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Nectar of the Gods

(Beyond the Gods #1)

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Passion doesn’t always follow the rules of fate…

Ambrosia has spent her life preparing for the day she would avenge her mother's death. Working undercover as a prostitute, she draws in the man who took her mother's life. Not realizing who Ambrosia is, the man admits to her that her mother is still alive – and he's on a quest to finish what he started twenty-three years ago.
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Published November 28th 2017 by CTP Pulse (first published July 4th 2014)
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Stephanie (Bookfever)
Spawn Of Medusa was a great read. I had a little issues with the romance and the ending but I love Greek mythology and really enjoyed this book.

Ambrosia was a fantastic character to read about. She had so much spirit and wit. I loved her fierceness. Nobody knows she's Medusa's daughter (because someone else boasts about being the spawn of Medusa) and she's working as a prostitute in a brothel run by Hercules (I kid you not). One night she meets Perseus and that's the start of one hell of a jour
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Tracy Ehlers
Daughter of Medusa raised by the fates living the life of a whore under the ever increasing attention of Hercules... Welcome Perseus famed slayer of Medusa.... What will Ambrosia do when she finds out her mother is still alive, and Perseus is on his way to finally finish her off? Ambrosia convinces Perseus to allow her to join his adventure, and they journey to Medusa's cave. An adventure with many trials, and along the way Ambrosia falls in love with Perseus, but she must consider what will hap ...more
Romance Novel Giveaways Lauren Seiberling
This was such an epic journey of love and belonging!

I loved the casual, personal touch Mary gave to such awesome, immortal beings like the Fates. In a good way, they reminded me of the three fairies from Sleeping Beauty instead of the fearsome creatures illustrated in mythology. In my opinion, to portray the being responsible for death as believably wholesome and matronly takes talent!

The way the gods were linked to Ambrosia kept me very interested to see how they would interact with her. Again,
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Debbie Herbert
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book to be intensely romantic and profound. What better way than a mythology retelling to explore the big themes of love, betrayal, unknown enemies, monsters and unexpected allies. Throughout the book, the tension level is high as Ambrosia wrestles with guilt as she falls in love with the handsome Perseus, her mother's killer.

Along the journey, I was enchanted by the Greek gods and demi gods. Hercules as a bar bouncer? Genius. The Fates raising an orphan? Intriguing. And along the w
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Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Spawn Of Medusa was an interesting spin on the tale of Medusa and mythology. I had issues with the romance aspect to this story, it just didn't feel real to me. I don't think I would ever have had the hots for a man that killed my mother, that seemed pretty far fetched. Even more so when your constantly referring to him as your enemy. The whole prostitute thing also just kinda took away from it, specially when they called Hercules a pimp.

The adventure in this book made up for the strange romanc
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Linda Thackeray
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a long time fan of the film 'Clash of the Titans' and a lover of Greek mythology in general, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Spawn of Medusa by Mary Bernsen. The book was so organically connected to the events of the film, it felt like an official sequel.

It would be unfair however, to regard The Spawn of Medusa in this context alone. This is an adventure story replete with mythical monsters and demigods seen through the eyes of an engaging heroine.

Ambrosia is the daughter of Medusa the Gorgon. R
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Kelly
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Char
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a short read for me and I had it finished in one day. The Spawn of Medusa was one of those books you start reading and can't go to bed until you have it finished. I really like Mary's writing style, she keeps you interested and wanting to know what is going to happen next. I do not know very much about Greek mythology but what I do know made this story feel real. It was refreshing to not read a lot of cursing and sex scenes in a story. Mary was able to keep this book on the adult level ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Ambrosia has spent her life looking for the man who killed her mother so she can have her revenge. She plans to kill the man who murdered her mother, Medusa. She decides to go undercover as a prostitute hoping that it will bring her closer to her mother’s murder.

