Neon gods

Katee Robert

eBook - 2021

He was supposed to be a myth. But from the moment I crossed the River Styx and fell under his dark spell...he was, quite simply, mine. *A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Hades and Persephone that's as sinful as it is sweet.* Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that's ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous pow...er behind their glittering city's dark facade. With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil's bargain with a man she once believed a myth...a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed. Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he's spent years craving, it's all the excuse he needs to help her-for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he'll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close...

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Dark olympus ; 1
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Instantly available on hoopla.
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Published
[United States] : Sourcebooks Inc 2021.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9781728231747
1728231744
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AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Main Author
Katee Robert (author)
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Review by Booklist Reviews

A surprise unwanted betrothal blindsides Persephone, who has dreamt of leaving home. In Robert's red-hot, supersexy romance featuring stars of Greek mythology, Persephone's world is a technologically sophisticated, ­celebrity-fueled, high-society version of Olympus. Along with the general human population, 13 gods (including her mother, Demeter) live in the upper city, while the only deity in the lower city is Hades, who is rumored to be dead. Persephone flees when it is announced she will be marrying the loathsome Zeus, and in trying to escape she runs across a bridge over the River Styx and into the arms of Hades. He was a child when Zeus slew his parents, and is dedicated to protecting the people of the lower city. To extricate Persephone from her engagement, she and Hades take a calculated risk and perform some bondage and public sex in Hades' famous dungeon venue, hoping it will make the news and void her engagement. This smart re-imagining of the Persephone and Hades myth is an intriguing love story and a must-buy for libraries that circulate erotic romances. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

With this deliciously inventive retelling of Greek mythology, the Dark Olympus series launch, Robert (the Bloodline Vampires series) thrusts familiar figures into the present to intoxicating effect. There's nothing explicitly supernatural here; instead, the gods' powers are political. When socialite Persephone Dimitriou's mother, Demeter, tries to force her into a strategic marriage to the much-older, alleged wife killer Zeus, Persephone flees the upper city of Olympus across the River Styx—and straight into the arms of Hades, the infamous ruler of the lower city. Strong, brooding Hades has shouldered the crushing responsibility of protecting the lower city ever since Zeus killed his parents, and very nearly him, when he was a boy. In Persephone he sees an opportunity for revenge—and in Hades, Persephone sees the chance to have an affair so wild and public that Zeus will no longer want her. After agreeing to spend the winter together, Hades introduces Persephone to kink she's only dreamed of. But as their irresistible erotic connection deepens to love, Zeus will stop at nothing to reclaim his intended wife. Robert brings every element of a must-read dark romance to the table: high stakes, taut pacing, enticing characters, and sizzling chemistry. This red-hot romance is a winner. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary. (June) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Society darling Persephone Dimitriou wants nothing to do with her mother's ambitions. She has plans to leave the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start her life far away from the backstabbing and politics. But that all goes down the drain when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city's dark facade. With no options left, Persephone flees Olympus and makes a devil's bargain with a man she once believed was a myth...a man who awakens her heart andher body to a world she never knew existed"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

To escape her controlling mother, an arranged marriage and the ultra-modern city of Olympus, Persephone Dimitrou makes a devil’s bargain with a man who she once believed was a myth who awakens her heart and body to a world she never knew existed. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

He was supposed to be a myth. But from the moment I crossed the River Styx and fell under his dark spell...he was, quite simply, mine.*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Hades and Persephone that's as sinful as it is sweet.*Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that's ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city's dark facade.With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil's bargain with a man she once believed a myth...a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed.Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he's spent years craving, it's all the excuse he needs to help her—for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he'll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close..."Deliciously inventive...Red-hot."—Publishers Weekly STARRED"I get shivers just thinking of their interactions. SHIVERS."—Mimi Koehler for The Nerd DailyThe World of Dark Olympus:Neon Gods (Hades & Persephone)Electric Idol (Eros & Psyche)Wicked Beauty (Achilles & Patroclus & Helen)Radiant Sin (Apollo & Cassandra)