“Where the hell am I?”
What an actress. Since he was half-enjoying the novelty of this playacting, he replied. “Yes.”
“You’re in Hell. The Underworld, love. To be more specific, you’re currently in the throne room of the palace of the almighty and great ruler of said Underworld.”
She swallowed, and didn’t that just conjure up all sorts of dirty thoughts? “Which would make you…?”
He bowed his head in greeting. “Hades. I know you’re wildly pleased to make my acquaintance.”
Persephone was in hell. Literally. She took on wrong step getting out of the bath and she ends up in the Lord of the Underworld’s lap. Again, literally.
A beautiful naked woman quite literally falling into his lap was Hades wet dream. However, it also meant someone had made it past the security system to the underworld and to make matters worse, the naked woman could very well be his niece.
Needless to say, their association is off to a rocky start. But once certain details come to light, they begin to form a bond stronger than either of them expected.
What appears to be the work of Hades’ overbearing brother turns out to have more to do with meddling fates and Persephone and Hades are pawns caught in the middle.
A delightful, ardent twist on the Hades and Persephone myth. It’s like Lore Olympus, but filthy. The story is just a novella, so naturally it left me wanting for more. I wanted more establishment for the characters, but I know there is only so much you can fit into 107 pages. What of the story there was full of vivid details, complex dialogue and a clever twist on the classic tale. The author really humanized Hades, that is something I am really drawn to—finding the soul in the “soulless”. I like stories that challenge the idea that Hades is evil. Being the ruler of the underworld does not make one the devil, it just makes them the arbiter of souls, good and bad. Also, as I said earlier, it’s filthy—filled with erotic sex scenes of which I have no problem with. However, I was reading it in public and had someone ask me what my book was about and I know my cheeks went scarlet.
I honestly can’t recommend it enough, in fact, as I write this it makes me want to pick it up and read it again. (But I would recommend reading it somewhere where someone can’t read over your shoulder. 😉 )
This book qualifies for the “mythic” Bingo square: It’s a retelling of the Hades/Persephone myth.