Books By Jo Cattell

Books By Jo Cattell

Monday, May 7, 2012

My Dinner with Ares

Okay so as you know I have been known to do some really good book reviews.  And I can’t tell you how excited I am about my very good friend D. X. Luc new book “Touch of the Gods~ The Wager” that has just come out!  Imagine my surprise when she asked that instead of doing a “review” that I step outside of the box and do an interview with one of the characters.  I was so excited thinking that I could be interviewing Vanessa and ask her about her new life as a goddess or even her sister Willa who I don’t know I just feel a connection with. But then there is also the very loving and hot Hephaestus, who really I wouldn’t mind being touched by or his son who is also cupid, Eros. So reaching into D.X.’s goodie bag, I pull out a name and cringe.  ARES god of War and the biggest slime ball known to man.  Girls think of your worst boyfriend or a blind date.  Then times it by 100, and you get Ares!  But D.X. assures me it won’t be that bad, so I go a nearby cafe I am told to meet him at and…wait.  (Already not liking this after what I hear the guy’s does there.)

So I am sitting here waiting looking over my questions that are sure to stump the so called God of War when outside there is a loud roar of an engine and all I see is a mass of gray smoke that has now clouded this beautiful May day.  Then suddenly through the smoke comes the tall mysterious biker clad in the blackest leather, so dark it was darker then the darkest night.  His runs his fingers through is thick black hair to give it that bed head look as his gaze falls on me.  I can’t see his eyes through the mirrored sunglasses but I can only imagine what thought this huge hunk of a man has in store for me.  Clenching his cigar in his teeth, he smiles this sinister smile that let me know right away, I am in BIG trouble.

     He smells of a mixture of gun powder and dirt mixed with dare I say Axe body spray?  Standing before me I can’t help but notice how he towers over me and that with his glasses off, he is trying to undress me with his eyes. 

“You must be Ares; D.X. told me you were coming to meet me.  Have a seat.” I motion and he chuckles at me.  He pulls out the chair and turns it around so that he can straddle it.  I know he can hear the shakiness of my voices and I know it amuses him.

“So let’s get started shall we.”  I want to get this done suddenly as quickly as possible before he has the chance to smell my fear, or is it already too late?

Me: Have you read the book?

A: Only the parts with me in it

Me: What do you think about how the book played out?

A: I figured it would end that way. Mortals aren't perfect, right?

Me: Okay this isn’t going as I expected so let try this… What would you say your biggest asset is?

A: (Chuckling) Most would say my ego, but when you're blessed like me, the large “ego” makes sense.

Me: A little conceded aren’t we. How do you feel about being thought of as a villain so to speak?

A: Foolish mortal I'm war! What you'd expect? Snuggle Fresh the bear?

Me: Fine you want to play that, do you feel you were cheated out of your wager?  That they got the best of you and used an unfair advantage?

A: Whatever you saw on the Muse News concerning that incident with my brother is all false!

Me:  Wait, so you’re not afraid of scorpions?


Okay I got the better of him with that one.

Me: How do you feel about Vanessa now?

A: Vanessa? Hmmm already forgot about her.

Me: So, do you think you and your brother will ever share that brotherly bond?  You know like other famous brothers?

A: Ha! Don't make me laugh.

Me: If you had it to do over again, what would you do different?

A: (smoke from the cigar encircling his head) Beat my bro's ass on Olympus before he left.

Me: Nice!  Okay lets mix things up a bit. What is your idea of a first date?

A: (Blowing the smoke at me now) Me on top, bottom, her on her knees. Fun times.

Me: Ah, yeah okay. Are you a boxer or brief man, or is commando the way to go?

A: (The grin on his face right now, god help me I’m really getting scared but in a good way.) Why don't you come and take a peek. I promise not to bite. Hard.

Me: Okay let’s change the subject.  So are you and the goddess of love still an item or are the rumors true that she might want to go back to Heph?

A: Who said Aphrodite and I were a thing? Not I? Was it Himeros? If that dirty bastard of a son told that lie, I'll extend his death sentence.

Me: They were seen having dinner together, what are your feelings on that?

A: What? WHAT?! That dirty stupid.... I mean, who cares? I don't.

Good I frazzled him for once.

Me: And are you a mamma’s boy?

A: No. Next question.

Me: (Laughing) Does the god of War ever have ED?

A: (A little put off by that) Never. War is never brought down.

Me: If you were gay, who would be your main man?

A: (clearly nervous by this question) That one time meant nothing! I'm Greek and things were different in the past.

Me: If your brother was here right now what would you say to him?

A: Bum leg getting you down, bro? Ha ha!

Me: That’s…just mean.  Okay last question, anything you want the world to know before we end this interview?

A: Never think peace is the answer to war. She's my daughter and pretty much a daddy's girl so won't mess with my work.

Me: On that note, we are going to end stop, now.  It has been, a um pleaser?  If you’ll excuse me, I need to use the Ladies Room, thank you for this lovely interview.”

A:  Your quiet welcome my dear.  You go ahead; I’ll be there in a minute!

Okay whatever he means by that I have no clue, but be sure to go to Amazon and get “Touch of the Gods~ The Wager” First book in the God/Goddess Series by D.X. Luc.  I’m suddenly going to get the hell out of here and take a shower.  War suck!

When love and war makes a little wager, what could possibly go wrong?

I am Hephaestus. God of inventions, blacksmiths, and volcanoes. Sounds like I'm awesome right? Well, I'm not. In fact, I'm the loser of Olympus and a new bachelor to boot. Living the single life had been great until a decade passed and if my divorce from the Goddess of Love wasn't bad enough, I was still being rejected by the other women of my home.

Because of an incessant need to make me a pawn in his game, my brother, Ares convinces Eros to make a little bet. A wager that puts my lack of love life to the test. Sent to Earth, I'm skeptical, when suddenly I lose myself in the sensual scent and beauty of the full bodied Vanessa. She is my everything, my perfection.


  1. Ha ha! Great job! Thanks for doing this for me. I hope Ares was a nice guy for ya. He's a bit on the rough side.

  2. I know what it means! LOL do not let him in the bathroom with you! Or maybe? He will steam up the mirrors, dammit!
    I enjoyed this dinner date. LMAO
    I urge everyone to meet this character. He is yummy and maddening at the same time. I enjoyed this book so much!