Author: Amelia Wilde
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Dark, Erotic, Fantasy
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Luther Hades has always been my family’s sworn enemy. He’s the opposite of everything we stand for—ruthless to the core.
I’m not afraid of him. It’s my mother who cowers and hides. All my life, she’s hidden me from him. Hidden me from the world. Not anymore.
I’ve planned my escape down to the last detail. But two steps outside the safety of my mother’s house, the devil comes calling. And nobody hears me scream.
Little Sepphie Anthela doesn’t know she’s in danger. That her fool of a lover has betrayed her. That her adorable plan is a death sentence.
She doesn’t know how men look at her.
And she doesn’t know the lengths I’m willing to go to protect her. She’ll be safe in my underground kingdom—even if it kills me.
KING OF SHADOWS is a dirty and dark contemporary retelling of Hades & Persephone. It’s the underworld, after all.
Excerpt . . .
My men step up behind her, but she doesn’t dare turn her head. Two of them hook their arms under Decker’s and drag him past us, giving us a wide berth. Her eyes follow his slumped body. The man won’t shut up. All the groaning, the whining—fucking pathetic.
“You said you would do anything to save him. That was your bargain. Are you telling me you’d rather be dead?”
A flicker of fear is chased off her face by a nameless expression, a light flaring in her eyes. She glances down at Conor, the whites of her eyes glowing in the moonlight. “No,” she whispers. “I want to live.”
I lean in close, bending down so my lips are level with my ear. Her heart beats hard under my fingertips. She smells sweet, like roses and sunshine and something unique to her. It must be the fresh softness of her. Fuck, the things I’m going to do to her, dangling her not-boyfriend on a string as if she’ll ever be anything but mine. The urge to throw her down into the dirt is so strong it almost overtakes me, but now that all this has transpired, it’s best for the train to move on. I’m no longer interested in dealing with Demeter tonight—not now that I have her daughter for my very own.
The poor thing.
“We’ll see how long that lasts.”
Hades is a fascinating character. He lives up to the book title. He is a master of the shadows and much of his intentions are hidden in the darkness. I was glad the story had a dual point of view because that's when we get to see glimpses of Hades' thought process. But even then, it is still uncertain about what his true intentions are. Sepphie or Persephone was a good character but at times I found her frustrating. She was naive and a bit of a cry baby however I had to remind myself that she had been sheltered most of her life and rather given the chance to experience life the way others did. In that regard, I understood her confusion and conflict.
There is a lot of questions still unanswered and hidden motives of people around Persephone. I'm looking forward to seeing what else is in store for Hades and Persephone. And I'm especially looking forward to seeing more of Hades.
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About the Author . . .
Now, Amelia is all about that love. Her romances feature unique, independent heroines and alpha heroes who are strong of heart and body. Readers have described her work as “emotional,” “intense,” “phenomenal,” and “like a child scribbled with a crayon,” which she takes as the highest praise.
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