Lover, Divine: Mythos: Gods and Lovers, Book One

Lover, Divine: Mythos: Gods and Lovers, Book One

by A. Star


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ISBN-13: 9781496058041
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2014
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

A. Star is a fan of dirty passion. She likes to read it, and she damn sure likes to write it. Her first adult romance/fantasy novella is called Invasion, an alien romance about sacrifice. Lover, Divine is the first release from the Mythos: Gods and Lovers series. Future releases under A. Star include, King, Desired (Mythos: Gods and Lovers #2), the Love & Steampunk series, the Purr, Inc. stories, and more.

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Lover, Divine: Mythos: Gods and Lovers, Book One 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Micula More than 1 year ago
 I found this book an interesting and fairly enjoyable read. It was well written with sex scenes that were sufficiently hot. As it is primarily a romance, there is a lot of focus on the main female character. The character of Siobhan starts off with some backbone but rapidly becomes a placeholder with very little agency. Apollo was a bit too sexist and overbearing for me to like him. With these alpha male romance books, the man has to be hot with hidden depths. I got the feeling that there was nothing beyond his desire to bang the main character. The romance fell a little flat, whilst the sex seems were of a sufficient level of heat, the romance felt a little lacking.  The writer also has her main character talk in Irish dialect which becomes a mite annoying from about 50% in. It may be a personal thing, but I find that dialect in book form can be extremely frustrating if not used sparingly. The ending of the book also seemed rushed.  The world building is interesting, if a little underused. I would have loved to know more about how the Influential families worked as that was a very intriguing aspect of the book. Despite those negatives, it is a good read and I would recommend it to readers of erotica, because this book is a bit on the steamy side.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** Siobhan Law is a principle violinist for the symphony orchestra of the University of Ireland. There hasn't been a challenge for the last two seasons. James Corrigan is the conductor and is talking to Liam Argyros. Liam is from Athens, Greece and wants to challenge Siobhan. The Olympians are we of the most powerful Greek Gods. Siobhan's family is one of the families that have been put on the earth to do the Gods' bidding. Liam is one of them. Liam won the challenge, crushing Siobhan's spirit, but because of her family's ties to the Gods, Siobhan knows there is something much more to Liam. She just didn't expect him to be one of the major Gods, Apollo. I found Liam to have a very powerful personality in the way he handles different situations. He's very determined and doesn't give up. He's also very handsome and compelling. The music that he plays is like a touch of heaven and is overpowering. Siobhan is very geared to and lives for her music. She takes it very seriously. She's very questioning of Liam's goals and feelings towards her, almost to the point of being scared, especially since she's had very limited interactions with men. I found this to be a good book. I enjoyed reading it. I would recommend it to anyone.
IlluminiteCaliginosus More than 1 year ago
***Disclaimer: I received a copy in exchange for a review.*** There's a interesting plot here amidst all the hot, zexxy good times but it gets lost in a shuffle of silliness and lack of information. Siobhan is an Influential- descended from the gods and who meets Liam, whom she believes to be one of the Immortal Celeste- mortals infused by the gods to help them remain divine (how?). Liam openly and brazenly propositions Siobahn, knowing she’s a virgin and protected by her family, yet this doesn’t seem to upset anyone, least of all her. I guess I've been doing it wrong when it comes to dealing with virgins. Despite all the supposed rules and traditions that this story claims dominate dealings between Gods, Immortals and the like all it takes is for a god to show up and tell the woman they want is she'll be dropping her drawers and surrendering her maidenhead to him, and it's on. Everything else is just a formality and honestly, almost secondary. Nice to know. Not that this ain't a good, sexy read- it is. The passionate moments between Siobhan and Apollo are all the hot, sweaty scenarios a not-so innocent girl could dream of- but are all told from Siobhan's POV, so we never get to really see how much Apollo's into it- so they've got more than enough steam to get the engines going but loses it once we return to the plot. And there's the heart of the problem- exactly what is supposed to going on here? It looks to be a prequel to another series by the author, but who’d know that at first glance? You literally need a score sheet to know what’s going on here. A prequel is supposed to help explain and set things up- not dump you in at mid-stream. This one’s full of half-information and leaps in logic that completely leaves readers behind. Why do the Gods need Influentials to act on their behalf in the world? What the heck's a Greek god doing in Ireland? Why do Chinese and Africans worship Greek Gods- where are all the others? Plus we get the usual incessant withholding of information from Siobahn- all in the name of love and protecting her, of course. If things are steamrolling towards an apocalyptic final battle, what exactly is she being protected from? You also get the feeling that once the good stuff was out of the way, the author got bored and rushed to finish things: the last 15% of the book is a lot of glossing over of details and melodramatic ad hoc infodumps laced with more silliness (what's the point of a Parents of Demigods Association when gods can do what they want with the children they sire? And who even cares? It's not like they can go on Oprah!). Not to mention the complete fast forward of about eight years to help set up the even more melodramatic events in the next book. Maybe I'm not quite the target audience for this kind of book, but it still didn't have to be as ridiculous as it was. And some explanations would’ve been helpful as well.