Submerge, by Tobie Easton

After finishing Tobie Easton’s incredible debut Emerge, which I loved and placed at #5 in my favorite books read last year, I couldn’t wait for the sequel. The story was simply lots of fun, and the plot and conflict were wrapped up so nicely, that I wasn’t sure what a sequel could even look like. […]

Ocean So Wide, by Nichole Giles

Almost two years ago, I came across Nichole Giles’s book Water So Deep, the first book in this series. As a fan of mermaids, I was drawn to the premise of the book, which told of Emma Harris, a girl who was slowly becoming a mermaid. I gave the book three stars because it dragged […]

Mermaid Month Wrap-Up

I named July 2016 MERMAID MONTH here at the Stuff to celebrate the release of Skipping the Scales, which I officially announced on the 14th. Click on the cover for it—or for first part Flipping the Scales—to be taken to their Amazon purchase pages.       But what other mermaid-ness was there this month? […]

The Mermaid’s Sister, by Carrie Anne Noble

Before MERMAID MONTH here at the Stuff draws to a close, I’ve got another mermaid-themed book to review. This book was the 2014 winner of Amazon’s breakthrough novel competition in the young adult category, and as a debut YA fairy tale, I can see why. There’s much to appreciate about the crafting of this story, particularly […]

How to be a Mermaid, by Erin Hayes

MERMAID MONTH continues here at the Stuff, and now that my book is all edited/revised and out there in the world, I get to enjoy reading books that aren’t my own. Yay! This one has been on my Kindle since it came out last summer as part of the Falling in Deep collection of novellas. […]

Skipping the Scales

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THE SEQUEL TO FLIPPING THE SCALES IS HERE! The exciting sequel to the YA contemporary fantasy Flipping the Scales.  Meredith, Marina, and Hailey’s wildest dreams could be coming true. Two weeks in the ocean changed Meredith’s life and career goal. Now studying marine biology, she lands a summer internship at a local aquarium. Her aquatic intuition impresses […]

My Top 10 Mermaids

My next book, Skipping the Scales is scheduled to be released on July 14. It’s the sequel to my Young Adult mermaid book Flipping the Scales. In celebration of the upcoming book, I’m declaring July 2016 as MERMAID MONTH here at the Stuff! Seems fitting for summertime, with more people on the beaches and in […]

COVER REVEAL: Skipping the Scales

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Here it is, everyone! The cover reveal for the long awaited sequel to Flipping the Scales! Isn’t that beautiful? A big shout-out to Tatiana Vila for doing this. You should really check out her work HERE. She’s a phenomenal designer and so professional and pleasant to work with. I can’t wait to work with her again on […]

Emerge, by Tobie Easton

As a YA author whose debut book is a story about mermaids, I assigned myself a mission to read similar books in the genre, and I’ve enjoyed them to varying degrees. Well, there’s a new fish in the ocean: Emerge by Tobie Easton. This is her first novel, and the blurb sounded interesting, so I […]

Author Spotlight: Howard Parsons

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Howard Parsons was born in Petersburg, VA during the final days of King George VI’s reign. He grew up and attended school in nearby Hopewell, VA. The eldest son of Lucile and Howard T. Parsons Sr., he attended North Carolina College in Rocky Mount, NC and graduated in 1974 with a BS degree in Biology. […]