Blood of Zeus
by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Meredith Wild and USA Today Bestselling Author Angel Payne
Book #1 in the series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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An ancient grudge. A forbidden love. The only thing worse than being a demon is being a Valari. As an undergraduate at Los Angeles’s Alameda University, Kara Valari can sometimes succeed at forgetting she’s both. Lost between the pages of the classics and tucked into the shadows of lecture halls, she can dodge the paparazzi’s lenses as well as her family’s publicized dramas—not to mention their private expectations. She has one more year to feed her true passions. Then she’ll be expected to fulfill a much darker destiny. Cursed with inexplicable strength and godlike stature, literature professor Maximus Kane knows all about darkness. Every day he’s reminded of the missteps of his childhood and the devastating consequences they’ve had on those dearest to him. To atone, Maximus spends his nights alone and his days submerged in the quiet life of academia. His existence has become a study in control, and he’s become a master at it—until Kara Valari walks into his toughest course. Viscerally, Kara’s everything he craves. Logically, she’s everything he rejects. She’s a starlet of privilege. She’s also a student. And after one touch, he can’t deny that she’s awakened something in him that may never go dormant. Nothing about her makes sense, but everything about her feels right. Especially in the deepest strands of his DNA, which are still shadows of mystery to him—a mystery Kara seems determined to uncover. She’s Hollywood royalty. She’s forbidden fruit. And he’s pretty sure she could be the answer to everything.
Bettina A’s Review: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Blood of Zeus By Meredith Wild & Angel Payne
What happens when the child that has always been good decides that she’s had enough. Kara Valari knows who she is and what she is. While the world sees one side of her family she knows that everything comes with a price. And she is that price. Her last year in collage Kara takes the class about Dante’s Inferno. She did not expect Professor Maximus Kane to stir feelings she hasn’t felt before. Professor Maximus has always held back because of his strength. After meeting Kara he finds it harder to hold back when she is pushing for more than he can give. There are secrets that can turn their world upside down. Is their attraction worth the devastation of their actions?
This is my first book by both authors and it will not be my last. I enjoyed reading the anguish between Kara and Maximus. Every time I paused in reading I would wonder what Kara or Maximus would do next. Would they indulge in each other or would they put a stop to things?
Lita T’s Review: 4 Stars
Blood of Zeus (Blood of Zeus # 1) by Meredith Wild, Angel Payne. Maximus has always know there was something about him that was different from normal people. He was bigger, stronger, faster and had feelings regular people didn’t have. At 8 years old he paralyzed his best friend in a freak accident. Now a professor he throws himself into work and the gym. When he meets a certain student in his class something in him changes. Kara is not only Hollywood royalty but a full fledged demon. Her life is planned and when the time is right she has to fulfill her demon duties. However the energy between her and Maximus has her turning her back on her obligation. Maximus knows he need to stay away from her, not only because she is a student but because of his strange abilities. Initially I didn’t realize that there were other books so I was wondering when the secrets would be revealed. Now I am so looking forward to where the authors are going to take this story. Her obligation still has to be fulfilled but how will that work now. They can’t stay away from each other. Yes the premise is different but that is what makes this story interesting. How can they be together, her a demon and him not exactly human. 4 stars for me. A three part story. Where do we go from here.
Blood of Zeus by Meredith Wild
Tanya Rae’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Blood of Zeus is the first part of a trilogy and this is Professor Maximus Kane and Kara Valari’s story.
Maximus Kane lectures on Dante’s Divine Comedy and Kara is sitting in on his class. Not taking it for a grade. However she didn’t get sitting in his class approved by himself. As Maximus hands the syllabus to Kara and their hands touch. There is an unexplained energy between the two of them. You see Kara is a demon and Maximus isn’t quite human. But he doesn’t know what he is. Maximus is faster & stronger than others.
Maximus and Kara spend time trying to figure the other one out. I love Paranormal’s and this one was a little different than other Paranormal’s that I have read. I enjoyed reading this book immensely. After all I do love reading about my alphas being “head-to toe-sex!
Of course there is a cliffie but I expected one since this is the first book. It still doesn’t help when you get to the end and there is nothing you can do since the next book isn’t out yet. Book 2 is Heart of Fire and it can’t come out soon enough!
Heart of Fire (book 2)
Releases 22nd December 2020
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Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers. In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 23 languages. Facebook: www.facebook.com/meredithwild
USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne loves to focus on high-heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the action-packed Bolt Saga and Honor Bound series, Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the intertwined Cimarron and Temptation Court series, the Suited for Sin series, and the Lords of Sin historicals, as well as several standalone titles. Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include whisky tasting, shoe shopping, and travel. **The Wing, Angel’s monthly newsletter, features monthly giveaways and exclusive fan content.
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