Blood of the Custodians, Book One

Sharonlee Holder

Blurb: It’s been a thousand years since the Fates destroyed Olympus, forcing the gods into exile among the humans. Now, led by Eros, the sons and daughters of the Olympians are preparing for war. They are determined to win their freedom, but the Fates will do anything to keep the status quo. A prophesied weapon—said to be able to destroy the Fates—is sought by both sides. Eros and the resistance want to use it to win their freedom, while the Fates race to find the weapon first and destroy it.

Antara, a hybrid of human and Custodial descent, comes into her ancestral powers as the very Tracker Eros needs to find the weapon. Kidnapped, held hostage and forced to confront the hidden truth about her own heritage, Antara is drawn deeper and deeper into a world she never knew existed. Things would be a lot simpler if she could just hate Eros for bringing her here; if his fate weren’t now bound to her own—and if, despite everything, she didn’t already find herself falling in love with him…

Review: Sharonlee makes her debut with a smash hit featuring a great story that pulls you in from the very beginning. Her characters jump off the page and seem to tell you their story personally. Our female protagonist, Antara, is a take-no-crap caterer who barrels into the life of Ross, our Alpha Male – well, as fast as one can barrel in a piece of crap car that stalls out in the intersection.

Shortly after meeting, Ross figures out that Antara isn’t actually fully human – something of which she is not aware. In trying to protect her, he finds that she doesn’t actually need protection, but rather answers. Fate intervenes and ruins all of Ross’ carefully laid plans, thrusting Ross and Antara into an inescapable alliance.

Sharonlee’s book is full of snappy dialogue, sexy scenes, realistic characters, and setting descriptions that pull you in and lets you experience life along with the characters.