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The Sea Queen

(The Dark Queens #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  2,250 ratings  ·  227 reviews
Calypso, Queen of the Seas, is mad. Spitting mad. Ghosts of the dead are fouling her waters. She wants this problem fixed, and she wants it fixed now. Rushing off in search of Hades, Lord of the Underworld, to demand answers, she’s soon shocked to discover him bound and standing trial before a jury of his peers—for nothing less than murder.

Calypso normally despises the b
Kindle Edition, 182 pages
Published June 15th 2015 by FairyTale Publishing
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Vanessa Princessa
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Greek mythology and ladies, who love gentlemen
Recommended to Vanessa by: Mirou
This book is definitely 5 stars. When I read the first 15 pages, I was a little bit disappointed, because I had expected something different. I thought that Calypso was incredibly stupid and I got mad.

Calypso: "I waved a hand, shushing him instantly.
- I'm here to see Hades. He does still live here, right?"

Me: NO, he obviously got bored of the Underworld and instead took off for Hawaii...

It was like...Alexa Riley met the Greek mythology.
I love the Greek mythology SO SO MUCH!

And even though I`ve r
Well ..... if I could have given this book no stars I would have.

I downloaded this book purely on impulse, as I thought the cover was absolutely beautiful. This was definitely a lesson to 'not judge a book by it's cover'. It was also available for free with my Kindle Unlimited trial ... so at least I didn't waste any money on it.

I pretty much have nothing positive to say about it so will keep this brief. The writing is dreadful, with an appalling use of slang and other ridiculous made up words.
Megan | Bookstacks 'n Golden Moms
Calypso and Hades are the new power couple!

I loved everything about this book! I picked it up because I needed a book told from a villain's perspective. Hades is definitely a "villain" and Calypso is described as mad. But I quickly fell in love with Caly and "Death Boy". Calypso is also so naive when it comes to love...and talking in general. I loved listening to the hilarious things that came out of her mouth! This book was entertaining with every turn of the page! I am eager to continue the se
Sep 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
No, no and no! There is no way I'm finishing this book. The writing and dialogue are cringe worthy. ...more
Candace Tidwell
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book is fun and hilarious. That's the only way I can describe it. The storyline is somewhat easy going, besides the fact of Calypso and every other god having a short temper. There was only small temper tantrums to contend with and maybe a few threats of torture for a millennia. You know, nothing intense.
I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
I loved this book so much. 100 points to Calypso and Hades!

The Sea Queen was one of those books that I was supposed to BR last month but never found time to. Luckily, I found some this month. I'm so happy that I dove into this book because it was hilarious. The love between Calypso and Hades was real and I'm so happy that they found happiness.

Now Calypso is the one person you don't want to piss off. She's such a bad ass and super powerful. I loved her. Mostly because of her name because that was
Lakshmi C
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Im a moody reader and the blurb made me think, lets try this.

The story is narrated by Calypso and Hades and both had distinct voices.
Calypso was a primordial Goddess, stronger and older than most Gods and Goddesses. She had a modern, sarcastic voice and a hippocampus as her companion. ( I don't know why I kept picturing underwater feminine hippos as I read it )

She was a curious mix of old and new, innocent and wise. She can take any form she wants but is trying to learn the ways of humans after
The Sea Queen is not an easy one for me to review.

First off, I am absolutely IN LOVE with the cover. It's amazing!

This is the first book I have read by Jovee Winters. I had a really difficult time immersing myself in Kingdom. I love a good book laced with witty banter and silly one-liners but that being said I found it hard to take seriously. Getting through the first half was a struggle for me.

