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Today is release day for Mermaid Pintip Dunn’s debut novel, FORGET TOMORROW! That’s right. It’s finally here, today Nov. 3, 2015, from Entangled TEEN! And borrowing a bunch of sparkle tosses from Mermaid Kerri, we also have a video to share and a raffle to help us celebrate! (READ MORE…)!

Pintip is giving away a signed hardcover copy of FORGET TOMORROW to one lucky winner! (U.S. only). Please click on the Rafflecopter below for a ton of easy ways to enter, including watching the book trailer above. Enter today! Contest ends Tuesday, November 10. Winner to be announced by Friday, November 13.

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Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your future self.

It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly awaiting her vision-a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo-a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all-Callie, herself.

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Let The Write One In


It is time for some Word Wars.


This year for NaNoWriMo it’s THE BATTLE OF THE BLOGS!

The Waterworld Mermaids are battling Romance on the Rocks — it’s all about who will write the most words as a team. The winner will receive a pretty badge to post on their website…but mostly, we want bragging rights!

Also this month, the Waterworld Mermaids will be hosting authors from all over the world — they’ll be stopping by the lagoon to tell you all about one thing they cannot write without.

Drop in and see which author has the most in common with you!

So, who out there is doing NaNo this year?

Let’s buddy up and do this thing.   Now GET BACK TO WRITING!


Waterworld MermaidsMermaid Profiles on the NaNoWriMo Website:

Denny S. Bryce (Denny S. Bryce)

Princess Alethea (Alethea Kontis)

Question Lady (Kerri Carpenter)

kmaccarron (Kimberly MacCarron)

Carlene Love Flores (Carlene Love Flores)

P.H. Dunn (Pintip Dunn)




NaNoWriMo 2015: Announcing the Battle of the Blogs!

bf516410b6bf685bce5084182912dfb7_400x400Oh yeah. NaNoWriMo 2015 is going to ROCK! Waterworld Mermaids versus Romance on the Rocks? Oh yeah. We’re doing this! I don’t even need to tell you the rules or answer the question why, right? Let’s dive into the smack talk! The Waterworld Mermaids intend to drown ROR’s blog community in alliteration, great plots, alpha heroes, steamy sex scenes. Okay, the WWM steamy sex scenes would come from Mermaid Kerri and me mostly:), and of course, plain, old-fashioned combat, loosely disguised as fun!

What a way to heap more stress and paranoia onto our writing lives! And again with the right?

And yes, this was a decision mutually agreed upon by all of the Mermaids and Romance on the Rocks. Not just me trying to come up with a blog post for today. So, here’s what’s up, and you’re welcome to join us—if you don’t mind getting wet!

November is National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). A bunch of us thought we should up the stakes to help each of us as a group and as individuals stay focused during the madness that is NaNoWriMo! It always feels easy at the onset then by week two you have no idea how or what to write to get in those 1666 words every single day! But I digress.

The Waterworld Mermaids (and we may solicit the aid of some of our original Mermaids for November, because the recently formed ROR crew has like a gazillion members) has been having NaNoWriMo fun for years. In 2015, the Battle is all about who will write the most words as a team during NaNoWriMO. The winner will receive a pretty badge to post on their website (I’ll get a designer friend to come up with a pretty badge). It will say something like 2015 NaNoWriMo Battle of the Blogs winner! But mostly, we want bragging rights!

And oh, if anyone has an equation that will allow us to level the playing field, please let me know (I hate math). We only have nine (9) Mermaids to the gazillion ROR rockers (Have I made this point enough☺)? If you do, please let us know! And because it seems we LOVE competition, the Mermaids and ROR have a side bet going with the 2016 Washington Romance Writers (WRW) “Book in a Year” Challenge. Details on that one to come.

For NaNo, we’ll post weekly updates to let you know who is kicking whose (insert kind words, here) so you can be inspired and kept abreast of the fun! And yes, we are accepting side bets and trash talk! Please chime in below!

Cruise Captain,

Denny S. Bryce

Signing off!

Retreat 10

Waterworld Mermaids for the WIN!!!!


Teaser Tuesday: Lisa Amowitz’s UNTIL BETH

Mermaid Friends, I’m thrilled to host my friend Lisa Amowitz for this Teaser Tuesday! Her book, UNTIL BETH, sounds amazing!



Title: Until Beth
Author: Lisa Amowitz
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Synopsis: She doesn’t just play, she kills it.

Talented rock guitarist Beth Collins has been barely holding herself together for months, ever since her boyfriend and bandmate became the latest victim in a string of suspicious disappearances. When her brother is injured an accident and she sees something dark billowing around him as he hovers close to death, she’s convinced her sanity is collapsing for good.

