Meredith Wild & Angel Payne ~ Blood of Zeus ~ Blog Tour / Teaser / ARC Review



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 / Paranormal






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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.





My ARC Review:


This was a stunning read, full of drama and mystery, secrets and lies, and the connection between Maximus and Kara is simply electrifying, I loved it!!

Maximus is a literature professor who lives his life being in constant control of his emotions after a devastating childhood incident left his best friend in a wheelchair and him trying his best to atone for his actions.

Kara is part of the Valari family, mafia royalty, but she does anything and everything she can to live the quiet life away from the glitz and glamour the rest of her family love. But her family is cursed by hell itself and her life has been mapped out and already decided for her, she is just waiting until she has to fulfil her dark destiny.

Kara has taken Maximums’ class and they are drawn to each like nothing they have known before. One touch is all it takes to shatter his tight control and awaken something within him that he cannot ignore. Kara feels compelled to be with him, but knows he is not the one for her, yet cannot deny how right it feels when they are together. But she is tempting the wrath of hell if she goes with her feelings for Maximus and denies her darker preordained path.

I loved the story line, the mystery behind how Kara is connected with hell and how Maximus does not know his origins or his father, his mother refusing to tell him anything substantial, this is not revealed until the end of the book but wow it was worth the wait! Kara is a strong and determined woman, willing to risk it all to be with Maximus, unable to deny her feelings for him. Maximus is totally swoon worthy in his attempts to keep hold of his control and keep away from Kara, but she is determined to have him, pushing his boundaries and testing his control limits.

A stunning read, totally captivating, with the drama hitting boiling point at the end when you eventually find out Maximus’ lineage! I can’t wait to read the next book, not to be missed whether you are a PNR fan or not!




Heart of Fire (book 2)

Releases 22nd December 2020





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Meet Meredith:

Meredith Wild is a #1 New York TimesUSA 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 TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 23 languages.









Meet Angel:

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.

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