The Heart of War

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Inside the Heart of every Warrior breathes the Soul of a Hero--even within The Heart of War.

Meet Ares God of War,the Alpha Male to beat all Alpha Males and the greatest Warrior the world has ever known. He's moody, grumpy, dominant, ravenously sexual, and above all, built like a Greek God.

Suspected of killing his Daughter in-Law, Psyche, and long in exile from Olympus, the solitude of Ares' secluded Greek Isle is interrupted when Magdalena ...

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Overview

Inside the Heart of every Warrior breathes the Soul of a Hero--even within The Heart of War.

Meet Ares God of War,the Alpha Male to beat all Alpha Males and the greatest Warrior the world has ever known. He's moody, grumpy, dominant, ravenously sexual, and above all, built like a Greek God.

Suspected of killing his Daughter in-Law, Psyche, and long in exile from Olympus, the solitude of Ares' secluded Greek Isle is interrupted when Magdalena MacLeod a plucky little Fey washes up on his shore after believing she's been shipwrecked. It's not mere fate that has brought the unlikely couple together yet it may be what tears them apart.

Get lost in this sweeping dark saga of lust, rage, revenge, and redemption. Battle Ancient Gods while falling in love with Ares God of War and Alena MacLeod. They share a love that will rock the world from the heights of Olympus to the Celtic moors.
The Heart of War contains scenes of graphic sex and violence. As such, this novel and the entire OF WAR Series are intended for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY and is NOT recommended for the Faint of Heart.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615424682
  • Publisher: Moon Mistress Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2010
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Beth Darling is never one to shy away from the less pleasant things in life, indeed she believes that it is in the Darkness where Character is created, determined, and defined. Lisa's heroes and heroines have their love tested by demons from within and without. Writing with a passionate flare and unflichingly venturing where other writers dare not tread, Lisa creates novels filled with heart stopping action, gripping drama, nail biting suspense, and hot steamy sex. This is Dark Erotic Romance at its gritty best. Therefore, ALL FICTION works are intended for Members of A Mature Adult Audience who love to submerse themselves in the rich seduction of worlds full of love, lust, rage, redemption, obsession, betrayal and madness. They are not intended for the faint of heart or those who enjoy a sweet read.
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  • Posted April 27, 2013

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    Author: Lisa Beth Daring Published by: Moon Mistress Publishin



    Author: Lisa Beth Daring
    Published by: Moon Mistress Publishing
    Age Recommended: Adult
    Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
    Series 1
    Rating: 5

    Review:

    "The Heart of War" by Lisa Beth Daring was a good mythology erotic dark romance read that was the first in a series...Of War. We find from this read that the main character named Alena who has been on the run hiding from Cernummos. Another main character was Ares who was ancient Greek God of War who had be exiled from Olympus to Greece. It was there that he finds Alena and becomes captivated by her as he learn more about this strange woman. Only before they can "have a relationship truth must be uncovered, and the psychopathic evil God stopped." Now, is the time that I say you must pick up this read to get the fool story of mythology. You will definitely see 'The Gods of Olympus are engaging with such characters that are simply strong and interesting. Be ready because there is heavy eroticism leaving you only to say Wow! There will be plenty of 'subplots and back stories' from many viewpoints Alena, Ares, Cernummos and Eros. Be prepared for a lots of violence...rapes, beatings...real violence. Do note that "The Hear of War" is a Adult read.


    I believed that author did a wonderful job with writing "The Heart of War" and I would recommend as a excellent read.

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  • Posted January 7, 2013

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    A mythology lovers work of art. This Greek God paranormal thril

    A mythology lovers work of art. This Greek God paranormal thriller entices the reader from the start. The fast paced blending of the modern world and the ancient realm of immortals crosses boundaries in an epic love story.

    The Greek god of war, Ares is a compelling protagonist who makes the perfect match for Alena, the fey beauty. Darling’s portrayal of Ares is spot on presenting his strength of nature and disputable personality. Their chemistry is infectious and is communicated to the reader. The characters are extremely engaging throughout the story and even though the characters are immortal they portray the exact characteristics as the humans around them.

    I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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  • Posted December 9, 2012

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    Lovers of mythology will enjoy this dark, erotic romance!

    Lovers of mythology will enjoy this dark, erotic romance and paranormal thriller that demands attention from the first sentence. Lisa Beth Darling consummately blends the realm of the ancient immortal Greek Gods with the modern world of man to create her own unique world and then seamlessly combines an epic love story within an intricate web of mystery, drama, and suspense.

