Author Interview & Giveaway: My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling (Blog Tour)

Posted September 27th, 2013 in Author Interview, Blog Tour, Giveaway / 29 comments

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Welcome to My Ex From Hell Blog Tour. I am very excited to dive into My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling. I have a copy and will be reading it soon, but for now, enjoy the author interview below. Tellulah had some awesome answers to my questions. Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for an ecopy of My Ex From Hell.  

My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling
(The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)
Publication date: April 1st 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Find It: Goodreads | Amazon Print | Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Bloom wishes she’d been taught the following:
a) Bad boy’s presence (TrOuBlE) + teen girl’s brain (DraMa) = TrAuMa (Highly unstable and very volatile.)
b) The Genus Greekulum Godissimus is notable for three traits: 1) awesome abilities, 2) grudges, and 3) hook-ups, break-ups, and in-fighting that puts cable to shame.

Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy yoga girls, and being on probation  at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world.


This breath stealing lip lock reawakens 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.

Plus there’s also the little issue that 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.

My Ex From Hell is a romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Romeo and Juliet had it easy.

Jennifer: Can you describe My Ex From Hell in three words?

Tellulah: Sassy goddess romcom

Jennifer: What interested you in writing a book with Greek mythology?

Tellulah: I’ve always loved myths and fairy tales, and ways of retelling them. Since it’s hard to beat gods and goddesses for grand passions and bad behaviour, Greek mythology seemed like a perfect fit for my romantic comedy vision.

Jennifer: If you were going to come up with a theme song for My Ex From Hell, what song would it be?

Tellulah: Great question! *much later having spent way too much time on iTunes …* I’d have to say The Propellerheads remix of Shirley Bassey’s History Repeating.



JenniferWhat is your favorite part of the process of writing a book?

Tellulah: When my characters surprise me by deviating from my grand plan for them. There is always that moment when I come out of my writing stupor and discover to my delight that they’ve taken the story in entirely a new direction. Then I realize that I now need to figure out said direction and just want to give them a time out for not following my vision.

Jennifer: Can you tell us three surprising facts about yourself?

Tellulah: I am such a book geek that I know my library card number by heart. Shockingly this does not get me cool points.
I wrote fan fic back before it was even called that and it was soooo terrible. Writing angsty teen poetry probably would have been a step up.

I am too lazy to actually learn lyrics to songs so I sing everything phonetically. This means that most songs make absolutely no sense the way I sing them.

Jennifer: Did any of your characters give you a hard time while writing My Ex From Hell?

Tellulah: They all did. What a bunch of brats! I think the worst was Kai. He was just so damn enigmatic. But I get why he played his cards so close to his chest. And he played nicely in the next book.

Jennifer: Finish this sentence: I cannot write without…

Tellulah: Sudoku. Seriously. When I get stuck or overwhelmed, I need to play a game and use a totally different side of my brain. Then I can get back to my story.

Jennifer: Has a particular book you’ve read influenced your life or writing? If so, please share.

Tellulah: There are three books that influenced my writing above all else. I discovered them back in my life as a screenwriter but they still are relevant to me and my novel writing now. Save the Cat by Blake Snyder (for structure), Inside Storyby Dara Marks (for theme) and The Hero’s Journey by Christopher Vogler for mythological storytelling and archetypes. I think every writer should read them.

Jennifer: I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to answer a few of my questions. Is there anything else you would like to mention before we part ways?

Tellulah: Thank YOU for having me. I just want to say that I’m really humbled by the responses I’ve gotten to my books. And I love hearing from fans. I’m a crazy avid reader myself, so if you want to talk books, then get in touch. I’m always looking for new recommendations and have gotten some new favs through fans who have become friends. 🙂

Author Bio

Tellulah Darling
1. YA Novelist
2. Alter ego of former screenwriter and instructor
3. Sassy minx

Geeks out over: cool tech.
Squees for: great storytelling.
Delights in: fabulous conversation.
Writes about: where love meets comedy. Awkwardness ensues. Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

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29 Responses to “Author Interview & Giveaway: My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling (Blog Tour)”

  1. Dii

    Funny, Sudoku NEVER ‘relaxes’ me! Maybe that side of my brain is trying to tell me something!
    Seriously, great post!

  2. Giselle

    Sassy goddess romcom! Lolz! And Sudoku is so addictive! I love it! But gawd that thing can make my productivity go down the drain since I keep playing for hours >.<

  3. Braine TS

    I don’t get Sudoku, my son gave up trying to educate me. It’s a little embarrassing on my part to show him that his mom isn’t super and has intellectual limitations LOL.

    Thanks for reminding me of this book, I’ll schedule it for my shot of YA in the coming weeks.

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