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The Gatekeeper’s Bride Is 99 cents, and Hunting Prometheus Can Be Preordered!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Hunting Prometheus: A Gatekeeper’s Spin-Off, Book Two, which is now available for pre-order, we’ve put The Gatekeeper’s Bride: A Prequel to The Gatekeeper’s Saga on sale for 99 cents for the first time ever and for only this month.

First, grab your copy of The Gatekeeper’s Bride:

Unrest brews among gods and mortals alike when Hades makes a deal with the Fates to end his loneliness in the Underworld. But when Persephone proposes to conspire with him in a plot against Demeter, things get out of hand.

Find out the truth of how Hades and Persephone met and fell in love and the impact it had on the rest of the pantheon in the throes of the Trojan War. Learn how their children came into being and why they were assigned their respective duties. Find out the real reason why the Olympians possessed such profound disdain for these Underworld gods.

“This series is addictive!”–Amazon Reviewer

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Only 99 cents for a limited time!

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Next, pre-order your copy of Hunting Prometheus, which releases on May 6th. How do you like the cover?

Hermie and Hestie never asked to be demigods. Unlike others of their kind, they aren’t interested in going on quests and being the center of a world-changing prophecy. But when Zeus learns of Apollo’s vision–of the twins finding Prometheus, Zeus’s number one enemy–the hunt for Prometheus begins. Zeus and his allies want to bind Prometheus and kill the twins before their threat of a revolution becomes a possibility. If Hermie and Hestie don’t find the Titan first, they have no chance of fulfilling their destiny or of surviving Zeus’s threat against them.

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Hypnos Goodreads Giveaway

From July 17th through August 1st, you can enter this Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win one of three paperback editions of Hypnos!

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Hypnos by Eva Pohler

Hypnos

by Eva Pohler

Giveaway ends August 01, 2016.

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I’d also like to personally invite you to my Facebook event celebrating the release of Hypnos! This will be a two-week countdown event with prizes every day of the week. You can join here, and be sure to invite your friends!

If you haven’t yet pre-ordered your digital copy of Hypnos, here are the links:

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And if you’re new to Eva Pohler Book and haven’t yet read the first book of The Gatekeeper’s Saga, The Gatekeeper’s Sons, you can get it for free here:

FREE where all ebooks are sold!
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A bit about The Gatekeeper’s Sons:

Readers are calling this series, “Amazing,” “Addicting,” and “One of the best modern retelling of ancient myth.”

Kirkus Reviews wrote that it’s “sure to thrill Hunger Games fans.”

Midwest Book Reviews calls it “a powerful young adult fantasy.”

Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos, the god of sleep, and Thanatos, the god of death. She thinks she’s manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world.

Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her. The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.

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Get The Gatekeeper’s Trilogy for 99 Cents!

Readers are calling The Gatekeeper’s Trilogy, “Amazing,” “Addicting,” and “One of the best modern retelling of ancient myth.” Kirkus Reviews wrote that it’s “sure to thrill Hunger Games fans,” and Midwest Book Reviews calls it “a powerful young adult fantasy.”

It’s been a bestseller on Amazon multiple times, and now you can buy the first three books of The Gatekeeper’s Saga in digital as a box set for only 99 cents!

(Originally intended to be a trilogy, the series has an ending at the third book, but after readers asked for more, three additional books were written and released.)

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A young adult fantasy about the ancient gods in modern times.

A Colorado teen named Therese becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when Thanatos, the god of death, wants to meet her. He makes a deal with his father, Hades, to go to the upperworld to visit her, but not all the gods are happy, and soon Therese is running for her life.

Part paranormal romance and part adventure story, this trilogy follows Therese’s adventures as she struggles to overcome the challenges of the gods as she strives to become like them.

This digital box set is normally $5.98, but will be on sale for 99 cents from June 18th to June 27th.

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The Hypnos Cover Gets a Makeover!

The Hypnos cover gets a makeover!

