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War's Passion

(Sons of War #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  248 ratings  ·  75 reviews
After losing her parents in a brutal attack from a monster straight out of her nightmares, Gwendolyn Preston tries to pick up the shattered pieces of her life. Along with her best friend, she moves to a small fishing village on the coast of Maine to find a new life away from the nightmares that haunt her. Just when she believes her life could go back to normal, the ...more
ebook, 167 pages
Published 2013 by Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
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Debra Johnson
War's Passion by Lia Davis
Genres: Book Rejected
1 Star

Quite frankly, I am mystified by all the 4 & 5 star reviews.

Whelp, I know I won't be reading any more of this series.

This book was....
Highly Repetitive.
Jumpy Scenes.....
& filled with a large variety of every type of editing errors.

It seems like the author couldn't decide where they wanted to go with the story, nor how to get there.

There are contradictions and large information gaps.

The romance and action is tenuous. Insubstantial.
I don't really have a lot to say about this one. I love paranormal romance and I have a huge soft spot for ANYTHING about dragons but this missed the mark for me pretty much all the way around.

The mythology could have been interesting but the relationships felt forced and even for a PNR with soul mates and mating bonds things happened so quickly between Gwen and Markus that I didn't find it even slightly believable. Especially considering how Gwen had good reason to be terrified of dragons and
Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sons-of-war

Favorite Lines "All females betrayed their lovers sooner or later.”

“That female was going to kill him before the week was up.” “I don’t understand the things I feel when I’m around you.” There. He said it. Studying her hands in her lap, she sagged into the sofa. “I’m starting to care for you more than I should. It scares me.”

“Yet, in order to keep her it had to be true love. Hell, he didn’t know what that was. Didn’t know if the feeling growing inside him for this female was love or just
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Not all is fair in Love and War. This is a new series by Lia - Sons of War. It is about the sons of Ares, God of War, who were sent to Earth to keep peace - watching over the descendants to prevent more wars. I really enjoyed this story. Sometimes books that are more fantasy are hard for me get started with or follow or I get distracted by the explanations needed at the beginning. But this did not happen with War's Passion. The author balanced the new information I needed to learn to understand ...more
Michelle Leah Olson
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:

War's Passion was my first foray into the lovely imagination of Lia Davis, and what a great place to start. A family of dragon shifters descended rom Ares' dragon a la the legend of the Spartoi, Demi-gods & goddesses descended from Artemis, Aphrodite, Nyx, the Fates & more, a lovely open society world in a quaint seaside town, a surprising twist, an antagonist with tension (also a family member) and some red hot passion.

Trying to
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-finish
Here be Dragons. There is just something fascinating about mythical creatures like unicorns, mermaids, and dragons. They capture our imagination so much that we have stories through out history and span the scope of humanity on different sides of the globe with slight variations on the main theme. Dragons are an integral part of our knowledge base and yet often they are seen as destructive creatures with a penchant for collecting and hoarding gold. And this archetype has served us well but I’m ...more
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Take a ride on the back of a black and blue dragon and fly into War's Passion. You'll see the world as you've never seen it before, dip and spin until your stomach roils and then light gently on a secluded romantic beach.
See my full review at March 4
Denise Van plew
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Since I have read this author before and know she can certainly write paranormal very well I was intrigued that she was now writing a new series-one featuring dragons. I must say dragon shifters are one of my favorite in the paranormal,the passion they contain and to be wrapped fully by one would definitely be divine. I have come to realize also that when as a reader you come to expect certain novels from authors we the reader can probably sometimes get that author stuck in a cast so to speak ...more
Eva Millien
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fated-desires
The first book in the Sons of War series is an intriguing and exciting paranormal romance featuring dragons and the Greek Gods that sends chill down the spine.

Trying to get away from the nightmares that haunt her, Gwendolyn Preston moves to a small fishing village on the coast of Maine with her best friend. But much to her surprise the deliciously dark and handsome Markus Sullivan disrupts her attempt at a normal life. Markus has discovered that the earth-bound descendants of the gods have
Theresa Needham fehse
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
free book for honest review.

The decedents are child and grandchildren of the gods. The dragon shifter men, were the son's or Aries or the god of war. The son's are banished to earth to prevent the decedents from uprising against the gods.

Gwen a decedent, after her life is forever altered, is running from a dragon. Her and her sister have been on the run for years. They find themselves in a new town with a house for a distraction and new project. When the
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So I have read all of Lia Davis’ Ashwood Falls Series and fallen in love with her characters. I can’t get enough so I figured I would try her new series Sons of War. I haven’t really gotten into dragon shifters yet, but I’m so glad I tried this one out. The story was short and sweet. I loved that we get a sneak in to a couple of the other matings that will be coming up as well. I can’t wait for Ash and Ty’s story or for Zavier and Elle’s. I love both pairs.

