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?
*previously titled Psyche Unbound
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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.
Highly Erotic Ancient Tale
I really enjoyed this titillating tale of passion, lavish sensuousness and timeless eroticism. It's a reworking of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, an ancient tale told with a frankness modern readers would appreciate. Looking forward to more works by this author.
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.