Goddess Interrupted Blog Tour & Giveaway @Aimee_Carter

Welcome to Author Aimée Carter

Aimée Carter was born in 1986 and attended the University of Michigan.  She started writing at age eleven, focusing first on fan fiction and later on original work, and hasn’t stopped since.  The Goddess Test trilogy is her first series.  Check out her website at www.aimeecarter.com.









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Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test #2)

Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she’ll have to fight for it.
Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.  
As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future. Henry’s first wife, Persephone.

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Blog Tour Stop #2 – A Who’s Who in the Goddess Test Trilogy
The gods and goddesses in the Goddess Test series have “ordinary names” – here’s a behind the scenes look at Aimée’s decision to name her characters in this manner:

This was something I went back and forth on multiple times. Initially the characters Kate encounters weren’t council members at all – I changed that very, very quickly though. By the second draft, I had a place for each of the Olympians, and I did some heavy rewriting to replace my first draft characters with the gods. I wanted to find a way to keep their names the same, but since they’re supposed to live among us in secret in the modern world, it didn’t really make sense. How many men named Zeus do you know, or women called Aphrodite? On top of that, keeping the council’s identities secret was incredibly important to the plot. So eventually I decided they would have changed their names when Western civilization stopped worshipping them as gods, allowing them to live freely among us.
I did choose each name for what it means, some more than others – Walter, for instance, means “army leader”, while James means “supplanter”. The exception is Calliope, which in the story was chosen by her counterpart for its Greek roots. The reason the gods changed their names – and why Artemis didn’t wind up with the name Diana – is explained throughout the series, but you get to actually see this happen in The Goddess Legacy (coming out July 31).
Here’s a complete Guide to the Gods:
Zeus……………………………..Walter

Hera…………………………Calliope

Poseidon………………………Phillip

Demeter………………….……Diana

Hades…………………………Henry

Hestia…………………………Sofia

Ares…………………..…….…Dylan

Aphrodite……………….……Ava

Hermes………………….……James

Athena………………….……Irene

Apollo…………………..……Theo

Artemis………………………Ella

Hephaestus……………….…Nicholas

Dionysus………………..…Xander

Please visit http://www.sithereandread.com/ for the next stop on Goddess Interrupted Blog Tour and Summer Goddess Giveaway.

Giveaway Details:
Summer Goddess Giveaway
Open to US & Canada
Ends 5/22/12

* The giveaway includes:
1 copy of The Goddess Test
Goddess French tote bag
Goddess sunscreen
Goddess beach ball
$5 iTunes gift card


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