Friday, February 8, 2013

Giveaway and Book Review of For the Love of Hades: Loves of Olympus, Book 2

Giveaway and Book Review of For the Love of Hades: Loves of Olympus, Book 2
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For the Love of Hades    
Loves of Olympus, Book 2
Sasha Summers

Genre: Romantic Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press

ISBN:  978-1-937254-83-4
ASIN: 978-1-937254-84-1

Number of pages: 309
Word Count: 78,500

Cover Artist: Jeannie Ruesch

Blurb : 

Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, has no patience for living things or his Olympian brethren. His purpose is order, administering justice to those who enter his realm, and keeping the balance decreed by the Fates. Meeting Persephone sways his focus, her gentle sweetness threatening his control. But he will not be tempted.

Poseidon’s scheming wreaks havoc upon Persephone. Hades has no choice - he must rescue her.

Hades awakens something within the Goddess Persephone. She feels no fear from his brooding presence. In truth, she’s never felt so alive. Every stolen moment together only confirms her instinct: he is meant to be hers. Such a powerful union suit will face opposition – from Olympus, her troubled betrothed, the Fates, even Hades himself – but she is determined to win his heart.

Tagline: Hades, God of Death, has no heart. Persephone is determined to prove otherwise…

Medusa A Love Story
Loves of Olympus Book One
By Sasha Summers

Book Description: 

It's said love can change a person. Medusa wasn't always a monster...

Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. She's no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves... and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.

Ariston goes to war with a full heart... and dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will keep him from returning to her.

Poseidon will use Greece's war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God, an Olympian, and she will be his.

About the Author:

Sasha Summers is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, history, and travel. It's no surprise that her books visit times past, set in places rich with legends and myth. Her first play, 'Greek Gods and Goddesses' (original title, right?), was written for her Girl Scout troupe.

She's been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she's doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.

Sasha is an active member of RWA and several Texas Chapters. A self-proclaimed movie-addict, she is full of all sorts of useless movie tidbits and trivia.




"This tragic and beautiful retelling of one of the world's oldest stories tackles the eternal battle between duty and happiness. Medusa, A Love Story broke my heart then filled in the cracks with joy. Sasha Summers is simply a mesmerizing new talent."  ~Stephanie Dray, Author of the critically acclaimed Song of the Nile


            Her feet reached the ground, but she did not want to release him. His hands remained, steadying her. It would take no effort to kiss him. He held her already. All she need do was raise up on her tiptoe–
Orphnaeus’ head descended between them, his nose butting against Hades’ chest to reach the apple pressed between them. His teeth plucked the red apple from her hand, piercing its skin and crushing it in seconds. Juice spattered her hand and arm, making her burst into laughter.
Hades laughed too, his fingers brushing the fruit pulp from her arm and cheek.
“He is a brute after all,” she said, shaking the bits of apple from her fingers.
Hades smoothed a curl from her shoulder, his face growing remote once more. He lifted his hand and she drew in breath. She knew he would kiss her. He would draw her close, he wanted too. She could see it in his eyes, in the rigid set of his jaw–
Orphnaeus butted her between the shoulders, snorting.
“One is not enough.” Hades stepped back, reaching for another apple and plucking it with ease. She offered it to the horse, who gobbled it down and snorted indignantly into her empty hand.
Hades picked more, and the two fed the horse in companionable silence. Yet all the while, Persephone savored the memory of Hades’ thighs pressed against hers, the strength of his chest against her back… And quivered with some nameless sensation.
He offered her another apple, but Orphnaeus seemed content.
She brought the bright skinned fruit to her lips. “It should not go to waste.”
The strangest expression settled over him. His eyes widened, then narrowed. His mouth opened, then pressed tightly closed. When the skin of the fruit met her lips, he knocked it free.
The fruit tumbled to the ground and Orphnaeus devoured it.
Persephone stared at Hades. “Hades–”
“You cannot eat the food of the Underworld,” Hades snapped, running a hand through his thick black hair. His eyes flashed as he glared down at her. “Never. Do you understand?”
She nodded, her mind reeling with confusion. “But–”
“No,” he shook his head, his hands clasping her upper arms. “You must not. I fear the consequences of such a thing.”
“’Tis an apple,” she protested.
His mouth twitched, but his fingers tightened about her arms. “An apple grown here, in the realm of the Dead. It is by the Fates’ decree…”
She touched his cheek. “Peace, Hades. I will not eat. I need no more explanation than that.”
But she wondered at the wariness upon his face as he urged them to return to his home.

Tour Wide Giveaway

one white lily pendant (image attached-US only)

one signed paperback set of Medusa and Hades (USA/Canada only)

one $15 Amazon or BN Gift Card (winner’s choice)

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            I love the way that the author takes Greek myths that we all know and changes them so that you have to look at the story in a new way.  I loved Medusa and the story of Hades and Persephone is equally enthralling.

            Sasha Summers story is sweet, romantic, happy, sad, and a joy to read.  I was brought to tears, but ultimately left feeling that love can overcome any barrier.

            I give this book 5 out of 5 clouds.

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