Friday, May 4, 2012

Shafted (Bandit Creek) by Kymber Morgan

Is her love real or just a myth?

Returning to her summertime home of Bandit Creek, Callie Jamison discovers there’s a lot more involved to her grandmother’s legacy than a few cabins and some land, including a curse. The last thing she needs now is to fall in love.

Anteros, dark twin of Eros is responsible for avenging unrequited love, a job that’s been a lot harder since his brother succumbed to ambro-fever and has been running amok shooting all the wrong people – including Anteros.

The clock is ticking, not only on his immortality and Callie’s free will, but their hearts as well. Soon they’ll each have to decide if the overwhelming attraction they feel is the real deal or if they’ve simply been ‘Shafted’ and it’s all a cruel illusion.

Reviewer: Dolce Amore
In a world where Gods are real, anything could happen.

This is what Callie Jamison discovered when she rescued a man. Although she had a curse that should prevent her from falling in love, she did; and not with an ordinary man, but with a god. One who's mother and brother will do anything to save him and his sanity.

Anteros, as the God of Requited Love, was saving mortals who are suddenly in love against their will with people who would never love them in return. He was the only one able to free Eros’s shooting-spree victims but it meant absorbing their heartache as his own to do it. And just because Eros, his brother, fell to ambro-fever, an irreversible condition many gods developed after an overload of what they personified. And that made him periodically run amok, so drunk on love he couldn’t see, let alone shoot straight, willy-nilly nailing any poor sucker who got in his path.

However, all the heartaches was bringing him closer to the ambro-fever and that could be dangerous, so her mother decided to do whatever it takes to save him. Although that means making Eros, his wife Psyche, Charon, and a few other Gods help her fix the problem… and starts by making Eros shoot him.

I like how Ms. Kymber Morgan describes the scene when Anteros remembers what happened to him:
Anteros couldn’t decide which was worse, the burning in his heart from the arrow’s path, the hole in it from the enormity of his family’s betrayal, or the fact he would never know a moment’s freedom from the monstrous ice encased mortal currently hopping from one foot to the other screeching like a banshee as she hovered over him.
And I couldn't stop laughing when Callie asks him his name, after she saw him in the snow and he is horrified at how she's looking at him; these are his thoughts:
Hello, I’m a pissed off god who’s been shot with the equivalent of a super love potion slash aphrodisiac by ‘Stupid Cupid’ and you, you lucky thing, are now the target of my every superhuman desire. Something, by the way, that will build in potency to a point I’ll no longer be able to resist and will very likely jump all over you. Which really isn’t working for me because the second I do, the arrow’s magic will pierce you too - lovely little golden bugger that it is – and you’ll fall for me against your will. In turn, my immortality goes up in smoke and I’ll die the second you do.

Oh and since you asked, my name is Anteros, God of Love Returned, Dread Avenger of Unrequited Love, brother of Eros and son of Aphrodite and Ares. Let’s have sex right now. How do you like me so far?
We have a lot of twists, like: she is the last descendent of Hyppolya, the queen of the Amazons, fake arrows, and a lot of other things.

Like I said, the story is interesting, the characters are pretty well developed, although I believe the writer could have added a little more reality and veracity, especially at the end; the last chapter was written in hurry, and the characters seemed fake, superficial. So I’m giving it 4 stars.

Publisher: Amazon Kindle
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


Em said...

Great blog post, sounds like a fascinating read.

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