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Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Review: Gods gone wild by Dalton Diaz, Ashlyn Chase, Terry Spear

Gods gone wild
by Dalton Diaz, Ashlyn Chase, Terry Spear
Two Gods are in big trouble with Zeus. Gods will be gods and when these two taunt Pele for their own entertainment, she erupts, literally, creating a whole new Hawaiian island. But Zeus is not amused and must teach them a lesson they won't forget. Who knew their punishment would lead to finding the loves of their lives?

Great Zeus! (Dalton Diaz)
Epimetheus knows he screwed up. Well, he knows it since Zeus pointed it out with a lightning bolt or two. He’s willing to take his punishment like a Titan, but all bets are off when his beloved dead wife Pandora shows up. Pandy has no memory of him. Epimetheus has no powers, and no forethought. What could possibly go wrong?

Oh My God (Ashlyn Chase)

*Rewritten and expanded version of 2009 Eppie nominee, same title
The Greek God of wine, women, and party, falls off a balcony during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Now he has amnesia. All he knows is that they call him 'Big D', and he drinks too much and ought to give up alcohol for Lent.

Mandy and Brenda flashed Dionysus right before he fell. They're nice enough to take him to an AA meeting, and then back to their homes until he recovers his memory. Fortunately, they're not too nice to be naughty.

Goddess in Training (Terry Spear)
*Previously published 2010 Indie, same title
In a game of the gods, librarian Lisandra, who has never been loved, is chosen to be the goddess of fertility. The demi-god of pleasure, Assarian is ordered by Zeus to train her in the hallowed halls of Mount Olympus to prove to his wife, Hera, goddess of marriage, mortals and immortals alike only need be physically satisfied to find fulfillment, to which Hera disagrees—all creatures must have love to be whole.

Take three great voices, bring them together in collaboration, and what do you get? Approximately 170 pages of Gods Gone Wild. This is a delightful smexy romp through the heavens with each story told having a very separate voice, yet all three meshing together beautifully in the same world. The characters are very colorful and fun with the naughty bad boys being taught lessons that they will eternally be grateful to have learned.

While I thoroughly enjoyed all three tales, I will admit to my favorite being Great Zeus!, the story of Epimetheus and Pandy, although had I been named Pandora at birth, I would have certainly smacked anyone who called me Pandy or at the very least gave them the eye. The second offering Oh My God started out not quite a lighthearted and it took me a while to warm up to Dionysus, but I have to admit it was fun watching the "Big D" get his comeuppance. The third story, Goddess in Training, is a very short sweet amuse-bouche that lets the reader enjoy the sparring between Hera and Zeus, and I will let you guess who won the bet that was placed in this tale.

Overall this is a lighthearted fun smexy anthology and I would recommend it to those who would enjoy a fun few hours of giggling smexy escape. I received this book with a request for my honest review without any compensation whatsoever, other than the joy of reading a new book.

5 Sheep


Dalton Diaz

Ashlyn Chase

Terry Spear

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