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The Black Tide
The Black Tide
Cloud Door
Fate in the Sun
Chasing Taz
Silver Reaper
The Starman's Arrival
Ashes Reborn
Beta’s Mark
Secrets at Wongan Creek
Freeman's Choice
Blood Chance
The Years of Voyage
Just a Dinosaur
Necessary Alpha
Fighting Mac
Exclusive
Taken by the Desert Sheikh
Alien Resistance
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Darklight On ... Juanita Kees

Today's Darklight On is ... Juanita Kees,

Welcome, Juanita




Hello, DarkSiders, and welcome.

After writing and releasing my rural romantic suspense, Under Cover of Dark, way back in 2014, my mind searched for something lighter, a challenge of a different kind, the opposite of the angst and trauma I’d submitted my characters to in that story. Not yet having established a brand back then, I decided to have a little fun with the gods and asked myself, “What if?” What if Greek myths revisited the modern world? What havoc would Zeus unleash on the 21st century? 

The idea came to me out of the blue and pushed any other planned work right off my whiteboard. A hero called my name, except he was no ordinary, everyday hero and he wasn’t about to be wrapped up neatly and put into a box. This was a man, with a mind of his own, on a mission. He was Ajax the Great, and he wasn’t going to leave me alone until I’d written his story. So began the journey of Arian and Jax in Finding Paradise.

I had a lot of fun writing this book and took some artistic liberties with the myth. It’s not every day you get to fly a harpy or drink ambrosia with Zeus while he embarks on a Twitter meltdown. I have more planned for this series involving a few of the other gods of myth. Not even Hades will be safe from an HEA.

May this book take you on a different kind of adventure with the same message I have in all my stories – good always triumphs over evil, and true love conquers everything.



Finding Paradise

From the shores of Mykonos to Melbourne Australia, Arian and Ajax find that sometimes in life or death true love is worth fighting for.

Arian Kendrick has always felt she doesn’t quite fit in. On holiday in Mykonos she rescues a little girl from drowning and discovers powers she didn’t know she had. As her long-dormant mystical talents blossom, so does her heart when she meets Ajax, the handsome, mysterious Greek-Melbournian who swears he is destined to be in her life.

After falling on his sword after the Battle of Troy, Ajax the Great is banished to Van Diemen’s Land where he must search for a way to redeem his soul. Two thousand years later, he is given a second chance when Zeus orders him to Mykonos to search out and protect the future Queen of the Faeries, Arianrhod. The last thing he expects is to fall in love.

But every romantic island holiday must come to an end, and the mysteries and fairytales of Mykonos fade into the suburban reality of Melbourne where Arian begins to doubt Greek lore and the magic in her veins.

Can Arian embrace her mythical legacy in time to save her people as Hades threatens to destroy Paradise forever, and will Ajax rise to fight by her side, or is he destined to fall on his sword for eternity?

The quiet suburb of Oakleigh may never be the same again. Not as long as the gods are in town…

What readers are saying

When Jax walked out of the ocean and onto the beach and Arian saw him for the first time, I wanted to flick sand in her face as I elbowed her out of the way. He is the epitome of a Greek God and you brought him to life with fan girl, lust-filled perfection. There is nothing more special to me than to read something that takes my breath away or moves me to tears, so much that I must stop reading and deal with the emotion the words evoked. You did that.” ~ DD Line

Buy Link:  Finding Paradise  

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Thanks. Juanita

5 comments:

  1. I've always been fascinated with Ajax and the whole falling on his sword. Looking forward to reading his HEA.

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    1. I had great fun bringing him back to life and made him work hard to redeem himself :D

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  2. Loved this story. Looking forward to more.

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