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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

***Terpischore In Love: Bemused and Bedeviled By John Tucker***

Terpsichore in Love:
Bemused and Bedeviled
By John Tucker

Release Date:  May 15, 2013
Genre:  Supernatural Romance/Comedy
Publisher:  GMTA Publishing, LLC
Presented by:  As You Wish Tours


The nine traditional Greek Muses, who are now living on Earth, find their everyday lives disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious mortal who is developing powers beyond human capabilities. After Dan Gordon falls in love with Terpischore, he finds himself in the midst of a power struggle between the forces of Heaven and the denizens of Hades – with the winner claiming his heart and soul.

Bemused and Bedeviled takes you into the drama-filled lives of the nine sisters, headed up by the impetuous Terpischore, oversexed Melpomene, irascible Calliope, and the impossibly cheerful Euterpe. On the dark side, Lucifer and his three Sirens – the level-headed Calypso, wrathful Celestia, and the effervescent Chanteuse – deal with their own darker issues. The representatives of good and evil vie for Dan’s loyalty and allegiance, despite family issues that threaten to rip the very fabric of the universe apart.


Calliope is a Muse with a bad attitude. She hates Dan and thinks her sister would be better off without him. Her Siren friend Calypso is a demon who sucks the souls out of mortals before killing them by ripping out their heart.

     Calliope took another gulp of the alcohol she increasingly needed to get her through the long days. From the corner of her eye, a flash of light caught her attention. She turned to see a curvaceous acquaintance in a skin-hugging red dress approaching her. She groaned loud enough to get an appreciative smirk from the fallen angel. 
     “Need some company, Beautiful?” Calypso asked. “You look adorably lonely.” 
     “Lucky me, it’s Peisinoe. Your stench alone should have told me a Siren was nearby.” 
     “Oh, cut out the pithy insults and the real name crap, Babe.” The Siren took a stool, swiveled around, and carefully laid her arms down the counter. “The two of us have shared enough drinks for you to know I like being called Calypso.” She pulled her long auburn hair across her chest and chuckled. “I repeat…need some company?” 
     “I’m not in a social mood tonight.” Calliope turned her body to the silent jukebox and prayed the girl standing in front of it wouldn’t play anything by Keith Urban. “Buzz off and try to seduce a Catholic priest instead of me.” She grimaced. “Maybe it’ll keep ‘em from sodomizing the altar boys.” 
     Calypso laughed. “I’d rather reap them while they’re doing it, Gorgeous – and I do. That’s exactly what Daddy wants from his deliciously evil Sirens anyway. 
     This may not be a coincidence. Calliope looked up. I know you work in mysterious ways but, if this is your doing Father, I absolutely love you. She turned back to Calypso and bit her lip. “Actually, I may need a personal favor from you.” She waved down the bartender. “Just how much influence do you have with Satan?” 
Calypso licked her blood-red lips before facing the barkeep. After ordering a Sex on the Beach, with a breathy emphasis on sex, she reached out and swirled her hand around on Calliope’s thigh.
     “Oooh, that sounds absolutely naughty.” She squared her shoulders and ran a hand along the swell of her breast. “I’ll have you know I’m Lucifer's go-to-girl when he absolutely, positively needs to destroy a human’s life or reputation.” She leaned over and put her lips inches away from Calliope’s “And I’m reasonably sure I can do you a teeny tiny favor, Beautiful. Just remember, a boon from me means Heaven to pay for you. 
     Father, you’re so predictable it’s pathetic. Calliope smirked. “That recompense, I assumed, Calypso. Are we talking figuratively – or sexually?” 
     Calypso shivered at the remark. “Damn, you’re such a sexy tease.” Her lips moved even closer. “If I were to wrangle a personal reaping from Daddy, how badly would you want this particular person...reaped?” 
     “Good question, Nympho.” Calliope moved her head up, kissed Calypso’s nose and turned to the Appletini. She drained it before slamming the glass on the counter. “I need a mortal terminated – with extreme prejudice.”


John. D. Tucker is a longtime Georgia native who began writing at the age of forty-three. He has self-published three novels: Divisive – a psychological crime thriller, The Little Girl You Kiss Goodnight – a young adult mystery, and Romancing the Fox – a contemporary romance/drama. He seems to be becoming a jack of all genres with his first novel under the GMTA banner – Terpischore in Love (Bemused and Bedeviled Book One) a romantic comedy filled with mythological characters interacting with contemporary mortals.



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