A-Mused

My Big Fat Greek Mythology

Fiction - Holiday
249 Pages
Reviewed on 06/12/2021
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Author Biography

Glenda is an adventurer and dreamer. She's evaded arrest in Cuba, climbed an uncharted mountain in Alaska, played in a jazz band at the Montreux Jazz Festival, thwarted a purse snatcher in Dublin, Ireland, and found herself stranded on an island in Greece as a violent storm brewed in the Aegean.

Her experiences and encounters around the world inform her thoughts and writing. So, Amused, My Big Fat Greek Mythology has allowed her to take readers on a wild ride from NYC to Greece and back again. It's also been an opportunity to share her lifelong passion for Greek Mythology while bringing a little levity and fun to people's lives.

She is currently back in her writing turret/studio, dreaming up new stories and editing a Young Adult contemporary fantasy while living the exotic life of an ex-pat in Mexico. Her own Apollo (a lover of the arts) and their dogs, Sassanach, Chaucer, and Maya, keep her entertained every day.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Is Rani really just an astrophysicist? Socially awkward, but brilliant and beautiful, is there more to her than meets the eye? On the verge of taking a much-needed vacation to Greece, Rani starts hearing voices. It’s not the first time, but this is the most intense these voices have been. They are insistent that she helps them, but she doesn’t know who ‘them’ refers to. That’s not the only thing that’s quirky – somehow she’s managed to cause havoc in the skies; she’s released the constellations which re-take their very real, very Greek-like godly forms. And, if that’s not strange enough, she discovers who her parents really are and that she has some unexplained powers of her own.

Quirky? Amusing? Entertaining? Well, all of the above and hence the title of Glenda N. Rogers’ novel, A-Mused: My Big Fat Greek Mythology. There’s so much to like about this cozy little story: the quirky plot and irresistible characters, the unexpected changes to the skies above Earth which may cause its imminent destruction and so much more adventure. There’s also romance in the air: the Greek god type of romance, and it has its consequences, too. The author has woven a compelling plot that will both entertain and educate the reader (note the author’s sound knowledge of Greek mythology which she shares with ease). Greek mythology will never be the same after you read this story, and it’ll have you chuckling along with the characters, exotic settings, and unseemly scenarios. A fun read.

Peggy Jo Wipf

A-Mused: My Big Fat Greek Mythology by Glenda Rogers is just as mystical and unpredictable as the characters in this novel. Rani is headed to Greece for a much-needed vacation with her best friend, Hayden. Things take a bizarre twist when she begins to hear music no one else can and see supernatural creatures. The people in her dreams become real. While in Greece, the experiences become more deadly. Rani is mauled by dogs, stalked by men, and is afraid she is losing her mind. Animals and astronomy are also being affected. Returning to New York brings the stalkers to her home as they beg her to remember who she is because she is the only one who can defeat the fierce monster, Typhon.

I found A-Mused riddled with Greek mythology, astronomy, and mystic characters struggling to get their way, even if it destroys the world. I could tell Glenda Rogers poured much of her expertise and enthusiasm into this fantasy novel. Life experiences like her love of music, travel, respect for veterans, and star gazing seasoned with humor make for an unforgettable read. When constellations, gods, and goddesses come to life, the pace quickens as each possesses a powerful characteristic. The intensity of the characters builds as Rani slowly remembers. Will she be on time and can she complete the task she knows she must do? Throughout the battle and pride of those characters, you find a romantic and sad story between two lovers who fight to protect each other, tearing them apart. This novel is uniquely different than anything else you will read, making it refreshing and enticing.

Joy Hannabass

A-Mused: My Big Fat Greek Mythology by Glenda Rogers is a bit of fantasy that follows astrophysicist Rani on a trip of a lifetime, her dream vacation to Greece, which is like no other vacation. Paired with characters of the gods and goddesses in her dreams, who strangely come to life before her very eyes, with music blaring all around that only Rani can hear, every unusual thing happening will keep you on the edge of your seat until you read the last page. Glenda Rogers is sure to be a voice to watch for in the YA fantasy genre in the future.

