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The Spawn of Medusa (Villain's Love Book 1) by [Bernsen, Mary]
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Passion doesn’t always follow the rules of fate…

Raised by the Fates, Ambrosia, the daughter of Medusa, has spent her life preparing for the day when she would fulfill her destiny and avenge her mother’s murder. But when a man comes forward claiming to be the spawn of Medusa, Ambrosia’s plan becomes a lot more complicated.

Working as a prostitute, she finds Perseus, the man who took her mother’s head. Not realizing who she is, he tells Ambrosia that Medusa is still alive and that he’s on a quest to finish what he started twenty-three years ago. Needing to find the mother she’s never met, Ambrosia convinces Perseus to let her help, and together they discover the secrets that will unseal the cave that has kept her mother captive. But Perseus proves to be different than the monster Ambrosia has always envisioned him to be, and she finds herself needing him, craving his touch. But how can the daughter of Medusa love the man who made her an orphan for twenty-three years, and who kept her from the mother she never met?

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  • Print Length: 183 pages
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  • Publisher: Etopia Press (July 3 2014)
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  • Language: English
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa02bf3fc) out of 5 stars 22 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0014eac) out of 5 stars and along the way Ambrosia falls in love with Perseus July 22 2014
By Tracy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Daughter of Medusa raised by the fates living the life of a whore under the ever increasing attention of Hercules... Welcome Perseus famed slayer of Medusa.... What will Ambrosia do when she finds out her mother is still alive, and Perseus is on his way to finally finish her off? Ambrosia convinces Perseus to allow her to join his adventure, and they journey to Medusa's cave. An adventure with many trials, and along the way Ambrosia falls in love with Perseus, but she must consider what will happen when he finds out her secret...
A captivating story filled with Greek Gods, Goddesses, famous mythological creatures, as well as plenty of action, intrigue, adventure and romance..
As a fan of mythology I was eager to read this story and was in no way disappointed the story was well written with both classic mythological tales and new and exciting twists. The story flowed well from chapter to chapter and it was easy to read and hard to put down. Well done Ms Bernsen a brilliant new take on the world of Greek Mythology.. But is this the end? The story ended well no cliffhanger but I can see more adventures to come as stand alone books or maybe even as a series. What will happen to Hercules?
Really enjoyed this book... five stars
Highly recommend to all fans of fantasy and mythology..
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0014f00) out of 5 stars Worth a Read Jan. 27 2015
By Jaidis Shaw - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Ambrosia, the daughter birthed from Medusa after she was beheaded, has spent her entire life preparing for the day she would get revenge. She wants nothing more than to find and kill Perseus, the demigod who took her mother from her. When the Fates point her in the right direction, she puts her best assets to work at a brothel owned by none other than Hercules. While her beauty may help her advance and become the most desired woman there, she is just waiting until she can fulfill her promise. Things are made much harder for Ambrosia when a man known as Chrysaor steps forward and claims to be the child born from Medusa. Then Perseus stumbles into the brothel and purchases her for a night in an attempt to save her from the grubby hands of Chrysaor, and Ambrosia's life is forever changed when he accidentally tells her that he failed and Medusa is very much alive. Ambrosia finds herself struggling with her feelings for the man she has gotten to know and killing the one determined to kill her mother once and for all.

Who doesn't enjoy a book filled with mythology that we are all familiar with? While we follow similar paths in Greek mythology, the author wrote the story in a way that made it her own. Ambrosia is a smart woman who will do whatever it takes, even selling her body to the highest bidder, while she waits patiently for her plan to take place. She is strong-willed and has a set way of thinking, but like everyone, she starts doubting everything she has known when things don't go the way she envisioned. Perseus is strong and worries about his reputation but can't deny that even though he is broken, there are things worth fighting for other than what people think of him.

Overall this was a quick read that had me feeling for the characters. The writing flowed nicely throughout the story and kept me turning the pages. The only thing I didn't really like about this book was that the ending felt too rushed. The whole book is leading up to a giant climax but then it just fizzled as everything fell into place and everyone went their respective ways. I would have liked to see the ending wrapped up a little better and provided some sort of closure other than what was provided. If you like Greek mythology, you should give The Spawn of Medusa a try.

