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Enslaved by Elisabeth Naughton (Eternal Guardians #4, available Nov. 6th)

GRYPHON—Honorable, loyal, dependable...tainted. He was the ultimate warrior before imprisonment in the Underworld changed him in ways he can't ignore.

She calls to him. Come to me. You can't resist. But Gryphon will not allow himself to be ruled by the insidious whispers in his head. And there's only one way to stop them: kill Atalanta, the goddess who enslaved him. But with so much darkness inside, he can't be sure what's real anymore. Even the Eternal Guardians, those who protect the human realms and the gods, want to exile him.

Finding Malea is like a miracle. Somehow he doesn't feel the pull of the dark when she's near. And he's determined to keep her as near as possible, whether she wants him close or not. But she's a temptation that will test every bit of control he has left. One that may ultimately have the power to send him back to the Underworld...or free him from his chains for good.

(Read an excerpt from Chapter 9 of Enslaved!)

Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

When Nowhere is Safe

Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it's the last safe haven. But at what price?

Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It's been said he faced down the Echelon's army single–handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood–craving he's been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal.

When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She's so...innocent. He doesn't see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he's been seeking.

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Tiffaney Jump
1. lpu123
My fav is Demetrius from Elizabeth Naughton's series.
Rebe WhiteheadSchwarz
2. RebeLovesBooks
I'd have to pick Perseus, since he had a rough childhood (ha! didn't they all!) and still managed to kill the Medusa.
3. ACarroll
@lpu123 I agree! In the beginning of the series, I though Isadora and Nick might get set up, but Naughton's so smart. She knew just what I wanted, even though I didn't. Demetrius is my fav, too (so far). Very excited for Gryphon's story, though.
4. wsl0612
Hercules, I'm still hung up on Kevin Sorbo, he was so perfect in the role!
Rebecca Brothers
5. RileyC
I have to pick Jason. Adventure, romance, witchcraft, ultimate tragedy--his story has it all!
Jordan R
6. jrojrojro
Most of the Greek heros make me want to punch them for the dumb things they do...usually after doing something awesome. But I will say that I do love me some Hercules, at the the TV show version!
Maycee Majors
8. Keeyansmom04
Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series... Although technically he was an Atlantean God... He still mingled with the Greeks. One of my favorite characters of all time!
Krysten Michelsen
9. krysskross
Hmm.. Perseus for sure! He fought Medusa AND gets to hang with Pegasus
Kristine Murphy
11. Kmurphy40
@Keeyansmom04 I totally agree! Acheron is such a great character!
Eva Millien
12. evampire
My favorite Greek Hero is Sherrilyn Kenyon's Acheron, because he is such a hot tortured hero.
Michelle Gorman
14. BookLoverChelle
I'm going to have to go with Dionysus. A god of wine and ecstasy? Those go hand in hand with me!
Courtney Blawat
15. Blawat
I would have to say Posiden, he is one of the original three gods and he controls the seas.
Amy A
16. antonidis
Mmmm, love some Persius and Hercules, but if you can count Acheron as Greek...yummy, that one!
Linda Pierce
17. antydragn2
Quite honestly, I always thought the Greek , and Roamn, heroes were mostly jerks. They were arrogant and not very nice to many people unless they thought they could help them. Of course that shows how the times have changed!
Ashley Morris
18. LadyScandal
Orpheus. Who doesn't love a man who'll brave the Underworld for you?
jan waller
20. jan waller
Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon or Hercules(Kevin Sorba style)
21. RaonaidLuckwell
Do have to say tie between Kevin Sorbo's protrayal of Hercules (can we add in some xena? LOL). and some of Sherrilyn Kenyon's characters. Elisabeth Naughton's heros are close second.
22. Kareni
Bellerophon -- after all, he got to ride Pegasus.
Corey Demsky
23. Adaia56
My favorite ancient greek hero is a tie between Julian and Kyrian in the Dark hunter series. They both support each other like brothers, when they were in battle together in history, and still support each other when they are married they fix their problems and support each other no matter what the outcome is, but they always want a happy ending. These tow are my favorite Greek heros.
Whitney Smyth
24. Rubyhawk
I will have to go with Orpheus as my favorite Greek Hero. A great poet and musician, Orpheus traveled with Jason and the Argonauts, saving them from the Sirens. His tragic love, dramatic death, and the eventual reuniting with Eurydice is on par with the best of Shakespeare's tragedies.
Rosalind McGarry
25. kui
Aries. If you watched Xena Warrior Princess you know why.
jan waller
26. JudyK
Athena, for her wisdom and battle readiness!
Jennifer Walter
29. jlc341
If I was going with strictly Greek mythology, I'd go with Theseus. If I could pick any Greek hero in literature, I'd go with Julius from the Dark Hunter series.
