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Before (Destined 0.5)

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  150 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
THIS IS A SHORT STORY prequel to my full-length novel, DESTINED.

When the God of Love falls in love for the very first time, the results are powerful ... and painful. Journey back to a time BEFORE Eros met Psyche and find out what happens when Eros is powerless to control the heart of the girl he loves.
Published May 26th 2012 by Mae Day Publishing (first published May 1st 2012)
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Majo's Library.
"Never love again. Especially not a mortal". I like that, yeah
This is a little short story about Eros and his first love before he met Psyche.
So... I don't know... maybe 3stars for the book, and 5 for the cover? xDD
May 28, 2012 Dani rated it really liked it
Eros has taken things a bit too far this time with his mischievous fooling around in the gods’ love lives. And so, he is temporarily banished by Zeus to live amongst mortals who will show him no reverence or special treatment. By all means, a cruel punishment for his various minor infractions, right? But Eros just might begin to discover that he’s treated love a bit too flippantly and that when it comes to affairs of the heart, the consequences are never minor.

Telling the story of Eros before he
Jun 03, 2012 Jess rated it it was amazing
Super quick, 5 minute prequel. It was interesting & definitely has me wanting to read the next in the series... so I'm off to do that :)
Aug 08, 2012 Dianne rated it it was amazing
Oh my, Eros. It's 3AM here in my side of the world and here you are, making me want to read Destined NOW. Gah, I need sleep, I do, I'm a growing kid (whatever) but Destined. I need Destined. I need it.

Jessie Harrell, you are a such a magnificent writer. I had not expectations coming in but I ended up squealing and rating it a 5. I do not give five stars for books even if I enjoyed it so much. I tend to give it to those that made me think or those that are not shallow. I am not saying Before is s
Rebecca A. Rogers
A short prequel told from Eros's perspective about his first true love. Fans of Destined should read this.

Also, I knew this cover looked familiar; it's the same cover as Cabel's Story. But if that's what Eros is meant to look like, he's a cutie patootie! ;)
Aug 16, 2016 Arianna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This one, I guess I should have expected it to be short, but this gave so little that I just was left with utter disappointment and thought, 'What the hell was the point of even writing this.'
Jessie Harrell
May 28, 2012 Jessie Harrell rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: wrote-it
This is a fun little short story written from Eros' first person perspective.
M.A. Nichols
Sep 30, 2015 M.A. Nichols rated it did not like it
This was a silly excuse for a novella. It really is just a short story (only a few pages long) and it told a story that didn't need to be told and did it poorly. It tells the story of Eros's heartbreak that came before Psyche. In the book, "Destined", it told enough of the story to work for the plot and this felt like just a superfluous add-on that really did more damage to my opinion of Eros than enhance it. The way his heartbreak is described in "Destined", it makes sense for his bitterness an ...more
Let's be honest here... middle of the range story, but it's all about that cover!
Feb 02, 2013 majiqcarpet rated it it was amazing
Beautiful~! Although i dont think Eros truly loved her from the heart. Maybe he did out of lust. And for Psyche he was shot by his own arrow. I dont think gods can truly love someone from the heart, still and awesome read. Treasure every second. And absolutely LOVED the details and description here. So realistic. I felt Eros' agony <3 ~Annabeth
Mar 30, 2013 Holly rated it liked it
It's always really nice to see the prequel to the book you love, especially when it covers a backstory you're really curious about. But this was just too short! I think I only had to click next on my kindle 8 times and it was over. That's hardly anything! I mean, it was interesting, but it was way too brief.
Never love again. Especially not a mortal. Once my heart was whole, I would never again let it be shattered. For nearly two years, I kept that promise to myself. I found comfort in the arms of various nymphs and women, but I never let myself get attached. Never let down my walls.
And then came Psyche.
Mar 15, 2016 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So I have been holding back reading this book so today I decided to actually read it and I finished it in 10 minutes it was nice and all but no details whatsoever. When I started to read it the book was done.
Kimber Shook
Aug 18, 2012 Kimber Shook rated it it was amazing
This was a very short novella. It lets you get to know Eros a little before Psyche comes into the picture. It lets you feel something for Eros and understand why he was the way he was.

I loved it!
Morgan Schell
Apr 07, 2013 Morgan Schell rated it it was amazing
A very quick background look into why Eros acts the way he does. Makes you further appreciate just how special his love for Psyche was.
Kirby Hamann
May 30, 2013 Kirby Hamann rated it really liked it
Super short, but gives you a better understanding of destined. Best to read AFTER destined in my opinion
Kayla Eklund
Nov 30, 2013 Kayla Eklund rated it really liked it
Shelves: free-kindle
Before was a very short story. Nevertheless, I greatly enjoyed it. I will probably start Destined soon.
 Bella Marie
Jan 19, 2013 Bella Marie rated it did not like it
Nothing special. The love affair of one of the gods of olympus that formed his personality.....

Read 2 November 2012

It was ok, nice to know more about the girl before Psyche
Dec 04, 2012 Meighan rated it it was amazing
Great short intro into Destined. Wonderfully done, a great look into Ero's character.
Jul 16, 2012 Jenni rated it really liked it
A little short story about Eros and his first love before he met Psyche.
Jan 31, 2013 Priscilla rated it it was ok
It was too short!!!!!!!!!!!
It wasn't what I was hoping for!!
Dec 10, 2014 Amelia rated it really liked it
I actually liked this a lot! Be it short, It was very nice!
J.A. Souders
Jul 21, 2012 J.A. Souders rated it really liked it
Cute little short story about Eros before Psyche.
Tonda Stockwell
Nice intro into Destined..
Jan 27, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it
Short? but nice.))))))))
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By day, I'm an appellate lawyer. By night, I'm a wife, mother of two, and author/lover of all things Greek mythology. I'm a native Floridian, frustrated world traveler, unrepentant dreamer, lover of acoustic music and not-so-closet geek. Destined, released November 17, 2011, is my first novel. Stay tuned for Beneath the Surface, co-written with the amazing Brooklyn Grant, coming summer 2012.
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