Saturday, June 1, 2013

Giveaway Hop: For the Love of Mythology (INT)

I'm very excited to be part of this giveaway hop, which is being hosted by Book Lover's Hideaway, Buffy's Ramblings and Close Encounters with the Night Kind.

This giveaway hop is running from June 1st to 8th and the wonderful organizers have created an awesome pool of prizes for the whole hop:

The Grand Prize consists of the following:
$45 Amazon GC or $45 worth of books at The Book Depository
ebooks from Patricia Bates
a prize from Lisa Beth Darling
an ecopy of Sunburn by Rosanna Leo
an ecopy of Ain't No Bull by Danica Avet
an ecopy of Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredricks

Enter this giveaway through the Rafflecopter below:

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What can you win from my stop? I'm offering a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a book from The Book Depository for up to $10.

But first --

Historical Romance Novels have taken inspiration from many different mythologies: from Roman/Greek myths to fairy tales and folk tales and to modern myths. Here are some examples:

Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane series builds on the Batman mythos with its character, The Ghost of St. Giles. The Ghost doesn't have superpowers but he does what he can to restore order and bring justice to the people of St. Giles. Hoyt takes the mythos further by revealing that there isn't one Ghost -- but many, who operate at the same time. It's amazing how Hoyt has successfully introduced a Regency super hero in the historical romance genre. ^_^

(To read my reviews of the Maiden Lane series, click here.)

I've read two books that have referred to Helen of Troy:

Renee Bernard's Obsession Wears Opals and Kate Moore's To Save the Devil.  The use of Helen of Troy highlights the urgency of Bernard's and Moore's heroines' situation -- that they walk the fine line between redemption and disaster.

Finally, I'd like to present an example of the use of folklore in historical romances: Leigh Lavalle's The Runaway Countess is a nod to Robin Hood and is part of the author's Naughty in Nottinghamshire series.

I've never read the series, but Marsha Canham also has a trilogy centered on the Robin Hood stories:

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*This giveaway is via Rafflecopter and is open to International Readers.
*This giveaway will run until June 8.
*One entry per household per IP.
*Rafflecopter will select 1 winner:

Who will receive an $10 Amazon Gift Card
1 book of their choice from Book Depository (max value $10)

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Hop on to the other blogs! Enjoy!

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  1. thank you so much for taking part in the hop. and for the contest/giveaway :)

    patricia crews

  2. Thank you for participating in this hop

    Donna From Book Lover's Hideaway

  3. <3 the reviews thanks for the giveaway!!

  4. Thank you for the giveaway. I like to read about the Hades & Persephone mythos.

  5. I do love it when they add myths in novels. I've read those Marsha Canham and Elizabeth Hoyt books and love them! :)

  6. Thanks for participating in the hop, the giveaway and listing those books especially since I haven't read any of those I'll be adding them to my to-read list.

  7. Thank you for the recommendations. I am really enjoying Historicals and if there is a myth woven into the story, all the better. ;)
    Thank you also for the wonderful giveaway!



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