Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Medusa's Multi-Personalities


What am I doing posting on a Tale Tuesday? You haven't seen me do this in a while. Some of you probably don't even remember it. Well, I'm here to share with you two terrific tales by two talented writers!

Thank you for stopping by the Many Sides of Medusa Blog Hop hosted by Heather Lyons and Kelly Hashway! 


Guess what? There's a DOOR PRIZE for you for just stopping by. How cool is that? 


Your door prize for joining us is the short story
prequel to the Touch of Death series titled
Curse of Death. It's the myth about
Medusa and how she was cursed by
the goddess Athena.

Claim your free gift by clicking HERE. 

Heather and Kelly are teaming up to show you a very different side of Medusa. Forget the monster you might think she was, and check out these excerpts from The Deep End of the Sea and Touch of Death. You just might change your mind about Medusa.


The Deep End of the Sea excerpt:


The Deep End of the Sea
But there’s no way around it. I am, in fact, a monster. A hideous one, to be precise, but as I don’t have any mirrors on Gorgóna, I can’t verify that one for certain. I rely on the fact that every single person I’ve frozen over the ages boasts abject fear on their face, which makes me believe they find me pretty horrifying. And it sucks. It genuinely, truly, absolutely, unequivocally sucks. I hate stealing lives.

Thus, not only am I a monster, I’m a really lousy one. A lonely, classic Five Stages of Grief following, insecure, shut-in of a pathetic beast who talks to the snakes on her head and the statues on her island.







Find Heather online: 
Website | Facebook | TwitterPurchase The Deep End of the Sea on Amazon or B&N.
                                                                       Touch of Death excerpt:

My hair blew up, flying wildly all around me. My blood bubbled in my veins like boiling water, but it didn't hurt. It was the feeling of power. Too much power. My body felt like it was going to burst. Still I held on. My eyes closed, and I threw my head back. An imaged filled my mind. Medusa. Her snakes wriggled their bodies at me, flicking their tongues. Chills ran down the backs of my legs, but I forced my eyes away from the snakes. Lower. To Medusa's face. She smiled at me. Her face and eyes filled with warmth. She looked like…Mom.

"Do not fear me, Jodi. My blood lies in your veins and in your heart. you are one of mine. My children."


Find Kelly online: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Purchase the Touch of Death series on Amazon or B&N.


If you want more Medusa, be sure to check out The Deep End of the Sea and the Touch of Death series. And…Heather and Kelly have a giveaway for you. Enter on the rafflecopter form for your chance to win a $20 gift card to either Amazon or B&N, Medusa Makeup lipgloss, signed bookmarks from both authors, buttons for each book, and Touch of Death stickers.

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Two questions to leave you with: What's your favorite mythological story and who's your favorite character ~ hero or villain? 


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21 comments:

  1. Love how you've put this post together, Sheri! Thank you!

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    1. You're welcome, Kelly! It was fun. Hope it's helpful.

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  2. These are great books by fabulous writers. I'm so pleased to see them here! Have a lovely week! :)

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  3. Love the voice in the excerpt of Deep End of the Sea - esp. that she talks to the snakes on her head; that's awesome :)

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    1. Yeah, it totally is. Kind of creepy, too. Love that!

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  4. I love the two different takes on the same mythological figure.

    My favorite, though... Athena. :-)

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  5. Great books. Love the mythology behind it! Congratulations to the writers!

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    1. Yes, and mythology is big, right now. Wait! Was it ever not big? LOL

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. These both sound like amazing books! Love how they have a different take on a classic story.

    My favorite goddess would have to be Aphrodite (can you tell I write romance?) :)

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    1. Haha! Yes, I can see that. But I'm not one to talk, either. I'm a major romance sap, myself.

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  7. A modern take on Medusa sounds cool!

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  8. That excerpt definitely makes me want to read more! Thanks for these great recommendations.

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  9. Fun! I've always been fascinated with Medusa. Totally creep-tastic!

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  10. Ahh!! These both sound so great, and I've TOTALLY been needing to read Kelly's books, but I've been so swamped by deadlines my reading has dropped back to a minimum. (You know, only 2.5 books a week...at which rate I'll NEVER catch up on my TBR list.)

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  11. I love mythology- so both of these stories intrigue me. Both of them have great covers and the twists on Medusa are awesome. :) One of my favorite myths is Persephone.
    ~Jess

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    1. Yes, yes! Persephone is my favorite, too!

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  12. Ah, Medusa. My hair would blow up, too, if it were a tangle of snakes. Good grief.

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  13. I've read Touch of Death and it's good! And the twist on the Gorgon myth in the Lyons book sounds intriguing.

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  14. I've read Touch of Death. It's a wonderful story. Now, I'm feeling sorry for Heather's Medusa. Bless her little heart. I wonder how things will work out for her. Best of luck to Kelly and Heather.

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    1. Aw...I can totally hear your voice in this comment! I've yet to read either, but they're on my TBR list!

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