Persephone Underground
eBook: $3.99
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Fiction, Thriller
Tag: Recommended Books
Publisher: Swallow Publishing, LLC
Publication Year: 2019
Format: Kindle eBook
Length: 240 Pages

In this stand-alone sequel, a new generation of characters from A Forest Full of Roses return for a fairy tale set in a Hell, and best reached by boat.

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About the Book

Seph Gonzalez is haunted by a DUI crash that left her with serious learning disabilities. She falls prey to Mami Wata and her strange grandson, who recruit her to clean their house of voodoo. Lured under the premise of a summer job at The Pomegranate, Seph is undeterred by the nightclub’s criminal reputation. Girls have gone missing, but it’s as though witnesses and local police have all been brainwashed.

Mami Wata and her family are coming for Seph as well – against a romantic backdrop of Ft. Lauderdale beaches and gondolas drifting down canals. She tries to escape, but it’s not so easy after falling in love with one of her captors.

In this faithful retelling of the Greek myth, a 17-year-old gives her personal account of what it’s like to live between two worlds. Her story unravels in a fever dream, tapping into an all too pervasive fear of gun violence happening at school.

It may actually be safer down in Hell…

Will Seph choose to reign there with Hayden, her dark Prince – or will she choose to stay with the mortals who love her on the surface?

(....) Normally, I’m not that into fantasy, but this was more than what the genre exemplifies—it was fantasy, mythology, fairy tale, and horror all mixed into one dark and alluring tale. It was oddly compelling.
About the Author
Jennifer Russon

Jennifer Russon is a reporter, covering news in Coral Springs, Florida, where she lives with her family. Food editor at, her freelance work also includes ghostwriting. Persephone Underground is Jennifer's third published novel, and the stand alone sequel to A Forest Full of Roses; a third book in this trilogy, Runningwolf & the Roses, is planned for release in 2021. Valeria's Passport, a romantic comedy, was published in 2018.

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