James Broussard, a Professor of Anthropology and Mythology at Yale, finds himself irresistibly drawn to Cytherea Sagapo, the author of an obscure treatise on the legend of Adonis and Aphrodite. The humble elementary school teacher, who lives in Paphos, Cyprus, reveals to James that she has written other manuscripts; and the curious professor decides to try and recruit her for the graduate program at his own university. As he learns more about the mysterious Cytherea through email correspondence, he imagines that she may in fact be his life’s very own Aphrodite; and, with a single-minded romantic purpose, he plans a trip to visit her and meet Cytherea face to face. When he arrives, it seems clear that Cytherea is actually the real Aphrodite—and that he, surprisingly, may be the reincarnation of her one and only true love, Adonis.
Cytherea is a witty and clever romantic fantasy that features contemporary portrayals of the ancient deities set in modern day. This novella, which spans genres, will appeal to lovers of paranormal fiction, fantasy, and romance alike. The well-known characters from Greek legends come to life in these pages, as the author spins a creative and delightful tale of love, forgiveness, and redemption with a happily-ever after—albeit surrealistic—ending.