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My Song's Curse

(Duet of the Gods #1)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Ultimate control has its downside, especially when it comes to romance. But will it be enough to keep them together?

As a siren, Lula Aglaope can bend anyone to her will with the smallest whisper, but she’d give up her power for one meaningful, honest conversation.

She wants a normal life, like the open, true connections the humans seem to pull off with such little effort.

Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published August 31st 2020 by City Owl Press
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Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I fell in love with both Alex and Lula immediately and couldn't stop reading. Their love is intense, fun, and sexy.
They aren't supposed to fall in love, in fact, it's against the law so of course I'm rooting for them to be happy and beat the odds. I enjoyed the political intrigue and tactical planning of Alex and the young gods. A political uprising, Greek gods, as well as a steamy romance. Yes please, and thank you!

The only bad thing I can say about this book is that it was
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hot damn, I couldn’t put this book down.
What a refreshing take on mythology. Beautiful Sirens and sexy Gods. Yes, please. I’m addicted to the characters, including the ones I love to hate.
Lula tugged at my heartstrings. Misplaced, neither truly fitting in with humanity or the gods, she cannot find true love. Her song is her power and torment.
When sexy Alex comes into her life… their chemistry is steamy as hell and beautiful. As fate would have it, their relationship is doomed, forbidden by the
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
I had to stop and start this a lot (teaching, other books due for pubs, life, etc) but I really enjoyed it! It takes pieces of the mythology you know and adds to it in a rich way. I really liked the hero and heroine as well. Overall, a series I think I will continue!
Raisa Greywood
Aug 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
This story is so fresh and unique, it was a true joy to read. Poppy's debut novel is a star illuminating the dusty crevices of Olympus.

I had the great honor of beta-reading My Song's Curse at its inception.

Alex and Lula are an amazing couple, and their chemistry is off the charts hot. Poppy's portrayal of gods, their follies and foibles, and their meddlesome, muddlesome attempts to negotiate the modern world was incredible.
Chloe Holiday
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My New Favorite Paranormal Romance

A wonderful story, in which the paranormal aspect does not overshadow the plot and storytelling. It features compelling characters, lovely description, snappy dialogue, and melt-me steamy moments! A great read!
InD'tale Magazine
"My Song's Curse" builds a rich world that will wrap around readers’ senses and draw them in!

Read full review in the 2020 Holiday issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Davis Elemental
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance readers
“Being a siren sucks.”
That's the first line of the book, Lula is that siren, and while you might think being able to control people has its perks, you’d be wrong. She’s forever lonely, never able to talk to someone without them falling under her thrall and losing all self-determination. No one can ever love her of their own free will. Being a siren really does suck! Bleh!
Then Alex shows up, a demigod (Zeus’s grandson, in fact) who seems to be immune to her siren song. He kisses her because he wa
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This may be author Poppy Minnie's debut novel, but it reads like this is her 20th! She has a great writing style, her characters are well developed and fun and the plot is unique and leaves the reader wanting more!

This book introduces us to Lula and Alex and while they may be in the water, the sparks still fly! The reader zooms through the pages so quickly that they immediately want to finish it and start again to see what they missed the first time they read it! The reader becomes a part of the
Sep 06, 2020 marked it as wish-list
Did I just add this book because of its cover?
Of course I did.
Imogen Keeper
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book starts off with twists and turns and humor and a voice that catches by the pants and drags you forward. I loved Lula inside the first paragraph and only fell harder for her. She's sweet and sassy and good but with enough edge to keep you satisfied. And Alex is flawed but determined, sexy and a total heart throb. This is one I could easily read over and over again. Cannot wait for the next book! Start writing faster, Minnix. ...more
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
The interpretation of Sirens and Greek Gods in My Song's Curse was unexpected in all the best ways. Every angle of the characters felt fresh and unique. They jumped off the pages for me. My heart hurt for Lula and getting a peek into this version of Olympus was a blast.
The romance was bitter sweet and I can't wait to see how it all plays out in the next one.
Linda Parisi
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: linda-j-parisi
This book was a wonderful blend of fantasy, romance, and suspense. Alexiares and Lula are bound from the start to stay away from each other but they can't. Alex needs her help to ease the tight-fisted reign of Zeus and if Zeus finds out what Alex is up to, well, let's just say pain is a mere word. Things between them don't simply heat up, they sizzle until, well, they get hot, hot, hot. Hopefully, their love for one another can lead to change. I can't wait to read what happens in the next book o ...more
Poppy Minnix
Aug 31, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
My Song's Curse is officially out in the world!!

