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Published by Setta Jay LLC on July 11, 2016
Genres: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
As the son of Hades and a Guardian of the Realms, Pothos has been gifted with immense power to protect the inhabitants of the four Realms of Earth. When the evil God Apollo is stolen and the Guardians are forced to wake Hades from his sleeping confinement, P is faced with a long held dangerous secret; that he was born of two worlds. Learning that his mother was a Priestess from the unknown world of Thule, Hades also confesses that P has been kept hidden from all who dwell there as his very life is in danger the moment their Gods learn of his existence. As P struggles to make sense of the life he has lived and what this means for his future he finds himself forcibly pulled into Thule by an unstoppable divine force. Bracing for attack, he instead finds himself faced with a threat of a different sort, a beautiful golden Goddess who calls to the very depths of his soul.
Gefn is a Goddess of Thule, dedicated to the preservation of her world. A world constantly faced with wildly shifting energy left behind in the wake of warring Gods. Haunted after witnessing the brutal murders of her closest friends, her Priestesses, she has lived a life of relative loneliness but for her few remaining siblings and her pair of giant, magical lynx gifted to her at birth. They are Guardians of Thule and her most trusted companions. When they lead her to a hidden garden outside her missing sister’s palace she is shocked to find a winged male who calls to her most primal desires, unleashing her power in a way that sweeps her into a passion she’s never known. His sudden disappearance leads her and her brothers into a tense and deadly standoff in another world.
As both worlds collide will Pothos and Gefn’s unique mating end in his death? Or will the strength of their love help them survive a storm of ecstasy as they uncover more secrets that could save them all?
Warning: Gods gone crazy, bad language, dirty talk, and explicit scenes meant for mature audiences.
Storm of Ecstasy (Guardians of the Realms #9)
By Setta Jay
The darkness is coming.
Whenever I write a review for one of Setta Jay’s books I’m always in a quandary with how to do it justice. We come back to the old Sassy story where I find it a little embarrassing admitting I like smut. Romance I’m finding is easier to admit to reading. I can justify (probably not the right word) reading a romance with the understanding that I’m in it for the heartfelt storyline. What I don’t shout to the rooftops is that I get a kick out of being a peeping tom. I want to know how other people connect, see when lust turns to love, and maybe even get some pointers. 😉
The storyline for the Guardians of the Realms series is so interesting that it overshadows the sexy times. There is Drake, and the tendrils of smoke escaping his mouth when he is frustrated. We have Sirena with her sexual frustration and lack of sleep because she’s always healing someone. Then there’s Hades the God who thinks everyone should bow down to his greatness. These characters and the other Guardians and their mates are all awesome in their own special way. How they get it on with their mates has become an added bonus instead of the reason I read the Guardians of the Realms.
The Guardians have a calling to protect the innocent from the Darkness that is coming to destroy the worlds. In Storm of Ecstasy, we start off by meeting Gefn a Goddess in Thule (one of the other worlds) and her siblings Hroarr (in charge) and Dagur. The siblings just found out that their other sister Kara has gone missing. Gefn while searching for Kara, was drawn to a powerful otherworldly male. This man kissed her and from that very first touch…everything has changed in and around her. Gefn is confused and horrified by the sexual arousal that has taken over her body. What she doesn’t realise is she’s just met her fated mate.
Pothos can’t believe it’s finally his turn. When Pothos realises the beautiful Gefn, is his fated mate, he is excited to join with her but also a little worried. Pothos had only just recently found out from his dad, Hades, that his mum was a priestess from Thule. Mum dearest had dumped Pothos in Hades hands and warned him to never let Pothos know of Thule or her existence because it could mean his death. Considering what they’ve all learnt about fated mates, P knows fighting the mating frenzy is a waste of time. Better off to suck it up buttercup and let the cards play out.
One of my favourite things about this series is that the women are equal in strength, fierceness and protectiveness as the men. The men are very protective of their women and often try to shield them from danger. The women do not need to be shielded and fight beside their men to do what needs to be done. Gefn is definitely an example of this. She has her own strength and powers. With the mating, they are stronger and she gains some new abilities too.
Things are heating up for the Guardians. The Tria (evil siblings stuck in hell) are sending out more hell beasts and other bad creatures to cause havoc. All the guardians, gods, goddesses and wolves must stand together, work together and fight together to beat the darkness back.
Now to the sexy times…they’re there…and they’re HOT!! Enough said.
Storm of Ecstasy by Setta Jay was another excellent instalment to the series. I enjoyed meeting and getting to know Gefn and Pothos. It was great seeing the old characters and love that Alyssa and Gregoire’s little one is giving them hell…from the womb. I cannot wait for Sirena’s story…ABOUT BLOODY TIME!!