Sweet Legacy + Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 85

A few years ago I was searching for books about Greek gods and stumbled across the Oh. My. Gods. series by Tera Lynn Childs, and today I’m excited to be part of the blog blitz for her new book Sweet Legacy, which is the third book in her Sweet Venom series. The series is set in a world where “Medusa wasn’t a monster, she and her gorgon sisters were guardians who protected the world of man from mythological beasts. Grace, Gretchen, and Greer are her descendants, triplets separated at birth who must reunite, fulfill ancient prophecy, and take up their legacy in a world where monsters lurk in plain sight.”
 
Here’s the blurb for Sweet Legacy:
Sweet LegacyGreer has always known she was privileged, though she had no idea how special her second sight made her, even among her triplet monster-fighting sisters. But when a god starts playing with her mind, can Greer step up in her pretty high heels to prevent anything from stopping her sisters’ mission?
 
Grace loves her adopted brother, Thane, but now that he’s back and has joined her sisters’ team, it’s clear his past is full of dark mysteries. She wants to trust him, but will Thane’s secret put the girls in even more danger?
 
Gretchen knows she can rely on her sisters to help her stop the monsters. But after getting to know some of the beasties in the abyss, she finds her role as a huntress comes with more responsibility than she ever imagined. How can she know what her birthright demands of her now?
 
The girls cannot hesitate as they seek the location of the lost door between the realms, even as monsters and gods descend on San Francisco in battle-ready droves. In this exciting conclusion to the Sweet Venom trilogy, these teenage heirs of Medusa must seek the truth, answer the ancient riddles, and claim their immortal legacy.
 
Sounds exciting! And to celebrate the release of Tera’s book, I asked her to give me one-word answers to five questions:
 
Most inspiring goddess? 
Artemis
 
Favorite dog breed? 
Mutt
 
Food you absolutely refuse to eat? 
Meat
 
Word you overuse while writing a first draft? 
Just
 
Favorite beverage for celebrating exciting writing news? 
Barq’s root beer
 
Thanks for stopping by, Tera! You can find out more about Tera at her website, on twitter, and on facebook. And you can buy her book at all the usual places: AmazonBarnes & Noble, IndieboundApple, Books-a-Million, and Book Depository.
 
Tera is also giving away a complete set of her books, as well as other prizes, so enter using the Rafflecopter form. The giveaway is US/Canada only. Good luck!
 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 
15 Minute Tweet TalesAnd now on to today’s regularly scheduled 15 Minute Tweet Tales. I had planned to somehow incorporate Sweet Legacy into the tweet tale on 9/3 to commemorate the release of the book, but was worried the #15tt word of the day would make it too tough. I couldn’t believe my luck when the Rare Words book gave exuviate as the word of the day – too perfect when the inspiration for Tera's series had snakes for hair.  
 
Enjoy the tales:
 
8/28 - The ubiety of the sprawling oak served as the landmark for giving directions, so when a developer cut it down, the entire town was lost.
 
8/29 - He loves her truly, deeply. But he needs to sleep with other women. The antinomy of their marriage causes her to weep softly at night.
 
8/30 - The writer manqué sits in cafés talking characters & themes, but when he goes home each night, the cursor blinks from a blank document.
 
8/31 - He says their love is olamic, claiming they've lived many lives wrapped in each other's arms. She switches to another seat on the bus.
 
9/1 - She had a heart of gold, but her invidious beauty made the women shun her. Heart turned to lead, she stole their husbands in return.
 
9/2 - Amy is thrilled to hold her first book in her hands until she sees the comma corrigendum in her bio: Amy loves eating dogs and cats.
 
9/3 - Medusa brushes off her shoulders with a sigh. When her snakes exuviate, no amount of dandruff shampoo can help with her first impression.  
 
If you're not familiar with old shampoo commercials, here's an example with the slogan that inspired my Medusa tale.
 
Have you read any of Tera’s books? Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Comments

Lexa Cain's picture

As usual, your tales rock! I love them all. I think I laughed the most at 8/28 and thought 8/31 and 9/1 were creepy! But in a good way! :-)

Congrats to Tera on her new goddess book!

Natalie Aguirre's picture

Congrats to Tera and her new book. I heard great things about the first one. And your 9/3 tale is funny.

Medeia Sharif's picture

Tera's latest sounds great. I've read some of her previous work. I love mythology in novels.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Lexa - Thank you! I had extra fun with the tales this week.

Natalie - I haven't had a chance to read any of the Sweet Venom books yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

Medeia - I love mythology in novels, too, especially when the classic storues are reimagined in modern times.

Jess@Fairday's Blog's picture

I love mythology and this book sounds so good. The cover is great and the story sounds like a fun twist on an old myth.

I am also a big fan or Artemis and mutts. :)

Thanks so much for the great giveaway! WOW!

Jocelyn Rish's picture

I love mythology, too! Although I can't take credit for the awesome giveaway - that's all Tera. But I hope one of my blog peeps wins! :-)

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