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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Medusa Tour: Interview/Promo with Sasha Summers

Medusa A Love Story
By Sasha Summers


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.

book trailer:

"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
Excerpt:“You asked for an audience, you have it. Now tell me, where do you belong?” Hades’ voice was deep, emotionless. Ariston swallowed. “Athens.” He met Hades’ gaze, but the God revealed nothing to him.“Why? You died with honor and glory. Is that not what every soldier wants?”   “My wife…” His voice wavered.Hades brow lifted slightly. “Lives. You do not.” “She is in danger.” “Earthly danger. She is no longer your concern, Ariston.”
“The danger she faces is not earthly, but far from it…” Ariston’s voice was hoarse, his desperation mounting. He took a wavering breath before he began again. “She is everything to me. I am proud of my death, but it means nothing if she is in peril. I must know.” Ariston kneeled. “I beg you. I beg you to return me to Athens.” Ariston waited, willing himself to be strong. “Who is this wife?” Hades asked. “Medusa of Athens.” He paused. “Now of Rhodes.” Hades was silent, his dark blue eyes regarding him steadily. “When I die—” Ariston began. “You are dead,” Hades assured him.
“When I return…die again, I would serve as guardian to Tartarus. I am a skilled warrior, a skill I might offer you.” He spoke with confidence. “You vex me,” Hades muttered, the slightest crease appearing between his eyes. “You offer this to me for a woman?” Ariston nodded. “She is worthy.”Hades was silent again, his eyes shifting to the blue-white flames in the massive fireplace. “My words do not…adequately express the love I have for this woman. But I cannot leave her. She is at risk. I must return.” The words came without thought. How could he justify such emotion to a God who reviled affection or companionship? “As Olympus has my arm and sword, she has my heart – a mortal, and perhaps weak, heart.”The room was silent for too long. He would have to fight his way out… “It is a weakness not reserved for mortals alone, Ariston of Rhodes.” Hades’ words were so soft Ariston feared they’d not been spoken. But Hades continued, strong and clear. “I will return you to your ship so that you may lead your men to victory. Too many have fallen from this war and I would see it end. When that is done, you may go to your wife.” He paused then added, “When you return to my realm, I will have your fealty.” The God of the Underworld, Lord of Death, gave him mercy? Mayhap there was one God he might serve with honor.  Ariston vowed, “You have it.”

Author Bio:

 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.

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Twitter: @sashawrites


Welcome Sasha! Thanks for stopping by! 
Thanks for having me Tasha.

Summer will officially be here tomorrow. Do you have any plans for the next couple of months? Writing – reading – spending time with the kids. Maybe a trip to the coast. Oh, and the Romance Writer’s of America’s annual conference in Anaheim – very excited about that.

Medusa: A Love Story was released this past May. What were your feelings on the day of release? Nauseating. I was terrified that no one would buy a single copy. It’s gotten easier, but I still have a lot of anxiety.

How many novels are planned for the Loves of Olympus series? I have six stories planned – including Medusa.

If you had to sum up Medusa: A Love Story in three words, what would you choose? Tragic, beautiful, romantic

What's your favorite Mythological story?  Honestly – I don’t have one. I keep finding more stories that spark my interest. The more I research, the more I put up there on my top ten list… fifteen… etc etc etc J

What's one genre you haven't yet published, but plan on it in the future? I have a Sci-Fi Romance coming out in December, which is something I never thought I’d write. And I have a YA story I’d love to see published.

What are you currently working on?  Apollo’s story. J No title yet.

Are you currently reading anything rave worthy? I’m behind, I know, but I’m hooked on Game of Thrones – first book. Amazing world-building and characters.

What are your favorite television series? Hmm. I love BBC’s Primeval, Castle, The Walking Dead, Phineas and Ferb (I have four kids), and Cupcake Wars


Pepsi or Coke? Coke

Summer, Winter, Fall or Spring? Winter

Night or Day? Night

Love or Lust? A little of both, please J

Cats or Dogs? I’m an equal opportunity animal lover.

Shopping or Tanning? Shopping

Horror or Comedy? That’s a mood question. Love both.

Walking or Jogging? Walking – I’m not the most coordinated gal in the world

Camping or Hiking? Hiking

Pesty enough for yuh? All good!

Thanks for stopping by! You rock! 

Thank you for having me! And thanks for saying I rock - :)


Sasha Summers said...

Thanks so much for having me on your blog and promoting Medusa, A Love Story. I loved writing this book and hope readers (especially fans of mythology & romance) will love reading the book!

Natasha said...

It's my pleasure! I can't wait to get into this book, I know it's going to be awesome!

Thanks for stopping by Sasha!

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