May 26, 2013

Book Review: Furious Lust by Elise Hepner

at 5/26/2013 06:02:00 PM

One mistake can change a life—let alone an eternity.
Tisiphone’s a revenge demon working for Hades in the Underworld torturing damned souls. When she escapes for three days under the sun with a human male, her leash is pulled tight. Tisiphone’s banished from the Underworld to Earth and stripped of her demonic powers. But that’s not what drives her horrendous nightmares.
Cithaeron’s human life was dedicated to revenge, until a demon walked into it. The wickedly intense, sensually destructive Tisiphone takes over his life with probing questions and haunting caresses. It’s over in a blink. After centuries of torture in Limbo, Hades brings him back for a judgment call that could change their intertwined lives—dead or alive.
Their future is in their past. Their lust can burn each other to the ground. But they’ve got to learn to work together or they’ll both go to Hell for good.

After a hard week of exams I was glad for the long weekend and looked forward to reading this book. I generally love books involving the old Greek and Roman gods, especially when the author puts a different spin on the old myths. Elise Hepner is one of those authors. Tisiphone is the heroine of the story. She's a dominatrix which kinda works out pretty well for her, given her previous occupation as a revenge demon. So the story goes girl meets guy, Cithaeron and they have a good time with each other until she kills him....not very romantic am I right? Shifted to present day, Tisiphone (who is now mortal) can't help but feel like she's been watched and stalked. And who's the stalker? None other than Cithaeron, who's now a demon. "Aeron" is back and the sexual tension was the same as it always was. 

Aeron is tasked to bring Tisiphone to her 5 year hearing in front of a board of cruel demigods. I have to say I did get a little disgusted and shocked by her form of extended punishment. I know this is a BDSM related book, but my god! Every five years she had to go through that? This time it's a little different. The board of cruel a$$holes tied Tisiphone and Aeron's spirits together and restore Tisiphone to her former demon glory, but of course they did it in the most painful way possible. From here on out, Aeron and Tisiphone explore what their relationship could have been all those years ago. They try to build a rocky friendship that complete blows up and entirely becomes one of sexual pleasure, though their turbulent feelings for each other do lead them to a more stable relationship. 

Of course this wouldn't be worth a read if there wasn't some drama and tragedy involved. And who do you think is behind it all? I am glad that through everything, Tisiphone and Aeron finally get their HEA. Overall, this book was well written, the characters were memorable, and the sexual tension was (dare I say) orgasmic. ;) I really hope Elise writes more books in this new world of hers. I generally don't go towards BDSM related books but I absolutely loved this book! This book gets......
4 stars!!!!!

Get your copy today at the following links and read other books by Elise. Judging by the looks of her goodreads page, Elise has written a lot of good stuff.

Elise Hepner writes smutty goodness for Ellora's Cave, Xcite, and Secret Cravings Publishing. She's appeared in several Cleis anthologies including 69 Stories of Sudden Sex and Best Bondage Erotica 2012. She lives with her husband and two clingy kitties in Maryland. Visit to learn more and explore her backlist.



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