Are y'all ready to Rock and Roll with Lisa Beth Darling?? I am! I fell in LOVE with Ares, as bad as he is, is as passionate as he is. My breed of man; strong, sexy, mean, yet tender, and most definitely ravenously sexual.
About Me: I never know what to say here so I'll just try to make it short and sweet. I love; chocolate, writing, trying to garden, my cat, my kids, my husband of 26 years, classic cars, fast motorcycles, movies, Bruce Springsteen, Stephen King, and magick. I am addicted to; Facebook and its games! I hate; stupid people. Yeah, I guess that about sums it up in a nice little package.
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Facebook: http://facebook.com/lbdarling ("fan page")
Books I've come here to schlep to you in the hopes that you will enjoy them:
Let's start with my OF WAR Series of Paranormal/Romance/Erotica/Drama/Action
The Heart of War-Book #1 in the OF WAR Series
Inside the Heart of every Warrior breathes the Soul of a Hero--even within The Heart of War.
Meet Ares God of War, the greatest Warrior the world has ever known. He's moody, grumpy, dominant, ravenously sexual, and above all, built like a Greek God.
Suspected of killing his Daughter in-Law, Psyche, and long in exile from Olympus, the solitude of Ares' secluded Greek Isle is interrupted when Magdalena MacLeod a plucky little Fey washes up on his shore after believing she's been shipwrecked. It's not mere fate that has brought the unlikely couple together yet it may be what tears them apart.
Branded with a golden chastity belt bearing the mark of Cernunnos, Celtic God of the Forest and Death, Alena has been on the run from her husband the Great Horned God for 200 years.
When the Olympians discover her presence on Ares' island, they send Apollo to the island while Ares is away with orders to bring her to Olympus. With nowhere to run and strikes a bargain with the God of War--her virginity for his protection.
Ares sees a sweeter deal; her in his bed and himself back in his rightful place on Olympus among the Gods. If it means turning Alena over to Zeus afterward, well that's of no consequence to him...is it?
After Alena proves herself to the God of War in battle and in his bed, Ares must choose between his Divinely Dysfunctional Family, his pride, and Alena.
Get lost in this sweeping dark saga of lust, rage, revenge, and redemption. Battle Ancient Gods while falling in love with Ares God of War and Alena MacLeod. They share a love that will rock the world from the heights of Olympus to the Celtic moors.
EXCERPT: The Olympians were quite the Divinely Dysfunctional Family. Alena had never seen or heard so much bitter bickering from one clan. If that was her Family, she might be damn happy that she lived in Exile on a beautiful island such as this. "They're awful." She whispered in his ear careful not to let any prying ears overhear. Ares gave out a deep chuckle and then another sigh as his hand rose up to caress her arm. She thought of how brave, how daring, and even dashing, Ares had been as he stood there telling all of them they could not have her. When she listened to him speak of Artemis, Alena nearly cried. Then she had been stunned into silence having expected the God of War to hand her over, maybe not with ease but readily enough, in return for his crown and scepter. "Thank you for keeping your promise."
"You expected this chauvinistic pig to do less." Ares mused still with his eyes closed. "Everyone does."
Under her hands, beneath the thick pad of fur her fingers were twirling, Alena felt the steady beat of his heart. It too was brave and strong. "Why did you do it?"
Last night, Ares indulged himself in the pleasures Alena had to offer not in the name of any barter. Not for any affection. Just, simply, because the opportunity arose and he took it as he always did. Come morning, Ares expected that he would turn her over to the Olympians in exchange for those things so wrongfully taken from him. For all her intrigue and mystery, she was still, disposable. Unimportant. Superfluous. For centuries, all he thought about was going home and the chance finally fell into his lap, Ares thought it was a Gift from the Gods.
Child of War-A God is Born Book #2In book #2 of the OF WAR Series, Ares settles down with his wife, Alena, to await the birth of their son, Raven. As Alena struggles to enjoy what should be a blessed event, prophetic visions of an adult Raven haunt her dreams. Are they true visions or false ones implanted by Cernunnos who told her the boy would bring glory to Ares but only pain and agony to her? The strong but delicate Fey is relentlessly bombarded by hostility from the Olympians making her yearn to be back on Ares’ secluded island home, far away from all the bickering and backstabbing that makes up Life on mighty Mount Olympus.
