Friday, October 7, 2011

DESTINED by Jessie Harrell

It's been a bit since I've stopped in and shared a book that's captivated me from beginning to end. I suppose it's because it's been awhile since I've been captivated. However, I just finished the novel that still has me romanced and I knew immediately it had to be shared!


When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined.

Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.

The Afterglow:

Jessie Harrell's debut novel was FABULOUS. It won't matter if you know Greek Mythology or not this tale of romance will sweep you off your feet. The retelling of Cupid & Psyche is heartwarming and filled with the inability to put it down the minute you start it.

Psyche is far from ordinary, if a princess isn't enough from the get go she's visited by none other than Aphrodite herself. Given the opportunity to be the daughter of Aphrodite, a very special honor, Psyche isn't ready for all the fame that comes with it... or the rules. She breaks the only rule that Aphrodite had for her when Ero's, Aphrodite's son is the one Psyche must marry. Manners is the last thing he possesses leaving Psyche wanting to be alone rather than spending even a day with him. Of course, as all stories go, disaster strikes, Aphrodite ALWAYS gets what she wants, and the two who don't expect to fall in love do.

Harrell is a mastermind in this tale as you get to enjoy both Ero's and Pysche's points of view. With each passing chapter the romance is even more captivating leaving you to curl up on the couch until it's finished and even then you'll wish it were longer.

I cannot wait to see what Harrell writes next.


And because I loved it so much I've decided to giveaway a copy of this fabulous book!!! It's due out November 17th but you'll have a pre-ordered copy! This is open internationally, I don't care where you are, this book should be devoured! Just put your email in the comments and I'll choose a winner next week!


  1. Awww Jen that's awesome! Thanks for introducing us to this.

    sophiathewriter at gmail

  2. Oo, I love stories based off of Greek mythology!


  3. This book sounds fabulous! And I love the cover!

  4. Sounds interesting! And romantic. And goodness knows I'd love some romance these days!

    klgoldman at yahoo

  5. I love Greek mythology stories. You've got me really wanting to read this. Thanks for the contest.

  6. Omg- talk about afterglow - your review is going to have me smiling all day. So glad you enjoyed it!! Thank you for the amazing review.

  7. Oh, I have already been excited about this, but now I'm even more so! I can't believe we still have over a month to wait!!! Thanks for the great review and the giveaway, Jen!
    Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

    I'd like to win! My email is

  8. I would love this !


    ~Ishita @

  9. Awww! Thanks for the giveaway!
    I've been dying to read this!

  10. thank you! I want to read this book so bad!!

    chelle2006 @

  11. LOL! I can believe it's that awesome. I know Jessie and I share the same taste in books from way back. That cover is GORGEOUS, the story sounds fantastic, and I'm wishing her all the best~

    on my TBR list! Thanks, Jen! :o) <3

  12. Thanks for the review and chance to win, it sounds really interesting.

  13. I love the story of Cupid and Psyche!
    Count me in.

  14. Great review! This story sounds fantastic. I'm putting on my list to read. Thanks!

  15. Hey there - found you through one of your contributors has this blog listed - found through the blog fest hop. tlabunski **((gmail))**
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

  16. I know I'm late for the giveaway (wish I'd known about it! Grrr....) But just wanted to say I LOVE Greek Mythology, especially Cupid and Psyche. It's one of those rare 'seduction' stories where it's actually driven by love, not lust. I'm so excited to read this!

  17. Love, love, love, love...that's all I can say! So proud of Jessie!

  18. Oh, wow, this sounds fabulous. Running to wishlist it on BookMooch right now. Thanks for the rec and the really great review.