Cheers to my first blog tour of the year with Silver Dagger Book Tours! I remember signing up for this one, hoping that I would get accepted and then I totally got the email and was stoked! Yes, I finally learned that I was spelling stoked wrong, and I figured it out lol. For once, there was a book about the gorgons that wasn’t directly about Medusa. That was a rarity for me, so I am so freaking glad that I got to be a part of this tour. Click on the banner for the rest of the tour information and the schedule, and let’s get it started, shall we?
Euryale will never forget the day the gods turned her into a monster. After millennia, her heart beats faster at the idea of regaining her normal form. For the feel of skin and not scales, hair and not snakes. But the price could be too high.
Knowing full well the gods can’t be trusted, Euryale agrees to take on a reluctant partner to track down whoever is murdering a growing number of gods. A murderer no one cared about until the killings edged uncomfortably close to bigger and bigger pantheons. Tracking the murderers down is the price she has to pay for her newly restored form—and that of her two equally cursed sisters.
Asher’s unusual gift for eerily horrific sound effects make him a highly sought-after voiceover artist. While he keeps a low profile, there has always been a ticking time bomb in the form of the bargain between his banshee mother and his father, the god Ares. It’s time to pay up—or pay with his life.
As Euryale and Asher dance around their mutual mistrust, the friction ignites a fire of unexpected attraction. But love is almost as impossible as the dangerous task ahead. Because even if the murderers don’t stab them in the back, the fickle gods certainly will.
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Claire can’t remember a time when writing wasn’t part of her life. Growing up, she used to write stories with her friends. As a teenager she started out reading fantasy and science fiction, but her diet quickly changed to romance and happily-ever-after’s. A native of Massachusetts and cold weather, she left all that behind to move to the sun and fun of California, but has always lived no more than twenty miles from the ocean.
In college she studied acting with a minor in creative writing. In hindsight she should have flipped course studies. Before she was published, she sold books on eBay and discovered some of her favorite authors by sampling the goods, which was the perfect solution. Claire has many book-irons in the fire, most notably her urban fantasy series, The Elementals’ Challenge series, but writes contemporary and shifter romances as well as.
While she’s not a movie mogul or actor, she does work in the film industry with her office firmly situated in the 90210 district of Hollywood. Prone to break out into song, she is quick on feet and just as quick with snappy dialogue. In addition to writing she does animal rescue, reads, and goes to movies. She loves to hear from fans, so feel free to drop her a line.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Silver Dagger Book Tours and Claire Davon for this free copy.
So like I was saying, I don’t ever really hear about books that deal with Greek Mythology, specifically having a Gorgon involved, that ISN’T about Medusa. Nothing wrong with Medusa, don’t get me wrong. I love that chica. But I didn’t even think about her sisters? I also think that Davon did a great job at picking which sister we wanted to get to know better, meaning Euryale. For some reason, I felt like I was able to connect to her a little bit more than her sister, but then again that could be because we were mostly in her point of view. Either way, I was really invested in her journey, and totally felt her mistrust of the Gods because they were the ones that made their lives a living hell.
Then we also had Asher, who has a banshee for a mother and that was interesting in itself. I don’t know if I really liked him a lot as a character, but he wasn’t bad. I think I was more on Team Euryale more than Team Asher, but they had some pretty steamy scenes between them. Especially that time in the bar when they first went together with Lenno – who is a water panther?! like that’s freaking cool! – and Euryale was like somehow in the mind of the bartender and was feeling when he had sex on a beach one time. That was interesting. It was like Euryale was that bartender, since she could feel the… ahem… well the oral pleasure that he experienced with whatever girl he was on the beach with.
If I were in either of their shoes, especially Euryale’s shoes, I would definitely not trust the gods to make me look human after all these years. Why would they keep their word when they are known for being deceptive and vindictive? It’s no wonder that she even waited a few days to make sure that this change actually stuck, despite what Ares and Athena said. I wouldn’t even trust Ares honestly, so maybe I wouldn’t even have risked it. Imagine if she did end up turning back into a monster while she was in public? Imagine the risk involved with that, and the repercussions to go along with it. I mean, she could easily kill any of the humans that did see her, but would she want to?
Yeah, yeah she might.
I think that this was a good first installment of this series, and I’m curious to see what else is in store.