This summer, the second book in my HEARTS OF THE ANEMOI series releases. West of Want will be the first of my books to hit bookstore shelves, which is totally thrilling! And to mark the approaching occasion, I'm in the middle of running a huge month-long giveaway with over $300 in prizes. So I thought I'd take this opportunity to introduce all our Para-Posse peeps to the book and its lead characters:
First, WEST OF WANT’s Blurb:
Betrayal is all he's ever known, but in her, he'll find a love strong enough to be trusted...
When Marcella Raines' twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Though she's gravely injured--and still emotionally damaged from her recent divorce--Ella fights to survive.
Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn't protected him from betrayal and loss. Worse, he's sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph's heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt forces him to save her.
Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his otherworldly masculinity and ancient blue eyes. And her honesty, empathy, and unique, calming influence leave Zeph wanting...everything. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want--a love that can be trusted.
"Laura Kaye’s captivating writing and vibrant world-building will have readers hooked on the gods of the Anemoi. WEST OF WANT is steamy, spellbinding, and a must-read for all romance fantasy fans."
~Elisabeth Naughton, author of the Eternal Guardians series
MEET HERO ZEPHYROS MARTIUS:
Ella’s first impression of Zeph: Zephyros was fierce masculinity personified. Ella couldn’t stop her brain from resurrecting the image of Zeph tearing off his shirt as he sat on the edge of her bed. As if the man’s broad shoulders and bulging biceps weren’t impressive enough. As if the ridged muscles of his abdomen didn’t just call out to be traced. She had absolutely never seen with her own eyes, on a real man, that incredible cut of muscle just above his hips. But, yeah, he had it, and then some.
Zeph’s Job: Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, one of the four Cardinal Anemoi
3 Words that Describe Zeph: Loyal, Powerful, Tortured
3 Things he Loves about Heroine Ella Raines: Her acceptance, her belief in him, her passion
Who would play Zeph if the book was made into a movie? Hugh Jackman – mmm mmm good!
MEET HEROINE ELLA RAINES:
One of Zeph’s early impressions of Ella:
He was ancient. He was immortal. He was a god. Yet this slip of a mortal woman pulled the ground out from under him over and over again. And she didn’t even know he was there.
Every time he convinced himself to go, she said or did something that intrigued him. Or, worse, concerned him, and he’d find himself negotiating for just a little more time. Her pleased reaction to his flowers, her lie to the doctor and nurses, her pain at seeing her own reflection, at having that young doctor poke and prod her ruined shoulder. He couldn’t leave. In truth, he didn’t want to.
Ella’s Job: Ella is between jobs, having recently come into an inheritance, but, a life-long sailor, she’s looking at volunteering full-time for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
3 Words that Describe Ella: Survivor, Adventurous, Strong
3 Things she Loves about Hero Zephyros Martius: That he’s survived so many tragedies and is still so kind and loving, the man beneath the otherworldliness, his strength
Who would play Ella if the book was made into a movie? Kate Beckinsale – isn’t she so gorgeous here?
Thanks so much for reading! Can’t wait to share the book with you for real on July 10! So, what do you think of my dreamcasting?
And please check out my WEST OF WANT PREVIEW & PRIZES EVENT, running now through May 10! Swag prizes at every one of 45 blogs, and a chance to win one of 7 bookstore gift cards!