Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cover Reveal! Mina Lobo's "That Fatal Kiss"

Today please welcome Mina Lobo who blogs at Some Dark Romantic and is about to publish her latest work.

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


Unknown said...

I've really gotten to like Mina...seen her on FB and will have to go follow her blog. I'm not into romance, but I am into mythology. Love the story of Hades and Persephone. All of the myths. The cover is exactly what you said: sexy, mysterious, dangerous...looks good.

Congrats, Mina and good luck! Great spotlight, Tina.
M.L. Swift, Writer

Brian Miller said...

nice...pretty cool cover...and i am intrigued by the premise of the book...will check it out tina...

Vanessa Morgan said...

First time I'm seeing her name. I'll go check out her blog right now.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

grand cover... and story sounds intriguing...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looks really awesome, Mina!

Vidya Sury said...

Yay! For Mina. My son loves Greek Mythology and whatever I know, is thanks to him. Sounds like an intriguing story, Mina! Congratulations. The cover is smashing! Your book is going to be very successful!

Thank you for sharing, Tina!

JoJo said...

cogratulations Mina!!! You rock!

Mina Lobo said...

Thanks so much, youse guys! (I'm from NY, I'm required to pepper my speech with that and fuhgeddaboutit. It's, like, a law or something.) I appreciate that romance novels aren't for everyone, but thanks for your kind words and for checking TFK out!

And thanks, Tina, for your ongoing support for me and bloggers/writers across the blogosphere. You're a DOLL!!! <3

Unknown said...

The more I see this tantalizing cover going around, the more I want to sneak in a steal Mina's copy so I can read it, like, NOW!!!

Michelle Wallace said...

Everything of the best with your book Mina!
I hope you sell thousands of copies!
Hi Tina! *waving*
Writer In Transit

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats Mina and great cover.

Sherry Ellis said...

Sounds like a great book. Love the cover!

The Words Crafter said...

I, too, love Greek mythology and this is an interesting premise. I'd love for Persephone to actually love Hades...and for him to love her back.

Romance Reader said...

Love the cover and the premise of the story looks interesting.

Congratulations to Mina and good luck!

Great spotlight, Tina.


Just Wendy said...

Sounds intriguing. May have to put this on my TBR list.

All the best, Mina!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Brilliant cover. Congratulations to Mina :-)

Mina Lobo said...

Thanks so much, everyone!

@The Words Crafter: That's just how I felt and why I had to tell this story. :-)