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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Destined Blog Tour: Giveaway And Review Of Destined By Jessie Harrell

Welcome to my stop on the Destined Blog Tour. My stop is a review of Destined but with a giveaway. Jessie will be giving away 1 e-book copy of Destined to 1 lucky person who comments about the review and leaves their e-mail address. 
Destined By Jessie Harrell

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Mae Day Publishing (November 17, 2011)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615500951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615500959
  • Source And Purchase: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)


"As he approached, I heard the flapping of wings, like an overgrown eagle. The sound dissolved when he landed at the edge of the open window. A rush of wind flew past me and extinguished the flames in the fireplace. Stars glimmered behind him but his body was encircled in black."

When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined.

Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.

If you are a fan of Greek Mythology then Jessie Harrell's debut novel is just the book for you. It is a retelling (of sorts) of the love between Psyche and Eros (a.k.a. Cupid). It is a little more modernized in some of the things Psyche may say but not enough to take you out of the ancient Greek setting that is so beautifully set before us. I have always loved Greek Mythology and find this a nice take on a classic tale. Kudos to Jessie for making this version a young adult novel so young readers can appreciate a Greek myth without the coarseness of the original. I also love that love conquers all aspect. Psyche goes to hell, or really in her case Hades, and back to be with the man (God) she loves and that is a very commendable attribute. Now a days not too many people can say they would do that to be with the man that they love. It was also nice to read a story were the main characters don't fall instantly in love. I like that they learn to love each other which is a refreshing change of pace. Don't get me wrong it can be nice to read a book where the characters seem to almost instantly fall in love, I just mean it is nice every one in a while, for a couple to have friction in the beginning. It makes the story more interesting and makes you wonder what is it going to take for these two people to fall in love. On a scale from 1-10 I give Destined an 8. The story over all was good but at times it did take me a bit to get into it. If you are a fan of true love and Greek Mythology you need to pick yourself up a copy of Destined and let their magical story take your breath away. Don't forget if you leave your e-mail address in the comments, you'll be automatically entered to win an e-book copy Of Destined. The contest will stay open for 48 hours after this post goes live, and then Jessie will use random.org to select a winner. Available formats include .mobu, .epub, and .pdf. And please be sure to visit the other stops on Destined's official blog tour for chances to win copies of Destined and other goodies.

Author Jessie Harrell

Blog: Here
Facebook: Here
Twitter: Here

Next stop on the tour is tomorrow at
Dark Readers Review Blog. The FULL list of dates and bloggers participating can be found Here.


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Jessie Harrell said...

Thanks so much for hosting a Destined blog tour stop and for the lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope that your readers will too!

Vivien said...

Thanks for the great post! I'm really eager for this book :)

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

speaking_out said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Sarah F.


Nicole said...

Awesome giveaway! This book looks really great :)


ms. noxy said...

This book sounds fascinating. I adore greek mythology. Can't wait to read!


latishajean said...

Thank you very much for the great giveaway would love to read this sounds so good!
tishajean@ charter.net

Donna said...

I love books about Greek mythology.

Maidenveil said...

I'm so looking forward to this read. I love retelling of mythological stories. :)


BookObsessedChicks said...

Greek Mythology!!!!! Awesome.. Sounds intriguing and I can't wait to read this. Thanks for the awesome review... SQUEEEEEEEEE


Anonymous said...

Great post! Definitely makes me wish I were already reading this.

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Vj7 said...

oh god, please, let me be random!! :P Thanks for the giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

I am dying to read this book. I love the Greek Myths and I love reading books that are based off the myths. I really want this book thank you for a chance to win it.


sablelexi said...

I love Greek Mythology, and I'd love to read this interpretation of one.
Thank you for the giveaway.

jlynettes @ hotmail . com

Kathy Ann Coleman said...

I have been a Greek Mythology nut for years and years. My favorite Greek God by far is Apollo, but I do love the myth of Eros and Psyche, so I would definitely love to check this book out.

isis_willowsong (at) hotmail (dot) com

darkangel_1988 said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway!
I love Greek Mythology and would love to win a e-copy of Destined. :)


Jessie Harrell said...

Congrats to Sarah F., who is the latest winner of a Destined eARC. For the rest of you, please join the rest of the stops along the tour for daily chances to win!

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