I received a copy of this book to review via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0017354) out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed reading Spawn of Medusa by Mary Bernsen Jan. 15 2015
By Linda Thackeray - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
As a long time fan of the film 'Clash of the Titans' and a lover of Greek mythology in general, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Spawn of Medusa by Mary Bernsen. The book was so organically connected to the events of the film, it felt like an official sequel.

It would be unfair however, to regard the Spawn of Medusa in this context alone. This is an adventure story replete with mythical monsters and demigods seen through the eyes of an engaging heroine.

Ambrosia is the daughter of Medusa the Gorgon. Rescued by Perseus after her mother was killed, Ambrosia is raised by the Fates who ensure her well-being if not keeping her at arm's length. It is from the Fates that Ambrosia learns of Perseus' part in her mother's death and vows to kill him one day.

The opportunity comes when Ambrosia encounters Perseus years later only to discover her enemy is not what she expected at all. Worse yet, Perseus reveals that not only is Medusa alive but is responsible for his wife Andromeda's death. With very different agendas, Ambrosia and Perseus embark on a quest to find Medusa. Along the way, their relationship is further complicated by their obvious attraction towards each other.

This is a romance wrapped in a delicious adventure story with relatable characters. The conflict Ambrosia experiences fighting her feelings for Perseus, never descends into melodrama and Perseus' guilt at loving someone other than his wife is also quite touching. The author has tried and succeeded in humanizing larger than life characters such as Hercules, Athena and especially Perseus. This is no easy feat when only one or two or characters in the whole book are ordinary people. Standout is secondary character Homer as well as the author's characterisation of Medusa, making the infamous Gorgon someone to be sympathised with.

The book is well written and the banter between Perseus and Ambrosia makes if a fun read. I adored Ambrosia's reaction to Perseus' attempts to get past the Harpies. Other than a few minor quibbles with the timeframe, Hercules and Perseus existing at the same time and the mention of the Romans, I highly recommend the book to those who like a realistic romantic substance in their myths.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0017714) out of 5 stars This was such an epic journey of love and belonging! Feb. 17 2015
By Lauren (Romance Novel Giveaways) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This was such an epic journey of love and belonging!

I loved the casual, personal touch Mary gave to such awesome, immortal beings like the Fates. In a good way, they reminded me of the three fairies from Sleeping Beauty instead of the fearsome creatures illustrated in mythology. In my opinion, to portray the being responsible for death as believably wholesome and matronly takes talent!

The way the gods were linked to Ambrosia kept me very interested to see how they would interact with her. Again, they were definitely depicted differently than in their legends.The descriptions of everything, namely the castles belonging to the respective gods, were very vivid. I was able to "see" them clearly. These excellent descriptions added a fantastical element to the adventure.

So many times, I found myself saying, "WOW!!!" out loud because there were so many "I never saw THAT coming" moments! (Don't worry...no spoilers here!)I finished this book essentially in one sitting; not because it was a short book, but because I HAD to know what happened! I have always enjoyed learning about Greek mythology, and that made this a very intriguing book!

***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa00177f8) out of 5 stars that seemed pretty far fetched Feb. 5 2015
By Lanie @ Lanies Book Thoughts Blog - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Spawn Of Medusa was an interesting spin on the tale of Medusa and mythology. I had issues with the romance aspect to this story, it just didn't feel real to me. I don't think I would ever have had the hots for a man that killed my mother, that seemed pretty far fetched. Even more so when your constantly referring to him as your enemy. The whole prostitute thing also just kinda took away from it, specially when they called Hercules a pimp.

The adventure in this book made up for the strange romance aspects though. It was neat to read about the different monsters they came across as well as how they needed to change their strategy to deal with them.

I just don't have much to say about this book. It's not bad, but it just didn't hook me like I thought it would.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publishers.

My Rating:3.5 of 5