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The Desperate Crew is back with a romp through resort island, Avalon. Aphrodite convinces Artemis it’s past time for her to get her V-card punched. Artemis doesn’t want any messy entanglements, has a taste for bad boys, and the sexy Mordred Le Fey fits the bill. Too bad he’s cursed by the Lady of the Lake.

Aphrodite has had her fill of Love being used as a curse and decides...
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Overview

The Desperate Crew is back with a romp through resort island, Avalon. Aphrodite convinces Artemis it’s past time for her to get her V-card punched. Artemis doesn’t want any messy entanglements, has a taste for bad boys, and the sexy Mordred Le Fey fits the bill. Too bad he’s cursed by the Lady of the Lake.

Aphrodite has had her fill of Love being used as a curse and decides to give Vivienne her comeuppance. She ends up with trials of her own when all she wanted was a vacation.

Secretly, Vivienne thinks she deserves to be punished because she’s been in love with Arthur since she handed him Excalibur and engineered the fall of Guinevere and Camelot.

Gwen’s marriage to Lancelot has been in name only since 1912—a fact that’s only made Avalon’s resident evil enchantress, Morgan Le Fey, too happy.

Come along for the ride as these goddesses take control of their Fate (or so they think) and find their Happily Ever Afters.
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  • BN ID: 2940148229025
  • Publisher: Sea Goddess, A Sanibel Moon Imprint
  • Publication date: 2/6/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 419,141
  • File size: 748 KB

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Deliciously Entertaining! *I was given an ARC of this book by

    Deliciously Entertaining!

    *I was given an ARC of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review*

    What can I say about this book? It has a little of everything. Humour, romance, hot alpha males, exotic landscapes. Decadence at it's finest.

    This book follows the lives of five women, all going through life looking for their happily ever after...even if they're not aware of it. Each of the women's stories have so much richness and excitement in them. There is love, heartbreak, deception, honour, and steamy love scenes--can't forget those!

    I don't think I can think of a story I liked best. Each had things about it that I loved, be it the heroine, the hero, their circumstance, or their mythology.

    If you are looking for a fun, romantic, sexy read, I highly recommend this book. It has everything you're looking for.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2014

    A stellar second installment in the Desperate Housewives series

    A stellar second installment in the Desperate Housewives series — though if you haven't read Desperate Housewives of Olympus, don't worry because the stories stand on their own. (But read both anyway, because they rock out loud.)

    This installment opens as a frustrated Aphrodite, weary of her mercurial relationship with Ares, turns her attention to her best friend Artemis's love life. Or lack thereof, as Artie's been a virgin for millennia. Both goddesses agree that this must change and they book a getaway on Avalon, mythical island turned multi-pantheon resort town.

    Their sandals have hardly hit the beach when the goddess of love finds herself swept up into a web of pining hearts and jaded lovers. As she sets forth to right a most aggravating wrong, Artemis finds herself left alone to contend with Morgan Le Fay and her salacious son Mordred... who just happens to be Artie's top pick to be her First.

    Tempers and passions ignite, and Olympus only knows who'll be left standing when the flames die down. Another must-read from Saranna DeWylde!

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  • Posted February 9, 2014

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    Saranna DeWylde is a ¿new to me¿ author and I found out after th

    Saranna DeWylde is a “new to me” author and I found out after the fact that this is the second in a series.  I haven’t yet read the first but will surely do so now.  That being said this book stands on its own well.  I didn’t feel as though I’d missed anything by not having read Desperate Housewives of Olympus yet.  This is a fun mash up of several pantheons told from several points of view.  I am not normally a fan of that type of storytelling but Saranna DeWylde makes it work.  If you are looking for a fun romantic escape pick up this book.  You won’t regret it.

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    **Reader given an advance copy in exchange for an honest review*

