Blurb: The Gods Made Me. They Own Me. They Rule Me.
Well, they like to think they do.
Almost a year ago I was rejected and banished by Eros the God of Love. Now I've been forced by Eros to live a life of slavery in the mortal world completely forbidden to love anyone but him - unless I want pain, heartbreak and torture to feature heavily in my future.
My hatred for Eros is almost as strong as my desire to escape this life of loneliness, which is looking very unlikely. Until I see him, the auraless mortal, who steals my breath and burns my heart. Now I have to find a way to be with him even if that means losing everything I have and starting a war to end all worlds. Lucky for me this guys willing to kill to give me a life.
I may be forbidden to love but I'm determined to live.
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Acacia has been the third created solely for the unhappy love god Eros, but she holds as much love for him as he does for her. Then she meets her match, her soul mate, Josh, and is risking not just her own (actually limited) existence to his warth. They decide to run away after the school dance, to make it on their own, together, but people are on their heels before the dance is over. When they still try to make a run for it, Josh is seemingly killed in a car crash, and Acacia is taken straight to Hades by two vampires.
Hades imprisons Acacia after telling her that he wants her to make his wife Persephone fall in love with him. However, he doesn't know that Acacia is unable to create a bond strong enough for a god, but she doesn't tell him. Hades is then leaving her in care of his best man, Luca, one of the vampires who just killed her soul mate and abducted her. To everyone's surprise, Luca is a lot more human than imagined, and because he immideately felt attracted to Acacia, he protects her instead of torturing her. But even more surprising is that Acacia seems drawn to him the same way, although she'd just lost Josh.
To get everything more complicated: Hades plans a war against Zeus, but first he wants to make sure Persephone will not leave his side. Acacia is forced to reveal that she can't help Hades, that only Alanna and Eros himself would be able to. At the same time, Alanna, Hercules and a miraculously-not-so-dead-yet Josh - who is in fact a god of Herculean blood (and Alanna's affair that resulted in her being with child was 17 years ago, and her 'partner in crime' was Hercules; although Acacia isn't able to put two and two together just yet) - come to bail her out. It results in Acacia leaving Luca behind and returning with Hercules and Josh while Alanna is Hades's new prisoner.
The dreadful, totally-uncertain-what's-gonna-happen-next end!
If I missed anything of upmost importance, please feel free to add details in the comments. =)