Friday, November 25, 2011

Call the sirens!

Today is Black Friday, but forget the mall--there’s an underwater war going on!

As part of Karen Amanda Hooper’s release of TANGLED TIDES, she’s hosting a blogsplash fit for mermaids. But first you must pick a side. What floats your boat? Mermaids, sirens, selkies or gorgons?

I choose sirens—sun-loving, seductive singers who can control weather and are rebels. Oh, yeah. I can picture myself lounging in the sunshine, filling the air with beautiful music, painting the sky however I want it.
Of course, there’s the dicey part about stealing other people’s memories, but, hey, what a useful tool for a writer, right?

Here’s the link to Karen's blog where the fun is happening, including a book giveaway via Twitter contest.


And here’s the blurb for Karen’s debut novel, published by Rhemalda:

Yara Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters—until she becomes one.

When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.

Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people—until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process—or she might open the gateway to a love that’s deeper than the oceans.


TANGLED TIDES on Amazon, Rhemalda Bookstore, B&N, Goodreads.

Congratulations, Karen!


Jemi Fraser said...

So excited for Karen! And I think being a siren would be a pretty good deal too! :)

Unknown said...

lol. LOVE your reasoning for choosing the sirens. :)

Thanks so much for celebrating with me. *hands you cake and a mimosa*


Donna said...

Ohhhh. Wakes up with fins. I love this!

Tere Kirkland said...

Team Gorgon! Come on, Tricia, you know you love them... ;)

Congrats, Karen!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Jemi: Karen so deserves this! Join me in siren-ness. ;)

Karen: Mmmmm, mimosa. :) Hope you're having a fantastic day.

Donna; That would be a wake-up call, wouldn't it? :)

Tere: Okay, now, we're at war! I admit I was torn with the total kick-ass attitude of gorgons and I do love to dance, but I'm gonna sit on my rock in the sun and sing!

Glass Dragon said...

Team Siren! Wooooo! I love your reason too. Makes mine look slightly lame, but I'll stick by it. ^.~

Side note: My verification word is "damuse." Kind of appropriate, don't you think? =D

Golden Eagle said...

It's interesting to see which creatures people choose. :)

Me, I have to side with gorgons . . .

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Dragon: Hi, there! I love damuse, that's the best. :D

Eagle: I had to fight off gorgon urges. I'm sticking with sirens!

Talli Roland said...

Yay sirens! I chose them, too. Good luck to Karen!

Unknown said...

Thanks again for celebrating with me! And thanks for hugging your plush whale. That was so cute!

I'll be announcing the results of the war soon. :)

Read a sneak peek of TANGLED TIDES on Amazon

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Yay, Talli!

Karen: I hope you had a fantastic day. My whale and I are still squealing for you. :D:D:D

storyqueen said...

Yay Karen!! What a great idea for a story!

Love the cover!


Lydia Kang said...

For me, it'd be a tie between sirens and mermaids. Her book looks great!

Ed Pilolla said...

i like the sirens too. yes i do:)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Shelley: Karen has a great story about the cover and how the publisher gave her lots of input. It turned out so pretty.

Lydia: As you know, I have a thing for mermaids, too, but I couldn't resist Karen's siren description.

Ed; So hard to resist those sirens!

Angela Ackerman said...

I love seeing everyone's choices, and the reasons why. So happy for Karen! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Alison Miller said...

I almost chose Sirens, but just had to go with Merfolk after reading Karen's story. Yay for Karen!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Angela and Alison: Hi, so glad you joined in the fun! :D

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Karen!

I picked Merfolk, but my second choice were Sirens.