Cover Reveal – That Fatal Kiss by Mina Lobo

August 13, 2013 8:33am Published by Jules Smith in The Art Philosopher 23 Comments

Far be it from me to promote anyone, I’m just not nice enough. But this chick is PROPER top drawer. She leaks swag, has a biting wit and captures sex & romance in a way that makes you salivate. Basically, she’s a whole ocean of awesome sauce. Writer and fellow blogger extraordinaire “Mina” releases ‘That Fatal Kiss’ this September. Can’t wait. Check it out:

Mina Lobo has long held a passion for Greek mythology. The story of the goddess Persephone’s marriage-by-kidnap to Hades, Lord of the Underworld, has particularly fascinated her, and thus came about Mina’s debut novel, That Fatal Kiss. Coming September 2013, the revisionist tale features a fiery and noble heroine, a handsome and broody hero, and some heated, earth-shakin’ lovin’

Given Mina’s self-professed neurotic nature, it took her and cover artist Steven Novak a few go-arounds before settling on the cover design for That Fatal Kiss. It had to be curiously compelling, slightly spooky, and yet super sexyo and so it is

The Book:

Feared by mortals for his inexorable power, and loathed by his fellow Greek gods for the same, Hades rules the Underworld alone. A stark eternity looms before him until he discovers Persephone. Struck by the youthful goddessΓ­ beauty, kindness, and spirit, he must have her. But Hades believes Persephone could never love him, and so he conspires with his powerful brother, Zeus, to take her by force.

Persephone too seeks a mate but her possessive mother, the goddess Demeter, frustrates her husband hunting. Then Hades abducts Persephone, tearing her away from the Upperworld she loves to reign with him in the dank depths below. Though outraged, Persephone cannot deny the desire ignited within her by the dark lords touch. And even as she hopes that Demeter will unearth her, Persephone aches to surrender to the heat in Hades immortal soul.

The Teaser:

Enough, Hades said, closing the distance between them. I have taken you with your father’s consent, as custom allows. You are in my kingdom, under my rule, and if you have any care for your continued well-being, you will get into my bed. Now. And with the removal of the pins that held together the black cloth about his waist, he stood naked before her.

The anger warming Persephone clashed with another fire that roared to life within her. She choked on a breath and turned her face from him. Be warned; I will resist you with the full force of my being, through violent means, if necessary.

His large, unyielding hands encircled the soft flesh of her upper arms as he said, If you must. Though your surrender to me would prove more satisfying to us both.

The Author:

Mina Lobo has a lot of Scorpio action going on in her natal chart, which makes for a rather sybaritic and lust-driven Sagittarian. She aims for a wildly successful future as a writer of dark and whimsical romance while dodging the slings and arrows of her outrageous teenaged son, who’s buggered off to college (hence the “Lite” in her Twitter handle, below). She enjoys comedic horror and alt rock, goth, & new wave music, as well as quality Belgian chocolates.

Mina invites you to keep abreast of updates regarding That Fatal Kiss, as well as the development of any new neuroses, by stalking her at her usual haunts:

Her blog: Some Dark Romantic
On Facebook: mina.lobo.1
On the Twitter: @GothMomLite
And GothMomLite Will Tumblr For Ya as well


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Ooh, what a terrible bounder! At least he showed her his before looking at hers, I’ll give him that!

Bloody show off! ;P

Does she do Sci-Fi too?
There’s not much/enough/any erotic Sci-Fi about.

I think you should request this Masher…book 2 πŸ™‚

Sci – Fi erotica… only a bloke…

Seriously? Gah! Not cool, woman. Not cool. (Zombie voice inside the head: Must read…)

She’s going to cave, I know it! Need to read too!

LOL, Jules: I think my new tagline’s gonna be “Mina Lobo – she leaks swag.” Also, I should probably see a physician about that. πŸ˜‰

Thanks SO MUCH for joining in my cover reveal today, and thanks, all, for checking it out! <3
Some Dark Romantic

A fabulous tagline!!

You’re very welcome, can’t wait to read it.


Super Sexyo, that was my nickname in college…and the name of my band in college…i’m now a blogger…

Wow, you have evolved. Not a damn thing wrong with super sexyo bloggers. They rock!

wow, looks like a great read Jules. I’m always in awe of people who write books and stuff (like your 30 day posts). Amazing stuff πŸ™‚

Me too.

Thanks Azra πŸ™‚ x

I am stuck on the words “comedic horror” and how one can enjoy such.

I guess I need an example?

Thanks again, folks!

@goatman: Shaun of the Dead’s one example. Zombieland’s another. I’d call them horrific comedies, but that doesn’t quite convey my meaning. πŸ™‚

Black Sheep (New Zealand) is another great example.

I am thinking a clown-face on the gal in the casket and the bereaved not knowing that she had requested that treatment.
Clowns are borderline horrible anyway . . .

Goatman you make me laugh…:)

The imagery…HA!

Clowns are the devil’s emissaries.

Yes, like Goatman I need an example of comedic horror πŸ™‚

I think like Mina said…Shaun of the Dead is a good example. It’s kinda gross but laughable and humorous. Having said that, Pulp Fiction made me laugh so I’m clearly a twisted individual.

Me too, dude. πŸ™‚

Pulp Fiction WAS funny. Best line, to me, was when they were in the (borderline) friends bathroom cleaning up all the blood every where and Samuel L. says
“Its shit like this that’s going to bring this situation to a head”.

I almost fell into all that sticky stuff on the theater floor with that one . . . Terrantino is truly bent.

HAHAHAHA! I love Samuel L Jackson. His character, Jules (Such a cool name) made me laugh all the way through. That, Goatman was a classic line!

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