Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and brought up in Athens, Greece. She has a BSc in Computer Science and has worked for large companies for twenty years, mainly in the hotel and airline business. Her work background has been diverse and has mainly involved computer support, customer service and aircraft material purchasing. She has been writing since childhood. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a naughty cat called Felix. She is passionate about books and movies and dedicates sufficient time on her weekends to enjoy a bit of both.
Effrosyni’s debut novel, “The Necklace of Goddess Athena”, is a fantasy adventure of Greek myths and time travel that is suitable for all ages. It has been described as a “Rare Gem” by the Fantasy & Sci-fi Network and it has reached Amazon’s #1 in Mythology and #2 in Fairy tales. The novel also made the shortlist in the Fantasy category for the “50 best self-published books worth reading” from Indie Author Land.
Effrosyni’s upoming novel, “The Lady of the Pier – The Ebb”, follows the lives and loves of two young girls who’ve never met but are connected in a mysterious way. It’s the first part of a paranormal romance that’s set in Brighton (England) in the 1930’s and in Corfu (Greece) in the 1980’s. The novel is a quarter-finalist in the 2014 ABNA contest. “The Ebb” will be published in the summer of 2014 and the concluding part (“The Flow”), will follow a few months later.
On “Effrosyni’s Blog”, the reader will find posts on various subjects. There are travel articles, inspiring personal accounts, book reviews, author interviews, tips for authors, and even some Greek recipes.
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Book Trailer: (Necklace) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHJcVuAkRV4
Book Trailer: (Lady) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3LrIRBxNVM
My personal motto:
“There is no Spoon.” (From the movie, The Matrix). It reminds me that in this world, anything is possible.
- A typical work day begins with… a good breakfast.
- I lose track of time… when I write.
- I have always… loved to travel.
- I have never… smoked.
- Home means to me… safety and peace.
- I am inspired by… selfless acts of other people.
- I would like to meet… my online friends one day.
- My worst character trait… honesty.
- My best character trait… empathy.
- The best advice I was given… Let it go.
Efimios is an ancient Greek and an unsung hero of Athens. He has saved the city countless times by undertaking time-travelling missions as instructed by Goddess Athena herself. Now an elderly man, he sends his son Phevos and his adopted daughter Daphne on a time-travelling quest to modern-day Athens. Mysterious as always, he only advises his children to look out for the signs without offering any explanations. Mystified, yet eager to obey their father’s will, Phevos and Daphne settle down in this new world, having been offered assistance by two orphaned siblings: Ksenia and Manos. New friendships and romantic love change their lives while their father’s covert purpose is gradually revealed. As the youngsters continue to unravel the secrets of their family past, inevitably they get caught up in the ongoing conflict between two Gods, one of which becomes their protector and the other, their worst nemesis. Who will prevail when the rival Gods meet again and will the mortal bystanders survive to tell the tale?
BRIGHTON, 1937 Laura Mayfield leaves London with her mother Ruth in order to pursue a new life in Brighton. She finds employment at the West Pier Pavilion and soon falls in love with Christian Searle, one of the stagehands at the theatre. Laura aspires to a life of riches but this annoys and frightens the proud and insecure Christian, causing rows between them. When she is offered the chance to perform at the theatre, her love for Christian is put to the ultimate test. Charles Willard, a wealthy and arrogant aristocrat becomes fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly, causing Christian to become enraged. Will Laura’s desire for wealth throw her in the arms of Charles or will her feelings for Christian prevail? CORFU, 1987 Sofia Aspioti, a Greek student from Athens, arrives in Corfu for her annual summer holidays at her grandparents’ house, relieved to escape her overprotective parents’ care for a while. She takes on a job at the local water sports pier and when Danny Markson, a larger-than-life British tourist flirts with her, she is initially worried that his advances will cause her trouble with her strict family. Yet, by the time she realises that she’s desperately in love, she finds she no longer cares. When Danny returns home to a village near Brighton, Sofia becomes haunted by a series of dreams about the West Pier and a woman dressed in black. As if cast by a spell, she takes to writing poems about a love that won’t let go. Who is the grieving woman in her dreams and how is her sorrow related to her own feelings for Danny?
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Dear readers, please watch out – for one of my upcoming reviews will be:
The Necklace of the Goddess Athena by Effrosyni Moschoudi