After just ending my own blog tour, it’s nice to sit back and host another talented author. Many of you have already seen my Feature Friday post introducing you to Juli Revezzo’s paranormal romance, Passion’s Sacred Dance.
Today, I’m happy to welcome her back as the book is now available and on tour. Below is a very intriguing guest post Juli shares with us today, and if you’re a mythology nut like me, you’ll probably be nodding your head at certain points.
Take it away, Juli!
Untwisting Ancient Archetypes
By Juli D. Revezzo
There are many kinds of mythological beings out there, faeries, witches, hard to kill heroes like Hercules. Half-remembered Greco-Roman gods you may have read about in school. If you have seen any of the latest Marvel movie adaptations, then you’ve been introduced to the Norse god Thor (although, a quite different version than the one revered in Norse mythology). Who cares if we writers noodle with them and get their stories fouled up. Yet, there are people out there who know the mythologies. I would even go so far as to say love the archetypes authors choose to write of.
Don’t fret too much. It’s a time-honored tradition. Take, for instance, the Tuatha dé Danaan. Legend says that after they entered Ireland, their foes stripped them of their power, turning them into faeries. And that’s the extent of what people seem to know about them. The truth is, the Tuatha dé Danaan, for thousands of years, were spoken of in stories as benevolent gods and leaders who tamed Ireland to make the isle what it is today. Gods. The Tuatha dé Danaan and their enemy the Fomoire (led by Balor) met in what became known as the Battle of Mag Tuired—a battle the Fomoire hordes lost, according to the ancient stories. You can find the tale in the Medieval manuscript the Lebor Gabála Érenn.
These are no faeries, folks. When I sat down to write my debut paranormal romance novel Passion’s Sacred Dance, this battle stuck in my head. I thought, what would happen to the world if these two met in battle again? I brought the war forward into modern day, put them in Florida, and mixed in a woman who has an inkling all hell’s about to break loose, and helps the good gods of the Tuatha dé Danaan succeed. Give her a sexy immortal warrior to defend her, and how could I resist this perpetual war story?
If you’d like to read more of my take on the ancient battle, here’s the blurb for PASSION’S SACRED DANCE:
Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him? Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help–even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time. If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron’s budding love might only complicate things.
Passion’s Sacred Dance is Available
Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century.
Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly. She also has an article and book review or two out there. But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of Independent Authors Network and Magic Appreciation Tour. Passion’s Sacred Dance is her first romance novel.
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