The Gods of Oakleigh

Finding Paradise (Book 1)

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…

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What readers are saying

“Juanita Kees delivers a wonderful twist on the Battle of Troy with this story that starts on Mykonos and moves to modern Melbourne, with a little detour to Paradise on the side. Anything with swords and shields and gorgeous Greek gods will get my attention, plus this one had football and a Twitter meltdown by social media-phobic Zeus himself.  I loved it.” ~ Lily Malone, author, The Vineyard in the Hills. 

“A fresh twist and a sexy modern romance. Enjoyed every page.” ~ Jennie Jones, author, A Place to Stay

“I really enjoyed this book and noting that it is Book One, I cannot wait for Book Two. So how do I rate the book…put it this way…it was a gift from the (Greek) Gods. Loved it.” 👍👍👍👍👍👍~ Len Klumpp

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