New release! Dead Beautiful by Melanie Dugan

It’s new fiction time! Here’s Dead Beautiful by Melanie Dugan:

What if the man you love is the God of the Dead?

That’s the problem facing Persephone. Her mother, Demeter, is a Level-1 goddess who wants Persephone to marry Darryl, demi-god of home repairs, and stay close to home. Her father, Zeus, the top god on Mount Olympus, is a bit grumpy these days, fed-up with all the demands being made on him. And Hades, well, now that she’s getting to know him, Hades isn’t what Persephone expected at all — he’s handsome, smart, sensitive and witty — in a word, hot.

Beautiful, intelligent and strong-willed, Persephone’s in line to be a Level-1 goddess herself someday. The problem is … she’s dissatisfied and restless.

This new take on the classic myth is a smart, sexy, fast-moving read. Dead Beautiful explores the many faces of love, explains why there are four seasons, and reveals what really happens after death.

8 Responses to “New release! Dead Beautiful by Melanie Dugan”

  1. Diane Says:

    Really fun book 🙂 I love the take on the story. Entertaining and well written.

  2. Lindt Says:

    Great fun on all kinds of levels. The author’s reading is really enjoyable and witty. A very cool book.

  3. Melanie Says:

    Thanks for such kind comments. It’s great to hear from listeners. My son urged me to read and record the book, and it was a lot of fun. He did the sound engineering.

  4. Alitha Says:

    I love this! I love the take on the story, I love the ending, I ended up listening far too late in the night because I HAD to find out what was happening. I especially loved the different sides of the story and hearing each character. Highly recommended.

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  6. Gisela Says:

    Very enjoyable to hear how the book, wh. I’ve read with pleasure, sounds in the author’s mind. Looking fwd. to the next work. Maybe a mother/son (hobby sound engineer!) story.

  7. Lucie Le Blanc Says:

    Really enjoyed this story. Funny and original.

    A bit of background noises that made me jump sometimes, but perfection will come with practice. 😉

  8. JenM Says:

    The Persephone myth was the first Greek myth I ever heard and it’s still my favourite, so of course when I saw this story I had to check it out. I was not disappointed! This was a great take on the story and especially liked that it was told from so many different angles. It’s always nice to hear a retelling where Persephone’s more of a willing participation in her circumstances and casting her as a determined was perfect! I’ll definitely check out your next book.

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