Evil comes to Shadow Bridge
The Eternelles series by Zee Monodee and Natalie G. Owens has and will have several villains as the saga unfolds in the town of Shadow Bridge and beyond. Some characters may easily straddle the line between good and evil, keeping their motivations secret. However, one of the first bad-to-the-bone characters we encounter is a well-known Greek god who loves to stir up trouble… Here’s his chilling message to the readers:
For centuries, I have watched her. Preyed from the shadows. Observed from the sidelines.... she that should never have been born continues to thrive, while I...I wait, because my turn will come. I am nothing if not a patient man.
*snicker* Man, I said. Well, that’s not really true, for I am not a man. While other gods from the Greek pantheon fall into oblivion as the humans forget about them and stop praying, I am the only one they remember.
Wine, revelry, fastidious and immoral pursuits—never better than humans to pursue all these. In doing so, they keep me alive. Keep me thriving.
But she.... Adrasteia, foster daughter of Zeus. I will not say the rest of her name, because it is an aberration. A taunt, a sly wink that attempts to drive home the fact that she escaped.
Not for much longer, though. She should’ve died two thousand, nine hundred years ago, right after she’d been born. Her death would’ve meant strength for me. Immortality the kind human worship cannot provide.
Humans say the legacy of the father lives on in his children, in his descendants. Mine have never interested me. Except for her.
The time has come. Her time to die has arrived. First, though, she will pay, for all these centuries she spurned me by steering away from her heritage. For all these years she has lived a happy and peaceful life. For daring to believe happiness will knock at her door.
They say there is nothing worse for a parent to watch powerless as their children suffer. Adrasteia is no human and no mortal, but she is a mother. So she will suffer. She will pay...for my name is Dionysos, Greek god of wine and revelry, and I am finally here to exact my revenge on my wayward daughter.
Intrigued? More about Inescapable, the first in the Eternelles series:
An immortal born from an unlikely alliance...
Beautiful mythic Greek heiress Adrasteia 'Adri' Dionysios has roamed the world for millennia, taking her pleasure where she wanted. Until one night, when Fate drops a baby wrapped in fire into her arms. Motherhood is a formidable challenge, but so is figuring out the identity of a mystery man who makes her pulse race.
A vampyre’s obsession…
Seraphine 'Sera' Dionysios' origins are shrouded in mystery. Torn between a mother whose blood saved her life, and a man who now possesses her soul, the only thing Sera can still cling to is her heart.
One rule matters above all others: Always protect the portal…When Evil comes to Adri and Sera’s hometown of Shadow Bridge, a place where the mortal human world ends and the supernatural realm starts, it’s up to them to stop a prophecy as old as time itself...or die trying.
The two short prequels to this series, ADRASTEIA and SERAPHINE, are also available now from all major online retailers. Both are so far free on Smashwords and Kobo.
About the authors:
Author, smitten wife, in-over-her-head mum to a tween boy, best-buddy stepmum to a teenage lad, bookaholic, incompetent housewife desperate to channel Bree van de Kamp & Nigella Lawson (and failing miserably!)... Zee hails from the multicultural, rainbow-nation island of Mauritius, in the southern Indian Ocean. Shamelessly addicted to Supernatural, Glee, and Gossip Girl, she did put her brain to good use by getting a degree in Communications Science. Romance remains her big love, though, and she likes nothing more than writing strong, kick-arse heroines. Find out more about Zee and her work at http://zeemonodee.blogspot.com.
Natalie G. Owens
Pink velvet and black lace. Light and darkness. A world of contrasts exists in Natalie’s stories because every rose has its thorn. Her favorite stories to write are romances with a dark edge featuring brooding heroes, strong heroines, and a good dash of fantasy. Married, with one son, she now calls the beautiful island of Malta home after eleven good years in Atlanta, GA. When she’s not working or writing—or muttering to myself about it like a batty old maid—she enjoys spending time with family and friends (both online and offline), reading, cooking, watching a good movie, taking trips, and ogling shoe store displays. Find out more about Natalie and her work at http://www.nataliegowens.com.