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Friday, September 30, 2011

Child of War-A God is Born by Lisa Beth Darling (Feature & Giveaway)

Today we have a feature and giveaway from author Lisa Beth Darling who is joining us with her upcoming release, Child of War - A God is Born, the exciting second novel in her Of War series! 


Child of War-A God is Born
Book #2 in the OF WAR series
by Lisa Beth Darling
ISBN: 978-0615523460
Pages: 428
Genre: Paranormal Erotica/Romance Thriller
Publisher Moon Mistress Publishing USA

Do you know 'Damien'? Raven makes that kid look like an angel.The "Of War"-series picks up in part I of this II-part sequel when Ares and Alena try to settle down on Olympus and await the birth of their son, Raven.Haunted by prophetic visions along with a body and mind that are starting to betray her, Alena struggles to enjoy what should be a happy and blessed occasion. The relentless hostility from the other Olympians make her yearn to be back on their cozy island home, far away from all the bickering and backstabbing that makes up Life on mighty Mount Olympus.
Knowing of Zeus' unabashed hatred for Alena and the Celts, Ares becomes convinced Zeus is causing these visions and the breakdown of Alena's mind. To appease his Father, the God of Gods, Ares enters into a wicked blood pact ensuring the safety of his wife and unborn son. A pact that could cost the God of War everything he holds dear.
However, once the boy arrives, it quickly becomes clear Raven may be the most powerful and cunning Olympian ever born. Outwardly despised by Zeus for his Fey blood and his filthy Celtic mother the seeds of rage and doubt are planted in the Raven's mind by a very willing Apollo.
As Zeus, Apollo, and Aphrodite plot against the new family, bit by bit the true pasts of the Olympians and Celts comes to light, the battle begins for Raven’s mind and soul and for the ultimate control of Olympus.


EXCERPT:  
Last night she couldn't find a comfortable position for love nor money.  Alena tossed and turned.  She got up, walked around, stretched her back, came back to bed, tossed, turned, got up, sat in the chair for a while, and came back to bed only to do it all over again.  Raven wouldn't give her any peace as he did his own tossing and turning, trying to make the most of the limited space.  Ares watched in amazement as her bulging belly undulated with his unborn Son's movements.  Looking down at his own flat well-toned stomach, Ares tried to imagine what that must feel like to Alena and could not.  Then Raven let go with a kick so hard that Alena cried out and doubled over in agony.  Ares saw a little unborn foot as it pressed against her insides, stretching upward to her lungs; he could count the toes through her stretched skin, as they wormed under her ribs.  His awe was only broken when she started gasping for air.  The little foot was pressing against her lung and had begun to collapse it.  As she started to turn red and then blue, Ares began to panic.  Not knowing what else to do, he laid his hands on her stomach and firmly coaxed his unborn son's leg downward with a gentle hand.  It seemed to take forever but the leg did move and Alena drew in a great rush of air to their mutual relief.  He held her a little closer last night, kissed her a little softer, and tried to push away the dark thoughts threatening to take over his mind.  It was no use.  Every day Ares watched his Son grew bigger and stronger.  Every day Ares watched his Wife grow a little weaker.  Cernunnos's warning that the boy she was carrying would bring Ares glory, but he would bring her nothing but pain and suffering even before he was born, whispered in the back of his mind.

Ares lay in his bed with his Wife in his arms, his hand resting lightly on her burgeoning belly and feeling nothing but a strong boy within.  He searched for signs of madness and disease but came up empty.  Still, it was hard to deny that his Son was killing his Wife, just in his effort to make it into this world.  The boy was taking everything he could from his Mother and demanding more.  "You won't take my Wife from me, Boy," Ares swore in the dark as though the baby growing within her could hear him.  "No man will ever do that.  Not even you."

To his Father's words, Raven gave out a mighty kick that caused Ares' hand to fly away from her as Alena cried out and tried to sit up.  "It hurts," she whimpered, holding her hands to her big belly.  "Why doesn't he ever …wake?  I'm so tired."

Wake.  She meant sleep.  This time she didn't catch the mistake and that worried him.  "I know. It won't be long now," Ares soothed as he ran his hand over the top of her head.  "This part will be over and you'll be suckling our Son, holding him safe and warm in your arms." 

Or so he hoped.
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Find out more about Child of War-A God is Born at http://www.moonsmusings.com/lbdarling/childofwar, available in signed hard cover! Paperback's release on HALLOWEEN to Amazon, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble and more. The E-books release on BLACK FRIDAY 11/25 to all major online distributors

And look for the first novel in the OF WAR series, The Heart of War, at http://www.moonsmusings.com/lbdarling/heartofwar
Available: 
Paperbacks -Amazon , Books-a-Million and Barnes & Noble 
E-Books - Kindle, Nook, iBooks, All Romance eBooks 
Learn more about the author, Lisa Beth Darling on her Website, Blog, Facebook and on Twitter!



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~*GIVEAWAY*~
To introduce readers to this series Lisa would like to giveaway a ebook copy of "The Heart of War" in the winner's choice of Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Sony, Palm, or Adobe format to one lucky reader! To enter, just fill out the raflecopter below!





2 comments:

Lisa Beth said...

Thank you so much for doing this for me, I really appreciate it and it looks awesome! Have a wonderful weekend!

Darlene said...

Thanks for the giveaway!