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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

What she was born to be - The Hybrid (The Hybrid Series #1) by Venus Morales

Ari is the daughter of Ares, the God of War. Half goddess and half Phoenician, she is raised by her father in secrecy until her 18th birthday, when he is forced to return to Olympus. 


Published: February 9th, 2015

Ari is the daughter of Ares, the God of War. Half goddess and half Phoenician, she is raised by her father in secrecy until her 18th birthday, when he is forced to return to Olympus. 

She chooses not follow her father, and decides to venture out into the mortal realm. There, Ari crosses paths with the archangel Julius, who bears a message from a seer. Ari must return to the Bayou to her late mother's coven to regain her family crown, she is soon fighting for more than just the crown; she is fighting for her life, and the inner darkness that's consuming her. 

With 7 days to prepare for her trials and 7 days to fight for her life, Ari does the one thing she must do to survive; she forges herself into the weapon she was born to be.


1 The Hybrid series is based on Greek mythology – How much freedom has an author to develop or change the classic stories and what are the lines that shouldn’t be crossed?
Each author is different. I believe the line you draw is up to each author. Some are diehard fans where they don’t want to change mythology what so ever and just continue the story where it leaves off, others want to fill in the blanks. I love mythology, but I wanted to use my favorite characters and bring them into a more modern world that has evolved since their reigning days. 

2. When the mythology is brought in modern times, what are the aspects that should be considered in order to create a “believable” world? 
I think it depends on the author and what place they consider modern and how they describe the location to make it ‘believable’. You can make up a fictional city but describe it realistically to make it feel like it’s New York without saying it’s New York. It’s all in the description and details. 

3. In the plethora of Fantasy stories, what The Hybrid series brings to the faithful and trained fantasy/paranormal readers?
‘The Hybrid’ brings a fresh new breeds that’s non-traditional. Combining Greek mythology and a supernatural twist. A little mix of everything loves about the paranormal world. 

4. What kind of heroine is Ari and has she any message for her readers?
Ari is courageous and fearless on the outside, but deep down she is like any other girl, with fear and doubts. She experiences her first true love and is confused by those emotions she’s never felt before. What she brings to the readers even though it’s a fictional storyline, it’s okay to be scared and it’s okay to face your emotions. It doesn’t mean you’re anything less than what you are. 

5. The Hybrid has three different covers. How did you chose them and how important is the cover for the book / story?
The first cover was the face of Ari and as it evolved as did the cover. I finally teamed up with the right design team who brought to life my vision, the image I had in my head of how I envisioned seeing Ari on the rooftop in the first part of the book. 

About the author:
Who am I, you ask? I am a woman who wears many hats. A mother of 3 wonderful boys is my first and for most priority, and from there it trickles down. I’m a wife, a cook, a house cleaner and a mommy to two dogs and a lazy loveable cat. Then there’s my ulternate life.. The writer she is the kid who refuses to grow up. Stuck in a mind state of a teenager, who still has imaginary friends. The two halfs of me get along great!! As long as I let the writer out and listen to my imaginary friends tell me their story, then there’s no conflict. If I keep her caged up too long… Well… You know what they say, when you keep the beast caged up to long, it gets angry. 

The life of a writer is who your born to be, not a job you just take on. It’s who I am.

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Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you

Stephanie LaPlante said...

I would love to read this!

Johnny's Girl said...

Good to see a fellow latina do well.Buena suerte Venus!

Jan Lee said...

Now I know why the title is Hybrid :) I also love the cover!

Arf2-D2 said...

I've always wondered about someone not raised to rule suddenly becoming a ruler. Its not that easy! Well, maybe easier if you are half a god. Still sounds like an entertaining read.

Debbie Joyce said...

This sounds like a very fun and interesting book. Thank you for this chance at a giveaway.

Betul E. said...

LOVE the cover!!