Aphrodite's Curse is a novella that is part of the Kallos series of books. There are actually three novellas that build the basis for the series, this, Acidalia, and Sean and Ian. Aphrodite's Curse is a tragic story that introduces us to the gods and their fickle moods. I found the story to be full of gorgeous imagery, and heart wrenching emotion, both love and loss. The characters are ones we will grow to know much better throughout the series, but they are very well developed even in this short a book. I feel that it tells very well how the story of Kallos came to occur, and is a great addition to the series.
Aphrodite is blissfully happy. After twenty years apart, she is about to be reunited with the two men she loves more than life itself, Ares and Apollo. Nothing could make her happier. As the two men appear and the three begin to reconcile, a fourth, uninvited individual appears to crash the party. Who is this mystery man and what does he want? As his demands are revealed, all are shocked. Tempers flare, and things are said which cannot be unsaid. And by the time all is said and done, the three gods who just reconciled are again separated, this time until three humans can join their souls again. The odds are stacked against them....can it be done?
Aphrodite inspires love in both men and gods, but her heart always returns to Apollo and Ares. After a painful period on Earth, she reunites with them on Mount Olympus, only to be cursed by the god of darkness. Can her light and love prevail, or will the curse destroy her and the girls who follow her on Earth?