How long can a
monster stay hidden in plain sight?
Seventeen year-old Hope Nicholas has spent her entire life on the run. But no
one is chasing her. In fact, no one even knows she exists. With her mom, she’s
traveled from town to town and school to school, barely staying long enough to
meet anyone, let alone make friends. And she’ll have to keep it that way. It’s
When her mother is brutally ripped away from her, Hope’s life shatters. Is this
the fulfillment of Apollo’s curse, murder from the shadow monsters of the
Underworld, or have the demigods finally found her? Orphaned and alone, Hope
flees again, but this time there’s no one to teach her who to trust—or how to
Set in a universe where mythology is alive and well in the modern
world, Curse of the Sphinx irresistibly blends action, suspense and
Raye Wagner grew up in Seattle, the second of
eight children, and learned to escape chaos through the pages of fiction. As a
youth, she read the likes of David Eddings, Leon Uris, and Jane Austen.
Inspired by a fictional character, Raye pursued a career in nursing, thinking
to help the world one patient at a time.
One summer afternoon, when her then young
children were playing in the pool, a plot dropped into her head, and she
started writing. She enjoys baking, puzzles, Tae Kwon Do, and the
sound of waves lapping at the sand. She lives with her husband and three
children in Middle Tennessee. Origin of the Sphinx, a novella detailing the
story leading up to the creation of the mythological creature, is her first
publication. It is the beginning of the Sphinx series. Curse of the Sphinx, the first book in the
series, is completed, and set to be released in August 2015.