Friday, May 24, 2013

Goddess Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaways


I'm extremely excited today to welcome young adult author Josephine Angelini back to the blog to do a little word association and give us a sneak peak at Goddess. I gave Josie a list of Greek mythology-inspired words and she had to respond with the first thing that popped into her head:)

I've been a huge fan of this series from the beginning, Greek mythology has always been something that's fascinated me, and these books are chock-full of tragedy, romance, betrayal, and most of importantly for any Greek myth, the cruel hands of the Fates. Goddess releases May 28th from HarperTeen and I cannot wait! Be sure and check the bottom of the post for the full list of blogs participating in the tour as well as all the details for a pair of fabulous giveaways!

WORD ASSOCIATION

Helen:  Hero

Forbidden:  Fun

Family:  Anchor

Fate:  Nemesis

Betrayal:  Weakness

Choice:  Character

Hero:  Integrity

Toga:  Surprisingly versatile and comfy!

End:  Goal

Fury:  Pain

Promise:  Future

Mistake:  Human

History:  Mystery

Curse:  Challenge

Truce:  Unfinished fight

Oracle:  Conundrum

Strength:  Heart

Kiss:  Promise

Journey:  Growth

Regret:  Shame

Sacrifice:  Love

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GODDESS EXCERPT

As soon as they reached the steps to the basement level, they started stripping off clothes. No shoes, no jewelry, no belts, no hard or sharp objects of any kind were allowed in the cage, but they couldn't be bothered to put on softer gear to replace what they shucked off so frantically. Every time Helen removed another article of clothing, all she could think about was how much she wanted to tear into him.

The jumble of "other' Helens inside her head made it worse. In most of her memories, he'd been forbidden to her, dangling just out of her reach over and over again. She was so frustrated, she didn't need the Furies to want to kill him anymore. And she could tell by the sound of ripping fabric as he wrenched his shirt off, and the slap of leather as he yanked his belt from the loops on his jeans, that Lucas was just as fed up with their impossible situation as she was. 

By the time they got to the ring, they were so worked up they barely shut the door of the cage before they began to whale on each other.

*excerpt taken from an ARC and is subject to change

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GODDESS


After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.

To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores.

In Josephine Angelini’s compelling conclusion to the masterfully woven Starcrossed trilogy, a goddess must rise above it all to change a destiny that’s been written in the stars. With worlds built just as fast as they crumble, love and war collide in an all-out battle that will leave no question unanswered and no heart untouched.


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JOSEPHINE ANGELINI


Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. A real-live farmer's daughter, Josie graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband.


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GIVEAWAYS


Thanks to Josie and the amazing ladies of Kismet Book Touring, I have two awesome giveaways to share with you today. First up is a chance to win one of 15 copies of either Starcrossed, Dreamless or Goddess, and the second is a SIGNED Goddess Kindle Paperwhite (see above picture)! Filling out the Rafflecopter form below enters you in both giveaways, good luck everyone!

And don't forget to check out all the other fantastic stops on this tour!

Monday, May 20th - Starryeyed Reviews
Tuesday, May 21st – fiktshun
Wednesday, May 22nd – The Irish Banana
Thursday, May 23rd – YA Bibliophile
Friday, May 24th – Supernatural Snark 

Monday, May 27th - Birth of a new Witch
Tuesday, May 28th – Refracted Light Reviews
Wednesday, May 29th – Tales of a Ravenous Reader
Thursday, May 30th – Hobbitsies
 Friday, May 31st – Reading Teen

Monday, June 3rd - Parajunkee
Tuesday, June 4th – Buried in Books
Wednesday, June 5th – Candace Book Blog
Thursday, June 6th – Alison Can Read
Friday, June 7th – Book Twirps

66 comments:

  1. The library does have a translation of book 1 but I do want it in English :/

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    1. I really enjoy this series, I hope you get a copy in English soon:)

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  2. Nice! I cannot wait to read the finale to this one!

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  3. I still haven't read the previous books in this series but my co-blogger really likes them. I like the word association - some are fun :) Also that kindle looks amazing! Wow. Great post Jenny :)

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    1. Right? I would love that Kindle! I would just carry it around and stare at the back of it:)

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  4. This is one of the series I enjoyed reading! :)

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  5. I love word association games! They are so fun!

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    1. Me too:) Sometimes the unexpected comes out and that's always entertaining.

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  6. Can't wait to see how this series ends - super excited to get started on Goddess!

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  7. Holy giveaway, lady! I really loved the first book in this series, but I'm ashamed to say that I haven't made it past that. I swear there are too many series out there! It's not my fault! *hangs head in shame*

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    1. I know. I feel like I say that all the time when I comment on peoples' blogs. I'm all "I need to read this!" and then I get distracted by something else. Fail:)

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  8. This is an amazing giveaway! Thanks!!!

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  9. A kiss is DEFINITELY a promise... the kind of promise depends on the kind of kiss. I LOVE that word association!

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  10. Great excerpt! Can't wait to read it!

