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. […]

Urban Mermaid, by Howard Parsons

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I finished this book last fall, having received an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) from the author in exchange for an honest review. Author Howard Parsons knew I was a fan of mermaids—though admittedly not as well-researched and well-versed one as he is—so I accepted the book with much enthusiasm to dive in. Being a YA […]

Water So Deep, by Nichole Giles

Certain aspects of the book description totally screamed the kind of story that I’d enjoy—or even wished I had written! A teenage girl keeping it a secret from her family and friends that she’s slowly becoming a mermaid?! Sign me up now! As soon as I found this book, I couldn’t wait to dive right […]

Defiance (Son of a Mermaid Book Two), by Katie O’Sullivan

First off, I’d like to offer special congratulations to previously spotlighted author Katie O’Sullivan on the re-release of the second book in her Son of a Mermaid series, which is now called Defiance. I read and enjoyed this book back in the spring of this year, but I held off on posting a review to […]

New Book Release: Urban Mermaid

Since mermaids are a recurring topic on this blog—in my own writing and in books I’ve read—I thought I’d take this opportunity to promote the debut novel of a fellow mermaid enthusiast. The book is Urban Mermaid by Howard Parsons. Here’s the blurb: Can a mermaid find love and happiness working in the big city? […]

Keeping Merminia, by Emm Cole

This past spring, I read the book Merminia, by Emm Cole and gave it four stars. The book was definitely well-written with lush language and vivid imagery, and the mermaid princess heroine Selinne was a delightful main character, but a war among mermaid factions in a Game of Thrones style wasn’t so much a plot […]

Happy Anniversary to Flipping the Scales!

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I’d like to wish my first book, Flipping the Scales, a happy one-year anniversary! That’s right, my book has been available for a year now. If you’ve already gotten a copy, I thank you for the support. If you haven’t, you can pick one up either in paperback or most eBook formats at Amazon, Barnes & […]

Holding My Breath, by Susan Soares

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I had the pleasure of receiving an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you’ve been following this blog, you know I’m a fan of mermaids. If you’ve followed my reviews, you also know that I’m a fan of author Susan Soares. I’ve reviewed her previous YA books: the […]

Waters of Change: Gwendolyn Falling, by Amy Astorga

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The book description on the Amazon product page for this book makes the following claim: “A young adult urban fantasy that will redefine mermaids.” I haven’t hidden my love for mermaids, so that bold statement was all it took for me to download a copy of this book onto my Kindle. Unbeknownst to author Amy […]