Monday, November 4, 2013

Review for That Fatal Kiss

Blurb:
When it comes to love, sometimes you have to cross the line...

Feared by mortals for his inexorable power, and loathed by his fellow Greek gods for the same, Hades rules the Underworld alone. A stark eternity looms before him until he discovers Persephone. Struck by the youthful goddess’ beauty, kindness, and spirit, he must have her. But Hades believes Persephone could never love him, and so he conspires with his powerful brother, Zeus, to take her by force.

Persephone too seeks a mate but her possessive mother, the goddess Demeter, frustrates her husband hunting. Then Hades abducts Persephone, tearing her away from the Upperworld she loves to reign with him in the dank depths below. Though outraged, Persephone cannot deny the desire ignited within her by the dark lord’s touch. And even as she hopes that Demeter will unearth her, Persephone aches to surrender to the heat in Hades’ immortal soul.


My review:
Hades rules the Underworld alone in the darkness. Only one light has ever attracted him. For years, he has watched Persephone and fallen in love from afar. He must have her as his wife. Conspiring with her father Zeus, Hades abducts the beautiful goddess and whisks her away the Underworld. Persephone is a creature of the light. She's goodness and compassion with a hidden wildness and streak of willfulness. She won't submit to Hades so easily even though she feels a powerful pull toward him. Hades struggles to show her how much he loves her, and she doesn't make it any easier on him. Will Persephone fall for the dark lord's charms or be one of the few to escape from the Underworld?

I'm already a fan of Greek mythology, and I love this telling of Hades and Persephone's tale. Even though I knew how it was going to end, the journey was amazing. I was sucked into the story right from the beginning and found it hard to put down my Kindle until the end.

What made this book so great is the characterization. The reader gets to see the gods as they've never been seen before. Hades isn't the cold and forbidding dark demon as some portray him. He's isolated yet yearns for companionship, demanding yet compassionate, and totally hot! I became enchanted by him. He's an Alpha male, but unlike many others in the genre. Persephone can be young and rash, but she's smart, strong, and sympathetic. The perfect complement to Hades. I especially liked her relationships with the other goddesses, particularly Hecate and Athena.

THAT FATAL KISS is a phenomenal debut for Mina Lobo. Her romance sizzles and her worlds are vivid with life. This is a love story I highly recommend.


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E-book available for purchase at:
Amazon | B & N | Smashwords
Trade Paperback: Createspace - See more at: http://www.minalobo.com/p/my-writing.html#sthash.SvjnMOGW.dpuf

11 comments:

  1. This book sounds amazing! I'm such a sucker for Greek mythology, and the Hades/Persephone tale specifically has been one of my favorites since I was a kid. Adding this to my wishlist!

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  2. Congrats Mina! I enjoy interesting takes on mythology.

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  3. Awesom review Chrisitine. Well done to Mina a fabulous debut! :)

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  4. Thanks for the great review. I like Greek mythology too and this sounds good.

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  5. Congrats to Mina. Big Greek mythology fan here!

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  6. Sounds like a good book! Happy Monday. ☺

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  7. Great review for Mina's book! Characters make the story.

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  8. Ooh, sounds good! Add another to my toppling list!

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  9. An awesome sounding book... congrats Mina. Great review, Christine.

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  10. Hey Christine,

    My human and I are both thrilled for Mina with her debut novel.

    Your review is clear and concise. The blurb captures. We are very proud of Mina for having the passion, the commitment, to see her writing dreams become a published reality.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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  11. AW! Quelle lovely surprise, Christine! Thanks so much for reviewing TFK on your blog (and everywhere it's sold!). :-D And thanks to all of you for your kind words; if you do check it out, I do hope y'all enjoy it! <3

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