Perseus shows up at the brothel where she is working one day and tells Ambrosia that Medusa is still alive and that he is going to find her and finish what he started twenty-three years ago. Ambrosia talks Perseus into letting her go wi
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Jessica Bronder
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ambrosia is determined to the find the man that killed her mother and kill him. She spends her time as a prostitute as she hunts. Then she finds him and learns that he mother may not really be dead. Ambrosia decides to partner up with Perseus as he hunts down her mother down. Ambrosia is waiting for the best time to exact her revenge when she realizes that she is starting to fall in love with Perseus.

I love stories with mythological characters in present day. It’s always fascinating to see where
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S.K. Gregory
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ambrosia is the daughter of Medusa. She is on a mission to find the man who killed her mother, but Perseus is not who she thought he was. I really enjoyed the story, I love stories about ancient Greece. It was well written and I would definitely recommend it.
Sophie Koufes
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nectar Of The God's is the first book in this brand new series Beyond The Gods #1. A fantasy romance drenched in Greek Mythology. The premise of this novel is highly intriguing as I love reading about Greek Mythology. I was hooked right from the beginning to the end. With well detailed world building descriptions, a captivating plot & enchanting characters to keep you enamored.. Ambrosia's character is my favourite as she is the perfect heroine as not only is she beautiful, bold, audacious, ...more
Myla Aguilar
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romantic

Wow what a page turner and well written story. I truly love this retelling of Medusa and highly recommend this series.
Clara Rosner
Mar 07, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Nectar of the gods

I loved reading this book and I could not put it down.but then again I love all stories about God’s and
Mortals

Callista
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One sitting read

Had my attention the whole time. Love Greek mythology and the story of Medusa. Hopefully, transformation and happy ending for her was in order.
Véronique Laplante Grenier
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really loved the first book in Beyond the Gods serie. Can't wait for the next one.
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
I am really torn up about what to rate this book. In fact, I’m going to make my decision as I write this review and see what it feels like in the end.
I like reading about Greek mythology. I like how the possibilities are endless when you write a story that’s based on myth, and some authors really do come up with some original ideas. Not only they tweak what happened, but they also play around with the characters and create many more different versions and you get to take your pick. This was such
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Jaidis Shaw
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ambrosia, the daughter birthed from Medusa after she was beheaded, has spent her entire life preparing for the day she would get revenge. She wants nothing more than to find and kill Perseus, the demigod who took her mother from her. When the Fates point her in the right direction, she puts her best assets to work at a brothel owned by none other than Hercules. While her beauty may help her advance and become the most desired woman there, she is just waiting until she can fulfill her promise. Th ...more
Jeannie Zelos




Spawn of Medusa, Villain's Love Book 1, Mary Bernsen
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Romance, Sci Fi & Fantasy
I used to love the Greek and Roman legends as a schoolgirl so when I saw this I thought it would be a fun read.

Well, in many ways it was a fun read, it’s fresh and something a bit different, it takes the old stories and gives them a new twist, turning them to suit what author Mary has made into a sweet romance, but....somehow for me it just didn’t work. I liked the part
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Angie
Synopsis: "Passion doesn’t always follow the rules of fate…

Raised by the Fates, Ambrosia, the daughter of Medusa, has spent her life preparing for the day when she would fulfill her destiny and avenge her mother’s murder. But when a man comes forward claiming to be the spawn of Medusa, Ambrosia’s plan becomes a lot more complicated.

Working as a prostitute, she finds Perseus, the man who took her mother’s head. Not realizing who she is, he tells Ambrosia that Medusa is still alive and that he’s o
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Beth Santucci
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 fangs
Raised by the Fates, Ambrosia, the daughter of Medusa, has spent her life formulating plan for the day when she would accomplish her destiny and retaliate for her mother’s murder. Working as a prostitute, she finds Perseus, the man who took her mother’s head. Not realizing who she is, he tells Ambrosia that Medusa is still alive and that he’s on a quest to finish what he started twenty-three years ago. Needing to find the mother she’s never met, Ambrosia convinces Perseus to let her help,
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Pratr- Authors
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 fangs
Raised by the Fates, Ambrosia, the daughter of Medusa, has spent her life formulating plan for the day when she would accomplish her destiny and retaliate for her mother’s murder. Working as a prostitute, she finds Perseus, the man who took her mother’s head. Not realizing who she is, he tells Ambrosia that Medusa is still alive and that he’s on a quest to finish what he started twenty-three years ago. Needing to find the mother she’s never met, Ambrosia convinces Perseus to let her help,
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Desiree
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book full of deception, seduction, lies, and love. Adventure and twists around every corner, I really enjoyed every bit of this new spin on the tale of Medusa.

