I want [my literary adventures] as far out of this “real” world as possible. - @DianthaJones


The following is syndicated from The Book Lover's Report and is posted here with permission from Diantha Jones.

Hey Guys!!
So, this blog tour stop is loaded up with tons of things: two book reviews, a guest post, and two giveaways! And, here they are:

Author: Diantha Jones

Release Date: March 1, 2012

Publisher: Self-Published

Summary (Goodreads):

She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants…and a few demigods who enjoy killing things. Upon learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future, and the great Pythia that the gods have been anxiously awaiting to arrive for centuries. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given and to keep her family safe from a demigod Princess that wants her dead, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters, evading divine assassins and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. In the hopes of discovering the Most Beautiful and the truth of her destiny, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.

Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise

Author: Diantha Jones

Release Date: November 12, 2012

Publisher: Self-Published

Summary (Goodreads):

It’s official. Myth is doomed.

And it’s all Chloe Clever’s fault.

Still as whacked out as ever, Chloe is now faced with an even uglier truth: Not only is she the Pythia of the Great Unknown, but she is more powerful than she ever imagined and only the manifestations of her prophetic mind can save them all now.

With her Prince boyfriend, Strafford, and the Quad Fraternity always armed and ready to annihilate the opposition, she will embark on a mission to stop a great power that could consume every god in Myth...and everyone else she’s come to love.

But the worst is still to come.

Dark, painful secrets are revealed, threatening to tear Strafford from her arms, and just when she thinks the future could not look more grim, she is betrayed in the worst way.

With the heavens crumbling down around her, she must hurry to find a way to set things right. But will she be in time to save the one she loves most in the world from a fate that may be more dangerous than her own?

Guest Post:

Reality sucks. That’s pretty much why I fell in love with fantasy books.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a realist. But when it comes to my literary adventures, I want them as far out of this “real” world as possible. I’m a lover of make-believe, the imaginary, and the impossible. In fantasy books, I get all of that and so much more.

It was not a complicated decision when I decided to write my first series. Fantasy, it was. And Greek mythology? Definitely. After months and months of research and study, I sat back and let my imagination do the rest.

Boy, what a workout that was.

However, the results have been beyond satisfying. Not only do I get a daily dose of fantasy every day I sit down to write, but for that same length of time, I get to be the characters I write about and live in their world. Even if just for a few hours. It’s how I stay sane (or my version of sane) and make it through the day. It makes me happy. It keeps me smiling and I love life simply because I know that I have an escape from it.

And in the end, what’s more fantastic than that?

My Thoughts on Prophecy of the Most Beautiful:

So, this starts out with Chloe. She is called a 'freak' by everyone around her because she's just finished her fourth suspension(which is a school record), she sees things that nobody else does, she hears voice, and to top it all off, she talks to those voices.

A few pages in, Chloe sees another one of those people that nobody else sees. He's tuff-guy looking and holding a motorcycle helmet. He then threatens her and her family, to 'try' to make her cooperate with him. BUT Chloe is not going for that, so she starts to beat him up. Or tries to. She sort of wakes up, and discovers that it isn't the tuff-looking guy that she beat up, but someone else. Oops. She gets suspended again (fifth time, WOW).

As she's about to get home, a girl runs into her, and start babbling about someone following her, and about them needing to hide. Chloe runs with her. When Chloe looks back, she see someone in a suit... Who is creepy... and who keeps disappearing and ending up closer... And who kills the other girl, almost by just looking at her... Yep, if you're thinking this sounds like Slender man (<-- link to Slendy's wiki page), then you are thinking exactly like me!

Well, anyway, this basically starts out Chloe's BIG adventure.

So.... That part sort of like Slender man... it sort of freaked me out for a bit. I was all like "OH MY GOD!! It's SLENDER MAN! They need to GET OUT!" But, of course it wasn't really Slender man. But it still made me want to flip a table.

Okay, so other than that somewhat small situation, I really did like this book. Added to the fact that I absolutely love Greek Mythology (or any other mythology for that fact), I felt that Ms. Jones told this story in a very personable way, that I could relate to more than some books/stories that I read.

So.... This book ended on a somewhat cliffhanger, but I'm really glad that I happened to have this second book to read... though now I really wanna read the third one...

I gave this one five hearts :)

5 hearts

My Thoughts on Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise:

Okay, so other than saying that this book started where the last one ended, I feel like I would give away too many spoilers, and that would not be very good.

So, I liked this one, too. But, not as much as I liked Prophecy of the Most Beautiful. I still thought it was great, though (how many times can I reiterate that?).

I sort of thought that the whole 'love of my life might get taken from me if I don't-or-do this thing or tell-or-don't-tell this. I feel that more could've been done for this, making it still have the draw that it did (potentially more), but changing the cliche up a little bit.

So... Chloe is still considered a nut job, you guys. That is wrong on so many levels. I mean, she's the Oracle of  Delphi! She's supposed to be a little crazy-like with the occasional vision. But, those dratted humans always think that something is wrong with someone who's different *sigh*.

So. Cliffhanger. Makes me want more of this series! I-- can't even tell you how I feel about the end of this one. That's how crazy-messed up I am with wanting the next book. Maybe when I do read the next one, I can give you a more accurate telling of this.

This got 4.5 stars (BTW).