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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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Read the First Chapter of Shadow in the Sea!

Want a sneak peak at Shadow in the Sea? A preview of the first chapter is now available to read on Goodreads. Click the link below. In the upper left hand corner of the Goodreads page (just under the cover photo) is a dark green button labeled "Read Book". Click it and enjoy.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Shadow in the Sea Selfie Roundup

This call goes out to all those you have already purchased their copy of Shadow in the Sea. When it arrives in the mail, take a selfie and post it somewhere (Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Instagram, etc.) and I'll make a copy and post it here. If you don't want a picture of yourself on the web, then post a selfie of your pet, favorite Skylander, or anything else you desire, along with a copy of Shadow in the Sea. The more creative the better. You may post as many different selfies as you wish. Sky's the limit.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Goodreads Shadow in the Sea Giveaway

A Shadow in the Sea giveaway is currently taking place on Goodreads. Click the link below or in the sidebar to the right if you would like to enter. (You must have a Goodreads account in order to enter the contest.)

If you win you will receive a autographed copy of Shadow in the Sea as well as 1 pair of battery powered LED light-up earrings. (In Forbidden Sea and Shadow in the Sea, the mermaids wear glowing jewelry. This is fun nod that that part of the story.) Earrings pictured below.

Don't miss out!

Shadow in the Sea Now Available for Purchase

Happy Release Day! 

Have you purchased you copy of Shadow in the Sea yet? It is now available in paperback on Amazon (click here to order.) and as an eBook for the Nook at Barnes and Noble. (click here to order.)

Monday, July 13, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Shadow in the Sea Gets a Release Date!

The official release date for Shadow in the Sea is July 15th! It will be available in paperback and as an eBook. It is already available for preorder for the Nook at the link below.

It will also be available on Amazon so check back there on the 15th.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Updated List of Mermaid Books for all Ages

 I've decided to update my list of mermaid books with some of the newest titles. Enjoy!

In my internet wanderings I’ve noticed that there are not a lot of comprehensive mermaid booklist out there for younger readers. As a librarian, I am constantly being asked by kids for new mermaid books to read. And since my book is a mermaid book, I’ve decided to put a list together here on my blog. They are in no particular order. Just for the record, I have not read most of these books so just because it is on the list does not mean I am endorsing the title. Read at your own risk.

Juvenile and Young Adult Fiction:
Shadow in the Sea (Sheila A. Nielson)
Forbidden Sea (Sheila A. Nielson)
Deep Blue (Jennifer Donnely
Water Trilogy (Kara Dalkey)
Daughters of the Sea Series (Kathryn Lasky)
Thora: A Half-Mermaid Tale (Gillian Johnson)
Teenage Mermaid (Ellen Schreiber)
The Mermaid Summer (Mollie Hunter)
Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of "The Little Mermaid"(Debbie Viguié)
To Catch a Mermaid (Suzanne Selfors)
The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen (Delia Sherman)
The Tail of Emily Windsnap Series (Liz Kessler)
Indigo (Alice Hoffman)
Aquamarine (Alice Hoffman)
A Serenade of Mermaids (Shirley Climo)
Ingo Series (Helen Dunmore)
Sea Change (Aimee Friedman)
Drift House (Dale Peck)
Wet Magic (Edith Nesbit)
The Islander (Cynthia Rylant)
The Merman (Dick King-Smith)
The Sea Man (Jane Yolen)
Sea Princess Azuri (Erica Reis)
Forgive My Fins (Tera Lynn Childs)
Princess Pearl Series (Teri Tao)
The Mermaid's Mirror (L.K. Madigan)
Between The Land And The Sea (Derrolyn Anderson)
The Mermaid Princess (Kris Rivers)  
Lost Voices ( Sarah Porter)
Tempest Rising (Tracy Deebs)
Between the Sea and Sky (Jaclyn Dolamore)
Ripple (Mandy Hubbard)   
May: Daughter of the Sea (Kathryn Lasky
Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale (Carolyn Turgeon)
Legend (John Brindley)
The Undrowned Child (Michelle Lovric)
Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings (Hélène Boudreau)
Everblue (Brenda Pandos)
Tangled Tides (Karen Amanda Hooper)
Lies Beneath (Anne Greenwood Brown) 
The Vicious Deep  (Zoraida Cordova) 
Undertow (Callie Kingston)
Above World (Jenn Reese) 
Of Poseidon (Anna Banks) 
Watersong Series (Amanda Hocking)
 Legend (John Brindley)
Siren (Tricia Rayburn)
Florence (Ciye Cho)
Monstrous Beauty (Elizabeth Fama) 
The Secret of the Emerald Sea (Heather Matthews)
The Brides of Rollrock Island (Margo Lanagan)
Whatever After: Sink or Swim (Sarah Mlynowski)
The Rising (Tara Harmony)
Everblue (Brenda Pandos)
Descent (Katie O'Sullivan)
Awaken (Skye Malone)
Surfacing (Shana Norris)
Non-fiction Books:
The Secret World of Mermaids (Francine Rose)
The Book of Mermaids (Patricia Saxton)
Mermaids (Elizabeth Ratisseau)
The Secret History of Mermaids (Ari Berk)
Mermaid Tales from Around the World (Mary Pope Osborne and Troy Howell)
Mermaid Cookbook (Barbara Beery)
Imagine You're a Mermaid (Meg Clibbon and Lucy Clibbon)
Mermaids and Mermen (Shannon Knudsen)
Mermaids Most Amazing (Narelle Oliver) 
The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids  (Ammi-Joan Paquette)

Intermediate Reader Chapter Books:
Mermaid Kingdom Series (Janet Gurtler)
Mermaid S.O.S. Series (Gillian Shields)
Mermaids (Lucille Recht Penner)
The Little Mermaid (Deborah Hautzig)
Fish in Room 11 (Heather Dyer)
Mermaid Tales Series (Debbie Dadey) 
Mermaids in the Backyard (Catherine Hapka and Patricia Castelao)
Mermaid Mysteries (Katy Kit)

Picture Books for Younger Readers:
The Tiniest Mermaid (Laura Garnham)
Mermaid Sister (Mary Ann Fraser)
Mermaid's Bracelet (Beth Harwood)
Mermaid Dreams ( Mark Sperring)
The Little Mermaid (Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger)
The Little Mermaid (Illustrated by Charles Santore)
The Secret Mermaid Handbook (Penny Dann)
Sukey and the Mermaid (Robert D. San Souci)
Mermaid Dance (Marjorie Hakala and Mark Jones)
Can You Catch a Mermaid? (Jane Ray)
Ten Little Mermaids (School Specialty Publishing)
The Merbaby (Teresa Bateman)
Nicholas Pipe (Robert D. San Souci)
Princess Fishtail (Frances Minters)
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet (Jane O'connor)

I’m sure I have missed some so if you know any good mermaid books you don’t see on this list feel free to add them to comments.

(c) 2010 Sheila A. Nielson

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