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Hot as Hades

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  840 ratings  ·  112 reviews

Ensnaring the ultimate bad boy has its risks…and its rewards.

It’s not easy being Hades. Constantly guarding his world against other meddling and ambitious deities is stressful work. So when a naked goddess falls directly into his lap, along with the news that he has to shelter her for the indefinite future, he is less than thrilled. Particularly since he can’t help bu

Kindle Edition, 99 pages
Published October 11th 2011
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Sharon It finally caught fire?
It could be that they merged editions. I've had a few disappear from my lists.…more
It finally caught fire?
It could be that they merged editions. I've had a few disappear from my lists.(less)
Michelle Definitely adult! There are a LOT of graphic sex scenes and mature language.

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Aisling Zena
4.5 stars

I've always had a fascination with the legend of Persephone and Hades. I was really drawn to it when I was younger and I hadn't at the time particularly liked it. If you believe in past lives I was supposedly a priestess in Persephone's temple.

Anyway, this was a fantastic(and more erotic) version of the legend and I loved it! It was sexy, funny, sassy and had just enough differences from the original to make a mark of its own.

If you're looking for some Greek Mythology with a liberal
Anya (~on a semi-hiatus~)
Paranormal sex for the win. I read it and it made me go whoaaaaaaaaa
Penny Watson
Oct 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Penny by: Cara McKenna
Hot As Hades by Alisha Rai

I don't expect the meaning of life when I read an erotica. But I do like some romance and humor thrown into a sexy story. This quick read by Rai is exactly how I like my and hot! It's a fun, extremely sexy, mythologically-inspired quickie. And she does a fabulous job making us care about the characters in a short amount of time. She also manages to squeeze in some emotion and a sweet HEA. The sexy-hot meter on this one is in the Naga Viper chili pe
Sep 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Didn't feel it, didn't finish it.
A caveat: I don’t like novellas. I try to stay away from them as much as possible, especially in erotic romances. I’ve found that most novellas in that genre lack substance and turn into 100 pages of porn without plot. So when I won this book in a giveaway, I was a little apprehensive. I loved Rai’s Glutton For Pleasure but was she talented enough to make me do backflips over a short story? The answer is yes. Hells yes with bells on.

Hot as Hades starts with a steamy bang and only gets steamier.
Mandi Schreiner
Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic, novella, pnr
When the goddess Persephone lands naked on the Lord of the Underworld’s lap, they are both confused. Persephone was just getting out of her river bath when boom! She was transported to the underworld. Hades has no idea who this naked woman is, although happy she is naked and on his lap but suspicious as to why she is there. After grilling her (and okay, maybe fondling her a bit) he realizes she is truly clueless as well. He decides he is going to send her back, but when he tries nothing happens. ...more
Oct 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was amusing, sexy and damn if Hades wasn't wickedly awesome. I like Rai's take on the whole Persephone/Hades romance--and the rather irreverent tone she took when dealing with the other gods. Persephone too was delightful--stubborn and winsome, I could see how Hades fell in love with her.

The snark-y tone that Hades employed when talking about his job or Persephone's chiding 'don't be an idiot' comments made me smile. While I don't think he necessarily enjoyed his job, he definitely could do
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
pretty good novella
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
OMG! This novella is, well, Hot as Hades! I went into this book not knowing anything beyond that I've seen this recommended as a good erotic read. This is a retelling of the Hades and Persephone story. Hades found a naked Persephone dropping from the sky onto his lap. Hades undertook to teaching Persephone on how to use and control her power. And from there, things get really hot and erotic. Overall, I like the author's reimagining of this familiar Greek myth.
Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites


TW: Mentions of rape
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
The title of this book is definitely appropriate for the subject matter! I really enjoyed the author's narrative and the backstories of Hades and Persephone. I always like retellings of my favorite myth, and this book certainly is one of the fun ones! 4.25/5 stars.
Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it
This is such a good, entertaining book! Please change the cringeworthy cover! It doesn't do it justice.
2.5 stars

Unlike his siblings, Hades, God of the Underworld, lives a solitary life. Or rather, he does so until a naked woman falls right into his lap. Hades doesn’t know Persephone from Hera, but he can tell she’s a powerful goddess. After years of protecting his realm from interlopers, that makes him suspicious of Persephone. Yet there’s no denying his attraction to the beautiful goddess and before long Hades believes her story that she didn’t mean to enter his realm. Since she can’t leave, Had
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I loved Hades!!! Who cares about historical inaccurances?! He was cute, cute, cute bad boy!!! Sephie was also cute and funny and she teased Hades mercilessly!
I surprised myself when I laughed reading an erotic novella!
And, even if it was steamy, it was surprisingly "chaste" for an erotic read.
Great job! :D
Krissy P (Kris)
3.5 stars

