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Fantastic Fables: Jennifer Estep’s Gwen Frost on The Minotaur Fable

*Visit Tynga’s Reviews today for her King Thrushbeard Fantastic Fable from Angeline Kace & a chance to win DESCENDED BY BLOOD & a Character Casting Call & special giveaway of SPELL BOUND from Kelley Armstrong**

Fantastic Fables day two features one of my favorite authors and Greek Mythology.  Jennifer Estep’s Gwen Frost, attends Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids.  Gwen is giving us a story from one of her assignments from her myth-history class.  TOUCH OF FROST (available now) is the first book in the Mythos Academy series, followed by KISS OF FROST on November 29th.  Gwen’s Fairy Tale Scene is a take on The Minotaur fable.  Thanks to the wonderful team at Kensington/Teen, one of you who comment on this post will win a copy of the book!  See details below

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Greetings and salutations! First of all, I want to say thanks to Angela and Tynga for having me on the blog again today. Thanks so much, guys!

My name is Jennifer Estep, and I write the Mythos Acad­emy young adult urban fan­tasy series for Kens­ing­ton. The books focus on Gwen Frost, a 17-year-old Gypsy girl who has the gift of psy­chom­e­try, or the abil­ity to know an object’s his­tory just by touch­ing it. After a seri­ous freak-out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Acad­emy, a school for the descen­dants of ancient war­riors like Spar­tans, Valkyries, Ama­zons, and more.

Touch of Frost, the first book in the series, came out on July 26. First Frost, a prequel e-story to the series, is also available now. The sec­ond book, Kiss of Frost, will hit shelves on Nov. 29.

In keeping with the Fantastic Fables theme, I thought I would let my heroine Gwen tell you a little bit about an essay that she had to write recently. Enjoy!

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy, a school for warrior whiz kids. One of the classes that I have to take is myth-history, where we talk about the evil god Loki; his equally evil minions, the Reapers of Chaos; mythological monsters; and other Bad, Bad Things. Fun, fun.

Anyway, Professor Metis, my myth-history teacher, recently made us write an essay about what we would do and how we would react if we suddenly found ourselves in one of the myths that we talk about incessantly in class. FYI, here at Mythos, myths aren’t myths so much as they are facts and history, and everyone takes them very, very seriously (except for me).

So I decided to write about the Minotaur. You know, the mythological monster that had the head of a bull on a man’s body and was put in a labyrinth so he could basically eat people – at least, until the Greek hero Theseus eventually killed the monster instead.

So what would I do if I was suddenly plopped into the Minotaur’s labyrinth? Well, I certainly wouldn’t go looking for the Minotaur. That seems to me like a very stupid, very quick way to die. Oh, I know all the other warrior whiz kids would do that very thing – especially someone like Logan Quinn, a fierce Spartan who’s as cute as he is deadly. Then again, Logan has the ability to pick up any object and automatically know how to kill with it. He’d probably make short work of the Minotaur and smile the whole time. Logan actually enjoys fighting mythological monsters, like the Nemean prowlers the Reapers of Chaos use to kill warrior kids like us. The Spartan’s kind of freaky that way.

Me? I would stay as far away from the Minotaur as I could. And if I did come across the creature, I’d be able to run away like the blue blazes, given the fact that I almost always wear jeans, hoodies, and sneakers. Yeah, running away would totally be my plan. It usually is in most situations. I am so not hero material, no matter what some people think.

I don’t think I’d be trapped in the labyrinth very long, though. Thanks to my pscyhometry magic, I can touch any object and immediately know, feel, and see its history. So all I’d have to do to find my way out would be to touch the sides of the maze, get flashes of other people wandering around inside, and sort through those memories until I found the right way out. Problem solved, the Minotaur is left behind for some other real warrior to kill, and yours truly, Gwen Frost, is back in my dorm room, reading my latest stash of comic books, and gnoshing on some excellent chocolate chip cookies that my Grandma Frost made.

Yeah, that totally sounds like a plan to me. What do you think?

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About Jennifer:

Jennifer Estep is a USA Today bestselling author who also writes the Ele­men­tal Assas­sin urban fan­tasy series for Pocket Books. The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assas­sin code­named the Spi­der who can con­trol the ele­ments of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing peo­ple and right­ing wrongs, Gin runs a bar­be­cue restau­rant called the Pork Pit in the fic­tional South­ern metrop­o­lis of Ash­land. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vam­pires, and ele­men­tals – Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone.

Books in the series are Spider’s BiteWeb of LiesVenom, and Tan­gled Threads. Spider’s Revenge, the fifth book, will be released on Sept. 27. Visit Jennifer for free short stories, excerpts, and more.

You can visit Jennifer around the web here: Website | BlogFacebook | Twitter

Want to read more from Jennifer Estep?

Spider's Bite Web of Lies Venom Tangled Threads Spider’s RevengeKarma Girl Hot Mama JinxTouch of Frost Kiss of Frost

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This giveaway is provided by Kensington/Teen

One winner will receive a copy of Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Available on July 26, 2011 from Kensignton/Teen

About the Book:

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.

But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why—especially since I should have been the one who died. . .

Click HERE to read an excerpt

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GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES:

1. Leave a comment for Jennifer, let us know what you think of this fable, book or series.

2. +1 entries for tweeting about this contest, blogging about it, linking via your sidebar etc…(please tell me where!).

3. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada only.

