Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Book Review: That Fatal Kiss by Mina Lobo

Mina Lobo, a.k.a. Goth Mom Lite, launched her debut novel, That Fatal Kiss recently and WOW what a story. Take everything you think you know about Greek mythology and throw it out the window.  Lobo's takes Hades and Persephone's story to whole new level.
That Fatal Kiss was fanciful, romantic and heart-stopping good.  And I don't say this lightly because I'm not normally a fan of Greek mythology.  Besides the wonderful writing, Lobo's story is enchanting.  It begins with Hades arising from the depths of the Underworld to seize his chosen bride, Persephone.  Hades is arrogant, sensitive and an impenetrable force in the Underworld and the realm of gods. Once Hades captures Persephone, it's much like the epic tale of the clash of the titans—where two mythical gods literally go at each other.  In truth, they have much to learn about each other.  Hades has to learn romance  doesn't mean taking what he wants, and Persephone has to learn that submitting to Hades  isn't necessarily a bad thing.  The chemistry between these two is catching and in a word dazzling. But don't take my word for it, if you missed the excerpt, I posted a few months back, click here.

As the story unfolds, Persephone must make a choice, stay with Hades and be his eternal wife in the Underworld or lose her destined love forever. That Fatal Kiss also features a slew of mythical gods with robust personalities who erupt right off the page. Towards the end of the novel, these gods convene in a spectacular showdown—all in the name of Hades and Persephone. Trying to have a relationship is one thing but having some mythical deities scheming for your demise—well that makes for some great storytelling.

What I loved most about this book were the two classic characters: Hades and Persephone. Their love story was epic and the way Mina Lobo tells it; you can understand why.  That Fatal Kiss was an intense, wild mystical ride filled with seduction. I gave it a 4.5 because it was simply awesome.

If you’re looking for a refreshing take on paranormal romance, try That Fatal Kiss and be prepared to be seduced.

Mina B..

12 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Seizing his bride, huh? How very barbaric in an intriguing way. I love the cover!

S. L. Hennessy said...

I love the myth of Hades and Persephone, and this sounds like an awesome read.

Mina Lobo said...

Mina, I think I love you. Nah, in fact, I know I do. Thank you, so much, for this. The timing was perfect and it did my poor battered heart a LOT of good. <3 <3 <3

Heather Holden said...

Wow, this book sounds amazing! I'm a huge fan of Greek mythology, and the Hades/Persephone tale is one of my favorites, so this seems like a must-read for me...

Mina Burrows said...

@Dianne - The seizing part was deliciously barbaric! LOL.

@SL Hennessy & @Heather Holden - It was incredible!!!

@Mina Lobo - Such a good book, sweetie! Really well done.



J.L. Campbell said...

Haven't been here in a while Mina. You do make this sound like an awesome and intriguing read.

Michelle Wallace said...

Well I've been thoroughly seduced by your splendid review!
Hope you're well Mina? *waving hello*

Mina Lobo said...

Hey, y'all! ::waves back:: :-D

Elise Fallson said...

Awesome review, I've wanted to read this since Mina's cover reveal!

Mina Lobo said...

Aw! Thanks, Elise! :-)

Mina Burrows said...

@JL - Welcome back then. I've been a bit behind with blogging.

@Michelle - Hey, sweetie. *waves back* All is well. Thanks!

@Elise - It's sooooo good!

@Mina Lobo - What's it feel like to be so loved? XXOO!!

Mina Lobo said...

It's a lovely balm to my shattered soul, girl. <3