The Surrender of Persephone [NOOK Book]

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FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING & AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR SELENA KITT
OVER ONE MILLION BOOKS SOLD!
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Sheltered Persephone, Goddess of Spring, never gets to do anything— thanks to the suffocating love of her mother, Demeter. Sephie is being carefully groomed to follow in the footsteps of the two “virgin” goddesses, Athena and Artemis, and while they sure do have a lot of fun together, she ...
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Overview

FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING & AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR SELENA KITT
OVER ONE MILLION BOOKS SOLD!
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Sheltered Persephone, Goddess of Spring, never gets to do anything— thanks to the suffocating love of her mother, Demeter. Sephie is being carefully groomed to follow in the footsteps of the two “virgin” goddesses, Athena and Artemis, and while they sure do have a lot of fun together, she longs for something deeper—and darker. When Aidon, the God of the Underworld—generally known as Hades—appears in his chariot to claim Persephone for his bride, the young goddess gets more than she wished for.

Held captive in the Underworld, she suddenly longs to return to the safety and security of her mother’s protection, but the dark and commanding Aidon binds her to him, claiming her bit by glorious bit as his own. Her coming of age is one of sexual awakening as she learns the bondage her new master imposes fulfills her darkest desires. Persephone finds herself submitting to and obeying Aidon’s command and discovers being taken and consumed in the heat of passion by a man—a god—is what she was truly made for. Persephone can’t deny her own nature, or her growing feelings for Aidon, as she submits to his domination and surrenders as his wife and prepares to rule as his Queen.

As she finally admits her own feelings, Persephone faces the looming specter of her history, which threatens to shatter the newly formed bonds between the couple. She must now face not only her past, but her present, and her future—no longer only the Goddess of Spring, but also as the wife of Aidon and Queen of the Underworld—and the choices she will be forced to make will change the world forever.
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Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - . .
Selena Kitt does a good job with the Greek myth, though her interpretations of the deities occasionally vary quite a bit from their original depictions in antiquity. She…nicely blends myths together to keep up a constant storyline, and the romance is heated with the occasional flavor of light BDSM. This story has a nice setting and is especially fun for fans of mythology.
Amazon - Candy Cay
Flaming, scorching, and sizzling are just a few of the adjectives to describe this story. Tingling and pulsating are a few other words the reader will feel as Aidon takes Persephone on a journey of sexual ecstasy. I was captivated by every page and consumed by every word. This is story no one should miss.
Amazon - Dee .
The Surrender of Persephone provides us with a glimpse into a fascinating new underworld that leaves us panting for more. Selena Kitt mostly follows the story line of Greek Mythology, and to do so may ultimately expose more readers to both genre of Greek Myth-- and bondage. I’d love to see more Greek Mythology stories by Ms Kitt as they are written with an attention to detail and have captivating settings.
Excessica - Patrice .
Each encounter between Persephone and Aidon is lavishly lurid. Their exploits explode throughout the realm of the dead. This dark place becomes Sephie’s new playground and it’s interesting to watch her blossom into womanhood under Aidon’s dark mastery as she accepts her role as his wife and equal. Be warned. The sexual escapades are explicitly intense, equipped with instruments and acts to test your knowledge and comfort zone. I was thankful this pair falls deeply in love.
Candy Cay
Flaming, scorching, and sizzling are just a few of the adjectives to describe this story. Tingling and pulsating are a few other words the reader will feel as Aidon takes Persephone on a journey of sexual ecstasy. I was captivated by every page and consumed by every word. This is story no one should miss.
Dee .
The Surrender of Persephone provides us with a glimpse into a fascinating new underworld that leaves us panting for more. Selena Kitt mostly follows the story line of Greek Mythology, and to do so may ultimately expose more readers to both genre of Greek Myth-- and bondage. I’d love to see more Greek Mythology stories by Ms Kitt as they are written with an attention to detail and have captivating settings.
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Selena Kitt does a good job with the Greek myth, though her interpretations of the deities occasionally vary quite a bit from their original depictions in antiquity. She…nicely blends myths together to keep up a constant storyline, and the romance is heated with the occasional flavor of light BDSM. This story has a nice setting and is especially fun for fans of mythology.
Patrice .
Each encounter between Persephone and Aidon is lavishly lurid. Their exploits explode throughout the realm of the dead. This dark place becomes Sephie’s new playground and it’s interesting to watch her blossom into womanhood under Aidon’s dark mastery as she accepts her role as his wife and equal. Be warned. The sexual escapades are explicitly intense, equipped with instruments and acts to test your knowledge and comfort zone. I was thankful this pair falls deeply in love.
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Selena Kitt does a good job with the Greek myth, though her interpretations of the deities occasionally vary quite a bit from their original depictions in antiquity. She…nicely blends myths together to keep up a constant storyline, and the romance is heated with the occasional flavor of light BDSM. This story has a nice setting and is especially fun for fans of mythology.
Dee .
The Surrender of Persephone provides us with a glimpse into a fascinating new underworld that leaves us panting for more. Selena Kitt mostly follows the story line of Greek Mythology, and to do so may ultimately expose more readers to both genre of Greek Myth-- and bondage. I’d love to see more Greek Mythology stories by Ms Kitt as they are written with an attention to detail and have captivating settings.
Patrice .
Each encounter between Persephone and Aidon is lavishly lurid. Their exploits explode throughout the realm of the dead. This dark place becomes Sephie’s new playground and it’s interesting to watch her blossom into womanhood under Aidon’s dark mastery as she accepts her role as his wife and equal. Be warned. The sexual escapades are explicitly intense, equipped with instruments and acts to test your knowledge and comfort zone. I was thankful this pair falls deeply in love.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609820534
  • Publisher: Excessica Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/30/2010
  • Series: Myths Behaving Badly , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 20,665
  • File size: 678 KB

