Psst…Kerri Mermaid Releases A New Hit!!


Carlene Mermaid: Miss Sparkle Pants, firstly Happy Book Release day! The cover is fantastic and I’m so happy the world gets to enjoy Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend for themselves! Secondly, you have emerged as a fresh and fabulous voice in writing stories with really fun and intriguing romance secrets. You did the amazing three book series about the mysterious Bayside Blogger and now this new book which brings the hero and heroine together via some really juicy … secrets!

So I have to ask, what is it you love so much about the written secret? 

Kerri Mermaid: First of all, thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! You know, I never really thought about how many “secrets” I was writing about. Ha-ha! I actually consider myself to be much more of an open book in “real life.” I don’t think that all secrets are bad. Do I look fat in this dress? No! Is she prettier than me? No! But in general, I try to be as honest as possible. I guess I get to live out a different side of me in my writing.

Carlene: Very cool. Have you ever had anyone find out any of your secrets and how did that go or have you ever had to keep someone else’s secret?

Kerri: I’m very good at keeping secrets! And I don’t think I’ve ever had any secrets that were all that exciting. Oh, well, except for the fact that I’m actually working for the CIA and moonlighting as a romance writer. I’m currently somewhere in Eastern Europe wearing a black sequined dress and swirling a martini while I wait for the dealer to shuffle the deck. Whoops!

Carlene: OMG, that sounds so very intriguing and risque! I wonder, do you find that people come to you with their secrets? Are you ever tempted to work these into your stories?

Kerri: I can say without a doubt that I RARELY put things from my real life into my books. Well, I may use small, inconsequential stuff. For example, in Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend, my heroine Lola plays bocce in a rogue bocce league. Just like me in real life. But I would never reveal a secret from one of my fellow bocce sisters.

Carlene: That does not surprise me at all because you are a wonderful, loyal friend and mermy sister. Okay, so outside of your immediate real life, any unsolved mystery out there you’d love to be the one to solve? Which one?

Kerri: It doesn’t have to be me who solves it, but I would definitely like to know more about Area 51. Are we alone out there in the universe? I don’t think so. I just need some proof!

Carlene: Right!! Although, I have just started dipping my fins into the land of podcasts and I bet you can find some pretty credible proof in that realm. Okay, so for your romance loving super fans out there, is Kerri Carpenter even your real name? Have you ever thought of writing under a pen name? If so, what would it be?

Kerri: Is Kerri Carpenter my real name? Please see above question about me working for the CIA. Would I ever use a pen name? I’d tell ya, but I’d have to kill ya.

Carlene: Zoinks!!! No, that definitely won’t be necessary and we’ll just keep it at the very sparkly and fabulous Kerri Carpenter Mermaid. Well, it looks like our time is about up. One last question, perhaps the most important, burning one of them all: Hottest Sherlock Hottie: Robert Downey Jr or Benedict Cumberbatch?

Kerri: Chris Pratt! What’s that? Chris Pratt isn’t one of the choices? Shhhh. That will be our little secret!

Carlene: Hold that thought….. Fishy friends, before we duck out of the lagoon, be sure to grab your very own copy of Kerri’s new book HERE.  Thank you so much for joining us! Now, about that OTHER matter…..I don’t think it is humanely possible to keep Chris Pratt a secret so, here ya go!

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9 thoughts on “Psst…Kerri Mermaid Releases A New Hit!!

  1. Great interview, ladies! You are both adorable, and big congrats to you, Kerri! Sounds like a super fun read!!

    1. Thank you, Pintip Mermaid! I’ve had the pleasure of reading a good chunk of this one before it hit the presses and I can’t wait to see how it ends!!!! Thank you for your love and congrats, fishy sister! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  2. Heehee…I love you both to pieces. So excited about this book, Kerri! As in I TOTALLY JUST BOUGHT IT level excited! I loved the Bayside Blogger trilogy. Can’t wait for this one! xox

    1. Hola fishy sister, Princess Mermaid Alethea! (I love getting to address you in this way, btw ) 😉 You’ll have fun reading this one. You know our girl Kerri and her humor is one of my favorite things about not just her in general but definitely in her stories. I try to have mostly good days, but every now and then when a stinker sneaks up on me, books like Kerri’s always make me laugh and smile. Thank you for supporting our fishy sister and love to you! Mwah, xoxoxoxxoxoxo.

  3. What a fun interview, just downloaded my Kindle version of the new book!

  4. Oh wow, love the opening line quote by – Blanche Devereaux, looks like, in her opinion, that makes me a Pretty Woman!!!

    1. Hi there fishy friend and Pretty Woman, Terry, xoxoxxo! First off, thank you so much for grabbing Kerri’s book! That means so much. Yes, that whole beginning is one of my absolute favorite things about this particular book. Who doesn’t love and get an instant smile when thinking about the Golden Girls??? I remember reading this for Kerri after she’d written her first draft and I would get goosebumps after every chapter and the Golden Girls quotes. I am SO HAPPY that part touched you too. xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

    1. Fishy sister Susan, you are going to LOVE this one. I keep telling everyone that but there is just something extra special about this story. I mean, it’s the Golden Girls and Lola and Luke and a reunion and blackmail and laughs and hilarity and sweet moments. It’s got so much GOOD STUFF! Enjoy, my friend! xoxoxoxoxo

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