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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Exclusive WIP it Real Good: With YA fantasy author Eliza Raine + giveaway

I don’t have a snippet to share with you but I can give you an exclusive look at the first cover!

The second novel in the Immortality Trials, Tides of Olympus, released this week and there are another two to go but I am also writing another series set in the world of Olympus. There will be quite a few familiar faces, Gods and Heroes alike, but the tone will be a little different as they are more romantic fantasy than young adult fantasy.

It’s a trilogy of stand alone stories and they’re all retellings of my favourite Greek love stories.
The first one is called Eternal and it’s about Eros and Psyche. This is my favourite of all the Greek myths, as it’s about proper, hard-core true love and it’s one of few that has a happy ending! Psyche is a prominent figure in the Immortality Trials so it’s really fun for me to tell readers what she went through for love before she joined Theseus in the Trials. The original Eros and Psyche myth has two evil sisters, an enchanted secret castle and an eternal sleep lifted by true love – it’s like all the best Disney movies rolled into one. Plus there are dragons… What’s not to love? Aphrodite is the villain in the original myth, and she’s definitely not a good guy in the Immortality Trials so readers can expect to get to know her a bit better too.

The second story is called Infinite and it’s a retelling of Perseus and Andromeda. I’m such a huge fan of the Percy Jackson stories that I vowed never to cover Perseus in my own retellings but I can’t not! Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the sea monster is classic white-knight stuff and it’s just begging to be changed up a bit!

The last one is called Endless and is about Hades and Persephone. This is a story that has been retold by so many brilliant authors (and is the subject of the brilliant webcomic Lore Olympus) so I’ve got to do something really special here. Mostly right now though, I’m just using it as an excuse to read loads of awesome stories…

Skies of Olympus (Skies of Olympus, #1)
by Eliza Raine 

May 11th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult
Twelve deadly Trials. A race for immortality. Her last chance for revenge.

Olympus is a beautiful but dangerous place, controlled by twelve Gods wielding unlimited power. Now they have devised the ultimate entertainment; a chance for their favourites to compete in twelve trials to win the ultimate prize – immortality.

Lyssa didn’t think the Gods knew who she was, until she was chosen to try out for the Trials with the crew of her old but beloved smugglers ship, the Alastor. For her the Trials are about much more than an eternal life. They’re about stopping the monster from her past gaining the one thing that would put her revenge out of reach forever. Can she face her murderous father and stop him from becoming immortal?

Join Lyssa and her crew alongside giants, centaurs, satyrs and Gods in the first of twelve episodes of this brand new YA Fantasy retelling. This is Greek mythology like you’ve never read before.

Book two coming in June

About the Author:

Eliza Raine lives near Reading in England with her husband, three cats and outrageously cute puppy. She has a BA Hons in History and has a deep-rooted passion for all types of mythology and stories about women who don’t need rescuing.
She can usually be found reading fairytale retellings, playing board games or binge-watching Netflix shows.

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