Release date: 9-17-2013
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.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph! This is what I have to put up with today. Who knew a handful of Immortals could cause such a ruckus, and make such a mess?! Why they all so pissed off you ask? Because I innocently told them to have a Happy Valentine's Day. My Bad!! Who in the hell, I ask you, is going to clean this up.
APHRODITE was the great Olympian goddess of beauty, love, pleasure and procreation. She was depicted as a beautiful woman usually accompanied by the winged godling Eros (Love). Her attributes included a dove, apple, scallop shell and mirror. In classical sculpture and fresco she was often depicted nude.
Ten things you want to know about Aphrodite:
She was born from the sea.
She had a scandalous affair with the god Ares (why do you think she loathes him so).
Another lover, Adonis, was a handsome Cypriot youth who was tragically killed by a boar.
Lover number three, Ankhises, was a shepherd-prince.
The Judgement of Paris in which the goddess was awarded the prize of the golden apple in return for promising Paris Helene in marriage.
The Trojan War, in which she supported her favorites Paris and Aeneas and was wounded in the fighting.
The Race of Hippomenes for Atalanta, which was won with the help of the goddess and her golden apples.
Hippolytos death, who was reportedly destroyed by the goddess for scorning her worship.
The Statue of Pygmalion which was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to his prayers.
The persecution of Psykhe the maiden loved by the goddess' son Eros.
So, I decided if I was going to let an irate Goddess run around the blog without supervision, she might as well make it worth our wild! Aphrodite brought some goodies with her today to giveaway. Up for grabs is a Tshirt, mouse pad, magnet calendar, signed bookmarks, print and ebook copies. So watch out for flying swords and be sure to enter the giveaway below before you duck and run!