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A Touch of Darkness
A Touch of Darkness | Scarlett St Clair
As Persephone struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows-and it's forbidden.
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rebbyj
A Touch of Darkness | Scarlett St Clair
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ParkerFinn
A Touch of Darkness | Scarlett St Clair
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I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I always have loved the story of Hades and Persephone. So a romance about them was definitely on my radar. At times the sexual scenes were a bit awkward. But I thought the story itself was pretty good and I liked a lot of the characters. A solid 4 star for me, cheesiness and all.

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DarkMina
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Mehso-so

160 of 2021. This story had some issues, but overall it was a decent Hades & Persephone retelling. I probably will continue the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book9. #spookoweenreadathon
Pages read: 3305

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sprainedbrain
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Mehso-so

Last month, @HOTPock3tt and I did an impromptu buddyread of this. While it‘s always fun to text-rave/text-bitch with Kenya about books, I feel like I did a bit more bitching than raving this time.😉

Loved: urban fantasy retelling where the gods are living amongst us in modern times. Hades=SO HOT. Sexy times were adequately sexy. Hecate.

Disliked: writing=not great. Persephone is ridiculously annoying. The ol‘ innocent virgin trope.🙄

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BarbaraBB You‘ve been reading a lot!! 3mo
sprainedbrain @BarbaraBB Just the usual amount, but I‘m still catching up my reviews. 😬 3mo
HOTPock3tt Haha!! ♥️This was so marginal I forgot to post a review!! 😅 but I agree. I felt like I was doing waay more bitching than raving this time 🤣 Hades was soo sexy!! But Persephone‘s idiot virginal trope actually ruined the book! 😪Such a shame. I generally love hades & Persephone‘s story @sprainedbrain (edited) 3mo
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sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I love Persephone in general, so to see her reduced to that annoying twit was a little heartbreaking. 😂 3mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain this!! I wholeheartedly agree!!😖😭😪 3mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m glad I was able to read this review. I almost bought it. 3mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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I feel like there‘s a lot of Hades Persephone books right now. This was alright. I love a good Greek mythological retelling and it was good. Very smutty. I wouldn‘t recommend if you want a 100% faithful retelling. Still fun. #bookspinbingo

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BayouGirl85
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I have definitely been on a mythology retelling kick this year and this one hit the spot. I have always been intrigued by Hades and Persephone‘s story and alway felt like they got the shaft. Not in this version. I thought it was great.

September Book 4/25 #LitsyLove #bookspinbingo

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Julsmarshall
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Interesting take on Hades and Persephone, vividly told and a bit spicy. I enjoyed it and it is definitely a pick, but I did feel like it fell a bit short of it‘s possibility to be a great book. I may give the next in the series a chance to see if it meets the mark. #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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AFrostCauseReads
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Ohh boy, the writing in this is not great. It‘s very much trashy fan-fiction, BUT I just can‘t resist a Greek Mythology retelling especially when it‘s about Persephone and Hades 🌺💀

This author does not shy away from explicit sex scenes. Not gunna lie, it‘s kinda fun watching Gods go at it. Am I going to hell? Probably - At least Hades will know what I think of him 😅🪦

NikkiM5 Sold 😂 4mo
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damselsgotballs
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Very excited for this one..🍻📚

#bibliophile #lovebooks #lovereading #bookworm #booknerd #dark #romance

You're doing great.

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vonnie862
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I've been doing really well not buying books this past year. But... I couldn't help add these to my pile after participating in the Book Romance Store event a couple of weeks ago.
#bookhaul

JELEIGH I really liked a touch of darkness 😊 5mo
vonnie862 Good to know! 5mo
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WriterAtHeart
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Holy moly! I have been in a reading slump all summer long. But this Persephone and Hades retelling just rekindled my love of reading. I am now eager to get the next two books to finish their story.

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reading_rainbow
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Bailedbailed

It‘s just not keeping my interest and I have a stack of books I want to read so I‘m bailing!

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Lynsey40
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Just started , Good so far

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reading_rainbow
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Persephone + Hades modern retelling 🖤🥀
Just starting ✨

Carlie_jc Me too! I‘m very excited :) 5mo
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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 186
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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archaeolibrarianologist
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Another BookTok recommendation. After reading Ice Planet Barbarians, this is tame af.

