Easter Hoppin Blog Hop ~ Win e-copy of Soul Reborn + tote worth of goodies

Easter Hoppin Blog Hop Join me in celebrating Soul Reborn’s release!!!

Egyptian Mythos ~ does it have the stuff?

Absolutely!

That is a pretty strong statement, yes? But, the more I research Ancient Egyptian Mythos the more I’m convinced this is an untapped source of inspiration. Ancient Egyptians believed in an afterlife. Death was only the beginning. So much so they loaded their tombs with food, materials, and servants, everything they would need in their new life. And who can overlook the Book of the Dead, the book of spells that would protect the deceased on their journey through Duat (Underworld) to the Afterlife. Or curse those that disturbed the tomb. Curses, mummies, spells, and underworld gods.

In the Key to the Cursed Series, the gods of the underworld have awoken from their 5,000 year old slumber when a tomb of a malevolent goddess was exhumed and a cursed released upon the earth. I challenge those who believe Egyptian Mythos is only best served in historical romance. Tell me what you think. What do you love about Egyptian Mythos? Does it have the stuff to make it?

Backcover blurb:
THE HUMAN REALM HIS BATTLEFIELD
Asar, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has been tortured and left soulless by a malevolent goddess, relegating him to consume the very thing he was commisioned to protect. Human souls. Now an empty schell of hatred, Asar vows to kill the goddess and anyone involved in here release, but fate crosses his path with a beautiful blonde huntress who has a soul too sweet to ignore.
DEADLY SECRETS BETTER LEFT UNEARTHED
Lilly, fearless commander of the Nehebkau huntresses, is the only thing standing in the way of the goddess’ undead army unleashing hell on earth. But Lilly has a secret– one she is willing to sell her soul to keep. If the Underworld god discovers here role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everthing, including his heart.

For more about Soul Reborn visit my website. Jean Murray

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HAPPY READING

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45 responses to “Easter Hoppin Blog Hop ~ Win e-copy of Soul Reborn + tote worth of goodies

  1. Love that this is about Gods of the Underworld awakening because a malevolent Goddess was exhumed…..unleashing a curse…these are the types of stories that I love. We don’t hear enough about other deities in ancient civilizations!

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com
    readingwithbakingoddess.blogspot.com

  2. I think that the Egyptian time period has definitely been under represented and that this would make for an interesting read!

    Thanks for the chance to win:)

    GFC follower: mk261274

    mk261274 at gmail dot com

    • Melissa,
      What I love about Egyptian mythos is that thier gods were based on the natural elements and they used animals to represent them. Even dogs. Anubis, jackle-headed dog, was an ancient Egyptian god of the underworld who guided and protected the spirits of the dead. Dogs were kept as pets and owners would take them with them to the grave.

      Love your blog dedication. Our fourth child is our lovable grey hound mix.
      Jean

  3. Oops..I meant email subscriber;p

  4. I would so love to read this , I am a huge fan of mythology. Thanks for the giveaway

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Donna,
      I hope you get to read this too. Soul Reborn integrates some of the authentic mythos about Aaru, the paradise isle of the underworld. Those whose heart weighed the same as a feather were granted passage to paradise. If the deceased heart tipped the scales, Asar would feed it to a mythical beast. All those characters will come to play in the book along with spells from the Book of the Dead. So cool.
      Your blog is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Judy Cox

    This looks like a very good read, the cover is also very eye catching. I would love to win it and read it. I would be glad to leave a review after reading.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

    • Judy,
      Thank you for dropping in. I am having so much fun writing this series. Lilly is the heroine of Soul Reborn and the oldest of the three sisters. She is a bit of a control freak and gets herself in over head on several occasions.
      Jean

  6. Michele Luker

    I love Egyptian myths and also Greek mythology…This book sounds incredible. I wouldlove to have the chance toget my hands on it!!

    jmluker(at)winco.net

  7. JessS

    I’m a little surprised there aren’t more books about Egyptian Mythos but I guess it’s a pretty well known topic and seems more historical than paranormal/fantasy. Personally atleast, it makes me think of school. Great contest.

    jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)

    • Jess,
      Great to have you stop by. 5,000 years is a long time. Hopefully, Egyptian mythos can gain some traction, if more folks start writing it. I know several authors with scripts that are pounding the pavement trying to find a home for their egyptian paranormal. One can hope πŸ™‚

