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Mer Tales Trilogy by Brenda Pandos ~ Review by Fallon

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4 Out of 5 Stars
Author Description:
She wanted her life to change... he wanted his to stay the same.

Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them. 

Ashlyn is about to discover what she'd thought to be true her whole life, wasn't, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.
Fallon's Review:
Tatiana is best-friends with Ashlyn. Tatiana has a twin brother named Fin who Ashlyn is completely obsessive about. One da…

International Giveaway Seaweed by Elle Strauss ~ Review by Fallon

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4 Out of 5 Stars
Author Description:
Dori Seward can’t wait to get out of Eastcove, a sleepy fishing village on the border of New Brunswick and Maine. She bides her time by hanging out with friends, attending swim club, and holding her biggest competition, Colby–who wants more than just friendship, at arm’s length. 

Then Tor Riley comes to town and he has everything Dori dreams of in a boyfriend–looks, athleticism and mystery. 

But Tor also has a tantalizing secret and Dori is determined to find out what it is. The truth is crazier than her wildest imaginations and more dangerous, too. Dori has new enemies, and they will do anything to get to her.

Her life, her dreams and her love for Tor are all weighing in the balance. Will Dori risk it all in order to have it all?
Fallon's Review:
Dori is a teen girl living in Canada. Her best friend a boy named Colby has nicknamed her Seaweed. Colby has a huge crush on Dori but she falls hard for the mysterious new boy in town Tor. I really felt torn…

Mermaid Month Huge Swag Giveaway and Books! 5 Winners!!!!

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1ST Place Swag Winner!


2nd Place Swag Winner!


3rd Place Swag Winner!
look what came today 6/11/2014 1 will be added to each swag winner!  That is awesome since Susan Fodor lives in Australia!!!






4th Place Winner gets both Audio Books!


5th Place Winner gets an E-Copy of Urchin by S.K. Munt

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Fierce Reads Tour in Vero Beach FL with Authors Anna Banks, Katie Finn, Lindsay Smith and Marie Rutkoski

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On May 20th we got to attend the Fierce Reads tour!
Anna Banks Highlights:
There were the hysterical highlights mainly called Anna Banks!
Some of my favorite things we learned about Anna Banks:
She loves Sasquatch, she believes he is real and so are mermaids. She thinks Umpa Lumpa's are mythological creatures LOL. That Marie Rutkoski is out to get her. They were all like siblings picking on each other. 
She explains "outlining as liking being in a shower with your Bra on. You know something is wrong and you feel restricted at a time you should feel free".
When asked about her favorite thing about being an Author she said, "it is like a cheesecake sampler where you want to try all the flavors".
When asked what super power she would want to have she said, "She would want to be able to eat whatever she wanted and her enemy get fat from it."."Top that!"
When asked what inspired her to be a writer she stated, "that she read an Author's book and …

Pretty in Pearls (Fins #3.5) by Tera Lynn Childs ~ Review by Fallon

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5 Out of 5 Stars
Author Description:
Undersea romance with captivating merboys, deep friendship, and spectacular pearls.

Set in Tera Lynn Childs’ fin-flicking world that began with Forgive My Fins, this 100-page digital novella focuses on Periwinkle Wentletrap, Princess Lily’s best friend, and is perfect for fans of mermaids, light romance, and mythology retellings.

As Princess Lily’s emissary, Peri works hard to make sure her best friend knows all the goings on in the underwater kingdom of Thalassinia. The upcoming Sea Harvest Dance means plenty of fun for them, too, including shopping for jewels, trims, and dress making supplies. Peri especially loves the pearls she finds at Thalassinia’s marketplace—and she might be falling head over fins for Riatus, the thoughtful pearl trader who looks like a dashing pirate.

When Lily realizes her friend has a crush, she is determined to help them get together in time for the dance—except her matchmaking efforts backfire, sweeping Peri into dangerous …

Giveaway ~ Promises, Betrayal and Arise (Syrenka Series) by Amber Garr Signed Trilogy~ Review by Fallon

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5 out of 5 stars
Author's Description:
Sometimes following your heart can end up destroying the ones you love. When seventeen-year-old Eviana Dumahl is faced with the responsibility of an arranged marriage and clan leadership, she is forced to choose between the life required of a mermaid and one of a teenage girl simply infatuated with the wrong guy. Kain, her devoted fiance, would make a wonderful husband except that she's been in love with Brendan, a shape-shifting selkie, ever since they were kids. Choosing to abandon her family, her clan, and her life with Kain will have dire consequences far beyond anything she could have imagined. A war is brewing amongst the clans and Eviana unwittingly becomes a pawn in the intricate schemes of a twisted mastermind. With Brendan's life on the line, she has no choice but to involve those she once considered friends. Amidst encountering senseless tragedies and immense loss, Eviana discovers that she is more valuable as a clan leader t…

Giveaway ~ Daughters of The Sea by Kathryn Lasky ~ Review by Fallon

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3 Out of 5 Stars
Author Description:
Daughters of the Sea tells the story of 3 mermaid sisters who are separated at birth by a storm and go on to lead three very different lives. Book 1 is about Hannah, who spent her early days in an orphanage and is now a scullery maid in the house of rich, powerful family. She is irresistibly drawn to the sea and through a series of accidents and encounters discovers her true identity. Hannah realizes that she must keep the truth a secret but she also knows that soon she will have to make the choice - to be a creature of the land or the sea.
Fallon's Review:
Well while I love Mermaids and reading about the mythology of them this book took way to long to build up to that point. I liked the last part of the book but felt the ending was not closure especially since it had finally built to a point and then ended. The reason I say closure is while the other 2 books in the series mention Hannah she is not the main focus. I did however like the relationshi…

Giveaway Signed Trilogy Forgive My Fins and (Fins 1-3) by Tera Lynn Childs ~ Review by Fallon

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5 Out of 5 Stars
Author Description:
Seventeen-year-old Lily, half-mermaid and half-human, has been living on land and attending high school, where she develops a crush on a boy but is afraid to tell him of her true destiny as the ruler of the undersea kingdom of Thalassinia.
Fallon's Review:
Lily has had a crush on Brody from a far. Lily is half human, half mermaid. Her mother was a human and her Father is the King. That makes Lily a princess. Her mother has passed and she wants to understand the mother she never knew and the life she lived. Lily goes to stay with her aunt on land, but know one is to know she is living on land. Lily wants to connect with her human side. She is going to school at Sea View High.

Lily is from a under sea kingdom called Thalassinia. When Lily found out her mom was Human she couldn't stay in her kingdom. Now that she is living with her aunt she encounters an annoying neighbor Quince Fletcher. Mermaids are not really the dating type. If a mermaid kisses…

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu ~ Review by Fallon

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4 Out of 5 Stars
Author Description:
Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it’s stopped mattering whether it’s true. The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly had sex with two guys in one night. When school starts everyone almost forgets about Alice until one of those guys, super-popular Brandon, dies in a car wreck that was allegedly all Alice’s fault. Now the only friend she has is a boy who may be the only other person who knows the truth, but is too afraid to admit it. Told from the perspectives of popular girl Elaine, football star Josh, former outcast Kelsie, and shy genius Kurt, we see how everyone has a motive to bring – and keep – Alice down.
Fallon's Review:
I received this ARC from Fan Fic Giveaway! When I started reading this story it definitely had it's shock value to it. It was like mean girls times 100. However I thought it ended up reminding me of books like The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It was just reminded me of the things kids do and t…