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Callie, a Classics major, flees home to protect her family from a monster straight out of mythology. Visions lead her to Nectar and Ambrosia: the weirdest pub on Earth, where inter-dimensional travelers with attention seeking issues get drunk in between the A-list celebrity lives they create. They can't pretend to be gods anymore—not since a treaty with the current Supreme ...more
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Published June 30th 2018 by Star Bard Books
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Kazza
This is a quirky UF book about mythological gods in contemporary times. They either have a big dose of ennui or they've reached celebrity status. Some have successful TV shows, are involved in music, or porn. And social media is big. As is drinking, and Doorkeeper Florian's oasis of a threshold bar sees it's fair share of deities, fae, and more. It also has the latest Delphian Oracle for millennia to turn up, but this is Nectar and Ambrosia so anything's possible.

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Quirkybookworm
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
Okay, I'm a MAJOR geek when it comes to fantasy, mythology, and great imagination. This book did it for me and I tend to be a harsh critic. I just can't criticized this book at all, I LOVE this book! It has kept my attention throughout the book. I love Cassie. But I have a funny feeling that Puck will be my favorite if there are anymore series after this one. This is one of THE BEST urban (there should be another word in place of urban.) Fantasy ever! Please write more books on them. I'm forever ...more
Amanda
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this, it has a fun unique twist on mythology. I love the mix of gods, angels, and fae. I really enjoyed the world building and meeting the characters. The storyline was intriguing and kept me hooked from the beginning. I'm really eager to read more. If you like urban fantasy and/or different takes on mythology, I can't recommend this enough.

The narration by Keira Stevens was fantastic. She differentiated the characters just enough that I could easily follow who was who.
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K.  Ramjohn
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nectar and Ambrosia was an interesting and unique twist on mythology and the old Gods in modern times and it held my interest until the end. The character were fun and likable and very much relatable in today's world. I enjoyed seeing how they interacted with each other and the ease with with relationship were formed.
I love the plot, it was an interesting concept with some twists and turns I did not see coming. It was hilarious, suspenseful and mysterious with very little romance which allowed y
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Susan Anne
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of Nectar and Ambrosia by E.M. Hamill via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review. The book starts out typically for urban fantasy with an attractive young woman, Callie, stumbling into a world she knew nothing about and where she meets an attractive man. It starts to get interesting when his bar is host to all the pantheons of history, including the sidhe. As a former classics major myself, I really enjoyed all the classical mythology in the story. However, ...more
Matt Doyle
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I’m a fan of Urban Fantasy. I tend to like the mash-up of a modern setting with older mythologies, as it makes those old fantastical stories seem more current and real. I also really enjoyed E.M. Hamill’s previous title, Dali. As such, I went into this one with high hopes. In short, I wasn’t disappointed.

E.M. Hamill’s writing is as smooth as ever, and the move from a science fiction setting to something more contemporary is handled with ease. And all the while drawing on what must have been a he
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Katrin Schäfer
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Review:
"Callie, a Classics major, flees home to protect her family from a monster straight out of mythology. Visions lead her to Nectar and Ambrosia: the weirdest pub on Earth, where inter-dimensional travelers with attention seeking issues get drunk in between the A-list celebrity lives they create. The Doorkeeper of this threshold, Florian, rides herd on the rowdy Amaranthine and offers her shelter and a job. Callie lik
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J.P. Jackson
It's no secret, I'm a huge fan of E.M. Hamil's writing, and if you haven't read Dali you need to check it out (Here). But this book is a bit of a different beast. Where Dali was Sci-Fi, this story is more Urban Fantasy, but clever fantasy and I've always said: "I'll read anything as long as it's a clever story."

