Published by
Orbit (2013-03-19)
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by Perez, Marlene

A new urban fantasy novel blending elements of Greek myth and forbidden romance against the backdrop of Minnesota’s magical underworld.

Brooding, leather jacket-wearing Nyx Fortuna looks like a 20-something, but he’s actually an immortal who’s been around for centuries. The son of the forgotten Fourth Fate, Lady Fortuna—who was murdered by the three Sisters of Fate for being the first ever Wyrd sister to give birth to a boy—Nyx has been stalked his whole life by his Aunts with the help of their evil Tracker, Gaston.

But fed up and out for revenge, Nyx comes to Minneapolis on a tip that his Aunts have set up a business there. His goal is to bring down his mother’s killers and retrieve the thread of fate that has trapped him for centuries in the body of a teenager … a goal that might be achievable if it weren’t for the mysterious, dangerous, and very mortal, beauty he meets one night at a nightclub, Elizabeth Abernathy. What follows is a tense, thrilling, and romantic clash between immortals and magicians in the intriguing netherworld of Minneapolis.

Marlene Perez is the author of many books, including the Dead Is series, The Comeback, Love in the Corner Pocket, and Unexpected Development, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. She lives in Orange County.

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Mohrbooks Literary Agency
Annelie Geissler

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Anyone who likes Greek and Roman mythology will enjoy this novel with its themes of magic and unrequited love and the thirst of a son to avenge his mother’s death ... Strange Fates is a page-turner

Review: New York Journal of Books

Check out the cover of Marlene Perez's upcoming Strange Fates, the first in a new adult urban fantasy series that blends magic and Greek mythology in an alternate Minneapolis. Here, Marlene gives us a sneak peek of the Nyx Fortuna series, which kicks off on March 5:

Quote: USA Today

Perez serves up a delicious feast of myth and magic, betrayal and romance, in a mystical version of Minneapolis where nothing is quite what it seems. Skillfully rendered in crisp, edgy prose, STRANGE FATES offers an exciting start to what's sure to be a winning new series. I can't wait to follow the sexy-as-heck Nyx Fortuna into the next installment!

Quote: Alyson Noël

The Midwestern setting is a welcome departure from the usual metropolitan backdrop and should result in regional as well as genre interest. Nyx is a likable hero and provides a refreshing change from the usual urban fantasy fare.

Review: Library Journal

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