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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

Friday, June 25, 2010

Forbidden Sea Signed ARC Giveaway!

Now Closed.

With less than a week left before Forbidden Sea hits the store shelves, I thought it was time for me to hold one last ARC giveaway. By hook and by crook I've managed to get my hands on one more advanced reader copy and I'm now going to give it away here on this blog. I will be holding a random drawing on July 1st, the day Forbidden Sea comes out. This ARC will be a signed copy. Because this is a special giveaway to commemorate the coming out of my book, I've decided to open this drawing internationally. My pocket book may hate me, but I want everyone who wants to enter to get a chance. So how do you enter? Just leave your name and an email contact in the comments below.

Good luck to all!

P.S. If you have a blog, I'd really appreciate your posting this contest on it to help get the word out and get everyone excited for Forbidden Sea's release! For those who are willing to do so, I will put your name in the drawing for the signed ARC twice. Just make sure to post a link to your blog in comments along with your email so I will know who to enter twice. Thanks in advance!


tubathespian said...

Sheila! I would be so excited to win this. :)


also, I put up the giveaway on my blog.

elizabeth said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

swordsforfighting at yahoo dot com

Raspberry said...

It's on my blog. :)

Garrett said...

Thanks for the contest! Hope I win!


Here's the link to my blog, where I posted about the contest, too!

Life After Jane said...

Oooh me me me!


Posted on blog

Christina said...

I would love to win this! I put it one my blog's sidebar!

Here's the link!

Margay said...

This looks interesting! Please enter me.


mariska said...

Darn ! i don't have a blog, but still an international reader here that really like to read your book ! :)

uniquas at ymail dot com

Emily said...

call me stupid, but what's ARC??

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please :D


Sara said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Sheila. I'm extremely excited about FORBIDDEN SEA... and the cover is gorgeous!

I don't usually do posts dedicated to contests, but I did add it to my sidebar... hopefully that will help pull in some entrants!

Sara @ The Hiding Spot

-Book Lovers Delight said...

Hi Shelia-

Would love love love to read this =)

-Thanks so much


bookaholic said...

I would LOVE to win this book!! It looks so absolutely gorgeous to me!! Hope I win! Please please please! I so truly,madly,desperately want to win this! *begs*

Sidebar link- (under 'Contests' in the right sidebar)

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included, count me in!

xxsquigglesxx said...

This book looks great! Please enter me!


Marny said...

I'm excited to see this book!

marny at parkinfamily dot org

Coral Gibbons said...

I would love to win!

RaĆ­la said...

OMG. I have been waiting for MONTHS to get the opportunity of having a copy and I really hope I win it! lol. Thank you very much for this giveaway. :)

Here's my blog post:


ewoman007 said...

Sheila, I'm so excited to see that your book is finally going to be on the shelves! I would love to have a copy. Your art work is incredible.
:) ellen bond

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

Id Love to win this!!!!
Thanks so much for offering!


buddyt said...

Thank you very much for deciding to open the giveaway to International entries.

I would love to get my hands on the ARC.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Lara said...

Ooooh so excited for this one!


Darlyn said...

I'm so excited too! I twitted about the contest ;p

darlyn225 at gmail dot com

Darlyn said...

i tweeted here

FionaChan said...

thank you for the chance!

feeyonachan at gmail dot com

GABY said...

Please enter me!!! I'd love to read your book.

magabygc AT

Giada M said...

I can't wait to read your book! Thank you for making this awesome contest international!:)

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

Didde said...

I can't wait to read your book! :D


Tasha's Life said...

So cool, Sheila! I can't wait to read it!

Karlene said...

Can't wait to get a REAL copy! I posted about your giveaway on my blog. So excited for you!

fredamans said...

You are a gem, thank you for entry!

Freda @ freda.mans[at]

Beverly said...

This looks amazing! Thanks for hosting the give-away. Please enter me.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, your book sounds really, really good ! And the cover is awesome ! Please enter mee !

Thanks soo much !


screamo. said...

I like the cover *o*


Robin K said...

I would love to be entered. Congrats on your up coming release.

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Dina said...

Have not read a mermaid book in a looooong time and yours sounds really good, so I'm interested, also posted on my blog:

thnak you,

Sharli said...

I want to read this so bad! xD Please count me in

entrelibros_blog at

brendajean said...

I can't wait to read your book! Congrats!

throuthehaze said...

Count me in please!

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

*yadkny* said...

Would love to win this...
count me in:)

Anne Royce said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! 8D
royce_a13 @

I would love to blog about this my pc's still broken so I'll just tweet it~

Chloe said...

I can't wait to read your book!


Aik said...

I'd love to win this book! I posted about the contest here:

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Erica said...

I would absolutely love to be entered!

:) Erica

An Abundance of Books said...

What an AWESOME giveaway! I love the cover and have been waiting for this book to come out. I put up a post about your contest on my blog and will Tweet it also as it's such a great giveaway.

thebookmarkblog (at) yahoo (dot) com

Amelia Robinson said...

Wow! This is a completely new thing for me (I mean the book...well, the ARC giveaway, too. I personally have never been lucky enough to win one. But hey! Some people got it, right? Takes a special talent to NOT win anything. *nods knowingly...cough* -- Just had a whole packet of M&Ms. Seems like a bad idea now that the sugar is knocking down my oral defenses.)

So anyways.

My incredibly original email:

My incredibly boring blog: (self-deprecating humor, anyone?)

PS - I am SO loving the pictures on the sidebar.

The Itzel Library said...

Great contest!!

I need read your book!

E-mail: itzel_library(at)hotmail(dot)com

Post contest:

Best regards


msdarcy said...

Oh how I would love to win your book!

The Novelist said...

I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for this one!!

The Novelist said...

Sorry, I left my web address and not the link. Here it is:

Cami said...

I would love to win a copy of your book! Thanks.


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Hi! I'd love to win a copy of this!! I posted a link on my sidebar:

hope this helps get the word out!!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

thank you!!

Haku said...

I wanna I wann I wanna!!! please enter me

I put up on my sidebar

Alex said...

We love mermaid stories!! Please include our name for the contest :)

I wrote a short post about your book here:

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Thank you so much for making this international!

I tweeted here ( and also posted on Facebook (

Thank you!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

Can't wait for Forbidden Sea's release. Also, super happy to be featuring it in our Summer Reading Challenge!

I've posted a link to this giveaway on my blog sidebar :)

Linna -

Nathan said...

Thanx for do this giveaway, its an excelent oportunity to have a chance to read youy book ^^

please enter me

Jonathan (Follower Nathan)

I tweet the giveaway

"Lucy & Hikari " said...

This looks interesting! Please enter me.
Here's the link!


loislane said...

I've thought your book has looked interesting since the first time I saw your blog. I've been a lurker for a while. Good luck with its launch.


BookMac said...

I have wanted to read this since I first saw this book.

Linked the contest:

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