Saturday, May 31, 2014

Blog Tour:Aphrodite's War by Donna Milward - Excerpt, Top Ten List & Giveaway

Aphrodite's War

Donna Milward

Paranormal Romance
September 7, 2013
Staccato Publishing

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Aphrodite despises Aries and when Zeus proposes a contest, the prize being expulsion of her enemy from Olympus, Aphrodite cannot resist. The catch: should Aries prevail it is Aphrodite who must leave her home. Risks aside, she cannot refuse the possibility of a future without her former lover. The challenge: two mortals must fall in love. It is simple. However, the players could not be more ill-suited. Poetry, a free spirited artist and Adrian, a defense attorney would not normally choose one another. But when gods interfere anything is possible.


     If I were the pretty-boy offspring of a prissy, naïve love-goddess-whore where would I be?
     To her left were more businesses: a dental office, nail salon, and a florist on the end. Her head throbbed with his presence.
     She remembered Hermes carrying his basket of roses, not to mention the golden logo seen around the world representing flower delivery bore a strong resemblance.
     Eureka. Some people never changed tactics. Predictability will get you killed, Hermes.
     Strife yanked the door open, nearly tearing it from the hinges. Chimes jangled in protest.
     A pair of scissors flew past her head. She heard the loud chunk as they embedded themselves in the wall.
     “Is that so, Strife?” Hermes crouched behind the till. He’d recognized her as well, now he had her at a disadvantage. “So will barging into a man’s domain when he knows you’re coming.”
     “This ends here.” She pried the blades from the wooden frame with a tortured squeal. “You’ve interfered with my work long enough.”
     “Are you sure that’s wise?” A small paring knife sliced the air, but Strife dodged before it could strike her left eye. “I am Ares’s son, after all.”
     Strife snorted. She aimed the scissors for Hermes’ face but missed. “He donated his seed, nothing more. You are a disappointment to him. He won’t protect you from me.”
     “I don’t need protection from you.” Hermes edged backward, and Strife made ready to strike. “You’re just his whipping-bitch underling, begging at his feet for scraps and cock.  Ares only kept you because my mother had more respect for herself than to tolerate his abuse. “
     Strife shrieked, vaulting onto the counter in a single leap. She perched like a gargoyle, hissing her rage as Hermes fled.
     She pounced on his back before he could escape.
     “I’ll kill you,” Strings of spittle flew from Strife’s mouth. “I’m going to snap your neck.”

Top Ten List by Donna Milward

My top 10 Favorite Desserts in no particular order:

1.  My husband’s homemade Creme Brulee is #1 by a long shot!
2.  Red Velvet Cupcakes
3.  Strawberry Cheesecake Blizzards
4.  Kahlua Cake (Pinterest recipe here:
5.  Chocolate pudding shots recipe here:
6.  Mrs. Fields White Chocolate macadamia nut cookies
7.  Carrot cake (yes, I really like cake)
8.  Angel food cake
9.  Cotton candy ice cream
10. Lemon Meringue pie

About the Author

Donna Milward lives in Edmonton, Alberta in a tiny house with a huge yard. She’s been writing all her life, but decided to put writing on hold to get ‘a real job’ as a meatcutter and build a future with her beloved troll, Dan and her cats Freya, and Spartacus Jones.
Twelve years later, an invitation to a Romance Writer’s Conference in Washington D.C. led not only to new friends and new knowledge, but to the inspiration to write again. Thoeba was completed the following year.

Donna likes to mix her fascination with reincarnation and all things paranormal with her love of mythology in her work, and has even written her own myth ‘The Sacred Truth” (on as the lore behind Thoeba and future novels to come.

Donna enjoys fishing, gardening and canning. Despite these hobbies, she much prefers city life.


Tour-Wide Giveaway!

Swag pack #1: Aphrodite's War notebook, key chain, sticky notes and 2 bookmarks
Swag #2: bookmark and key chain
Swag#3,4,5 sticky notes and bookmark

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  1. Great Excerpt, and I love that top ten list! Tons of yummy treats!

  2. The excerpt is amazing! I look forward to reading! The cotton candy ice cream sounds good I've never heard of it before!

    1. I haven't had it either, but it sounds worth trying

  3. Paranormal romance books can have so many scenarios in them. I started reading Romance (and of course loved it), but when paranormal came out it mingled the romance with all the other genres I read and I found it a good fit!! This book will be another book I enjoy!!! Thanks for the giveaway chance.


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