November 09, 2011


Today is GCR's stop on the Destined blog tour.  As you may know, we are hosting the tour and are excited about the novel because... 

1. Beautiful COVER! 
2. Who doesn't love a good Greek Mythology story? Especially one with a GREAT LOVE STORY! 
3. Jessie Harrell just rocks! 

If you haven't heard about Jessie Harrell's debut novel yet, here's the official blurb:

Expected publication: November 17th 2011
Mae Day Publishing

When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined.

Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.

Today on our tour stop, we get to tell you about a contest that could win you the first of three "official Destined prize packs" that will be given away on the tour.  The prize pack comes complete with an autographed ARC of Destined, an autographed bookmark, a Destined notepad and Psyche's ring (size 7 or 8).  So how do you win all this cool swag?  By entering the WOW Contest - Waiting on Wednesday.

Many of us are familiar with the Waiting on Wednesday meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Each Wednesday, bloggers give a little shout out to a book that they're eagerly anticipating.  Well, Good Choice Reading may not be "waiting" to read Destined any more (since we got an ARC and all), but we know most of you still have 8 days left to go before the book releases.  You can either participate TODAY or next Wednesday, November 16th, by making Destined your one and only W.O.W. pick on your blog.  Simply create a W.O.W. post for the novel and then add your blog to the linky list below.  Everyone who participates AND leaves their link by midnight November 16th will be entered to win. Winner will be selected using **US ONLY** It's that easy.

And for more chances to win a copy of DESTINED, make sure to check out the past and upcoming stops on this tour. All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog, and that will automatically enter you. Jessie will then go through all the comments and pick ONE winner. YES, from EVERY tour stop! :-)

Here is the list of blogs you should visit:

1-Nov Once Upon A Twilght
2-Nov Books With Bite
3-Nov Living In Literary La La Land
4-Nov I am a Reader, Not a Writer
5-Nov Paper Hangover
6-Nov Nikki Katz
6-Nov Fictional Distraction
7-Nov Daisy Chain Book Review
8-Nov MundieMoms
9-Nov Safari Poet
10-Nov Good Choice Reading
11-Nov LM Preston
12-Nov An Avid Readers Musings
13-Nov Skyla11377
14-Nov Dark Readers
15-Nov Shortie Says...
16-Nov A Cozy Reader's Corner Reviews
17-Nov Stuck In Books
18-Nov From A to Z
19-Nov Turning Pages
20-Nov A Tale of Many Reviews
21-Nov Read My Mind A.K.A AliseOnLife
22-Nov S.A.Larson
23-Nov Starry Sky Books
23-Nov Angels and Demons and Portals. Oh My!

Make sure to add your W.O.W URL to the linky list below :-)


  1. Myth re-tellings sounds fascinating and this myth is new to me. Thank you for the giveaway.


  2. Mary DeBorde
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    When I was in grade school my first book picks were ALWAYS mythology - Greece, Japan, Ireland, etc, for some reason the combination of legend & history fascinated me and I continue to love reading it to this day [... MANY days/years/decades later lol]

    Psyche is such a lovely name!! I was hooked on Destined as soon as I saw that cover and learned it involved Cupid *heart* :D

  3. I'm just dying to get my hands on this. I'm a myth fanatic. Can't wait to see her twists!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. Love the cover. Can't wait to read the book. :D


  5. I've already blogged about Jessie's AWESOME book, and she even replied in the comments! :D

  6. Jessie does some great things for writers over at Oasis, and I can't wait to see how things unfold for her debut novel. Congratulations!

  7. Now that I think of it, it is surprising that the Psyche myth hasn't been done more often before because it definitely fits well within the YA and middle grade genres. I'm quite curious to see what the author does with this!

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  8. OMG! I love and truly enjoy Greek mythology it's really nice to read especially retelling of those stories with a modern twist to it I'm so excited to read how Jessie Harrell pulled it off :D

    I can't see the linky list below so I'll leave my link post in this comment ^_^v



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