Rachel Greer is fed up with love. For years she was sure her Prince Charming was right around the corner. Ha. Was she ever wrong (and she's got the exes to prove it). So she's decided to devote her time to meaningful pursuits, filling her life with work and volunteerism. Enter the goddess Venus, forced by her ornery father Zeus into fairy godmother servitude. Venus is only a few love-life fixes away from returning to Mount Olympus and she's not about to let some reluctant mortal stand in her way. Sexy, sassy Venus is a force to be reckoned with - this goddess always gets her man, even if she's trying to get him for someone else. Armed with her extraordinary goddess powers (well...the few she has left after Zeus got through with her), a killer wardrobe, and the goddess bible (Cosmopolitan), Venus sets out to turn Rachel's orderly life upside down in the name of True Love.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 139.7 x 205.7 x 27.9mm | 272.16g
- 01 Feb 2007
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
- Trade Pbk.
Look who loves "Venus Envy"! "Loved it from the first line. One of the most fun debuts I've read, full of delightful snark and lots of heart!" --Melissa Senate, author of "See Jane Date" and "Love You To Death" "Great Zeus! ["Venus Envy"] is Mount Olympus-sized fun!"--Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of "How Nancy Drew Saved My Life", "Vertigo", and "Angel's Choice""" "Delicious fun! A sparkling, laugh out loud treat." --Gena Showalter, author of "Jewels of Atlantis" "Eat your heart out, Cinderella. McKelden will dazzle readers with her brilliant twists on the beloved fairy tale. "Venus Envy" is fun, snarky and divine!"--Susanna Carr, author of "Lip Lock" and "Ex, Why and Me". "Take some Greek mythology, add a dash of fairy tale and a big dollop of "Cosmo", and you get the cocktail that is "Venus Envy" -- a cute story for anyone who's ever gotten in her own way when it comes to love."--Cathy Yardley, author of "Couch World" and "Turning Japanese"" ""Witty, charming, and surprisingly touching. Don't miss this delightful novel!" --Beverly Brandt, bestselling author of "Match Game "" ""Sexy, clever and fun, "Venus Envy" is absolutely delightful from beginning to end. Author Shannon McKelden has talent to spare." -Jane Porter, author of "The Frog Prince"
About Shannon McKelden
Shannon McKelden has previously published short stories and poetry in "True Love" and "True Confessions" magazines. "Venus Envy" is her first novel. Having been married to her high school sweetheart for 19 years, she finds that humor is a necessity in life and strives for that lighter tone in her writing. McKelden lives in Puyallup, Washington and is an active member of the Eastside Chapter of RWA and has served as secretary for the past two years.