Before Raven is even born, Zeus outwardly despises him for his Fey blood given to him by his filthy Celtic mother. With no way out and no way to keep his family safe from his father, Zeus the God of Gods, Ares enters into a blood pact that could cost the God of War everything he holds dear.
After a harrowing birth wherein mother and son are nearly lost to Ares, it quickly becomes clear that Raven may be the most powerful and cunning Olympian ever born despite his muddled bloodline.
As Zeus, Apollo, and Aphrodite plot against the new family by carefully planting the seeds of rage and doubt in Raven’s mind, they turn son against mother. It appears as though Alena’s visions and Cernunnos’ prophecy are coming to life as Raven grows to be a very angry young man.
As the true past between the Olympians and Celts is revealed, the battle for Ravens’ mind and the ultimate control of Olympus begins. Before it’s over, the white snows of Olympus will run red with blood.
EXCERPT: "Wow," Ares muttered, stroking his beard trying to digest everything he'd seen. Magick was not normally part of Alena and Raven's sparring routine; she was afraid to use it even though he'd tried to tell her that he could counter any damage she might do. No matter what he did he couldn't coax her into it, so magick was off-limits when they sparred. Today when Raven unexpectedly threatened her with it, Alena didn't hesitate to answer the call.
Catching her breath and feeling a wave of nausea wash over her, Alena looked down at Raven, who looked up her angry and afraid. "Are you ok?" She reached out a hand to him but Raven batted it away.
"Fine, mom." Jumping to his feet in a quick move, he brushed off the dirt and debris from his bare skin. Instead of stepping up and congratulating his mother, when she turned her back to him to look at Ares, Raven let an ice ball fly from his hand to strike her in the back of the head, splitting it open as it brought her to her knees. "Take that, you whore."
Ares didn't hesitate, he didn't even know he was doing it; all he did know was that one moment Raven was standing there with that snide smug look on his face and the next he was screaming as flames surrounded him. He stumbled in the fire a few moments before turning his whole body to ice and putting out the flames. When Raven returned to normal, he was lightly singed but otherwise unharmed. "Don't ever do that again, boy."
Join, Ares, Alena, and Raven as Alena brings Yuletide and Christmas to barren Olympus in this very short holiday-themed story. Story contains graphic scenes of Christmas Sex! This short story is meant as an enhancement to the OF WAR Series. It takes place after Book #1 The Heart of War and during Book #2 Child of War-A God is Born. Those who have not yet read this series will get a nice, if not typical, introduction to the series while readers of the series will enjoy this little glimpse into a single day of life on Olympus.
EXCERPT: As her mind feverishly searched for what she'd missed, a small bit of fluffy white and green came into her view and she felt relief as a smile broke out on her pretty face. "What's that?"
"Mistletoe, I believe there's some Mortal custom about standing beneath it and then being forced into kissing."
Alena glanced upward over her shoulder to take him in and marveled at how handsome he was. "Forced? How terrible."
"Awful," Ares holding the mistletoe over their heads with one hand and pulling her in close with the other. He lowered his head for the kiss he'd been waiting for all night. When their lips he was not disappointed but encouraged to probe deeper with his tongue and grasp the soft red velvet surrounding her tighter as the mistletoe fell to the marble floor and he grabbed her with both arms turning her fully around to face him. Her heart raced against his stomach, even through the velvet, he felt it as she pressed against him and reached up to grab handfuls of midnight hair. "You know, if you're lucky," Ares said breathlessly as their lips parted, "I think I might have a candy cane around here for you to suck on."
"Oh, really? I love candy canes," she winked up at him as she bit down on her lower lip, "where oh where could it be? Over there by the tree?"
Ares shook his head, "No," ran his hand through her silver hair. "Guess again."
"Did you put it in my stocking?"
