A Gods of Midnight Novel
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A thrilling new series featuring seven immortal Spartan warriors protecting mankind— and confronting passion along the way...
Eternity has become a prison for Ajax Petrakos. Centuries after he and his Spartan brothers made their bargain for immortality, Ajax struggles to maintain his warrior's discipline. His only source of strength is his hope that he will soon meet the woman once foretold to him--the other half of his soul, Shay Angel.
Ajax searches for his destined mate on the haunted streets of modern-day Savannah, but he isn't the first to find her. Shay, the youngest of a powerful demon-hunting clan, can see the monsters that stalk the steamy Southern nights--an ability that draws the deadly attention of Ajax's worst enemy. As Shay and Ajax race to solve a chilling prophecy--one that could spell Ajax's death if they don't succeed--a fated passion arises, threatening to sweep away everything in its path.
We have something very important in commonlike you, I love reading tales of strong, powerful heroes. Men who are willing to sacrifice their lives and honor in order to protect the ones they love most. Men who know what they want in a soul mate, and are willing to wait a long timeand search the universe itselfto find that woman.
With Red Fire, I’m thrilled to launch a brand new series featuring seven warriors who are exactly the kind of tortured Alpha heroes I love to read about myself.
"The Gods of Midnight" series begins with a vow almost twenty-five hundred years ago, when a brotherhood of seven warriors pledged their souls to defend mankind throughout eternity. These epic Spartans bargained with their own god, Ares, lord of war. And in the process might have bargained away their very souls...
Eternity lasts a long time for a warrior who gave up family and homeland. Ajax Petrakos, the hero of Red Fire, has sought his promised soul mate for the past thousand of those years.
In fact, I have a letter from Ajax about his quest, one he’s written to all of my readers. Read on below!
My immortality was sired in the boiling waters of the River Styx, where my Spartan brothers and I pledged our eternal souls to protect mankind from the forces of evil. Endlessly battling demon attacks has left me plagued with dark thoughts and loneliness. These past twenty-five hundred years have taken a toll, as well. The only hope that warms my wandering, ancient heart is a mortal’s name. A name given to me by the Oracle at Delphi herself, long, long ago.
In her prophecy, the Oracle promised me that I would have one great love, a joining that would allow us to overcome a terrifying evil... and that I would know my heart’s completion with this human. Ever since, I have clung to this sweet human’s name, awaiting the century when I might find her. Even the sound of that name is poetry to my ancient heart. One name…Shayanna Angel.
I would do anything to find this minx of a mortal and have searched the timeless decades and centuries in my hope of meeting her. I’d nearly lost faith, but now rumors and rumblings are afoot, indications that she has been sighted in your time, mortal friend. This time. I am told that she was sighted as recently as August 2008 in the United States of America. With only that one lead, I am off in my ageless quest to find her at last.
Will you help me?
This immortal Spartan warrior needs your assistance. Already I have enlisted a wise scribe, Deidre Knight, who is filling the pages of a book to be published on October 7, 2008, a journal that details my quest to find Shayanna. (I hear the title is Red Fire, and she actually has planned a series about me and my immortal brothers, the Gods of Midnight.)
Not only will you be doing a good deed, but helping me could be a lot of fun. All work and no play is not good, even for an immortal warrior. You can take part in the quest by entering my Not-So-Flat-Ajax contest, so named as a tribute to my, ahem, brute strength and considerable assets. Click Here to find out how you can have this Spartan warrior at your disposal. But I will retain my assets, thank you very much. I believe I may soon have need of them should I locate Shayanna.
Remember, as I go from town to town in search of Shayanna, a little hospitality goes a long way...you might find yourself well-rewarded for the trouble.
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