Friday, August 25, 2023

Please Welcome Dana Claire as She Tells Us About Her Fantasy Romance, War of the Sea, Olympian Wars, Book One

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Olympian Wars
Book One
by Dana Claire

Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Chamberlain Publishing House
ISBN: 9798987263563
Number of pages: 270
Word Count: 80,000
Cover Artist: Brush Media Group

Tagline: A bargain. A brigand. A battle for the sea.

Book Description:

His powers could save the ocean. Her vendetta could sink a kingdom.

Captain Elouise Farrington, the youngest pirate on the Caviar Sea, seeks revenge on her father’s killer. But when her oddly hypnotic foe proposes a pact to kill the Siren Queen and end the War of the Sea’s bloodshed, she must make a choice. Put aside her long-brewing retribution or act the underhanded pirate and use the alliance to claim the life of the man who destroyed her family?

Captain Rylander Bordeaux, the revered royal navy captain of the Isle of Cava, has one mission—kill the Siren Queen and end the War of the Sea. The ocean is the only place Rylander calls home, but to bring peace to his beloved waves, he must defeat his past so he can reshape the future. His greatest hope is Captain Elouise, who calls to him like no siren song ever has. Too bad she’s almost as bloodthirsty as the fanged heart-eaters themselves. She promises to lend her all-female crew to his war on the sirens, but can he trust a brigand—especially one who wants him dead—to uphold her end of the bargain? Or will she be his undoing?



Our mouths met once again, hungry and desperate, as I lifted her into my arms. Her chemise rose and bunched in between us. My palms cupped her exposed thighs, urging them to encircle my waist. I walked us backward to the bed, never breaking our kiss, and slowly lowered her down, careful to bear my weight against my forearm. I savored the softness of her lips, the warmth of her breath mingling with mine, as her fingers wove into my hair. Pleasure and pain radiated through my scalp as she pulled the ends with her iron grip, her moans urging me on. With my free hand, I explored her, tracing the lines of her neck, the softness of her breasts. Her body arched in response, a silent plea for more.

I continued my journey, my hand tracing the curve of her hip, slipping beneath her knee, and wrapping her leg around me once more. The connection between us grew stronger, an unspoken understanding that we were meant to be entwined, a meeting of souls. And then, with a surge of anticipation, I pressed into her, feeling her heat and the electric pulse of our bodies against one another.

She pulled back, her eyes locking onto mine, reflecting a hunger and longing that mirrored my own. A mischievous smile played upon her lips as her fingers toyed with the button on my trousers. But before she undid it, I heard a noise. Footsteps.

“It’s probably a good idea to tell you both I’m in the room.” Smitter’s voice sounded somewhere behind me, way too close to the bed, to us.

I jumped backward, lost my balance, and stumbled to the floor. My rear landed hard. Lou swathed herself in a wad of sheets.

“I had hoped you’d come up for air, but there’s really no good way to interrupt.” He waved in between us.

“I’m going to kill you,” I growled from the floor. Out of all the times my uncle had popped in and out of a room, this had to be the most invasive and humiliating.

“Why would you …? I can’t— Don’t you ever do that again,” Lou shouted, horrified. Her hands balled around the sheets. Flushed like a sunburned noble, she volleyed her gaze between me, half clothed on the floor, and Smitter. Her knotted hair stuck up on top of her head.

“Yes, I realize it’s not great timing, but the two of you need your rest. We drop anchor tomorrow on the perimeter of Anthemusa. The men have already been moved to the soundproof rooms. And we need to strategize how you’ll slay the Siren Queen, now that our first plan is no longer viable.” Smitter’s concerned brown eyes found mine. “Also, your aunt said this isn’t the right time for”—he swirled a finger in our general direction—“this.”

Lou’s brows contorted. “What? Who is your aunt?” She gaped at me.

I waved Lou off. Aunt Artemis, the goddess of childbirth, would know when Lou should abstain, but I wasn’t about to have that conversation. I bent my knees, resting my elbows on my thighs, and rubbed my temples. My family had truly outdone themselves. Not a single boundary nor a clue as to how their incessant involvement could be a nuisance.

