Review Tour – BLOOD OF ZEUS by Angel Payne and Meredith Wild

Blood of Zeus by #1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild and USA Today bestselling author Angel Payne

Series: Blood of Zeus, book #1
Genre: contemporary romance


An ancient grudge. A forbidden love.

The only thing worse than being a demon is being a Valari. As an undergraduate at Los Angeles’s Alameda University, Kara Valari can sometimes succeed at forgetting she’s both. Lost between the pages of the classics and tucked into the shadows of lecture halls, she can dodge the paparazzi’s lenses as well as her family’s publicized dramas—not to mention their private expectations. She has one more year to feed her true passions. Then she’ll be expected to fulfill a much darker destiny.

Cursed with inexplicable strength and godlike stature, literature professor Maximus Kane knows all about darkness. Every day he’s reminded of the missteps of his childhood and the devastating consequences they’ve had on those dearest to him. To atone, Maximus spends his nights alone and his days submerged in the quiet life of academia. His existence has become a study in control, and he’s become a master at it—until Kara Valari walks into his toughest course.

Viscerally, Kara’s everything he craves. Logically, she’s everything he rejects. She’s a starlet of privilege. She’s also a student. And after one touch, he can’t deny that she’s awakened something in him that may never go dormant. Nothing about her makes sense, but everything about her feels right. Especially in the deepest strands of his DNA, which are still shadows of mystery to him—a mystery Kara seems determined to uncover.

She’s Hollywood royalty. She’s forbidden fruit. And he’s pretty sure she could be the answer to everything.


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I can still feel my heart beating so fast whenever I think about this book!

Maximus and Kara’s chemistry almost burnt off my kindle because these two are just on some another level with their come hither eyes.

There’s demons, mythologies and a connection that can only be mystical.

Even though his book is PNR, Max and Kara were written is such a humanized way that I caught myself forgetting what they truly are at times. This book had a very different feel to it and I just know we haven’t seen anything yet. Kara and Max have such a long way to go with their respective lineages and the paths the are meant for.

The starting was a bit slow for me but I’m mad excited to see what’s going to happen in the next books and what’s in store for these two. This story is such an exciting and addictive world, I can’t get enough.

4 Stars!


Heart of Fire (Blood of Zeus, book #2)
Releases December 22, 2020

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About Meredith Wild

Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.

In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 23 languages.

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About Angel Payne

USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne loves to focus on high-heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the action-packed Bolt Saga and Honor Bound series, Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the intertwined Cimarron and Temptation Court series, the Suited for Sin series, and the Lords of Sin historicals, as well as several standalone titles.

Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include whisky tasting, shoe shopping, and travel.

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One thought on “Review Tour – BLOOD OF ZEUS by Angel Payne and Meredith Wild

  1. Angel Payne

    Sonal: We’re thrilled you loved the read! THANK YOU for taking the time to give such a thoughtful and lovely review. We really appreciate it!

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