#Review: Apollo is Mine by Mila Young @MilaYoungAuthor

Description

I’m a warrior. Cursed to fight monsters. Sworn to act as Zeus’ sword to protect mankind.

But I’d give it all up for one last kiss with the god who stole my heart…Apollo.
I never wanted to carry my family’s legacy. But blood ties cannot be broken, and I’ll keep the promise I made my father on his dying bed. Legendary monsters hunt in city streets of Chicago, and my job was to take down the worst.
I’ve trained with Heracles.
Been blessed with super human powers.
What I’ve never done is fallen in love–until Apollo crossed my path. But he isn’t the only god to catch my attention. Hades is here too, and with him comes a darkness that leaves behind a trail of human bodies. Heracles and my gut instinct urges me to destroy this creature, but each step brings me closer to the truth…
Darkness cannot win…or the Earth will tumble into chaos and I’ll lose the god I’ve come to love…Apollo is mine.

Apollo is Mine is book 1 in the Harem of the Gods reverse harem series.

Content Warning: Steamy love scenes, dominating alphas who protect their female, and plenty of sexy Greek gods who will leave you breathless.

Review

Elyse is tasked with keeping humanity alive. Granted special warrior skills by Zeus and given God level warrior training to prepare her for her nemesis she should have life all in hand but she’s actually kind of a mess having trouble balancing her human life vs her super hero life.

Then to make matters worse these Gods start dropping into her life and she just needs them like instinct and this isn’t good for her in any way, not when she thinks she is supposed to be defeating one of them.

As always Mila Young’s writing is gripping and she presents you with characters that you just want to know more about making you turn the page over and over again.

I’m obsessed with Greek mythology and I loved how this played into this book and the characters were given a fresh outlook and new personalities it was refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable.

I can’t wait for book two in this series.

Thanks to Mila Young for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this book.

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TitleApollo is Mine
Series: Harem of the Gods #1
Author: Mila Young
Genre: Romance | Reverse Harem | Adult | Mythology | Magic
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 21 September 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 246
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#Review: Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast @pccastauthor

Description

On the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, alone in her apartment, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady wished for one thing: a little magic in her life. After drinking way too much champagne, she performed, of all crazy things, a goddess-summoning ritual, hoping that it would somehow make her life a little less ordinary…but she never believed the spell would actually work.

When her military plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s mission overseas takes an unexpected turn. She awakens to find herself in a legendary time and place where magic rules the land—occupying the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But there is danger in the waters and the goddess Gaea turns this modern, military gal into a beautiful damsel so that she can seek shelter on land.

CC is soon rescued (literally) by a knight in shining armor. She should be falling in love with this dream-come-true, but instead she aches for the sea and Dylan, the sexy merman who has stolen her heart.

Review

This is another of those books I have had on my shelf for years, I bought it while I was deep in the House of Night series which I got a little bored of added to the fact I had never really bonded with mermaid stories I think this just got pushed further and further back on my list. I’m so glad I finally decided to read it though. It was such a refreshing read, with original ideas and a fresh approach to the mythology it uses.

CC or Christine is a woman who has never quite found her place, a sergeant in the US Air Force she is good at her job, she’s also afraid of flying (great twist there). After everybody in her life forgets her twenty-fifth birthday she drowns her sorrows in champagne and performs a goddess summoning ritual she finds in one of her old books.

When her plane crashes on her way to her next posting she finds her self magically transported to a medieval world, and inside the body of a beautiful mermaid, Undine, the daughter of the goddess she summoned. And so her adventure really begins with the match her father has chosen for her pursuing her relentlessly, to escape from him she heads for dry land and is rescued by a bona fide Knight in Shining Armour, but CC has already found love with Dylan a merman who has nothing more to offer her than his heart, but how they find a future together neither of them know.

I loved the complexity of this story, it appears on the surface like a simple love triangle but it is far more than that. P.C. Cast woven together a novel that perfectly sits between the historical and mythological. I spent the last thirty minutes I was reading sobbing as the story unravelled and didn’t end at all how I had expected.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable novel and the first mermaid based story I’ve enjoyed.

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TitleGoddess of the Sea
Series: Goddess Summoning #1
Author: P.C. Cast
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Romance | Mythology | Magic
Publisher: Piatkus
Publication Date: 7 July 2011
Review Format: Paperback
Other FormatseBook | Audio
Pages: 411
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#BookBlitz: Ruin of the Gods by Erin Hayes @erinhayes5399 @XpressoTours #Excerpt

I am pleased to be a part of this book blitz organised by Xpresso Book Tours. Check out more about this book below along with an excerpt. This is the third book in the Elysium Legacies series you can catch the first two on the links below.