Cute, funny and sexy little read.
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this version of the classic myth!
Meret Magdi
3 stars (:
I just love Hades!!
I liked this book..
The ending was beautifull xD
Its a cute, short read❤
Charlotte Anne Hamilton
[[4 STARS]]

Holy Hades this was HOT! I’m always here for Hades/Persephone tbh, but this was so good! I adored how the relationship developed between them, the sexual tension was incredible and just ugh. I enjoyed how Alisha Rai changed the mythology to make it... not incest. Hades was awesome. My only complaint was Persephone was a bit too soft? But that’s just my head canon that Persephone is one BAMF.
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun read! The language that Rai uses is modern and fun, while keeping the retelling as close to the original myth as she can, with a few EXCELLENT upgrades. (Bob! The knowledge that Poseidon uses the word "bruh" unironically!) It starts FULL THROTTLE and full frontal, but very quickly steps up how these character will slightly differ from the ones we know. The twist and changes she makes to make this work and work WELL are so small but cleverly done! I really enjoyed both the cha ...more

I've been wanting to read a Hades/Persephone retelling for a while now and since this erotica was only 99 pages, I decided to pick it up.

For an "erotic book", it was very light on sex, but I didn't mind at all. Frankly, I've read erotica that's been 98% sex and they're pretty forgettable. I need plot development to really enjoy a story (erotica or otherwise) and Hot as Hades took the time to develop a new spin on the myth and develop the characters! It was done very nicely.

In this retelling, H
it was a kind of rushed story. i haven't read many books that used greek mythology as a backdrop but the attempt to make the original incestuous nature of persephone and hades (as he's her uncle in the most popular/common-translated versions of the myth, though it's disputable if persephone's relation only came from her being conflated with several other goddesses early-on) made it pretty uncomfortable when the two characters started hooking up. there's a big show of how she's not technically hi ...more
Ruthie Knox
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is so funny and cute and sexy, I just want to smoosh its little cheeks. I love the way Rai has re-told the Hades and Persephone myth here, making Hades into an alpha-male bad boy, but a completely lovable one (the *best*, most responsible of all the gods, really) and Persephone into a slightly naive but nonetheless steely match for him. Also, the sex is hot, and the book made me smile lots. More mythological erotic romance, please, Ms. Rai!
Oct 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sigh - almost 4 stars (3.75)

Nice hot little story that one!

I liked the fact that despite Hades's being an ancient God, He is still cool and collected (and sexy as Hell - pun intended).

Just one problem - Why so short?
If it was longer Hades could have acted out some more as a bad-boy sexy God.... I just love bad-boy sexy Gods (or half gods with a leathal hand, a gotee and a name that's starts with V....)

Anyway - GO READ!

A little rough going in the opening chapter and the plot felt a little choppy, probably due mostly to the novella-size length. But this was fun (full of hot god sex, and they can do rather...different...things; also Hades's tattoo...have mercy) and full of good banter. I really liked the update to Hades and Persephone's story, which is generally terrible and icky, and the inclusion of Cerberus with his "Bob" head was hilarious.
A contemporary take on the Hades/Persephone story that makes full use of its mythical setting while also renegotiating some of the less palatable plot points. Hot and fun, with banter and some really compelling side characters (ie a wacky Cerberus and a Zeus that models the best and worst of upper management).
Steamy Hades-Persephone romance redo.
Hades is alpha, gruff and dirty in bed, while Persephone is very Mother Earthy, sweet and willing to be corrupted.
Almost the entire novella had H and h together building the relationship, not much exploring the Underworld or the mythology, but still a very sexy, fun read! As always this author never disappoints!
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome! Loved every page of it. Good work miss Rai.
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
AWWWWWWWWWW !!! I loveddd it , and i always have a thing for mythology so this was just the book for me ! mmmm hades can take me to the underwolrd whenever he wants !! ;)
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Talk about a delightful joyride! It's what? 75 pages-ish. But boy did I love it. It's a sexy spin on the mythology of Hades and his love life. I don't want to spoil. But ooooo!!!!! :p
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: greek-mythology
Sexy but not cheap... I liked it very much and will be sure to read it again :D
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