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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    4.5 Stars from Between the Bind This books heroine, the lovely

    4.5 Stars from Between the Bind

    This books heroine, the lovely goddess of healing, Amity, is working as a medical esthetician in a local hospital, using what little powers she has to help humans feel comfort from their pain. Although aware of the recent attacks on other goddesses from the God of the Underworld, Amity feels that her limited power isn't in danger and simply enjoyes her simple life in the world of humans.

    Rom and Remy, lucani cousins hell bent on revenge, learn that the demon they are hunting has for some reason targeted the sexy Amity and are watching her from *not too* far across the bar. Feeling an inexplicable draw to this old-world beauty and knowing that it's the best way for them not to miss the demon, they decide to go home with Amity, having no idea the impact this not-so-innocent choice has on their future.

    Sparks fly, demons bleed, and hearts mend on this journey, uncovering the lucani's protective instincts and slowly allowing Amity to let down her walls...in the midst of some hot lovin'!

    I picked up this book when in need of a sexy, simple read to keep my mind off of the disarray in my house due to the recent move. That being said, I have now added Stephanie Julian to the list of authors that certainly can create an erotic read without skimping on the storyline. This book was SO much more than I expected.

    I connected with Amity quickly but even more so with Rom and Remy, both of whom had endured pain and loss and who's lives are a story on their own.

    I also enjoyed meeting the other two goddesses, goddess-in-training and their men, who I'm sure were in the first two books in this series. So much so in fact that I am going to buy the first two books and add them to my *way too large* to-read pile.

    My only negatives were that the book didn't answer some of my questions about the lucani brothers and their purpose in the story. Furthermore, I didn't feel as though the relationship between the cousins and Amity was explored enough. I wish there was a second book focused just on their developing dynamic and relationship.

    Overall, this was a great read - fast-paced with some smokin' sexy time thrown in. Add in a goddess-double-stuffed oreo cookie and it was just one glass of milk away from an Mm Mm good time! ;)

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

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    Definitely a HOT read

    Goddess In The Middle is the next book in the Forgotten Goddesses series by Stephanie Julian. I still haven’t gotten around to book one, but I did read book two, How To Worship a Goddess. These are standalone books, you don’t have to read the previous. But as with nearly all series, reading the previous books only helps build the world that Ms. Julian has created and makes the story that much more enjoyable!

    This story focuses on Amity, the Etruscan Goddess of Health. In the present Amity works in a hospital where she can put whats left of her healing powers to use. But her powers are also diminishing as time goes on. But Amity has a way she can recharge – good old fashioned sex. Sounds to me like Amity has it made!

    Cousins Rom and Remy are also Etruscan, and they are hunting a demon. That very same demon seems to be hunting Amity – except Amity doesn’t realize this at first. Rom and Remy introduce themselves to Amity, and the sparks fly. There is no denying the heat between the three of them. I mean seriously, it is hot. Amity brings the two of them home for a night of fun. And of course, one thing leads to another…

    Both of these men are so… wounded. They need her to help them. Not with her powers or her status, but with her love. And the love that grows between this trio is superb. These guys might be wounded and hunting for years, but they are so full of heart that it just bursts off the pages. Remy is a bit easier to show his and Rom has a wall, but when he lets his caring side come through it shines like a beacon. Honestly, I liked book two better than this book. But the relationship between Amity, Remy and Rom is what made me keep reading this book. And I should also mention that if you are looking for some spicy hot ménage scenes, Stephanie Julian definitely does not disappoint with Goddess In The Middle. The sex scenes in this story were toe curlers, indeed!

    Charun is still after the goddesses, he wants to escape the underworld. And he is getting closer to reaching his goal. The demons he sends out to do his dirty work are definitely powerful. The action scenes are really very good.

    But in this story it’s the characters that shine, alone and together. I believe there are more books coming in this series because there are more Goddesses. However when I look on Stephanie’s website, I don’t see any listed. I will definitely keep an eye out for more. I love this world that the author has created and her writing his beautiful. And let’s not forget incredibly hot. This is the second book I’ve read by this author, and I have a bunch more on my Kindle. I think they are definitely going to get bumped up on the list!

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  • Posted July 3, 2012

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    Great addition to the series!

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    And the plot thickens...This is the third book in the Forgotten Goddesses series. This erotic series has a great balance of mythology and sexy lucani werewolves. In this series, the Etruscan goddesses are losing their power more and more as they become more and more forgotten by the world. But that hasn't stopped Charun, the God of the Underworld, from attacking them to try and steal their powers. His latest target is Amity the Goddess of Health. She has settled into the human world and works as a healthcare provider, healing in little bits and spurts where she can with her floundering powers.

    But Charun's focus has brought a demon after her. He just happens to be a demon that Rom and Remy are chasing after because he killed their families. That brings them to Amity....a plus since the Goddesses are empowered by sex and since these two guys are seriously powerful lucani, they infuse her with a really powerful surge.

    There is lots of really great things happening in this book. Rom and Remy have spent years running and focused on revenge. They're powerful so that means lots of people would like to get hold of them. They both have mental scars from their experiences, but those are eased around Amity. They also share a mental bond and I loved that aspect of the story. The three of them together have some amazing chemistry and there was enough angst to keep me happy.

    The overall arching story line of the series took an interesting twist in this book and I'm excited to see where it goes....both with Charun and Cat have really promising stories going on. I need to go check Stephanie's website and see whose story is coming up next. I'm also really interested in X...I don't remember seeing too much of him in the first two books. It's all good and I continue to love this series. It's fun and entertaining and really super-sexy.

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