Publication Date: May 20, 2016
eBook; ASIN: B01FZQ80F0
Series: The Goddess Diaries #1
Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, still walks the modern world. No longer thronged by worshipers, Aphrodite heals the bodies and souls of the men she touches, one man, one night, at a time. But not everyone thinks of her as a long-dead myth. Someone is stalking her. The men who have hunted her kind as witches for centuries have passed their hatred on to their sons.
As she flees her enemies and tries to warn her sisters of the danger facing them once again, Aphrodite is followed by one of the members of the Brotherhood, a man who has been given the task of killing her, and any of her sisters who cross his path. But it does not take her long to discover that Steven Wharton is not a murderer, and his soul is one she has known before.
In this paranormal romance, a goddess’s past is brought to life, from the Greek city of Corinth to the shores of the island of Cyprus, at the court of Versailles to the burning city of Persepolis. But it is not until she meets Steve that Aphrodite falls in love for the first time. As she faces an ancient enemy, Aphrodite discovers that the love she feels, not the love she gives, is the root of her soul. And that love might even be the path to her freedom…
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Aphrodite has walked the Earth for 9000 years. Through Egypt, Crete, Kyrios, Paris, she has been known by many names. She was placed on Earth to serve the Mother by spreading the blessing. By sleeping with different men, Aphrodite is able to heal them, however, the men always forget about her in the morning. Throughout time Aphrodite has met several men who she has felt that she truly loved, but she is unable to continue a relationship due to the nature of her blessing. Also, throughout time Aphrodite and her sisters have been hunted by those who believe that her blessing is witchcraft, calling themselves the Brotherhood of Light. Now, in Boston Aphrodite, who goes by Addy, is being hunted by the newest member of the Brotherhood, Steve. Steve is being threatened by the Brotherhood that if he does not kills Addy his family will be destroyed. Only Steve does not see any evil or malice in Addy, he sees something deeper, something that goes back thousands of years.
I absolutely loved the idea of the Gods and Goddesses still roaming the Earth completing their missions. Aphrodite’s choice is a unique blend of mythology, history and suspense. Aphrodite’s story was extremely interesting due to how her blessing had to be given. For her, sex truly is power, the power to heal; and she has healed countless times over her years. However, the Goddess of love can never truly love since the men will forget her after they are intimate; and, of course this is the one thing that Aphrodite wants the most. I enjoyed being able to see Aphrodite’s work blended into history in Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Cyprus , Persepolis and then Versailles 1789 During the March of Versailles and Paris 1944 during World War II. Adventure, suspense and intrigue kicks in full gear as Steve and the Brotherhood are introduced. I knew there was something special about Steve right away, but I could have never guessed the connection that he and Aphrodite share. A sweet ending wraps up Aphrodite’s story and I cannot wait to read more about her sisters in upcoming Goddess Diaries.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
Ever since Christy English picked up a fake sword in stage combat class at the age of fourteen, she has lived vicariously through the sword-wielding women of her imagination. Sometimes an actor, always a storyteller, Christy works happily with Sourcebooks Casablanca to bring the knife-throwing women of her novels to life. A banker by day and a writer by night, she loves to eat chocolate, drink too many soft drinks, and walk the mountain trails of her home in western North Carolina.
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