Today I have author E.B. Black here to tell us a little bit about herself and her debut book, Medusa's Desire.
Published: November 22, 2012
Genre: Adult Mythology/Fantasy
Series: Book One in the Death of Eros Series
Synopsis: It all started the day her god raped her.
She transformed into an abomination through his touch. Her skin grew scales. Her eyes turned red. She screamed for help, but all who saw her became stone.
Medusa thought she would be alone forever, until the day a man came to kill her and fell in love instead. Now Perseus is running from those who hired him as he continues to love a girl who could kill him with a glance.
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Medusas-Desire-Death-Series-ebook/dp/B00ABMAW5K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354803341&sr=8-1&keywords=medusa%27s+desire
Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16165643-medusa-s-desire
About the Author:
MGO: Thank you so much for being here today E.B.!
When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
E.B.: I've wanted to have several professions in my life, including teacher, librarian, hairstylist, and even pastor. Going to college, I had trouble choosing a major. Writing has been the only thing I've felt passionate about. I can do it every day and enjoy every minute of it. I'm disciplined and passionate about it.
MGO: What made you decide to put a new spin on an old tale?
E.B.: I've always loved reading stories that put new spins on fairy tales or fantasy creatures. It's probably why Once Upon A Time is one of my favorite television shows.
I love mythology, especially Greek myths and thought it would be fun to write about some of the familiar characters in a way no one has seen them before.
MGO: Medusa has always been one of the more scary mythology creatures out there, who else would you say could also use a twist on their tale (good or bad).
E.B.: I might be in the minority when I say this, but I always disliked Achilles. He seems like a terrible person and yet he is the most well-known hero of the Trojan War. I have plans to write about the Trojan War hopefully in the future and I'd like to show how annoying Achilles actually is. Yes, he's a great warrior, but there should be more to someone's personality than their ability to wield a sword. (Especially when they're practically immortal to begin with and already at an advantage.)
If anyone disagrees with me, though, I'd love to hear their opinions about it, though.
MGO: I have to ask because I am always curious, which do you prefer for your own reading, hardback, paperback or e-book?
E.B.: I love all three, but I usually read e-books. I'm rough with my books, taking them everywhere with me and propping them up on everything. So my books tend to fall apart while I'm reading them, sometimes during the first reading! This isn't the case with e-books. Also, I don't have a lot of space to store books and my kindle solves that problem for me.
MGO: Favorite mythology creature?
E.B.: Right now, besides Medusa, it would probably be unicorns. They're so pure and beautiful. I wish there were more stories written about them.
I also love mermaids. I remember in high school all my friends went through a stage where they bought shirts that said they were a Princess and constantly called themselves Princesses. I used to say in response,"I'm not a Princess. I'm a mermaid."
MGO: If you could go back in time, would you want to visit ancient Rome or Greece?
E.B.: Ancient Greece, so I could pick the minds of Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato.
MGO: What do you have in the works next?
E.B.: I hope in the next few months to release a novella called "Pandora's Mistake." It's a prequel to my Medusa novel and will be available for free. It's about Pandora and the real reason she decided to open that box: for true love.
MGO: Thank you so much for agreeing to do the interview E.B. and for letting us get to know you better! I adore mythology so I really look forward to reading your book!