Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hephaestus by Cree Storm

Hephaestus (MM)Title:Hephaestus
Series:  Twelve Labors, 6
Author:Cree Storm
Publisher:Siren-Bookstrand Inc
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/M
Word Count:41,135
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Hera and Aries have taken over Olympus. The other Gods have one chance to free Zeus and take his rightful place. However, in order to do so the other Gods must be willing to sacrifice their freedom for his. They have only a short time to accomplish this and the stones will lead the way. Twelve keys will release Zeus from Icarus and those keys are each a mate to the chosen ones. Each obstacle is a labor Hercules is all too familiar with.  Can they succeed before their time runs out or are they all doomed?
Finding out his mate is a griffin and blind as well does not stop Hephaestus from pursuing the man. When his mate Timmy discovers that Hera was behind the attack that killed his family and there are more survivors, Hephaestus must go and help save the others and keep Timmy alive while doing it.

I have a new favorite in Cree Storm’s Twelve Labors series.  From the moment you meet Timmy you will fall in love.  He is a shifter and blind, not exactly what you would expect.  Then to learn he is also a mythical griffin and you begin to wonder, just what is Ms. Storm up to.  And then you get to know Timmy and find that he has a good heart with a spine of steel.  He has accepted his limitations and I adore just what he has to teach not only Haphaestus but the reader as well.  And speaking of Haphaetus.  The title character in the sixth installment of this series has issues.  He doesn’t quite see himself as he really is.  His birth       mother has warped his perceptions.  Even though he was raised by a woman who adores him and tried to balance his birth mother’s hatred, he must fight to look beyond whatever imperfections he perceives in order to protect his mate.  I loved that Ms. Storm gave us two male characters with similar flaws but how they address them is so totally different.  Both are strong but in different ways and they must trust in themselves before they can have a future.  I thought Haphaetus was a well written story.  It was full of action and adventure even as it packed an emotional wallop.  I am impatiently awaiting the next installment in this series.

                                      Five Shooting Stars 

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