"Not yet." That made Alena giggle like a schoolgirl. He always loved it when that titter graced his ears.
Blurb not yet available but I would like to offer you the following little sneak peek into this novel.“What manner of demon are you?”
With the heat dissipating around him as the Flaming Shades backed off, Raven forced himself to his feet and to take in a breath of the smoky air, “I’m not a demon, I’m an Olympian.”
“That remains to be seen,” she mocked.
“Nothing! You are NOTHING! You’re not an Olympian nor a Fey nor a Human. You’re a mongrel. You’re nothing. Not like Hunter. Not like poor sweet Trinity.”
Now that the waves of heat subsided, Raven clearly saw the woman before him, she was very tall and reed thin. She floated in the air with her fiery hair stretching far out to every side like snakes of fire they moved with a life of their own and seemed to stare at him. Her face was well-carved, beautiful even, like her Sister Alecto, “Megaera,” Raven sneered as his upper lip curled, “your tricks won’t work on me. I’m not jealous of my siblings.”
“Aren’t you?” She challenged. “Oh, I think you try to lie to me, little Lord Raven. I think you are so jealous of them, even the simpleton Sister of yours that the rage always threatens to overtake you.” Megaera stared at him with open disgust and loathing blazing in her black eyes. “I know that at least once it did.” Her words caused the certainty on his face to falter and that made her smirk as she made her way around him taking in every inch head to toe and back again. “But, that’s not my concern, it belongs to another. Tell me about Hunter, how do you plan to kill him?”
“Slowly,” Raven answered without thought.
Megaera gestured to the crumbling burning City of the Dead with a scrawling hand full of fiery fingers, “Get used to this place, future God of the Damned, your Fate is sealed by our own hand.”
If Paranormal/Romance/Erotica/Drama/Action aren't your thing I also have a few non-fiction books that might be of interest to you.
This book is written in easy to understand language and guides the beginner through the processes of purchasing, storing, drying herbs, harvesting herbs from the wild. It will introduce you to important terms/definitions that you will need to know before starting out. Contains a chapter on the tools you will need in your everyday practice. Also contains chapters on candle magick and candle colors, how to start making your own herbal remedies, oils, infusions, tinctures, incense and more. Introduces the reader to Kitchen Witchery by detailing some of the herbs you probably already have and their magickal/medicinal uses. Also includes herbal folklore with a large chapter on herbal/plant associations to the planets, zodiac, Gods/Goddesses. Includes a long in-depth list of Crystals & Stones, their meanings, and how they can aid in your work as a Magickal Herbalist. Lastly, it includes information on herbal/plant use in every day rituals; moving, marriage, birth, death and how herbs are used in Wheel of the Year rituals.
Forward from the book:
Greetings, my friend! I am very happy to see you here and to know that you have an interest in beginning the path to Magickal Herbalism a/k/a Kitchen or Green Witchery. This is a wonderfully peaceful and healing way, although at times it does get challenging and sometimes even daunting. This small book is meant to give you a good base, a starting point, from which you will begin your journey. It is intended to introduce you to terms/definitions you will come across in your everyday use, give you a bit of background on herbal folklore, and give you a few simple remedies to try.
Please always remember, this path is to help and to heal, it is never to harm. As such, when attempting to help someone other than yourself ALWAYS ask about any chronic conditions and allergies the person may have. Do not assume they are already in otherwise good health, you must be sure that what you are about to administer will not have any adverse effects or interactions with medications currently be taken or with any known health conditions. 'Natural' and 'herbal' do NOT mean 'safe'.
Study your herbs and those you seek to help before administering anything to anyone, including yourself.
This booklet is intended to give those seeking knowledge on Magickal/Ritual Sex a good background in the subject before they begin exploring and harnessing the power of sexual energy. Includes instructions for conducting a full TWO HOUR Sex Magick Ritual with herbal information including supplements to enhance the experience, the ritual bath, Drawing Down the Sun, Drawing Down the Moon and more. Also contains a chapter on Love Magick and spells for bringing love into your life.
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