Sarah Diemer

Fresh New Voices Series

Featuring author, Sarah Diemer and her debut novel, THE DARK WIFE

Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie. Now, only a goddess can tell the truth.

Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want—except for freedom. She lives on the green earth with her mother, Demeter, growing up beneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. But when Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she experiences something new: choice.

Zeus calls Hades “lord” of the dead as a joke. In truth, Hades is the goddess of the underworld, and no friend of Zeus. She offers Persephone sanctuary in her land of the dead, so the young goddess may escape her Olympian destiny.

But Persephone finds more than freedom in the underworld. She finds love, and herself.

It is not often a book crosses my desk that really interests me let alone, excites me, but such an intriguing YA novel came out last week from a young new author, Sarah Diemer, who brings a fresh retelling of the age-old Greek myth of Persephone: THE DARK WIFE.


 
We will be reviewing Sarah Diemer’s novel here, at Kissed By Venus, in the coming weeks and let you know what our reviewer thought. But for now, we hope you’ll take the time to stop by Sarah’s web site and offer this talented young author your support.

Go read her work, now!

Alexandra Wolfe

Alexandra is the founder, owner, and publishing editor of the Kissed By Venus web site and magazine.

Website - Twitter - Facebook - More Posts

Malinda Lo: “Huntress”

If you haven’t already discovered Malinda Lo and her writing, then you’ve been missing out and should stop by her web site and familiarize yourself with her YA fantasy series. Though she writes predominantly for the youth market, I find her work totally accessible and, having just started reading her first novel, Ash, am excited to know she has written a follow-up to it, Huntress, due out in April.

Read the first chapter of Huntress!

Alexandra Wolfe

Alexandra is the founder, owner, and publishing editor of the Kissed By Venus web site and magazine.

Website - Twitter - Facebook - More Posts

Book Promo

Alexandra Wolfe

Alexandra is the founder, owner, and publishing editor of the Kissed By Venus web site and magazine.

Website - Twitter - Facebook - More Posts

“Room” For Donoghue

Longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, Emma Donoghue’s latest novel is a compelling tale of five-year-old Jack and his mother, who live in a single small room. Their only contact with the outside world is through a mysterious figure known only as Old Nick. Emotionally intense, poignant yet funny, and superbly written, ROOM explores such issues as a child’s perception of reality, a mother’s desperate need for freedom, and the sometimes heartbreaking quest for normalcy.

This one has already gone on my wish list!

Alexandra Wolfe

Alexandra is the founder, owner, and publishing editor of the Kissed By Venus web site and magazine.

Website - Twitter - Facebook - More Posts

Book Release

“REEL FOOD FROM REEL WOMEN: OUR FAVORITE DISHES”

Editor: Nina Knapp
Purchase: www.reelrecipes.com
Available: July 11, 2010

“No matter what your culinary tastes, you are sure to find some interesting recipes in this book.” – Nina Knapp, Editor

REEL FOOD FROM REEL WOMEN is a collection of favorite recipes from women in the entertainment industry:  Rosser Goodman (HOLDING TREVOR), Katherine Fugate (VALENTINE’S DAY, Creator of “Army Wives,” “Xena” writer), Andrea Meyerson (LAUGHING MATTERS), Stacy Codikow (ITTY BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE), Kelli Herd (IT’S IN THE WATER), Nisha Ganatra (CHUTNEY POPCORN), Claudia Christian (“Babylon 5,” “Nip/Tuck”), and many, many more. 

REEL FOOD FROM REEL WOMEN has a wide variety of recipes, well-suited for any appetite or event.  “The Feature Presentation” section highlights main dish recipes from Linguine with Clam Sauce to Mini Brie Burgers;  “The Supporting Cast” features side dishes to compliment any meal or pot-luck, including Broccoli & Leek Soup, Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad and Irish Soda Bread; “The Concession Stand” is a delight of desserts – Lemon Lavender Sugar Cookies, Orange Cranberry Scones and more;  “The Wrap Party” recipes are indeed, party favorites – Artichoke Parmesan Spread, Mama’s Milk Punch, and Knapp’s own Killer Mango Salsa to name a few.

Alexandra Wolfe

Alexandra is the founder, owner, and publishing editor of the Kissed By Venus web site and magazine.

Website - Twitter - Facebook - More Posts

Page 1 of 212
© Copyright Kissed By Venus | All Rights Reserved | Privacy | TOS | Contact Us