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The Wager (Touch of the Gods)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  16 reviews
When love and war make a little wager, what could possibly go wrong?

I am Hephaestus. God of inventions, blacksmiths, and volcanoes. Sounds like I'm awesome right? Well, I'm not. In fact, I'm the loser of Olympus and a new bachelor to boot. Living the single life had been great until a decade past and if my divorce from the Goddess of Love wasn't bad enough, I was still bei
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published May 4th 2012 by Sinful Restraints Publishing
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God of the volcanoes, Hephaestus, gets a taste of freedom once his divorce to Aphrodite, goddess of love is final, but is unsure how to move forward. He's anti-social, lacks confidence and has been insecure about his bum leg since birth. He's been single for ten long years and bachelorhood has become lonely and lacks luster. In an attempt to lift Hephaestus' spirits, his brother makes a bet that he can find true love in the mortal realm, but Earth poses a danger if the rules aren't obeyed. He me ...more
Jennifer Lynne
Aug 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been keen to sample D X Luc’s TOUCH OF THE GODS series and see how another author tackles a similar world to the one I’ve created in my own GODS OF LOVE series about the ancient Greek gods of desire in a modern-day setting.

I decided to read THE WAGER on my recent honeymoon, given its erotic promise :) Boy, am I glad I did! This was a fascinating read for me, not least because the story developed quite differently to the ones I’ve written and I really enjoyed seeing how different authors can
Touch of the Gods: Book 1 The Wager (ebook)
by D. X. Luc

When love and war makes a little wager, what could possibly go wrong? I am Hephaestus. God of inventions, blacksmiths, and volcanoes. Sounds like I'm awesome right? Well, I'm not. In fact, I'm the loser of Olympus and a new bachelor to boot. Living the single life is great until a decade passed. Honestly if my divorce from the Goddess of Love wasn't bad enough, I am still being rejected by the
Loves To Dive
Sep 09, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

It’s not easy to live in the world of Greek Gods and Goddesses, especially if your body is less than perfect and your mother hated you so much she cast you out. Hephaestus, God of inventions, blacksmiths and volcanoes can attest to this fact since this is his life. After several millennia of marriage, he is newly divorced from Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, who according to him was “the vainest, most aggravating woman to ever grace Olympus.” He is content to live his life working in his fo
Fiona Druce
Jul 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Myth-fans
Recommended to Fiona by: DX Luc
Touch of the Gods was an erotic but sweet book about overcoming both yourself and others for the sake of love. It starts out with Hephaestus and the well-known disgust his Olympian family has for him, most especially his wife, Aphrodite. The scene is set in a bar, where Heph is quietly celebrating his divorce from the Goddess of Priss and Vanity- er- I mean Love and Beauty- when the son of the lady in question, Eros (a truly great friend to Heph), reveals that he made a wager in defense of some ...more
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
What a fun, sexy little romp of read this one turned out to be. Since erotic novels seem to not be my cup of tea lately I was surprised by how much I enjoyed The Wager by D.X. Luc and I'm really pleased to have been a part of the book tour for it.

I think what I loved most in the book was the fact that the characters in The Wager actually had a fair amount of substance and there was more to the book itself than the sex. I don't know about you but I love when the characters in the erotica I read h
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me through a contest I believe. Guess what it had me entangled within the first chapter! I was slightly unsure since I never really read much amounts of romance and erotica, but the drama and comedy was a great addition to the modern day tale of Greek mythology. You end up finding yourself in "need" of some of the "love" that the main Character Vanessa seems to bare.Go with Vanessa and her unbelievable journey of her normal life, to having "deep" feelings for Gods. Intrigu ...more
Jun 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic-romance, pnr
The tangled web of mess the Gods can weave. Wow. D. X. takes on these Gods and makes them feel human. I could relate to them. I know, it's hard to believe. They are Gods. But I did and it's all in the way D. X. weaves her story. Her writing is gripping and engaging and tugs at you when you are not reading. D. X. writes in a way that is rich and velvety smooth. Some of my favorites parts are those in which the Heroine has to work and fight against a God that is up to no good, well war actually. I ...more
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One minute I was on Mt Olympus watching Hephaestus cut ties with his philandering wife and the next we were in a bar making bets and then on earth with the heroine, her flaky sister and her best friend and co-worker. The fast changes accompanied by the information overload made my head spin.

Still, Touch of the Gods was filled with humor, my favorite, had characters that weren't just likeable they were relatable and had sex so hot it'll make your panties st
Beth Wright
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-read
18+read.The one God of Olympus who everyone laughed about finds his soul mate on Earth. She ends up with a curse (the touch of a god) then gets tormented by his evil brother (the God of War), soon after finds love with her destined love (but then he has to return to Olympus), poor thing dies to try to be with him (which ends her up in Hell to go through three trials in 100 days). There is much, much more I have not mentioned ;) You must read to find it all out.0.o Talk about bad luck, but in the ...more
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This story was so enjoyable I had a hard time putting it down, and even when I did wrestle it from my own hands so I could get to sleep, I found myself thinking about it afterward wondering what was going to happen next. The hero is so believable in his human form, three dimensional and full of life, and the heroine is a real woman who was so easy to relate to. The extras were also well developed and I really felt like I was actually hanging out with a group of friends while I was reading it. Pl ...more
May 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Just finished "Touch of the GODS" . .. .. and I loved it. The characters were well developed and the story line was great. I wanted to know more about Willa and Calvin's story . . mmmm. Thanks for telling such a wonderful story. . . CONGRATS!!!!" ...more
Gayl Taylor
Nov 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Very erotic with lots of sex, humor, and romance.
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance fans
Couldn't put this one down! I loved the new take on the god's espeacially Hephaestas and Eros! I loved the characters of Hephaestas and Vanessa, I also loved Eros and Psyche. I can see this maybe leading into a book on Eros's twin as this book ended with a bet being made involving him. We seen a little of Eros's twin in the book and I quite liked him so I think it would be fun to have a book on him, espeacially if it gives us an update on how Heph and Nessa are doing! I love that the god of war ...more
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OH my GODS! This was such a good book! I didnt put it down untill i was finished! There were so many twists and bits that really made you laugh! LOVED IT! I got my mum to read it and at first she was reluctant but once she got into it, every few minutes she would say "Oh my god" and we would giggle like little school girls!!! Wonderful wonderful book =D

I have re read this amazing book and it was just as good as the first time! I really enjoyed it the second time because i kinda remember
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An avid reader since I was a child, I never found a book I disliked. Mostly, you could find me lost in Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, or Ernest Hemingway, and my most favorite, Ancient Greek literature. Taking my love of books, I started writing poetry, short stories, and even helped with screen writes for my drama club.

By the time I was in my teens, my older sister introduced me to my first romanc

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