Wednesday, June 20

Nice Doggy!

Some breeds have a bad reputation, whether earned in part or not. We all know nice dogs and mean dogs, but you can’t judge a book by its cover — or in this case — a dog by its fur. Or three heads. Or slobbering jaws.

Cerberus is a hell hound. You’ve heard about him, and in Sirenz Back In Fashion, he’s there to guard the borders of Tartarus. Yes, he’s got huge teeth, drools all over the place and chases everyone. And as he’s a big dog, he creates get the idea. But don’t let that stop you from liking him!

Greek myth does tend to...exaggerate on some character traits — especially wickedness and dangerousness. Maybe Cerberus is just a big old softie who loves a game of fetch. Sure, some of the time it’s with the bones discarded by the wandering souls—but that’s what happens when you leave things lying around.

A word of caution: DON’T RUN. He will chase you — he is, after all, a dog, and he wants to play. That said, if you find yourself on the beaches of Tartarus (yes, beaches — another talk for another time), carry a rubber ball—or three—in your pocket.

In Sirenz, boarding school roomies Meg and Shar learned the hazards of making a deal with Hades, Lord of the Underworld. The wearing of a Tiffany's diamond ring in Sirenz Back In Fashion reactivates their contract, they find themselves back in his employ as sirens. And things are a little different this time; Shar is whisked off to the Underworld to play hostess as the dark god attempts to win her affections, while Meg is stuck topside, obligated to send spoiled rich girl Paulina Swanson to the Underworld. Hot gods, mere mortals and the Underworld have their secrets. Will Meg and Shar ever ditch Hades, and keep their wardrobes and souls intact?
Nat: When not playing with pointed objects, Natalie Zaman is usually writing. She lives in central New Jersey with her family and several fine looking chickens.

Char: Lover of sparkly things, Char doesn't have as many shoes as she'd like, but wouldn't have time to wear them anyway with her three boys, husband, cat with issues, demented squirrels and insistent characters all demanding her time. She is represented by Natalie Lakosil of the Bradford Literary Agency and is hoping to get all her characters into print just so they'll be quiet.


Maria Stanica said...

I think that my favorite mythological animal is centaur or the mermaid. Centaur because, seriously, how cool would it be to be one? And mermaids because they are pretty - little kid answer :)

Krista said...

My favorite mythological figure is Medusa. I think my favorite likeness of her was from Percy Jackson. Uma Thurman was cool!

Mindy fangedmom said...

Favorite Mythological creature? Wow there are so many! I honestly think that there are truths behind the myths so I would love to know the TRUTH behind them all. So I will answer the other questions: favorite misconception: i think that all mythological creatures are misunderstood. Good or bad, I think they are all mis understood and have a good and bad side.

Dinky said...

My favourite mythological creature is Chimera, Siren, Harpy from greek mythology and Centaur from Harry Potter :D . Thank you for this awesome giveaway and making it internationaly! (:

Jennifer said...

My favourite mythological creature would be a dragon

Keri said...

Maria: I've always been fascinated by the mermaid because while it is represented as being half fish, I see no reason why it couldn't exist as a mammal in the same fashion that dolphins do.

Krista: Medusa is an interesting figure to me too, particularly as a misunderstood one. The Percy Jackson take on her was a clever one, although she certainly wasn't Poseidon's girlfriend in the original myth. I assume your comment on Uma is in relation to the film adaptation? I haven't seen it.

Mindy: There is such room for misconception and fascination with mythological creatures because there have been so many interpretations of them throughout history. It's always brilliant when you can find an intriguing representation of mythology in fiction.

Dinky: I love sirens, although they are depicted in a range of ways. 'Sirenz' is probably the first accurate portrayal of sirens I have read, although I believe they were meant to retrieve Persephone from Hades and didn't work for him.

Jennifer: I love dragons! I think of dragons in more the European style with the wings, although the Asian representation of dragons is quite spectacular.

Anonymous said...

I love Unicorns. oh and dragons too! and mermaids, gosh I cannot pick one! lol

Ramona Alexis said...

I think my favorite mythological creature is the kitsune from japanese mythology, for being such a great mystery. Also because this creature is in Naruto, my favorite anime&manga, and I just can't choose anything else. XD
Thank you for this great opportunity, I would be a very happy girl If I would win. <3

darkangel851 said...

My favorite creature is always going to be the dragon, vampires, werewolves and oh i can't just pick one.

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Tawnya Peltonen said...

I tried posting a comment yesterday but it wouldn't work for some reason.

I love sooo many mythological creatures for so many different reasons, it's hard to choose. But if I had to, I would say my favorite is succubi.