Recommended for 18+ due to mature themes and sexual content
This is the story you were never told about Helen of Troy, the face that launched a thousand ships. A bargaining chip for her father and brothers, Helen learned of seduction and lust but was denied love until one of her suitors, a young Odysseus, showed her a world she had always imagined. Despite her wishes, however, she is married to Menelaus and her fate is decided for her. That is until a young man from Troy named Paris ignites in her a desire she cannot control. Together, they will test the power of the gods and give in to passion that will lead them to be remembered throughout history.
We all know a bit of the legends. We are taught about these battles during our adolescence. I for one NEVER enjoyed my history classes, finding them to be boring. The language the texts were written in, were just not for me. In all honesty I would have preferred to watch a movie that tries to interpret the story the best they can. Take for instance Troy (2004) featuring Brad Pitt. Now that’s a history story I loved! LOL Now, give me Greek Mythology and you’ve got my attention.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading The Quiver of a Kiss and surprisingly enough I really enjoyed the way Daltry wrote this novella. The language was not boring. I felt myself wanting to know more about the reasons behind Helen and all the main characters decisions. The beliefs they had in the God’s. The way they treated and expected women to behave. It was all pretty barbaric in comparison to how we live in this day in age. Oh and let me not forget the steamy sex scenes, which only added more intrigue.
Even living in those times where women were nothing but trophy wives Helen was strong and gave herself on her own terms. And the decisions she made resulted in Trojan War. Years and years of fighting, death and sorrow all because one woman wanted the freedom to live and love who she wanted.
Amazingly written though even for a novella I left it was too short.
About Sarah Daltry
Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Forget Me Not is her second full length novel, although she also has several story collections and two novellas available. Her other novel, Bitter Fruits, was available shortly, but is now in the contract phase with a major publisher.
Sarah has spent most of her life in school, from her BA and MA in English and writing to teaching both at the high school and college level. She also loves studying art history and really anything because learning is fun.
When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.
Visit Sarah online at:
- My interview with Sarah Daltry (authorsinterviews.wordpress.com)
- Book Review: Helen and Troy’s Epic Road Quest (monsterzeronj.wordpress.com)
- FORGET ME NOT (A Flowering Novel) By Sarah Daltry (readinginpajamas.wordpress.com)
- Interview with author Sarah Daltry (sarahdaltry.com)
- BOOK REVIEW – BITTER FRUITS by Sarah Daltry (pageprincess.wordpress.com)