Our heroine is Callie, short for Calliope - a name which should ring bells. In Greek mythology, Calliope was the muse of eloquence and epic poetry, an apt name for our character if you as
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iam
Dec 25, 2018 marked it as dnf
DNF @ 31%
This sadly failed to engage me at all. The premise, characters and plot all felt predictable and like something I've seen before. I tried getting back into it several times and just... couldn't. Might pick it up again sometime in the future, but for now I'm putting it on hold
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Kat
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Callie is on the run, fleeing a terrifying creature and following visions that end up guiding her to an exclusive bar and hotel called Nectar and Ambrosia. Managed by Florian, a man with a mysterious past who gets her heart thumping, it caters to former gods and other mythical beings. Since Callie was able to see the sign seeking help and find the door, Florian hires her on the spot to be the new waitress. She thinks she's taking a simple job, not too unlike the bars she'd worked in before, but ...more
L.A. A. Ashton
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unique, fun, and full of twists and thrills. Weaving together mythology, current religion, and aspects of light sci-fi, Nectar and Ambrosia will take you on an adventure like none you've experienced before. And then? You’ll want more.

Plot

You’re thrown into this world without any knowledge or preconceptions. Luckily for us, so is Callie. Being able to learn the ropes with the protagonist was a massive bonus, and helped things feel natural instead of info-dumpy.

Considering the scale of this piece,
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Bette
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Wonderful,Unique Story! Fantastic Narration🎧
Nectar and Ambrosia
Amaranthine Inheritance Novel
By: E. M. Hamill
Narrated by: Keira Stevens

This is a well written, well told story with original storylines and interesting characters. E.M. Hamill created an imaginative and fascinating world where mythological gods, angels, demons, Fae and other supernatural creatures living on earth amongst the humans. Callie was always interested in mythology, studied the classics, when she is threatened by what app
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Earik Beann
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For me, this book started out at around 4 stars, and slowly made its way up to 5 by the end. I guess that makes it 4.5 overall?

Callie is our heroine, and we meet her as she's trying to escape being torn apart by a flying monster that only she can see. She manages to find her way to sanctuary, and discovers that the gods of the old world are more than myth, as most of them come to the bar to hang out. Although the focus is primarily on Greek gods (Zeus, Hera, Hermes, etc), the fairy world also p
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A.E. Lowan
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Until a few weeks ago, Callie was a student studying Classical Studies and Anthropology, but she left behind her studies and her adoptive family to flee from a banshee that has hunted her across the country. Following visions that make her have seizures, Callie has stumbled her way to a bar in downtown Kansas City where she discovers that the patrons are not at all the usual midwestern flair. Settling into her new home and new job, Callie’s visions become more dire as she is caught up in a plot ...more
Dustyn Brown
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mine And My Girlfriend's Review. Written By Her.

My boyfriend and I listened to this together. I was originally intending to listen to it alone, but I listened to it for a bit without headphones and he loved what he was hearing. We started it over so we could hear it all together. Therefore, I'm giving him permission to have this review on his page. Especially since we are writing it together.

He feels that it was incredible that the only actual god in the book was Hera. The rest of the gods are
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Nicole Dunton
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My boyfriend and I listened to this together. I was originally intending to listen to it alone, but I listened to it for a bit without headphones and he loved what he was hearing. We started it over so we could hear it all together. Therefore, I'm giving him permission to have this review on his page. Especially since we are writing it together.

He feels that it was incredible that the only actual god in the book was Hera. The rest of the gods aren't actually gods. They are aliens. He felt that
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Bluepits73
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I listened to the audiobook version of this book.

Personally am a huge fan of stories like these that incorporate the Greek gods. The primary focus of this first book was clearly to introduce us to the characters and how they are related to each other and mostly build the world, followed by the love interest between Callie and Florian. As far as romance, this was a slow burn that I think (*hope*) will pay off in future books in the series. There are a lot of excellent things in this book that ma
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Rae Else
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I stumbled across Nectar and Ambrosia on Netgalley when I was listing book two of The Arete Series. The gist of the story: Cassie flees home after being chased by a mythological monster and stumbles across a bar, Nectar and Ambrosia, which is the hangout spot of the Greek gods. What’s not to like!?
The story was hilarious and the Greek gods, who are now posing as celebrities because, let’s face it, celebrities are the modern day gods, are wonderfully drawn with their own unique quirks but with an
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Valerie (Cats Luv Coffee)
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nectar and Ambrosia starts out pretty simply for urban fantasy. Callie, our protagonist, is fleeing home to protect her family from a monster that only she can hear or see. Pushed onward by her intuition, she finds a help wanted sign in the window of a building that looks abandoned.

"If you can read this, find the door."

