Thursday, January 9, 2014

Real Housewives of Greek Mythology

Foolish fun, but a hoot to listen to!

How many did you get right?

Free Kindle eBooks on Amazon - January 9, 2014

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Enslaved by Lust - Episode 1 (Raw)

Related not to Greek or Roman mythology, but to Norse mythology.

Queen Ran, Norse goddess of the deep, prefers her men prepared like a platter of meat--Raw. After casting her magic net into the ocean, she snares quite a catch to sate her sexual pleasures. She is determined to tame the strong-willed Viking using the darkest means of seduction that she can conjure.

Viktor Bjornsson will not go down without a fight. After all, he is a fierce Viking who will not show weakness under any circumstances. In order to save his crew from death, he makes a deal with the infamous Queen Ran. He is escorted to her castle for a sexual feast that no red-blooded Viking could deny. 

Soon the power struggle begins, paving the way to dark desires that seethe within both predator and prey. Join Viktor on his erotic journey filled with passion and fantasy. Who will win the battle of control?

Note to Reader: Raw: Episode I - Enslaved by Lust is the beginning of a four-part series.

Excerpt and description taken from Amazon site.

Related to Greek mythology... I am, myself, excited to read this one. Sounds interesting, perhaps even good.

When her lover Theseus deserts her on an island, Princess Ariadne of Crete wishes to forget her betrayal-filled past. Dionysus answers her prayers, seducing her with his godly wiles and delivering mind-shattering ecstasy. However, when he reveals that she's his bride as foretold in a prophecy, she has to take a leap of faith, once more leaving her heart vulnerable to another, or live out the rest of her life on the island alone.

Excerpt and description taken from Amazon site.

Let the Pre-Raphelites Inspire You to Recreate the Romance of the Classical Myths

Do you know who the Pre-Raphelites were?

They were a group, generally cited at about seven main members, of English painters, photographers, poets, and critics in the mid-19th century who wanted to return to a artistic world full detail, vivid color, and complex opera. Though normally identified as a brotherhood, there were a number of female members - most poets. And, the best part about them... they loved romance of the classical period. They created some of the most interesting, beautiful and intriguing works of art and literature.

Below are some examples which have inspired me. Hopefully, you too can find some inspiration in the depths of this frigid and bleary winter.

JW Waterhouse, Hylas and Nymphs

Herbert Draper, Calypso's Isle

Edward John Poynter, Andromeda

John Roddham Spencer Stanhope, Charon and Psyche

JW Waterhouse, A Mermaid

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine

Sir Edward Burne Jones, Pan and Psyche