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How to Worship a Goddess

(Forgotten Goddesses #2)

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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  255 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Lucy was once the beloved Goddess of the Moon, and could have any man she wanted. But these days, the goddesses of the Etruscan pantheon are all but forgotten. The only rituals she enjoys now are the local hockey games, where one ferociously handsome player inflames her divine blood. Brandon Stevenson is one hundred percent focused on the game, until he looks up and sees a ...more
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Published December 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Laurie Garrison
Holy smoke this book is sizzling hot! You get great characters, action, humor and sizzling hot sex. What else could anyone ask for? Not me I loved it and didn’t want it to end. Stephens’s talent never ceases to amaze me.

I loved reading both Lucy and her extremely hot soccer player Brandon. Brandon thinks he is washed up but before it all ends he get a total surprise because he is not all human. Yep, I end here you have to read to find out what he is. *whispering* I will tell you he not wolf… Sq
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Holly
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is actually the second book in the Forgotten Goddesses series and I really liked this one better than the first. Now, don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the first one but I guess I had a little trouble enjoying it because I was so busy getting to know all the goddesses and characters and figuring out just what was going on, ya know, first book syndrome and all.

This book is about Lusna 'Lucy' Etruscan Goddess of the Moon. In the first book we learn that the goddesses are being hunted down f
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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Lucy, the Etruscan Goddess of the Moon and the goddess the Lucani worship. However, there are demons after her trying to steal her power to get their master out the Underworld, which makes is really bad timing when Brandon Stevenson, the ice hockey player she has been lusting sfter for two seasons steps into her bar looking for her.

I confess, I have been a bad bad girl! Normally I am really OCD about reading books in order, but I have been naughty as I haven't read the first book yet: What a God
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Riverina Romantics
3.75 Stars

How to Worship a Goddess was a new spin on a hugely expanding genre.

It seems that every second romance author is trying their hand at paranormal which makes it hard to find a unique story in between all the variations of vampires, demons, fae etc, but I think Stephanie Julian may have a winner here.

The female protagonist - is a Goddess, but the part I enjoyed is that she wasn't perfect, she wasn't the be all and end all of all thing magical. Her powers weren't anything profound - in
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Denise
Nov 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gods, romance
Lucy the goddess of the moon is now a forgotten goddess, But even though she is considered forgotten she holds more power than her sister goddess. Charon a god of the underworld wants out and in order to do that he has to capture Lucy and consume her powers. Lucy owns a bar and with Lucy having time on her hand she loves to watch ice hockey so she goes to the rink every week and when she first went there she fell in love with one player, Brandon Stevenson. Brandon has played hockey all his life. ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://whippedcream2.blogspot.com/201...

If a reader is looking for a book that will grab them from the first chapter then How to Worship a Goddess will do the trick. Ms. Julian sets the seduction up with teases about who and what Lucy is and how she’s yearned for the sexy and scarred hockey player. He turns up at her bar and the heat just sizzles between them. At first it’s a slow burn but the reader gets drawn in because of the eager anticipation thrumming through the scen
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Jen
Sep 27, 2011 rated it liked it
First of all, I love the Author's note at the end - telling us how she decided to tell a story about a Hockey Player - and not just any Hockey Player, but one about the Reading Royals from her hometown - that's awesome that she was able to use that personal experience in her own book :)

Anyway - Onto the Review - the book starts off with us following Lucy on a typical day - Lucy Aster - Etruscan Goddess of the Moon. "Some days, it just didn't pay to get out of bed, Especially if you happened to
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Amanda
I'd give it a 3 rating for a regular PNR standards and a 3.5 for erotica standards.

Summary:
Lucy is one of the forgotten Etruscan Goddesses, over the past millennium as times and worships change she has lost most of her power. If she hadn’t had her Luciani (werewolves) she truly would be forgotten. One of Lucy’s few pleasures left in life is hockey and one hockey player in particular. Each game Lucy sits in her seat and lusts for Brandon Stevenson, if only she could find a way to meet the intrig
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Liz at Fictional Candy
Nov 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
“Wow. Just… Wow.” To steal a line from the book, that sums it up for me. I read this book in two evenings, that’s how much I loved it.

How To Worship a Goddess, a Goddess named Lucy, actually. Even more exact, Lusna Etrucian Goddess of the Moon. Lucy is one of the Forgotten Goddesses, Goddesses mainly in name and diminishing power. She’s worshiped by some still, namely the Lucani (skin shifters, werewolves). Lucy has been feeling obsolete since her powers have been dwindling.

In walks Brandon Stev
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Dangerous Romance Book Reviews
How to Worship a Goddess is the second book in Stephanie Julian’s series Forgotten Goddesses, and I’ll have to admit not only is the series growing on me, but I have a hard time to put it down.
In the first book; What a Goddess Wants we met Tessa and Cal. This book focus on Tessa’s Goddess sister Lucy.

