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Blood of Zeus: Book Two

Book #2 of Blood of Zeus

He’s forged from heaven. She’s promised to hell.

Professor Maximus Kane can no longer deny his passion for his stunning yet mysterious student, Kara Valari. But surrendering to their desires carries more consequences than just violating the Alameda University conduct codes. Kara has defied her destiny. Higher directives have been violated. Now there’s hell to pay.

It’s a crisis for which there seems no solution, until the explosive secrets of Maximus’s bloodline are exposed. Despite all his doubts and fears, Maximus has no choice but to accept help from his enigmatic father, which means coming to terms with his heritage and embracing a bizarre new world of gods and demons. Because somewhere in that world—in the strange and sordid secrets surrounding his past—is the key to protecting Kara’s future. Nothing has ever meant more to him than saving the treasure of her life and the fire of her heart.

While earth’s lower realms seek payback for Kara’s transgressions, Kara finds a new ally in a surprising place: the Valari matriarch herself. Beneath the scrutiny of the world press, Veronica orchestrates a plan to protect her daughter by doing what she does best—shining the spotlight on her. But by her side, Maximus can’t escape the glare of the paparazzi.

Can they buy time and blind their enemies with Kara’s fame? Or will Hollywood’s new “it” couple and their forbidden love incite more vengeance than they’d ever bargained for?
 

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Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. She lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children. She refers to herself as a techie, whiskey appreciator, and sun worshipper. She has been featured on CBS This Morning and the Today Show, and in the New York Times, the Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and the Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in twenty-three languages.

USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne loves to focus on high-heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the action-packed Bolt Saga and Honor Bound series, Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the intertwined Cimarron and Temptation Court series, the Suited for Sin series, and the Lords of Sin historicals, as well as several standalone titles.

 

Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include whisky tasting, shoe shopping, and travel

Secrets from the past come to light. Betrayal and a cliffhanger ending just leave you wanting more.

– Read All About It

Absolute Perfection!!!

– Ashley Lovestoread08

Kara and Maximus' story is one of light and dark, good and evil, and the struggle for love to conquer all.

– Nadine Bookaholic

These ladies really out-did themselves with this book...it's captivating, the words keep you hooked, the characters are exceptional.

– The Guide to Romance Novels

Meredith Wild and Angel Payne completely knocked it out of the park with the second book in this series.

– Book Addict Reviews

I NEED MORE!!!!!

– The Bees Knees Book Blog

Meredith and Angel certainly know how to weave a story full of complexities, ones that kept me thoroughly riveted.

– Reading is our Satisfaction

My heart is pounding while simultaneously breaking.

– Read.Review.Repeat Blog

The mythological factors wrapped into the story makes for a gripping entangled read.

– Carmel's Addictive Nighttime Reads

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