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Helen of Sparta

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From the back cover:
Long before she ran away with Paris to Troy, Helen of Sparta was haunted by nightmares of a burning city under siege. These dreams foretold impending war—a war that only Helen has the power to avert. To do so, she must defy her family and betray her betrothed by fleeing the palace in the dead of night. In need of protection, she finds shelter and comfort in the arms of Theseus, son of Poseidon. With Theseus at her side, she believes she can escape her destiny. But at every turn, new dangers—violence, betrayal, extortion, threat of war—thwart Helen’s plans and bar her path. Still, she refuses to bend to the will of the gods.

A new take on an ancient myth, Helen of Sparta is the story of one woman determined to decide her own fate.

Look for the sequel, BY HELEN'S HAND, in May 2016!


14 comments:

  1. Is this a standalone novel?

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    1. I hope not :)
      That said, I do feel like it DOES stand alone, in that it's the exploration of the convergence of Helen and Theseus's stories. But there is definitely more story to tell between the end of this book and the Trojan War, and I hope to have the opportunity to share it with readers!

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  2. I read this in only a few days via Kindle First. It was amazing. I hope that you are able to give us the rest of the story. I have always been interested in the story of Helen and Theseus. It is a great read and I hope you are able to share with us the rest of the story! I am so glad that you were able to flesh it out and breathe life back into these characters! It's a brilliantly beautiful crafted tale!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment! I'm so glad you enjoyed HELEN OF SPARTA, and I look forward to sharing more of Helen's story, too!

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  3. That was the beginning of a series, not a standalone novel!! I can't wait for the next one! (Seriously, such a cliff hanger.)

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    1. Will make a great series!! Can't wait for the next book. I had a hard time putting this one down.

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Leslie! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. Can I ask why was Helen referred to in the third person in some chapters and the first in others?

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    1. Absolutely! The chapters in first person are from Helen's point of view and the chapters in third person are written from Theseus's perspective -- the shift from first to third was a way of making them more distinct from one another and signal the change in perspective to the reader, too.

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  5. Love this story! Please write the rest of it! The ending had me wanting more .

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    1. Thanks so much! Book two is coming your way! Expected publication June 2016 :)

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  6. Thanks for a brilliant read but please continue with Helens full story.

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    1. I am! Look for more to come next year! Thanks for reading!!

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