Today we have the release blitz of Paper Fools by Staci Hart! I am so excited about this first in a new series from Staci. Check it out and grab your copy today!
Title: Paper Fools
Author: Staci Hart
Release Day: April 17th
About Paper Fools:
Aphrodite knows love — just don’t ask her to figure out her own mess.
Rather than deal with her sticky love life, she toys with the hearts of unwitting humans. It’s a little game she plays, and the stakes are high. Lucky for her, she’s just found the perfect match.
Lex is everything Dean needs, but he can’t have her.
It doesn’t matter that her eyes speak to a long forgotten part of him, or that her art and poetry touch his shredded heart. She’s off limits — crossing that line would implode his band and everything he’s ever cared about. There’s only one option: stay away from her, no matter the cost. Even if the price is his heart.
Dean is everything Lex wants, but she can’t take the risk.
The second she meets him, she knows her heart is in danger. She’s convinced it’s only attraction that has her hung up on the dark, quiet lead singer, but with every day that passes, she knows it’s more. It’s just that she can’t put her heart on the line. She won’t — love has never been worth the sacrifice.
If only they knew they were just pawns in a much bigger game. And in the game of love, Aphrodite never loses.
*Formerly titled Deer in Headlights, Paper Fools has been rewritten and reedited for your enjoyment.*
About Staci Hart:
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.
From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.
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I have always been intrigued and interested by mythology. The concept here was quite original. Paper Fools is a mix of greek mythology with a contemporary twist.
As the goddess of love, Aphrodite is involved in a game of love, all bets are off, because she always wins. Almost. This time she is opposed to Apollo. A competition, the latest in thousand years of challenges.
The humans? Dean and Lex, two opposite people, and they couldn’t be assumed as a given. Far from a win as a couple. Dean is a rockstar and manwhore, notorious for sleeping around. Lex is the hopeless romantic but afraid to be truly attached to any man. The two of them? A recipe for disaster.
The idea of bringing the gods and the humans in the same story was very inventive and quite original. I had to admit, sometimes I had to read some parts twice, the multiple POVs could be confusing, switching from one world to another.
When I read the blurb, I expected so much from Dean and Lex’s story. I was rooting for them. Two people with such luggage but who were meant to be together. Their lifestyle may have been different but these two were so much alike. Being creative and enjoying arts, the moment they met, it was like their souls recognize each other.
The road for happiness was far, between the war between the gods, one playing to get them together and the other playing to tear them apart, the poor “humans” out there went through a lot.
I kinda enjoyed this revised version of Deer in Headlights, it was sweet, sexy and hot. In spite of some very attractive ways and good writing, it took me awhile to get into the story.
I wish we had more of Dean and Lex and less of Aphrodite or Apollo, not that their stories weren’t interesting, definitely not but to my mind, it overshadowed Dean and Lex’s one. At least a few more chapters would have been great. Just to strengthen their story.