Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Aphrodite's Tears by Hannah Fielding ~ My Thoughts and a Giveaway!


Aphrodite's Tears

Aphrodite's Tears by Hannah Fielding
Paperback, 624 pages
Expected publication: April 12th 2018 by London Wall Publishing

In Hannah Fielding’s latest novel a young archaeologist who travels to the remote island of Helios to investigate an ancient shipwreck, becomes caught in a web of dark obsession, mystery and seduction.

In ancient Greece, one of the twelve labours of Hercules was to bring back a golden apple from the Garden of Hesperides. To archaeologist Oriel Anderson, joining a team of Greek divers on the island of Helios seems like the golden apple of her dreams.

Yet the dream becomes a nightmare when she meets the devilish owner of the island, Damian Theodorakis. In shocked recognition, she is flooded with the memory of a romantic night in a stranger’s arms, six summers ago. A very different man stands before her now, and Oriel senses that the sardonic Greek autocrat is hell-bent on playing a cat and mouse game with her.

As they cross swords and passions mount, Oriel is aware that malevolent eyes watch her from the shadows. Dark rumours are whispered about the Theodorakis family. What dangers lie in Helios: a bewitching land where ancient rituals are still enacted to appease the gods, young men risk their lives in the treacherous depths of the Ionian Sea, and the volatile earth can erupt at any moment?

Will Oriel find the hidden treasures she seeks? Or will Damian’s tragic past catch up with them, threatening to engulf them both?


My thoughts about Aphrodite's Tears ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"Urgently wanted: experienced archaeologist to supervise licensed subsea exploration around a small, private Ionian island. Candidates to show impeccable academic credentials and experience of underwater archaeology."

Once again, one of Hannah's story has transported me to a glorious, beautiful place. This time I took a trip to the fascinating, historical country of Greece. The story is full of wonderful descriptions and rich with Greek stories and traditions. I truly felt like I was there.

I have always loved Greek mythology. Aphrodite's Tears is full of references to the Greek gods and goddesses and all of the stories surrounding them.

And then there is the chemistry between Oriel and Damian, which was volatile and exciting. They were instantly attracted to each other but they fight their feelings and try to work together, to keep things on a professional level. But it is hard, oh so hard.

Aphrodite's Tears is beautifully written and I felt like I was taking a vacation to an exotic land, while also enjoying the local flavors and customs.

I received a copy of this book from JKS Commications and am voluntarily reviewing it.


About the Author

Hannah Fielding is an incurable romantic. The seeds for her writing career were sown in early childhood, spent in Egypt, when she came to an agreement with her governess Zula: for each fairy story Zula told, Hannah would invent and relate one of her own. Years later – following a degree in French literature, several years of travelling in Europe, falling in love with an Englishman, the arrival of two beautiful children and a career in property development – Hannah decided after so many years of yearning to write that the time was now. Today, she lives the dream: writing full time at her homes in Kent, England, and the South of France, where she dreams up romances overlooking breath-taking views of the Mediterranean.

To date, Hannah has published five novels: Burning Embers, ‘romance like Hollywood used to make’, set in Kenya; the award-winning Echoes of Love, ‘an epic love story that is beautifully told’ set in Italy; and the Andalucian Nights trilogy (Indiscretion, Masquerade and Legacy), set in sultry Spain.

Connect with Hannah

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Thank you to JKS Commications for supplying three print copies of this wonderful book.

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