THE DEMIGOD COMPLEX
BRIMSTONE, INC. #1
Two nights. One room. One demigod-sized problem.
When Lyleia Naiad was head-hunted by Brimstone, Inc., for her job as Executive Assistant to a high-powered billionaire demigod, she was given one directive—do NOT fall in love with Castor Dioskouri. Doesn’t matter if he is the son of Zeus and can electrify a room with a single glance. As an ex-nymph, she possesses a unique ability—a gift from the goddesses to protect nymphs from the randy gods—to resist her boss’s charms.
Or so she thought.
He insists she accompany him to an alpha wolf shifter mating ceremony, an event where the pheromones fly, and so do clothes…and inhibitions.
Goddesses save her, because Castor has stolen into Lyleia’s heart, and she’s not so sure she can hold out much longer…
Entangled Publishing | 2.17.2020
***This novella was previously self published as a Legendary Consultants story, but has undergone a complete re-edit. Scenes were added, things were changed, but the kissing still remains!
BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
- Shift Out of Luck (previously The Worse for Were) — April 2020
- A Ghost of a Chance (a free short story) — May 2020
- Bait N’ Witch — June 2020
- Try As I Smite — a new story coming Oct 2020
REVIEWS & QUOTES
✭✭✭✭✭ Looking for an amazing read? “The Demigod Complex” delivers in fantasy spades as a tight story with sizzle and suspense…. This is a must-have in a reader’s light but fun library! ~InD’tale Magazine (2017 RONE Finalist)
✭✭✭✭✭ There was a surprising amount of plot here and the characters were quite likable. So much so, that other books in this collection are on my TBR list. ~Red Hot Books (Top 5 of 2016)
✭✭✭✭✭ I fell in love with this funny romantic tale…Gods, demigods, nymphs, werewolves, betrayal, love, redemption and most importantly an HEA seriously what’s not to love! ~Romance Authors That Rock
✭✭✭✭✭ Alright, I’m starting to think that Abigail Owen is some kind of sorceress. I’m notorious for not being a huge fan of paranormal romance, but by goddess if this woman doesn’t make me like the genre! ~Romance 4 the Beach
✭✭✭✭ As I continue to explore Owen’s books I am falling more and more in love. She is able to create such unique stories that are full of hot and steamy moments. ~Down the Book Hole
✭✭✭✭✭ Can you say, wow, Abigail Owen, you have done it, again? Her Demigod Complex is one of those reads that just hits every YES button I have! Yes, these are fabulous characters-YES this tale is filled with tempting romance-YES there is quirky humor, sexual tension, sticky situations and great characters-YES, there is an evil entity that you just want to hiss and boo at-YES, every page is magnetic and a total pleasure to read-and finally, YES, what an ending! ~Tome Tender
Marrok suddenly gave a low whistle.
“Did you see Leia before coming here?”
“Was she dressed for the wedding yet?”
“No.” She’d preferred to come to the ceremony without him, a decision that had bothered him more than it should. She’d muttered something about needing to sit near the back. Whatever that meant. Best guess, she was avoiding the werewolf who’d ruined her identity as a nymph. The only thing keeping him from ripping out the bastard’s neck when they’d been introduced ten minutes earlier was not wanting to ruin his friend’s important day. That, and Leia had warned him not to before he’d left the hotel.
Dark laughter lurked in Marrok’s voice. “Let’s just say you’re going to need a very large stick.”
Stick? What the fuck was Marrok talking about? “Why?”
“To beat off the wolves.”
His friend was obviously enjoying the hilarity of the situation but had to be mistaken. Leia was gorgeous, but she didn’t flaunt her beauty, tending to dress on the conservative side. Besides, he doubted she wanted to call attention to herself with Kaios here.
He scanned the crowds filing in at the back of the chapel. “I don’t see her.”
“Navy dress. Her hair is up.”
Navy sounded right. Conservative. The way his nymph liked to dress.
He caught a flash of blue and the top of her golden blond hair piled high on her head. Then the tuxedoed man blocking most of her from view stepped aside. What was Marrok talking about? While she looked incredible to him—his body started to heat up and harden at the sight of her like it always did—he harbored feelings for her. Given the way the other ladies were dressed, he doubted Leia had anything to worry about with the wolves.
The dress was long, draping to the floor, the top gathered over her right shoulder. No cleavage showed. A thin slit at her hip showed a sliver of flat belly. Sexy as all Hades. But still covered up compared to the skin on display from the lady wolves. Leia appeared classy in a room full of overdone.
She caught his eye and waved. Her lips, painted bright pink, stretched wide in a smile. Castor caught his breath as his stomach clenched in response. Her smile was for him alone. How he knew, he wasn’t entirely sure. His heart hadn’t tripped over itself like this since he’d captured his wife. Only this was different, not stronger exactly, but…different. Hilaera had been familiar, his love tender. With Leia he was all fire and need and protectiveness. Leia pointed at the back pew, indicating where she intended to sit.
Someone he couldn’t see snagged her attention, though she seemed reluctant to turn away from him, but she did.
Castor inhaled sharply.
The back to the dress was…there was no damn back to the dress. The garment was held in place by a thin strap or two across her shoulders and dipped low to a point above her curvy derriere. Barely above.
“Holy hell.” His body, already charged by the intimate smile she’d graced him with, responded rapidly. He shifted his stance, trying to ease his discomfort. In the meantime, every man around her did a double take. What was she thinking?
His friend had the temerity to chuckle. “You’re a lucky man.”
“She’s my assistant.”
Yeah. He didn’t believe it, either.
CONTRIBUTOR & BOOK INFO
AUTHOR: Abigail Owen
EDITOR: Heather Howland
PUBLISHER: Entangled Publishing
COVER DESIGN: Entangled
***Originally self-published 2016 as Her Demigod Complex (Legendary Consultants #1) with cover art by Authors On A Dime, editing by Wendy Schirmer.
Page Count: 150
Word Count: 37k
Release Date: 2/17/2020
Rating: Steamy (18+)