But in the second half when we meet the true, intelligent and ancient Calypso, it was much easier to
Feb 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
This was a disaster from beginning to end. The portrayal of the characters is poorly done and has nothing to do with Greek mythology, in my opinion.
The worst thing is that I felt like the plot was decorating the sex scenes, which were clearly the purpose of this whole thing (and weren't too good actually).
There's close to no character development. Like, one day Calypso, a virgin goddess awakes, sees "hawt Hades" and decides she wants to have him. And we have to believe that the sum of those se
Nicole Carriere
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*Note: I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review.
I’ve read books by this author in the past…but have really felt a stronger appreciation for her after reading this book.
Firstly- if you’ve read any books from the previous series situated in this Universe (Kingdom Series, The Dark Princesses) you are in the loop as to what kind of world has been created for this amazing story to take place. IF you’re new and just checking out this book and are on the fence: you won’t be disappo
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh my gosh, Im in love with the "Bubble But" or better known as Hades. :-)

In the mythical world where anything is possible love can be found in the most unlikely of partners.
The story of Caly and Hades swept me away on a tide of giggles, hilariously bad idioms, love and passion.

I wasn't sure what to expect, but wow am I glad picked this up.I loved every moment of it! I just cant seem to stop smiling like an idiot.
Feb 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Different than expected

I had huge hopes for this, and I don't know if it was my mood or the book but I was overall disappointed. Maybe I expected, a darker and deeper story, Calypso is a tale that's not done often and this was just a very light fluff read. I will continue and see what the rest of the series holds. But I have to say the covers for these books are gorgeous.
I have reread and re reviewed this book on 16th May 2018

This book was even better if possible on a second reading, there were references to things in this book that I only understood after I'd reread it and it made it so much more worthwhile.

The main characters are Calypso and Hades. Calypso is an ancient virgin goddess who takes a particular fancy for Hades while he stands trial. She brings him to her underwater palace where she intends to force him to be her sex slave but instead she catches
Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was awful, sorry. The writing, the characters and the whole story were so weird.
I didn't like it.
Not gonna finish this. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Calypso, virgin Goddess of the Sea, is inspired by the relationship that her daughter-in-law has with her son. Specifically, she is interested in enjoyable sex (she's birthed all her children without involving sex, because hey, she's a goddess). When she stumbles into a confrontation of the Greek Gods who are accusing Hades of killing Persephone, she sees an opportunity. She convinces them to allow her to incarcerate the hotty Hades under the sea while they investigate his guilt. She plans to ma ...more
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Source: I own
Format: Kindle

This book was so fun to read to me. I know there are a lot of bad reviews about this book, but I went into it knowing what to expect so I enjoyed it. This was basically an erotica novel told in the perspective of the gods and goddess. We follow Calypso who is the goddess of the water and she is a virgin, but she wants to change that. When Hades is about to be punished for a crime, Calyspo decided to take him and make him her sex slave. So the book is basically full of
Nov 08, 2018 rated it liked it
It was a fast-paced story which includes an insta-attraction between the two characters. I am actually glad for this matter since there are fewer fillers and all.
What I liked about this book:
>I love the personalities of all character, especially with Calypso. I adore Janita just as much as Calypso.
>The narration is easy to follow. (Told in first person perspective.)
>The smut read was ok but it was still fun.
On the other hand:
I think the story revolves too much around Calypso which the title mad
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Although there were some really interesting premises in this book...I never felt like the story line ever felt fully developed. Yes, there was a beginning and an end. However, all the stuff in the middle was just kinda jumbled with the sex scenes. I know there was a wonderful mystery in there somewhere...but without making some huge deductions on my own, it would have been lost. This is book one in the Dark Queens series...and I'm gonna give book 2 a chance. Let's hope it get's better. ...more
Elsa Carrion
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you like mythology, check out this book. It's funny and it's pretty fast read. I love all the sarcasm which had me cracking up and I couldn't help but love the main characters Hades and Calypso / Thalassa. Who would have thought Lucifer/Hades was capable of such things!! ...more
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars

This book was a quick read for me. In this book, you get to see Calypso and Hades get really close and fall in love with each other. There are some smut scenes in there since Calypso is more than ready to have sex for the first time and no longer be a virgin. When she sees him, she becomes possessive and wants him immediately. This book was also funny at times (Calypso being the main reason here).
Colleen Vanderlinden
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So, obviously I have this deep, abiding love for modern twists on the Greek gods, and Jovee Winters did a fabulous job making Calypso and Hades very real, even while infusing both with the type of majesty only a god could possess. Calypso's confused phrases, her open, honest attitude, and the way all of that plays against the fact that she's one of the most powerful things in existence (and she knows it) just made me absolutely adore her.

