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Gina is forced to confront her fears when she attends a high school reunion. Born into a male body, she spent her childhood and teen years living as a boy, and she has only now returned in an effort to put the past behind her so she can begin to live life without the continuing fear of loneliness and rejection.
Himeros is one of the erotes, an aspect of Eros, and as such it is his duty to answer the call of sexual desire whenever a human needs him. But he has been living among humans too long and his energy has waned. When he decides to accept one last call he finds a woman who is unique. A woman who understands the whole human experience, from every perspective. Has he finally found the one with whom even a god of desire could find fulfilment? Forever, after all, is a long time to be alone.
Want to read this one first in the series? Go ahead! Each of the GODS OF LOVE novellas is stand-alone with a common theme. They can be read in any order.
Reviews for APHRODITE CALLING
“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.” 5 Stars at Amazon, luvs2read
“…a beautifully written, almost poetic novella…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.” 5 Stars at Amazon, S Rafael
“This book introduced me to new things and pushed some of my boundaries…Not only is Jennifer a great writer, but she does a fantastic job of pulling us into the emotional turmoil that is in these characters.” 5 Stars at Amazon, D. Krieger
“With its sweet but sinfully titillating nature, I was begging for more…Jennifer Lynne has a very interesting and fresh take on mythology that’s not only great reading but extremely delicious!” 4 stars at The Romance Reviews
“Absolutely anyone who enjoys a story of self discovery and larger than life personalities would love this story…I know of many people who would enjoy reading this story, and I plan on recommending it to each and every one of them.” 5 stars and BOOK OF THE MONTH Nominee at Long and Short Erotic Reviews
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About the erotes
APHRODITE CALLING is the second in my series of stand-alone novellas with the erotes as a common theme. Yes, they can be read in any order, so if you want to try this one first, please do!
Who are the erotes?
In Greek mythology there are many versions from which to pick and choose, and researching the erotes was no exception. The most popular belief seems to be that the erotes were a group of winged gods who were the children of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and sexuality who was born from the foam of the sea. The Greek god Eros was either their father or one of their brothers.
Another belief, and the one that resonates best with me, is that the erotes were in fact different aspects of the primal god, Eros. Erotes is the plural of eros (desire), and I am fascinated by the idea that love is so complex it must be personified across several beings.
While the erotic author in me applauds the idea of the greatness of Eros, I also love the idea that his power, and therefore that of the erotes, stems primarily from a woman—the Olympian goddess Aphrodite (sometimes called Venus in Roman mythology).
Thus the concept of the GODS OF LOVE series was born—stand-alone novellas that can be read in any order, but that also share a common theme.
Aphrodite’s subtle influence will be apparent throughout the GODS OF LOVE series, but perhaps more so in this transsexual romance in which gender identity is a key theme.
APHRODITE CALLING is the story of Himeros – god of sexual desire, in his own hour of need, and Gina – a post-surgery, male-to-female transsexual woman struggling for acceptance and understanding in a world that doesn’t allow anything outside the mainstream. This is an unusual pairing, but the power of Aphrodite works in the most mysterious ways.