Lucy is the Goddess of the Moon, she was also called Lusna. She is a bit more powerful than her sisters, but mostly because of her wolves. Yep, Lucy is worshiped by Etruscan werewolves. When they wo
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Rebecca
Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


This was a fun, sexy paranormal romance, and while it’s the second in the series, it reads as a standalone novel. I hadn’t read any of Stephanie Julian’s books before, but after checking out her webpage, I realized that this series is loosely connected to her Lucani Lovers series. You definitely don’t have to have read any of the other books to enjoy How to Worship a Goddess, but after finishing this book I’m look
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Sinfully sexy and deliciously intriguing, How to Worship a Goddess was a smokin’ hot read start to finish!

Lucy Aster (otherwise known as Lusna, Etruscan Goddess of the Moon) loves hockey, I mean what’s not to love? Sexy, brawny men full of testosterone flying across the ice straining and fighting each other over a win. But veteran player Brandon Stevenson is the real lure for Lucy. Little does she know that Brandon has been watching her just as intently as she’s been watching him. When Brand fi
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Christi Snow
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
It's official...I am a Stephanie Julian and a Forgotten Goddesses super-fan!! I loved the first book, but OMG, this one (book #2 in the series) was so phenomenal. I sat down to read it and could not put it down until it was completely finished. I loved the addition of the hockey player aspect (I have a soft spot for heroes that play professional sports) and Brandon is definitely up there with as a hot, hard, hunky hockey player.


This book features Lucy, Goddess of the Moon. Not only do
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L.E.Olteano
And here we are yet again with a hot romance, or maybe romantic erotica would fit it better? If we're thinking of it as just erotica, it has got to be one of the best books of the genre I've read so far.

What really makes this an awesome read is that, aside having stupid-hot chemistry, Brandon and Lucy have a lot of feeling going as well. I mean, don't get me wrong, just hotness is cool, but without feelings it's not as interesting as it could get. :D I like them both as characters, separately,
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Kristen
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Romance, Myth, and Magic
RECEIVED: Review Request from author
BLOG: http://seeingnight.blogspot.com/

REVIEW:
How to Worship a Goddess is the second novel in the Forgotten Goddess series by Stephanie Julian. Even though I hadn’t read the first novel I was immediately drawn into this world of goddesses. Stephanie Julian’s story was fun and the readers will definitely need a fan to cool themself off.

The novel follows Lucy; she is the Etrucian Goddess of the Moon and one
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Bells
Aug 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Lucy may feel like a forgotten goddess, but there are those that still worship and respect her. She lives her life surrounded by them and is happy, but misses male companionship. She attends the local hockey games and is attracted to one of the hockey players and is surprised to find out that he's attracted to her as well. Brandon has had his eye on Lucy when she attends his games and decides to find out more about her by showing up to the bar in which she owns. Lucy is shocked when she learns t ...more
Michelle Greathouse
Nov 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
How To Worship A Goddess is the second book in the Forgotten Goddesses series by Stephanie Julian and a Romance from SourceBooks Casablanca.

Book Blurb:

He’s exactly what she’s always wanted. And she unleashes him like a force of nature...

Lucy was once the beloved Goddess of the Moon, and she could have any man she wanted. But these days the goddesses of the Etruscan pantheon are all but forgotten. The only rituals she enjoys now are the local hockey games, where one ferociously handsome player st
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Deelylah Mullin
Dec 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Totally SMOKIN' HOTT read! Ms. Julian did an excellent job fusing mythology and reality with this title. Oh. Some excellent smexy scenes, too. More like the reality of a burgeoning relationship than what we generally see in paranormal romance. I was also impressed that the only thing that really tried to drive the hero/heroine apart was situations. I was also impressed that the story arc moved ... and moved.... and moved! It was difficult to put this one down :)

Lucy, Goddess of the Moon, finds h
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Lea
Nov 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
I havent had the chance to read the first novel in the Forgotten Goddesses series, so I can only speak my mind about the second one. How to Worship a Goddess is a highly entertaining and hot read that kept me glued to my kindle.

The plot is rather simple. Lucy is the goddess of the moon and hunted by a demon, because of her powers. Those are still strong, because her lucani, humans who can turn into a wolf, are still worshipping her.
She has two weaknesses: Hockey and the sexy Hockeyplayer Brando
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Stephanie
Nov 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
If you were to tell me two days ago that there would be a viable story about an ancient Etruscan Moon Goddess and Hockey players in Reading, Pennsylvania, I would have thought you were nuts.

The cover is kind of wacky: In the book the Hockey player she loves is a dirty-blond haired white guy and I am pretty sure the guy on the cover is African-American. At least she isn't wearing a ball gown.

