Thursday, November 10, 2016


Title:  Medusa's Heart
Author:  Joey W. Hill
Release Date: October 31, 2016

John Pierce has been in covert operations all his adult life. He doesn’t know anything else but that and being a Dom, because that’s how he blows off steam and balances the nagging emptiness inside of him. Since he was a kid, he’s carried around an infatuation that’s grown into an embarrassing obsession. He’s in love with a myth—Medusa
“Mad Merlin” Maddock doesn’t think that’s crazy. He believes in powers deeper and stronger than men or gods, a connecting energy like the oceans. To those powers, healing a broken heart could create a ripple effect in the universe impacting all, even if that heart lives in the alternate dimension of folklore and myth. JP is the first one Maddock plans to send across those lines to bond with the woman he’s always wanted.
JP agrees to be his first guinea pig for two reasons. One, Maddock is so damn convincing, and two, the need for her has tripled since he met the guy. If Maddock can send JP into her world, JP will let nothing stop him from claiming her for his own and healing her heart, because he’s sure as hell she’s the missing piece of his.
He just has to make sure she doesn’t turn him into lawn ornamentation first.

I've always loved mythology.  I've passed the love down to my kids.  From a young age they always wanted me to read about the Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses (and even some Norse).  My son tells me every day that he's going to major in mythology in college (I guess that probably means classics).  I read and loved Larissa Ione's Demonica series and I've read and loved every book I've read by Joey W. Hill so reading this book was a no brainer for me.  

One character in Greek Mythology who always fascinated me was Medusa.  What is her story?  How did she come to be?  And why?  Joey W. Hill gives us a new spin on Medusa's story in Medusa's Heart.  In this book we learn that Medusa is misunderstood.  She's been hurt and she just wants love.  We learn to sympathize with Medusa and understand her.  She's a young girl with a curse.  

Of course, as with most Joey W. Hill books, we also have a sexy Dom.  John Pierce Zeus is an ex special ops soldier who, like me, has an obsession with Medusa (for different reasons than me).  He's strong, confident, and dominant, but he allows himself to be vulnerable with Medusa.  He tells her that he wants to serve her, and in serving her, she will serve him.

I really enjoyed this book.  It was longer than most books I've read lately so it didn't feel at all rushed.  But even with the long length it didn't have slow moments.  The whole book was entertaining.  I hope to read more in this new series.  

I give Medusa's Heart FOUR STARS!

Would you like to read Chapter One of the story?
Find it on the author’s web page here: along with buy links

An RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award recipient in Erotic Romance, Joey W. Hill has well over thirty titles available in contemporary and paranormal erotic romance. Her characters include everything from vampires, mermaids, witches and angels, to boardroom executives, cops and simple housemaids. 

Free excerpts from all her works are available at, and additional vignettes, character interviews and graphics inspired by the work are at the fan forum site, accessible via Subscribe to her newsletter from her home page and receive the latest info about appearances and releases. 

Though much of her work is BDSM, she has built her reputation on award-winning romances with absorbing characters who not only attract fans of the genre, but readers who would "never" read BDSM romance. "Whatever genre you're writing, if the characters are compelling and sympathetic, the readers are going to want to see what happens to them. It can be the coolest storyline ever, but if the reader could care less whether the hero or heroine survive (in fact, in some cases they may be rooting for their destruction just so they can be done with the darn thing), then it's not a story worth reading."

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