Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review: What A Goddess Wants by Stephanie Julian

What A Goddess Wants is the first book in The Forgotten Goddesses series by Stephanie Julian and a Romance from Sourcebooks Casablanca.

Book Blurb:

In His Arms, Her Magic Powers Are On The Rise...

Tessa, Etruscan Goddess of the Dawn, is losing her powers, and now there’s a mean Underworld god determined to run her down.  She needs a hero and fast, because only sexual energy can give her power.  So she seeks out Caligo, whose sexual prowess is legendary...

And She’s The Only One Who Can Bring Him Into The Light...

Caligo is a fabled Cimmerian warrior determined to stay away from spoiled goddesses who trample hearts after they’ve had their fun.  But there’s something irresistibly hot and inviting about Tessa, and he knows he’s her only chance to escape the encroaching darkness...

My thoughts:

Thesan is the Etruscan Goddess of the Dawn - but she has become redundant.  With the rise of the Roman deities, Thesan’s job has been taken over by Aurora.  With her main duty being performed by another - Tessa has only her secondary duty to keep her occupied, that of midwife.  And though midwifery is very fulfilling - Tessa longs for the days of old.

She is not the only one who remembers the power she once held.  Charun, has been trapped in the Underworld for too long - and he wants out.  His plan is to take what power Tessa has left, combine it with the power he can obtain from others - and use it to bust out of Aitas - bringing hell to earth.

Needing protection, Tessa reaches out to Caligo the Cimmerian warrior.

Cimmerian’s are legendary warriors, known for their battle skills.  A Cimmerian will continue to fight with injuries that would have dropped lesser beings.  The secret?  Cimmerians do not feel pain, or cold or warmth.  Over time a Cimmerian will cease to feel any thing.

But when Caligo touches Tessa - he feels warmth.

And he is determined to keep her safe.  No matter the cost.

What A Goddess Wants is the first book I have read by Stephanie Julian and I really enjoyed it.

I give What A Goddess Wants 4 out of 5 stars.

Product Details

    Paperback: 304 pages
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (7-1-11)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1402251475
    ISBN-13: 978-1402251474


Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Great review. I love Stephanie's books.

Blodeuedd said...

I am a bit the present day or not? it must be the old days or?

Stephanie Julian said...

So glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you for a great review.

It's present day but ancient goddess.

Michelle Greathouse said...


I really enjoyed this and I'm looking forward to more. :)


Yes, it is present day.


You are welcome. I am hoping to get a book for each of the 'ladies' introduced in this installment. :) No pressure at all.