One of the categories for the June challenge was a book with a character that is a GOD or GODDESS. I chose Dark Beginnings because the first story has a goddess. Turns out the three stories in there were way too short for me.
Dark Beginnings (Lords of the Underworld 0.5, 3.5 & 4.5) by Gena Showalter 3*
BLURB: This title includes three new stories, Lords of the Underworld, from "New York Times" bestselling author Gena Showalter.
"The Darkest Fire" - He is the guardian of Hell, more monster than man. She is the goddess of oppression, more angel than woman. Together they will enter the flames to battle a horde of demon lords - and discover a passion unlike any other...Discover the origins of Pandora's box and the demon spirits trapped within.
"The Darkest Prison" - passion and danger collide in this brand-new Lords of the Underworld adventure! Once, Atlas, the Titan god of Strength, was the Greek goddess Nike's slave. Now, he is her master. And soon these sworn enemies destined to destroy one another will be forced to risk everything for a chance at love.
"The Darkest Angel" - An iron-willed demon assassin, the angel Lysander has never known lust - until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of Lucifer, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the pure hearted Lysander into temptation.
My Review: As previously stated above, these were all way too short for me and unfortunately they didn't make me feel like I was learning anything new about the world and it's characters. I enjoyed them for the sheer pleasure of returning to that world, but that was all. I didn't read the interviews so I have no opinion on them but I expect most fans of the series will enjoy at least one of the stories, if not all three.