"In the beginning there was only chaos; Greek chaos." So begins the collection of well-known myths and legends parodied in a new book released by Wimbledon author Ekaterina Botziou.

Featuring the well-known characters Hercules, Theseus and the Cretan Minotaur, the 27-year-old writer reinvents timeless stories with a sprinkling of diamond-encrusted Mercedes, a dash of bling and plenty of good humour.

Born in England to a proud Greek father and ballerina mother of mixed heritage, Mrs Botziou was taught from a young age to be proud of her Mediterranean heritage.

After marrying a Greek Cypriot herself she started the popular Facebook group, The Greek Wives Club and ruminates about her confused ancestry on her blog, Ekaterina Botziou: It's all Greek to Me!

The law graduate, who juggles writing with a full-time job in Mayfair's finance sector, said: "The idea for my second book came about when I was still writing my first.

"As a child I devoured all the Greek mythological stories and was fascinated by the historical aspect to many of the legends.

"My grandmother in particular had a deep interest in the mythicism of ancient Greece and I think many people find the combination of history and fictional narrative highly appealing."

The release of Theseus & the Mother-in-Law and other Myths & Legends follows the release of her acclaimed debut novel, Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing.

The book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.