Monday, November 23, 2015

Eclipsing Apollo Review Tour

Apollo is fond of many things. Music, poetry, physical prowess, truth, and love. The Pythian Games are held in his honor and he attends, as a mere mortal, to enjoy the competition... and the women. Meeting the fair Coronis offers him his greatest delight. Her strength, her beauty, and her fearlessness clasp his heart with an irrevocable hold. But she wants none of him.

Coronis' duty is to marry, but she yearns for so much more. She is a fierce competitor, a hunter, skilled in strategy and reason. Those that would court her lack both the mind and the body to rival hers - she will settle for no less. As a mortal, Apollo was both infuriating and tempting. But Apollo the Olympian is terrifying. She fears giving him her heart might destroy her soul.

Demeter's need for revenge pits Olympian against Olympian, forcing Apollo into a darkness the God of Light must fight if he ever hopes to see his Coronis again.

He sat in a metal tub, one leg dangling over the side. He was talking, of course. The man seemed to think his every word a gift from the Gods. Erato, who was on her knees washing his foot, laughed as if she agreed. Stupid cow.

Khloris appeared then, pouring water over his shoulders from a large earthen jug. He sighed, shivering slightly, as Khloris set the jug aside and began to scrub his neck and shoulders. Her pale fingers clasped a thin rag against his gilded skin, sliding it over the impressive curve of his shoulder.

Coronis swallowed again, her hands fisting inexplicably.

He looked at her then, startled. But instead of looking ashamed, his brows rose, his lips curved in that smug grin, and he waited.

She wanted to yell. She wanted to hit him, to slap that look from his all-too-handsome face… To demand his apology for putting his baser needs before the respect he owed her father. He should not sit, smug and waited-upon, when she’d been sent to fetch him. She was not a common servant. She was certainly better than the two serving him. Oh, how she longed to tear the cloth from Khloris’ pudgy fingers and knock Erato aside...

She stopped then, stunned by rage twisting her insides.

She was a fool, too, to waste time expecting more from the likes of him. He may be named after Apollo, but was a man. An irreverent, lustful, peacock of a man…

She cocked a brow in return, not bothering to hide her disdain as she spoke. “I will inform my father that you’re too busy for his company this evening.” Erato gasped, Apollo’s foot sliding from her hands, while Khloris dropped the rag in the dirt at her feet. With mumbled apologies, they both hurried from the tent, scurrying past Coronis into the night.

He dared laugh. “Stay, awhile, fair Coronis. These maids were simply attempting to make me fit to visit your father’s home.”

“I fear it would take far more than a… bath to make you fit company for my father.”

My Review:
4 stars

This is book three of the series, and I would recommend starting with book one, since this story would have made a lot more sense if I had read the first two.

I enjoyed seeing Apollo and Coronis interact. They made a great couple and I could feel their chemistry. I also liked the twist of seeing Apollo being the one who was doubting the relationship. Usually, it’s always the woman who is overly anxious, consciously doubting her relationship, so I enjoyed seeing the flip side of that. I also liked how Coronis made him work for her heart, instead of just falling head over heels for him like in typical romance novels.

There were quite a few sex scenes in the book, some that made sense and enhanced the story and others that I felt the story could go without, especially since this was not categorized as an erotic romance. However, it wasn’t too over the top, so I didn’t mind too much.

I thought this was a very interesting story. The only issues I had with the story were all the grammatical errors I kept finding (though I received a review copy, so I’m not sure if they were fixed in the published version) and the ending. The ending was more of a bittersweet ending than a HEA (maybe a HFN), which I was not expecting. Other than those two things, I enjoyed the story.

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November 23: Sharing Links and Wisdom

Author Bio and Links:
Sasha is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, romance, history, and travel. Her first play was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She's been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she's doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.

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  1. Are you spiritual or religious in any way? If so, how?

  2. Interesting review. I think it makes me want to read all the series. I enjoyed the excerpt.

    1. I'm glad you liked it. I would definitely recommend checking out the series, it's very interesting.

  3. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you!

  4. I have enjoyed the tour and learning about your book.

  5. I enjoyed following the tour and learning about Eclipsing Apollo, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing, Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Thanks for sharing your honest review, I'm looking forward to reading this one!

    1. Thank you, I think you will enjoy this book :)

  7. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway chance!