This a short story, inbetween Lords of the Underworld novels. In fact, set around a romance between Atlas the Titan God of Strength, and Nike, his GreThis a short story, inbetween Lords of the Underworld novels. In fact, set around a romance between Atlas the Titan God of Strength, and Nike, his Greek counterpart (Greek Goddess of Strength).
When the Titans were held captive by the Greeks, Atlas seduced his way out of prison, and Nike was one of many that he tried his wiles on. But she fell for it, hated him for it, and had her name tattooed into him for revenge.
Now the tables are turned, and the Greeks are in captivity. Atlas is Nike's Jailor, but he's a little obsessed by her.
Despite the setting, this is not a true Captor-Captive romance. In fact it's best described as a romance in which both parties are in denial about their own feelings, and unaware of the other's attraction to them. It's also about sacrifice in the name of love.
I loved how Nike is not conventionally attractive. Being the Goddess of Strength, she's fairly big and muscular, and her nose is too big. I like how Gena Showalter does this with her characters, not every man and woman is pin-up sexy, but there is always someone who will see their beauty.
It's not a perfect story, I'm not as big a fan of Gena's writing as I used to be, but I did like it. And I do still like the world and characters she's created. And I will keep reading.
This is me having a break from anything that requires too much thought. Going back to my old reliable dirty paranormal het romance! I have a few serieThis is me having a break from anything that requires too much thought. Going back to my old reliable dirty paranormal het romance! I have a few series to catch up on! I deny that they're totally trashy, I only read the ones with plot and a fantasy element!
In this prequel to the Lords of the Underworld series, Geryon is a Guardian to the gate of hell, and Kadence is the Goddess of opression, banished to the outskirts of hell where her spirit is bound with the wall so that she has to protect it. And if the wall breaks, she dies.
This is the inside story about how the Lords of the Underworld demons broke out of hell, and how pandora's box came to be. so I kinda knew how it ended. Nice story tho, sex was predictable but decent.
One thing I did like is that although Geryon is pretty hideously horned and furred and mishapen, he didn't have to turn into a handsome prince to get the girl. She likes him just the way he is. Nice :)