4. Please include your email address in your comment.

5. All Fantastic Fables winners will be announced on September 7th.

6. The winner will be picked with the help of Random.org.

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83 Responses to “Fantastic Fables: Jennifer Estep’s Gwen Frost on The Minotaur Fable

  1. Suz ReadsNo Gravatar
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    Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win! This series looks original and I like the idea of an updated telling of greek myths and monsters!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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    I shared on Facebook as Suz Reads – http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002557078426

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  3. Maria (pronounced Mariah)No Gravatar
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    This is a series that looks fantastic to me but since I am such a series junky I decided to hold out on starting until there was another one available. I might just break down and start it early!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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  4. Maria (pronounced Mariah)No Gravatar
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    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/103535528917467136

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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  5. ElfReneeNo Gravatar
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    This sounds like a great book, I’ve had it on my wishlist for a while. The school sounds really interesting!

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  6. ElfReneeNo Gravatar
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    I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ElfRenee/status/103669883098771456

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  7. Casey HensleyNo Gravatar
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    Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! I’ve been dying to read this book! I love Greek mythology and Touch of Frost looks absolutely flawless!

    I am a GFC follower.

    +1-Tweeted/blogged/linked

    Casey Hensley
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  8. Jennelle SNo Gravatar
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    This book sounds really interesting, I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile and I’ve heard others really like it.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  9. Megan@Riverina RomanticsNo Gravatar
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    I read First Frost and loved it!

    FB share: https://www.facebook.com/megan.root1

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

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  10. Marie-ClaudeNo Gravatar
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    I love the fable!!! And the book look real interesting!!! I really love all kind of mythology.

    moc.liamtohnull@ac81traehssalG

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  11. AveryNo Gravatar
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    I have heard such great things about this book! And the fable behind it? So intriguing sounding! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Avery
    averys.book.nook (at) hotmail.ca

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  12. AlisiaNo Gravatar
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    Sounds really good and exciting :)
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  13. Jennifer KallhoffNo Gravatar
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    I can’t wait to finally start on this series! I’ve had them on my to-read list for quite a while now!

    moc.liamgnull@7002ardnaillaK

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  14. JustineNo Gravatar
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    This book sounds amazing. I love mythology in every form, which is part of the reason I’m really excited for this book.
    Thanks for the contest!
    moc.oohaynull@22ettenav
    I also tweeted @vanette22

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  15. HeidiNo Gravatar
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    This is on my to-read list as well. I love the Elemental Assassin books, and I’m sure this series is going to rock, too.

    wenhaver@gmail

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  16. Alex DNo Gravatar
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    I keep seeing such awesome reviews for this novel but every time I look my chain of bookstores doesn’t have it. :( I did get First Frost though and am excited for this series. Thank you for this giveaway.

    crazy_canadian_chick37 at hotmail dot com

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  17. winnieNo Gravatar
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    I find the post about the Minotaur interesting and would love to read A Touch of Frost! Have heard great things about it, thanks for the giveaway!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. GothicalNo Gravatar
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    This sounds like a great series. I heard about it from another review site, and tried to get it myself but failed :(
    So I want to thank you for this giveaway.
    jazzwolf44(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. SophiaNo Gravatar
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    This book/series sounds fantastic and I’ve heard great things about it. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    -Sophia
    mashimaro401[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  20. Grace RadfordNo Gravatar
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    GFC: Grace Radford-Tingly. :D

    tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/peachandblue/statuses/107882062148681728

    Thanks for this!

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  21. carolNo Gravatar
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    Running away sounds like the perfect plan to me. I think I I’d like Gwen.

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/carolsnotebook/status/108192939305467904

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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  22. Tanyaw1224No Gravatar
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    This does sound really good. I like to mix YA in there ….it gives me a break from my normal Paranormal romance reads. I also love mythology…so entertaining. Thanks for the chance to win your book.
    +1 tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/Tanya1224/status/108248845628084226
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  23. Vivian MahNo Gravatar
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    Haven’t read this series yet but the cover looks sooo AWESOME! :)
    vivianmah8(AT)hotmail.com

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  24. Little Lamb LostNo Gravatar
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    Enjoyed the fable. Must say that I am not brave so especially liked that Gwen could figure a way out of the situation and still potentially have time to gnosh on chocolate chips.

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  25. Lisa RichardsNo Gravatar
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    “First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. ”

    Okay, I’m hooked. Gotta read it.
    +1 http://twitter.com/#!/alterlisa/status/108818652861710336

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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
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  26. Erin TheissNo Gravatar
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    Read both First Frost and Touch of Frost on my nook. Loved them! Gwen is an interesting character and I cant wait to see what happens in the next book. I would love to be able to add it to my physical library. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ten.xocnull@raet_nogard

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  27. Michelle D.No Gravatar
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    Wow, these books look great! I’ve been meaning to read them for a while, they seem very interesting!

    starlightgirl678 at aol dot com

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  28. kelsey. dobbinsNo Gravatar
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    Haha i love the story of Gwen’s essay, I’d love to get to know this character better!

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  29. Jolene ANo Gravatar
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    This is on my must read list, can’t wait to get ahold of it! Thanks for the chance to win

    +1 tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/joleneallcock/status/109801686704459776

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  30. AanchalNo Gravatar
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    I love the covers and they sound so amazing. Thanks for the chance to win

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  31. joannie sparksNo Gravatar
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    Hi I have the Ebook Touch of Frost and I was waiting On Touch Of Kiss Ebook and the review reminded me to go buy it. See i like yo buy several if it is a series book before i start reading because i hate to wait for the next book. Then i get involved in others and forget about it. It has alot to do with age lol. But i would Love a copy cause my granddaughter still Loves to hold a book to read it. Thanks joannie jscddmj at aol dot com
    twittered http://twitter.com/#!/joannie1956/status/110223623456948224

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  32. Ms.Raynell CastilloNo Gravatar
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    Thank you Lara Adrian for introducing me to this site. I had never heard of these books before. I am set to begin reading them though..Best of Wishes to you all..

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  33. kimyunalescaNo Gravatar
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    This completely blown me away!chilled me to the bones ^_~

    GFC: kimyunalesca
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