    **Reader given an advance copy in exchange for an honest review**

    “You’re no knight in shining armor, but a douchebag in tin foil.” Sentences like this best explain why I love reading Saranna’s books. She makes me laugh hysterically, tears my heart out just when I get uber-attatched to her characters, and then makes everything okay.
    Okay, so she didn’t quite go that route with this book, but still. I did laugh, lots. And I just *know* that there’s more to Aphrodite’s story, so I’m looking forward to that coming out at some point in the future. Well, more like I’m looking forward to reading more of Aeron because he was just so yummy. ;)
    As with Desperate Housewives of Olympus, this book was a quick read – with many characters’ stories being told, it moves along at a good pace and doesn’t bog down. The one drawback to this being that you don’t always get as in-depth with the characters as a reader might like, unlike in Ms. DeWylde’s Ten Days series where there’s usually less characters to follow. Regardless, I liked the book. I haven’t read one by her yet that I haven’t liked. I read this in one five-hour sitting on a Saturday morning. I won’t lie – Guinevere annoyed the hell out of me, and I didn’t really want her to have a happy ending. She was a selfish, whiny twit. She deserved to be lonely and miserable, as far as I am concerned. But, that’s just my opinion. The other women of the book – especially Morgan le Fey and Aphrodite, I loved. Although to be honest, I’m still trying to figure out why Vivienne du Lac (the Lady of the Lake) was included, except that she’s Lancelot’s mother. I just didn’t see much in her character.
    As for the men of the book…I love a bad boy. And Saranna writes them so well. Mordred was definitely my favorite of the book, with Aeron being a close second. What I really liked though was the idea of King Arthur becoming the world’s biggest manwhore after Gwen left him. Instead of pining away and wallowing in misery, he turns into a bit of a jerk, and it’s fantastic. Lancelot is, well, Lancelot. He finds a new ‘lady’ to champion, the woman he has secretly been in love with for years, and eventually gains the happiness he thought he’d have with Gwen. And really, who wouldn’t want a knight in shining armor in their corner? Or, for that matter, in their bed?

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    I'm a huge fan of Saranna DeWylde. I've read everything she's wr

    I'm a huge fan of Saranna DeWylde. I've read everything she's written and loved each book. In this sequel to the Housewives of Olympus, Saranna takes us on another voyage into Greek mythology and adds even more. I love how creative she is with these gods and goddesses we've all read about. They almost seem human! Well, of course, with a little something extra. She balances romance with adventure and several couples at once. I've thoroughly enjoyed this series and can't wait for the next book!! 

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    ***** LET THE HILARITY ENSUE! ******************************

    ***** LET THE HILARITY ENSUE! ************************************

    Series: Housewives #2
    Category /Genre: Fantasy, Romance
    Received from: Saranna DeWylde (in exchange for an honest review)
    Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual situations
    Grammar/editing: ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

    This is the second of the Desperate Housewives series, but it does stand on its own. I know for sure, because I didn’t know it was a second until I went to write up this review. You can bet your last bottle of ambrosia that I want to read the first and any future episodes in this series.

    I never studies Greek, Roman, or any other mythologies, so I had a little mental catching up to do, but Ms. DeWylde did an excellent job of providing the needed details to get me there. Add in the story of Camelot (which I do know and love) and you have a cast of characters with familiar names set in an unusual story. The twist is that they have been brought into the modern world, but are behind a veil of protection.

    When Aphrodite, the goddess of Love, and Artemis, the goddess of the Hunt, decide to visit the resort island of Avalon in order to finally rid Artemis of her virginity, Aphrodite’s powers zing around the community with great results.

    The humor is constant. The only tears were of compassion. This may have been the first book I read from Saranna DeWylde, but it certainly won’t be the last!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    ****Review based on ARC provided by DyWylde**** The characters

    ****Review based on ARC provided by DyWylde****

    The characters from the Desperate Housewives series are back and vacationing on Avalon. Whether they know it or not they're all on a quest to find love, the happily ever after every little girl dreams about. Come on we've all been there and had those fantasies about finding our prince charming, being swept off our feet, or just finding our one true love. DeWylde delivers yet again in her second installment of Desperate Housewives, mixing sexy and romantic get-aways, hot gods and goddesses, and believe it or not even some classic Arthurian figures as well!

    DeWylde is truly an artisan of her craft in the way she intricately weaves sex, friendship, humor, and the classic legends and mythology. Whether you've read the first book in the series, Desperate Housewives of Olympus, or not you can pick up this installment and know exactly what is going on. If you haven't read any of her other works I'd strongly recommend you look into anything written by Saranna DeWylde. Each installment is dripping with witty discourse, sex appeal, and characters that are so real it's hard to believe they were born from the mind of an incredible author.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Saranna DeWylde has done it again. I loved this book. As a hug

    Saranna DeWylde has done it again. I loved this book. As a huge fan of the greek and roman times, Saranna really delivers a fun story for her fans! I look forward to her next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Having always been a huge fan of mythology, reading them in a mo

    Having always been a huge fan of mythology, reading them in a modern setting is great. Saranna takes that to the next level in her books, and this new one is no different! Desperate Housewives of Avalon is super-fun! A romp with just the right combination of angst to make the happy endings that much sweeter.

    One of the best things about her books, and this one is no exception, is that she's not afraid to write a strong female character. In this case, she has several! And instead of making the women wimps so that the men can save the day, Saranna makes the men man-up and be worthy of their lady-fair!

    While there is angst in this book, over all the tone is more light than I have come to expect from Saranna's work. More fun. Although, given that the setting is a resort and a vacation, perhaps that's to be expected.

    Five stars for fun, new twists, for hot sexy-times, and for managing to rise to and incorporate the challenge! Keep the good times rolling... or rocking....

