ArtemisCroppedCallista Hunter is a librarian and first-time author who loves Young Adult fiction. She has studied Latin poetry and is fascinated by the mythology of ancient Rome.

Callista Hunter’s first novel, Goddess, was released January 2015, an an audiobook of Goddess became available in May of 2017. To get updates about Callista’s upcoming projects, don’t forget to subscribe to e-mail updates using the Subscribe option in the sidebar! More about Callista…


Goddess: What would you risk to discover your power?



“Hunter does a good job weaving mythology throughout the story. Olivia was a strong protagonist and I felt like she was trying to do the right thing and remain true to herself in the ever changing situation.” –  Readers Favorite

“Unfortunately when I was growing up there weren’t cool stories like this one available and I was left with finding stories in encyclopedias that, well, as you know, don’t really bring mythology to life as much as a well written story does. The author weaves a story that brings YA readers ( and adults too) a quality story that brings Roman mythology to life.” – Diana L., Amazon Top 500 Reviewer


Olivia is a sixteen-year-old Vestal Virgin, a happy devotee of her beloved goddess Vesta in her home nation of Parcae. But when her faith in Vesta is shaken, Olivia illegally experiments with her own divine power, making a discovery that could save her country from war – if she’s brave enough to share it.

˃˃˃ She’s devoted to her goddess – until she sees the eternal flame sputter out…

After an accidental revelation proves Vesta is fake, Olivia and her fellow Virgins are tempted by a charismatic academy boy, Cassius, to invoke the real gods. Although they risk death if they are discovered, Olivia and her friends test their skills in secret experiments. But their games take an unexpected turn when flighty blonde Lucia reveals surprisingly deadly powers.

˃˃˃ Now she’s got some dangerous ideas.

Gaius, a brilliant military student, must protect the girls and plan for war against an enemy nation while ignoring his growing attachment to Olivia. As a Vestal Virgin she has taken a holy vow of chastity, and the consequences of breaking it are severe…

Lovers of mythology will enjoy this story featuring the ancient Roman pantheon. Drawing from original Latin poetry to shape her fantasy world, Callista Hunter brings the ancient gods to life in this thrilling and humorous tale.

Grab a copy on Amazon today – Goddess is free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers!

Love audiobooks? Goddess is available on Audible and iTunes!