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To Teach an Ancient God

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Free eread: Hades had waited a thousand years for Jenna Krinard, or Persephone as she had once been known to him. The problem is, Jenna is a modern woman and she'll have to teach an old god new tricks in love. What she doesn't know is how much she'll learn about love herself.
ebook, 19 pages
Published April 2007 by All Romance Ebooks LLC (first published 2007)

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This book was quite an interesting short story with the intamcy between Hades and Jenna, but it was hard to get over the incorrect facts on the Greek god. I was pulled in by the passion between the two characters and saw a nice twist to how Hades is portrayed. The ending makes me wish there were more, but I find the ending hard to believe since Hades has to run the Underworld
Yz the Whyz
An interesting twist to the Greek myth of Hades/Persephone. I wish it were longer. I'm really intrigued on how their relationship would have developed.
Dec 14, 2009 SheLove2Read rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes mythology
Short but pretty good.
Nov 16, 2010 Kelly/yllektra rated it liked it
I got this quite some time ago, but somehow I didn't find the time to read it.
Which is a shame as it was very sweet and short.

I was already reading another book and I needed some kind of break (unfortunately it happens to me a lot - I get distracted while reading a book- which doesn't mean I am not enjoying the book, I'm just a Gemini and I have a problem concentrating on only one thing sometimes so I need constant change and stimulation).

Anyways, I liked the fact that it was short and to the p
Elly Green
Aug 09, 2014 Elly Green rated it it was ok
This is not a work of erotica, nor, really, can I claim it is a work of romance. I would consider this piece somewhere between flash fiction and a short story. It leaves much behind, but still got my interest peaked and my heart going "Aww..." The tale of Hades & Persephone seems to be one of those that just asks for romance and erotica writers to take a stab at. And, this story is nothing new per se. It takes place in modern times with a woman who has been reborn as Persephone. Hades has wa ...more
This read like a literary Swiss Cake Roll. Super sweet and you know it's probably not good for you, but that doesn't matter and you crave it anyway.

Hades and Persephone is one of my favorite Greek myths, and one that translates pretty easily into the romance genre for obvious reasons. As a short story, there was only so much to be done with it, and if you're looking for relationship buildup, this is going to disappoint you.

But if you like heroes to be called sexy Greek gods and it be literal, an
Ronda  Tutt
Aug 22, 2010 Ronda Tutt rated it really liked it
Gotta love authors who make stories out of the mythology legends. Hades finally finally finds his Persephone and reunites them only to get her back to the underworld, Persephone has to give her soul up to Hades. Well after Persephone has lived as a human for the last 30 years and has finally got her own house, she is not ready to give up her world to go to the underworld. She wants both so she eats the forbidden fruit and tells Hades by eating the fruit she can spend 6 months a year with him in ...more
Feb 17, 2012 Mareena rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes short stories
Recommended to Mareena by: Sapphire Phelan and All Romance Ebooks
When Hades finds Jenna Krinard in the mortal world, he is convinced that she is the incarnation of his missing wife, Persephone. He has been searching for her for a thousand years and is slowly losing patience. He kidnaps her again as he did a millenium ago and takes her to the Underworld.

Jenna Krinard is just getting her life together with a new job and a new house - one that is truly beautiful to her. Then Hades kidnaps her and she remembers her former life with him. Now, she is desperate to f
Feb 08, 2012 Ellie rated it it was ok
I was not a fan of this super short read. While I absolutely love anything with a Greek Mythology base, this one bothered me. The biggest thing was that they referred to Zeus as Hades' father and that is not correct. If you are going to use Greek mythology get important parts correct especially the Gods family tree.
Seule Lectrice
Jul 17, 2011 Seule Lectrice rated it liked it
The sad part is the size, a shame it's so short. The story of Hades and Persephone is beatiful, I love that myth.
It was a fun and sweet read anyway!
Dec 28, 2009 Kittiya rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I think this would be a very interesting story if it was turned into a full novel. I felt that because it was so short it was lacking so much story for me. Though I did enjoy what was there.
Dec 18, 2012 Kimchi rated it liked it
It was really short I mean like four maybe five pages but the author had something going. I wish it was longer. Would like to have known how he ran off her suitors. It left me wanting more
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Sapphire Phelan has published erotic and sweet paranormal/fantasy/science fiction romance along with a couple of erotic horror stories. Her erotic urban fantasy, Being Familiar With a Witch is a Prism 2010 Awards winner and a Epic Awards 2010 finalist. The sequel to it is A Familiar Tangle With Hell, released June 2011 from Phaze Books, Both eBooks were combined into one print book, The Witch and ...more
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