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

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    The Desperate Crew is back with a romp through resort island, Av

    The Desperate Crew is back with a romp through resort island, Avalon. Aphrodite convinces Artemis it’s past time for her to get her V-card punched. Artemis doesn’t want any messy entanglements, has a taste for bad boys, and the sexy Mordred Le Fey fits the bill. Too bad he’s cursed by the Lady of the Lake.




    Aphrodite has had her fill of Love being used as a curse and decides to give Vivienne her comeuppance. She ends up with trials of her own when all she wanted was a vacation.




    Secretly, Vivienne thinks she deserves to be punished because she’s been in love with Arthur since she handed him Excalibur and engineered the fall of Guinevere and Camelot.




    Gwen’s marriage to Lancelot has been in name only since 1912—a fact that’s only made Avalon’s resident evil enchantress, Morgan Le Fey, too happy.




    Come along for the ride as these goddesses take control of their Fate (or so they think) and find their Happily Ever Afters.








    Review:








    What a Sexy, Fun, Campy Romp!








    I so enjoyed the first book, Desperate Housewives of Olympus, that I could not wait to read this installment.  Now you do not need to read the first before, it is a stand alone, but I would highly recommend it.








    I love the writer' s style, her dialog and story concept really kept me entertained and reading to find out what was happening next.  I am a sucker for witty and snarkydialog and this book is filled with it.  I love the whole campy drama feel of the books, that do have the feel of those good old Friday night shows when I was a kid; Dallas and Falcon Crest and then you throw in the Gods and Goddess aspect and you make a geeky girl happy, happy.








    So in this second story Aphrodite talks Artemis into taking a vacation in Avalon and while on vacation hopefully Artemis will get her V-Card punched.  And who do they set their sights on being the lucky fellow, Mordred.  It seems since the fall of Camelot, Avalon has become a resort where Gods and Goddesses go to relax or take a romp on Arthur because it seems he has become somewhat of a man whore since Gwen left him for Lancelot.  Speaking of that happy couple, well the grass is not always greener and Lancelot walks out on Gwen.  Lancelot ends up in Morgan Le Fey's bar and things heat up from there.  Love is in the air all over the place on Avalon, we have Arthur and Gwen getting back together, we have the Vivienne, the Lady of the Lake fighting her feelings for her guard, who is younger than she is and you have Aphrodite herself at a crossroads with Ares, her long time love and father of her children and the sexy, "tattooed McBangable" Areon.








    There are so many machinations going on it is fun to watch which ones work out and which ones don't.  I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book, especially if we find out about what is going to happen with Aphrodite and her triangle.








    I great read, I highly recommend!  And I have to say I love the cover too!








    4.5 stars

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    **received an ARC for an unbiased and honest review***  OMG This

    **received an ARC for an unbiased and honest review*** 
    OMG This is such a great book. It picks up in the workd of  Desperate Housewives of Olympus. Two friends- Aphrodite, and her bff Artemis go on vacation to Avalon and along the way other storylines come into play with King Arthur and  then the War Gods.. it a wonderful  story to read  when you need a pick me up or a hot, funny, sexy story that you  have you instantly installed from page 1. Ms DeWylde weaves her stories with such care that  hours go back but it just feels like minutes since you starting reading.

    I hope she will write Aphrodite's story. I could see her story with Avalon's storylines so I am hoping her book is next... this is a great read and I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

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    Best Book! Love, it¿s all about love and I absolutely loved thi

    Best Book!

    Love, it’s all about love and I absolutely loved this book! Full of wit, snark and a heavy dose of love all around, Ms. DeWylde takes well known characters of mythology and breathes a breath of fresh air into them. All the players in this story were very real and even flawed but that made them so real for me.




    I’ll admit the idea of a multi-POV story working was foreign to me, but Ms. DeWylde proves that when there is real talent behind the writing, it’s not only capable of being well written but intensely enjoyable.




    I can’t decide who of all the couple’s were my favorite, though I really enjoyed Artemis and Mordred, part of me was very much into the other stories just as much. I will admit to a love of the Avalon myths, and it was fun to take a ride on the side of what might have been if things hand ended differently and love had actually conquered all.




    So, I highly recommend this book, even if you don’t normally read romance, I think you’ll find the storytelling suberb and the mythology reimagined the perfect way to while away an evening. I look forward to and really want more stories in the Desperate Housewives series. 








    I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for this review. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Greek mythology weaves beautifully with Arthurian legend in DeWy

    Greek mythology weaves beautifully with Arthurian legend in DeWylde’s story of gods and goddesses, plus a few lucky mortals,
    vacationing on the island of Avalon.  Artemis, goddess of the hunt and the eternal virgin, decides she wants someone to rid her of her
    pesky maidenhood, and asks her BFF, Aphrodite, goddess of love, to help a sister out.  Avalon is renown for supplying just what
    Artemis needs, so the two take off for a little fun in the sun.  Just like in real life, if only it was that easy.

