Release Date: 03/02/11
Lina's trendy bakery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is proving to be less than lucrative and she must come up with a plan to save it. When she stumbles upon an Italian Goddess cookbook, she can't help but think she's found the answer to her problem - even if it means invoking a goddess to save her business. Soon enough, Lina finds herself face-to-face with Demeter, who has a plan of her own. She proposes that Lina exchange souls with Persephone, the Goddess of Spring, who will breathe new life into the bakery. In return, Lina must set order to the Underworld. Before all this, Lina's problems mostly involved dough and second dates. Now that she embodies the enchantingly beautiful Persephone, Lina has weightier things on her mind - like the formidable task of bringing Spring to a world of spirits. But when the handsome, brooding Hades kindles a spark in her heart, Lina wonders if this Lord of the Underworld might be the man of her dreams...
The course of true love never runs smooth and with the wonderful addition of the tale of Persephone (although the original tale had the character as Kore) takes an everyday woman and thrusts her into the life of Hades as her own world crumbles around her. All in, it’s a tale of romance, of happy endings and of course a tale with lust that will satisfy the reader. Add to this PC’s usual great character depictions, backed up with decent prose and of course dialogue and the reader will have a blast as this ancient myth gets a workout for the modern audience.
Release Date: 03/02/11
Tired of dating egomaniacs, interior designer Pamela Gray has nearly given up on men. She wants to be treated like a goddess - preferably by a god. As she whispers her wish, she unwittingly invokes the goddess Artemis, who has some tricks up her celestial sleeve...Twins Artemis and Apollo have been sent to the Kingdom of Las Vegas to test their mantle. Their first assignment: make Pamela's wish come true. So Artemis volunteers her golden brother. After all, who better than the handsome God of Light to bring love to this lonely woman? It might be a first but here in Sin City, where life is a gamble, both god and mortal are about to bet on a high-stakes game of love.
As usual with PC’s writing you get some great characterisation within this title, the lead females are strong, they have personalities and they’re not afraid to fight for what they want and let no man (or god) get in their way. Here PC transports the reader to the world of Vegas, where the lights are bright, the nights are long and the you can either make your fortune or cripple yourself with debt.
What occurs within is a tale that is wonderfully told, with perhaps an almost unparalleled cast in any other title and brings the myths of Ancient Greece to her own indomitable talent. It has got thrills, it has got spills and it is one hell of a vindictive god or two in there as well (let me just say I now know why people are mean drunks.) Back that up with great prose and a serious understanding of pace and it’s a title that was a real joy to devour. Great stuff.