Raye Wagner grew up just outside of Seattle, Washington. As the second of eight children, she was surrounded by chaos, and learned to escape the mayhem through the pages of fantasy. Raye studied the art of medicine long before she had an interest in the Gods on Mount Olympus. One sunny afternoon, the story of the Sphinx dropped into her head, and Raye started writing. She lives with her husband, their three children, and an assortment of animals in Middle Tennessee. Raye writes young adult fiction for teens and adults.
Here’s her books for you readers to enjoy:
Origin of the Sphinx:
In Ancient Greece, the invocation “May the gods watch over you” was more than a spoken blessing. It was an entreaty for divine benevolence.
Phoibe, demigod daughter of Hera, is content. Raised by her adopted aunt, her life is quiet, filled with milling grain and spinning wool. But after her Hestia celebration, Apollo visits the small town of Belen. Now Phoibe will have to choose—
If she 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 enormously powerful, but they don’t fix problems. They make bigger ones.
Uncover the curse. . .
Buy link: Origin of the Sphinx
Curse of the Sphinx:
In a modern world still ruled by the Greek gods, being a monster is more than a curse—it’s a death sentence.
Seventeen year-old Hope Nicholas has spent her entire life on the run. With her mom, she’s traveled from town to town, barely staying long enough to meet anyone, let alone make friends. And she’ll have to keep it that way.
Hope knows that demigods, monsters, and shadow demons aren’t just myths. They are realities that threaten her very existence. After tragedy strikes, Hope’s life shatters. Was this the fulfillment of Apollo’s curse? Have the demigods discovered her? Is she being hunted?
Orphaned and alone, Hope flees again, determined to survive. But when the handsome Athan Michael comes to her aid, everything changes. Suddenly, Hope must decide what she values more—safety or love.
Buy link: Curse of the Sphinx
Demigods and Monsters:
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.
Demigods and Monsters is the second book in the Sphinx series.
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