Gods? Greek Gods? Gay Greek Gods? What was I thinking?
I first was exposed to Greek mythology in Mrs. Green’s class
in the fourth grade. Ever since then I’ve been enamored by the stories of Zeus,
Ares, Hera, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hades, and all the Olympians. Still in my
teens when the movie “Clash of the Titans” came to theatres with Harry Hamlin
as the hero Perseus, I was first in line. This love affair with the myths of
old has never dimmed for me. Anything mythic that comes out in film,
television, or books I devour.
The myth of Prometheus always held my attention and
curiosity. Even back in Mrs. Green’s class I struggled with the punishment he
received for enlightening humanity. As a ten-year old boy I found his act,
breaking the laws of the Olympus to gift mankind with fire and knowledge,
noble. His punishment was to be chained to a rock and have his insides eaten
away by vultures only to be healed afterward to be the black birds meal the
next morning—day after day for eternity. His suffering for raising us up I
So, after years of toying with an idea for an urban fantasy
male/male romance series I finally dared to put pen to paper.
In Love Ink, we learn that the myth of Prometheus isn’t
quite accurate. In fact, it was a blatant distortion of the facts, ancient
propaganda. When the god of knowledge was abducted, the other gods retreated
from mankind, leaving humans to their own devices.
Here’s the blurb for – Cupid’s Arrow, the first book in the
series (releases next week):
For Titus Love, matchmaking is much more than a hobby – it was the
family business. Being the grandson of Cupid himself, Titus is obsessed with
restoring his grandfather’s good work and leaves Olympus to secretly work his
magic in Dallas’s hottest new tattoo studio, Love Ink.
Detective Derek Stone
doesn’t believe in love. Betrayed by a former lover, Derek views the
sentimental emotion as a weakness that almost destroyed him vowing never to
give anyone that power over him again.
While investigating a
string of grisly murders, Derek discovers one common thread – all of the
victims were clients of Love Ink and its owner, Titus Love. But when Derek
questions his gorgeous suspect, their passion ignites and Derek discovers that
the world is bigger and darker than he ever knew.
Something evil has come
to Dallas, and only a hard-boiled detective and the new god of love stand in
My love of the gods continues after Mrs. Green’s class, and
with Olympus’s favor, will continue for a long time to come. I’m currently
working on Ares’s grandson’s story. His name is Cole Powers, and assassin of
the gods. Ares’s Sword releases Fall 2012.
GIVEAWAY: I’ll give an ecopy of Cupid’s Arrow to one commenter. What do you love about Greek Mythology?