Friday, September 21, 2012

Giveaway and Tour Stop: The Goddess Legacy by Aimée Carter

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I’m happy to be one of the tour stops for Aimée Carter’s The Goddess Legacy tour today. It’s a nice teaser book for the fans of the series who are waiting impatiently for the next book of series. The Goddess Legacy features novellas from many different characters that Aimée Carter has introduced us to. Here’s more information about the book, which ends up being book 2.5 of the series.

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For millennia we’ve caught only glimpses, of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.

Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness….

Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal….

Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another….

James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others-but never knew true loss before….

Henry/Hades’s solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope….

Five original novellas of love, loss and longing and the will to survive throughout the ages.

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

Click on the covers below to read my thoughts on book 1 and 2.

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My love for Greek mythology started when I was in 7th grade when we were asked to present to the class an independent study. We could present anything we wanted and for a reason I don’t remember, I chose to present Greek Mythology. My “love affair” with these myths began at a young age but the “love” story of Persephone and Hades will always remain my favorite myth.

As part of the blog tour, I was asked to review and feature one of the novella from the book and you can imagine how happy I was when I was given the novella that features Persephone.

My obsession with the myth is quite obvious since, when I first discovered the art print called Persephone Destroys (images below) from Schin’s Etsy shop, I knew I had to purchase a print or something. Because, let’s all agree, it looks pretty amazing. When I noticed that I could actually buy a bookmark, it was as if it was made for me! I even added my purchase to one of my Stacking the Shelves posts!

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So, without further ado, here are my thoughts on one of the novellas from The Goddess Legacy,

The Goddess of The Underworld

To be truthful, I was quite disappointed with this novella. I expected Aimée Carter to deviate from the real myth but not to this extent. She didn’t really stay true to the original myth and I at least expected to see the symbol of the pomegranate to make an appearance. But the forbidden fruit was nowhere to be found in that story even if it was mentioned later on in another novella. Although I was disappointed with the the story, I think it explained quite a lot about Aimée’s Persephone character. Described as selfish and unfaithful, it’s exactly how I pictured her in the first two books of the series. I could not find any pity for her and her arrange marriage to Hades. You would think with the new title of Queen of the Underworld she would have at least tried to make her marriage work, but for some reason, she could not find within herself the ability to love or at least recognize her partnership.

However, I must admit the novella provided the much needed background information the previous books lacked. We now understand why Hades/Henry was in need of a new queen and why he’s so gloomy and moody all the time. Despite her selfishness, Persephone was able to redeem herself at the end (even if she somewhat did it for herself). You can’t help but feel bad for Hades/Henry, and after reading this novella, I’m truly hoping it ends well between him and Kate. Fans of the series will enjoy this novella because it answers so many questions about the mystery surrounding Persephone’s past.

You can read my full review of the book here.

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Each tour host is offering the chance to win a copy of The Goddess Legacy to one (1) lucky winner and a grand prize full of “Goddess Goodies” to be chosen from among all the entries from all of the tour stops!

To enter the giveaway, obey the rafflecopter!

Giveaway ends October 1st, 2012.

Open to US and Canada only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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aimee carterAbout Aimée Carter

Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing at age eleven and later attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in screen arts and cultures. Currently she spends her time continuing with The Goddess Test series and working on new projects. You can tweet her at @aimee_carter or catch updates on her website.

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Stéphanie is a 25 year old Optometrist living in a small community in Northern Ontario and even if she liked living in Montreal for 5 years, she believes the small town life is more for her. Ever since she was little she loved books and stories. It's no surprise that today, you'll always find her with a book within arm's reach.

44 People left their mark' :

  1. FUN! I seriously want to read this series, but have not yet gotten to even the first one. So much to read, so little time :-)

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  2. I don't know, the 3rd cover seems a little out of place.

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  3. I have really been wanting to read this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. I've been considering this series for a while too. Thanks.

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  5. thanks for the giveaway cant wait to read this one

    kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Sounds great. I like the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. I love mythology and can't wait to read this entire series! Btw- your bookmark is GORGEOUS!! I'll have to check out that etsy shop <3
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

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  8. I loooooove this series! Cannot wait to read the third book! Dying to read it!

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  9. I read the synopsis for the third book yesterday and literally just froze in place. I need that book to come out sooner!!!!! It left me all sad and concerned for what happens to Kate and Henry. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Love this series. Love these novellas. Hoping to win! I've entered all of Aimeé's contests and haven't won anything yet! Fingers crossed :)

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  11. What a great series. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  12. The bookmark looks gorgeous! I have yet to read this series, it's been on the top of my TBR list for quite sometime! I just need to buy it first (:

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  13. That bookmark is just amazingly awesome! Wow!! I have only read the first book, but I love it and I can't wait to find out what happens with Henry and Kate.

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  14. Wow! The bookmark is just amazingly gorgeous :D. Now I am going to have to get one of those. Thanks for being part of The Goddess Legacy Blog Tour :D!

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  15. Nice post and cover.

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  16. I love this series and can't wait to read the new one! Thanks for the giveaway : )

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  17. I have always loved Greek mythology and this sounds amazing! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win this. I have the first book but I'm waiting to read it until I have them all. The whole concept fascinates me so I can't wait to start them! :D

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  19. I am in love with this series and am just about to start the second book (I just finished the novella that goes in between 1 & 2). Such amazing stories. And that bookmark you posted is gorgeous!

    *somehow I didn't finish typing my info in one of the boxes for the giveaway... oops. LOL

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  20. This series has been on my Wishlist for a long time! I love mythology, and Persephone is my favourite!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I can't wait to read this series. It sounds very good.

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win! I have not started this series yet, but I hope to soon! It sounds amazing!!

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  23. I really like The Goddess Test, and I'm going to read the second one soon. I would love to be able to read the novella too. Thanks! :D

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  24. I love this series and couldn't believe the cliffhanger I was left with so am very pleased that there is a novella to pass the time untill the third book comes out.

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  25. I love Aimee Carter, she is so talented, and I have read her books on my Nook, I would love to win this giveaway!! Thanks

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  26. Love Greek mythology. I need to start this series....like yesterday. Great giveaway!

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  27. I love the covers for this series, but have yet to start it! I will though. :)

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  28. I've always enjoyed Greek mythology. I would love to read this!

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  29. Love this series! So excited for the third book :)

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  30. I really enjoyed The Goddess Test and can't wait to read the rest of the series. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I love how this series brings the ancient characters to the modern world and how Kate and Henry form that thrilling couple! Can't wait for the finale! Great giveaway, thanks a lot!

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  32. This series is so good. Book two ended on such a cliffhanger! I'm ready for more! Thanks for the giveaway! :o)

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  33. So so excited! I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. As a high school librarian, I have a student who keeps pestering me to read these. Looks like I am going to have to follow through.

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  35. I can't wait to read it! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  36. I've seen this series everywhere and would love to add it to my collection! Mythology is an excellent topic! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. I have been hearing good things about this series, and I'd love to read the book. Thanks for having the giveaway.
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  38. I haven't read any of the series but would like to. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. I read the first book and fell in love with it!! I really need to catch up on these books!

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  40. aw, i really love the bookmark ^^
    thank you for the giveaway ^^

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  41. I just started this series this past summer and I love it, I almost done with book two!! I would love to read this next!! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway! :D

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  42. The cover looks beautiful :D
    Can't wait to read this one.

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