Friday, September 2, 2016

Review/Giveaway: Aphrodite's Choice by Christy English

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Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, still walks the modern world.

No longer thronged by worshipers, Aphrodite heals the bodies and souls of the men she touches, one man, one night, at a time. But not everyone thinks of her as a long-dead myth. Someone is stalking her. The men who have hunted her kind as witches for centuries have passed their hatred on to their sons.

As she flees her enemies and tries to warn her sisters of the danger facing them once again, Aphrodite is followed by one of the members of the Brotherhood, a man who has been given the task of killing her, and any of her sisters who cross his path. But it does not take her long to discover that Steven Wharton is not a murderer, and his soul is one she has known before.

In this paranormal romance, a goddess’s past is brought to life, from the Greek city of Corinth to the shores of the island of Cyprus, at the court of Versailles to the burning city of Persepolis. But it is not until she meets Steve that Aphrodite falls in love for the first time. As she faces an ancient enemy, Aphrodite discovers that the love she feels, not the love she gives, is the root of her soul. And that love might even be the path to her freedom...

Publication Date: May 20, 2016 
eBook; ASIN: B01FZQ80F0 
Series: The Goddess Diaries #1 
Genre: Fantasy/Mythology/Paranormal/Romance
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Sometimes it is good to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.  I have heard authors cringe when a review starts 'fantasy/paranormal are not what I normally read' they must ask themselves why said reader even entertained the thought of reading their book let alone doing it for a blog tour.  I love a good mystery and historical fiction is my favorite however simple put, my main reason for reading Aphrodite's Choice was the author. I've seen her name popping up numerous times online and even have a number of her books patiently sitting in my TBR pile.  So I couldn't pass this opportunity up.

I find mythology interesting but my knowledge isn't that vast but I know enough to get by.  This book peeked my interest to learn more about this ancient period in history.  I found the premise for Aphrodite's Choice to be unique, grabbing my attention right away and kept me glued to my kindle. Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, but can she truly find love herself?  The author used real historical events as the backdrop, taking me back in time, getting to know Aphrodite along the way.  As the story unfolded I found myself reading faster as the action sped up, suffice to say it wasn't hard to get lost in this story.

  I loved the author's writing style, she creates enough mystery and suspense that kept me guessing and then surprised me with the ending.  Definitely a book and author I recommend.

This is book one in the Goddess Diaries Series and I am anxious to see what takes place in book two.  Thank you to Amy at HFVBT for the invite and the author for a digital copy of Aphrodite's Choice.

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Ever since Christy English picked up a fake sword in stage combat class at the age of fourteen, she has lived vicariously through the sword-wielding women of her imagination. Sometimes an actor, always a storyteller, Christy works happily with Sourcebooks Casablanca to bring the knife-throwing women of her novels to life. A banker by day and a writer by night, she loves to eat chocolate, drink too many soft drinks, and walk the mountain trails of her home in western North Carolina.

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