Please give a warm welcome to author, Jennifer Lynne, who is newly wed I might add (Congrats!) and joining us with her recent release of Aphrodite Calling!
Non-traditional hero and heroine: Aphrodite Calling by Jennifer Lynne
Thank you, Crystal, for having me to visit yet again! Last time I was here during your mythological reading challenge to discuss my then recent release, Platinum Passion (Gods of Love #1).
My latest offering in the Gods of Love series, Aphrodite Calling, is quite different to its predecessor. While maintaining the common theme of the erotes (Greek gods of desire) transplanted into our own modern-day world, this erotic story is essentially about two lost souls seeking an acceptance and understanding that has eluded them thus far.
Gina is a post-surgery transsexual woman struggling to define her identity, and Himeros is an ancient god of sexual desire on the edge of burnout. If you like non-traditional heroes and heroines in your romance, then Aphrodite Calling definitely delivers!
I was extremely nervous writing this story, as I wanted to reflect my heroine without the stereotype that often accompanies the topic of transsexualism – especially in the erotic romance genre – and I wanted it to resonate with readers in an emotional way.
I also wanted to create a hero who would need Gina as much as she needs him, and when you're talking Greek god, that can be a difficult proposition. What does a god need? Hmm. Well, it seems everyone needs a little something in their lives! Here’s a short excerpt to illustrate:
“Having a child who is transgender is one of the most amazing experiences one can live with and I do it everyday…Ms. Lynne captured this perfectly. I can’t rave enough about how well the characters were portrayed and will be recommending this to as many people as I can.”
“A beautifully written, almost poetic novella…This little novel is so wonderfully graphic, descriptive and incredibly titillating that the reader is privileged to be able to ride to this experience, stroke by stroke, right along with Gina. ”
About the Author: Jen is a multi-published author who writes sensual and erotic romance from her home in Melbourne, Australia. She lives in hope that readers will continue to enjoy her novella-length tales of love and lust! Find her on the web at: Website/blog - Twitter - Facebook - Amazon
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