My Ex From Hell is a YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book one of this teen fantasy romance series. Compared to Kai and Sophie, Romeo and Juliet had it easy.
Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy teen yoga girls, and being on probation at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then a kiss from bad boy Kai awakens Sophie’s true identity: Persephone, Goddess of Spring.
She’s key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed. Sophie’s last memory as Persephone was just before someone tried to murder her.
Big picture: master her powers, get her memories back, defeat Persephone’s would be assassin, and save the world. Also, sneak into the Underworld to retrieve stolen property, battle the minions of Hades and Zeus, outwit psycho nymphs, slay a dragon, rescue a classmate, keep from getting her butt expelled from the one place designed to keep her safe …
… and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.
Tellulah , how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
It was a play on the idea that Kai is the son of Hades, Lord of the Underworld, and thus both Sophie’s ex literally from hell, and given his attitude, a hellish ex.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Definitely Sophie. I love the idea of this teen, totally coasting through life who suddenly is thrown into this pressure cooker of goddess status with humanity’s fate on her shoulders. It’s hard enough figuring out who we are in our teen years without being responsible for the fate of the world.
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
It’s all about power versus empowerment. Sophie goes from feeling totally useless, marginalized in many ways, to getting this amazing power and ultimately, realizing that her journey is about empowerment – inner strength not brute force.
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
That these feel like believable teens who the reader wants to hang out with. That these characters made them laugh, swoon, and maybe, as fantastical as this story is, help them connect with an experience in their own adolescence.
Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
From the moment Tellulah begins this story, I was enraptured. It was impossible to put the book down. I actually read it in one sitting, though I only meant to read a few chapters to help me fall asleep. (Stupid Tellulah and her engaging story.) The plot is filled to the brim with hilarity and adventure. It will continuously keep its readers on their toes. It’s original and witty, a complete and total win.
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