Monday, April 29, 2013

Mythical Monday (9)


It seems there are many books based on or influenced by Myths and Mythological Beings.

There are so many different Mythology and Mythological Beings recorded. Some are very popular and well known, others not so much. There are many similar beings, yet different depending on the culture it’s based in.  The definition of Myth covers about anything in the Urban Fantasy/Fantasy realm to me.

I’ve invited authors to share briefly the Mythological being or Myth that influenced their character(s) or story, or what their character(s) are based on influencing their books.  Hosting here, one author and being or myth per week.


This week we have:
Urban Fantasy (Adult & Young Adult) author Jennifer Estep


Jennifer Estep has a young adult series I thought would fit this meme perfectly.  Lots of great mythology in this series.

Jennifer Estep is tied up with deadlines for her amazing books, but I still wanted to highlight her books as well.  Jennifer was gracious to offer the fourth book in her young adult Mythos Academy series, Crimson Frost as a gift to one commenter.

Would you like to win a signed copy of this book and some book marks?  I'm going to make this easy.

Open Internationally.  (I'll be mailing, but I want to invite everyone to play.)
Giveaway Ends:  Tuesday May 7, 2013 11:59 pm EST

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If you would like to to purchase the previous three books:



If you've read all the books through Crimson Frost, maybe you need 4.5 novella:



Or would like to pre-order Midnight Frost (#5)











25 comments:

Gina R said...

Ooh...I've heard great things about this series....good luck to all that enter! ^_^

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I love her mythology in this series. Built on the norse gods. Loki is the bad guy here. :) LOVE!!

rivie bleu said...

I hadn't seen this series before. But I like the sound of all mythological creatures in one place, maybe it's a great way to know them, I don't know much about them. I know it might not be the same but it reminds me of Halloween town lol, the Disney movie

rivie bleu said...

Had to do a little research to answer, mythological part, would it count if I say, I'm interested to know about all of the different creatures (are they considered creatures?) of the story

Alexia561 said...

I love that the gods are real in this series, and that they even interact with their champions! Loki is definitely crazy, and makes a terrifying villain!

Anonymous said...

I LIKE THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE BOOK AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY. calicolady60@hotmail.com

Jennifer Bielman said...

I love this series. I like how the Gods play a role.

Silverlight said...

I really need to start this series! I love Mythological books-If done right-and haven't read any in a long time. Thanks for sharing!

Mel said...

I love the use of different pantheons of gods in this series! It's great to see norse, roman and other gods mingling together... :-)

Leannessf said...

I like how she is Nike's champion and how the chosen champions are pitted against Loki's return!

Thanks,
Leanne

Mary Preston said...

I love the interaction. Loki is incredible!!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Gina R. I've heard amazing this as well. I really need to get started...I have them here. ;) THank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oooo, Melissa (B&T) You had me at Loki. LOL! I can't wait to start them. I have them right there on the shelf.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

You are in Rivie Bleu. :) I've been wanting to get into this series for some time now. Hope you get a chance to try it as well. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Alexia, Oh, this sounds so amazing. You know all these comments are making me want to start the series NOW!! LOL! I do have the books...hmmm....

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Sure thing SHelley. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Jennifer Bielman, I like what I'm hearing about the Gods in this series. :) Thank you.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Silverlight, I'm there with you! LOL! I've got three of the four books here on the shelf waiting for me to pick up. Reading all the comments has me wanting to dive in. lol. Thank you and good luck.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Mel, oh this sounds like such a series for me. :) Thank you and good luck.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Really! Wow Leannessf, thank you. That is cool to learn. :D

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Mary Preston, it sounds as Loki is the winning god here. ;) Thank you!

Amanda said...

I love this series. I just downloaded Dark Frost onto my nook. I was reading a lot of vampire books when I discovered this series and it was a very refreshing change. I love the idea of an academy of mythological warriors. I like what the Valkyries can do but the Spartans are my favorite. Or should I saw a particular Spartan in my favorite!

Barbara E. said...

I enjoy mythology in general, and the Viking and Greek mythology is particularly interesting. I haven't started this series yet, but I have the first three books waiting on my TBR shelf for me to read. I need to get started since I'm getting really far behind. :D

Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

I haven't had the chance to read this series yet. But I've been DYING to read it. It's on my TBR and wish list and so looking forward to reading the series. I'm not sure "what Mythological part of the series I've been drawn to" yet. But I do LOVE reading about any kind of Mythological things. I was always drawn to it since I was in grade school and always looked for books about this. I would LOVE to win this book and start reading the series!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win this amazing book!!!

Lizbeth said...

I was never really a fan of mythology but after my friend, Stephi, told me to read these books I really like them now. My favorite part is Nike, the godess of victory and Loki, the god they have to get rid of. Great giveaway by the way.