This novel started as a short story that refused to have an end, so I made it into a novel during National Novel Writer's Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2017.

I have a thing for Greek mythology and also for paranormal romance, so this book became those two things smooshed together with some humor and a dash of drama. I hope you enjoy reading My Song's Curse as much as I enjoyed writing it!
J. Norling
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lula opens this book with a hilarious voice that keeps you grinning even as she deals with curveball after curveball. As a siren stuck on earth, she finds the world of Greek gods almost as new and mysterious as the reader does. When she meets one in the flesh, she's hooked. Minnix does an amazing job blending sweet-n-spicy romance with complex world building, political drama, and a ton of fun twists on traditional myth. It's a story with a big heart and a whole lot of warmth! ...more
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What amazing characters! Lula is strong and powerful, yet her vulnerability shines through. Is it any wonder Alex falls for her? Yet, such a pairing is forbidden as this is no usual boy meets girl type scenario - she’s a Siren and he’s a Greek god!

I really enjoyed this story. The passion between Lula and Alex is on another level, the obstacles in their way in the form of political intrigue and wrathful gods is so suspenseful. If this were a TV show it would have you shouting at the TV screen li
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arcs
I think I've got a case of godlust now...

Overall this book was fabulous! Sirens, demigods, otherworldlings...I'm sold! Sign me up for the next book already. The two POVs flowed well with each other, alternating chapters. I enjoy when multiple POVs are used as it adds a nice depth to the story line, then I don't feel like I'm missing anything. The banter between both Alex and Lu is great, I really enjoyed the course of their relationship.

Now, the nitpicky stuff. The writing felt...clunky at time
Mandy Parmenter
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lula Aglaope is a siren and can bend anyone to her will with the smallest whisper, but she'd give up all of that power to have a normal life with a meaningful and honest conversation with someone. Then she meets Alexiares, God of Warding off Wars and normal life is no longer in her thoughts. The demigod cannot be controlled by her voice, he is incredibly frustrating, beautiful and utterly off-limits. Alex has watched Olympus slowly falling apart as the old god continue to control the Universe de ...more
Kat Turner
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, fantasy
My Song's Curse is such a cool story that brings a fresh twist on mythology along with satisfying infusions of steam and humor. Alex and Lula are both great characters whose top-notch chemistry is fueled by terrific world building, taut pacing, and a deft sense of place that offers the perfect blend of fantastical and contemporary elements.

It's impossible not to get swept away in this utterly lovable story and the characters who populate it. I mean, who wouldn't swoon for a hot Greek god who's
I’m not sure if this is a cliff hanger or there will be a continuation of the story but with different main characters.
Leigh Ann
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall I really enjoyed My Song's Curse. While demons, gods, and sirens aren't new territory in the books I ready Minnix does a great job keeping the characters and mythology fresh and interesting. Lula is a character you can relate to without seemingly overly Mary Sue-esque, which could have easily happened. Alex and his friends are tons of fun to read about. I'll definitely be waiting for book two. ...more
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous read! Demigods, Sirens, and danger oh my!

The attraction between Lula and Alex was HOT! They truly have a connection and it was fun to see that blossom as the story progressed. The story is engaging and I love the mythology woven throughout. From beginning to end, this book will have you on the edge of your seat. Those sex scenes will have you wanting more! Alex and his friends are dreamy and totally book boyfriend worthy! There is also a great balance between action and steamy in this b
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Under the world we all know, creatures of legend walk among us. Minnix unapologetically tips off the mask that blinds us mortals to reveal Lula, a Siren straight from myth. But even she us blind to the machinations of even greater beings, the Gods themselves. Alex and Lula are star-crossed lovers, the heat between them leaping off the page as they both contend with the worlds they're forced to navigate. Exciting read with the promise of much more to come! ...more
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read!! Love the world building!
Oct 08, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF 60%
Honestly, I had really high hopes for this book. It sounded really interesting and the reviews were so far, really good. But this book just pissed me off. This book is supposed to be about Sirens and Gods and Goddesses..and yet every single female character is written as this weak-willed character that none of the male characters actually respect. The main "Hero" character is constantly just grabbing and manhandling the main character and basically obsessed with her (he also stalked her f
Sep 18, 2020 marked it as dnf
DNF 7%
Present tense, didn't care for the characters
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​​Poppy Minnix is a paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and sci-fi author. Her debut novel, My Song’s Curse, publishing under City Owl Press, won the Paranormal Romance category in the Toronto RWA chapter's The Catherine Contest in 2018.

Before her fall into utter obsession with writing, she was a conference manager and also dabbled in veterinary science, corporate sales, waitressing, and wa

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