Sunday, September 30, 2012

Musa Anniversary Blog Hop




Well, light the candles, Musa Publishing, my publisher, is one year old, and what a year it's been. And the best part? YOU get the presents!

CONTESTS:

We're so excited about what we've accomplished over the last year, we're giving away a new Kindle Fire so  you can read all the excellent books (over 300) we've published since opening our doors, two great swag bags, AND each of the nearly 80 sites has its own contest. Check out the Musa Blog for pictures of the swag bags. Sorry, but winning the Bags and Kindle are limited to US and Canadian mailing addresses only. 

One of the things I love about Musa is it gives me a chance to share what I love (telling stories) with you. So, to help celebrate both Musa's anniversary and my four books from Musa, I'm giving away a copy of Apollo's Rising and Shots at Redemption, a set of Greek myth retellings.

In Apollo Rising: To restore Daphne to her nymph form, Apollo must bargain with treacherous Hades, but Death may demand too high a price.

Blurb:
Shot by a golden arrow, Apollo has only truly loved Daphne. He visits her each eclipse, and longs for reunion. He seeks the Fates’s advice and learns he may finally restore Daphne to her form by enlisting other gods’ assistance. 

If Apollo fails Daphne will be lost to him forever. To regain Daphne’s soul, Apollo must deal with the devil, King of the Underworld.  Love-torn and treacherous, Hades would slay the pantheon to remain with his wife for the full year. Apollo’s quest might just give Hades the leverage he needs to do so.

Will Pheobus Apollo surrender the sun to try to reclaim love? Can he break Daphne’s curse or will his attempts destroy her forever? Will she still love him after millennia as a soulless tree? With the end of the quest see Apollo rising, or in sunset?
Shots at Redemption is a collection of three short stories in which mythical beings seek their second changes at love.

Blurb:
We all make mistakes. In this collection, a witch, a goddess, and a dragon take their shots at redemption in the hope of reclaiming lost love.
In "Best Dressed and Obsessed, Janelle, a graduate-level witch, chooses a magic dress to enthrall her professor. Sadly, the dress is cursed.  At her graduation ball, will she kiss the man she loves? Or kill him?

Eons ago, Zeus decreed that Odysseus leave Kalypso. In "Kalypso's Song", Odysseus is reborn as a scholar. Can Kalypso convince him to reclaim the love they were denied?

The sea dragon Ryu spares a ship crossing her domain when a human child aboard reminds her of her own lost children. Ryu finds an unlikely surrogate family in "A Sea Serpent's Tale". When her new family is attacked by another dragon, can Ryu save them?

Shots at Redemption. We want them. We need them. But, do we get them?


All you have to do is the normal things:

Follow me here,  like me on FB, and comment about your favorite Greek myth on this post.
Remember every blog in the hop you comment on will get you another chance to win the Kindle (US and Canada only).

Rules to hop:

(1) HAVE FUN!!!

(2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!

(3) THIS TOUR STARTS: October 1, at Midnight (pst)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 7, at Midnight (pst)
Winners will be drawn and posted October 9th! ***

Come Join the Party on October 7th at The Romance Review Forum to enter to win more prizes. http://www.theromancereviews.com/forum/
 
(4) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP and COMMENT ON, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!

(5) Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire is for Us and Canada mailing addresses only. International winners will receive a $50.00 Musa Gift Card. Winner will be announce on October 7th 2012 at 11 est at The Romance Review Forum.

(6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? ***Authors & Book Pages have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***
 
And if you get a chance, please check out my other books from Musa:




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31 comments:

Mandi Casey said...

Congrars to you and Musa, I've read many of their releases and have yet to be disappointed :)

misce-Laini-ous said...

Gods and goddesses, oh my! Sounds interesting, Nancy!

laurie said...

Congrats on the anniversary! and all your books look intersting

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Rhonda D said...

Congrats on the 1 year. Here's to many more!
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laurie said...

congrats on the anniversary! and all your books look really good

parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

Nancy DiMauro said...

Thanks for visiting Mandi, Misce-Laini-ous, Laurie, and Rhonda D. Don't forget to keep hopping since there are lots of really wonderful prizes all over the hop.

Mary Jo Burke said...

I love myths. They are so true.

Patricia said...

My favorite Greek myth? Is Medusa a character in Greek mythology? If so, she's my favorite. I always love seeing her in movies with her snake hair, turning people to stone who look at her. Oh, and the horse Pegasus.
Patti, a fellow Musaling

JanSU said...

Hi Nancy! Thanks for the opportunity to win on your blog! I choose to add the god, Pan, to the mix. Not because he's my favorite, but because he is was the first to pop in my head. Love the idea of the flute, but saw him depicted in movies as a child and he scared me to death - haha! Happy writing!

Jean MP said...

Congrats to you and Musa. Happy Anniversary.
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Paul Stansfield said...

Hi Nancy--happy Musa anniversary! Consider me entered in your contest.

Anne Marie said...

I love Greek myths, so it's really hard to choose just one. Right now I'm sort of obsessed with the Eros / Psyche. The sculpture in the Louvre bewitched me.

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Yvette said...

Congrats on the anniversary!
Yvette
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Sharon Ledwith said...

Hey, Nancy, just surfing by to lend you my support! Best of luck in all your publishing ventures! Tweeted and shared! Cheers!

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Donna Smith said...

Apollo Rising definitely sounds like a book I would enjoy with all of the gods and goddesses. I especially love reading about Hades. Your book of shorts looks like a good read as well. Thanks for participating in this awesome blog hop

Donna @ The Happy Booker
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BLHmistress said...

I love Greek Mythology, my favorite Greek Myth would have to be Zeus and Eros.

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Ann Montclair said...

Your books look great. Best of luck.

susanmp said...

Awesome giveaway!!

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Cassandra said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Julianne Keller said...

Happy Birthday Musa! I'm very intrigued about your stories. How you've put Greek mythology in there is great. I was really into that when I was in school. I'm a big Hercules fan, especially when it's Kevin Sorbo playing him. Loved that show.
I do like the story of Jason and the Argonauts.
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Catherine Lee said...

Thanks for joining in the MUSA Hop. There are so many interesting Greek myths. I'd say I enjoy the story of Prometheus, the Titan.
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susan Lodge said...

Nancy Your books sounds intriguing (I like the sound of the magic dress). Excerpts certainly draw you in on both books.congratulations.

susan


Cia said...

I think my favorite greek mythos have always revolved around Hephaestus. I love a man who knows what to do with his hands, or in this case, a god! LOL

Cia Nordwell
Email: anordwell@live.com

latishajean said...

Congrats to you and thank you for the great giveaway and great blog hop!
Latisha D
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Shadow said...

Hi!! Happy Anniversary! Very awesome! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you! And thank you for the fun hop and giveaway!! Many blessings to you! I always loved learning things about the gods and goddesses. I find the tales and stories very fascinating.
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