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Friday, June 15, 2012

Giveaway & Guest Post: Who is Hephaestus? A look at the hero of Touch of the Gods: The Wager by DX Luc


Hephaestus: God of inventions, blacksmiths, and volcanoes

Also known as the “lame one” his Roman attribute is Vulcan.


Physical appearance depends on the form he has taken. In his god form, Hephaestus is easily mistaken for a mountain to human eyes. His eyes are like the volcanoes in which he controls. The irises are bright red resembling flowing lava and in the center of his pupils you'll find little flames that change based on his mood.

If he happens to be in mortal form, he stands at a formidable seven foot two inches. His eyes are blue shot through with amber and he appears to be in his twenties. As in his immortal body, he maintains the limp he was cursed with after being tossed from Olympus as a baby.

Despite being in control of one of Mother Nature's most dangerous designs, Hephaestus has such low self esteem that he doesn't fight back against the abuse that is handed down to him by his family. Especially his older brother, Ares. Not to mention he was only married to Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, because of a punishment from Zeus. While he tried in vain to love her with all that he had, she felt she was unfairly stuck with the worse god of all of Olympus and many times cheated on him.

This is an immortal of great wisdom and intelligence. Though one would never know as Hephaestus is also very withdrawn and antisocial. His closest friends are the cyclopes who work along side him in the deep forges of various volcanoes. One of the greatest attributes about him is that he loves to work with his hands. wink wink

Hephaestus may be large in comparison to other gods and goddesses but he's the sweetest soul to ever come in contact with.

Likes: Rap music, ham and cheese sandwiches, meditation.
Dislikes: Ares, seeing a woman in tears, stuffy business suits.

Something most don't know about him: He has a prince Albert that can vibrate if he so desires.

Symbol of power: His hammer. He loves his hammer.


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There you have it. A look at the hero of my book Touch of the Gods: The Wager. Finally, Hephaestus got his love story!




When love and war makes a little wager, what could possibly go wrong?

I am Hephaestus. God of inventions, blacksmiths, and volcanoes. Sounds like I'm awesome right? Well, I'm not. In fact, I'm the loser of
Olympus
and a new bachelor to boot. Living the single life is great until a decade passed. Honestly if my divorce from the Goddess of Love wasn't bad enough, I am still being rejected by the other women of my home.

Because of an incessant need to make me a pawn in his game, my brother, Ares convinces Eros to make a little bet. A wager that puts my lack of love life to the test. Sent to Earth, I'm skeptical, when suddenly I lose myself in the sensual scent and beauty of the full bodied Vanessa. She is my everything, my perfection.

Sadly, from a single caress upon her silky flesh, I sent our lives into a downward spiral of hell. To save her, I must get beyond my demons of the past. And to save me, she will have to decide if I'm worth giving up everything for.

An avid reader since I was a child, I never found a book I disliked. Mostly, you could find me lost in Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, or Ernest Hemingway, and my most favorite, Ancient Greek literature. Taking my love of books, I started writing poetry, short stories, and even helped with screen writes for my drama club.

By the time I was in my teens, my older sister introduced me to my first romance novel, The Hawk and the Dove by Virginia Henley. The moment I fell into the world of love, I was hooked, and my addiction for more grew until I found myself delving deeper into the erotic.

After being convinced that I had the skills to try my hand at writing, I went to work on my first story Down the Yellow Brick Road: Finding Home. And since being published, I've not looked back.

Now, as a busy mom of three, that homeschools, drives to activities, and manages to find time to just cuddle with my husband of ten years, I have to say, I love being naughty when I get the chance. It's freeing and I wouldn't want it any other way!

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7 comments:

  1. I've always love stories with mythology. So I can't wait to read this one.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  2. Thanks for having me today! And Vanessa I do hope you very much enjoy!

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  3. Congrats on the book release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  4. I really enjoy seeing how different authors bend existing mythology and come up with something new and exciting!

    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  5. I really liked the details about the book in the posting. They sounded so interesting. I'm glad that Hep's lameness was kept. It makes him so much more vulnerable. The photo of Hep was a knockout.

    Jess
    strive4bst at yahoo dot com

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  6. He sounds like an amazing character. Great book!!
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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