Monday, October 3, 2011

Joanna Wylde, Dancing with Dionysus

Title: Dancing with Dionysus

Author: Joanna Wylde

Rating: Four Siren Stones

Genre: Fantasy

Keywords: Nymphs, Satyrs, Maenads

Length: Short Novel

ISBN E-Book: 978-1419930645

Price: $5.20

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave


Reviewer: Kristin Boyd


Once a year, the island of Naxos celebrates the Festival of Dionysus. For an entire month, nymphs, satyrs and Maenads run wild while wise humans stay locked in their homes, praying for mercy.

On the eve of the festival, a young weaver catches the eye of Sabiniano, ruler of the island and son of Dionysus. Her name is Kalliara, and together they will learn what it means to defy a god.

Publisher’s Note: Originally available in the Aphrodite’s Touch anthology.


Dancing with Dionysus is an Erotic Fantasy that draws the reader in from the very first page with carnal sensuality and concupiscent interaction between Satyrs, Nymphs, and Maenads. The intense debauchery expected only under the spell of Dionysus’ power continues through the tale. Torn between her devotion to her Goddess, Athena, Kalliara’s love for Sabiniano forces her to choose which God she will be faithful to. Will she continue to remain a virgin and forfeit her love for Sabiniano? Will she choose to save her own life and become a follower of Dionysus? Will she allow her heart to embrace her love for Sabiniano and become a child of Aphrodite?

Apart from the war tearing at Kalliara’s soul, there is a much more ominous war raging on Mount Olympus as the three Gods determine the fate of this mortal woman who has won the heart of the son of a God. The climax of the story builds and corresponds appropriately with the sexual climax and resulting victory. This book was a great read. Entertaining with several unexpected plot twists.

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