Felicity Heaton is a NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and International Best-Selling Author. Felicity writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. 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! Fans of paranormal romance books by authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter, Larissa Ione, Kresley Cole and Christine Feehan will love Felicity's books too.
Ares (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 1)by Felicity Heaton
Ares (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 1)
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
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New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Author Felicity Heaton presents:
Ares (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 1)
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?
Paranormal Romance Books in the Guardians of Hades Series:
Book 1: Ares
Book 2: Valen - Coming in 2017
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Desire. Longing. Anguish. Action. Ares is book one in a brand new series the Guardians of Hades by Felicity Heaton. Oh my, what a tale Ms. Heaton has constructed. This was an exceptional start. We are treated to a story full of Greek Mythology that has been splendidly done. The author has added in some extraordinary new twists for the reader to explore. In this story we focus on Ares. I enjoyed how the author portrayed him. He fights a never ending battle; along with his brothers to protect humans. His duty and his desire war inside him. I love the battle inside; between duty and heart. It was beautiful done. Megan well she is not quite human. She knows she is different, but doesn’t know why. One decision will change her life and enlighten her. It was fascinating to learn about her, who she is, and more. Ares and Megan are good together. I like how they have this attraction, but don’t act on it until quite later in the book. The only thing that bothered me (probably only me) was the lack of showering/clean clothes for Megan. I think it was like two maybe three days. I have this thing about hygiene and well she had a bathroom with a shower their and didn't use it. We are also introduced to the brothers, each are unique in their own way. They are the protectors/Guardians of different gates in different places. The Guardians / brothers are all deliciously intriguing and I can’t wait to read each and everyone of their stories. It’s a surprise on who their family is and one you will enjoy learning about. Their is no shortage of surprises and reveals, but their is much more to come. The battle scenes are vivid and the action is non-stop on the go. A war is coming and only the immortal Guardians can save us and their world. If you enjoy Mythology, demons, battles between one’s duty and heart, and the lengths we go through for siblings and those we love, then you will adore this tale. I throughly loved the new twist on Greek Mythology, the Guardians, the plot, and romance. I’m enthusiastic to see where things go from here. Rated: 4 Stars *Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Felicity Heaton with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
Yummy is all I can say about this new series. The seven brothers with entirely different characters in looks, personality and powers fired up my imagination for their stories that will be coming in this new Guardian of Hades series. All the brothers are introduced and dispersed throughout the story with Ares being the main character. Like all siblings there is lots of tension and secrets between them. This book was powerful in setting up the series. A rollercoaster of emotions are intertwined with an intricate complex fast-paced plot. It had drama, death, fear, anger, hopefulness, loss, hopelessness and love. The reader will learn the purpose of the seven brothers and what drives them. Above all this is a beautiful love story. It won't drive you to tears but it will warm you heart. Megan's character evolves as you read and it finally becomes very clear towards the end of the book why she is part of this story. Her personality is an oxymoron by being fearful and fearless with this in mind the reader will appreciate what she does with her powers to protect those she loves. There were points in my reading when I got confused with all the brothers and the who, what, etc. I just wrote their names on a pad and made notes behind them. That did not take away from the story for me but it made me slow down my reading. The villain, Amaury was very cool. I know he was a villain but I actually liked him, well except that he wanted to kill them and steal their powers. He added additional tension to the story keeping the reader guessing how this plot was going end and he sets up the next book. This book is a 5 STAR read and I know the readers who love paranormal romance will love this story. Grab your copies at the following locations and leave a comment on how you liked the book.
Ares is the first book in a new series by Felicity Heaton. Ares is a Prince of the Underworld, his parents being Hades and Persephone. For reasons only completely known to Hades, Ares and his brothers have been banished from the Underworld. They live on Earth, each protecting a gate which leads to the Underworld. They each have a special gift, some obvious, some not. Ares has the gift of fire, Daimon has the gift of ice. These two are the only ones out of the brothers who are unable to touch other people, due to their body temperatures/gifts causing harm to others. They are constantly fighting daemons who are trying to enter the Underworld. It is in one such fight that Ares get injured, and his powers stolen. Megan is the one who is there when it happens, and she tries to protect him like he protected her. Their relationship is tumultuous as neither of them want to get hurt, but both feel like they have found the missing piece of their life. So, the goals are quite simple - gets Ares' powers back, help his brothers against the big bad that is coming, get an HEA with Megan. Simple... right?! This is a wonderful story, full of Greek mythology and action, both in and out of the sheets! All of the characters are believable and wonderfully written. With a smooth pace, there were no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow. I am certainly looking forward to the rest of the brothers, and learning their gifts and secrets in more detail. Highly recommended. Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
4.5 stars--ARES is the first installment in Felicity Heaton’s adult GUARDIANS OF HADES paranormal, romance series based in mythology, focusing on six brothers- the sons of Hades and Persephone -sent to earth to guard the gates to the Underworld. This is Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Fire Ares, and Megan’s story line. Told from several third person perspectives ARES focuses on the brothers’ battle to protect the Gates to the Underworld. With the recent influx of ‘daemons’ in searching for the elusive Gates Ares and his brothers have had to step up their nightly patrol but Ares finds himself out maneuvered in a battle where he will have his powers stolen by a daemon of unknown origin. Enter Megan, a human with some powers of her own, who witnesses the struggle of the man who will steal her heart. What ensues is the building relationship between Ares and Megan, and Ares battle between recovering his powers and the love of a woman that calls to his heart. The relationship between Ares and Megan is one of immediate attraction. Ares believes Megan is his mate, and with the loss of his powers he is helpless against the feelings and emotional fall out of their physical relationship. We are introduced to Ares brothers, each with their own power and abilities but brothers who know that once Ares recovers his powers Megan may be destroyed by the man that she loves. ARES is a sexy and decadent story of ‘forbidden’ love told through character introspection, reflection and plenty of internal dialogue. Felicity Heaton invites the reader into a passionate tale about one man’s search for what he lost, and the love of a woman who offers everything and more. The premise is enchanting: the characters are colorful and animated; the romance is emotional. There is plenty of exciting and lively action as the brothers battle for their lives.
This book was so worth it. I love Felicity Heaton and her way of telling a story that pulls you in. She is so talented and I can't wait for the new book on another brother to come out in 2017!...waiting with bated breath.