A Letter to My Lord Hades

Disclaimer: This post is for fun.  There’s this book by Stephannie Beman which she and I started co-writing back in 2008. 

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What happened so that my name didn’t end up on it? 

I decided I wanted to dedicate my time to writing historical westerns, specifically books about the Larsons.  Stephannie had plans to expand the series based off the Greek myths, and I decided to release my part of the book to her.  So she is now the full copyright owner of the book.  She is working on Aphrodite’s book, Loving the Goddess of Love, as we speak, and she has plans for more.  So you see, I wanted to go in another direction.  I love the Larsons the most of all the men I’ve written.  I have plans to write at least 30 Nebraska books in addition to the Regencies and other contemporaries I’m working on.  I am way too busy to delve into the Greek world.  And yes, Stephannie and I worked it all out in a contract.

That disclaimer aside, I thought it would be fun to write a letter to Hades for her blog post.   (Hopefully, my husband won’t read it.  ;))

My dear Hades,

       It’s come to my attention that Persephone might not be happy with being stranded in the Underworld.  I have no idea why.  I mean, look at you!  You’re gorgeous!  I wrote her a letter to explain that you’ve admired her from afar as she waltzed among the flowers in her garden under the careful eye of her mother, Demeter.  I explained about your years of sorrow stuck in Tartarus until Zeus and Poseidon released you to help them win the war against the Titans, and when they promised you a kingdom, they made you god of the Underworld.  Despite the good you’d done, you were punished once more.  Even so, she was the one bright spot in your lonely life, and when you brought her to the Underworld, it was to be your wife and reign by your side. 

Unfortunately, she sent the letter back.  Hey, I’m with you on this one.  Demeter’s been holding her back from realizing her full potential.  You see it, I see it, Thanatos (aka Death) sees it.  I think even Aphrodite sees it, and we all thought she was an airhead. 

So I just wanted to write and let you know that if thing don’t work out with Persephone, I’d be willing to leave everything behind to be with you.  You don’t have to worry about me complaining about the lack of sunlight.  I’m a night owl.  I’m used to the dark.  Worried I won’t eat while I’m there?  No problem.  I have a great appetite.  Think I’ll miss my life above ground?  Again, not an issue.  I have my laptop with high-speed WiFi connection.  In case you fear I’ll get bored, don’t.  I have lots of books to write and I’d love to spend an eternity to write them.  I am very low maintenance, sensible, and (given enough chocolate) very lovable.  At least keep me in mind, okay? 

What I could look like for you. Much better than Persephone. Am I right or am I right?

Your loving fan,

Ruth (goddess of writing romances–how does that sound, Hades?)


Tomorrow morning, Stephannie’s doing a post on her blog debating whether or not Persephone is happy in the Underworld, and she’s going to link to my letter to Hades.

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to contemporaries romances and other genres (such as science fiction thrillers). For more information, please go to www.ruthannnordin.com or check out https://ruthannnordinauthorblog.wordpress.com.
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16 Responses to A Letter to My Lord Hades

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  2. Thessa says:

    you’ll have some explaining to do when your husband reads this Ruth! haha!

  3. Thank you sooo much for the promo of this book! I went over and purchased it immediately. WOW!! I LOVED the new take on the Persephone myth. Combining mythology and romance is a sure winner for me, but Stephannie has really captivated me with her writing.
    PS loved her dedication

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the book! I always thought it would be romantic if Hades wasn’t the villain he was portrayed as in the classic myths. I guess I thought of him as being lonely and in need of love. When Stephannie and I discussed it back in 2007, she liked my take on it, and we decided to write it. She does have beautiful writing. 😀 She’s a good friend.

    • Yeah Ruth, Thanks for the promo. 😀 Though I think it started out as a joke and morphed into full blogging fun. LOL

      Thanks, Shelley. I love the dedication too.

  4. hey hey hey! No no! Don’t listen to her Hades! She has children – I’m childless, I bet that would make it MUCH easier to move to the underworld with you once that Persphone is out of the way – whoops, I mean, um, erm..

    Ha ha! This was fun! If there is a Hades fan list though, I need to be added to it! *swoon*

    • Nice little slip there, Jo. It only shows your true colors. We all know you’re eager to “off” Persephone. Think about it, Hades. Do you really want someone who writes vampire thrillers where you never know who’ll end up dead to be your eternal companion? I’m all about love and romance. She’s about blood and death. Haven’t you have enough of that in your battles?

      LOL This is a lot of fun! Yep, the Hades fan list just came up a few days ago. 😀

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