A-Mused is so different from any book I've ever read, yet it is one of the most interesting. Glenda Rogers does a fantastic job of writing and creating a unique cast of characters that make the story flow so smoothly, as each character develops throughout the story in their own way. I find it interesting that Rogers adds a bit of her life and experiences to this story, giving it a personal touch filled with humor to lighten the mood of the characters and the plot. I enjoyed this book very much and I hope you will as well. A-Mused is an exciting book, with definitely a new and different twist on mythology that you are going to enjoy. Or if you are looking for something completely unique and fun to entertain you, this is a great book for you to read. I highly recommend Glenda Rogers' A-Mused.

Ted Rogers

I LOVED this book!! Literally, I was "that guy" at the airport laughing out loud while I was reading it! Fast-paced, sexy, and FUN!! I highly reccomend A-Mused!!

Tolan Hoffman

Romantic Comedy is not my typical genre, but my wife and I were looking for a good book to read together. My first encounter with Greek mythology was watching Clash of the Titans several times when I was a child. At nights on my grandparents' farm or camping in the mountains with my family in Colorado, I always loved gazing at the night sky and identifying constellations or just enjoying nature's mood lighting. Through her use of comedic innuendo, tasteful music references, classy sexual provocation, detailed travel references, and each character's emotional journey, Rodgers brought the brilliance of the stars and the larger-than-life essence of the Greek gods to earth; and all with tortured and endearing human qualities. The book has the makings of an epic journey adventure. A-Mused is certainly better than anything Hollywood has put out in many, many years. I am waiting on this movie! I cannot say that I enjoyed the book because that would be an injustice. I truly loved the book because it took me places in a way which I did not anticipate from a romantic comedy. I am sure the sequel will send us soaring through the galaxies on another unexpected journey.

Coco

This book was totally relatable. I loved the characters. Then there was magic, and whimsy and romance and great fun. Her writing inspired my imagination and I loved where it took me. Glenda's writing style is super easy and enjoyable. I really loved all the characters and appreciated their roles in the story. Keep them coming, Glenda!!

Amazon Customer

Such an imaginative story! Greek gods and goddesses in modern times, with modern twists to their historic names, and a woman who doesn't remember her past and accidentally sets them free from their constellations This book is an easy read- perfect beach book!- with whimsy, humor, fantasy, and romance. I loved it, can't wait for it to become available as an audio book, and hope a follow up is in the works!

Amazon Customer

Twists and turns make this fantasy come to life. Mythology made real and enriched with human emotion. A terrific read

Suzy B

I just finished the end of Chapter two. Looking forward to Rani & Hayden’s first glance at Athens. The author has a way of manifesting your desire for a happy ending; in real life, and on the pages. I so want Rani to manifest her dreams too. I Cannot put my
Kindle down. How is it that I already identify with these characters after only 33 pages?

Kindle Customer

Rani and her tribe take you on a wild ride across the heavens and earth in this fast paced, witty tale. Glenda's vivid writing style makes it a fun read!

LyLou Boo

Glenda is a fabulous author and soo talented in many ways ! She’s an artist and this book is a treasure to read have all fun with it it’s a beauty :)

Charlotte Zang

With all gods, there is always a matter of pride that often gets in the way of their happiness. Rogers uses that element to create a sweeping romance of two people torn apart by the love and desire to protect one another. The fantasy remains sweet throughout and always a side aspect of the overall arc of Rani finding and loving herself.

Rogers handles the plot and characters with expertise in a book chock full of Greek mythology, astronomy, and sweet romance. Her affection for the subject matter shows. There is music, laughter, whimsy, and hardship, making A-Mused a well-rounded little rom-com.

The pace is lightning fast without lacking detail. Things pick up once Rani returns home to New York, and the litany of mythological Greeks truly vie for her attention. There is something unique about Rani’s whimsical adventure. Even though the subject matter is familiar, the gods and goddesses relatively well known, Rogers takes the time to unravel a new perspective.