Book 1 – Shades of the Gods
Book 2 – Blood of the Gods

Description

Hell hath no Fury.
Because she’s taking a vacation.

Officer Tessa Forney is a brilliant cop with a fiery temper and a predilection for toeing the line of the law. She’s good at her job too, much to the chagrin of her by-the-book partner Raph. She just always seems to be at the right place at the right time.

What Raph doesn’t know is that Tessa is actually Tisiphone, one of the Furies of ancient Greek mythology. After breaking up with her boyfriend of five-thousand-years because he cheated on her—bastard—Tisiphone is determined to take her anger out on the bad guys during her extended mortal vacation.

But when too many gods and goddesses suddenly decide to take time off, the balance of nature is thrown into disarray. And the consequences are far bigger than Tisiphone could have ever anticipated.

These gods aren’t going on vacation—they’re being kidnapped. And she will have to find them before it’s too late.

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Excerpt

“Where do I even start?” Argus murmurs softly.

 

“From the top, perhaps?” I offer with mock sympathy. “Like where Dionysus may be. If you know anything about Gelos’s disappearance. And who the hell is invested enough in all of that to put a glamour on Dionysus’s house to make everything seem peachy keen.”

 

Even though I’m getting Argus to speak, he still shifts his gaze around, as if anyone else would be caring. Finally, he says, “It started long before that.”

 

“Tell me.” He hesitates and my patience snaps. “Look, you obviously want me to help you, otherwise you wouldn’t have shown up this morning. So… tell me, or you’re really going to make me mad.”

 

Argus blanches. “It’s Typhon,” he blurts.

 

All at once, the blood in my veins freezes, and an involuntary shiver runs down my spine. My teeth threaten to chatter. There are very few names that can frighten me. And that’s one.

 

Typhon.

 

About Erin Hayes

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Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she’s an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com  and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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TitleRuin of the Gods
SeriesElysium Legacies #3
Author: Erin Hayes
Genre: Adult | Fantasy | Mythology
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 8 October 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook
Pages: 152
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#BlogTour: A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden @orcwriter @TransworldBooks #Review

My second tour today is for an epic piece of fantasy, I was super excited to get my hands on this book and it did not disappoint…read on to feast on my review and see why you have to pick this up and read it yourself!

Description

Beowulf meets The Lord of the Rings meets Bernard Cornwell in an epic novel of vengeance, faith and the power of myth.

To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcnéas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his kind—the last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days.

Drawn from his lair by a thirst for vengeance against the Dane who slew his brother, Grimnir emerges into a world that’s changed. A new faith has arisen. The Old Ways are dying, and their followers retreating into the shadows; even still, Grimnir’s vengeance cannot be denied.

Taking a young Christian hostage to be his guide, Grimnir embarks on a journey that takes him from the hinterlands of Denmark, where the wisdom of the ancient dwarves has given way to madness, to the war-torn heart of southern England, where the spirits of the land make violence on one another. And thence to the green shores of Ireland and the Viking stronghold of Dubhlinn, where his enemy awaits.

But, unless Grimnir can set aside his hatreds, his dream of retribution will come to nothing. For Dubhlinn is set to be the site of a reckoning—the Old Ways versus the New—and Grimnir, the last of his kind left to plague mankind, must choose: stand with the Christian King of Ireland and see his vengeance done or stand against him and see it slip away?

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Review

The Press Release I received stated that this was inspired by Beowulf and John Gardner’s Grendel, queue a geeky happy dance while I realised I was diving into a book that I was now even more keen to devour. As a teen studying Beowulf had triggered my fascination with all things Norse and then reading Grendel when it was released and seeing it’s ties to Beowulf was a treat.

We have two main characters in this novel. Grimnir, an orc like character, who having been disturbed in his cave in Norway is now looking for our second character, Étaín, to be his guide through England as he searches for Half-Dane, the man who killed his brother Hrungnir.

A Gathering of Ravens was a slow starter for me, and for a while I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it. It felt very Christianity heavy and Étaín our Saxon character was a hard character to like for quite some time. I stuck with it though, and after part one, which wasn’t a long section things really picked up and I felt like I was well and truly in the groove with our characters.

Étaín has had a rough life, treated as a whore almost from birth, then kidnapped by Vikings until she wasrescued by the one who she converted to Christianity. Now she has been kidnapped by Grimnir. Given all she has been through, all she has overcome I wanted her to find her backbone much sooner than she did and I think that’s why I struggled to like her! I also have to say I find her loyalty to Christianity somewhere between admirable and delusional given all that she see’s during her journey with Grimnir.

