Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Fire, Ares 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. Caged by the manifestation of his power, held apart from those he loves by his own fire and starved of physical contact, Ares lives a cold existence driven by duty and the desire to return to his world.Until his world collides with a daemon who steals his power and a mortal female who shatters the ice around his heart and awakens the true fire within him—a soul-stirring passion both dangerous and seductive.Megan has wandered far from her home, driven from everyone she loves by the devastating realisation that she is different to them all. Unsure who to trust in the world, she keeps to herself, until a fateful stormy night brings a temptingly handsome warrior crashing into her life and into her heart—a warrior who seems to hold powers more frightening and marvellous than her own.When the New York gate comes under threat, and Ares is put to the test, will he choose his duty and regain the power he needs in order to save his world or will he choose the desires of his heart and sacrifice his fire so he can be with the woman becoming his whole world?
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, her best-selling Her Angel romance series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm romance 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 her Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series. Or if you like hot-blooded alpha heroes who will let nothing stand in the way of them claiming their destined woman then try her Eternal Mates series. It’s packed with sexy heroes in a world populated by elves, vampires, fae, demons, shifters, and more. If sexy Greek gods with incredible powers battling to save our world and their home in the Underworld are more your thing, then be sure to step into the world of Guardians of Hades.
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Felicity is one of my favorite authors and I was so excited about not only this release but the new series. Ares may be one of my all-time favorite novels from this author. I am a big fan of all her paranormal series, but I really like that we still get the paranormal vibes but with something more unique than the average paranormal creatures. (shifters, vampires, etc.) As a fan of Greek mythology, I loved that it played a large role in the story. A bunch of Hades hot sons keeping the world safe from demons? Sign me up! All of the brothers are so very different and it was interesting to see how the interacted with each other. I love the combination of magic and the different kinds of powers each brother had. I think this was a great introduction to what is going to be an awesome series. I can't wait to see each of the guys meet their match and fall in love! (I am also interested to see Felicity's take on Hades and Persephone. I am anxious to see more of them in future novels and am hoping we might get a novella or something for them.)
This story has all the amazing world building and steamy love scenes Felicity is known for. I enjoy her writing more and more with each book she releases. She knows how to write captivating stories.
Another reason why I really enjoyed Ares was the Ares himself was an Alpha male, but an unsure one at times. Having not been able to touch anyone for so long, intimacy is almost new to him and I liked that he had to overcome that doubt and build up to all the steamy parts in the book. It draws out the build up and strengthens their relationship. I like that this allowed for the story line to shine for longer. Megan was a great character too. I like that they both fought so hard for what they wanted and having explosive chemistry resulted from that.
Fans of paranormal romance and Greek mythology should definitely check this one out!