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EmilieGR
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A cheesy but fun romance. I liked the characters, even if they a bit simplistic, but my favorite thing about this book was the setting.

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The_Literary_Jedi
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Hades/Persephone retelling. Really liked the spin on the Pantheon & the modern world- would‘ve liked more development there. Story is decent & uses bargains/deals rather than abducting to get the protagonists together. A bit shallow on the conflict portion both external & internal for the characters but it works. Social media has this as spicy and I‘d give it 🌶🌶 (y‘all know I know my spice, don‘t play) 📚📚📚overall.

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tracy_anne8
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This was a pretty decent Hades and Persephone retelling. It seemed a little rushed though overall. I'm sure I will finish the series at some point but it's not holding my interest at the moment. #kindleunlimited #kindle

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Morrowal
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It‘s a quick read that keeps your interest and imagination flowing.

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Emmybird01
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4/5 for the first in this series! I loved this Hades Persephone retelling. Hades is dark and brooding and hot! Persephone is sweet and and sassy. The side characters are also awesome! I love Alexa and Hecate! I will definitely be continuing this series!

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KelsiTaylor
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“Persephone pressed her lips together and nodded.
“Well you won. I love you. Was it worth it?”...
Something within her snapped. Their eyes met just as great black vines erupted from the floor, twisted around the God of Death until he was restrained. For a moment they were frozen, stunned.
She had created life.
“Well, Lady Persephone. It looks like ✨you✨ won.”
I‘m so obsessed with this Greek mythology retelling.

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Ash.on.the.line
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Today‘s #Marchinthetitle21 is #darklightinthetitle
This book actually goes with yesterday‘s book. It‘s the same story but this one is in Persephone‘s POV. The covers are fantastic! Can‘t wait to get to this!
I‘m trying to reacquaint myself with my TBR while on a book buying ban for the month!

Ash.on.the.line I‘m trying to take each picture in a new spot. So now you‘ll start seeing my other shelves which don‘t get featured enough. Possibly because the rooms light is broken and I normally take the pics at night, but I‘m trying to remember to do it early 🤦🏻‍♀️😅🤣 10mo
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KristiAhlers
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The retelling of Hade‘s and Persephone‘s story. Very creative. Enjoyed this one a great deal. Highly recommend.

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BookMad7
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4.5/5 So the writing in this book isn‘t the best but I still really enjoyed it. I‘ve always been a sucker for a Greek mythology romance. Read September 2020

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Oh boy...this was me trying to read out of my comfort zone. I do like some romances so I thought I'd give this a shit but WOW did I not realize how cheesy, tropey, and telenovela-ey it was going to be. I literally burst out laughing at several parts (where it was clearly not supposed to be funny). Just not for me but I'm sure it's for other reader!

OutsmartYourShelf I like the cover. 11mo
SilverShanica You might enjoy The Midnight Bargain by CL Polk - it‘s a fantasy set in a regency romance style world, the main character is trying to find a way to avoid marriage and keep her magic when she meets a guy that might be worth giving it up for. Fantastic book - I read it in 1 day. 11mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @SilverShanica I actually own it! Polk is a Canadian author and had a gorgeous cover so I had to buy it. I'll try to move it up my list! 11mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @OutsmartYourShelf the series has beautiful covers! 11mo
SilverShanica @SassenachTheBookWizard I know - she‘s from Calgary, and so am I. The Midnight Bargain is also shortlisted for Canada Reads - it‘s quite a big deal. 11mo
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PrinceNatilus
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A fun, smutty, vacation read. St Clair definitely did her research and held true to the essence of the myth but still managed to make it fresh and exciting. The story felt cliche at some points, but I enjoyed reading it.

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ShelbyA7
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Book #31 - I am really loving retellings, especially when set in a modern day-type setting. This was a quick and easy read that sucks you right into a different world.

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Angeles
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Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t finish this. The narrator is great, the theme of Olympian Gods appeals to me, but I found the heroine so clueless and self centered that I could not bring myself to care about how the story ends. Also, I think It strange that Hades would be interested in someone so immature. You would think the God of the dead could do much better!

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Yanes
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Oh yeah I loved it! It's a very well written love story with just the right amount of love and plot!
If you live Greek mythology and a good romance you should definitely read it.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

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Skeeterisme
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🤣🤣🤣 I thought I was getting sci-fi/fantasy. Racy romance instead. Not good, but highly enjoyable!!