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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Double Book Review: Esher (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 3) by Felicity Heaton

by Felicity Heaton
March 24, 2018
Pages: 310
Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Water, Esher was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai.

Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to protect his home from their dark influence. Tormented by his past, Esher burns with hatred towards mortals and bears a grudge against Hades for forcing him into their world, condemning him to a life of battling to keep a fragile hold on his darker side—a side that wants to kill every human in the name of revenge.

Until he finds himself stepping in to save a female—a beautiful mortal filled with light and laughter who draws him to her as fiercely as the pull of the moon, stirring conflict in his heart and rousing dangerous needs long forgotten.

Aiko knows from the moment she sets eyes on the black-haired warrior that he is no ordinary man, just as she’s no ordinary woman. Blessed with a gift, she can see through his stormy façade to the powerful god beneath, and the pain and darkness that beats inside him—pain she grows determined to heal as she falls deeper under his spell and into his world.

When the daemon bent on turning Esher against his brothers makes her move, will Esher find the strength to overcome his past and fulfill his duty, or will the lure of revenge allow the darkness in his heart to seize control, transforming him into a god intent on destroying the world?

Seven powerful Greek god alpha heroes. Seven passionate paranormal romance novels. Step into an action-packed paranormal romance world filled with mythology and mystery from New York Times and USA Today best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton and be swept up in the story and characters as the princes of the Underworld fight to protect their world and ours, and the women who claim their hearts, from an enemy bent on destroying everything in the Guardians of Hades romance series:

DeniseB and Bianca's Review: Ares (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 1)
DeniseB and Bianca's Review: Valen (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 2)
Book 3: Esher
Book 4: Marek - Coming in 2018

Denise B's Review
Five Sheep
Esher is the most volatile of the six brothers sent to Earth to guard the gates to the Underworld from daemons who are determined to enter. Esher hates humans and has vowed never to forgive them for the pain they caused him centuries ago but when he meets Aiko he starts to question his hatred.

Aiko is blessed with a gift that allows her to see more than most and when she meets Esher she knows that he is a powerful god even if he is hard to deal with. She can’t get him out of her mind and is determined to help him no matter the cost.

This is the third installment in Heaton’s Guardians of the Hades Romance series and helped fill in some of the blanks on Esher from the previous books. Esher is a difficult character and Heaton did a fantastic job of developing Aiko to be his match. The passion these two created was hot, steamy and painted a very vivid picture.

Bianca Greenwood's Review
Five Sheep
Six sons of Hades, banished from the underworld, are tasked with guarding the gates between earth and the underworld. Each brother is assigned an earthbound gate and must reconcile his personal struggles with duty. Book three tells the tale of Esher, guardian of the Tokyo gate. In short, I love this series. I like the premise and the storytelling. The series is quite simply exceptional paranormal romance.

Esher’s troubling persona has been clear in previous installments. He’s obviously the most damaged and problematic of the six. His hatred for all mankind makes his task of protecting earth and its inhabitants nearly impossible. But when Esher’s fate collides with Aiko’s, everything changes. As Esher and Aiko’s story unfolds, readers are told a tender and engaging transformation story. I like the mythological foundation of the series, its action-packed plotlines, and, of course, the steamy romance.

This installment in the series has been the best so far at building anticipation. In Esher, we are teased with intriguing storylines for two of the other brothers. Readers can likely expect the series to continue for an additional three books minimum. Heaton is good at keeping to a regular release schedule. I don’t anticipate my interest will wane anytime soon. Heaton and Guardians of Hades are a sure thing for paranormal romance readers.

Felicity Heaton

About the Author:
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.