In celebration of our official launch, we are giving away a KINDLE FIRE! If you’d like to start at the very beginning of the INDELIBLES ON FIRE GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP, then please start here: http://indeliblewriters.blogspot.com/
However, I'm the first stop on the Hop, so if you're starting here, then just keep going until you end up on The Indelibles blog! By following the link at the bottom of this post, you can proceed to the next author (and check out the awesome, individual giveaways we are doing along the way!). If you are entering to win the KINDLE FIRE, don’t forget to make a note of the keyword at the end of every blog post - the words spell out a phrase you will need to enter the contest on the last stop.
Who are we? Marketing guru Shelli Johannes Wells has teamed up with twenty-four other indie and small press authors to bring you the Indelibles.
“We are indie authors who write middle grade and young adult fiction.
We are dedicated to leaving a permanent mark on the world with our stories and words.
We are The Indelibles.”
Each week, we’ll explore fun, fabulous, and fierce topics for today’s teens, drawing on pop culture and themes from the books we write.
We’ll be having a “blogger” chat on January 11th and a writer/author chat on the 17th to answer questions about self and indie pubbing. See our blog for details.
And now with no further ado, I will introduce myself:
Karen Amanda Hooper
(But you can call me Karen.)I was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years and I'm currently sunning and splashing around Florida with my two beloved dogs. I'm addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters. Due to my strong Disney upbringing, I still believe in fairy tales and will forever sprinkle magic throughout all of my novels.
I've been making up stories for as long as I can remember. In high school I discovered my passion for putting my thoughts onto paper, but it wasn’t until my late twenties that I wrote my first novel. No agent or publisher picked up that one, but last year Rhemalda Publishing offered me a book deal for my YA merfolk/selkie story, TANGLED TIDES.
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.
Buy it on Amazon
Buy it at Barnes and Noble
Buy it at Rhemalda Bookstore
Wanna win a copy of TANGLED TIDES? All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me the title of the best book you read in 2011.
You have until Thursday to enter. I'll announce the winner this Friday, along with the winner of my Faeries & Fantasy Hop contest.
The keyword for this stop on the hop is: Indelibles
Continue the hop and visit the next fierce and fabulous Indelibles author: Heather McCorkle
Thanks for hopping by!