The story has a lot of caring love making; messy, dripping sex. A lot. But there is also a plot and it has
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MARQUETTA
Dec 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Lucy is another forgotten goddess but she still has her loyal followers. Lucy has set up a life for herself running a bar and surrounding herself with the lucani. She's also an avid hockey fan and has the hots for hockey player Brandon Stevenson. Lucy attends every game to watch her crush in action. Unbeknownst to her, Brandon has noticed Lucy noticing him and looks for her at every game. Brandon decides that he's tired of watching Lucy from the comfort of the rink and decides that it's time the ...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Brandon Stevenson has quickly become Lucy’s favorite hockey player. She attends every game just to watch him. Little does she know that he watches her from the ice. Brandon decides he’s tired of just watching, he needs to meet her. When Lucy sees Brandon walk into her bar she knows that she will be able to enjoy one night with the man, after all he is human (he is right?) and can know nothing of her world.

I truly believe this is one of the sexiest books I have read in a long time. Lucy and Brand
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Danielle
Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
This is the second book in the series and I loved it even more than the first and if you read my review of the first book you'll know thats saying a whole lot about this one. You do need to read the first book before this one to completely understand whats going on in this story. Lucy is goddess of the moon and is one of the few that retained some of her powers. She is also the creator of the werewolves and is still worshiped by them. She is also a big fan of hockey and has had a crush on one of ...more
Redheads Review it Better
Brandon, or Brand as everyone else likes to call him, is instantly enamored with the beautiful woman that attends every one of his hockey games. Finally getting up the nerve to track her down, he goes to her bar only to find that things are a little off. That is until he see the object of his desire and everything else doesn't matter.

Lucy is shocked to find Brandon here at her home. Not sure how he found her, she can't help but give in to their explosive chemistry. After failing to successfully
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Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating: 3.5 stars: Liked it a lot - recommend (B+)
Full Review: http://www.twimom227.com/2011/12/revi...

I was drawn into Lucy and Brandon’s story right from the start. The “lust/love at first site” trope worked for this story, and I didn’t feel like they rushed into things. I was glad that the characters didn’t find ways to drive apart their bond. The two “share their love” *wink* often - and aggressively, at times. Ms. Julian is an expert author of steamy smex scenes.

There were some interesti
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Anna
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
At one time Lucy Aster was Lusna - the Goddess of the Moon, worshipped by many. Nowadays, not so much. She has lost quite a bit of her power and with it there is a lot of frustration. What she lives for now is the hockey games she attends and a certain sexy hockey player by the name of Brandon Stevenson.

I loved Lucy & Brandon's story. Out of all the Etruscan stories, this one is my favorite. How to Worship A Goddess is deliciously steamy. It down right sizzles. You'll be wishing you were in
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Lara
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z-2013
My main problem with books like these is why? Why does this extraordinary person suddenly fall for this normal one? This book recognizes that question, and does provide something of an answer, though not a complete one.

I found this heroine to be pretty delightful, despite her diminished powers. She is confident in who she is, but has lost confidence in her place in the world. The hero is tired but hasn't figured out his future. Well, when they get together, surprises arise. Plus, there is a bad
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Angie
Mar 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was sex over the top! Lucy and Brandon were like energizer bunnies! It started off hot and heavy from the get go and then the story really got going. It brough Charun back and the blue demons (I'm not even going to try and spell it), also Cal and Tessa made an appearance. Sal was a big part of it but then you brought in the wolves that worshipped Lucy. Hockey player and moon goddess...what a combo. A little far fetched that any person would be so "okay" about learning of an entire "species" ...more
Shan ~ A ~
Dec 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this. I had never heard of Stephanie Julian before, but she is now one of my favs. Brandon and Lucy's chemistry was smoking hot. The love the felt for one another was intense. The love scenes were tastefully done and very erotic.

The best thing is this book would have been good without the sex, because the plot was so good. I am hoping that there is more to come with these people.
Just realized that is is book 2. I have got to find book 1.
Deniece
I'll start by saying keep glasses of water by you, windows cracked what ever you have to do to stay cool cause this book is HOT, HOT & did i mention HOT! Gees O' Pete's absolutely Love Brand and Lucy together the story was good wasn't ever a dull moment. Wow After Tessa and Cal's book I didn't think the sex scenes could get any better and they were. Very descriptive very intense and über kinky! Excited for GODDESS IN THE MIDDLE! Two thumbs Mrs. Julian!!!!
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Stephanie Julian writes sultry romance for adventurous readers.

She is the author of the best-selling Salon Games and Indecent series. INVITE ME IN (previously published as BY PRIVATE INVITATION) was an RT Magazine Top Pick. AN INDECENT PROPOSITION was named by BookBub as one of the 20 Best Erotic Books.

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“She loved hockey. Loved the speed, the agility. The fights. The men. Brawny, sweaty, messy. They let their hair grown, though no one would ever accuse them of being feminine, not with perpetual five o'clock shadow and bulging muscles. They skated with the grace of ballet dancers and fought at the drop of a glove.” 5 likes
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