There was action, smoking chemistry
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Great book on Greek mythology

I absolutely love books that the story deals with mixing Greek mythology and modern together. This book was a surprise, was not sure if the author would pull it off since most of what I have read from her so far was the Ashwood Falls series. If you love Greek mythology, Dragon shifters and magical creatures I would suggest giving this book a read, you won't be disappointed. I do look forward to the other brothers stories and I hope that she keep the momentum
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love this new series, full of sexy dragons! Gwen is a descendent of the God of Love and has spent the last 14yrs running from her parents killer! Markus is one of the brothers of the Gods of War and is asked to protect Gwen. What happens when Gwen finds out what Markus and his brothers are? Can Gwen overcome her fears? Who can they trust and will Markus be able to keep her safe? I love the brothers already and can't wait for each of their stories!! I love all the mythology! Get this book and ...more
Maria Varley
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well what can i say a brand new series from one of my favourite authors. This is a start to a new series about dragon shifters falling in love. The story centers around Gwen and Markus falling in love but in the process we also find out another 2 possible love stories :-) . Brilliant start and i cant wait for more would highly recomend this to any paranormal romance fans
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love this new series from Lia Davis!

We got to see the dragons and learn about their past, but we to watch the development of the bond between Markus and Gwen.

This book had me hooked from the very beginning and I couldn't stop reading because I had to know what happened next.

I am already looking forward to the next book in this series: Ashes of War..
Nicoletta Campanelli
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great story for a great new series by Lia Davis! A new twist on Greek mythology. I enjoyed getting to know the Sullivan brothers and Gwen and Danielle. Looking forward to reading the second installment in this new series.
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shifter
Lia has created a great new series ! ! Love this book..can't wait for book 2 ! !
Kerry Wroe
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
omg I loved this book and anxiously await the next.
Steppy D
Mar 26, 2016 rated it liked it
I’m really into mythology as well mystical fantasy stuff so when I read the description for War’s Passion, I just had to give it a read.

First off I’m not quite sure why the book was named what it was. The book is not about War’s Passion but War’s, Ares’, dragon son and his mate. That threw me off a bit. I feel the title of a book should give me some idea as to what the story is about, which in this case, it didn’t.

Secondly, while I loved how it included lots about Greek mythology and the Gods,
Kimberly Walter
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
War's Passion the first book in a brand new series Sons Of War by Lia Davis. It has dragons, Gods, Goddesses, myths and lots of hot passion. It was fascinating, hot and exciting new paranormal romance that leaves you breathless and anxious for the next one.

Gwendolyn Preston witnessed her parents brutal murder by a dragon that was after her. She moves to the coast of Maine along with her best friend Elle. Gwen has panic attacks and tries to overcome her fear but it isn't easy especially when
Magical Reading Nook of Ahtohallan
I'm quickly learning that my soft shifter spot is dragons. I ADORE dragon shifters. I can't seem to get enough of them, but yet there doesn't seem to be enough books with them as the universe and that makes me a sad cat.

Then this pops up in my inbox as a review option! I was thrilled. I had gotten a taste of Lia from her other shifter series about a year ago I would say. I was worried how she would handle dragons. I am happy to say that Ms. Davis handled her dragon world VERY well.

With a
Heather andrews
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Markus he's the bossman and well that kinda got me going (winks) "Ty grunted and stepped aside. Markus sat behind a large cherry oak desk. Drake was perched across from him with a tablet in his hand. The men swiveled their gazes to her at the same time. Without meaning to, she took a step back. Light blue rippled through Markus's dark irises, making her pulse spike. Damn it. Shed needed to get over her fear. Markus leaned back in his chair. "Leave us." And don't even bother to think about ...more
Melissa Vasquez
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Gwen has a hard time believing not all dragons are bad. Especially after her parents. Getting away and starting over is suppose to help. So Elle, her sister, and her move to costal town in Maine. Gwen is hoping life will be "normal". Until she meets the carpenters that are suppose to help restore their place. Then she gets a shock of her life.

The carpenters are brothers Seth and Ty. Their other brothers are Markus, Drake and Zavier. And they are dragons.

Gwen finds out about her true self when
Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a new series about Ares son's and they are dragon shifters so I think that is pretty cool. Gwen is a demi goddess and has been traumatized by the death of her father at the hands of a dragon.

Now she has dragons protecting her, but she realizes the differences between these brothers and the one that killed her father. Aphrodite's is Gwen's grandmother and ask Marcus to protect her.

Not long after Marcus meets Gwen he realizes he has found his mate but there is a curse put upon them by
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a good read! Now if you think, you are going to get hot scenes every other chapter this is not the book for you. Now it has some but not as much as most shifter stories,

The characters are interesting and the storyline keeps you engaged. I like all that mythical God stuff and it is full of that. Gwen is wimpy at first, but she has been through a great deal, but she gets herself together and turns out to be a woman who knows what she wants. Markus is the leader of the dragons and he is
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Lia's Ashwood Falls series so I thought I would give this one a try. I was not disappointed I loved Markus and Gwen's story t is just what I would have expected from Lia. My only disappointment was when it ended but lucky there are four more brothers to keep those books coming. I can't wait to read Ty and Ash's book next. Congratulations Lia Davis on a remarkable book and keep them coming.
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
I have never read dragon books before ,did not think i would enjoy them but Lia Davis changed my mind. I have read other books by this author and really enjoy them so i decided to give this series a try. This story had me hooked from first page to the last. Very well written,pulled me in with the greek mythology. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I do love me some dragons, although this is a different take on dragons than I am used to. Interesting use of mythology (which I also love). I will definitely be checking out the next book in the series when I comes out.
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
markus is such a tough man until it comes to gwen. can't wait to read his brother's stories!
Jennifer beck
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and cant wait to read the next one!!
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In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle ...more

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