Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Book Spotlight: Origin of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner

Origin of the Sphinx (Sphinx #1)
Title: Origin of the Sphinx

Series: Sphinx #1

Author: Raye Wagner

Publication date: June 2013

Published by: Studio Opolis LLC

Genre: YA | Fantasy | Mythology

Blurb: In Ancient Greece, the invocation "May the Gods watch over you" was more than a spoken blessing. It was an entreaty for divine benevolence.

When Damon sees a beautiful woman alone, far from civilization, he can’t help but be drawn to her. But his life–as it should have been– is altered and twisted by the immortal touch of deity.

Damon’s daughter, Phoibe, is raised to be wary and distrustful of the gods.
And so she must choose–
If Phoibe marries a mortal, she risks eternal solitude for a moment of love.
If she follows her heart, she risks spurning a god.

The gods are powerful, and their knowledge is vast.
But the gods…
The gods are far from perfect.

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

Find Origin of the Sphinx here: Goodreads | Amazon

About the Author:
Raye Wagner

Raye has spent half her life immersed in books (reading not swimming), but stopped believing she could write fiction after the sixth grade. Her teacher thought her writing was “disturbed”, and –at a parent-teacher conference– asked her mother to seek counseling for her.

Years later, with both Bachelors and Masters degrees in nursing, Raye reduced her practice to be at home with her family. Her children would say she read more, which is probably be true. One afternoon, as she sat out on the patio watching her boys play in the kiddie pool, inspiration struck, and she began recording the legend behind the Greek myth of the Sphinx.

Raye lives in Middle Tennessee with her husband, a pair of kids she claims as her own, and a dog named George.

Origin of the Sphinx is her first publication, and the beginning of the Sphinx series.

Incidentally, she didn’t get counseling all those years ago.

She might still need it.

Connect with Raye here: Website

Check out this book and/or let me know what you think! Also, stay tuned for my review! Coming next week.


  1. I love books that have mythology in it. Maybe it's because I get to learn about lots of history of the gods and goddesses. It's very fascinating and this book might be one of those mythology books that I love and adore. :)

    1. Same! I LOVE mythology! You might be interested in this one ;)

  2. Glad to hear this one is full of mythology--those are my favorites!


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