Dead of Spring is out now!
Dead of Spring, my Hades and Persephone retelling, is out now and available on KU. This is is a fairly true-to-the-myth retelling, a story I've had stuck in my head for the longest time, and it was a real passion project for me.
I hope you like it! I'd love to hear your thoughts.
As I turned to face her, Kore lowered herself to the seat, leaning back slightly against it in modest invitation. No, that wouldn’t do. I wanted Kore to know passion.
I strode briskly to where she sat, and she sucked in a breath as I leaned over, bracing my arms either side of her head. “Stop me if it’s too much.”
“It won’t be,” she breathed, chest heaving temptingly under her chiton.
I kept my eyes on hers as I roughly grabbed the back of her legs, yanking her to the edge of the seat until she fell backward onto it and pressing her knees up by her shoulders. Without any pretense, I flipped the chiton up, exposing her to me, and lowered my face to her cunt like I had in my daydreams for years.
For Kore's entire life, her mother only ever wanted two things from her:
1. Swear an oath of virginity (to protect her from marriage)
2. Never show the world how much power she really possessed (to protect her from marriage)
Despite Demeter’s attempts to keep Kore as far away from Olympus and its capricious gods who might want her for their own, there was nothing in this world or any other that could have kept Kore hidden from Hades.
As for Kore, the more time she spends in the underworld, the more she realizes how alone and misunderstood its ruler truly is.
With her heart and all of humanity on the line, will Kore embrace her former life as The Maiden, or a future as the Bringer of Destruction?
Dead of Spring is a standalone Hades and Persephone retelling suitable for readers aged 18+