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A Game of Fate by Scarlett St. Clair
Publication date: September 18th 2020
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Retelling
Hades, God of the Underworld, is known for his inflexible rule, luxurious night clubs, and impossible bargains. Used to control, he is not prepared to discover the Fates have chosen his future wife and Queen—Persephone, Goddess of Spring.
Despite her attraction to the god, Persephone, an ambitious journalism student, is determined to expose Hades for his cruel and ruthless ways.
Hades finds himself faced with the impossible—proving his future bride wrong. Regardless of his efforts, there are forces who wish to keep the two apart and Hades comes to realize he will do anything for his forbidden love, even defy Fate.
This book was amazing! If you read and loved A Touch of Darkness, you are in for a treat! You will leave this book with a whole new understanding of Hades and some of the situations in ATOD. I love him even more now.
I don’t always enjoy reading books that are just differing perspectives of the same book, but Scarlett made this book into something unique. We still get our favorite scenes with Hades and Persephone, but there is also a completely new story for this perspective.
The writing in the book was phenomenal. Scarlett really brings this world to life! We get to see things that were going on behind the scenes and get to love our favorite side characters even more.
Overall, a fantastic read. I highly recommend this series!" - Rosegold_Bibliophile, Amazon
Intriguing! How about a look inside?
Here's an excerpt.
A smell brought him out of his thoughts and gave him pause. It was familiar—wildflowers, both bitter and sweet.
Demeter, he thought.
The Goddess of Harvest’s name was sour on his tongue. Demeter had few passions in life, but one of them was her hatred for the God of the Dead.
He inhaled again, taking the scent deeper. Something about it was off. Mingled with the familiar aroma was the sweetness of vanilla and a mild, herbal note of lavender. A mortal, perhaps? Someone with the goddess’s favor?
The scent drew him out of the darkness in which he had lingered to the edge of the balcony, where he scanned the crowd and found her immediately.
The woman who smelled like vanilla, lavender, and his enemy sat poised on the edge of one of his sofas in a pink dress that left little to the imagination. He liked the way her hair curled, falling in luminous waves down her back. His fingers itched to touch it, to pull it until her head tipped back and she looked him in the eyes.
Look at me, he commanded, desperate to see her face.
She seemed to look everywhere before her gaze halted on him. His hand tightened around his glass, the other gripped the balcony rail.
She was beautiful—lush lips, high cheekbones, and eyes as green as new spring. Her expression was startled at first, eyes widening slightly, transforming into something fierce and passionate as her gaze swept his face and form.
She is yours, a voice echoed in his head, and something inside him snapped. Claim her.
The command was feral. He had to grind his teeth to keep from obeying, and he thought he might shatter the glass in his hand from clutching it too tight. The impulse to whisk her away to the Underworld was strong, like a spell. He had never thought himself so weak, but his restraint was a thin, frayed thread.
How could he want this woman so badly? What was this unnatural pull? He stared at her harder, searching for a reason, and became aware that he was not the only one feeling the effects of their connection. She fidgeted beneath his gaze, her chest rising and falling as her breath hitched, her skin turning a pretty pink, and he had the thought that he would like to follow that flush with his lips.
He would give anything to know what she was thinking.
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Scarlett St. Clair lives in Oklahoma with her husband. She has a Master's degree in Library Science and Information Studies, and spends a lot of time researching reincarnation, unsolved murders and Greek mythology-all of which made it into her debut novel, When Stars Come Out.