Book: Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall
Publication date: September 11, 2017
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Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall is a standalone erotic charged retelling of a classic Greek myth. Persephone daughter of Demeter Goddess of harvest and agriculture is taken by Hades the God of the underworld, Ms. Darcy puts spicy spin on a much-loved classic. This book is not for the faint of heart, this story contains scenes that some might find disturbing. If you have a great appreciation for dark erotic romance and can keep an open mind, this will be a satisfying short read.
The story opens with Kore a young woman eager to see the world, she falls in love with the idea of being desired. She soon learns that seduction is a dangerous game with costly consequences. Aidoneus is a tortured soul who does not believe in love, when his eyes lands on the beautiful Kore he is drawn to her innocence and her naiveté. Kore learns that being in love is not all roses and sunshine when your love interest is the God of the Underworld. Erotic romance writer and history scholar Eva Darcy weaves her extensive knowledge of the Greek Gods into a tasty morsel of forbidden romance. The only growth area in this story is it was too short, it leaves an ache to read more and to know more.
The characters were complex, well-developed and believable. The scenes were painted exquisitely on each page, pulling the reader from reality and into a world created by Ms. Darcy. If I had to describe this story in a few words it would be fresh, enticing and electrifying. This is a story told by maiden Kore and then by Persephone the Queen of the Underworld. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Darcy.
After reading this story I loved it so much that I am giving four of my readers an opportunity to read this wonderful book. Below is a link to a digital book giveaway, four lucky readers will be gifted Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall by Eva Darcy. In support of indie authors don’t forget to leave a review as a courtesy, it is not required but will be appreciated.
About the Author
Eva Darcy is a writer of erotica with a grad degree in history, who used to teach Western Civ. (And secretly spent too much class time dreaming about the stories behind the ancient stories…) Love of writing, love of history, and a slightly naughty romantic streak have all converged into writing stories based on mythology and history. She began with the ancient Greek myth of Persephone because that myth has always resonated so strongly with her. When she saw Bernini’s “Rape of Proserpina” statue in the Borghese Gallery in Rome, she knew she had to write Kore’s story. SUMMER MAIDEN is a stand-alone story, but Darcy intends to write more stories in this world, so expect more cross-over characters in other erotic romance novellas. Next up? Apollo and Daphne.