Thursday, July 28, 2011

Review: What A Goddess Wants by Stephanie Julian

PhotobucketWhat A Goddess Wants
Book 1 of the Forgotten Goddesses series

Author: Stephanie Julian
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Erotic Romance
ISBN: 9781402251474
Release date: July 1, 2011
Author's website: Stephanie Julian

Tessa, Etruscan Goddess of the Dawn, is losing her powers and now there's an Underworld god determined to run her down. She needs a hero and fast, because only sexual energy can give her power. So she seeks out Caligo, whose sexual prowess is legendary...


Caligo is a fabled Cimmerian warrior determined to stay away from spoiled goddesses who trample hearts after they've had their fun. But there's something irresistibly hot and inviting about Tessa and he knows he's her only change to escape the encroaching darkness...
Everyone hates having trouble sleeping, including Goddesses.  Tessa is Goddess of the Dawn is being chased in her dreams by a demon of the underworld that wants to steal her powers. She is told that a Cimmerian by the name of Caligo can help her.  There's just one problem, Cal wants nothing to do with Goddesses.  Venus tricked him and her lover almost killed him.  So he's sworn to not help another one again.  When Cal comes home to find Tessa asleep in his bed, he knows what she is right away and let's just say that Cal and Tessa get to know each other on a more intimate level first. *wink*  When he finally hears her story he agrees to help her.  He mainly does it because he is extremely attracted to her and she makes him feel something that he hasn't felt in a long time, warmth.  His kind can't go out in the sun and when he's around Tessa it's like the sun is shining on him.  They both team up to find a way to try to defeat the demon and get the opportunity to learn much more about one another.  *fans face*  Lot's of other characters are introduced along the way and journeys are made to other planes all for trying to save not only Tessa, but other goddesses as well. 

This book is truly an erotic read because it begins with sex and ends with sex...which I enjoyed very much.  Hehe!   Tessa and Cal are very compatible when it comes to the sack.  They both seem to know what the other likes and Tessa's power seems to strengthen when she has sex with Cal, because of this the reader gets to read some very steamy scenes.  There is one scene in which they have to give a sex sacrifice on an actual altar!  IT WAS HOT!  Cal is a Cimmerian which is what Conan the Barbarian was in the movie.  So while reading this book all I could see was Jason Momoa as Cal which upped the heat factor of this book for me.  We also get to meet Cal's brother, X which is short for Extasis and let me just say, "How you doin X?"  Yeah I want to read more about him.  He's blond, blue eyed, and sexy.  I hope the author reads this review and let's me know if she's planning on writing a book about him!  Mmmmm!   Let me get my mind out of the gutter and continue with this review.

I'm giving What A Goddess Wants a rating of:

What I liked about this book is that it wasn't a heavy book and what I mean by that is even though Tessa was running for her life, the book has lots of funny as well as hot moments in between that balanced it out.  It was entertaining and has me looking forward to seeing if the other goddesses are going to have to look over their shoulders as well.  Remember Stephanie Julian, there needs to be a book about X.  Your readers, ok I  would love this very much.


  1. I really enjoyed this one too. Can't wait for the follow up books! Thanks for the review!

  2. Hey Bells, I'm so glad you enjoyed What A Goddess Wants. X is one of my favorite characters too, and yes, he'll be back. He's too much fun to ignore.

  3. Oh this sounds like a little fun read. ;) Thanks for the review. A new one for me to think about.