Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Release Day Blitz feat Giveaway: The Deep End of the Sea by HeatherLyons



What if all the legends you’ve learned were wrong?

Brutally attacked by one god and unfairly cursed by another she faithfully served, Medusa has spent the last two thousand years living out her punishment on an enchanted isle in the Aegean Sea. A far cry from the monster legends depict, she’s spent her time educating herself, gardening, and desperately trying to frighten away adventure seekers who occasionally end up, much to her dismay, as statues when they manage to catch her off guard. As time marches on without her, Medusa wishes for nothing more than to be given a second chance at a life stolen away at far too young an age.

But then comes a day when Hermes, one of the few friends she still has and the only deity she trusts, petitions the rest of the gods and goddesses to reverse the curse. Thus begins a journey toward healing and redemption, of reclaiming a life after tragedy, and of just how powerful friendship and love can be—because sometimes, you have to sink in the deep end of the sea before you can rise back up again.

Penny for my thoughts???
How many of you are a fan of Medusa? Honestly, I've never paid too much attention to her other than the fact that if you looked at her, you would turn to stone. But what was her backstory? Could history have gotten it all wrong? The Deep End of the Sea we get to see Medusa like we never have before. Medusa is beautiful, so beautiful that she gets raped by Poseidon and then cursed by Athena for no longer being "pure".  

Medusa gets banished to an enchanted island called Gorgana where her only friends are the snakes on her head, a blind man, and Hermes. 

" I am one of the most prolific murderers in history."

Even though she can't help it, Medusa has become a murderer. Or so she thinks. What I loved so much about her was that she felt so much grief and remorse for the people who turned to stone looking at her. Medusa has such a kind heart that it's hard to feel anything but sorry for all that she has been through. 

Hermes was wonderful, charming, and not to mention beyond determined to get the curse lifted from Medusa by having a sort of vote amongst all the Gods. I dare say that the plot was astounding and there were some *gasp* worthy incidents. 

The Deep End of the Sea is highly romantic and addictive. There was never a dull moment while reading about Medusa and all the Gods. Which by the way, the Gods were brilliant. Especially Hades and Aphrodite! Lovely people. Such a lovely book. Make sure you pick up your copy ASAP!


About Heather Lyons:
Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.


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