Tangled Tides is officially being released into the world TODAY.
Anyone wanna squee with me? SQUUEEEEEEEEE!
Nope, still real. This. Is. Happening.
Time to get out of bed and let it sink in. (Plenty more water puns where that one came from.)
(I don't really sleep with that giant seashell, but I might really sleep with my books. And I don't brush my hair with a fork. I was only impersonating Ariel. ((See the Little Mermaid statue on my dresser.))
The release day of my debut definitely calls for a celebration.
With that being said, the characters of Tangled Tides are magical, and some of them can be very loving, helpful, and kind most of the time. However, almost all of them are also badasses in some shape or form, and they aren't afraid to fight dirty to protect their kind. Therefore, this celebration can't be all rainbows and glittery starfish. We will be celebrating with a war.
That's right. Today is Black Friday, Tangled Tides Day, and...
Underwater Web War Day!!!
Tangled Tides contains battling merfolk and selkies, plus meddling sirens and vengeful gorgons. Someone has to triumph, or none of the sea creatures will ever return to their world--or survive in ours. War has been declared and YOU must choose a side.
MERFOLK: of the sun, need warmth, gifted singers, can control water. Fun fact: in my story merfolk are ranked by color. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet (yes, the rainbow. And yes, my MC makes fun of it.) Each rank has a designated role and duties to their kind. Also, they must smoke C-weed to survive. You'll have to read the book to find out what C-weed is.
SIRENS: of the sun, need warmth, seductive singers, can control the weather. Fun fact: There are 3 siren sisters, one for each of the original gorgon sisters who were eternally banished to the dark and cold gorgon grotto. The sirens fly and swim between the worlds doing the gorgon sisters' dirty work, but the sirens evolved to be feisty rebels who do whatever they want most of the time--including stealing memories from humans.
SELKIES: of the moon, need cold, phenomenal dancers, can control human minds. Fun fact: selkies need the cold to survive but they're trapped in warm FL weather, so they hang out at Jack Frost's, a bar that is freezing cold and everything (seats, tables, walls, etc) are made out of ice. Their chic fur coats also help keep their bodies cool. They smoke seagarettes and have lots of scars that are invisible to humans.
GORGONS: of the moon, need cold, slithery dancers, can control the sea creatures (the original 3 gorgon sisters are like the gods of their world). Fun fact: Just like Medusa, the gorgons can turn any living thing to stone, but they aren't the heartless evil monsters that are portrayed in most legends. They are wicked smart, fast, and powerful. The male gorgons are tough as rock.
I'm giving away a signed copy of my book and some other sea creature themed prizes. To enter, join the Underwater Web War on Twitter. Tweet which sea creatures you’re rooting for and why. Include the hashtag #TangledTides and you could win!
And, just so it's easy for others to see which side is winning, please leave a comment telling us which sea creatures you're fighting with.Some awesome and badass human bloggers have already joined the war. They are posting their favorite sea creature image to show their support, so go check out their post today and see who they're siding with. They might even tell you why. (Insider tip: This knowledge may win you a prize on Twitter later!)
Fantasy SIRENS Tangled Tides SELKIES young adult MERFOLK romance GORGONS
What's that, you ask? Who am I rooting for?
I am the author. Therefore, I get to root for all of them. ;) Merfolk, selkies, sirens an gorgons FTW!
Thanks so much for stopping by to celebrate my big day.
My gratitude is deeper than the oceans.
Help yourself to some cake! :)
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