Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another broadcast straight from the Otherworld. We’ve been looking at witches, werewolves, vampires and elves over the last couple of weeks, but it’s time to look at something a little… bigger.
Micken Ann brings it big with Gods Behaving Badly. As you might expect, this book favors deities instead of other demi-mortals like we have been seeing. It focuses on a multi-ethnic retelling of mythology in a contemporary setting. The author balances writing and storytelling with deft ease, marrying established mythology with new avenues in interesting ways.
Hecate (Cate) is a fallen goddess pining over the loss of her soul to Hades. How does an immortal trapped in a human body cope with ennui and a persistent ex? She does what every human does, of course. She drinks too much and sees her therapist once a week. Pithy and sadly lacking in social skills, Cate is determined to make the most of her ordinary life, even if Hades has other plans for her.
It’s a quick read, but at just 99 cents, Gods Behaving Badly is a great value. Mickey Ann does a great job at establishing this new series, and with two more books right around the corner to round out the stories, this is a great place to start. If you’re looking to pick up the first book, check out Gods Behaving Badly on Amazon today!