Meet the Author

Like any feline, Selena Kitt loves the things that make her purr-and wants nothing more than to make others purr right along with her! Pleasure is her middle name, whether it's a short cat nap stretched out in the sun or a long kitty bath. She makes it a priority to explore all the delightful distractions she can find, and follow her vivid and often racy imagination wherever it wants to lead her.

This sassy, outrageous author lives with her husband and children in the Midwest, all of whom she thinks are the cat's meow. Her writing embodies everything from the spicy to the scandalous, but watch out-this kitty also has sharp claws and her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

When she's not pawing away at her keyboard, Selena runs an innovative publishing company (www.excessica.com) and in her spare time, she worships her devoted husband, corrals four kids and a dozen chickens, all while growing an organic garden. She also loves bellydancing and photography.

Her story, Connections, was one of the runners-up for the 2006 Rauxa Prize, given annually to an erotic short story of "exceptional literary quality," out of over 1,000 nominees, where awards are judged by a select jury and all entries are read "blind" (without author's name available.) She was also a top ten author finisher in the 2006 Preditors and Editors Poll. Her book, EcoErotica was a 2009 EPIC AWARD FINALIST and The Real Mother Goose was a 2010 EPIC AWARD FINALIST.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2011

    Wow

    I bought this because I have studied the Persephone myth extensively in several English courses in college, and I was intrigued by an erotica based around said myth. I wasn't expecting much, given my past experiences with erotica; most I have seen tend to be juvenile, poorly written, and focus more on generic body parts than on creating a powerful scene as a whole. This, however, totally knocked my socks off. Not only is it steamy, with plenty of truly well-written sex scenes that are far more that just heaving and thrusting, but the characters are well-thought-out and multi-dimensional. The descriptions of the setting and world are spectacular, and the universe is peopled with numerous secondary characters along with the main ones, adding depth. This author has talent and has brought it to bear in this work. I found it truly enjoyable. Best of all, it isn't one of those 10 page quickie things they sell on here so often...this is a full-length book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

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    Another great story by Kitt

    I have always loved Greek mythology perhaps for the eroticism that naturally exist in them, and so to no surprised, I was thrilled to read Selena Kitt's interpretation of a classic story that supplied all the details my imagination implied. This book is classified as erotica, more specifically BDSM, so I would recommend that if this is not your cup of tea, perhaps this is not the book for you. However, speaking to those who enjoy a good spanking or two...this book is a very satisfying read and highly recommended!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2011

