Goddess's Choice






When gods and immortals still ruled the ancient world, 
one young goddess risked everything for love.
Promised to the power-hungry god Mortdh, the young Annani is determined to find a way out of the prearranged political union that would one day put Mortdh on the throne.
Even though Khiann is the son of a merchant and not a member of the leading circle, the handsome young god is a much more appealing choice. Now all she has to do is convince him that she is worth chancing an all-out civil war over succession and possibly his very life.

First kiss.
If done right, it left an impression to last a lifetime, or in Annani’s case, millennia. Five thousand years, give or take a few hundred.
Age was meaningless to a goddess.
But even after all these years, and all that Annani had witnessed, the fire that first kiss had ignited at the tender age of seventeen still burned hot in her heart.
After all, it was the most important kiss of all times, affecting the destiny of gods, immortals, and humans, and altering the course of history.

Goddess's Choice goes back in time to how it all began. It tells Annani’s story and introduces several new characters who are about to play important roles in the upcoming Children of the Gods books, starting with book 20—Dark Survivor Awakened



Here a little secret which I was going to reveal in the next book—Goddess’s Hope. (For those who haven't read it yet, Goddess's Choice ends with Annani and Khiann's wedding.)

In Dark Stranger The Dream, Annani’s history is told from Kian’s point of view, not the goddess’s. However, Kian doesn’t know the whole story. His mother never told it to anyone. (Except the small hint she let slip in her conversation with Callie. More clues are scattered throughout the series.)

Annani received a most encouraging prophecy.

However, the human seer warned the goddess against revealing any of it lest she rendered it null. Naturally, Annani was not going to do anything to jeopardize the hope of someday reuniting with Khiann. 

The prophecy:

Do not despair, my lady. Not all is lost. A love as strong as yours cannot die. It cannot be destroyed. It is eternal. Your beloved will find a way to come back to you.  He will be reborn many times, and some of those times you will find him, or he will find you.  Khiann will not know you from before, nor you him, but your souls will feel the pull and your love will flare anew.  Seven children will be born to you and him, all different, but you will see him in each and every one and know. The cycle will continue until your beloved is reborn in an immortal’s body. Only then you will know him and he you. I saw it all with my blind eyes, my lady, and everything I see with my second sight comes to pass. Never lose hope, princess Annani, someday your beloved will return to you.