Thursday, July 28, 2016

After Dark Review of The Surrender of Persephone by Selena Kitt

I have added After Dark Reviews to my blog as a way of notifying you of a review of a book with Adult themes and scenes. From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit scenes in them for late night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)
Read for: Mount TBR Digital & I enjoy Hades/Persephone Retellings
Synopsis: "Sheltered Persephone, Goddess of Spring, never gets to do anything- thanks to the suffocating love of her mother, Demeter. Sephie is being carefully groomed to follow in the footsteps of the two -virgin- goddesses, Athena and Artemis, and while they sure do have a lot of fun together, she longs for something deeper-and darker. When Aidon, the God of the Underworld-generally known as Hades-appears in his chariot to claim Persephone for his bride, the young goddess gets more than she wished for.

Held captive in the Underworld, she suddenly longs to return to the safety and security of her mother-s protection, but the dark and commanding Aidon binds her to him, claiming her bit by glorious bit as his own. Her coming of age is one of sexual awakening as she learns the bondage her new master imposes fulfills her darkest desires. Persephone finds herself submitting to and obeying Aidon-s command and discovers being taken and consumed in the heat of passion by a man-a god-is what she was truly made for. Persephone can-t deny her own nature, or her growing feelings for Aidon, as she submits to his domination and surrenders as his wife and prepares to rule as his Queen."

My Review: I am an avid fan of Hades/Persephone retellings and downloaded this one for free without reading too much into it. I was hoping for something new and interesting, but there really wasn't any new ideas presented in this book other than being much more explicit and interweaving BDSM into the myth. I realize that a love the myths involving the gods and goddesses present them as rather promiscuous beings but this book takes it to a whole new level. If you are looking for a straight up steamy read, this is the book for you, if you are looking for something with a little more plot I would look elsewhere.
My Rating: This was just an eh book for me, I might have enjoyed it more if I had picked it up purely for the steam and not for the story. I give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.

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