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Shadow in the Sea

Readers will return to Windwaithe Island once again. When sixteen-year-old Sadelyn Hanson washes up on the shores of Windwaithe Island, her beauty and the strange marks on her wrist make superstitious locals suspect she is a mermaid. Feigning amnesia, Sade hides a far worse secret: she was sailing to her own murder trial when she was thrown overboard by the real killer, the cunning and cruel Captain Westwood.

Sade's quiet effort to rebuild her life on the island is threatened when she meets an actual young merman. Unable to speak his language, Sade still longs for the warm companionship he offers, despite the locals' dire legends about merfolk and their dark magic. But her confused feelings for the impossible boy become the least of her problems when Captain Westwood's ship docks at Windwaithe. With nowhere to escape, Sade must trust in the one person who doesn't fear the merfolk. A woman who had dealings with them herself—years ago

Monday, January 25, 2010

One Lovely Blog Award

My dear friend Karlene at Inksplasher has kindly given my blog a lovely award. Karlene has been one of my writer's group friends for years and is quite an author and blogger herself. Now that I have received this award, I am supposed to pass on the joy and nominate some of my own favorite blogs and list them here.

Many of my favorite blogs belong to friends who have personal blogs. Since most of them probably wouldn't want me to link up to those here on my public blog, I have decided to only list book blogs that I visit frequently in my work as a children's librarian. This list is huge, and trying to think of them all at once was very difficult, so I am sure I have forgotten some. I've put together a list of those I could remember--if yours is not on there, don't despair, I probably just ran out of brain power before I got to yours. Those who are listed for the award below, are now supposed to pass on this award to someone else.

Rebecca’s Book Blog: (What Rebecca doesn’t know about a book is not worth reading about.)

Two and a Half Book Lovers: (Blogging for the whole family! Also a great place to keep up with all the contests currently going on in the blogging community. My first official author interview was posted on this site. Check it out!)

Bookworming in the 21st Century: (An invaluable resource for any children or teen librarian. Kristen always writes fair and honest reviews with great details. I find I tend to agree with her reviews a lot of the time.)

The Story Siren: (I stand in silent awe of The Story Siren’s knowledge of all things juvenile and teen fiction.)

Never Ending Shelf: (Just plain fabulous. Great reviews, contest info and all things book related. Pure heaven.)

The Blue Castle: (If she loves The Blue Castle, by L.M. Montgomery I trust her opinion of other books implicitly.)

Princess Bookie: (I ADORE the pink cupcake theme. Books truly are as scrumptious as pink cupcakes, don’t you think?)

La Femme Readers: (Love the new layout, Eleni.)

Tales of the Ravenous Reader: (Got to love that title! The blog itself is even better.)

Mandy Can Read: (Mandy brings a fresh teenage perspective to all her reviews. Nice work.)

My Fluttering Heart: (She blogs about great books and about a whole lot of other extremely fascinating things besides. Check out that real Bilbo Baggins house some guy built for his family to live in! And if your next wedding isn’t steampunk you are so missing out.)

Tempting Persephone: (Just recently discovered this one. Nice header artwork. Wish I knew who the artist was. I want them to design the cover of my next book.)

A Good Addiction: (I love that she always posts pictures of her dog sitting with her books. Toby is so cute.)

And for the younger crowd:

XOX Casey + Sammy Forever: (Is there anything as delightful as a young fan who has finally discovered the perfect series of books? I think not. Fabulous job, Cammylover. Did you take all those cool photographs yourself?)

I'm sure there are many more but I don't want this post to take up too much space. Thank you to all the hardworking bloggers who provide me with such great blogs to read. I could not do my work as a well informed librarian without all of you. And if you have a great blog I didn't list here let me know, I'm always open to discovering more fantastic book blogs.

Congrats to all!


Kristen said...

You are too sweet! :) You totally made my day!

Rebecca Herman said...

awww, thanks! :)

Miss Clark said...

I was visiting your site and saw that you had nominated me! That was a first for me:) That was amazing!

Kate said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it.

Children's books about nature said...

Congratulation for those who were nominated. You deserve to be on the position for giving a nice blog article to your readers. I wish to read more articles in the post. I am excited to see more pictures and videos.

Animal books for Children said...

congrats for award ,I am supposed to pass on the joy and nominate some of my own favorite blogs.

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