The slave of demented Gods, Sacha knew only a life of anguish and suffering until she was reborn as a Guardian of the Realms. Gifted with immense strength and rare abilities, she has spent thousands of years battling to protect the four Realms with her Guardian family. Time has allowed her to construct the perfect mask of calm and control so none can see the past shame and immense pain buried in the darkest recesses of her mind. Now, an encounter with a new and powerful enemy has left Sacha the victim of a poison induced coma that all are unable to heal. The last thing anyone imagines waking her is a God with the strength and potential to unravel her entire world.
As the most powerful of the Gods, Hades was awakened from the Creators’ enforced sleep to help the Guardians in their quest to find his heinous brother, Apollo. After a brutal battle with an unknown Goddess leaves him in need of healing he finds himself powerfully drawn into the room of a sleeping seductress. Her soul calls to him relentlessly, but if he surrenders himself to that connection and gives her the strength to heal, life as he knows it will end.
With their worlds unraveling and new threats at every turn will Sacha’s past destroy them? Or will she bring a God to his knees and lead them both into Divine Ecstasy.
Warning: Sexually explicit content, dirty language and Gods behaving badly.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in the Earth Realm as well as Tetartos (Immortal Realm). We are also introduced to the world of Thule, which has been a real mystery until now!
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Hades and Sacha! Sacha spent decades being tortured by demented Gods thousands of years ago. Having perfected the mask of calm and collected has saved her life more than times can count, until now. Being in Hades presence is like being sucked up into a hurricane but using the hurricane’s strength to increase her own. He wants to give her the world but can she let go of the past in order to let him in? Hades was known for his prowess with the ladies before he was locked into his sleeping chamber for thousands of years. But when he comes in contact with his mate, his knowledge gets thrown out the window and he is thrown for a loop when she resists him. Can he find a way to win her heart and her trust or will the dark forces at work get the best of them and their future?
Plot: This novel had such good plot points! Of course there is the romance arc between Sacha and Hades which was different than the other couples in the series due to Hades’ God status. There was also the arc about the world of Thule and the main character from there, Gefn. It was really great to see a glimpse into her world and I’m excited that it will be explained more in the next novel! And last but not least the arc of the bad guys aka the dreaded Tria!!
Writing: This story is told in third person points of view of the Tria aka the bad guys, Hades, Sacha, P aka Hades’ son, and new comer Gefn. I loved not only having Sacha and Hades story but the introduction of the Tria and Gefn!!! This series is written immensely well that even though there are multiple points of views/stories going on, everything works so well with each other that it isn’t overwhelming or confusing to the reader.
Curb Appeal: This cover is slightly different than the other ones in this series because it actually shows a heroine on the cover and I love it!! As for the blurb I was initially surprised the learn that this story was going to be about Sacha but as I read more I was completely enthralled!
Ultimately: I was so freaking excited to learn that Hades was getting his own book and it did not disappoint!! The excitement kept ramping up with each introduction of characters and plot lines! Honestly this series has flourished so well and I’m repeatedly reminded each and every time I read a sentence or paragraph, why I love these characters and their stories so much!! There’s unease, intrigue, captivation, seduction, and just all the right elements that go into making such an amazing story! All in all, if you are in the mood for a fantastic paranormal romance series that keeps getting better with each and every story then come check out Divine Ecstasy!!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.