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A Touch of Darkness

By Scarlett St. Clair
A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair digital book - Fable

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From bestselling author Scarlett St. Clair comes a dark and enthralling reimagining of the Hades and Persephone Greek myth.

"Let me worship you," he said.

She remembered the words she had whispered to him in the back of the limo after La Rose. "You will worship me, and I won't even have to order you." His request felt sinful and devious, and she reveled in it.

She answered, "Yes."

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring in title only. Since she was a little girl, flowers have only shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hoped to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. All of that changes when she sits down in a forbidden nightclub to play a hand of cards with a hypnotic and mysterious stranger.

Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. But nothing has ever intrigued him as much as the goddess offering him a bargain he can't resist.

After her encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead, and his terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone's failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—a love that is both captivating and forbidden.

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Slightly Smiling Face“Book reads like a harlequin romance. Predictable, smutty, and a quick read. Not sure there should be a sequel, but will still read it when one comes out.”
Characters change and growEasy to read
“LOVE Greek mythology and further love the retelling of a classic story. The spicy scenes were a little bit repetitive towards the end and it felt as if the author forgot about Demeter for a bit but overall a fun read and would read more like it”
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Multi-layered charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readFast-pacedTwistyBeautiful settingDark settingRomantic

About Scarlett St. Clair

USA Today bestselling author Scarlett St. Clair is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation and the author of the Hades X Persephone series, the Hades Saga, the Adrian X Isolde series, fairytale retellings, and When Stars Come Out.

She has a master’s degree in library science and information studies and a bachelor’s in English writing. She is obsessed with Greek mythology, murder mysteries, and the afterlife. For information on books, tour dates, and content, please visit scarlettstclair.com.

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