Oof. This one was several years in the making (in terms of finding the right story to tell) but when it came to writing it… I spat it all out in a month. Yes, a month.
Let me explain. Ever since I saw Percy Jackson and the lightning thief (I didn’t read the books BUT I plan to) I became obsessed with Greek mythology. I started looking up the real myths and writing down all the gods and goddesses and heroes and monsters, etc; and had to write a story about them. But… I never finished my ideas, lost interest, realized none of it made sense. However, certain themes always remained: I wanted comedy, I wanted shock & awe, and I wanted someone in law enforcement or special forces to be involved in the story.
And then I started watching this show called Salem and its theme song, “Cupid Carries a Gun”, would not leave my mind (and it’s not really my style, but boy, I loved it). One day at work, taking a bathroom break, I randomly thought, “wow, how cool would it be to write a book about an evil cupid?”
And… Carnivorous Cupid was born. Why the title Carnivorous Cupid, you ask? Because it was catchy, raw, and I figured it would draw attention.
Granted, Cupid is technically the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Eros, but… Carnivorous Eros just didn’t work for me. Written in third-person past-tense, alternating POV’s between the three main characters, this is probably my raunchiest, harshest book of all, and yet… I loved writing it. And I enjoy making the series take darker and more ominous turns with each volume.
Please mind your triggers while reading this series, as it contains heavy gore, explicit language, some sexual situations, trauma, drugs, alcohol, and incest (Greek gods & Greek mythology are well-known for this, sorry!)
CARNIVOROUS CUPID // BOOK ONE – BLURB
Also known as Cupid. Greek god of love and sexual desire. Sometimes depicted as an adorable, chubby little boy with wings, carrying a bow and arrows, flying around merrily, making everyone fall in love. That’s not Eros. Not anymore.
Eros is mad. He’s all grown up now. And he’s on a mission to provoke chaos, starting with humans. Instead of producing love, his arrows now produce hunger. Actual hunger. Cannibalistic, beastly, monstrous hunger. Carnivorous. Is the world ready for a raging Eros? Who can stop the angry god of love from eradicating the human race, two soulmates at a time?
POISONOUS PSYCHE // BOOK TWO – BLURB
Eros’ wife. Once mortal, now a beloved goddess, revered among humans and deities alike. A beauty in the skies, a proper lady, always willing to lend a hand, give a shoulder to cry on, ears to vent into. Fiercely loyal to her husband, unbelievably proud of her daughter, Hedone.
And she has disappeared. Hedone, too. Gone, vanished from Olympus without a trace, no inkling of how they left and why. No note, no apologies, no clue. But she’s out there, oh yes. Sending deadly fumes into the earthly atmosphere. Toxic. Dangerous to all living things, hurtful to gods. Poisonous. Will she ever be found by her loved ones–and stopped? Who can save her from the whispers in her head and bring her home, to her family?
RAVENOUS RHEA // BOOK THREE – BLURB
Mother of Olympians. Goddess of motherhood and female fertility. A deity of comfort, of wisdom, of maturity. A fierce lioness, Rhea protects her children. She once helped toss her own husband into Tartarus to crown one of her sons king of the skies.
But now, Rhea has succumbed to an evil voice in her head. She’s on the prowl, hunting her family members, obeying the ominous commands in her mind that tell her to bite, drink, feast, intoxicate. She lurks about the halls of Olympus, seeking her next godly victim, attracted to the blue ichor running through its veins. And this ichor drives her mad. Parched. Ravenous. Will any of the gods uncover the truth behind her feedings? And is her famished behavior linked to the culprit controlling the gods via whispers in their ears? Who is out to destroy Olympus?
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GLORIOUS GAIA // BOOK FOUR – BLURB
Personification of the Earth. Mother of giants, monsters, titans. A primordial goddess with a history of rebellion and destruction, and a woman with a stubborn desire to have all her children at her side. A revered goddess with powers beyond imagination, she has allies in low places, and access to the most off-limits areas—including the perilous Underworld jail.
Gaia needs that access to free her imprisoned children and dethrone Zeus, once and for all. With the aid of dead soulmates, zombified humans, and mind-controlled gods, she aims to restore order to Earth before it consumes itself, overrun with political feuds, deadly climate changes, and human greed. Angry and determined, she’s on a warpath to avenge her beloved offspring locked up centuries ago. Holding on to a grudge many thought buried, Gaia will stop at nothing until she’s successful. Untouchable. Glorious.
Is anyone strong enough to stop a deity so powerful she can create armies with a well-placed whisper? Who has the wits—and the nerve—to oppose an ancient and incredibly resourceful goddess such as Gaia?
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