May 17, 2012

Touch of the Gods: The Wager by DX Luc

Touch of the Gods.
Have You Been Touched?
Love and war are usually opposing forces. So, what happens if they make a bet? Everyone has someone, right? But is everything really fair in love and war? Heph isn’t the perfect guy, at least not where he lives and being a divorced bachelor is the worst. Pressured by his brother and nephew to find a mate, he moves to a new place, determined find ‘The One’.
He finds her living next door and when they meet? They nearly go at it on the front lawn. Heph knows he has to do this the right way, but he just can't keep his hands off of the curvy, full-bodied Vanessa. Once he touches her, it sets a catastrophe into motion, and he may lose the first woman who could ever love him.
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Tell us about the main character in your current book. What is he like?
Hephaestus, the god of inventors, blacksmiths, and volcanoes. Sounds great right? To be immortal and all powerful. Well, for this guy, he's hated by all the other gods, divorced from  Aphrodite. He's lame and unloved making his self esteem not the greatest. But he's loyal to his family, and has a bit of hope that his day for happiness will come.
If your main character was here today, what would he say is his strongest point?
The strongest point for Heph would be the fact that he's an excellent handy man. He can fix anything and everything.
Does he think he has a weakness? (If so, what does he think it is? What does his lover think it is? What does his enemy think it is?)
Being the everyday punching bag, his self esteem is the weakness Hephaestus lives with. Because of the accident he suffered as a baby, he has a limp. For a god, any imperfection makes one unworthy. So, he suffers with image problems and is pretty anti-social.
What drives your hero to do the things he does? What makes him want to be the "good guy?"
Hephaestus is a loving spirit. He works hard to please his customers and those he loves. Never the type to do things half way, the way Heph lives is by giving 100%.
What's your main character's favorite guilty pleasure?
Listening to rap music and singing it as loud as possible.
If you didn't know how old you were how old would you be?
Physically Hephaestus would look to be in his twenties. But in actuality he's close to the age when man first came to be.
A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
How To Embarrass Your Older Brother.
If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
Hawaii. Hephaestus is the god of volcanoes. He'd see that they stayed inactive.
What song would best describe your life?
The Way I Am by Eminem
If you were a tool, what would people use you to do?
Hammer in things. Heph loves his hammer.
Picture yourself as a store. Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold there?
Every tool and power tool known to man.
As a child, what was your favorite thing about school?
Heph lived among humans after being cast from Olympus. His favorite class was in the blacksmith forges.
Tell us an embarrassing story that has to do with a pet. If you have no pets, a story about a significant other will do. ^_^
Hephaestus once owned a pig. He later learned that the pig was in fact his former neighbor who had been cursed by his older brother Ares. Sadly that pig had been sold for more tools and the neighbor's wife wasn't too thrilled with him.
If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
Watch out for the Prince Albert. It vibrates.
Please Fill in the Blanks (as the character)
I love pizza with a bottle of tequila.
I'm always ready for the next shoe to drop.
When I'm alone, I long to be accepted.
You'd never be able to tell, but I'm a really big teddy bear.
If I had a halo it would be melted after working in the forge.
If I could fly I'd never have fallen from Olympus in the first place.
I can never like my brother Ares because he's a douche bag.
Other books by D. X. Luc
Down the Yellow Brick Road: Finding Homesickness -- New Concepts Publishing
A Zombie Hunter's Holiday -- New Concepts Publishing
About D. X. Luc
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 romance novel, The Hawk and the Dove by Virginia Henley. The moment I fell into the world of love, I was hooked, and my addiction grew until I found myself delving deeper into the erotic. After being convinced that I had the skills to try my hand at writing, I went to work on my first story Down the Yellow Brick Road: Finding Home. And since being published, I've not looked back.
Now, as a busy mom who homeschools, drives to activities, and manages to find time to just cuddle with my husband of ten years, I have to say, I love being naughty when I get the chance. It's freeing and I wouldn't want it any other way!
Books Coming Soon
Just had a new release Touch of the Gods: The Wager on Amazon
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  1. DX, thanks for being here today!

  2. I love books based on mythology. I'm adding this to my TBR list.

  3. Thanks for stopping by Allie. I'm a mythology fan too. Kevin Sorbo anyone? ^_^

  4. Thanks so much for having me!! And thanks Allie! It was so much fun writing it. Kevin Sorbo for the win!

  5. LOL. KS4TW! ^_^ That's a good battle cry. LOL

  6. Congrats fellow god lover!

  7. Thanks so much Rosanna. What isn't sexier than a hunky immortal god? Mmmm.


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