October 16, 2012

BLP #2: Enchantress of Books' Guest Post/Giveaway

at 10/16/2012 12:19:00 AM
I'm glad to be here as part of the "Consummate Reader"'s Blog Launch Party!! Congratulations and best of luck!!!

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite authors and series the "Eternal Guardians" by Elisabeth Naughton.

As unrest in the Underworld threatens, seven warriors descended from the greatest heroes in all of

Ancient Greece may just be mankind’s last hope.

I love these men, I mean books!! The series is enthralling! It has it all and it's perfectly balanced!

Action: 7 badass Argonauts that believe in duty and honor. They are sworn to protect their realm from threats of the Underworld and in turn also protect the humans who are oblivious to what is going on around them.

Great Characters: 

Heroes: The heroes are your typical Alpha warriors. Hot, Sexy, Smart and they all have an issue or two. There are personal and professional obstacles that each must overcome and how they do that is all part of the story.  Some are sarcastic (Titus! Sigh! Cannot wait for his book to get to know him better). Some are distant, keeping others at bay for their own good. While others are downright mean. However, there's a reason, I promise, and when you read the series it all fits into place.

Heroines: The girls are SMART and STRONG. Yes I will say this now, for those that may not know or haven't figured it out from my review: I DO NOT like whiny, weak, pathetic heroines. Give me one that knows her self worth, is intelligent, can hold her own and you have my attention. I understand that the heroines can 'grow' or have potential, but unfortunately, if you end up wanting to smack the sh... ahem, sorry I mean, smack the hell out of your lead female character, then there's a problem. THANK GOODNESS Elisabeth doesn't do that in this series. All the heroines are not only likable but you can relate to each one of them as well. Even the ones that may seem meek or as if they would wither away with a dark stare, have a backbone and let the guys and world have it when it counts.

VillainsYou have your selfish Greek Gods who wish to be the true leader and they will do anything to reach their goal. As with any good story, you have your layers (story arc) and this is true with characters as well. The top layer of Villains, in this case Hades wants to rule the entire world. Then you have your other layers (sub-story arc) Demi-gods and daemons. Each have their own plans to rule the world and outsmart each other and defeat the Argonauts.

World Building: Elisabeth has created this magnificent world filled with Greek mythology with a new twist. A breath of fresh air in the genre of PNR. For those that love/enjoy Greek mythology you will definitely enjoy the series and it keeps true to it. If you're not familiar with Greek mythology, Elisabeth does a fantastic job telling you the stories without it being boring or giving you a flash back to your history class.

Romance: The Argonauts were cursed by Hera, Queen of the Greek Gods as punishment to her unfaithful husband Zeus. A curse of "True Soulmates". Each of the Argonauts have one, they just don't know who they are. To make things more interesting, its not just a matter of having a Soulmate, but the fact that they are considered to be the Argonauts' weakness and their total opposites. So, needless to say, they aren't out there searching for their one true love. On the contrary, they all "seem" fine to be without their other half, as I mentioned before, they are honor and duty bound. However, when boy meets girl - watch out!!

Can you tell that I absolutely LOVE this series?   Head on over to Viviana, Enchantress of Books for the complete post.

Author Bio: 

I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn't have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn't exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.

Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn't actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.

To read her full bio, please visit her website.

You can also find Elisabeth at GoodreadsFacebook Page, and you can follow her on Twitter! Oh, the guys have their own Facebook Page, Eternal Guardians.

Have you read the series? What did you think? What is it about the Argonauts that have us coming back for more? Can't wait to hear your thoughts!!

Now for the fun and goodies!! This is a party after all!! I was going to give a way "Marked" book #1 in the series, but it turns out its "FREE" on SmashwordsiBooks, Amazon, Kobo. Instead, I'm giving away "Eternal Guardian" SWAG (Character Cards, 1 bk marker, 1 temporary tattoo) and 1 copy of "Tempted" (paperback) book #3. Fill out the Rafflecopter below!!

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Viviana Izzo on October 16, 2012 at 4:37 AM said...

Congratulations on the new blog!! Thanks for including me in the party!!! Hope everyone enjoys the post!!! See you!!! :)

Elizabeth H. on October 16, 2012 at 4:47 AM said...

Love your blog! Thanks for hosting! I love this series because the story is different from most PNR I've read. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for the opportunity to showcase new your blog!

Linda on October 16, 2012 at 4:50 AM said...

I´ve got this on my TBR list, and can´t wait to start reading =) Thanks for the giveaway *keeping my fingers crossed this is international*

best wishes, Linda

lisa roberts on October 16, 2012 at 4:50 AM said...


Traci Horton on October 16, 2012 at 7:08 AM said...

I have to start this series!

Marci Stamas said...

I honestly have not found a better series than Eternal Guardians. The excitement is extremely intense, you fall for the men and women and can't get enough of them. This is a 10 star read, out of 5!!!

Gossupgurl29 on October 16, 2012 at 8:56 AM said...

I love this series!

Vicki Wilson on October 16, 2012 at 9:35 AM said...

Sounds like a great series to try!

Megan White on October 16, 2012 at 9:48 AM said...

I love this series! I just introduced my sister to the hotties of the Eternal Guardians.

Wkonsunshine on October 16, 2012 at 2:31 PM said...

This is one of my most favorite series! Imaginative and Emotional! Gotta get me some swag!

Redheaded Bookworm on October 16, 2012 at 2:52 PM said...

I haven't read it, but it is on my TBR list. Thanks so much!

Victoria on October 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM said...

I've only read Marked but loved it. All the others appear just as good. I loved Scarlett too. Thank you.


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