This is book number 1 in the Dark Olympus series.
If you've been on Book-tok, you've heard about Neon Gods: a spicy re-telling of the Hades and Persephone myth set in an Olympus straight out of an urban noir. When Persephone's politically-minded mother attempts to wed her to Zeus, a man who's previous wives have each passed under mysterious circumstances, she runs straight across the River Styx and into the arms of Hades, "Olympus' Boogey Man" who had become little more than a myth in the public eye. To Persephone's surprise, he turns out to be very real, and as she strips away the layers of political artifice saturating Olympus' dark history, she finds herself entrenched in the cutthroat politics she has spent her life trying to avoid. But she only needs to last the winter. If Hades can protect her until her 25th birthday, she will be able to leave Olympus forever. Unfortunately that would also mean leaving Hades... which of course makes everything more complicated.— From Jenni's Picks
He was supposed to be a myth. But from the moment I crossed the River Styx and fell under his dark spell...he was, quite simply, mine.
*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Hades and Persephone that's as sinful as it is sweet.*
Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that's ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city's dark facade.
With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil's bargain with a man she once believed a myth...a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed.
Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he's spent years craving, it's all the excuse he needs to help her—for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he'll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close...
"Deliciously inventive...Red-hot."—Publishers Weekly STARRED
"I get shivers just thinking of their interactions. SHIVERS."—Mimi Koehler for The Nerd Daily
The World of Dark Olympus:
Neon Gods (Hades & Persephone)
Electric Idol (Eros & Psyche)
Wicked Beauty (Achilles & Patroclus & Helen)
Radiant Sin (Apollo & Cassandra)