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For Love of War

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  117 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Ares, the Greek god of War, has fallen on hard times. Modern technology has left him a proverbial fish out of water, relegated to finding battle of a sort in rough biker bars. When Hermes shows up with an offer from Zeus, king of the gods, Ares thinks he’s finally found a way to regain his past glory.

A godling on Earth has come into his powers, and they’re strong enough to
ebook, 120 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Dreamspinner Press (first published December 14th 2010)
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Ares is brooding ... as the Greek God of War; he feels out of challenge since modern technology has made human forgetting "The Art of War". So when Hermes shows up with an offer from Zeus to kill Aphrodite's demi-god son, Ares thinks it's a perfect opportunity to regain his past glory. But there is more than meets the eye with Dion, the supposed demi-god ... and soon Ares finds himself in the midst of lust, seduction, web of lies, and an interesting fate, woven by the Three Fates themselves.

Very OOC for the most of the characters, but the excuse for that was made somewhere in the middle of the story. Cute and funny and light, don't expect any depth here.

Close family is involved, but all are grown ups.
Cheating is the main theme, but don't fret - we are talking about Greek Gods here and their amorous escapades. Safe to read ;)

Fun, fast-paced story featuring the Gods of Olympus in a modern day setting. Ares, the God of War, is bored with the lack of good fights in modern times. When he gets a chance, or so he thinks at first, to start a war he doesn't pass up on it. He just needs to kill a human for Zeus. But what happens when you give your word and then fall instantly under the spell of your target? If you're Ares you have lots of hot sex, some fighting/action/adventure and a well-deserved HEA compliments of your sca ...more
While reading this, I had a mind to rate it only 1 star. But then I decided to treat it as a joke and it was bearable to finish.

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Jun 18, 2011 Mandi rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-mm
4 stars. This was such a fun read! Loved reading about the antics of the Greek Gods and I adored Dion and Ares together. The writing was great, the sex was smokin' hot, and the plot keeps you interested.

Great for a quick, fun read. :)
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Apr 17, 2013 ARe Cafe rated it really liked it
Shelves: vals-picks
For Love of War by Kiernan Kelly is a high point in this author’s trademark blending of mythological themes with contemporary comedy. This unusual type of fiction requires in-depth knowledge of mythology as well as tremendous skill in both world building and humorous, contemporary dialog to keep the epic and mundane elements in balance where neither undercuts the reality of the other. Plenty of authors invent characters who are vampires and werewolves, but this author is one of the few who write ...more
Feb 25, 2011 Tam rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is the story of the God of War, Ares, who is tasked to kill a supposed half-breed Dion, by Zeus. However he quickly falls for Dion's charms and realizes he's no half-breed, but Zeus' son with Aphrodite and the only reason he wants him killed is because Hera will kick Zeus' ass if she finds out he sired a child. Ares soon realizes not only will Zeus be after them, but he might finally get the chance to have a good old knock out drag down war for a change. However when he's captured
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Apr 03, 2011 Valentina Heart rated it really liked it
If you want to laugh I would point you to this one. Of course I might be the only one who finds insulting Greek gods funny.

It had enough hotness and humor to make it interesting. The plot was one of those -I could see that happening- but in a - I've-read-Sherrilyn Kenyon-and-I-can-just-see-them- sort of way.

I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because for me this was a book I could have fun reading, but not something that made me melt, cry, squirm, or something I'll ultimately remember longer tha
May 27, 2011 Eva rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The way the characters of the gods were portrayed was great. I found both the descriptions and the dialogue engaging and particularly to my liking. Especially the end when the three faiths appear and more or less stole the show and put bad boy Zeus in his place.
All in all a great and entertaining read I'd definitely recommend. My only problem was that it was over too soon and I wanted to read more.
Feb 15, 2011 April rated it really liked it
Most of this book was just plain amusing and all of it was entertaining. Ares and Dion were great characters together and on their own. I liked how they strongly they effected one another in and out of bed, and how they improved one another as well. Click here to read the rest of my review.
Fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon will enjoy this book. Fun but not as good as SK's books.
Jan 29, 2011 Clover rated it really liked it
good book about Greek gods. very funny too.
you read very quickly even with 120 pages.
C.M. Torrens
Mar 14, 2011 C.M. Torrens rated it really liked it
A fun little read. Had me smiling, loved the trembling gods. lol Gotta love the Fates.
Feb 16, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-romance
I really got into this book. I've always had a thing for Ares.
Jan 10, 2011 Liz rated it it was amazing
Total Fantasy fun with Gods, demi-gods, and Mount Olympus.
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“If older women lusting after younger men are called cougars, Ares thought snidely, then that would make Hera a fucking sabertooth tiger, since she’s older than dirt.” 1 likes
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