A Love Strong as Death

Hades never imagined he’d rebel against the almighty Fates. But the young death god never dreamed he’d find love either.

The Fates do not favor Hades, and he knows it. A runt compared to his burly brothers, he’s relegated to the Underworld, a place as despised as he is. Yet Hades meekly accepts his lot—until a chance encounter with another misfit, Persephone. Although the goddess’ mind and heart have matured with the years, her physical body inexplicably remains that of a little girl, and her overprotective mother treats her as such. Sympathetic to Persephone’s frustrations, Hades helps her sneak away from home for a moment’s freedom. However, when they descend into his underground tunnels, Persephone suddenly transforms from child to maiden.

There’s more to Persephone’s repressed growth than meets the eye. As Hades joins Persephone in unraveling the mystery, her drive for the truth inspires him to confront his own horrific past. Their friendship swiftly deepens into something stronger, and when their search uncovers a secret bargain, Hades will defy even the most powerful immortals to set Persephone free.

A LOVE STRONG AS DEATH (70,000 words) is a YA retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth as a romance that defies and shatters cosmic order.

Status: Manuscript complete and currently querying.

6 responses to “A Love Strong as Death

  1. You should think about putting it on Kindle. That’s what I’ve done with my writing. At the moment it’s just edited works and adaptations with an ancient classics theme (my degree is in classics), but I hope to have some of my fantasy stories on there before long. Good luck!

    • Hi Alyson!
      Nice to meet another writer who likes drawing upon ancient/classic material! I have considered the Kindle route, but I haven’t made the jump mainly because my promotional skills are sub par (for now at least). I have a lot of respect for people that work hard to get their stories into people’s hands through that route, and I wish you success in that arena.

      • Well, Kindle help you to market your books too. If you are not already published or represented, it could be an excellent way to get a book deal.
        You can add your name to Good Reads website, and get author status as soon as you join and are published.
        Apart from that, keep your web/blog active. Good luck!

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  3. Wow, this sounds really interesting! Looking forward to getting more into it – this whole blog thing is a bit new to me LOL… I was raised on paper. I will be interested to see what you decide vis Kindle. Right this second, paddling really fast on the “Angyliadd” thing, hoping to make a lot of progress with my betas and hear back about new QL from the Shark soon – will follow as soon as I get breathing room! Thanks so much for your help on AQ Connect, and good luck! I have an avid reader who is 10 – sounds like she may soon be old enough to proof some of your stuff (maybe you can tell me whether you think she’s old enough now… I’m sure SHE’d be interested!)

    • Thanks for dropping by my blog. As I mentioned to you before, AQ Connect has some great folks if you decide to be part of the writing community there. As for the self-pub Kindle route, unless I find a partner who’s savvy with that marketing, promo, etc, I’ll be sticking to the traditional route. There is a thread on AQ Connect though about self-pub if you’re interested in that.

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