When she stumbles through the door in terror, she realizes that she has found sanctuary, at least for the time being. The proprietor immediately gives her the job and a place to s
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Jocelyne
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first E.M. Hamill's book. This is the first novel in the Amaranthine Inheritance Series. This Urban Fantasy Story is complex and captivating. The story is set in a paranormal Bar named Nectar and Ambrosia, where Florian is the bartender and the doorkeeper. Florian is an intriguing and handsome character. Callie is a strong and beautiful character. The story has it all: amazing world building, wonderful characters, and action packed. The storyline is filled with suspense, and mystery. ...more
Brandie
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Audiobook version

I loved this book! It did a fantastic job of weaving mythology and legend in with a romantic mystery story. I was captivated and can't wait to read more! I found myself quickly becoming attached to the characters and enthralled with the tale.

The narration was great! Keira adds so much flavor to the characters and makes the listening experience so enjoyable. Loved every second!

Note: this book is mis-categorized- I would not categorize it is LGBT at all. There are brief mentions
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Gary McNeff
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book and all I can say is AMAZING!

I have read all of Ms. Hamill's books and love them all but this one is definitely my favorite. I was actually disappointed when it ended.

By the time I had finished, the characters felt like old friends (well, most of them. A few felt like old enemies).

It made me laugh (repeatedly), cry (probably not supposed to admit that part) and actually think. I am eagerly looking forward to the her next book and hoping that a sequel is not fa
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Felicia
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nectar and Ambrosia By E.M. Hamill is an Urban Fantasy Novel that I listened to on audio narrated by Keira Stevens. This is the first book of E.M. that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. This book is outside my usual genre but I really enjoyed it. Keira did an amazing job narrating. I enjoyed the multiple voices she used for the different characters. I look forward to hearing future work by her. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes urban fantasy.

#AudiobookObessio
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Gizel Alvarez
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook Review

Choices and Decisions

This story was a sort of mindblown with it's different backgrounds and intertwined myths.

This book has greek gods, fairies and Angels. I was surprised by some twists towards the end, while it has an open ending as to set up for the next book it wasn't quite a cliff hanger so it's safe to listen with out worry of not having book 2.

While I enjoyed this book personally I felt I needed another narrator just because the array of characters we are welcomed to mee
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Kim
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
for the audio -
All the gods and fae! I flipping loved Nectar and Ambrosia. Callie fell into all of the classics and myths that you could think of and modernized day twists as well. I can't even describe some of my favorites without spoiling anything. There were so many delightful characters. Kiera Stevens was wonderful voicing them all. When it ended I was slightly sad that is was at an end. I wanted more. Hopefully E.M. Hamill is on the way to doing more with this world. There are so many ways
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Maria Fernanda G Lechuga
AUDIOBOOK REVIEW

This was a nice an entartatin book, it's really low on romance, it focuses more on Cali's visions and trying to figure out what all that is about. I found it interesting and as the story unfolds I kept trying to unravel what was going to happen and making conclusions of my own.

The narrattion was really good Keira Stevens was able to give each character a distinguish voice, her emotions, tone and cadence were also pretty great according to each situation.
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Amanda
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I listed to this book on audible and it was the best story I've heard or read in a long time. I thought it was really creative with an interesting story. It's been a long time since I've studied mythology in school, but the mythology mixed into a contemporary story and combined with other gods and fairies was a fun twist.

Nectar and Ambrosia was my first exposure to E. M. Hamill, but I would be interested in listening to or reading more.

#AudiobookObsession
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Brooke
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
A story with so many twists your head will spin, but will keep you interested in what may happen next. I really liked this book and can see books in the future will be just as good if not better. I hope that there will be more to this story soon.
Narration was great! The switches in people and personalities was done flawlessly.
Veselina
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book.

It is an interesting story mixture of all mythologies but mainly focus on the war between the Greek pantheon and God.

Callie is chanced by something she cannot explain till she stubbles to the passage of a bar and her life will change.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and now I'm looking forward for book 2.
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E.M. (Elisabeth) Hamill writes adult science fiction and fantasy somewhere in the wilds of eastern suburban Kansas. A nurse by day, wordsmith by night, she is happy to give her geeky imagination free rein and has sworn never to grow up and get boring.

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