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Fantastic Fables: Silent Echoes by Aimee Laine

Aimee Laine visits Fantastic Fables with a game. Trivial Pursuit as played by Zeus. This god can turn anything into a relationship game. Aimee Laine ‘s new novel Silent Echoes released on March 11, 2013. Silent Echoes is the second novel in the Game of Zeus series following Hide & Seek.

One lucky reader will win an ebook of Silent Echoes courtesy of J. Taylor Publishing and Aimee will also provide a signed bookmark.

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Silent Echoes is a “Games of Zeus” novel but it’s not a traditional mythological conundrum. No, as the author, I’ve taken quite the liberties in creating a situation Zeus could have use to mess with we puny humans.

So, to have a little fun as Silent Echoes releases this month, my host here at Dark Faerie Tales has challenged me to create a Game of Zeus out of Trivial Pursuit!

How could Zues use Trivial Pursuit upon two unsuspecting humans? How could he manipulate a seemingly inocuous game into a maniacal, devious relationship conflict? Oh, let me count the ways … or rather, let me show you.

Trivial Pursuit

From Wikipedia:

Trivial Pursuit is a board game in which progress is determined by a player’s ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions.

The object of the game is to move around the board by correctly answering trivia questions. Questions are split into six categories, with each one having its own color to identify itself; in the classic version of Trivial Pursuit, the Genus edition, these are Geography (blue), Entertainment (pink), History (yellow), Arts & Literature (brown), Science & Nature (green), and Sports & Leisure (orange).

Once a player has collected one wedge of each color (to fill up their playing piece), they make their way toward the hexagonal hub and answer a question in a category selected by the other players. If this question is answered correctly, that player wins the game. Otherwise, the player must leave the center of the board and try again on their next turn.

Before we get to the ultimate Trivial Pursuit Romance … let me tell you a little about Silent Echoes.

For years, Ian Sands has enjoyed his life as a bachelor, taking advantage of singlehood and exploring his own definition of passion—whoever she may be. Blonde. Brunette. Tall. Short. Hot. Not. Five months ago, all that changed.

Ian’s been celibate, frustrated and desperately seeking answers to why one woman, who doesn’t play by girls’ rules, haunts his every waking moment.

As a renovations specialist, Taylor Marsh lives, works and breathes construction—a profession her southern belle of a mother would rather Taylor not touch. The same goes for Ian; Mama Marsh would never approve of him.

Like Ian, though, each time he and Taylor draw near, something compels her to get closer.

Something else tells her to run away.

Fast.

As much as their histories suggest they shouldn’t be together, neither Taylor nor Ian can deny the pull, and the two succumb, indulging in a relationship that brings pleasure to body, mind and soul.

Doing so, though, also ushers in a series of events both should have foreseen as well as one final outcome neither expected.

And now …

Trivial Pursuit

So a player, a him and a her, are matching wits and skill with logic and knowledge. Which category would she want to play first? Which would he? Where will the ‘chips fall’ or the ‘die land’ and how will he (or she) answer a questions. In trivial pursuit – the romantic edition, getting to the center, hexagonal hub isn’t going to be reached by answer questions about history, entertainment or literature. Oh no, in a game of Zeus, winning will require answering questions that pop up about his life, her life, his background, her future, their parents, their family … all the questions no one wants to talk about up front with one twist.

She isn’t going to answer about herself – oh know, that’s too easy. She’ll have to answers questions about him. He’ll have to answer about her.

And how would they know what the answers will be? They’ll have to figure out the who, what, where, when, how and why of the person’s life.

Now, is romance enough of a stake to want to play a game of getting to know the other person? Of course because in a game of Zeus, not answering corretly will lead one or the other down a path of loneliness, despair and a downright terrible, life. No, once you meet your counterpart in a game of zeus, it’s play to win or lose completely.

Not to leave the twists and turns too simply, the players will also not be able to answer wrong, and the opposing player can’t get the answer from their competitor either. So how will they know what the answer is? That’s the twist you’ll have to read in a future book.

And there you have it. What do you think? Is Trivial Pursuit a possible Game of Zeus?

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About Aimee:

Aimee is a romantic at heart and a southern transplant with a bit of the accent (but not a whole bunch). She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and with him, she’s produced three native North Carolinians, two of whom share the same DNA.

With an MBA and a degree in Applied Mathematics, there’s absolutely no reason she should be writing romance novels. Then again, she shouldn’t need a calculator to add two numbers, either … but she does.

You can visit Aimee around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Aimee Laine?

Little White LiesSurrenderHide & SeekSilent Echoes

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This giveaway is provided by J. Taylor Publishing & Aimee Laine

One lucky winner will win an ebook of Silent Echoes & a signed bookmark

Available March 11, 2013 from J. Taylor Publishing

About this Book:

For years, Ian Sands has enjoyed his life as a bachelor, taking advantage of singlehood and exploring his own definition of passion—whoever she may be. Blonde. Brunette. Tall. Short. Hot. Not. Five months ago, all that changed.

Ian’s been celibate, frustrated and desperately seeking answers to why one woman, who doesn’t play by girls’ rules, haunts his every waking moment.

As a renovations specialist, Taylor Marsh lives, works and breathes construction—a profession her southern belle of a mother would rather Taylor not touch. The same goes for Ian; Mama Marsh would never approve of him.

Like Ian, though, each time he and Taylor draw near, something compels her to get closer.

Something else tells her to run away.

Fast.

As much as their histories suggest they shouldn’t be together, neither Taylor nor Ian can deny the pull, and the two succumb, indulging in a relationship that brings pleasure to body, mind and soul.

Doing so, though, also ushers in a series of events both should have foreseen as well as one final outcome neither expected.

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6 Responses to “Fantastic Fables: Silent Echoes by Aimee Laine

  1. Aimee LaineNo Gravatar
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    Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

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    I enjoy just about anything related to mythology. This sounds really good.

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    Sounds awesome! Thanks for the sharing!

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    New to me series, thanks for the chance to read it.

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    This is the first I’m hearing about it, but it sounds very interesting. It has been placed on my TBR list. Thanks for letting us know about this series.

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    Sounds intriguing

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