Book Of The Day – Hetaera–Suspense in Ancient Athens

by Greg on May 10, 2012

Today we have a highly rated Historical Suspense book for the ENT Book of the Day and it’s FREE! Hetaera–Suspense in Ancient Athens by award winning author Suzanne Tyrpak has a very impressive 4.6 star rating and the price is $0.00 – save $3.99!

“What a compelling read with a touch of magic and a beautiful love story. The writer seamlessly wove interesting historical details into the plot without bogging down the story. Pacing and dialog was spot-on. I highly recommend this book and anxiously await the next installment.” PJ Jones – Amazon Reviewer



Hetaera–Suspense in Ancient Athens
by Suzanne Tyrpak
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Category: Historical Suspense
Price: $0.00 Save $3.99

 

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Born a bastard and a slave, Hestia has a gift: the power to read people’s hearts. And yet, the secrets of her own heart remain a mystery. Hestia’s keen intellect makes her a match for any man. But even a literate slave has little control over destiny. Sold to a prominent statesman with sadistic tendencies, Hestia becomes his hetaera (consort). As her wealth and fame increase so does her despair. She dreams of freedom, but she faces enemies at every turn. When Hestia is accused of murder, the mystery of her past unravels and fate takes another turn.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I’ve read and deeply enjoyed everything by Suzanne Tyrpak, including her blog. She is an accomplished, experienced writer and you can’t go wrong, whether reading her books or short stories. However, I became immersed in Hetaera even more than I did with Vestal Virgin. While I like historical fiction, it’s not the main genre I read. That made no difference. Hetaera was engrossing, moving, and suspenseful, and I can’t wait for the rest of the trilogy to come out.

*******

I have to say this is the first book of Suzanne’s I’ve read, not the kind of novel I usually read but I’m so glad I took the plunge. Suzanne has a wonderful way with words that places the reader within the depths of the story. A great suspense mystery set long ago in ancient Athens. A recommended five star read.

*******

I’ve been a fan of Suzanne Tyrpak’s writings for about two years. I waited eagerly for the release of Hetaera. I expected great characters and a thriller plot. But I did not expect to be so fully drawn into the day-to-day world of Ancient Greece. The author’s research is nothing short of amazing. Highly Recommended.

*******

Such a delightful, tangled mass of both good and conniving characters! I was drawn in from the very beginning and I stayed up until 4AM to finish the book. While I don’t thank Ms. Tyrpak for my lack of sleep I do thank her for a great story. I will wait most anxiously for the next installment of this series.

*******

I have been a fan of Suzanne Tyrpak since reading her knockout debut album, The Vestal Virgin. I anxiously awaited this book hoping that the author could maintain the quality of writing that she started. The verdict – she absolutely did. Suzanne has the ability to take historical elements and weave them into highly entertaining stories that are gripping.

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About The Author


Suzanne Tyrpak ran away from New York a long time ago to live in Colorado. When she’s not working at Frontier Airlines or writing, she enjoys bike-riding, swimming, skiing, hiking, and dancing.

Working for an airline allows her to travel extensively and do research for her stories. She’s been to Egypt, Greece, and Italy doing research for her novels. Suzanne says, “I like to smell the air, taste the food, see the light on the buildings, experience the people, and explore the setting I plan to write about.”

Suzanne is interested in the daily lives of ancient people, especially the roles of women. Much has not been documented. In order to create that world, she steeps herself in fragments of writings, jewelry, and household goods–visiting museums and consulting her extensive collection of books. At Marlboro College she majored in Classic Theater (with a focus on ancient Greek plays) and ancient religions. Research for Hetaera included traveling to Athens and Delphi.

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers awarded her first prize in the Colorado Gold Writing Contest for her novel, Sisters of the Nile. Maui Writers awarded her third prize in the Rupert Hughes writing competition for Agathon’s Daughter. Hetaera is Book One in the Agathon’s Daughter trilogy. Her debut novel, Vestal Virgin–Suspense in Ancient Rome, has garnered numerous glowing reviews. Suzanne has also epublished two short collections of (mostly contemporary) short stories: Dating My Vibrator (and other true fiction) and Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales. Her short story Downhill was first published in Arts Perspective Magazine. Rock Bottom is published in the Mota 9: Addiction anthology, available on Kindle. Her short story Ghost Plane was published by CrimeSpree Magazine. Venus Faded appears in the anthology Pronto! Writings from Rome (Triple Tree Publishing, 2002) along with notable authors including: Dorothy Allison, Elizabeth Engstrom, Terry Brooks, and John Saul.

*New York Times bestselling author, Terry Brooks says about her writing: “…a writer of real talent…a promising new voice.”

*New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen says, “Suzanne Tyrpak weaves a spell that utterly enchants and delights. Her writing is pure magic.”

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