Thursday, 15 August 2013

That Fatal Kiss by Mina Lobo

For everyone who thought I was back from my semi-blogging hiatus, well I'm not. I'm doing a lot of traveling and internet time is scarce, especially when I'm sleeping confined to a  Mayan hammock and forced to drink fruity cocktails work my fingers to the bone. Ahem, pictures on Suday's post.  

Anyway, another good blogging buddy of mine Mina Lobo,  is revealing the cover of her book, That Fatal Kiss and I wanted to give her a shout out. Actually, the reveal was a few days ago and I'm just super late to the party. Can I blame it on the time zone? The Mojitos? Give me a second, I'll come up with something else . . .

Anyway, I am so stoked for you, Goth Mom! 


Mina Lobo has long held a passion for Greek mythology. The story of the goddess Persephone's marriage-by-kidnap to Hades, Lord of the Underworld, has particularly fascinated her, and thus came about Mina's debut novel, That Fatal Kiss. Coming September 2013, the revisionist tale features a fiery and noble heroine, a handsome and broody hero, and some heated, earth-shakin' lovin'!

Given Mina's self-professed neurotic nature, it took her and cover artist Steven Novak a few go-arounds before settling on the cover design for That Fatal Kiss. It had to be curiously compelling, slightly spooky, and yet super sexy—and so it is!

The Book:

Feared by mortals for his inexorable power, and loathed by his fellow Greek gods for the same, Hades rules the Underworld alone. A stark eternity looms before him until he discovers Persephone. Struck by the youthful goddess’ beauty, kindness, and spirit, he must have her. But Hades believes Persephone could never love him, and so he conspires with his powerful brother, Zeus, to take her by force.

Persephone too seeks a mate but her possessive mother, the goddess Demeter, frustrates her husband hunting. Then Hades abducts Persephone, tearing her away from the Upperworld she loves to reign with him in the dank depths below. Though outraged, Persephone cannot deny the desire ignited within her by the dark lord’s touch. And even as she hopes that Demeter will unearth her, Persephone aches to surrender to the heat in Hades’ immortal soul.

The Teaser:
“Enough,” Hades said, closing the distance between them. “I have taken you with your father’s consent, as custom allows. You are in my kingdom, under my rule, and if you have any care for your continued well-being, you will get into my bed. Now.” And with the removal of the pins that held together the black cloth about his waist, he stood naked before her.

The anger warming Persephone clashed with another fire that roared to life within her. She choked on a breath and turned her face from him. “Be warned; I will resist you with the full force of my being, through violent means, if necessary.”

His large, unyielding hands encircled the soft flesh of her upper arms as he said, “If you must. Though your surrender to me would prove more satisfying to us both.”

The Author:

Mina Lobo has a lot of Scorpio action going on in her natal chart, which makes for a rather sybaritic and lust-driven Sagittarian. She aims for a wildly successful future as a writer of dark and whimsical romance while dodging the slings and arrows of her outrageous teenaged son, who's buggered off to college (hence the "Lite" in her Twitter handle, below). She enjoys comedic horror and alt rock, goth, & new wave music, as well as quality Belgian chocolates.

Mina invites you to keep abreast of updates regarding That Fatal Kiss, as well as the development of any new neuroses, by stalking her at her usual haunts:

Her blog: Some Dark Romantic
On Facebook: mina.lobo.1
On the Twitter: @GothMomLite
And GothMomLite Will Tumblr For Ya as well


  1. The cover is great!
    You're undergoing sheer torture, aren't you?

  2. Still not back, Such a tease lol awesome cover indeed

  3. Mina's book looks interesting. Mayan hammock? Are you in Guatemala?

  4. You mean you're not even here for moí? ;) Miss ya, girl. Thank goodness for FB.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

  5. Great job on the cover! I immediately wanted to know what it was about. :)
    Don't get tangled up in that hammock!

  6. Congrats to Mina - I agree, a great cover for what reads as a great story :)

    Hey Fallson, it's your round.

    Off the hammock, please. The bartender needs your Carte Bleue again... something about "declined due to over usage...?"

    I'll have a glass of boxed wine, cheers :)

  7. Stunning cover and tantalizing excerpt. Wow!

  8. Hope you spared a thought for us "plebs" while you were swinging in your Mayan hammock, sipping on Mojitos...? LOL
    Mina's cover is awesome!
    Writer In Transit

  9. I've seen Mina's book a lot of places. Congrats to her! And do you have extra Mojitos?

  10. Awesome cover! And I miss ya tons, lady!!

  11. Always blame the Mojitos. And please pass me another...

    Thanks for checking out mah little bookie-book, y'all! <3
    Some Dark Romantic

    1. And thanks, Elise, for exposing me! Uh, my book! Oh, you know what I mean. ;-)

    2. Great having you here Mina and beaucoup de congratulations. You know how much I like exposing folks. (;


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