    Ares, the God of War, captures the imagination as a complex and charismatic protagonist. Darling masterfully blends his Greek God of War traits—strong, dominant, violent, and moody—with an incredibly sexy and passionate lover. In the end, she creates a hero to die for. The author provides the perfect complement to Ares with the strong-willed and compassionate Alena. Their chemistry is explosive, dramatic, and passionate. This couple will haunt you long after you have finished reading their tale.

    I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    The Heart of War by Lisa Beth Darling Where to start? This boo

    The Heart of War by Lisa Beth Darling

    Where to start? This book is pretty epic. Just as the book reaches a quite dramatic peak and resolution it simply keeps on going, pouring out the well-constructed narrative into even more drama. So be prepared for a pretty intense read.

    In The Heart of War, we are introduced the amazing world of the Gods and follow the male protagonist Ares. Ares is a pretty straight forward character until he meets the half-human, half fey female protagonist, Alena. Before Alena’s arrival, Ares is a perfectly happy egotistical God, absorbed in his own world of women, sex and war. He has taken a step back from the 21st century, being uninspired with how the world is developing. It’s not until the enigmatic Alena enters his world uninvited, that life’s turns upside for Ares and he opens his eyes to emotions and desires that he never had previously considered.

    The story takes many twists and turns and throws open many peaks in tension and drama. This book is most definitely not for the faint hearted. The novel is very hot and heavy. And it also comes with a very appropriate warning “WARNING: This novel is intended for ADULTS ONLY. It is not recommended for the faint of heart. It contains several scenes of graphic sex and violence.” Lisa Beth Darling tackles some pretty intense plot developments, and she does so with controlled, thoughtful dialogue, as well as imaginative and effectively crafted narrative.

    What I really enjoyed about this book in addition to how well it was written, was the delve into Greek Mythology. I’ve always been fascinated, yet completely clueless. The Heart of War gives an intriguing and interesting take on how the Gods of myth and legend would respond to the 21st century, and provides us with a gritty, yet at times endearing look at the Gods and their relationships.

    The smooth narrative flow and well-developed characters made The Heart of War an enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Just ok

    The writing isn't great. Ares seems predictable . I understand the whole tortured aspect however i feel he comes across very cheesey .

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2011

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    AMAZING!!

    IM NOT SURE IF I GAVE A REVIEW ALREADY ON THIS BOOK BUT I LOVED IT!! I THOUGHT IT WAS WELL WRITTEN WITH A GOOD PLOT AND DEFINITELY ROOM FOR A SEQUEL!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MYTHOLOGY AND WHEN I READ THIS I THINK SHE REALLY CAPTURED ARES ATTITUDE AND DEFINITELY GRACE :). THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK I HAVE READ FROM THIS AUTHOR AND CAN'T WAIT FOR THE UPCOMING NOVEL THAT SHOULD BE OUT SOON!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2011

    Interesting bit of Mythology coupled with well written characters

    I enjoy reading about Greek mythology. In fact I enjoy reading about most mythologies, and as in most mythologies this book is full of the required: sex, arguments, lies, and sex. Our main god in this case is Ares, the true to form Greek god of war. I actually really like how she writes Ares. I fully believe that this can be a Greek god. Then we have Alena, also called Maggie, the chastity belt wearing fey descendant on the run. I don't like her as much. She bores me to be honest.

    Ares is in exile and Maggie gets washed on to his island. Hijinks ensue. But these crazy shenanigans take forever to get started. I found the book to be too wordy for me. It was just a lot of things that I didn't really need to know about or things that dragged on. I found myself scanning through pages for main ideas quite a bit.

    Like I said, I really loved how the gods were written. I don't know how I would have felt if the story pulled me in more, but the fact is I was a little bored.

    I have not read much erotica. In fact I don't really think you can say I have read any before this. So that is my asterisk. The sex was pretty good. It was quite sensual. But (and again this may be a standard thing that I am just unfamiliar with) but sometimes it was a little rough. Like rape rough. I understand the threesomes and fun sex from the perspective of the gods but why did I need to read such random (in the context) violent sex? It just took me out of the story and I had to stop reading for awhile.

    Overall, I thought it was okay. It has some things written well, like the characters, but I was not pulled in and some of the sex was a turnoff. But it was ripe with mythologies and was an interesting world that she built. If this sounds like your cup of tea, check it out!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 15, 2012

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