Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Greek Gods: They’re all That: Sasha Summers talks about For the Love of Hades


Today, Preternatura is excited to kick off the blog tour for author Sasha Summers, whose new paranormal romance For the Love of Hades releases today. It’s the second in her Loves of Olympus series, following last year’s Medusa: A Love Story. Read on, and help Sasha celebrate release day! You can also read more about Sasha at any of these links:

ABOUT FOR THE LOVE OF HADES:  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….

I love a good Greek god, don’t you? There’s also a trailer available for the book. And a giveaway at the end. Now…welcome Sasha!


5 Sexy Things About the Olympians by Sasha Summers

I love Greek Mythology – everything about it. The myths are overflowing with romance, tragedy, drama, and smokin’ hot sexiness. What more could a romance author need for inspiration? Not much, let me tell you. ;)

But you’ve asked for a top 5 list… Which is kind of hard. Sooo, I’ll answer – but I’ll answer using my new release, For the Love of Hades. Is it shameless book promotion? Yes, but I’d never be able to come up with ONLY 5 things. No way.

1. Hades. I’m not sure how to explain how much I love this hero. He is the epitome of sexy – for me anyway. Gorgeous, thoughtful, hot, loyal, ethical, sexy, and surprisingly kind – Hades is the man.

2. Persephone. Innocence plus single-minded determination. Her greatest flaw is her willingness to trust. But it is her flaw that enables her to see Hades for who he really is.

3. Demeter. She’s the Goddess of Fertility after all. Yes, she is Persephone’s mother – but she’s still got it going on in the animal magnetism department. She is who she is and she makes no apologies for it – a trait her daughter shares.

4. Poseidon. A villain you love to hate. If he wasn’t so hot you might love to hate him a little less, but he is. He’s the catalyst for most of Hades and Persephone’s trials even if he’s not the actual villain this time around.

5. Apollo, Ares, Hermes, and Zeus… When they rally together at the end of the book there’s an undeniable wave of testosterone that can’t help but impress. The Olympians don’t always see eye-to-eye, but when they come together – yummy!

Honestly, each God and Goddess has some primal element that embodies sensuality. I think that’s why I’m so drawn to creating tales for each and every one of them.

Hades and Persephone's tale really ratchets up the steam factor, in a very good way. I hope readers will fall in love with their love story, even if they have to turn on the fan while they’re reading it!

Thanks so much for hosting me, Hades, and Persephone too!!!



Thanks, Sasha! Leave a comment to be entered for your choice of this week’s guest post/guest review books (have you read any books featuring gods or goddesses?), and click below to enter the tour-wide giveaway of the Lily necklace pictured here, a set of signed books by Sasha, or a $15 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner's choice). 

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25 comments:

  1. I have always loved those Gods and Goddesses, and I go back to my college Mythology books for inspiration all the time. Having Hades as a romance hero...Brilliant!

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  2. I like books based on mythology. Ive read a number of them, most recently I read Goddess Test

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  3. Thanks so much for having Hades and I on the blog Suzanne! I'm very proud of this series and hope readers will fall in love with it! Have a wonderful week.

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  4. Thank you, Sasha! All the best with your new release--it sounds terrific!

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  5. I love mythology!!! I read a couple of good novel inspired by greek mythology : Starcrossed, Abandon and The Goddess serie by P.C. Cast.

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  6. I love mythology but I have yet to really read any romance novels that incorporate it. This sounds amazing though and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!!

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  7. I think Alisha Rai has a romance novel with Hades as the hero. And it's been awhile, but aren't Sherrilyn Kenyon's books based in Greek mythology?

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  8. The story of this book seems so nice! I love books with mythology xD

    And this necklace is gorgeous xD

    Thanks for the giveaway xD

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  9. First thank you a lot for having a part of your giveaway for international too ( happy not to feel excluded^^)
    i always loved mythology because i think we can always learn from them and they are universal in their own way.

    i've read story with goods in my latin course but that don't qualify^^ as books i can only think about the percy jackson series by rick riordan ( oh there is the interrupted goddess series too but i haven't read it, i just know it exist so far)

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  10. I love mythology based books :D I've read books featuring mythology by P.C. Cast, Jenna Black, Jennifer Estep (her Mythos Academy series).. I can't wait to check out For the Love of Hades!:)

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  11. Mythology was one of my first reading obsessions. I was addicted at 8. I was a very strange child and now...an even stranger adult. =)

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  12. I like books about mythology. The last one I read was Kevin Hearne's series. I love his hero Atticus O'Sullivan.

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  13. Yes I have read several series that have to do with the Gods and Goddess and very much enjoyed them. I love it when they mix Mythology with Paranormal :) One that I really enjoyed was Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld. Great series!
    Happy reading and writing*
    Teresa
    morris1963tess@yahoo.com

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  14. I started reading Greek Myths with my son at the age of five . He used to recreate Mt. Olympus and the Greek Gods with his Beanie Babies. I enjoy a good story using the gods and goddesses. Your series looks very interesting. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the contest.

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  15. I like mythology books.

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  16. The Greeks are also my favorite, present day and ancient. Who wouldn't love such a vast and beautiful culture? Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. I love books based on mythology too as they have a way of grabbing my interest. I've read Abandon by Meg Cabot which is based on the Persephone myth and also Everneath by Brodi Ashton. I also absolutely love Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld :)

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  18. There is a lot of recent YA focused on Greek gods (Goddess Test series, for one example). And I have a soft spot in my heart for the Percy Jackson series from when I was younger.

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  19. I love Greek myth. Hades is one of my favorites. I really enjoyed a short story by Gena Showalter called Darkest Prison. It had Atlas :) I like him too. I've also read the YA Percy Jackson series. I can't wait until my son is old enough for that one. Thanks for sharing a cool new read. Please count me in for the contest.
    tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I love mythology. Thanks for sharing!!

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  21. I love every kind of mythology, and refound my love for it when I discovered Sherrilyn Kenyon, one of the first paranormal romance authors I started reading.

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  22. I love PC Cast, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter, Elisabeth Naughton and any other author who will write about mythology! I was a Classical Studies minor in college and absolutely LOVE Greek, Roman, Egyptian, etc...mythology. Any suggestions are completely welcome. :-D

    AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

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  23. I am an lover of mithology! Middle grade, ya, adult, if there's mythology in it, I read it

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  24. I love mythology. When I was growing up, I had my own copy of Bullfinch's mythology and used to read it for fun. These days, I'm enjoying Jenna Black's Nikki Glass series and Jennifer Estep's Mythos Academy series, both of which are based on mythology. Hades and Persephone are one of my favorite couples.

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  25. I am a huge fan or greek and norse mythology greek is my absolute favorite .Tina Folsums Out Of Olympus series is one Im currently reading.

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