Deer In Headlights Blog Tour Stop: Book Review + Playlist!

Author: Staci Hart

Publisher: Promise Socks Publishing

Release date: February 13, 2013

Rating: 3.5 stars – IT WAS PRETTY GOOD!

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What do the gods do when they’re bored? Because they’re always bored, and humans are the perfect players in their games.

Aphrodite owns love; she hasn’t lost a competition on her turf in over three millennia. Apollo is on a mission to win. He’s counting on it to finally get the one woman he’s never been able to have. The two gods will choose their human players, and if Dita can’t get them together before the clock runs out, Apollo will get his way. And Dita couldn’t have that.

Lex and Dean are perfect for each other, they just don’t know it yet. Dean is a perpetual bachelor, and a brooding, beautiful rock star. Lex is always with a man, but she’ll never fully give herself up. Dita has her work cut out for her, but if she can’t make it work, no one can.

The gods have their own drama. Apollo killed Dita’s mortal love – they’ve got beef that’s been dragging on for thousands of years. Ares, the douchebag, is forever trying to pick a fight, and trying to get Dita into bed. And Persephone, Dita’s best friend, is the one person who Dita shares everything with.

Follow the gods as they fight, laugh, cry, lose love, gain power, and make a mess with humans.


For 18+ due to sexual content.

A delightfully, fresh read! Fans who love Greek mythology are sure to fall head over heels in love with this fresh concept created by Hart.

Being a god can be perpetually boring when you live for centuries. It is why they enacted a game, where humans are their players and love is the ultimate goal. Aphrodite, being the goddess of love has not lost a game in over 3 thousand years. Apollo is the first god up to take the challenge, hoping against all odds that he wins. With the power of prophecy, he just might.

Lex is Aphrodite’s chosen player, while Dean is Apollo’s. Both are broken and fragile human beings, unable to fully let go and feel love. Let’s just say that it was fate these two would meet and become Aphrodite’s and Apollo’s human pawns in an epic love match game.

I thought that this was a wonderful, fresh, and easy read! I really liked the twist that Hart brought to the table concerning Greek mythology. For example, I loved their nicknames such as Dita (Aphrodite), Perry, (Persephone), and Heff (Hephaestus). I thought that was widely original and gave off the aura of a modern twist. Oh! I also would love to mention all the modern lingo (?) integrated into the story. It was truly a creative and imaginative twist!

I really liked the characters! They all had charismatic personalities and I couldn’t help but like them all. I liked how Perry and Hades actually liked each other, rather than hate one another as some myths go. I guess Perry grew to love Hades and that’s well, great! I’m a sucker for happy endings! But oh, don’t think this story is about them. It’s not. I just like to think about what could have happened to have made her have a change of heart.

There are hundreds of baggage for Aphrodite and Apollo. The main one is a never ending feud between the two. Aphrodite hates Apollo for killing her one and true love, Adonis. While, Apollo is grief stricken for the girl he lost due to an enraged father. Their pain and heartbreak is palpable and I couldn’t help but feel sad for them. The game is taken very seriously and it’s all Apollo has in hope to garner a stone from Aphrodite so that he may get the love of his life back.

I also really loved Lex and Dean. Their story – actually, the story is told from their perspective at some point. I really liked this affect as I got to see where Lex and Dean were coming from, not to mention Aphrodite and Apollo. It gave me an in depth insight to their action and thoughts, which I liked seeing. – Back to Lex and Dean…I really liked their internal battles. Their minds and hearts are constantly at war, trying to decide what is the right thing to do when it concerns their feelings for one another. Lex doesn’t want to be vulnerable and by being with Dean she may become that. Dean doesn’t want to ruin their chances of his band breaking up due to sleeping with a band member’s girlfriend.

The only negative that I saw from the constant switching of perspective told from a 3rd p.o.v. was those side character perspectives that to me were irrelevant at times. But other than that, I thought that the choice of choosing that writing style for the story was a good choice.

Complicated stuff here ^^

The ending is pretty surprising and I am happy to say that I didn’t entirely see it coming.

I liked this book. It was a delightfully, fresh read! Fans who love Greek mythology are sure to fall head over heels in love with this fresh concept created by Hart. I’ve always been interested in Greek mythology, and I thought this was a really nice read! I breezed right through it, liking the gradual pace of the story itself. Only a few things caught my attention that I thought could have been better such as the Telling vs. Showing writing and the occasional grammatical errors throughout the novel. But in all honesty, I thought this book was pretty darn good! I’d definitely recommend to those who are 18+ because of the sexual content within the pages.

Plus, the book is FREE currently on Amazon! What’s there to lose? Remember if you do read it, leave feedback no matter how big or small 🙂

DIH is a light, fun read that will keep you laughing, tug at your heartstrings, and maybe make you change your panties. It’s steamy and sweary, a lighthearted romance with a Greek mythology twist.


223535_10151351076803369_1626080090_nStaci 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; she has 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, ends with k, and there a uc in there.

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. But let’s be honest, she’s mostly writing.


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  1. Love the sound of this, and the cover too!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and I think you’ll like Snake in the Grass (Book 2) even more!!

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