Thursday, September 1, 2011


My favorite part of having a soon-to-be-released merfolk and selkie novel is that I've been meeting lots of cool people who are mermaid, selkie, siren, fish, ocean, and/or underwater lovers. One of those fish-loving folks is Ishita at The Reading Fish.

She invited me to participate in her Underwater Adventures blog-hop and I just couldn't resist. Swim on over to her blog and sign up for the readathon where you can win great stuff like:
  • A Grab Bag from Harper Collins
  • Hand Made Bookmarks
  • Books of Your Choice dealing with the Water, Fish and more !
You can also participate by hosting a giveaway of something water related: books, jewelry, fish, whatever!

To help show my love for books containing mermaids, selkies, sirens, gorgons, or other water themed creatures, I'm giving away a prize pack of my own to one lucky winner. It contains:
To enter my giveaway:
  • You must be a follower of my blog.
  • Leave a comment telling me you'd like to win and what your favorite underwater creature is. (Real or fictional: Dolphin, turtle, manatee, mermaid, whatever!)
  • Visit The Reading Fish and leave a comment (doesn't have to be long or creative) in one of the Underwater Adventure posts. (Yes, I will check!)
If you tweet about this contest you'll get 2 extra entries. My twitter: @Karen_Hooper
If you blog about it you'll get 5 extra entries.
I'll announce the random winner on September 5th!
As always, contest is open to international peeps.

Thanks for splashing by! :)

UPDATE! September 5th! Happy Memorial Day! The winner of my giveaway is... May-Day_Aura!


  1. heck YEAH sign me up for this!
    Let's see, favorite underwater creature. I'm going to go with Carcharodon megalodon, that's right, megalodon, the most badass shark in prehistory. Ahh, good times.

    Also, i left a comment on the most recent blog post on The Reading Fish which was the one posted on the 29th

  2. Sarah, I have to google that one. Bull sharks and tiger sharks make an appearance in my book but the Carcharodon is a new one to me. :)

  3. AHHH! I want one.

    My favorite underwater creature is a Kraken. I mean they're sort of crazy evil dangerous and all that, but also pretty bad-ass.

    I'm off to check out this other blog. Thanks, Karen!

  4. this sounds like the greatest giveaway evar. my favourite creature has got to be the sea turtle, partly because the ickle baby turtles find their way back to the sea all by themselves, and partly because of the film "finding nemo". :)

  5. Favourite underwater creature... how about narwhal? :) Haha, thanks for the giveaway!

    I'd love a print copy as I don't own an ereader and I'd probably pick Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs. Thanks again!


  6. I'm a GFC follower as sablelexi.
    I would love to read you book, and I think it would be cool to be one of the first to read it. As a zoology major, I obviously have a facination with all the animals. I'm also a fan of mermaids though.

    I commented on the kick off post (since it was all that was up)

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  7. I want.

    Fave fishiness: Abysmith of Sam Syke's Tome of the Undergates.

    Or the Kraken.

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  9. Sign me up! This sounds awesome. Can't wait to read your book, whether I get to in winter or spring!

    Forgot to put my favorite sea creature. D: It'd definitely have to be a mermaid or a siren! Talk about awesome~

  10. By the way, I'm following your blog through e-mail 'cause my google account is evil.

  11. But anyway, yeah, selkies are my favorite sea creatures because there's just so much yet to be said about them. They're not hugely known yet and I'm excited to see what comes out about them in the future :)

  12. I'd love to enter/win this contest! Thank you so much for it. My favorite underwater creatures are mermaids, for sure.

    I commented here:

    I tweeted here:!/yoursinfallibly/status/109528127352487936

    infalliblyyours or Munnaza on GFC.

  13. Thank you so much for the chance to win♥
    I would chose A sea creature themed book of my choice but I´m not sure what book exactly..

  14. I'm loving all these fav creatures. :)
    Thanks for entering, everyone!

  15. Aww, your book's first giveaway! You must be so proud! =) Thanks! I can't wait to read Tangled Tides (either I win or not btw)! I find all underwater mythological creatures fascinating, so I'll go with them as my favorites. But dolphins are pretty cool real-life sea creatures.

    Yes, I follow your blog and I commented @ The Reading Fish blog. I also gain +2 for tweeting about this contest:

  16. I would LOVE to win! My favorite sea creature??? Hmm, for me that's like choosing which kid is my favorite (if, you know, I had kids). Well, mermaids are and will always be my all-time favorite, but another one I like, like an earlier commenter mentioned, is Carcharodon Megalodon. Picture a 60-foot-long great white shark that could swallow an elephant whole. Scary! There's also a series of books about it called MEG by Steve Alten. Karen, if you love sea monster books, you should check them out! :)

  17. Darn! I went over and left a comment on The Reading Fish and then didn't get back over here that day. If I'm not too late, I soooo want a chance to win Tangled Tides. If I missed this one, you know I'll try again. :)

  18. Damn you. Just kidding. CONGRATULATIONS (you just scored big-time)!

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog and congrats on your book! I marked it as "to read" on Goodreads. :)

  20. thanks for the sharing i like your blog and theme coloring nice backgroun suprb!!!

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