Grimnir is a tough character, he has no qualms about killing anyone and everyone, the body count in this book is suitably high as a result. In my continued trend of liking the bad guy I loved this character, he was grumpy and resigned to having this welp of a human along even though he had kidnapped her which made the resentment even more amusing. I found his choice in weapon rather unusual, he used a seax which seemed quite a mundane weapon for such an extraordinary character. He also had many human traits and I think this may be what made me find him such a lovable rogue.

As the book progresses we meet other characters who become important to the story arc and we see the story come together for Grimnir and Étaín as they leave England and enter Ireland. This is a strongly written book centred at a time when the Old Gods were being foregone for the dawning of Christianity and this theme rides strong throughout.

Sending a huge thanks to Scott Oden and Transworld Publishers for the ARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.

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About Scott Oden

Scott Oden was born in Indiana, but has spent most of his life shuffling between his home in rural North Alabama, a hobbit hole in Middle-earth, and some sketchy tavern in the Hyborian Age. He studied history and English at the University of Alabama. He is an avid reader of fantasy and ancient history, a collector of swords, and a player of tabletop role-playing games. His previous books include Men of Bronze, Memnon and The Lion of Cairo. When not writing, he can be found walking his two dogs or doting on his wife.

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TitleA Gathering of Ravens
Series: N/A
Author: Scott Oden
Genre: Fantasy | Epic Fantasy | Mythology
Publisher: Bantam Press
Publication Date: 20 June 2017
Review Format: Paperback
Other Formats: eBook | Hardcover
Pages: 337
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#BookBlitz: Shades of the Gods by Erin Hayes @erinhayes5399 @XpressoTours #GuestPost #Excerpt #Giveaway

I am pleased to be a part of this book blitz organised by Xpresso Book Tours. Check out more about this book below along with an excerpt and guest blog. This is the first in a new series by Erin Hayes so don’t miss out, given my absolute obsession with all things Greek I certainly won’t!

Description

Caught between life and death, all Callie wants is to live again.

Homicide detective Callie Saunders knows that death isn’t all pearly gates and angels. After being hit by a bus, she finds that it’s the ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology who are in charge of everything.

So when Hades offers her a deal, she accepts. If she wants to be brought back to life, she’ll have to figure out who is trying to kill his son. But if she fails, both her soul and the world will be destroyed.

With the odds mounting against her, it’ll take everything she has within her to wake up from death. But the rules are constantly changing. And someone wants her to stay dead.

(This book was formerly titled Death is but a Dream. The covers and titles have changed for The Elysium Legacies, but the content is still the same.)

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Excerpt

“You’re blackmailing me,” I sneered at him, fury raging within me at the realization. “You want me to do something in return before you allow me to wake up.”

 

He raised his hand in a gesture of supplication. “Not blackmail,” he assured. “I’m looking to employ you for a time.”

 

I recoiled. “Employ me? As what? Muscle? Is this the Underworld’s version of the Mafia?” Now that I thought about it, Hades did remind me of a mob boss. He even looked like some I knew. “I don’t play that, sorry.”

 

Hades grinned. “I want to make a deal with you, Callista. You find out who is trying to kill my son. Give me a name and a motive. And I’ll restore you to life.”

Guest Post

I grew up watching Hercules and Xena on TV, which was my first foray into the world of Greek mythology. In that world, gods and goddesses played with mortals like you and me. There were elements of action, and there were elements of drama. Most of all, I remembered it being fun.

Move forward about ten years. I was in high school, and I was an avid Japanese manga fan. Back then, I wanted to draw my own comics. I drew a character and labeled her as Hades’ daughter. I created an entire world around that character and a young adult story to go with it. This isn’t that story. At least, not in that form. In fact, since then, I’ve evolved that story many times, to where it’s almost indistinguishable from the original idea. It’s never left me though, so ten years after that first drawing, and nearly twenty years after watching my first Hercules episode, I sat down to write this book.

I will say, that while I spent a good deal of time researching Greek mythology to tell this story, I have taken a few liberties in order to create a modern story. Some of the characters are reimagined. For others, I chose the source that met my ends. And then we come to the royal family of the Underworld. A lot of mythology says that Hades, as the God of the Underworld, was unable to produce offspring because Death can’t create Life. Some texts even said that the Furies were his children.

