Mything You: Heroes of Greece

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He wasn't looking for love. He only wanted to prove he was worthy of being a king's son.

Adventurer Theseus had dreamed of meeting his father, King Aegeus. As Theseus journeys to Athens, he meets his match in strength along the way. But is it the will of a beautiful young princess that puts this strong young man finally at his mercy? Or will he be able to conquer the princess's heart?

She had settled for a ...

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Overview

He wasn't looking for love. He only wanted to prove he was worthy of being a king's son.

Adventurer Theseus had dreamed of meeting his father, King Aegeus. As Theseus journeys to Athens, he meets his match in strength along the way. But is it the will of a beautiful young princess that puts this strong young man finally at his mercy? Or will he be able to conquer the princess's heart?

She had settled for a life of unhappiness and believed a man who would love her for herself was only in her dreams.

Princess Ari has followed her father's dictates all her life. On her way to meet her bridegroom, she is attacked. Saved by a handsome adventurer, Theseus, she tempts fate and follows him on his journey to Athens. Being with Theseus opens up a whole new world of opportunity for her. But will she allow her heart or loyal duty choose her life for her?

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Editorial Reviews

Debra Andrews
I found "Mything You" an entertaining read, and loved the hero and heroine (and mythology). Theseus reminded me of Jake Gyllenhal in Prince of Persia and Brad Pitt in Troy. Ari is all softness--she's not Katniss from the Hunger Games--but she's more relatable to me because she's like a heroine in an old Sandra Bullock or Julia Roberts' romantic comedy. This story is action packed, while Theseus' humanity is touching. Lots of surprises in store for the reader. I look forward to reading the sequel
Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
I've never really read anything that included mythology. But I loved how Greta included so many different myths and legends surrounding her characters. It was a fun read. There were several moments when I was like "Oh, no, what's next for these two?" LOL. I feel like she threw everything at them. Well, maybe not the kitchen sink but I am sure we would've gotten to that.

Greta does a good character arc, and the reader is able to see the characters develop and change with the story. I rea
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781479156672
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Greta Buckle grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She's worked in engineering, then became a lawyer. After realizing she hates clients, she became a high school teacher. Teaching is fun, but writing is a passion. She wrote one hundred and one fan fiction stories online before deciding to transition into writing her own stories. Never ask her to republish her fan stories from age eleven- horribly written stories of princesses. Greta dreams of writing professionally, where her barista can make her coffee and a walk on the beach, can motivate her tales. Theseus story came to her when she was a freshman in high school as her English teacher, the nun, told her how life was hard and tragedy teaches lessons. She also grew up a major sci fi fan. Greta's love of writing has kept her centered and focused. How is she crazy? The voices in her head are characters in novels and she's not insane.
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  • Posted December 24, 2013

    First of all, fantasy/mythology is not my normal genre, but I ha

    First of all, fantasy/mythology is not my normal genre, but I have now read several fantasy books, and I am starting to appreciate if not enjoy this genre. When I review this genre, I apply many of the same techniques as I do when reviewing my favorite genres. But understand that if you do not agree with my review, it may be that I am still learning to appreciate and enjoy this genre.

    That being said, I found this to be an interesting fantasy. I am somewhat familiar with Greek mythology, so it was nice to see names that I recognized from literature I had studied in high school. When I read about the author's love for literature, I was certainly not surprised! The unique way in which she wove together the various myths certainly kept me guessing. Perhaps it was the mythology that caused me to enjoy this book more than the usual fantasy book.

    Now to the story. I was never once bored--that is truly saying something. I often find passages in fantasy books that cause me to yawn, but not so with this book! It was action-packed without including graphic violence. I enjoyed Theseus and Ari from the beginning of the story--always nice to like the hero and heroine! In fact, they were so good that there is no way they could have lived--so much the better for this kind of story!

    The book in itself is quite tame and often rather sweet. There is little to no profanity--I don't remember there being any, but there might have been a word here and there. I could have done without the two bedroom scenes, but that is just a personal thing for me. I prefer less detail in the bedroom. On the other hand, it was nice to see a strong, independent woman in mythology who enjoyed the "act" of marriage!

    If you like fantasy and romance, I would say this would be the book for you. I found it quite enjoyable, and I would be open to reading more books by this author!

    I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  • Posted April 30, 2013

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    The action starts from the very beginning and keeps you engaged

    The action starts from the very beginning and keeps you engaged in the story until the very end. I enjoyed Theseus as a character. He was a true gentleman. Ari was quite the little damsel in distress through a lot of the story, but she strengthened more and more as the story progressed. Mything You by Greta Buckle was provided to me by the FMB Promotions  for review. The opinions are my own.

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  • Posted December 20, 2012

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    I've never really read anything that included mythology. But I l

    I've never really read anything that included mythology. But I loved how Greta included so many different myths and legends surrounding her characters. It was a fun read. There were several moments when I was like "Oh, no, what's next for these two?" LOL. I feel like she threw everything at them. Well, maybe not the kitchen sink but I am sure we would've gotten to that.

    Greta does a good character arc, and the reader is able to see the characters develop and change with the story. I really enjoyed watching Ari come into herself and learn more about what she could do. She had elements of the Amazons, but also some of the more domestic females in the world. Perhaps Greta will spin another tale featuring these two and more happenings with the Amazons. It would definitely be worth checking out.

    I recommend this book to those that enjoy mythology based books, and lovers of romance. It's a quick read and enjoyable.

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  • Posted November 8, 2012

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    "Mything You" is full of romance, suspense, emotion, a

    "Mything You" is full of romance, suspense, emotion, adventure, and a quick lesson in Greek mythology. Greta pens her characters well thought out, strong, accurate and lovable in this easy read. Highly recommended for all romance, mythology lovers. *5 Stars*

    This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    Mythical & Awesome

    When I was sent an email about joining this tour my first answer was no, because I had seriously too many tours for this month and wanted nothing more than to stop and rest for a bit. But then I am not sure why I checked out the tour page and read what it was about. The next thing I know I am requesting to join this tour and no way would I not take a part in it.

    As I've mentioned before, I really love mythology and legends. Greek mythology in particular is one of my favourites. And starting from last year Theseus, Ariadne and the minotaur became one of my absolute favourite stories, so really is it any wonder why I was adamant about joining this tour? Plus, let's face it, did you see the beautiful cover and title? If it weren't for my interest in the story itself I'd have joined just for those two.

    This is a great retelling of the famous story of Theseus and the Minotaur. The writing made it feel modern and approachable, like an actual story happening not the myths and legends you hear but aren't sure whether they're true or not. It humanized Theseus to and gave a unique approach to his love story with Ariadne.

    I quite enjoyed this story and Greta's writing! A great read!

    Rating: 4/5

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