Demigods and Monsters (Sphinx #2)
by Raye Wagner
Publication Date: April 25th 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Synopsis
Can Apollo’s curse be broken?
Seventeen-year-old Hope Nicholas is done running. Apollo’s
curse has ruled her entire life, limiting her choices and robbing her of the
things that matter most. But she refuses to live in fear any longer. In fact,
she’s ready to do whatever it takes to break the god’s power over her
existence.
When the goddess Artemis instructs Hope to impersonate a
demigod and infiltrate a conservatory to get access to the Olympian library, she
doesn’t hesitate. As she sees it, there’s nothing left to lose.
But once inside, Hope discovers the only way to get what she
needs is to work with her sworn enemies. As the lines between demigod and
monster are crossed again and again, Hope has to dig deep for the courage to
accept her fate or fight for the freedom to save herself.
Excerpt

Hope went into the sparse guest room and closed the door behind her. She let out a long, slow exhale and leaned against the door.

“How long have you been at the conservatory?”

Hope yelped. Turning around, she noticed Athan sitting on the edge of the bed.

“Sorry.” He was quickly at her side. “I didn’t mean to startle you.”

“Then what the Hades are you doing in my room with the light off?” Hope flicked the light on and glared at him.

“Right.” He took a step back. “Sorry. I wanted to talk to you, and you left abruptly.”

Hope clenched her teeth. “Oh. Well then, it’s all okay. Come on in.” Sarcasm dripped with the words. “What do you need to say?”

Athan frowned. “What’s with the hostility? Did I do something to you?”

She sputtered in her attempt to say anything, but words formed and disappeared before she could get them out. Finally, she said, “I trusted you.” She knew she was being irrational, but all the pent-up emotion erupted, blasting into the air between them. “I don’t even know what to believe anymore.”

Athan reached his hand out to touch her face, but something in her expression made him hesitate before contact. He dropped his hand to his side. “I never lied to you, Hope.”

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Demigods and Monsters is the second book in the Sphinx
series.
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About the Author
Raye Wagner grew up in Seattle, the second of eight children, and learned to escape chaos through the pages of fiction. As a youth, she read the likes of David Eddings, Leon Uris, and Jane Austen. Inspired by a fictional character, Raye pursued a career in nursing, thinking to help the world one patient at a time.
One summer afternoon, when her then young children were playing in the pool, a plot dropped into her head, and she started writing. 
She enjoys baking, puzzles, Tae Kwon Do, and the sound of waves lapping at the sand. She lives with her husband and three children in Middle Tennessee.

Origin of the Sphinx, a novella detailing the story leading up to the creation of the mythological creature, is her first publication. It is the beginning of the Sphinx series. 

Curse of the Sphinx, the first book in the series, is completed, and set to be released in August 2015.

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