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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Demigod Complex (Brimstone Inc. #1) by Abigail Owen

Goddesses save her, because Castor has stolen into Lyleia’s heart, and she’s not so sure she can hold out much longer...


Published: February 17th, 2020

When Lyleia Naiad was head-hunted by Brimstone, Inc., for her job as Executive Assistant to a high-powered billionaire demigod, she was given one directive—do NOT fall in love with Castor Dioskouri. Doesn’t matter if he is the son of Zeus and can electrify a room with a single glance. As an ex-nymph, she possesses a unique ability—a gift from the goddesses to protect nymphs from the randy gods—to resist her boss's charms. 

Or so she thought. 

He insists she accompany him to an alpha wolf shifter mating ceremony, an event where the pheromones fly, and so do clothes...and inhibitions. 

Goddesses save her, because Castor has stolen into Lyleia’s heart, and she’s not so sure she can hold out much longer...


Castor stood at the front of the chapel beside Marrok, who appeared as cool as ever while he waited for his bride. Not being a love match, and more of a business deal, that was probably about right. Except they were going to have to go through the mating tonight. Wolf shifters had strange traditions.
Like the exterior, built-in natural stone, the interior of the building was simple, constructed of thick pine logs. Pews carved from matching wood stood in rows with a single aisle down the center, a deep red velvet carpet leading up to the altar and pulpit. Floor to ceiling windows at the front revealed an incredible view of the lake, which glittered under the brilliant light of the full moon.
Marrok suddenly gave a low whistle.
“Did you see Leia before coming here?”
“Was she dressed for the wedding yet?”
“No.” She’d preferred to come to the ceremony without him, a decision that had bothered him more than it should. She’d muttered something about needing to sit near the back. Whatever that meant. Best guess, she was avoiding the werewolf who’d ruined her identity as a nymph. The only thing keeping him from ripping out the bastard’s neck when they’d been introduced ten minutes earlier was not wanting to ruin his friend’s important day. That, and Leia had warned him not to before he’d left the hotel.
Dark laughter lurked in Marrok’s voice. “Let’s just say you’re going to need a very large stick.”
Stick? What the fuck was Marrok talking about? “Why?”
“To beat off the wolves.”
His friend was obviously enjoying the hilarity of the situation but had to be mistaken. Leia was gorgeous, but she didn’t flaunt her beauty, tending to dress on the conservative side. Besides, he doubted she wanted to call attention to herself with Kaios here.
He scanned the crowds filing in at the back of the chapel. “I don’t see her.”
“Navy dress. Her hair is up.”
Navy sounded right. Conservative. The way his nymph liked to dress.
He caught a flash of blue and the top of her golden blond hair piled high on her head. Then the tuxedoed man blocking most of her from view stepped aside. What was Marrok talking about? While she looked incredible to him—his body started to heat up and harden at the sight of her like it always did—he harbored feelings for her. Given the way the other ladies were dressed, he doubted Leia had anything to worry about with the wolves.
The dress was long, draping to the floor, the top gathered over her right shoulder. No cleavage showed. A thin slit at her hip showed a sliver of flat belly. Sexy as all hades. But still covered up compared to the skin on display from the lady wolves. Leia appeared classy in a room full of overdone.
She caught his eye and waved. Her lips, painted bright pink, stretched wide in a smile. Castor caught his breath as his stomach clenched in response. Her smile was for him alone. How he knew, he wasn’t entirely sure. His heart hadn’t tripped over itself like this since he’d met his wife. Only this was different, not stronger exactly, but…different. Hilaera had been familiar, his love tender. With Leia, he was all fire and need and protectiveness. Leia pointed at the back pew, indicating where she intended to sit.
Someone he couldn’t see snagged her attention, though she seemed reluctant to turn away from him, but she did.
Castor inhaled sharply.
The back to the dress was…there was no damn back to the dress. The garment was held in place by a thin strap or two across her shoulders and dipped low to a point above her curvy derriere. Barely above.
“Holy hell.” His body, already charged by the intimate smile she’d graced him with, responded rapidly. He shifted his stance, trying to ease his discomfort. In the meantime, every man around her did a double-take. What was she thinking? Luckily, Kaios was already seated upfront.
Castor gritted his teeth. “I see what you mean.”
Marrok had the temerity to chuckle. “You’re a lucky man.”
“She’s my assistant.”

Yeah. He didn’t believe it either.

About the author: 
Multi-award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, alpha heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of sexy shifters! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, Dr. Seuss quoter, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic. 

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast. 

Abigail also writes award-winning contemporary romance under the name Kadie Scott. 

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Abigail Owen said...

Thank you so much for spotlighting The Demigod Complex. Hope y'all love it!!!

Dale Wilken said...

The book sounds really great.

katieoscarlet said...

I like this cover. Her hair is beautiful and I love the coloring of the cover.

Audrey Stewart said...

I have read the Fire's Edge Series, the Shadowcat Nation Series and the Svatura Series. I love her writing.

lildevilgirl22 said...

The cover is cool looking

Ellie Wright said...

Great cover! I'm looking forward to reading it.

wen budro said...

The book cover is hot. This looks like a great read.

magic5905 said...

Sounds good.

billwinsbig said...

My daughter would enjoy this book.

SB said...

I liked the cover--very pretty

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js22 said...

The book sounds intriguing! Love the cover!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! The cover is beautiful.

Michele S. said...

hope this is book 1 in a series.. Looks so good....

Debra Branigan said...

The cover is attractive and the storyline sounds great. Thank you for the chance to win. Best wishes to the author on the book.

clc408 said...

Sounds like an interesting story.

Abigail Owen said...

Thanks for all the cover love. I love it too! Lol. I hope you'll enjoy the book itself just as much!

In answer to a question I saw, this is the 1st book in the Brimstone Inc. series. That series is also one of 3 series all set in the same world. The other two series are Fire's Edge and Inferno Rising - dragon shifters. :) And all 3 series will have little pop ups and mentions of the others in lots of different ways.

Enjoy and best of luck with the giveaway!!

tetewa said...

New author for me, sounds good!

Robin A said...

I love the cover. It looks great

Yipperbear said...

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freakdujour said...

Very seductive cover

Anonymous said...

The cover art is very seductive looking. Seems fitting for the genre.

yellowlabs said...

The book cover looks steamy. Sounds like a good read!