I can't even begin to express how happy I am to be re-releasing my first novel, Temple of Love. It is a story of passionate poets and sacred service in honor of love.
AND ... It's available FREE on Kindle from today (Feb 18) through Thursday (Feb 20)! Get it here.
The book follows the life of Sappho, the famous Greek poet from Lesvos.
"This was part of Sappho’s art, to give herself so completely in lust
and sweat and satisfaction, to allow herself to be contented and
dependent on her lover. … She hadn’t yet learned that this art was a
double-edged blade – one that would cut her again and again. It would
lend heat to her passion and poetry, and it would eventually break her."
Sappho, the lyric poet whose life and lovers give us our current
understanding of the word “Lesbian,” was hailed as the Tenth Muse on her
island home of Lesvos and all throughout Classical Greece. Her poems of
passion and longing were directed at the men … and women … whom she
adored and sometimes envied.
Like most girls of Lesvos, Sappho lived a life among women. After
her earliest education, though, she rejects the traditional married life
and gives herself in service to the temple of Aphrodite to become a
priestess of love, beauty, and sexual ecstasy. Cloistered among the
sacred courtesans, she opens her heart and body to love. But when
Pittakos the tyrant and Alcaeus the poet vie with each other to be first
in her heart, will she lose herself and all that she holds dear?
Read it on Kindle (FREE for a limited time) or in paperback.
After you've read it, will you post a review in the comments? I would be delighted to hear what you think!