  8. Ren Puspita

    I always love Egypt Myth, the reason why I love watching The Mummy and The Mummy Return, no matter what people said that movie is silly :P.. And I remember once I read Agatha Christie’s novel ( I forgot the title), because that book had story about Ancient Egypt and their religions. Actually I love all the Mythology in the worlds! My favorite after Egypt, is Norse and Ireland Myth πŸ˜€

    Would love to win your e-copy. Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

    Ren
    sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

    • Ren,
      I loved The Mummy movie series. My favorite of course is the first one. There have always been rumors of curses when tombs were opened. Although science has disproven that theory, you always have to wonder. If people can believe in ghosts, they could certainly believe in curses. Oh, do have the reference for you. Okay, I’m going to spill my secret trove of myths and world religions. http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm I bought all three CD’s. I haven’t checked out the Norse or Celtic, but it has all the Pyramid text translations. It is fabulous.

  9. dreabecraft

    I can’t tell you if there is life after death since well I have never died and came back ;0) but I think its always good to send with you what you would like to have if you do come back. I find it funny how people are digging up these tombs but don’t consider it grave robbing like you would if someone went a dug a casket out of the ground. Kinda rude if you ask me but I guess its all right as long as its in the name of learning history. Reminds me why I want to be creamated lol.

    ~~*Drea*~~
    dreabecraft(@)aol.com

    • Drea,
      I think there is a certain amount of knowledge and science that can be gained, but your right, at what expense? The acient Egyptians took such great care to prepare their graves and bodies for the afterlife (I read it took the priests 53 days to properly prepare the body). I wonder in another 5,000 years, if another culture won’t look upon our burial rituals and study them. Okay, creamation is looking better and better πŸ™‚

  10. Linda Henderson

    I’ve always enjoy reading stories of Egypt. I have watched the Mummy movies countless times and find the information fascinating. I wanted to go see the King Tut exhibit when it was in Chicago but couldn’t make it. It’s amazing to me that they had the ability to preserve bodies the way they did so long ago. We could learn a lot from them.

    seriousreader at live dot com

    • Linda,
      It’s true, the stories are never boring. I think what fascinates us the most is wondering how they did it. We can theorize all we want, but we will never truly know.
      Thank you for stopping by. Happy Hopping!
      Jean

  11. Gabrielle Jones

    I love Egyptian myths and legends just the idea that you may get another chance to do what you couldn’t in your former life in you new life is intriguing!

    kakuchouakisame_19AtyahooDOTcom

    • Gabrielle,
      I think it would be fabulous to have a second chance to do something different (Not that I regret my current life, but it would be interesting to find out what would happen if you made a different choice at a particular crossroad in your life- how would things be different?). Humans just don’t live long enough πŸ™‚

  12. Danielle Gorman

    This book looks really good. I haven’t read many books based on Egyptian mythology. I like that it’s different.

    iqb99 AT yahoo dot com

    • Danielle,
      I love to read vampire novels, but I wanted to find a different twist. The Underworld gods in Soul Reborn have some similar characteristics, but its because they rule the dead. They cannot walk in the human realm very easily, only at night. They were not meant to be among living humans, which creates quite a barrier between the hero (Asar) and the heroine (Lilly). She is the forbidden fruit.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Jean

  13. Laura H.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! I β™₯ historical romance but I will read anything that keeps me turning the pages. And I find Egyptian Mythos very fascinating. I have often fancied myself an Egyptologist because this period of time is so full of ritual and their firm belief in the after life. I think this is a great premise for a book!

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

    • Laura,
      I’m feeling less and less alone in my love for Ancient Egyptian Mythos. Once you get through the multiple layers of Soul Reborn’s plot, you will find one consistent theme ~ love is the path to redeeming your soul. I don’t think it gets any better than that.
      Thank you for stopping by today.
      Jean

  14. I find the Egyptian myths, the lives and everything about them to be fascinating.. they had such strong beliefs and really cared about there people once they passed. I think its an amazing thing because it probably left the lucky ones (not the ones forced into the afterlife) who were dying a belief that true peace was coming so they were probably less scared.. it think its a really neat thing.

    raynekitten@gmail.com

    • Traci,
      I imagine thier strong beliefs helped face death, especially when they didn’t live that long in that day and age. Average life expectancy was around 40 years old. Yikes!
      Love your blog- became a subscriber. What will you do for the letter ‘I?” πŸ˜‰
      Jean

