“Becoming Persephone” by Dagmar Avery
Drea is visiting Greece while mourning
a woman who was like a mother to her. While there, she is
invited to a party and decides to go. However, this is an
odd party as she meets someone who thinks he is Hades and
that is just the beginning of her night. Drea thinks that
Hades is one hot and sexy man, even if she doesn’t believe
he really is the god. Hades is pretty sure that Drea can be
his next Persephone. Will a game of hide and seek that
rambles though the party show Drea that maybe the gods do
play on earth and that maybe the sexy man she wants just
might be a god in more than looks?
Ms. Avery takes a fun and kinky look at
just how the gods might decide on who to develop a new
relationship with. Drea knows that she will be sleeping
with the man who calls himself Hades, but why make it easy
for him? Hades believes that Drea was meant to be his next
consort, that is, Persephone. I enjoyed watching Hades and
Drea play their games while the party was going on.
“Becoming Persephone” is a great start to the anthology.
“Erato” by Cat Johnson
Erato agrees to help out Aphrodite on a
project. The only thing is he doesn’t know exactly what the
project is or anything else except he is to make someone
love him. The next thing he knows, Erato wakes up outside a
restaurant with no memory of how he got there or why.
Acantha is the owner and head cook of the restaurant that
Erato shows up at. Acantha is instantly drawn to him and
one thing leads to another that night. When they wake up,
Acantha knows that she has fallen for Erato with no idea who
he is and anything about him. But falling in love may be
just the beginning of just what the gods and goddesses on
Olympus have planned.
“Erato” is a look into some of the
lesser beings that live on Olympus and how they can be
affected by the larger gods and goddesses. I thought that
both Erato and Acantha didn’t really factor into the games
that Aphrodite and others were playing even though they were
directly affected by it. I was truly happy when Erato and
Acantha found a way to belong together no matter the how or
“Hephaestus Lays Down the Law” by Tilly
Hephaestus might know how to heat his
metal but somehow he hasn’t found the way to keep his wife
happy and loyal. Aphrodite is always playing—actually
sleeping—with someone and he has to hear about it.
Hephaestus has had it and this will be the last time. Now to
figure out a plan to show his wife just what is going to
happen from now on. Plans are made and ready to enact, this
is going to be one hot night and it has nothing to do with
Ms. Greene knows how to turn on the
heat full blast and “Hephaestus Lays Down the Law” is no
exception. I was cheering for Hephaestus when he decided
that it was time to show Aphrodite just how things were
going to be. I was also surprised to learn what was behind
Aphrodite’s actions. Communication is a major factor in
relationships and I see that is no different on Olympus.
One hot and erotic night brought not one understanding but a
couple of them.
“Pluto's Offering” by Selena Illyria
Iriana makes sure that a bride’s day
goes off without a hitch. Mind you, odd things can still
happen, but Iriana will take care of them and make the
wedding as great as possible. Car trouble leads Iriana to
the wrong shop and from there her day goes really wrong.
Served up as a sacrifice, Iriana is scared witless only to
be rescued by one sexy man called Pluto. Pluto just wants
to be left alone, but he goes to get the next person sent to
him. However, he is not expecting the vivacious Iriana.
Pluto might be a god of the underworld, but he knows a great
thing when it is served up to him and Iriana is it. Will a
month be enough for both of them so that when they have to
part it will be without broken hearts?
“Pluto’s Offering” is a look at a
future when the old gods have been brought back into
prominence. Pluto likes being left to his readings alone,
but once a month he goes to rescue whoever is sent as the
offering. Iriana was in the wrong place at the wrong time
and ended up being this months’ offering. But being sent to
Pluto might not be a bad thing. I found Pluto and Iriana to
have sparks right away and I was not surprised at all on how
it ended—very happy, but not surprised.
“Seduction in Moonlight” by Diana
Selena is tired of not having someone
special in her life. Living in the night as she does, most
of the time she just gazes down on earth and watches the
mortals. But for three special nights, Selena is going to
have what the other gods have—someone special to love her.
Edmon is a warrior who loves the moon and whenever he can,
he watches it and wonders what wonders it hides. Edmon is
surprised when Selena appears before him and asks for
nothing more than three special nights. However, when it is
clear that three nights just won’t do, what solution can
Edmond and Selena find for a mortal and a goddess?
Ms. DeRicci brings to life a love story
of one of the goddesses that isn’t as well known. Selena
and Edmon just want to explore what has come between them.
But when you are dealing with Olympus’ rules, wishes don’t
always come true. Selena comes up with a solution, but I
was not surprised when Edmon made a major change with it.
Gods and goddesses have rules to follow, but love has its
own rules and sometimes those are much more important.
“Seduction in Moonlight” shows just that.
“Dark Bond” by Eliza Gayle
Ezra and Draken are an unusual couple
but one that are in love nonetheless. The main difference
is that Ezra is human and Draken is a vampire—not that Ezra
knows that. When Ezra is mortally wounded in a fight,
Draken does the only thing possible—he calls Nyx, the
goddess of all things dark and asks that she help him change
Ezra over. Nyx agrees but for a price. Draken agrees
thinking he knows what she wants. Imagine his surprise when
he is wrong. Nyx wants both of them. Explaining things to
Ezra might be more difficult with this, but Draken soon
discovers that things are not what he thought and he is the
one due the explanation. Can this very unusual threesome
find a way to let the past rest and live their long lives
“Dark Bond” brings together a very
usual threesome in a way that might end their relationship
before it gets a chance to live. I could feel the love
between Ezra and Draken even while they were fighting for
their lives. When Nyx came in to save Ezra and then claimed
her prize, I was unsure if any of them would be left
together. When Draken, Ezra and Nyx finally laid all the
cards on the table, I enjoyed just how things turned out.
“The Spoils of War” by Kayleigh Jamison
Ares has helped a general win his war
and now wants his promised prize. For Ares this prize can
only be a woman, and for him it has to be a virgin. The
general, when apprised of this, reluctantly agrees and takes
Ares to a London social party. Ares immediately sees the
woman who will be is next consort—Lady Serena Tolson. It
has been rumored that Lady Tolson was compromised and that
she is untouchable. Really? Rumors are started for various
reasons and they are not going to stop Ares. Serena, once
she is alone with Ares, doesn’t see any reason not to make
the rumor true. After all, he is a sexy god and one that
makes her insides very happy.
“The Spoils of War” brings the god of
war together with one very intelligent lady of old London.
Ares and Serena seemed to have been meant for each other,
for once they actually talked the sparks were zinging all
over the place and it took very little time to discover that
sparks can lead to a love that can transits time. Ms.
Jamison’s look at the London society during regency times
showed just how fast a god can fall.
Love’s Immortal Pantheon
takes a look at some of the known and not so known gods and
goddess and just what they are getting up to. I truly
enjoyed the majority of the stories written by some good
authors. Placing the entire anthology around the gods and
goddesses of the Pantheons was a great starting point. My
only complaint is that as the stories went on they because
shorter and shorter and not as fulfilling. But I know this
happens sometimes when so many authors are placed in one
anthology. Love’s Immortal Pantheon gives a
look at how the residents of Olympus find a great love to
last the ages.