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Lover, Divine (Mythos: Gods & Lovers #1) by A. Star & Diantha Jones Siobhan Law is from a family that protects the secrete of the existence of the Greek gods and acts as their representatives on earth.  She has gained the interest of Apollo, god of the Sun, who is determined to win her heart. I liked Siobhan.  It makes sense that she draws the attention of Apollo since he is the god of music, and she is a talented musician.  She is witty and strong.  She has a good heart and is likeable.    I do question Liam Argyros’ (aka Apollo) method of introducing himself to Siobhan.  Seriously if it was me, I would have been pretty angry and probably stubborn. Okay he is the god of music and clearly talented, so I’m sure I would have gotten over it but still. As far as the gods go, he is a good choice for Siobhan, and I could see the appeal. I like Vicky and Rupert.  They are good friends to Siobhan.  Vicky kept the story colorful.     A. Star (Diantha Jones) did a great job in with the dialect in the writing.  Having married into an Irish family, I definitely felt the writing was authentic.  After completing Lover, Divine, I am very interested in reading Diantha Jones’ Oracle of Delphi Series, which takes place after this book.  I really enjoy contemporary mythology novels and feel this one was well done.  The Greek gods seem consistent with the original myths, making this story seem believable.    
westkayla1221 More than 1 year ago
WHEW!! This book is hotter than the God Apollo himself, if I do say so. It contained some steamy scenes that must surely need a warning label. But besides that, it had some wonderfully written characters that had so much depth to them. Not just our two lovers, the main characters, Liam and Siobhan, but the rest of the characters had a pull to them that made me just want to know more about each and every one. More specifically...Siobhan's friend, Vicky. Okay, so for those of you reading this review and considering whether or not to read the book, let me explain a little about Vicky. Everyone has that friend, you know, the one who is crude and rude and speaks their mind with no thought of what is actually coming out. Or maybe they know what they are saying, it is just a matter of not really caring what people might think because that is just who they are. The friend that you would love to death no matter what they did, because there is just something about them that makes your day. That is Vicky. She has got to be my most favouritest character in this ENTIRE book. Besides Liam and Siobhan themselves. She made me laugh so many times, even when things were getting a bit more serious near the end, and I could tell that she would do anything for Siobhan, even if it meant risking her own life. Also, I have to say that I love any book that starts out with music. Being a musician myself I can appreciate the whole orchestral aspect to the story. I love the Liam and Siobhan initially kind of bond over their shared love for music, even if Siobhan would scoff at this comment. It just kind of makes them seem more right for each other. I totally cannot wait for the second book in this series, because there is more in store. That totally gives me chills saying it...SECOND BOOK! Ah! I am kind of freaking out right now, because I cannot wait until the second book comes out!!! Read this!! It will definitely make your day, or night, or midafternoon, or whenever you decide to pick it up. I absolutely adore this author now and am immediately going to go and pick up the Oracles of Delphi right now...BYE!!
Sunshine_80 More than 1 year ago
Sunny's Review: We all know that I am all about the Greek Gods and I love any stories about them. I like to see how different people twist the myths around and give it their own spin. I really like this story. I liked that from the beginning Siobhan knows that Liam has something to do with Gods but does not realize that he is Apollo. I also like that she does not just give into him. She makes him work for her. Apollo is obviously one of my favorite Gods and I love him in this book. I can't wait for the next book and I will be reading it ASAP! I read this book in one sitting. I am giving this book 4.3 stars out of 5. Go get it you will LOVE IT!!!
kirstyviz More than 1 year ago
*BIG SIGH* Why Oh Why, Liam Argyros AKA "LA" AKA Lord Apollo, did I give up playing the cello when I was 10? It could be you and I making sweet music together now . . . . Clearly I was enchanted by A Star's personification of the Sun God in Lover, Divine who oozed sex and power; a dangerous combination. I found this an interesting comparison to the version of Apollo I met in Kendare Blake's Antigoddess, only last month, who was loyal and protective. In Siobhan A Star has created a perfect match for Apollo; she is an independent and feisty young woman who will not be easily seduced. I do think it is unfortunate that as the story progresses her love and desire for Apollo becomes her motivating force rather than the ambition she has always held. A Star manages to include many mythological elements in Lover, Divine, some of which are very unpredictable, like the entrance of Medusa. I also think the author has left certain plot-lines unresolved and hope these will be established in King, Desired. Lover, Divine is sexy, passionate, mysterious and oh, so compelling! I for one cannot wait until installment two, but until then I may just read about Apollo again . . . and again . . . . .