I’m pleased to announce that the cover for Hypnos: A Gatekeeper’s Saga Spin-Off , the continuation of the Amazon bestselling Gatekeeper’s Saga, has been redesigned by Benjaminoftomes at Crisp Quartz Design. The ebook is already available for pre-order at many retailers and will release on August 8th.

What do you think of the new look of the Hypnos cover?

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Hypnos and Jen aren’t married long when they realize something’s missing: they both want to have a child, especially when they see how happy Therese and Than are with their twins. But the creation of new gods is against the rules, and they aren’t willing to give up their immortality. So Hypnos goes to Mount Olympus to offer Zeus a deal. He’ll make it his mission to find out the source of the recent attacks on Gaia–horrible earthquakes that have already released one monster from the Titan Pit–if Zeus will agree to let him and Jen have one immortal child.

Because the attacks are getting humans killed and none of the other gods have been able to discover a lead, Zeus, in his desperation, agrees. But this new quest just might get Hypnos swallowed and trapped for all eternity.

 

Available NOW for pre-order. Releases August 8th.

 

 

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And that leads me to another announcement! The Hypnos cover is only the beginning!

 

Benjaminoftomes will also be redesigning the covers for the entire Gatekeeper’s Saga! I’m very excited about his preliminary concepts, and I can’t wait to share them with you! I hope you’ll love them as much as I do!
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Hypnos Cover Reveal

Title: Hypnos
Series: A Gatekeeper’s Saga Spin-Off, 
Book One
Author: Eva Pohler
Release Date: August 9th, 2016
Genre: Teen Fantasy
 
PRE-ORDER LINKS
 
ABOUT THE BOOK
 
From the Amazon bestselling teen fantasy based on Greek mythology–The Gatekeeper’s Saga–comes the first in a spin-off series. Readers asked for more, and here it is.
Hypnos and Jen aren’t married long when they realize something’s missing: they both want to have a child, especially when they see how happy Therese and Than are with their twins. But the creation of new gods is against the rules, and they aren’t willing to give up their immortality. So Hypnos goes to Mount Olympus to offer Zeus a deal. He’ll make it his mission to find out the source of the recent attacks on Gaia–horrible earthquakes that have already released one monster from the Titan Pit–if Zeus will agree to let him and Jen have one immortal child.
Because the attacks are getting humans killed and none of the other gods have been able to discover a lead, Zeus, in his desperation, agrees. But this new quest just might get Hypnos swallowed and trapped for all eternity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

 

Eva Pohler recently retired from a twenty-year position teaching writing and literature at a university in San Antonio, where she lives with her husband and three kids. Now a full-time writer, she’s the author of The Mystery Book Collection and three series for young adults: The Gatekeeper’s Saga, The Purgatorium Series, and The Vampires of Athens. Her books have been described as “thrilling” and “addictive.” A Kirkus reviewer said of The Gatekeeper’s Sons that it was “sure to thrill Hunger Games fans.”
 
A reader herself, Eva writes in multiple genres, but all of her stories blur the line between reality and fantasy, truth and delusion, and draw from Eva’s personal philosophy that a reader must be lured and abducted into complete captivity in order to enjoy the reading experience.
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Get the Gatekeeper’s Trilogy for 99 Cents for One Week Only!

Readers are calling this series, “Amazing,” “Addicting,” and “One of the best modern retelling of ancient myth.” Kirkus Reviews wrote that it’s “sure to thrill Hunger Games fans,” and Midwest Book Reviews calls it “a powerful young adult fantasy.”

A teen becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when one of them, Thanatos, the god of death, wants his chance at love. He makes a deal with his father, Hades, but not all the gods want him to succeed.

GatekeeperBoxPart paranormal romance and part adventure story, this trilogy follows Therese’s adventures as she struggles to overcome the challenges the gods dish her in her quest to become like them.

