Psyche Unbound

Psyche Unbound

by Zenobia Neil

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Psyche Unbound by Zenobia Neil

The celebrated beauty of Roman princess Psyche has enraged Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty. As punishment, Psyche is left naked on the beach to be sacrificed to a monster. When Cupid, the God of Love, swoops her up and flies her to the monster's palace, Psyche mistakenly wraps her legs around his waist, looks into his eyes, and falls in love.

Blindfolded and tied to a bed, Psyche awaits the monster, vowing to be brave as she faces death. Yet when the monster arrives, he marries her on the condition she never see his face. As she grows to love her shadow husband, she can't stop thinking about the God of Love. Consumed by curiosity, Psyche breaks her promise by lighting a lamp. Awaking in a rage, and furious with her betrayal, her husband banishes her from the palace.

Psyche begs Venus for another chance at love. Unmoved, Venus demands Psyche perform three impossible tasks. If Psyche succeeds, her husband will return. If she fails, she will be condemned to death.

Can Psyche satisfy Venus and win back her true love?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156833986
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 303 KB

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Psyche Unbound 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
I've always loved the story of Eros, er, Cupid, and Psyche, and this is a fun, VERY hot retelling. Especially interesting was how prominent Venus was in this take, but I loved the way the author handled it. Disclaimer: I'm acquainted with the author via social media. If you prefer the Greek versions of names (Eros, Aphrodite), it might take you a few minutes to wrap your head around this version, which uses the Roman ones. Also - there is a hint of lesbian play, which stops short of full consummation. So if that squicks you out, this might not be the book for you - if you are LOOKING for intense girl-girl action, likewise. I really liked the grittiness of Psyche in this version, and her conflict over who she was really in love with. The addition of minor deities to the mix added richness. Very much looking forward to more tales from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
excellent and erotic, great escape
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This meticulously crafted and beautifully etched book re-tells the myth of Cupid and Psyche. The writer marries rich characters filled with universal dilemmas and fears, with the otherworldly sweep of the ancient gods. She has clearly done a great deal of research, and has woven all the elements together into a lush, sensual tale that is hard to put down, and lingers well after you turn the last page.
Jolo1975 More than 1 year ago
"Psyche Unbound" is an excellent story that pulled me in right away from the beginning. It's suspenseful and romantic at the same time. I can't really think of many books that can take on both of those genres at the same time and do it well. And the writing is wonderful. I'm looking forward to more books by Zenobia Neil!
bessieplatt More than 1 year ago
Being a woman "of a certain age" who grow up studying Greek and Roman mythology and later branched out into international folklore, a friend gave me Zenobia Neil's "Psyche Unbound." "I know it's your favorite myth", my friend said, "and it's well based on the original from Apuleius." Well, yes, clearly carefully researched with lovely historical additions of details of that time: beautiful descriptions of the art and mosaics, clear details of the foods, clothing, etc. Definitely very well written, Neil certainly knows how to weave a story. But, my friend neglected to tell me that it is an erotic re-telling of the myth of Eros and his mortal love. And, unfortunately, I started reading it on a plane. My eyes must have been as large as saucers, for sure. Now that I have recovered from my first venture into Greek god erotica, I am quite eager to proceed. I look forward to other books by Neil....she definitely has a flare and talent for that particular genre.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting read. Not the type of story I read often, but it was very good. This story deals with Roman Gods and one special human (Psyche) who is so beautiful that she is sacrificed to a monster. But the monster isn't quite what you would expect from the beginning. I don't want to spoil anything so I can't say too much. I really enjoyed the interactions with various Gods throughout the story. This is a very steamy book, and I really enjoyed reading it.
Linda-Henderson More than 1 year ago
Psyche was considered beautiful, more beautiful than Venus Goddess of Love and Beauty. Since Venus is consumed with jealousy she plots to rid the mortal world of this beautiful girl. Thus begins the trials of Psyche and her fight to live and love the God of Love. This is a very intriguing story and one I thoroughly enjoyed. Hopefully there will be more stories like this from this author.
CArcidiacono More than 1 year ago
I liked this book and it was not what I was expecting. A historical romance with Gods in it. Along with uncertainty, love, loss and hope. I would have liked the ending to have been unfolded more but it didn't take away from the overall story. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
"Psyche Unbound" by Zenobia Neal is a historical erotic romance. This is the story of Roman princess Psyche who has angered Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty. The storyline flowed well. I found this story hard to read. This just is not my normal type of book to read. If you enjoy the combination of Greek mythology and erotic content, then you may enjoy this book. FYI, includes mature content. I received a copy of this book from Tule Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this historical erotic story involving the different Gods that Psyche has to endure as a punishment to win her husband back. A satisfying read, love the descriptive writing that this author has provided. My favorite was the God from the water.