Friday, October 4, 2013


My Review of THAT FATAL KISS by Mina Lobo!

I've never studied mythology, but I've always loved the stories that have come from it. My goal when I watch a movie or read a book is to be entertained, taken on a journey, and blown away by the excitement of mystery and romance.

I found all that and more in Mina Lobo's book That Fatal Kiss. Persephone is a beauty, she's also a goddess, Hades is handsome, he's also a loner, which suits his role as the God of the afterlife, but it plays havoc with relationships. In his quest to find a wife, he puts Zeus in a precarious position, give me your daughter Persephone as my wife, or suffer the consequences. Poor Zeus, he's between a rock and a hard place, the powerful Hades or the powerful Demeter, Persephone's mother . Does he even consider the plight of his daughter? Why should he, a woman's feelings didn't count, not then and even today, the struggle continues, but back to all that fun and the drama of fiction!

Is it a love story? Persephone was considering marriage, she just didn't have anyone in mind, and Hades is handsome, and he did choose her, but is it enough? She's not a wilting flower either, and that makes her the perfect foil for a God who thought he could just command his way to love. Would you give up living in the light to exist in the bowels of hell, even if true love were the reward? I mean looks and power aren't everything - especially if marriage is the sentence!

It's a great journey and Mina tells it with skill and finesse! Her love scenes are sizzling and masterful. The quandary of her characters believable and the solution well thought out and extremely diplomatic - considering the warring nature of gods and goddesses!

I highly recommend That Fatal Kiss, it's a must read, and one I'll go back to on those cold and lonely nights when a great love story is what I'm seeking. Well done Mina!

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In That Fatal Kiss, life-giving Persephone seeks a mate but the goddess' mother frustrates her plans. Then Hades, King of the Underworld, spirits Persephone away to rule with him below, as his bride. Yet, even as she awaits rescue, Persephone aches to be consumed by the fire in the dark lord's immortal soul.

Mina Lobo writes dark and whimsical romances, dodges the slings and arrows of her outrageous college-aged son, and feels compelled to do things in threes. She digs comedic horror, alternative rock, and Belgian chocolates. (See?)

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  1. So excited that I get to read it soon! Congrats Mina on the great review, for which I of course thank you Yolanda. :D

  2. Great review for Mina.
    Big congratulations to you!! Happy release day. Honored I can help spread the word.

  3. True love / bowels of Hell? Let me think on that a minute. I guess I'll pass on that one.

    Tossing It Out

  4. Thanks again, Yolanda, and CONGRATS on Memories of Murder - I'm stoked to read it! :-)

  5. Congrats Yolanda!!!!! Happy Memories Birthday!!!!!!

    Congrats to you, too, Mina... Terrific review, Yolanda!

  6. What a terrific review! Of course, I MUST read this book. One of my granddaughters, believe it or not, is named Persephone. Sounds like a terrific book, and I look forward to reading it. Good luck with it, Mina.

    And congratulations to you, too, Yolanda, on your latest release. Yet another one for the TBR list. So many books, so little time...

  7. Great review and a huge congrats too!

  8. Thanks, folks!

    Susan, that's pretty amazing! :-)

  9. Big congratulations on your release, yay!!! I can't wait to read the book.

    And congratulations to Mina, this book sounds fantastic and so creative. LOVE the cover!

  10. Congrats to both Yolanda and Mina! That was a fantastic review. I really want to read both books.

    1. Thanks, Christine. PS: really dig your new profile pic! :-)

  11. What a wonderful review - makes me want to give romance, even dark romance, a try! :) And congrats on your book and giveaway. Definitely entering! Writer’s Mark

    1. Thank you, Nancy! I can definitely recommend Yolanda's Detective Quaid mysteries series - she knows how to spin a suspenseful yarn, for sure!

  12. I love this review! Congrats to Yolanda and Mina!!

  13. Sounds like a great book. I too love the tales from mythology. Congrats on the release of your book too Yolanda. Hope it does well.

  14. Hi Yolanda and hi Mina,

    Relax and smile! Yes, I'm here to leave one of my eagerly waited comments. Ahem, such a detailed review of Mina's book. You created an intriguing ambience for Mina's book and it will allure folks to check it out. Superbly written, Yolanda.

    And yay to you and the release of "Memories of Murder". Must check out who has made note of it.

    Gary :)

    1. Nearly missed ya there, Gary!

    2. Actually, this is Gary's rental clone. He can barely keep up with it all. This rental clone made mention of this posting on 'Farcebook'!

      Gary's rental clone...

  15. Hello Yolanda. Hello Mina. This books sounds/looks so good, you have convinced me to buy a copy soon. I'm sorry for not shouting out for you yet Yolanda, but as you know i'm on holidays and am still keeping up with my posting by cheating a bit...gotta spend quality time with the family, doncha know? Anyway, I'll make it up to you later in the month when I host you.


  16. I've been wanting to read Mina's That Fatal Kiss for a whole now, so thank you for sharing this review. You just sealed the deal. Now I MUST read it! ;)

    And CONGRATULATIONS on your new release!!!! YAY!!! :D


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