For one week only, from September 20th to September 26th, the digital box set of The Gatekeeper’s Trilogy, usually $5.98, can be downloaded from any ebook retailer for 99 cents!

That’s three full-length novels, a total of 230,564 words, for less than a buck!

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Here are the download links:

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Raye Wagner’s Curse of the Sphinx

 
 
 
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  How long can a monster stay hidden in plain sight?
 
Seventeen year-old Hope Nicholas has spent her entire life on the run. But no one is chasing her. In fact, no one even knows she exists. With her mom, she’s traveled from town to town and school to school, barely staying long enough to meet anyone, let alone make friends. And she’ll have to keep it that way.
 
It’s safer.
 
When her mother is brutally ripped away from her, Hope’s life shatters. Is this the fulfillment of Apollo’s curse? Is Hope being hunted by the shadow monsters of the Underworld? Orphaned and alone, Hope flees again, but this time there’s no one to teach her who to trust—or how to love.
 
Set in a universe where mythology is alive and well in the modern world, Curse of the Sphinx irresistibly blends action, suspense and romance. Curse of the Sphinx is the first book in the young-adult Sphinx saga.

 

 
Hope looked up from the bouquets to see the shadows at the back of the stall shift. A short man dressed in black advanced, his step both graceful and predatory. 
 
This was not the same man she had seen by the Fish Market earlier, and yet his movements were eerily similar, as were his pale skin and dark eyes. 
 
Her heart rate doubled, and instinctively, she stepped back. Her conversation with Priska came crashing back to her. She knew what this was. 
 
“Leto! Hope!” Priska’s petite figure pushed through the crowd toward them. Time seemed to slow. 
 
Leto took the change from the vendor and turned toward her best friend, her expression morphing from excitement to terror. The paper-wrapped bouquet slipped to the ground.
 
Hope’s eyes shifted from her mother to her aunt, and her muscles tensed even as her vision tunneled. Out of the corner of her eye, the dark figure was coming straight for them. She suppressed the cry that bubbled up her throat. 
 
Priska crashed into them, grabbing at both of them with shaky limbs. Her head jerked side to side, her eyes bulging. “Holy Hades! WHAT IN THE NAME OF ALL THE GODS ARE YOU DOING HERE?”

 

 
“A fast-paced read with myth and reality seamlessly woven together to create  a story that will appeal to fans of Percy Jackson. I can’t wait to see what’s next for Hope!” 

-Jen McConnel, author of Daughter of Chaos
 
 
 
 


 

Raye Wagner grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, the second of eight children, and learned to escape chaos through the pages of fiction. As a youth, she read the likes of David Eddings, Leon Uris, and Jane Austen. Inspired by a fictional character, Raye pursued a career in nursing, and thought to help the world one patient at a time. 
One summer afternoon, a plot dropped into her head, and she started writing. 
 
Raye enjoys baking, Tae Kwon Do, puzzles, and the sound of waves lapping at the sand. She lives with her husband and three children in Middle Tennessee.
 
Origin of the Sphinx is her first publication, and the beginning of the Sphinx series. 

 

 

 


 





 
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Vampire Ascension Is Coming!

The final book of The Vampires of Athens series is almost here!

Are you ready for it?

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Come to my Facebook celebration on Monday, August 24th at 7 p.m. CST to play games and win prizes! Click here to join.

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When seventeen-year-old Gertie leaves New York to study abroad in Athens, she learns that vampires and demigods are real and unwittingly becomes a catalyst to an uprising led by Dionysus, lord of the vampires.

 

In this final installment, Gertie, Jeno, and Hector struggle to bring a peaceful resolution to the war in Athens, but any success they make comes at great cost. How many more people must die for freedom and justice? The teens quickly learn that nothing is fair in love and war. Sometimes even love requires a terrible price.

 

You can start the series for free by signing up for my monthly newsletter, if you haven’t already.
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This month’s email will include an exclusive offer, and it won’t be publicized anywhere else, so be sure to subscribe and then look for it in your inbox on Tuesday, August 4th. You don’t want to miss out on this special deal–believe me!

