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14/14 Soul Mates and ancient philosophies

Airing April 7th, 9th and 11th at 8:00p.m. PST. on Transforming Relationships with Host, Julieanne O’Connor! Interview with Aria Cunningham, Author of The Princess of Sparta: Heroes of the Trojan War

The love that you receive is equal to the love you give… And for those rare souls who give with no thought of receipt, on those I bestow my special favor. Only they are worthy of the eternal love; the force that breaks the bonds of brotherhood, that transcends the vagaries of pride and ego, a binding of souls that endures across the Ages.” – Tryphosa, Priestess of Aphrodite

Tune-in for an enlightening and candid interview with Aria Cunningham, Archaeologist and Author of the Historical Romance novel The Princess of Sparta: Heroes of the Trojan War.  We discuss the concept of soul mates, ancient philosophies on love and the soul, and the emerging field of Engendering Archaeology: a new discipline of studying the past through a female centric POV. It all culminates in her exciting new take on the Trojan War mythology with dynamic female characters, epic love and sizzling passion.


The true story behind the epic love that sparked the Trojan War and has captivated the world for 3,000 years…

Helen of Troy, arguably the most infamous woman in ancient history, was not the seductress of Homer’s poems. Her humble story began as a Princess of Sparta: honorable, loyal, with promise to become a powerful queen. Given in marriage to Menelaus of Mycenae, an abusive husband who neither wants nor needs her, she clings to a prophecy made to her about a great destiny, and even greater love.

That destiny awaits her in Paris, a noble prince of Troy. Unjustly cursed at birth by a dark omen claiming he will cause the destruction of Troy, Paris is a haunted figure. He is a man who has never known love…

Until the day the Fates intervene. He meets Helen and the two souls linked by common destiny and purpose are reunited. Their love becomes legend, provoking the greatest war of ancient history, shaking the foundations of the world, and paving the way for the rise of Greece and Rome.

Star-crossed young loves and tunic-tearing passion, Cunningham paints this popular story with an exquisite brush.

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“I quickly found my ideas of Helen the bratty beauty fall away, and be replaced with a more female empowered version. What Cunningham quickly reminded me of, is that there are many sides to one story, and I might just prefer this romantic one the best!” iErlynn @ Books Hug Back.

“An intricate web of conflict; honor, power, family, love, sex and the powers of the Gods. It transported me to a world of mystical proportions and took me on a journey where I rooted for my heroes, always fearful of what the star-crossed lovers’ fate might be. Powerful, gripping, sexy.” C.T. Hayes, Slackwire Films

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