Wednesday 26 September 2012

Sweet Venom Blog Tour + Giveaway


This is my stop on the Sweet Venom blog tour! If you haven't heard of Sweet Venom then here's the cover and blurb:
Sweet Venom

Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1) by Tera Lynn Childs
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.

Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.

If the name of the book sounds familiar then you've probably seen the US cover some where. The book came out in September 2011 in the US, and it's now published in the UK!
Sweet VenomSweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1)
Earlier this week, Tera picked her ideal cast for Sweet Venom! What do you think?

TERA: I'm always bad at casting characters with actors who might actually be able to play the role--they're usually highly inappropriate choices like Shakira--but here's who I imagine (and a role in which they were the right age/had the right look to pull it off)...
Grace: Natalie Portman (Garden State)
Gretchen: Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars)
Greer: Hayden Panettiere (Bring it On)
Nick: Paul Walker (Varsity Blues)
Milo: Adrian Grenier (Drive Me Crazy)
Thane: Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe)

About the Author:
Tera Lynn ChildsTera Lynn Childs is the award-winning author of the mythology-based OH. MY. GODS. and GODDESS BOOT CAMP, the mermaid tales FORGIVE MY FINS, FINS ARE FOREVER, and JUST FOR FINS (July 3rd, 2012), and a new trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa beginning with SWEET VENOM and SWEET SHADOWS (September 4, 2012). Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.

My review of Sweet Venom:
Sweet Venom is the first book the Medusa Girls series. Full of crazy, mythical monsters and kick-butt action, get ready to meet Medusa's descendants in this fun and entertaining YA novel.

Grace, Gretchen and Greer are all three teenage girls who were born to fight monsters in the human realm as descendants of Medusa. Three girls who look the same, but with three different lives to live. Can they finally come together to fight the monsters that lurk in plain sight?

I absolutely adore the idea of this book! Descendants of Medusa? Come on, that's crazy! Childs manages to weave an interesting and romantic tale that will please fans of of mythology everywhere.

First, I'm going to introduce the sweet and clever Grace, who is trying to fit in at school when she moves to San Francisco. She is blissfully happy and crushing on her brother's best friend, until she sees a monster walk into a restaurant. And even more shocking when she sees a girl who looks exactly like her turns up to fights the monster.

Gretchen, a strong and independent young lady who is passionate about her job of fighting monsters, even if she to stay up half the night tracking them down. Hunting monsters half the night does not leave her any energy to deal with the annoying, but handsome, Nick, who is determined to win Gretchen's heart. 

The book was, overall, very good! I loved the action, the hint of romance between the characters and the mysteries. I can't wait for the sequel, Sweet Shadows. If you love Greek myths this is a must read for you guys!

Templar Publishing has kindly offered ONE copy of SWEET VENOM for a giveaway! This giveaway is for UK only. Sorry, international readers!
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Have a great week,
Sam :D


  1. Oohh, I love greek myths! Definitely adding the book to my tbr. Great post :)

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. This sounds fantastic. I love the cast, especially Kristen Bell. She should be in everything :)

  3. Fantastic looking cast, epecially Paul Walker;)