 

I’ll also tell you a little known secret about the oracle of Delphi in Tuesday’s email.

 

And please be sure to enter my Goodreads Giveaway of three signed paperback copies of Vampire Ascension: The Vampires of Athens, Book Three. It ends August 17th. Good luck!

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Vampire Ascension

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Are You Ready for Comicpalooza?

I am! I can’t wait!

If you plan to attend, please come see me in the Artist’s Alley at the Texas Writers of Teen Fiction booth! It might be listed as Rose Garcia Books, since my partner was originally going solo, and her name is, well, you know…

ROSE GARCIA. This is her. Isn’t she pretty? Rose Garcia (2)

We will be selling our books at a special convention price. Both of us write young adult sci-fi and fantasy. Her trilogy follows a girl being chased by a trans-human hunter through multiple lives, and she is on her FINAL life. Most of my books are about characters who find out that the ancient gods of Greek mythology are still alive and well, and the characters become entangled with them in ways both joyful and deadly. We will also have goodies at our table, so come by and get yours. My furry friend, Pinwheel, may also be visiting.

I am also so excited about being a GAME MASTER for the FIRST time!!!!

I hope you will come and try my game! It should be fun for the whole family, and you don’t have to be familiar with any rules beforehand. My game is called Greek Mythology Bingo Plus.

It will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Ballroom A, at tables 52-60. Click here for a map of the convention center.

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I will be using my own original flashcards depicting 48 different characters from Greek mythology, and you, the participant, will be playing on a team of two to four around a beautifully illustrated bingo poster.

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The first 50 participants get a goody bag just for playing. The bags will contain bookmarks, my Medusa button, and a chocolate coin.

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And the winners will get their choice of a My Little Pony Pegasus, a tiara, a snake ring, or an Eva Pohler Books backpack.

The first time we go through all forty-eight cards, which might produce two or three winning groups, we’ll play the game at the “easy” level, which means all participants get to cover the image I call out whether you know the god, goddess, hero, or mythological being or not (and I will be educating you about them, to prepare you for the next level).

If we have time, we will then play at the “moderate” level, which means only those teams who can successfully identify the character whose name I call out may cover the image on their poster.

There is also a “difficult” level, but we won’t have time to play it at the con. I’ll just tell you a bit about it at the end of our session.

And if you are a writer or artist of any kind looking for ways to promote your business, you might like to attend my panel, Self-Promotion for Writers, which will take place on Sunday, at 1:00 p.m. in Panel Room 8, 370 C.

If you are not attending the con but would like to know more about my Greek Mythology Bingo Plus game, you can do so here. Beginning June 15th, you can also support the production of this game on Kickstarter, getting your own copy for only $20.

So, how many of you are coming to Comicpalooza?

 

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Greek Mythology Flash Cards!

They’re almost here!

Illustrated by Desiree De Orto, these flashcards come in packs of forty-eight and are part of a Greek Mythology Bingo Plus Game I will launch on Kickstarter later this year.

And they will have their debut appearance at Comicpalooza in Houston next month!

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Comicpalooza takes place in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center, May 22nd-25th. You can register for the con here. And you can register to participate in Saturday’s “Greek Mythology Bingo Plus” here.

Here’s the address: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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For two hours, up to 72 people of all ages can participate on the third floor in variations of bingo as they learn about and test their knowledge of the Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and mythological beings. Winners will receive their own set of flashcards!

I’ll also be exhibiting on the first floor with Texas Writers of Teen Fiction and my good friend Rose Garcia. I’ll be selling signed paperbacks at a discount and giving away the Medusa button to those who sign up for my newsletter.

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If you can’t make it to Comicpalooza but would still like to own a set of these flashcards, be sure to keep an eye out for my upcoming Kickstarter campaign!

 

 

 

 

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