Penni DePaul
33. penniloafers9
I'd have to go with Acheron (before he found his wife--for some reason he changed to much for me after that)
jan waller
34. barbed1951
I'd choose Zeus because he's the top dude, and I go for the one with the power. :D
Christina W.
35. deliriumwaites
Fictional Greek hero (although technically Atlantean) Acheron, hands down. Mythical Greek hero we learned about in school, Hercules or Jason.
Karen Farb
36. Katafer
Perseus fan here! So clever to kill Medusa, then to rescue and save Andromeda. Plus, Sam Worthington was nice to look at in the last movies...
jan waller
37. Karen H in NC
Don't know jack about ancient Greek Gods/heroes...and I really don't care. That said, I guess Posiden mainly because I liked the film Posiden Adventure.
Allison Hickman
38. AllisonHickman
I'm not a big fan of the Greek Gods for many of the reasons mentioned here but I did quite like Acheron even though he's not exactly Greek.
Tanya Contois
40. tanyac
I'm going to have to say Eros, the Greek god of love. :)
Irene Menge
41. Goldenmane
I'd have to go with Penelope, wife of Odysseus. She wasn't a physical heroine, not battle-hardened and deadly, but she certainly pulled a fast one on those spurious suitors while waiting for her husband to return.
Victoria Sloboda
43. jovial_1
After Kevin Sorbo as Hercules and Kevin James as Ares those are my two favorites. Couuld they get any better men to protray those two - NO! Thank you.
Susan T.
44. kidsue99
Julian and Kyrian from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters series.
Allison Culver
45. aculver1
I've got to go with Galen of Delphi from Immortally Yours by Angie Fox. He pushes to do the right thing, end the war, not for selfish reasons, but because he truely cares what happens to everyone, not just soliders. Not to mention the rock hard body of his :)
Karen Ott
48. rnkott
I would have to say Jason, he is the best all around.
Sherrye Nichols
51. san301
Athena, goddess of wisdom and other cool stuff has been my favorite for years.
Kristin Gromala
52. kristing74
Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series will always be my favorite "god" no matter what faction he's from.
Dorothy MacPherson
54. macsluck
I would say Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter Series even if he is an Atlantean.
ramona glass
56. monag3
Hercules. He can never run out of stories that facinate being from 2 different worlds.
karen prentice
58. tngal
I've gotta go with Hercules too. I just watched it the other day, again, with the kids. It never gets old. If he's good enuff for a Disney movie, he's certainly good enuff for me! JK, I really do like him though.
Thanks for the giveaway!!
Teresa AlSaraji
59. Teresaalsara
I love the story about Perseus! Flying with Pegasus, and killing Medusa!
Alexandrea Ward
60. bookaholic86
After reading so many of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books, I love Acheron and many of the Dark Hunters. But the turmoil that Apollo went through over his dead lover caused all this chaos and mayhem is crazy and epic.
rachel sternberg
61. rae70
have to say perseus in clash of the titans!! guy with a rough start and big heart and bad-ass ride (pegasus)! yumm!
Pam Howell
62. phowell13
Perseus. I remember seeing the original Clash of the Titans as a kid.
Lisa Cox
65. vetteklisa
Hmmm.... well, if it has to be a hero, then Perseus would be my first choice.
Michelle Levan
66. levanmichelle@yahoo.com
Well I gotta go with cupid on this one. He would surely know what was needed for good date!
Riley Moreland
67. ramore
As ancient Greek heroes go, Hercules seems so human. Guess that is why he is probably one of my favorites.
Jaye Snachez
68. wuanjaye
(just had a 30 minute daydream thanks to that question :-)
my choice is Perseus.
Cerese Sanborn
69. flowerpower
My favorite Greek hero is... tough decision, I'm not really sure. I do have to say that Prometheus is definately one of my favorite Greek heroes, what would we do without fire? Also, he is forever punished for defying the gods.
Dawn Roberto
70. dawn_roberto
Acheron stole my heart the first time I read about him in Sherrilyn's series and even though he is an atlantian god, he still is wonderful to me though Hercules is a strong contender as well. :-)
Ann Sheiring
71. Annwitch
I will have to say Poseidon, so powerful and in command of the seas. Good looking and a wicked triton.
73. caseroo7
I think i would have to say Hercules! Always been a sucker for him!!
Lenna Hendershott
74. Glittergirl
I'm going with Hercules, and you gotta love Kevin Sorbo, sigh...
Traci Bamber
75. self_conscious
i love the heroes that use wits more than brute strength. so perseus is a must for his clever defeat of medusa. or odysseus, though his "wit" was more inspiration from the gods, but he spent years trying to get home to his family and loyalty is a must.
Cathy M. Runke
77. ccr0816
i must say the mighty Poseidon, ruler of all the seas.
jan waller
78. sarah Kozlowski
I would say Athena is one of the more inspiring goddesses.
79. kochouran
Zarek from Dance with the Devil is one of my all time favorite heroes. He's only half-Greek, but his journey from victim to villain (well, more misunderstood bad-tempered anti-hero) to nobel hero is touching.
Catherine Lemanski
80. catedid
