Tuesday 5 June 2012

Interview with Gwen Frost from Mythos Academy and Giveaway!

Today I have planned something very special for all of you! Because today, I have invited over at my place my beloved Gwen Frost, the heroine from the very successful series Mythos Academy by Jennifer Estep. And you can't imagine how glad I am that she accepted my invitation, so please welcome her and let's leave all the rest to her! Getting Gwen herself to answer some of my questions was beyond exciting for me and I'm guessing it will be for you as well. At least I hope so! And don't forget to check at the end of the post for a giveaway :)

Anna: Hello Gwen. I'm thrilled to have you as a guest here today!

GF: Thanks. I’m happy to be here.

Anna: How do you feel, being Nike's champion?

GF: You know, I’m still trying to get the hang of this whole Champion thing. I didn’t even
believe in all the gods and goddesses until recently, and now Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, has picked me to be her Champion, the girl who helps carry out the goddess’s wishes here in the mortal realm. It’s a little overwhelming at times.

Anna: Are you afraid, considering what it is expected from you as a champion?

GF: You’d better believe I’m afraid. As Nike’s Champion, I’m expected to battle the evil Norse trickster god Loki and his Reapers of Chaos. So I’m responsible for keeping all my friends safe, stopping Loki and his Reapers, and pretty much saving the entire world. I don’t know that I’m up to the challenge, but I’m going to do my best. That’s all anyone can do.

Anna: When you feel lost and overwhelmed, how do you overcome those feelings?

GF: I just think about Daphne, Carson, Logan, and my other friends, along with Grandma Frost, Professor Metis, and everyone else at Mythos. I think about how much I care about them and how much they care about me, and that helps me keep going and keep fighting.

Anna: What exactly did you think the first time you laid eyes on Logan? Well, apart from how
gorgeous he is!

GF: Well, he is totally gorgeous so there were a few moments when I was just staring at him. Although don’t tell him that I told you that. He has a big enough ego already. LOL. But mostly, I was worried that he was going to go all Spartan on me, since Spartans can pick up any object and know how to fight with it. I just never expected him to be so cute … or nice … or save my life so many times … or how much I would come to care about him …

Anna: Since you love so much comic books, can you tell us some of your favorites?

GF: I just like the idea of comics and folks having all these amazing powers that they use for the greater good. I like knowing that the good guys will win in the end, especially when my own life is so dangerous and so many bad things are happening these days.

Anna: How do you imagine your life after 10 years?

GF: If I’m still alive, it will either be because I managed to find a way to beat Loki and his
Reapers, or I failed and Loki has imprisoned me in some sort of jail. I’m really hoping it’s the first one. I don’t know what my life might be like. I don’t know if I’ll still be Nike’s Champion and fighting Reapers or not. I just hope I’m able to spend time with my family and friends and all the other people I care about and that we are all safe, healthy, and happy.

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.
Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Books in the series are Spider’s BiteWeb of Lies, Venom, Tangled Threads, and Spider’s Revenge. By a Thread, the sixth book, will hit shelves in March 2012, while Widow’s Web, the seventh book, is set to be released in September 2012.
Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington.Books in the series are Touch of Frost. First Frost, a prequel e-story to the series, is available as a download. The second book, Kiss of Frost, will hit shelves on Nov. 29, 2011. Dark Frost, the third book, will be published in June 2012.
Jennifer is also the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series for Berkley.
 Visit Jennifer here:


I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me—again.

Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects—and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me?

It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me—and I’m in for the fight of my life.

Jennifer has generously offered a paperback copy of Dark Frost to one lucky winner. (US only)

~ The contest is open US only.
~ You must be 13 years old or over to participate.
~ The winner will be chosen via Random.org
~ The prize is submitted by the author and I have no responsibility whatsoever over it.
~ The contest will be open until June 19th
~ The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to confirm his/her e-mail address before a new winner is selected.

~Fill the form below to enter ~

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  1. Thanks for the lovely interview!I would sure love to win this book, but alas, not living in the US!

  2. I loved the interview :) I think your books are just the best. Each one takes you right into it.
    Thanks for the chance to win Dark Frost, i can't wait to read it!


  3. Aurian -- Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the interview.

    Loretta -- Thanks! I appreciate all the nice words about my books.

  4. Hi Jennifer! I love all your books and I can't wait to read the latest. My question is, out of all your series, which character was/is your favorite to write?

  5. Love the interview!!!
    Thank for the chance to win DARK FROST. Can't to read it!!!

  6. Whitewolfreads -- Thanks! I appreciate all the nice words about my books. I don't know that I have a favorite character to write. Probably Finn and Vic are the characters who are the most fun for me to write, given how much attitude they both have.

    Anonymous -- Thanks! Glad you liked the interview.

  7. Great interview! Can't wait to read the book! thanks for the giveaway! =)

  8. Ntzee -- Thanks! Glad you liked the excerpt.

  9. Hey! Let's see what I want to ask...
    Perfect treat when you need cheering up?

  10. Fourheadjen -- Thanks! I like dessert when I need cheering up. Some cake, cookies, or ice cream usually makes me feel a little better.

  11. I have loved your books and your writing style for the longest time, it seems like. I am always on the edge of my seat anticipating the next arrival of a new release from you, because I think that you are a fantastic author and your books are always interesting and compelling. I have really been enjoying your ya mythos academy series. Dark Frost, has personally been my favorite one so far and I look forward to more. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    Armchair Bea Introudction @ A Soul Unsung

  12. I love both your strong heroines, Jennifer! Gwen reminds me of a younger version of Gin. They are both so kick-ass yet emotionally vulnerable to the ones they love. Love your books!


  13. I'm sort of lost since I haven't read any of the series but I'm more and more intrigued! I can't wait to read them!!

  14. Suz -- Thanks! I appreciate all the nice words about my books. Glad you are enjoying them.

    Amy -- Thanks! I appreciate all the nice words about my heroines and books.

    Lexie -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the books.

  15. Hi, Gwen!!! Loved the interview! Keep up the good fight. We are all rooting for you and your side! ;)
    Thank you for the chance to read this. It's a wonderful series! :)

  16. I have wanted to read a comic book for some time now, I would be interested to see what people think I should start with. I haven't ever read any!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway, I would love to read book 3!! This is such an amazing series

  17. Jennifer Estep if you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be an why?

    An I can't wait to read these books :)

  18. I love your books Jennifer, Gwen is great! And Logan.. !! I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  19. i just don't no what to say for this book other than it is the most suspenseful,and amazing book there is i just cant wait for this book

  20. also who is the girl on the cover of the Dark Frost?

  21. I love the Mythos Academy series! I can't wait to read Dark Frost.

  22. I too love this series. Great character interview:) After the snippet I read of Dark Frost I definitely want more.

  23. This book sound awesome!! I can't wait to read it!!


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