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A world shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the Sisterhood of Epione must not be exposed.
Shape-shifting nymph Ariadne Papadakis is tasked with keeping the truth of the group’s existence and their ancient mysteries far out of reach of the American archeologist, Beau Morris and his troublemaking son, Kaden. When forgotten and forbidden passions are awakened, Ariadne is forced make a choice – fall in line and continue to be overrun and pushed down by the sisterhood, or follow her heart and put Beau and Kaden’s lives in danger.
Can she have the man she loves or will the pressure and secrets of her past keep her from her heart’s desire?
What people are saying about The Nymph’s Labyrinth:
Review by Mallory Heart Reviews: 5 stars
“Multi-published romance author Danica Winters spins a tale of a long-forgotten mythology come to life. Ariadne is a nymph and member of the Sisterhood of Epione, a group which preserves it secrets and has done so for millennia. When an American archaeologist begins to explore too deeply, Ariadne is tasked with stopping his progress. Yet her heart tells her differently: this is the love of her life. Will she continue to fall in line with the Sisterhood’s directives; or will she throw out caution and surrender to the directives of her heart?
Ms. Winters makes mythology “real”; there is no need for suspension of disbelief, as she makes everything seem natural, possible, and worthwhile. Readers of both paranormal romance and romantic suspense will greatly enjoy “The Nymph’s Labyrinth.”
Imagine a World
“Such a wonderful, Greek mythology inspired book! The Nymph’s Labyrinth was fantastic.
I LOVE Greek mythology, so I delight in reading books inspired by it. And this book did not disappoint.
Ariadne, yes the one from the Theseus myth, was a lovely heroine. However, at the beginning, she’s kind of a door mat. There was a reason for that, so it didn’t bother me too much. Especially toward the ends when she toughened up and refused to let anyone run all over her. She’s a likable heroine. I felt that she was easy to relate to. Because of the curse on the nymphs, she can’t fall in love without putting anyone in danger, but, after millennium of never being able to be in love, she longs for the one thing that she can’t have. That element made her a sympathetic character that anyone can support.
Beau was just as wonderful. His life’s dream is to find the labyrinth and prove to everyone that all his research is real and not just some fantasy. Of course, that puts him at odds with Ariadne, whose job it is to make sure no one ever finds the labyrinth. But that doesn’t stop either of them from falling in love, though neither admits it at first. Their relationship was complicated, to say the least. But I love how it ended for them-and I won’t say any more on that subject
Beau was also a very sweet father to his son and it was absolutely adorable to watch. Honestly, he was just all around amazing. A truly lovely hero.
Kaden, Beau’s son, was a rather important secondary character. Though he was resentful at first because he hadn’t seen his father since her was 10-and he is now 18-he changes during the course of the book and becomes a lovable boy. I can’t say too much about what happens with him without giving away some important parts of the book, but I will say that Kaden will definitely win your heart.
The plot was a little slow at first, which made me knock off a point, but it picked up after the first quarter or so and kept me hooked. There are definitely a few surprises along the way the keep things interesting. And the ending was brilliant.
Once again, a wonderful, romantic take on Greek mythology! Any lovers of romance will love this book.”
Love In a Book Reviews:
First I must state I love Greek Myths, so when I saw this offer, I couldn’t say no.
Ariadne runs a museum with a secret the secret labyrinth and she’s a shape shifter on an adventure. She’s not what I expected, but I liked her.
Beau Morris reminds me of Indiana Jones, and what I loved about him. I don’t know the modern day equivalent on Disney, but back in the day, this meant ruggedly sexy and super smart, making him double trouble. Beau reminded me of that hero. He sold me on this story. I’d risk my neck for him, and hey I get the chemistry.
The whole curse because of a no to sex thing… for a second on the first page, I wondered if I signed up to read the wrong thing. Luckily I kept on reading, and enjoyed the story. I’d recommend this book, mostly because the hero hit just the right spot for me.
What if the myths of ancient Greece weren’t myths after all? If you are an American archaeologist you have to find the proof to secure your financing and prove you aren’t a nutcase. That is what archaeologist Beau Morris is trying to do with the labyrinth from the myth of the Minotaur. Ariadne is a nymph she and her sisters have been charged with keeping the secrets of the sisterhood and of her Goddess Epione, part of those secrets is a curse against any man that they may love. I loved this take on the mythology of ancient Greece, I love to see more books taking on the more minor gods and goddesses that we don’t all immediately know about. Ms. Winters takes the mythological beings and places them in modern society. We are taken on a wild roller coaster of emotions when Ariadne is torn between duty to all she has known and love. I found the characters engaging and there rolls in the story for the most part clear, I enjoyed how the Minotaur was worked into the modern world a great deal. I also felt that this was an emotionally balanced book all of the weight of the hard decisions isn’t just left to the heroine but Beau has some really hard issues of his own to deal with. I am looking forward to the continuation of this series.
Paranormal Romance with Lisa Annesley
Danica Winters has written a book that stands out from the crowd due to her imaginative use of Greek mythology and snake-shifting nymphs. (Snake-phobics, fear not. Not too much is made of the snake-shifting.) The Nymph’s Labyrinth is like no other. Beau and Ariadne are both likable characters that you’ll pull for. You’ll want Beau to save his reputation and reconcile with his son. You’ll want Ariadne to kick some ass and stand up for herself, and that’s her journey. You’ll want them to circumvent the curse and find their HEA. They both have much to lose, but they belong together. There is much suspense as Beau and Ariadne face jealousy, grief, and danger together. You’ll find yourself reading “just one more chapter” again and again. The Nymph’s Labyrinth is an original, strong start to The Nymph Series. The next book is Montana Mustangs, followed by Winter Swans.
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