Urban Fantasy Author
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Book Bling is happy to welcome author Sarah Daltry today. Hi, Sarah, it's nice to have you here today. I'm sure all your readers are interested in knowing what you're up to with your newest project. If you don't mind, we'd like you to answer a few questions.
What is the name of your most recent book? What is it about?
The book I am promoting currently is The Quiver of a Kiss. It is an erotic historical romance reconsidering the story of Helen of Troy and what drove her to leave Greece for Troy, thus precipitating the Trojan War.
What motivated you to write about this?
Women appear as side characters in the works of the ancient Greeks at best and as lustful one-dimensional characters at worst. I wanted to consider Helen's point of view. Maybe she was driven a bit by lust, but love had to play a role. You don't leave behind your family and cause a war because a guy is kind of cute.
Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
I am currently working on a contemporary NA based on a short story I already wrote. However, I would like to write about Clytemnestra as well. I find these women intriguing and there is really nothing out there about them.
What books have influenced your writing?
In this case, I had read Homer and Virgil. I just was not satisfied with their versions because I felt that there was a voice missing - the women.
Who designed the cover of your book?
I do everything myself - writing, editing, cover design, marketing. It is not necessarily the best or easiest route. I would love to find a publisher, but for now, it's all me.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Do what works for you. I am one person and what I do is not necessarily right for someone else. My job is stressful but I do manage to find the time to write and do everything I have to do. I am not sure others have that luxury and I would never assume anyone's life is the same as mine.
REVIEW OF THE QUIVER OF A KISS-The Seduction of Helen of Troy
This novel was a happy surprise. As a big fan of ancient and medieval history and literature, I was afraid this would be just a vague setting with characters who had been given historical names. Though the premise intrigued me, the highly adult content warning served to make me even more cautious. Fortunately, though this delivers on the promised genre expectations, with lots and lots of hot, steamy intimate encouters, it also provides a very interesting take on the historical events around the legendary beauty, Helen, and the verile warriors who vied for her favors.
The writing style is smooth and the first person point of view adds interest and insight to Helen's encounters and descriptions. There is no question that she grew up in a male-dominated society where women were little more than chattle, but she is still fiery and independent. She learns from her experiences and lives her life and gives her body on her own terms. I give this story 4 stars!
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