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  11. Ahhh these words that Josie has chosen certainly have me intrigued. Also that extract! I think I need to make a start on this series asap! Thanks for sharing a great post with us Jenny! :)

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  12. AHH! Thanks so much for this! I really enjoyed the last book and I'm looking forward to see what the author writes next. And thanks for the great giveaway.

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  13. Oooooo, great excerpt!!! Thanks for sharing. I NEED to read this series!! :)

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  14. WHAT IS THAT TEASER! Is it cage fight or cage love making? I''l take any! OMG, why would you put that teaser up? It's so mean of you. I'm dying to get my hands on Goddess! I love this series, best greek myth I've ever read!

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  15. OMG.... I can't wait, I can't wait... Goddess will be epic ♥

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  16. Fun word association!
    I have this series, I really need to read it. Hopefully one day. ;)

    Happy Friday!

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  17. OMG! I always think of mystery too when I first hear history because i love learning about history mysteries, especially the one on Anastasia!

    Love you choice to do word associations Jenny! I also love Greek mythology stories, especially Percy Jackson!

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  18. That excerpt is torturing me...in a good way! ;)
    The release date can't get here fast enough. There are very few book I will run out eagerly on the day its release to buy. But Goddess is definitely one of those books!

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  19. Cannot wait to get started on this series since it is now complete!

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  20. Thank you all for stopping by! <3

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  21. Thank you for having such an awesome giveaway! Can't wait to get my hands on all 3 books...so I can read the entire trilogy without waiting for book releases..haha!! Love to read Josephine Angelini's twist on Greek mythology. :)

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  22. Cool word association! I can't wait to read Goddess; I love Greek Mythology. <3
    -Cali W.

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  23. Ooh! I love the little exert! I can't wait for Goddess! <3 :) -Linda-

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  24. I still need to read that first one. Love the word association. Hm... should we all wear togas from now on? Although... one good breeze and I'd be scarring people for life... :)

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  25. 5 days and counting!!! SO EXCITED!!!!

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  26. I love word associations too! You're so clever when it comes to interviews, Jenny! Fantatic!(:

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  27. I love the Goddesss kindle, I haven't seen anything like it! Just a few more days and I get to have my hands on this book!

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  28. I'm enjoying the blog tour, and I can't WAIT for "Goddess" to be released! :-)

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway!! Im eager to start this series.. i only have the second book..

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  30. *bangs head on desk* I love mythology, the gods, the furies..I still need to read book one! thanks for the giveaway :)

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  31. Awesome! I can't wait for this book.... but I don't want it to end... :(

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  32. Thanks for the incredible giveaway and a fun post. I can't wait to read Goddess; it's easily one of my favorite series involving mythology.

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  33. I've passed on these books so many times, because I'm not a huge fan of Greek mythology. Also, I met the author a while back at a signing and she said she concentrated on world building over everything else. I'm all about character building so I didn't know if I'd mix with this series, but if my book buddy, Jenny loved this series I need to re-consider! Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Jenny! :)

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  34. Why did I put in a - in reconsider? *sigh*

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  35. Oh, I love these word associations! Who knew how versatile and comfy a toga could be? Also this excerpt is intense!! I need to get caught up on this series so I can get to this scene and figure out what's going on. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  36. Thanks for the amazing giveaway. I can't wait to read Goddess.

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  37. I am SO, so excited for this book! I love this series and am a huge mythology geek, so I'm just dying for the final installment :D

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  38. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I really want to read this series. It sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com

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  39. My sister would agree with the definition of Truce :) Can't wait to read Goddess!!

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  40. I absolutely love this series and I can't wait to read Goddess!! Thanks for such an amazing giveaway! Congrats on being a tour host! :)

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  41. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  42. Oh this is a very fun word association 'game'! I think I need a toga, something nice and comfy. ;)

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  43. THE BOOKS SOUND GREAT! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY AND GOOD LUCK WITH THE BLOG TOUR! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  44. I'm so excited for this series, this is such an awesome giveaway :) Wish I could have been part of the tour :(

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  45. I can't wait to read the final book in this series. I've been suggesting this series to my students since we've been reading Percy Jackson and they can't get enough of Greek Myth.

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  46. Great giveaway! This is a great series, can't wait to see how it ends!

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  47. love this giveaway thank you. i can't wait to read goddess.

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  48. I know you are a huge fan of this series, Jenny. I love the covers. Some of those word associations were really cool. I liked Curse and Challenge. THanks for the chance to win. I am looking forward to your review of this one.

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  49. Oh my gosh that excerpt!!!!!! WTH! I need to read this so badly! I can't even contain it any longer we are so close to the release of this book! I can't wait to see how it ends!

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  50. Can't wait to see how this series is going to end!!!

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  51. The word association is such a fabulous idea! And I love that kiss equals promise. I've been offered these three for review and I didn't accept at the time, but it seems to me I should reconsider. Knowing you're such a big fan certainly helped me make up my mind.

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  52. This has been such a fun tour!

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  53. This is seriously the best giveaway ever!!

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  54. Thank you for doing this!

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  55. Oh my gosh, that Kindle Paperwhite just simply looks gorgeous!

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