Today’s guest is Elisabeth Naughton – who happens to be totally fabulous and if you haven’t read her books yet, you totally should.
Thanks so much to Lauren for having me here today!
My second Eternal Guardian book â€“ ENTWINED â€“ released yesterday. For those of you new to the series, the Eternal Guardians are seven warriors descended from the seven greatest heroes in all of Ancient Greece. Zander, the hero in ENTWINED, is a descendent of Achilles. He’s the oldest guardian, the one rumored to be immortal, the fiercest warrior and the only one with nothing to lose. I fell in love with Zander when I was writing MARKED â€“ book one in the series â€“ so I’m excited for readers to finally get their hands on his story.
People ask me all the time, why Greek mythology? I don’t have an easy answer except to say that I love the tales from Ancient Greece. Always have. Epic wars, tragic love stories, conniving gods and danger lurking around every corner. When I was researching STOLEN FURY (my 2010 double RITA nominee book), I found myself deeply immersed in the characters and narratives centered around the great culture, and I thought, “It would be really fun to develop an entire series based off these myths.” MARKED was the result, and the series grew from there. I love taking traditional myths and characters and shaping them into my world. I love the variety of people, beings and magic that can be found in the legends. I love being able to put my own spin on these classic tales and seeing where they take me.
In my series, the Eternal Guardians are battling an evil goddess who was once a hero like them but sold her soul to Hades for immortality. She’s cunning, dark and willing to do whatever she can to reach her goal. But she’s not the only villain in this series. There are many devious gods and goddesses in addition to mythological beings skulking in the shadows, waiting for their chance to shine.
And of course, there are plenty of hot guys. At least seven, to be exact. A few more who hang on the periphery and are as intriguing as the warriors themselves. So far I can guarantee at least five books in the series. From there I foresee more books so long as readers are anxious to read more.
To celebrate the release of ENTWINED, I’ve got a copy of the book to give away today. Simply tell me, what’s your favorite myth from Ancient Greece. And don’t forget to run out and get your copy of ENTWINED this week!
July 28th, 2010 at 7:10 am · Link
I am fond of the story of Hades and Persephone. It’s a love story, it’s a story about the seasons.
July 28th, 2010 at 7:43 am · Link
I like the myths regarding Poseidon.
July 28th, 2010 at 8:08 am · Link
I’d have to go with Athena’s Birth— awesome myth and Zues deserved a migraine after being such a asshole.
Congrats on the new release!
July 28th, 2010 at 8:20 am · Link
One of my favorite myths are about Artmis, the goddess of the Hunt I like them.
July 28th, 2010 at 8:45 am · Link
my fav is Hades and Persephone.
July 28th, 2010 at 8:56 am · Link
congrats on your newest release!!!
one of my favorite myths is about Perseus 😀
wish you all the best, Ina
July 28th, 2010 at 9:16 am · Link
i love Greek Mythology. That’s why I love Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series and Alyssa Day’s Atlantis series.
I am definitey going to add this series to my wish list. I already have Elizabeth’s 1st series.
July 28th, 2010 at 9:37 am · Link
I love the story about Damon and Pythias.
It is a myth about true friendship. That is why my son is named Damien.
July 28th, 2010 at 12:10 pm · Link
Happy release week! One of my favorites is Pandora’s Box.
July 28th, 2010 at 12:54 pm · Link
Pandoraâ€™s Box has always interested me! I can’t wait to read your new book, Elisabeth!
July 28th, 2010 at 1:39 pm · Link
Congrats on the new release, Elisabeth. I like the myth of Andromeda and Perseus.
July 28th, 2010 at 2:46 pm · Link
The birth of Athena is a favorite since it’s the only time a man experienced childbirth. And it was painful for him too, heh heh!
July 28th, 2010 at 2:46 pm · Link
Congrats on the release, Elisabeth. I love Greek mythology – still have my handy Edith Hamilton volume to refresh when needed. My favorite would have to be the timeless and classic adventures of Odysseus.
July 28th, 2010 at 3:10 pm · Link
Happy belated release day!
Hands-down, my favorite Greek myth is the one about Hades and Persephone.
July 28th, 2010 at 3:54 pm · Link
My favorite Greek Mythology is Artemis.
July 28th, 2010 at 4:29 pm · Link
Hecules was my favorite with his sad story.
July 28th, 2010 at 10:56 pm · Link
What great comments!
Sorry I’m late in getting here today. I’m down in Orlando for the RWA National Conference and today has just been one of those crazy, on the run kind of days. I just actually finished hosting a release party for ENTWINED, so it was cool to pop over here and see all the great comments. Big thanks to Lauren for inviting me back today!
And Brenda, I laughed out loud at your comment. I feel that way about Zeus ALL the time. 😉
July 29th, 2010 at 12:59 am · Link
I read a number of Greek myths growing up and I always enjoyed reading th ebickering between Zeus and Hera.
July 29th, 2010 at 6:51 am · Link
I love Greek Myths. One of my favorites would have to be Persephone and Hades. I look forward to reading the Eternal Guardians series.
July 30th, 2010 at 1:11 pm · Link
Congrats on your new release, Elisabeth!
I love Greek mythology and one of my favorites is Ares.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
July 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm · Link
I love the myth of Persephone and Hades.
July 30th, 2010 at 8:31 pm · Link
Don’t know how I missed this post. Congrats on the noms at the RWAs. My fave is Jason & the Argonauts, a fave of hubby’s too as we named our now 20 year old son, Jason.
August 1st, 2010 at 4:32 am · Link
Congrats on your release; I can’t wait to start this series.
I always liked to read about the Trojan War.