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Saturday, July 2, 2011

What A Goddess Wants by Stephanie Julian

All Things Weird & Wonderful Saturday!

Each Saturday Royal Reviews will be posting a review about a book that is both Weird & Wonderful. A book that has that extra special quality that makes you want to tell random people about its Weird and Wonderful ways. So please join us as we take a look at All Things Weird & Wonderful!

This weeks Weird & Wonderful book is WHAT A GODDESS WANTS by Stephanie Julian

Title: What A Goddess Wants
Author: Stephanie Julian
ISBN: 978-1-4022-5147-4
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Trade Paperback
How I Read it: Trade Paperback ARC from Publishers
Release Date: July 2011


Tessa, Etruscan Goddess of the Dawn, is losing her powers, and now there’s a mean Underworld god determined to run her down. She needs a hero and fast, because only sexual energy can give her power. So she seeks out Caligo, whose sexual prowess is legendary…


Caligo is a fabled Cimmerian warrior determined to stay away spoiled goddesses who trample hearts after they’ve had their fun. But there’s something irresistibly hot and inviting about Tessa, and he knows he’s her only chance to escape the encroaching darkness…

My Thoughts:

WHAT A GODDESS WANTS is the first book in Stephanie Julian’s Forgotten Goddesses series and I have to say she has started off with a bang.

In WHAT A GODDESS WANTS, we meet the Etruscan Goddess of Dawn, Tessa. She was once a rather notorious goddess, but now finds that her notoriety and her powers have slipped ever since she was replaced by Aurora. Not only does she have limited powers, she is being hunted by Charun, god of the Underworld. With her life at risk, her friend Sal, sends her to find Caligo, a fabled Cimmerian warrior.

Although Caligo, or Cal as he is referred to, may be a noted warrior, he has also learned the results of dabbling with goddesses thanks to Venus. After his last mishap he vows to stay away from greedy goddesses who only want a bit of fun and quick goodbye. Yet, all that is about to change when he discovers a woman asleep in his home.

After a passionate and a bit of a rescue, Cal decides that he wants the warmth only Tessa can offer even if that means dying to get it.

I have to say that is book was a quick read, I read it in about an hour. Fast paced, and highly intriguing the pages seem to fly by before and before you know it your half way through the book. This was the first paranormal book that I have read pertaining to gods/goddesses and the like, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I must say that Stephanie Julian has created a brilliant world that the reader gets lost in.

I do have to say that this is a very, very steamy read, I am a bit surprised that the pages were not scorched. This is for mature readers only.

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Stephanie Julian said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed Cal and Tessa's story. Thanks so much for a great review.

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

This was a great book! I didn't read it as fast as you did, but it's definitely a one sitting book!