  15. Michelle Bledsoe

    Thank you for giving us readers a new setting for paranormal stories. I truly love the vamps and shapeshifters, but the Egyptian theme is very intriguing. I enjoy reading about Egypt’s history. These will be great stories. I am looking forward to reading them.

    koonie2888(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • Michelle,
      I truly believe Egyptian Mythos can bring in a great many characteristics of vampires and shapeshifters that we love. Hope to make your TBR list. πŸ™‚
      Jean

  16. Jolene

    I love Greek Mythology and have loved the few books I’ve picked up that have incorporated it, but I’m not sure I’ve read anything on Ancient Egyptian Mythos and I am greatly intrigued. I would love to read this, sounds amazing and if I win I put my reviews on amazon and goodreads. Thanks for the chance

    june111(at)att(dot)net

    • Jolene,
      I with you on Greek Mythology. It has a great venue of characters. Love it. Soul Reborn provides some of the same dark mysteries. Thank you stopping by the blog.
      Jean

  17. Not only do I love ancient Egypt but I’m currently working on a story involving the Egyptian Gods. The Egyptian Gods and Goddess have truly been unrepresented in the romance industry. There is a well of info on them and they are as bad assed as any of the Greek Gods. I will definitely pick up your book and check it out.

    • Tmonique,
      I’m so excited to meet another writer of Egyptian Mythos. Stopped by your website. I love your premise of lost love even with second chances. I hope he finds a way to succeed. I’m already rooting for him.
      Jean

  18. Egypt has always been one of my favorite things to study. I always feel so at home around their art and culture… I often wondered if in another life I was a Egyptian…

    • Bonnie,
      It was an amazing culture. The detail in the art and monuments is a testament to their devotion to the gods and goddesses. Amazing really!
      Stopped by your blog. Nice to meet another fellow Pennsylvanian.

  19. Shannon J.

    They have an entire egyptian mummies section at The Field Museum in Chicago. Everytime we go I think of the stories behind these mummies. They have one with twins and it just seems fascinating. All the treasure they bury with them and pets are even buried with them. I think this would be a great topic for a book and putting all the fantasy and imagination about their lives into a story!!
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Shannon,
      I’m in complete agreement. You have to wonder how these ancient cultures lived and their view on the world. They did so in the art inscribed on walls of the tombs etc… We just have to take the time to read it. Cool exhibit at Chicago. I’m going to be there in a few weeks and will have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by.
      Jean

  20. Fedora

    Ooh, haven’t read too many stories with similar settings, Jean–I’ve loved mythology since I was a kid, and it’s pretty neat to see how authors are tackling it now, and putting their own spins on different parts! Congrats on Soul Reborn!

    And Happy Easter!
    f dot chen at comcast dot net

    • Fedora,
      I hope everyone is having fun on the Easter Blog Hop. I know I am. I’m getting to meet so many new people with similar interests. I’m glad you stopped by.
      Thank you,
      Jean

  21. Linda

    Wow. It sounds really good! I’m fascinated by Ancient Egyptian Mythos although it’s a bit…weird. Dead people aren’t dead. They’re just mummies. I watch too many movies! It’s an interesting topic for a book though. Congrats on the release!
    Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

    • Linda,
      Creepy from our end, definitely. Not a very good sales pitch if they believed they would walk around like a mummy in the afterlife. Yuck. Luckily, they believed the tomb was a conduit to the underworld. The body just needed to be present to join spirit with the soul when it crossed over. But that’s how the myths started, tombs raided, spells broken, curse released, the soul couldn’t cross over, so surprise walking mummy. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Hopping!
      Jean

  22. jennifer mathis

    i love anicent eygptian stories please throw my name in the hat

    meandi09(@)yahoo

  23. I want to thank everyone that stopped by. The blog is now closed to entries. The winner will be announced this evening.

    Thank you for supporting Egyptian Mythos. I think we have proven it has what it takes to make it!
    Jean

  24. WINNER ~ Soul Reborn’s Easter Hopping Blog Hop!
    Congratulation to Jolene. Her name was selected in random chance of all names to receive the Soul Reborn e-book and tote of goodies.

    I was so moved by everyone’s support, I decided to select another name at random to receive a free copy of Soul Reborn in format of her choice. Congratulations, Kimberly F.

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