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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Medusa A Love Story by Sasha Summers (Interview + Review)

It's said love can change a person. Medusa wasn't always a monster...

Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. She's no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves... and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.

Ariston goes to war with a full heart... and dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will keep him from returning to her.

Poseidon will use Greece's war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God, an Olympian, and she will be his
I love the tale of Medusa, a woman able to turn a man to stone with but a look, a tool of the gods.
I had always wondered how it came to be that she was cursed, to many different variations of a myth can often leave a person guessing so when I heard about this variation to the myth I knew I had to read it.
In this tale my heart felt as if it was breaking for Medusa, a girl who is innocent and naive to the world. It felt like the tale would have been more aptly named Medusa A Tragedy, so many things just went wrong for the couple. I couldn't imagine if I had to face what the author created for them.
It does bring the fact that true love cannot be stopped, true love with over come all obstacles in the end.
I was never happier for certain people to die then I was in this book. Their death's and what came for them at the end was truly deserved.
In most myth's Medusa is often portrayed as a horrid villain, so it was refreshing to see her as a victim and understand why she had to do the thing's set before her.
5 Raven's

Author Bio:

Sasha is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, history, romance, and travel. She writes both lyrical romantic fantasy AND steamy contemporary romance. Her first play was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She's been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she's doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.

1. How hard is it to write while having a large family?
 Sometimes it’s hard. But the kids are all old enough to be in school so I try to be as productive as possible while they’re there. Weekends and summer time is a challenge but my family s seriously supportive – and AWESOME!

2. Why did you choose the Medusa myth to shape your love story around?
I didn’t really choose. Honestly, the story just kind of happened/appeared in my head and I couldn’t let it go until I’d written it all down.
3. What is your favorite myth and why?
That’s not an easy question. There are SO many good myths, characters, monsters and more. I hope I’ll be able to continue to write about them for some time yet.

4.If you could choose to be any "god/goddess," who would you choose to be and why?
Hmm. Aphrodite… She’s the Goddess of Love!

5. Which charachter gave you the most trouble when creating your story, who was the easiest?
All of the characters were pretty driven – they knew where ‘they’ wanted to go and led the way. It was a wild and enjoyable, if emotional, write.

6. Why choose such a genre to write for?
It wasn’t intentional. I know how hard fantasy is to ‘break into’ and I was very happily writing contemporary romance. But then, one vivid dream shook everything up and Medusa was ‘born’ – the stories for the series followed quickly.

7. What if you suddenly lost the ability to write, to weave a world at will. What would yo replace the skill with?
EEK! I don’t really like this question… Hmm… I’d hope my painting could fill the void. I don’t think it could, but…

8. How did you meet your husband and what made you fall in love with him?
I met my husband when we were kids, 14. And he loved me so completely that I had no choice but to fall in love with him. Twenty plus years later – he’s wonderful inspiration for my books heroes.
9. What is your biggest fear.
As far as writing? That I’ll run out of stories. Or that I won’t write a story with the skill and/or talent that it deserves. I’m a reader too, I hate being disappointed in a book. I don’t want to disappoint readers!

10. Thank you for taking the time out of what I am sure is a busy schedule and talking with us here at Wonderland Reviews, is there any last words you would like to leave with the reader's? If you choose to read Medusa, A Love Story – Thank You. I sincerely hope you get lost in the pages and enjoy the book.


  1. I WANT THIS BOOK! Thank you for featuring it here, ever since Kelly Keaton's Gods and Monsters I'm revisiting my gorgons. I'm a myth junkie and my fave is Medusa cursed by Athena bec. Poseidon raped her in Athena's temple. Sick I know.

    TS Blogoversary

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed Medusa A Love Story! Thank you for reading and reviewing the book. Braine - if yu read it, let me know what you think. All the best!



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