Friday, November 25, 2011

Tangled Tides: War of the Underwater Worlds

Today is a very special day, and, no, I'm not referring to all the sales taking place for the time honored tradition that is Black Friday. No, I'm talking about the release of a very good book by a very awesome person: Karen Amanda Hooper's Tangled Tides. (In case you weren't here on Monday, you can read my review here.)

The cool thing about Tangled Tides is that it's not just about merfolk; it's about a number of mythical creatures, all fighting for survival. In celebration of her book's release, Karen is hosting a battle of sorts, a war of the underwater worlds that takes place all over the internet. Myself and other readers are choosing our sides and declaring them publicly, and if you want a chance to win a signed copy of her book (and why wouldn't you? I do!), you should choose a side, too. All you have to do is tweet about your favorite creature/who you're rooting for and include the hashtag #TangledTides to be entered to win a signed copy of the book as well as some other sea creature gifts. (For more information visit Karen's blog.)

While merfolk and selkies are the primary creatures, gorgons and sirens also play critical roles in the story. In order for you to make a more informed decision, Karen has posted brief descriptions of each creature on her blog. (If you've read this far, you've probably realized you have to go to Karen's blog at some point. It is her book after all. :)

Although I find them all fascinating and rooted for everyone while reading Tangled Tides, I have to admit that when it comes down to it, I choose merfolk. Why? you ask. Because they're cool . . . and they have Treygan.

Merfolk are all about the sunshine and the water. They have different jobs, and they even come color coded. AND merfolk aren't condemned to an eternity underwater, they can move freely between land and sea (if they know how to control it), and they can manipulate water. They're pretty awesome, if I may so.

All interior artwork was done by fellow writer/blogger Alexandra Shostak, who is also awesome and incredibly talented. In the book, merfolk are represented by the image at the right, which I absolutely adore.

If you're interested, you can buy the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or through Rhemalda; you can also add the book on Goodreads!

I choose merfolk. Whose side are you on?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Who wins? I always like to choose the winning side.

Amanda J. said...

Not telling. You'll have to read the book to find out! :P

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Sirens! Flying and singing! :)

Amanda J. said...

Tricia, the sirens are pretty awesome! :)

Alexandra Shostak said...

THANK YOU! I'm so glad you like my art. It was hard doing the awesomeness of each creature justice!

Treygan is a fantastic reason to choose merfolk ;)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Yay! Thanks so much for celebrating with me! *hugs* The war was so much fun!

Merfolk FTW! :)

I'll be announcing the results soon. Thanks again for all of your support.

Read a sneak peek of TANGLED TIDES on Amazon


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