Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (144)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I am super excited for Soul in Darkness by Wendy Higgins! Just a quick note before I go any further, while she is a YA author, this novel is more on the NA side of things, so better for older readers. As anyone who knows me knows, I am a sucker for mythology. Especially Greek mythology. Soul in Darkness is a retelling of the love story of Cupid and Psyche. Wendy Higgins writes great romance in her YA novels, so I bet this will be amazing as well! It's a standalone novel, but I bet I will want more by the time I finish!


People travel from afar to the small isle in the Aegean Sea hoping for a single glimpse of Princess Psyche. Their adoration for the mortal woman is so all-consuming that citizens begin to shower her with the very gifts and offerings they once left at the alter of Venus, goddess of love and beauty.

But gods are known for their jealousy.

Cupid, the god of love, takes pleasure in causing strife and mischief in the lives of humans. He uses love as a weapon, humoring in the weakness of people at the whims of their feelings. When his mother Venus approaches him about punishing the human girl who dares to steal her offerings and affections from the people, Cupid gladly accepts.

Psyche's punishment is to be given to a mysterious creature who only comes to her in the dark of night under the pact that she will never lay eyes on him. She is terrified of this stranger, who the oracle described as a serpent. Her mate, however, is masterful in his dealings with his bride. He takes his time, morphing her fears into different sensations completely.

Based on the Roman/Greek mythology of Cupid and Psyche by Lucius Apuleius, New York Times bestseller Wendy Higgins brings the tale to life, weaving layers that show exactly how a sacrificial lamb can be enchanted by an unseen monster.

Release: February 12, 2019

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