clear that Ares may not live to see the glory of Olympus restored.

By the time Ares' fevered body is brought to Olympus, Apollo's descent into madness is utterly complete. The Gold God is quite insane as he expertly kills off the members of his Divinely Dysfunctional Family. Yet, Alena's greatest nemesis holds the key to saving Ares' life. The price is high and, should she pay it, Alena can't be sure Ares would ever be able to forgive her.

About the Author:

It was in the 4th grade when Lisa discovered she was a naturally gifted writer. The teacher asked the class to pen a story about a baby bird's first flight and read them to the class. Putting pencil to paper, Lisa was instantly whisked away by a force she couldn't explain. When they were finished, all of the children read their happy stories to the class.

Not Lisa. She got up and told of how the baby bird flew too high, hit a plane, crashed to the ground and died. She told of how the mama bird and daddy bird cried of how even God was upset sending the rains pouring from the sky. The class was speechless when she finished all they could do was stare at her. The teacher kept her after class told her the story was very good but it was different from the others. She asked Lisa if she'd ever heard of Icarus and did she base her story on him. Lisa had yet to encounter Greek Mythology or hear a whisper of Icarus. As Lisa left the classroom the teacher again told her how good the story was but suggested she might want to write something happier next time. When Lisa asked her teacher why she had no answer. Luckily for us, Lisa I never took her advice.

Lisa Beth Darling is 49 years-old, lives in her hometown of New London, CT with her husband of nearly 30 years, Roy. She is the author of more than fifteen novels along with several short stories and non-fiction books.

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  1. Looking forward to reading this series!

    Betul E.

  2. Will be on my "To Read" list in 2016. Thanks.

  3. thanks for such a fun post :) Happy New Year everyone!

  4. These books sound so exciting! I've always loved stories about Greek mythology.

  5. I love Ares and this series. Still have to catch up. Thanks for the posts. And the giveawy chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. Very entertaining post!


  7. Lol first, my house is too small to house him, and I would definitely yell at him if he ruined my books. Plus, I am not a servant feeding him 4 times a day, let alone cook 4 times a day. So I will just admire him on the paper of your books :)

  8. Ha, great post!how to take care of The God of War. Everyone's need to know. Love these books!

  9. Love this series! Thanks for the helpful hints on how to take care of Ares.

  10. Sounds like an amazing series!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Haha I actually do own Ares, he's my 3 year old pit bull. Now I understand why he eats so much. Lol. I wish I could post a pic of him. But anyways, I love books with Greek Mythology so I'm sure I will love this.

  12. This sounds like a great series! I really love books based on Greek mythology so this is right up my alley. Thanks for the amazing giveaway too!