Medusa’s daughter, Ambrosia, has been hiding since Perseus pulled her from her mother’s womb. She was raised training for the day she would avenge the curse and beheading of her mother. As she feels closer to that day, she decides to put all of her plans into action. Starting with her life style choices to put herself in the path of Pe
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Meaghan
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I recieved this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

I started this book and finished it last night in a short few hour period. Ambrosia; our female lead, works in a brothel run by Hercules and is searching for the man who killed her mother Medusa. She appears to be a strong woman who sticks up for herself (although later in the book I question how weak she can appear) and is up for an adventure with Perseus; the demigod who 'killed' Medusa. I love Greek myth so I was really excite
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Becca Sellers
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Ambrosia is the daughter of Medusa who was beheaded by Perseus. From the time she can remember, Ambrosia's life mission was to pay Perseus back for the death of her mother which is why she chose a certain profession...Ambrosia is a whore in Hercules's brothel and eventually she stumbles upon Perseus who's current mission is to find Medusa, who he finds out isn't actually dead. Sparks fly between the two, but Perseus is filled with guilt....his wife died and here h ...more
Jessi
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Ambrosia is on a mission to save her mother, Medusa. After finding out that she is still alive just hidden away in a cave her plan to kill Perseus goes out the window. Instead of killing the handsome demi-god she decides to seduce him into joining him on his quest to kill her mother for good.

With an array of characters ranging from Athena to Posiden we get drawn into ancient Greek into a slightly different version of the myths we have k
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Heather Miller
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received Spawn of Medusa as a free ARC novel. Spawn of Medusa is a very interesting novel, with all your favorite hero's, Perseus & Hercules! The girl in the novel is Ambrosia, who is supposedly the daughter of Medusa. Now, I haven't read any Greek Mythology in awhile, so, I had to go look a few things up. However, they are on track with Greek Mythology & other facts. The story itself is very interesting, and keeps you interested in what is going to happen with Ambrosia and Perseus, an ...more
Andrea
Jan 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining story and a nice break in the usual fantasy/paranormal books. I would have starred it a 4 if some sections had a little more detail -- such as Poisidon's Atlantis. Several of the sections were described vaguely; giving me the impression that the author had a fully envisioned setting or scene, but that it didn't translate to the book or that there was some overly heavy editing that cut out some of the depth. In addition, some of the anachronisms were a little hard for me to over look ...more
Samantha
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As a huge fan of Greek mythology and gods and demigods. I couldn't wait to read this. All legends have truths and lies. Ambrosia is the daughter of Medusa. She is hell bent on revenge, to kill the man who not only took her from her mother but killed her mother. Perseus. By dumb luck Perseus comes into the brothel where Ambrosia works and from there starts their journey to find out if Medusa is still really alive.

There are angry gods, back stabbing, death, and love. It really was a good read and
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Staci Simmons
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Love, adventure, deceit. I love anything that has to do with the Greek Gods and this story had an amazing twist. I wouldn't have thought about the Gods in this way but I truly enjoyed this version. I can't wait to read more from this author. Grab your copy now and see what the fuss is about. I highly recommend it!
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Mary Bernsen is a southwest Florida native currently living in North Port with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child that she affectionately calls husband. She is the Amazon Best Selling Author of Healing The Bayou, The Ganga Shift, and Beyond the Gods series.

She also writes young adult romances under her pseudonym, M.E. Rhines.

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