Here’s the second post of our two-parter with Sasha Summers. Her interview and the birthday bash giveaway can be found here.
It’s said love can change a person. Medusa wasn’t always a monster…
Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. She’s no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves… and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.
Ariston goes to war with a full heart… and dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will keep him from returning to her.
Poseidon will use Greece’s war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God, an Olympian, and she will be his.
I read Medusa last year. Truthfully, I was interested in Greek mythology in high school, but never really researched it. That tag line Medusa wasn’t always a monster sucked me in. I mean, how could Medusa not be a monster.
It’s amazing to think that Medusa was once a soft, caring woman who found the love of her life. It’s amazing to speculate just how life can interfere and turn us into monsters. Though in Medusa’s defense, the Gods were really against her. Medusa finds her heart torn between duty to Athena, and Ariston, the man who makes her want to forget that duty. Poseidon and Athena war for Medusa’s attention and loyalty. While the Gods play with an innocent mortal, that mortal has fallen in love.
When tempers flare and egos prevail, Medusa finally stands up for herself and against the wrongs done to her and her beloved only to be cursed for loyalty to her husband; the husband of her heart. The man who braves Hades wrath and fire to go back and find the woman he loves. I cringed and actually ached when Medusa was cursed and endured the transformation from mortal to monster. I wished for Medusa’s death in the end, but not for the reason I initially thought I might.
What I love about this book is how Sasha Summers stays true to the original mythos. Medusa becomes the monster we’ve all read about but Ms. Summers makes you feel for the human being Medusa used to be. I will definitely be reading the rest of the stories in the Gods of Olympus series.
Medusa: A Love Story can be purchased at the following links:
All Romance ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-medusaalovestory-1115273-146.html
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13498668-medusa-a-love-story
Sasha is part gypsy. Born June 9, 1974, stories have always played an important role in her life. Her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood, history, and travel. It’s no surprise that her books include a little of each. Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She’s been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.