The highly anticipated novel, Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner

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First book in The Sphinx Series releases on all major e-book platforms on August 11th 2015.

Curse of the Sphinx

About the book:

How long can a monster stay hidden in plain sight?

Seventeen year-old Hope Nicholas has spent her entire life on the run. But no one is chasing her. In fact, no one even knows she exists. With her mom, she’s traveled from town to town and school to school, barely staying long enough to meet anyone, let alone make friends. And she’ll have to keep it that way.

It’s safer.

When her mother is brutally ripped away from her, Hope’s life shatters. Is this the fulfillment of Apollo’s curse? Is Hope being hunted by the shadow monsters of the Underworld? Orphaned and alone, Hope flees again, but this time there’s no one to teach her who to trust—or how to love.

Set in a universe where mythology is alive and well in the modern world, Curse of the Sphinx irresistibly blends action, suspense and romance. Curse of the Sphinx is the first book in the young-adult Sphinx saga.

About the author:

When I was in college, artist James C. Christensen asked me to pose for a painting of the Sphinx.

At the time the only Sphinx I knew was the Egyptian sculpture in Giza… the one with the missing nose. I was totally unimpressed.

But he talked me into it, and what he painted was the Grecian Sphinx sitting atop a cliff, the bones of the men she’d strangled lying about the rocky terrain. It was both beautiful and melancholy.

Many years later, on a hot summer day, while my then young boys played in the pool, inspiration struck, and I started to write the story of this sad girl.

Once my eyes were opened… I saw stories everywhere.

Now, I need to write them.

Raye Wagner is the second of eight children, and learned early to escape chaos through the pages of fiction. She grew up reading Eddings and Uris, and went into nursing because of a fictional character (true story). She enjoys baking, puzzles, Taekwondo, and the sound of the waves lapping at the sand. She and her husband have three children, and call Middle Tennessee home.

You can learn some more fun facts about Raye Wagner in her YouTube video.

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