What is it about this book that makes it special?

War of the Sea: Where Greek Mythology Meets Pirates, High-Sea Adventures, and Apocalypse

It's not every day you come across a novel that manages to weave together some of the most intriguing themes known to literary enthusiasts: Greek mythology, pirates, high-sea adventures, and the impending drama of the end of the world. Yet, when I sat down at my computer, I just knew "War of the Sea" would have all the elements. It felt as though the universe had called, moved through my fingertips across the keyboard and answered my own reading wishes.

Greek Mythology: An Ancient Fascination

Ever since my early days, Greek mythology has been a passion. Tales of Gods and Goddesses, of heroes and their epic quests, the interplay between mortal ambition and divine interference; they were stories that not only entertained but made me ponder the intricacies of human nature, destiny, and the wider cosmos.

"War of the Sea" pays homage to this fascination. By integrating these myths into its narrative, the story does not just bring gods to life; it revives their sentiments, dilemmas, and their unpredictable interactions with humanity. The Siren Queen’s tempestuous nature is not just a background detail here, but a central force driving the story forward.

Pirates: The Anti-Heroes We Secretly Adore

Pirates, with their rebellious nature, fierce independence, and thirst for treasure, have been romanticized in literature for centuries. Their code, or lack thereof, challenges our understanding of morality, freedom, and the very essence of adventure. "War of the Sea" does not simply use pirates as secondary characters or mere plot devices. Here, they are pivotal, holding their ground against mythical creatures and divine entities, forging alliances with the gods, and sometimes even being the voice of reason.

High-Sea Adventures: A Voyage Beyond The Horizon

The allure of the vast, unpredictable ocean has always been irresistible. The sea is both a siren, promising unseen wonders, and a beast, threatening to engulf everything. "War of the Sea" captures this dual essence. As characters set sail, readers are taken on a mesmerizing journey, from battling sea monsters and navigating through the pirate filled waters, to discovering the Ivory castle where their enemy lay in wait.

Each wave in the story is a crescendo, leading to heart-thumping moments where man, woman, and God clash, negotiate, and sometimes even find common ground. This novel understands that high-sea adventures are not just about battles and treasures but the transformational journey of its people.

End-of-the-World Drama: The Ultimate Stake

What do you get when you combine vengeful gods, audacious pirates, and the unpredictable nature of the seas? An end-of-the-world scenario that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The apocalypse, as painted in "War of the Sea," isn’t just an event—it’s an evolving situation that tests, teases, and transforms every character involved.

This looming sea apocalypse adds a layer of tension that's palpable. Every decision, every alliance, every betrayal carries the weight of potential world-ending consequences. The beauty of "War of the Sea" lies in its ability to not only present the end of the world as a mere cataclysmic event if the Siren Queen gets her way, but as a complex tapestry of choices, sacrifices, and redemption.

A Symphony of Themes

To say "War of the Sea" combined all my favorite elements into one epic narrative would be an understatement. It's more than just a melting pot of themes; it’s a carefully orchestrated symphony. Greek mythology provides the depth, pirates add charisma, high-sea adventures infuse adrenaline, and the apocalyptic drama offers gravitas.

Each page turned reveals a deeper intertwining of these themes, reminding us of the seamless nature of stories and how, when told with passion and precision, even the most diverse elements can come together in harmony.

In conclusion, "War of the Sea" is not just another book I wrote; it's an experience, an odyssey in its own right. For lovers of Greek mythology, fans of pirate tales, high-sea adventure enthusiasts, enemies-to-lovers romance and those who appreciate the dramatic tension of an impending apocalypse, this book is a must-read. "War of the Sea" holds a special place on my bookshelf and in my heart and I hope it will in your heart, too.

About the Author:

DANA CLAIRE is an award-winning author whose stories explore identity, fate, and destiny in the crossroads of romance and adventure. 

Her love of romantic tension and the supernatural effortlessly translates into spine-tingling action and unforgettable characters. 

She lives in Los Angeles, CA with her adoring husband living her dreams: writing books, telling stories, and changing the world, one reader at a time. 

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