    Pretty Good

    The book was pretty good. Worth the read but what happened to the ending? It just dropped! Sex was good but the ending was truly disappointing because there was none.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    Save your money

    No character development. No real story. This book had so much potential but failed miserably. Hades was a was not the strong, arrogant God that hid a deep personal torment like I always imagined but instead was a wuss and a fool. Persephone was gave into him without even putting up a fight. The sex was average but with no tension or passion between the two it fell flat. I give it 4 yawns.

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

    Was alright, but would not read over and over again....

    I do know the original Greek story, but this was the sexed up version, and yes there was a lot of sex, a lot. I hate to say there was too much sex, but to me there was and that is saying a lot.... ;(
    If you enjoy BDSM you might get a few new ideas about what to do, but other than that, it is a Greek myth done in a new light.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Blew me away! I could not stop reading this novel! Excellent plo

    Blew me away! I could not stop reading this novel!
    Excellent plot, stayed to the classic myth of Hades and Persephone, including every character introduced and played. I like how this author takes concepts and plays them all out!
    This novel is very well wrote! I gave a copy to my sister, who enjoys this novel so much, she re-reads it on her spare time away from work!
    Excellent Erotic Novel! Every sex scene is perfect and has complete meaning behind it each time, where you can follow in and not loose what is happening in the scenes!
    Enticing descriptions always being used, who couldn't like this kind of erotic novel?
    Wonderful novel! Definitely a B.D.S.M. erotic novel, but uniquely done by a classic greek myth! I suggest readers to read this, because I am NOT disappointed at all in buying and reading this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Wow, this was a great read with so much feeling in it. I loved i

    Wow, this was a great read with so much feeling in it. I loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    fun

    I enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Pomagranete

    How many seeds were there?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Love It

    I reread this every time I'm in the mood for good erotica that is dark, twisted, and really arousing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Wow!

    Fast read. Dark, sexy, entertaining. Makes the idea of Hell exciting.....as long as Aidon was there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Good but nasty

    I loved the myth part but all the s*x is kind of gross i mean 2/3 of the book is s*x love the story just a little less s*x

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Great story

    This is one of my favorite books by her. Hot and sexy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Great Read!

    I was intrigued by the concept of Persephone being a willing participant when taken by Hades, so I thought this book would be interesting. I enjoyed the story, although I found it to be a bit too short:(. I wish the book was a bit longer and had gone more in depth regarding the relationship between Aidon (Hades) and Persephone. I think there could have been a lot more content where that was concerned. The BDSM was quite good, although I have found it usually takes a bit more time for the submissive to realize their feelings. But the story was very good and I enjoyed reading it and probably will read it again very soon.
    To comment on another review, BDSM is about sexual awakening and being a willing participant, not about being violated. I did not find this book to be crossing the line at all.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    Great BDSM, not so accurate mythos

    This story is great if you want a quick erotic read and are generally aquainted with the greek mythos. However, if you study it be prepared for a headache. ( the number of seeds isn't even correct) Other than that, good smut.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    GREAT BOOK

    What a great book - You won't want to put it down, but let me give you a little hint. If you aren't up on reading mythology, flip to the back for a pronounciation guide on the names. It will make it easier to read.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

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    Very well written

    I'm not normally a fan of the bdsm erotica novels but the intensity of the writing kept me glued to this book. There are some grammar errors that were overlooked but even that didnt stop me from finishing this. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a raunchy book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2011

    Amazing.

    I usually don't like the BDSM but this wasn't over the top. It is a beautiful love story

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    Luvvvv it

    Dis book was awsome!!!!! I highly recomend it en @ a good price 2 downloaded it on my nook en read it untill by batteries died!!!! Just couldn't put it down.....

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

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    Very hot!

    If you like to read a good erotic book this is the one! Great ideas around the typical Greek Mythology and just plain old HOT!!!!

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