I did find an article that talked about Plutus, the God of Wealth, who was often confused with Pluto, the God of the Underworld, who was also in charge of wealth. Another source said that he actually was Hades’ son, which I honestly found to be pretty cool and a great foil to myths about the Underworld. My wheels started turning, and that character played a big role when I started setting up the plot for this story.

I hope you enjoy this book that is nearly twenty years in the making. I know I enjoyed writing, developing it, and seeing my characters come to life. I hope you like this crazy ride for Callie.

About Erin Hayes

erin-hayes-author-image

Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she’s an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com  and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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TitleShades of the Gods
SeriesElysium Legacies #1
Author: Erin Hayes
Genre: Adult | Fantasy | Mythology
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 27 September 2013
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
Pages: 414
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#Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman @neilhimself @BloomsburyBooks

Description

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman’s own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman’s gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman’s prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are irresistible forces for modern readers and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be read aloud around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night.

Review

I was in my early teens the first time I remember falling in love with Norse Mythology, as soon as I discovered the tales of Loki, Odin, Thor, the Valkyrie, Hel and all the other wonderful and powerful Gods of the Vikings (who I was also obsessed with) I ate it up, I would pull books from the library and devour them. That appetite for tales of my favourite Gods has never wavered. I love to see what spin different authors can put on the stories, or even what new stories they can come up with in some cases.

When I heard Neil Gaiman had written his own book of re-tellings I was desperate to get my hands on it and when I picked up the book in the store it was a thing of beauty. With Thor’s hammer embossed in gold on a black background this is a book which is made to feel as special as the contents inside are.

Anybody could pick up this book and start reading the stories inside. Gaiman has opened the book with an introduction to his love of Norse Mythology, and also some background to Norse Mythology itself with a small glossary for those who may be unfamiliar with the main players. The way he has written the stories ensures that people unfamiliar with the stories will get enough explanation to keep up and feel at ease reading while those who are familiar with the stories and characters won’t feel they are being spoon fed.

I was familiar with all of the stories in the book, some more than others but they all felt different with a new tone and that definite Neil Gaiman feel to them. He ensured that each character had an individual personality based on how he wanted to interpret them and followed this through beautifully in each story.

As is often the case (but maybe because he is by far my favourite) Loki was outstanding, playful, cheeky, and devious. I loved how Gaiman played Loki’s cards but he also played some innocence into Loki’s character here and I’ve not seen this so much before which I liked.

It’s very hard to pick between the stories as I thoroughly enjoyed them so much but there were a few which were just completely outstanding and they were:

  • The Treasures of the Gods – about how Thor gets his hammer
  • The Children of Loki – I have a soft spot for Hel and her story, this is the beginning of it along with that of her brothers.
  • Freya’s Unusual Wedding – By far one of the funniest of the stories, and Gaiman tells it wonderfully
  • The Story of Gerd and Frey – I loved Gaiman’s telling of this unusual love story
  • The Last Days of Loki – I always find this story heartbreaking, Gaiman doesn’t hold back in his telling and it really hit it’s mark

This is an outstanding book which will reignite your love for the Norse Gods, you don’t have to read in one sitting, but can definitely be gone back to time and again.

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TitleNorse Mythology
Series: N/A
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Fantasy | Mythology | Norse Mythology
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: 7 February 2017
Review Format: Hardcover
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback | Audio
Pages: 260
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#BookBlitz: Life is but a Nightmare by Erin Hayes @erinhayes5399 @XpressoTours

I am pleased to be a part of this book blitz organised by Xpresso Book Tours. Check out more about this book below along with an excerpt and guest blog. If you want to order the first book to get caught up you can grab it here.

Description

The sequel to the genre-bending, hugely imaginative Death is but a Dream.

“There must always be a God of Wealth…”

Former police detective Callie Saunders shouldn’t be alive, but she’s been thriving with her new lease on life away from the machinations of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses.

Yet there’s always been someone missing from this little piece of paradise.

When a vengeful god kidnaps her son, she travels back to a world she barely understands to find him. A world where she must face humanity’s greatest enemies and her former lover. If she’s not careful, she’ll lose her soul again. And, maybe, even her heart.

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Excerpt

“Plutus?”

In one of the dining room chairs, he sat, waiting. Our eyes connected across the room, and his milky-white eyes froze me in place. For a second, everything slowed down for us, as I was transfixed by the fact that he was in my house, sitting at my dining room table. Just like I had imagined so many times before, only under different circumstances.

He watched me, unblinking.

“What happened?” Plutus asked softly, although his voice held an undercurrent of tightly coiled tension. “Callista, where is our son?”

The ache in my heart stayed with me as I fell asleep.

