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Rainbow Awards!

I'm delighted to announce that Cythera is a Rainbow Awards finalist in the category of Bisexual fiction.

The reviewer said, "Cythera is the Greek "island of love" off whose shores Aphrodite was reputedly born. The protagonist of Graham's novel couldn't have been more aptly named, as she is a sacred courtesan who approaches her work as vocation, with the care and devotion of a priestess. The novel begins in Cythera’s “temple,” the Grecian-inspired pleasure palace where she participates in highly theatrical performances meant to delight and inspire the guests. If all erotica were written this well, I might read nothing else --the sensuality has far deeper purpose than titillation, with beautiful prose that is arousing in both a sexual and spiritual sense."

Cythera

If you haven't read Cythera, now is an excellent time to try it! A short plot synopsis:

Cythera is a sacred courtesan, one of the fabulous Adepts of Menaechmi, famed through the Nine Worlds for their opulent beauty and decadence. However, when a fragile peace treaty hangs in the balance, the power to stop an interstellar war suddenly rests with her — a mission for which she is unprepared and unqualified. If she is to save thousands of lives, Cythera must not only rely on her wits and sensuality, but on a man she never thought she’d see again who has haunted her dreams for seven years.

Athain Kinslayer is a captain in the Calpurnian navy, a star voyager who has given up on personal happiness in pursuit of his duty. His job is to stop a war. The last thing he expects is to have to rely on a sacred courtesan, a woman with whom he spent one unforgettable night seven years ago and has never been able to forget. Together they must undertake a dangerous journey, face unexpected enemies, and delve into the deep and sensual waters of the most hidden rites in order to save their worlds — and find each other.


If you like Charmian and Elza, you will like Cythera! I'm so proud that it's a finalist!

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hiveshipmist
Oct. 7th, 2014 02:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! It is well-deserved. :)
jo_graham
Oct. 7th, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
joran
Oct. 7th, 2014 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'm thrilled for you. This book deserves a lot more attention than it usually gets.
jo_graham
Oct. 7th, 2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It hasn't had a lot of attention, and I'm very proud of it.
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jo_graham
Oct. 7th, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
Oh that's fun! I'm so glad that it had that...er...impact! :)

I'm so glad you liked it!
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jo_graham
Oct. 7th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad it touched you. :)
dncingmalkavian
Oct. 7th, 2014 11:16 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Definitely picking this up shortly!
jo_graham
Oct. 8th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think you'll enjoy it!
aishabintjamil
Oct. 8th, 2014 02:39 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm glad to see it getting the attention it deserves. Hope that translates into sales for you.
jo_graham
Oct. 8th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And I hope so too! :)
valika56
Oct. 8th, 2014 12:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You can be really proud of it.
jo_graham
Oct. 8th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

By the way, how did you like Lost Things?
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