    I enjoyed this whole book so much, but one of my favorite scenes happens right up front.  Artemis and Aphrodite exchanging
    euphemisms had me rolling!  I wrote them ALL down to add immediately to my own vocabulary.

    All the couples have their own energy and vibe, so it is hard to choose a favorite.  Mordred’s suavity and his mutual hunt with Artemis
    is hot, hot, hot. But what is wrong with me that Lancelot napping in his cheese fries is just as appealing.

    Actually the answer to that is just what makes Avalon stand out in a shelf full of wham-bam-the-end romances.  DeWylde delves into
    the psychology that stands in the way of Happily Ever After.  Mommy issues, control conflicts and self-doubt plague the gods just like
    us ordinary mortals.

    I didn’t realize until seeing other reviews that Desperate Housewives of Avalon takes place mid-series.  All the friendships, feuds and
    uneasy alliances are so clear and complete this easily works as a stand-alone novel.  That said, I can’t wait to back up and find out
    what I missed! 

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  • Posted February 6, 2014

    Artemis decides she is going to get her v-card punched once and

    Artemis decides she is going to get her v-card punched once and for all and Aphrodite decides to help by talking her on vacation at Avalon. Love is out of control when the goddess of love shows up and everything the residents have come to know and hate about each other turns on end.
    This is a sexy and fun romance with multi characters and several mini tales all rolled into one sizzling interlocking story.
    What I loved about the book is how the author twists known unhappy fates of characters in myths and legends into happily-ever-afters. This yummy story mixes some Greek goddesses, the Camelot characters, and then adds a dash of a Welsh war god for taste. I laughed out loud several times and could not put the book down. I loved the characters and couldn't stop turning the pages.
    What I didn’t like is nothing. I really truly enjoyed the whole book. Except that it ended.
    This would be a great read to get you in the lovey dovey mood for Valentine’s Day or any other day you want to get that happy-squishy-feel-good-feeling.
    I highly recommend it. It's definitely a treat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    If you love the characters of the Arthurian legends and like a h

    If you love the characters of the Arthurian legends and like a happy ending then this book is for you. I read this fabulous story in one sitting. It was so good I couldn't put it down!
    Saranna DeWylde took my favorite characters and fully brought them to life. Morgan le Fey is a chick I would love to meet for drinks some time.
    This book was both laugh-out-loud funny and pulls on the heartstrings. I'm so happy some of my favorite characters from Avalon finally got their long-overdue happy endings.

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  • Posted February 6, 2014

    Saranna DeWylde has done it again!  She's woven the story of our

    Saranna DeWylde has done it again!  She's woven the story of our favorite Greeks and their excessive exploits into a "vacation" with our most admired denizens of Camelot.
    Snarky, poignant, hilarious, sexy, touching, infuriating, heartwarming... all appropriate, depending on which chapter you are on.  I laughed out loud, blushed, empathized and cheered on characters I never thought I would have.

    If you are looking for a thoroughly enjoyable escape from the duldrums of everyday life here on earth among the mortals than Avalon is your answer.  King Arthur as a "tourist attraction"?  C'mon, you can't make this stuff up!!! Unless you are Saranna of course. I can't think of a character I didn't love for some reason or another, and I literally couldn't put it down. So worth the read , such a fun vacation from all things mundane, and a fresh take on a long loved and told story.  Great message about the "motherly love" in us all towards the end.  Hits EVERY button.  Enjoy!

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  • Posted February 6, 2014

    I haven¿t read any other books in Saranna¿s series of Desperate

    I haven’t read any other books in Saranna’s series of Desperate Wives, but this story appealed to me because of the characters’ origins. Avalon? Absolutely. I’ll advise ahead of time that this story did just fine as a stand-alone because I never found myself confused . This story takes characters from both myth and legend, combining an array of gods and goddesses and mixing them well with powerful figures from Avalon, displaying a possibility after the ‘happily-ever-after’.
    Main concept in the story is Artemis is finally convinced that she is ready to, how Saranna puts so politely, ‘punch her V-card’ and lose her chastity. Having never been with a man before, Artemis isn’t sure on how to attain her goal. Who better to assist than the goddess of love herself, Aphrodite? To facilitate her plan, the two goddesses embark on a vacation trip located nowhere else but the fabled Avalon, where Guinevere and Arthur have all but had their happy endings.
    I enjoyed the creativity of each individual’s status, the tongue-in-cheek (and other places) humor and the colorful descriptions of both persons and place. The story continued to surprise as more and more mayhem was tossed into the pot, resulting in an often funny and touching romance sure to please.
    Recommended for readers looking for a romance with perk and perks, as the scenes are steamy while retaining wit.

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