In my dreams, I woke up, laying in a courtyard with an ethereal light. I’d woken up here before, back when Plutus and I were traveling across the country. I hadn’t been back here since I got pregnant and Plutus had to return to his duties in the Underworld.

Familiar, strong arms embraced me. In those moments, time slowed down. Lips met mine in a crash of contradictions and unanswered questions. I gasped against them, not ready to get my hopes up. That this was really happening.

“Plutus?”

“If I could…” he whispered. “If I could, I’d hold him tight and never let him go.”

A moment passed between us. A reminder of what we couldn’t have.

“Callista,” he said gently. “Tell him I said hi. Please.”

I chewed the inside of my cheek, but I nodded.

“Callista,” he said, his voice low. “Callista, I’m so sorr—”

I awoke with a gasp on the cot. I grimaced, feeling sore in unfamiliar spots. Paul stirred on his bed, and I quietly laid my head on the thin mattress. I stroked a hand along his arm, watching every bit of him.

My son.

I leaned in to whisper into his ear. I might have been angry at Plutus for everything, but I did know that there were things beyond our control. I understood it, but I didn’t have to like it or accept it. I did decide to give Plutus this peace offering, to let him know that I’d be okay, at least for now. And I wanted to assure Paul, even if it was just his subconscious, that somewhere, his father was thinking about him, that he was worried about him.

“Daddy says hi.”

“I thought you would have fought harder.” He flinched at that, turning his head away. “I thought, if not for me, for Paul.”

“Callista…” he started, but I couldn’t let him steer this conversation anymore.

“Are you trying to push me away?” I asked. This time, my voice hitched in my throat.

He didn’t answer.

“Look,” I said. I slipped my hand out of his. I couldn’t touch him. Not now. Not when there was an ocean of broken dreams between the two of us. “The only way I’ve been able to get through this—any of this—alone, is because I believe that you’ll be there for me on the other side. And I can’t do that if you…if you…don’t love me anymore.”

Once again, he didn’t answer. He just kept his head turned away from me.

“Say something…Plutus…”

No answer.

Please?”

“Don’t say that.” My voice was low. “Don’t you ever fucking say that Plutus. Because I can’t move on.”

“Tell me,” he said, his jaw tight. “Tell me why you can’t move on.”

The tears started to fall afresh. How could he not understand?

“Tell me, Callista.”

“I…” I started. “I love you, Plutus.”

He stilled. A thousand different emotions conflicted across his face, mostly a mixture of regret, pain, and despair. And a bit of love. I was surprised to find that, considering that up until a few seconds ago, I believed he had fallen out of love with me.

He pulled me to him, his lips crashing into mine.

“Say that again,” he groaned.

“I love you, Plutus. I still love you.”

Guest Post

I grew up watching Hercules and Xena on TV, which was my first foray into the world of Greek mythology. In that world, gods and goddesses played with mortals like you and me. There were elements of action, and there were elements of drama. Most of all, I remembered it being fun.

Move forward about ten years. I was in high school, and I was an avid Japanese manga fan. Back then, I wanted to draw my own comics. I drew a character and labeled her as Hades’ daughter. I created an entire world around that character and a young adult story to go with it.

Since then, I’ve evolved that story many times, to where it’s almost indistinguishable from the original idea.

It’s never left me though, so one day ten years after that first drawing, and nearly twenty years after watching my first Hercules episode, I sat down to write Death is but a Dream. And Life is but a Nightmare continues that story.

I will say, that while I spent a good deal of time researching Greek mythology, I have taken a few liberties in order to create a modern tale. Some of the characters are reimagined. For others, I chose the source that met my ends, even though I found others that said otherwise.

And then we come to the royal family of the Underworld. A lot of mythology says that Hades, as the God of the Underworld, was unable to produce offspring because Death can’t create Life. Some texts even said that the Furies were his children.

I did find an article that talked about Plutus, the God of Wealth, who was often confused with Pluto, the God of the Underworld, who was also in charge of wealth. Another source said that he actually was Hades’ son, which I honestly found to be pretty cool and a great foil to myths about the Underworld.

My wheels started turning, and that character played a big role when I started world building for the Elysium Legacies.

The Elysium Legacies are nearly twenty-five years in the making. And it feels so great to share with you. Happy reading!!

About Erin Hayes

erin-hayes-author-imageSci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she’s an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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TitleLife is but a Nightmare
SeriesElysium Legacies #2
Author: Erin Hayes
Genre: Adult | Mythology | Urban Fantasy
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 28 February 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook
Pages: 87
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