I am not a big Greek hero person but I did enjoy the story of Perseus.
corey clancy
81. thsangeleyesr4u
If it is from a book, my favorite is Acheron. That is one Hunky Hottie I'd love to meet! Going by mythology, I'd have to say Bacchus. Wine, revelry, and general fun? My kind of God. I am also a huge fan of Mardi Gras (not the flashing etc..., but the parades and famil part), and the Bacchus crew make one heck of a show!
Chris Bails
82. Chrisbails
I would choose aphrodite because she is the goddess of love or ares because he is the god of war.
Lindsey MacGown
83. Lindsey_N
Zarek, from Sherrilyn Kenyons series. I love his almost antihero feeling. He's not typical and I love him for that.
Kayla Beck
85. kaylabeck
I think I'm going to have to go with Orpheus as my favorite Greek hero. With Zeus (who I also love) whoring around, his devotion to his wife really stands out.
Vilmarys Collado
86. vilmarys
I have to say that hands down Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series blows all the rest of the gods out of the water (for me at least) but since he really isn't a Greek god, I'll go for Eros, god of love!
Bridget Keown
87. Macardle
Acheron will always have a wonderfully special place in my heart, but I think I'd have to say Hecate, since I always love dark, powerful heroines ;)
leslee kahler
88. fishbourne
Hmm tough call, maybe Posidon. THink of all the lobster dinners he could give a girl
Maria Smith
89. TexasBookLover
I gotta go with Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series even though he is actually from Atlantis. I am really looking forward to her next book Styyx...hoping it is more like the older books!
Julie Hennes
90. fallonsfreeway
My favorite Greek hero is Hephaestus, the god of fire and the blacksmith for the gods. Of all the gods, who were known for their beauty, he was the only one who was deformed. He was ugly and lame and was cast out by the other gods. In spite of this, he was kind and peace-loving. I like it that the other gods are dependent on him for all their arms and armor.
angela smith
92. scorpion1169
i would have to go with hercules also thanks to kevin sorbo-wow
Kimberley Coover
94. KimberleyC
I have to go with the others who picked ARCHERON (sherrilyn Kenyon). Even if he isn't technically Greek...Most awesom tortured hero to date!
Patricia German
95. bluemonday
Afraid I agree with Antydragn2, they sounded like real jerks even if they were idolized in ancient tales. They may be getting facelifts in recent writting but still.
Kelly Nicholson
96. kelloggss
Axyl Oblivion
97. PsychoticHatter
The #1 ancient Greek hero for me is Orpheus even though he wasn't technically a hero. He tried to save Eurydice his wife after she was murdered on their wedding day. Who doesn't want a guy who would go to Hades and back to try and save you? (I mean yes he could have actually saved her instead of failing but at least he tried. That's all you can ever do.)
Johanna Bouchard
98. Johanna
Odysseus! The Oddyssey was one of my favorite books growing up :)
100. fire_dragon31
Ares is my favorite. I read a story of him once that depicted him as the God of War but who was tortured and enslaved in a loveless relationship. Finally escaping it with the help of a human woman who loved him despite everything.
But I think Acheron for Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter Series would come in a very close second.
jan waller
102. hmt
My favorite Greek Hero is Sherrilyn Kenyon's Acheron, he is a great hero. Wouldnt it be nice to have a friend like that?
Paula Wall
103. pwall55
Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series is my all time favorite though technically not a Greek God. But then, he is even better!
Nichole Magante
104. suchadork
I love Odysseus! He had so many adventures trying to get home.
Pam Howell
106. PicardsMom350
Acheron is Atlanteon god - did I spell that right??
and he ROCKS!!!
I was always partial to Athena in Greek mythology
Melissa Hughes
107. loves2read
Hercules because Ryan Gosling was very sexy in the show young hercules
Heather Poindexter
112. jaynep
Hermes is one of my faves, but Asheron is my all time favorite but he is from Atlanteon god I guess.
jan waller
115. Sharon Kaminski
hercules would be my choice
Heather Martin
116. CrystalMirror
Orphesus is my favorite hero. He went into the underworld to rescue his love. How many men are there like that?
Di Hetrick
117. dnlizbeth
Do we really have to have just one favorite? I'm still loving Hercules and Ares from TV. I like the idea of Atlas, but can't remember reading about him lately. The muscles he must have (in my mind, anyway) boggle the mind.
Shannon Cooper
118. yeahbuddy3
I am in for Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series as well! He is just fantastic and embodies everything I picture in a God!
119. MariaG
I've always been in love with Hades, God of the Underworld. Always seen Hades and Persephone as a romance story.
Jennifer Dubbs
120. jld2@pitt.edu
Perseus; Orpheus; Apollo.

Have to say that I love the anti-Roman character Spartacus' show on TV.
Stephen Lyon
122. skaftafell
Sly Atalanta;
Golden apple distraction,
Winning by losing.
jan waller
123. LButz2001
Hades, anybody who loves a woman so much that he mourns her absense with winter is worthy of the hero mantle.
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