Phthonos, god of envy and jealousy, has been given a second chance at life and love in the mortal realm. He is desperate to make up for the mistakes of his past. But is Thon more demon than god? And if the demon Envy wins out, how will this lonely god ever find room in his heart for love?
Olivia is an ordinary woman living an ordered life, but at thirty-two true romance appears to have eluded her. Everywhere she looks people are in relationships or falling in love, but her career and her charity work are enough to keep the demon of envy at bay.
Or so she thinks…until the moment he turns up on her doorstep with a demand that rips her life and her heart wide open and leaves her at risk of eternal torment.
DEMON OF ENVY is the fifth erotic romance novella in the GODS OF LOVE series, but each story is designed as a stand-alone with the Greek gods of desire as a common theme. The series can be read in any order.
Excerpt 1 (Sexy):
She dropped to her knees and took him deep into her mouth and throat. Velvety smooth skin, ridged with veins. Hot. Hard. The very essence of everything male. She sucked him in, working back and forth, stealing the sticky fluid from the tip of his cock with her greedy tongue. The taste was divine, like…like… There was nothing to which she could compare. It was the headiest aphrodisiac she'd ever placed in her mouth.
"Like the nectar of the gods, Liv? It is exactly that." Thon's voice was hoarse above her, and she smiled around his organ and let her lips, tongue, and teeth continue to explore. "By Zeus, that feels good."
Fingers tangled in her hair, encouraging the sliding movement up and down his cock. She cupped his balls with one hand, squeezing lightly, and with the other slipped her fingers behind them to press into the springy flesh between his testicles and anus. She'd read on the internet that men liked such a move. A sharp hiss sounded above her head and he jerked in her mouth, then sudden pain assailed her shoulders and a greenish grey mist surrounded them. What the…
She lifted her head and let him slide out of her with a moist sucking noise. She knelt there, inhaling his musky scent and panting, blinking to try and clear her vision. Why was it suddenly so shadowy?
He was bent forward a little over her, fingers clutching so tight around her upper arms and shoulders it felt like claws digging in to her shoulder blades. So that was the cause of the pain. A wave of lust swept through her at the sting and a yelp filled her throat, but she refused to let it escape. No. Don't let him see it.
Pleasure and pain. The double-edged sword that was her deepest secret and one she had only revealed once before in her life. To disastrous effect.
But it was too late. He knew. "Oh, my God, Thon." The words burst out of her when he squeezed again and a betraying gush of vaginal moisture coated the top of her thighs.
"You like that?"
She whimpered and closed her eyes, but snapped them open when he slid his hands under her elbows and lifted her seemingly without effort to her feet.
"Liv? You like a bit of…pain?"
She spoke through clenched teeth. "I don't want to."
"But you do."
Copyright 2014 Jennifer Lynne
The fifth novella in the Gods of Love series is a thrilling romance that captures the heart. Phthonos, God of envy and jealously has been given a second chance at life and love. Olivia is an ordinary woman whose career and charity work keep the demon of envy at bay when it comes to romance, that is until he shows up on her doorstep and rips her heart wide open. Will these two lonely hearts find love or will the Demon of Envy win?
This fast paced plot keeps readers on the edge of their seat with suspense, romance and passion. The author brings the story to life with well written scenes and details that capture the imagination and anticipation builds throughout the story as the readers wait to find out if this couple will find a happily ever after or if the demon will win. The strong compelling characters are easily related to and draw the reader deeper into the story.
The attraction between Olivia and Thon is extremely hot and the frequent sex scenes scorch the reader with a fiery inferno of passion. The reader can’t help but get emotionally caught up in their story as their pain reaches and grips the heart, ensuring the reader cheers this couple on their path to happiness.
The author has created a fantastic and sexy romance with her own special and sensual spin on the Greek myths. The story was enjoyable, passionate and entertaining, though I do wish it had been longer because I wasn’t ready for it to end.
5 STARS 5 FLAMES
May 24 2014, 63 pages, available in ebook
Gods of Love series:
1. Platinum Passion
2. Aphrodite Calling
3. Sex Club Secrets
4. Immortal Seduction
5. Demon of Envy
6. Ice Queen (coming September 15, 2014)
About Jennifer Lynne:
Jennifer Lynne lives in Melbourne, Australia, and writes short contemporary erotic romance, mostly with paranormal/fantasy elements. When she’s not writing what her family and friends call “porn for chicks” and what she prefers to call “super-hot romance for intelligent readers”, she is working in the admin day job, running around after two teenage daughters and trying to find time for her lovely new husband.
Jennifer is published with Red Sage and Breathless Press. Over the past two years she has also embarked on an indie journey with the publication of her GODS OF LOVE romance series featuring erotic Greek gods and modern-day mortals in need of sexual healing.
Find her on the web at:
Website & blog: http://www.jenniferlynne.com.au
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