As the son of Hades and a Guardian of the Realms, Pothos has been gifted with immense power to protect the inhabitants of the four Realms of Earth. When the evil God Apollo is stolen and the Guardians are forced to wake Hades from his sleeping confinement, P is faced with a long held dangerous secret; that he was born of two worlds. Learning that his mother was a Priestess from the unknown world of Thule, Hades also confesses that P has been kept hidden from all who dwell there as his very life is in danger the moment their Gods learn of his existence. As P struggles to make sense of the life he has lived and what this means for his future he finds himself forcibly pulled into Thule by an unstoppable divine force. Bracing for attack, he instead finds himself faced with a threat of a different sort, a beautiful golden Goddess who calls to the very depths of his soul.
Gefn is a Goddess of Thule, dedicated to the preservation of her world. A world constantly faced with wildly shifting energy left behind in the wake of warring Gods. Haunted after witnessing the brutal murders of her closest friends, her Priestesses, she has lived a life of relative loneliness but for her few remaining siblings and her pair of giant, magical lynx gifted to her at birth. They are Guardians of Thule and her most trusted companions. When they lead her to a hidden garden outside her missing sister’s palace she is shocked to find a winged male who calls to her most primal desires, unleashing her power in a way that sweeps her into a passion she’s never known. His sudden disappearance leads her and her brothers into a tense and deadly standoff in another world.
As both worlds collide will Pothos and Gefn’s unique mating end in his death? Or will the strength of their love help them survive a storm of ecstasy as they uncover more secrets that could save them all?
Warning: Gods gone crazy, bad language, dirty talk, and explicit scenes meant for mature audiences.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in the Tetartos realm, Earth, and the world of Thule.
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Pothos and Gefn. Pothos is the son of Hades and has been blessed with a terrible and wonderful gift. The ability to enthrall others can help immensely during battles but controlling the power around his family is harder than anyone can imagine. Keeping himself apart from his loved ones is the only way Pothos knows how to protect everyone. So imagining himself with a mate was never in the cards until he was pulled into the other world of Thule and met the beautiful Goddess, Gefn. As a Goddess of Thule there are no such things as fated mates and after her priestess are brutally murdered in front of her, she has closed herself off in hopes of not being hurt again. The whirlwind meeting of Pothos is amazing and terrifying all at the same time. But with elation comes suspicion, on both sides. Can Pothos, a son of a God, who is born of the two worlds find happiness with the Goddess Gefn? Or with her will her brothers and world prevent them from having a happily ever after?
Plot: I love that there was a good amount of information about Thule and the big darkness that is coming the guardian’s way. The romance between Pothos and Gefn was a big part of the story but understanding Thule and what went on in that world is the other main part of the novel!
Writing: This story was told in third person points of view of Pothos, Gefn, Hades, and Sirena. I loved this great mix of views because having Sirena’s point of view set up the story for the next novel! And I have been waiting nine novels to have Sirena’s story!!
Curb Appeal: I love the cover although I would have loved to see Gefn’s big beautiful cats featured as well. It’s nice to have both Gefn and Pothos represented on the cover when normally it’s just the hero who is featured. The blurb gives such good background on the characters but leaves out so much! This novel really answers a lot of questions about the world of Thule and their inhabitants.
Ultimately: I love this series so much and this novel didn’t disappoint! I’m so, so excited for Sirena’s story and very much anticipating more information on the big darkness. All in all, if you are in the mood for a smoking hot couple that isn’t about to let anyone tell them what they can and cannot do, then come check out Storm of 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.