And Hades... Hades was perfect. Of course.

They really were
Another DNF. I had this on audio book and the narrator was actually great, but I just couldn't listen to Calypso talk about sex like she was a 16 year old girl. She's supposed to be immortal, so for her to be so ignorant was annoying. She was just being stupid about all of it. I got about halfway through and I had to turn it off, I was getting second hand embarassment for Calypso.....she was just so dumb.

"I wanted to flog his dolphin with my blowhole." Really?

I actually didn't realize that this
Bitchin' Reads
I stopped reading 25% into it, and I decided I just couldn't do it. I have deemed it a DNF and I won't be returning to it. This is the only book I have read by this author, and I would be willing to check out another book of hers, but if they are written anything like this one...Dang, I have to say I just don't like this specific author's style of story telling.

I also came into this having read a lot of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books, which is why I even downloaded the ebook for The Sea Queen. Unfortu
The Book Gawdess
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have loved mythology since I was a child so of course when I saw mention of Greek gods in the blurb, I knew I had to check it out.

The Sea Queen is about Calypso. If you know your mythology, you would know she's one of the Primordial Ones, older than the Greek gods themselves. She is a virgin goddess, like Athena who normally avoids the other gods at all times. However, Hades' souls have been popping up in her waters and she needs to know why. However, when she reaches to confront him, she find
Jan 03, 2021 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

I'm not entirely sure how to review this. I found Calypso to be off putting most of the time, and I found a few of the sex scenes to be super cringey with the dialogue that was used, but despite that, I didn't hate it? I don't know.

I found myself really enjoying Calypso's interactions with Aphrodite and Nimue more than I liked anything else. Although, I was really bothered that she couldn't keep track of what false name she was suing for Hades. It was a different name every time she spo
Tiera McMillian
Oct 22, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5. Really enjoyable read with a awkward, naive, not the most eloquent, and absurdly funny FMC. Honestly, despite the story lacking much action and adventure, it was very entertaining. I think the author did a great job making the Greek mythology all her own.

Our FMC, Calypso, elemental goddess of water, finds herself coming to the rescue of Hades, after millennia of wanting nothing to do with the Greek gods and goddesses. I have to admit that it felt like we were jumping into something mid seri
Dec 31, 2017 rated it did not like it
The lame title and bad reviews should've given me a hint
Yikes... I try really hard to not read any book that I think will earn less than 3-star rating, and of the 120 books I read in 2017 this was only my 2nd book under 3-stars. The blurb and many positive reviews tricked me into hoping I might like this. I didn't mind the amount of sex but the writing felt juvenile. The way Calypso speaks is infuriating. I found myself getting into the fantasy of the story only to be ripped out every time calyp
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Nov 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2019
This was a kindle freebie at one time. Look at that GORGEOUS cover! However, that's the *only* good thing about this one. I was annoyed with Calypso- she was a horrible heroine and happened to have had many children, but was a virgin (whatever). She didn't treat others very well. The writing didn't work for me; there's a lot of slang used (calling Hades "hawt" or feeling "funky"). I would have normally DNF'd this, but I needed a quick read (I'm a bit behind on my end-of-year reading goal). ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Witty, funny and most enjoyable characterisation. Easy and light reading a bit on the naughty side. Loved this entertaining take on Greek mythology.
James Walker
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ugh love me some Greek mythology fantasy
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