Book Blitz: Shades of the Gods by Erin Hayes


Under the spotlight today is Shades of the Gods by Erin Hayes. Shades of the Gods is Book One in The Elysium Legacies series. You can read an excerpt below.  Plus there’s a giveaway (INTL) with a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. To enter the giveaway, click here. The giveaway closes 29th June.

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ShadesoftheGodsAbout the Book

Caught between life and death, all Callie wants is to live again. Homicide detective Callie Saunders knows that death isn’t all pearly gates and angels. After being hit by a bus, she finds that it’s the ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology who are in charge of everything. So when Hades offers her a deal, she accepts. If she wants to be brought back to life, she’ll have to figure out who is trying to kill his son. But if she fails, both her soul and the world will be destroyed. With the odds mounting against her, it’ll take everything she has within her to wake up from death. But the rules are constantly changing. And someone wants her to stay dead.

Format: ebook Publisher: Erin Hayes Books Pages: 414
Publication: 27th Sep 2013 Genre: Adult, Fantasy    

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The other books in the series:
Blood of the Gods (The Elysium Legacies #2):
Ruin of the Gods (The Elysium Legacies #3) – released 8th September 2017, on sale for $0.99):

Extract from Shades of the Gods by Erin Hayes

“You’re blackmailing me,” I sneered at him, fury raging within me at the realization. “You want me to do something in return before you allow me to wake up.”

He raised his hand in a gesture of supplication. “Not blackmail,” he assured. “I’m looking to employ you for a time.”

I recoiled. “Employ me? As what? Muscle? Is this the Underworld’s version of the Mafia?” Now that I thought about it, Hades did remind me of a mob boss. He even looked like some I knew. “I don’t play that, sorry.”

Hades grinned. “I want to make a deal with you, Callista. You find out who is trying to kill my son. Give me a name and a motive. And I’ll restore you to life.”


ErinHayesAbout the Author

Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd and wannabe manga artist, Erin Hayes, writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books. She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she’s an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia. You can reach her at and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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