Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wohoo! I'm obnoxiously excited to be a part of The Oracle of Delphi Blog Tour! A big thanks to Diantha for letting me participate in the fun. She gives so much of her time to other authors. Isn't it only fair she receives some love too? Oh no! This is not a charity case. I love anything with Greek mythology so it is my pleasure to spread the greeky goodness. Don't forget to check out my Current Giveaways page. There is some awesome swag up for grabs.

The Oracle of Delphi Series
Book 1

Paperback: Amazon

Goodreads Description:

She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants…and a few demigods who enjoy killing things. Upon learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future, and the great Pythia that the gods have been anxiously awaiting to arrive for centuries. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given and to keep her family safe from a demigod Princess that wants her dead, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters, evading divine assassins and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. In the hopes of discovering the Most Beautiful and the truth of her destiny, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.

I loved this book! It is simple as that. A clever, loyal heroine, Greek mythology, demigods, what's not to love? The beginning is a little slow but not to worry. The action picks up and quickly the book becomes a page turner. Chloe is a character you can easily connect with and very likable. The story has many twists and turns and will keep you delightfully on your toes! At times, the story took me in a completely different direction than I was expecting. I love when I'm caught off-guard. I became absorbed in this story. There are elements of romance. It was tastefully woven into the plot and did not distract from the story. I wouldn't classify it strictly as YA romance. How about YA Epic?

My rating is 4 out of 5 stars!

The Oracle of Delphi Series
Book 2

Paperback: Amazon

Goodreads Description:

It’s official. Myth is doomed.

And it’s all Chloe Clever’s fault.

Still as whacked out as ever, Chloe is now faced with an even uglier truth: Not only is she the Pythia of the Great Unknown, but she is more powerful than she ever imagined and only the manifestations of her prophetic mind can save them all now.

With her Prince boyfriend, Strafford, and the Quad Fraternity always armed and ready to annihilate the opposition, she will embark on a mission to stop a great power that could consume every god in Myth...and everyone else she’s come to love.

But the worst is still to come.

Dark, painful secrets are revealed, threatening to tear Strafford from her arms, and just when she thinks the future could not look more grim, she is betrayed in the worst way.

With the heavens crumbling down around her, she must hurry to find a way to set things right. But will she be in time to save the one she loves most in the world from a fate that may be more dangerous than her own?

Wow! Are you kidding me? I almost never like the second or third installments as much as I liked the first. The magic did not fizzle in The Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise. Diantha has broken the mold. I loved this book oh so much more! 

I enjoyed watching the characters grow as well as Chloe's & Strafford's relationship develop and get pulled at the seams. The secondary characters support the main characters nicely and I appreciated their humor and personalities. Am I the only one dying for Ace Remedy to get his own book? He's a favorite! Go Ace!

You will yearn for the story to never end. This book will keep you enthralled and wanting more. I can't wait to read Solar, Defeated and the third installment, The Prophecy of Solstice's End. 

My rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars!


Sneak Peak

The Oracle of Delphi Series
Book 2.5
Mythos Book 1

Paperback: Amazon

Goodreads description:

From the moment Strafford Law saw Chloe Clever, he knew he was destined to love her forever. But a dishonorable past and a bleak future threaten to destroy him before he gets the chance.

Looking back, he recalls his life before it came crashing down around him...a time when the one he now loathes most of all was the one he adored more than anything.

The Oracle of Delphi Series
Book 3

Paperback: Amazon (Coming Soon!)

Goodreads description:

Summer Solstice is here. Let the games begin.

Nothing but lies (some of them her own) and deceit have brought Chloe to Olympus for the Solstice Olympic Games. As the Oracle and the special guest of the King of Myth, Chloe becomes immersed in a life of unfathomable luxury, taunting history, and overwhelming excitement. Though scheming and untrustworthy, the gods remain on their best behavior as the tension and anticipation builds around the outcome of the Quest of the Twelve Labors, the deadliest competition of the Games. All seems well on the celestial front...until athletes start turning up dead and a philosopher missing for months returns with a most terrifying story...

But that’s not all.

As Strafford confronts his troubled past and more is learned about the Great Unknown Prophecy, Chloe grows close to another, setting off a chain of events that will bring her face-to-face with a truth that will rock both of her worlds to their core.

And it’ll all happen before Solstice’s end...

Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure french fries.

The Oracle of Delphi fantasy series is her first series. She is also the author of Mythos: Stories from Olympus, a companion series, and there is another fantasy series in the works. She also writes (new) adult fantasy/paranormal romance under the name A. Star. Invasion (An Alien Romance) is her first title released under this pen name. Future releases under A. Star include, the Love & Steampunk series, the Purr, Inc. stories, and more.

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Email Diantha Jones at: theauthor (at) diantha-jones (dot) com

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