Monday, April 29, 2013

MEDUSA's Birthday Bash Blog Hop! (and there are Prizes!)

Today I'm excited to welcome Sasha Summer, author of the Loves of Olympus series. She's on a blog tour to celebrate the first birthday of MEDUSA, A LOVE STORY, a book I absolutely lo-o-o-ved! And giving away prizes... check out this list of cool giveaways (and make sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post!)

·      Autographed copy of “Medusa, A Love Story (Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #1)”
·      Autographed copy of “For the Love of Hades (Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #2)”
·      Thea (owl) Necklace
·      “Medusa” car charm
·      Series Swag

Okay, without further ado, I hand over this post to Sasha....

Ten Must Have for Medusa’s First Birthday Bash!

Medusa, A Love Story was this kind of intense, frenetic writing experience for me. I was overwhelmed by the story and the characters, very there in my head. I’m not sure what was more difficult, writing the scene where Ariston finds Medusa in the cave or finishing the book - I love these characters and their story. *sniff* And I’m very proud and thankful that readers have connected with it.
Okay, if i could have ANY sort of party for Medusa’s birthday - this is what I’d want... Disclaimer - I’m going way overboard and I know it but hey, we’re talking fantasy birthday party, right?

10. *Deep breath* Since this is a dream world, must-have sort of birthday - I’d love to unveil Medusa’s movie. No, it’s not a movie - but I think it would be a powerful movie... I don’t know if I’d use my perfect cast (check my pinterest page) or if I’d let the fans pick it. Either way, the cast would be there to enjoy the party with us.
Since I ‘saw’ this when I wrote the book this would be an extraordinary ending to the Best birthday EVER! :)

9. Whatever the FANS, READERS, etc want - I’m all ears here.

8. A falconer with owls - lots of owls. :)

7. Swimming on the coast with some pearl hunting

6. A skit competition - readers/fans acting out their favorite scenes - and since this is my dream party - props, accessories, you name it - would ROCK

5.The Parthenon - or better yet a weekend, week, month long tour of the sites of Greece... *SIGH*

4. Music - like this:
OR this...
Oh, heck, here’s the playlist link... :)

3. Period appropriate food and drink - wine, fruit, nuts, olives, possibly roast lamb

2. Costume party - all traditional ancient Greek tunics, chitons, etc

1. The readers & fans of Medusa’s story - lots of talking and reading favorite excerpts, that sort of thing. :) Think Comic-Con centered around Medusa! I know, I know, I think small - lol!!!

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Wow, Sasha! Sounds like an awesome party! And the best part? The presents go to the guests! Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for the great Medusa giveaways!!! And I totally recommend buying both MEDUSA, A LOVE STORY and FOR THE LOVE OF HADES, the first two books in the Loves of Olympus series. They are both well worth reading!!!

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 is part gypsy. Born June 9, 1974, stories have always played an important role in her life. Her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood, history, and travel. It’s no surprise that her books include a little of each. Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ 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.

Find Sasha online in the following spots:


You can get your own copy of MEDUSA, A LOVE STORY at:

...And put it on your TBR list on Goodreads!
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  1. Thanks, Sasha, for sharing your "dream party" with us! What fun!

    I so loved both of the LOVES OF OLYMPUS books - can't wait to read the next in the series!

  2. Thank you so much for having my Katie! It means a lot to know you enjoyed them both. And letting me fantastize about my dream party was sooo much fun. :)

  3. Sounds like quite an epic party!

  4. You go, Sasha. In my next life, I'm gonna be a Falconer.

  5. Wow, Sasha, sounds like an awesome party! I can't wait to read your books!Awesome post, Katie!

  6. Awesome "Dream Party"! I love your characters and story lines. Can't wait to read more! :-)


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