Then she’s accepted by a boarding school for the musically gifted. All of her new friends Lisa Amowitzare bursting with talent, but they’re also keeping secrets. Can she trust Vincent, who’s so sweet that his very touch makes her fears melt away? Or Xavier, who’s trying to tell her something but is hiding even more?

And will anyone be safe when her true Talent comes out?

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Andre burst through the gym doors, as bare-shouldered as always, graceful tattoos coiling up one of his muscled brown arms. Though his breath came in misty puffs, his hands were warm when he took my cold ones in his.


“Come inside, Beth,” he said, a hint of a smile in his dark eyes. “You’re gonna freeze your ass off out here.”


At Andre’s touch I felt my tension ebb, and the sob that was trapped inside my ribs dissolve. Andre, respectfully distant, was always just close enough when I needed him. I pressed my head against his chest and let him hold me.


“Not a day goes by when I don’t feel it, too,” he murmured. Andre was the only one who understood what it was like to breathe when your lungs were gone. Sam had been his best friend, the rock he could hang on to when things at home got to be too much for him.


“But standing here in the cold isn’t going to bring him back. Besides, it’s

time for the sound check.”


And just like that, I felt better. Andre’s touch, as I called it to myself, had the power to calm me. It wasn’t attraction. Andre and Shelly had been together even longer than Sam and I. It was shared pain. And somehow, Andre had the ability to take mine away. I was in too much pain to wonder what he did with his own.


Squeezed into a black satin bustier over a cobalt tulle skirt and black fishnets, I waited in the wings backstage. I couldn’t see past the glare of the lights, but judging from the crowd’s roar, the whole town had shown up for the Band Slam Semi-Finals. August Rebellion was pitted against eight other bands. The winner wouldn’t be chosen until

the Grand Finale next week.


At last, our turn came and I tried to kick it into gear. I belted out Blast Mahoney’s “Like Never”, hoping to incinerate my nerves with the screaming licks of my guitar. Shelly scorched on bass. Andre hammered the beat. We sounded good, but inside I was hollow, the keyboard chords ringing in my ears. I wanted them to be Sam’s notes.  And they weren’t.


When it was over the crowd went nuts. Long-time Slam tradition required the audience to throw random junk at their favorite band.  They flung crazy stuff at us—coins, confetti, flowers, rubber chickens.  Even someone’s bra and underpants landed on the stage. I figured as far as the crowd was concerned, we’d rocked the house. When the spotlight dimmed, I glimpsed Luke and Carson standing on their chairs and pumping their fists. My chest tingled and I felt the roots of my hair, as if I was about to be struck by lightning. I had to get out of there.


Pushing past the kids who crowded the backstage, I fled to the dressing room behind the auditorium.

A boy with a halo of blond curls and mirrored sunglasses slouched against the door.


“Hi,” he said, walking up to me, hand extended. “I’m Vincent Rousseau. Your bandmate Andre asked me to come to the Band Slam tonight to hear you play.”


“What? Andre didn’t tell me anyone was coming.” Shivering in my skimpy costume, I scanned the empty corridor. The next band, Wails from the Crypt, was already tuning up. My phone was in the dressing room drawer. If Vincent Rousseau planned to kidnap me, no one would hear my screams.


“What do you want?”


The boy’s surprisingly deep voice was colored by a trace of an accent. French, I decided, from the way he emphasized the second syllable in his first name—Vin-cent. I couldn’t help but notice how his dusky skin contrasted pleasingly with his mop of bright curls. “I’m a scout for a high school residency program for talented youth. Andre

speaks very well of you.”


I twirled a strand of damp hair. “Huh? Where is this program?”


“We’re allied with many colleges nationwide.”


“Yeah? Never heard of something like that. Does it have a name?”


“HSTYP, or High Step as we call it. Your friend Andre thought you’d be a good candidate.”


“Oh, did he?” I glared at the poor guy. I was in a crummy mood and had no problem taking it out on him. “I’m not leaving Linford.”


“No matter, then,” said Vincent Rousseau, shrugging. “I am just a student at one of the local affiliates. I will leave you with my card in case you have a change of heart.” He smiled again, and despite myself, I felt my guard slip just a notch. Still, I wasn’t sure if I could trust someone who wore mirrored sunglasses indoors in the middle of


“Look, I’ve got to change,” I said, taking his card. “It was nice to meet you—Vincent.”


I was pretty sure I didn’t mean it, but if Vincent cared, he didn’t show it. He smiled, broadly and said, “It’s been a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Bethany Collins.”


I shook my head and watched him go. Strange guy. But polite. And oddly hot. I was going to have to chew out Andre for his well-meaning but lame attempt to shake me from my gloom. But first I had to get out of my ridiculous get-up.




It’s cover reveal day for Illusion by Lea Nolan. This is the third book in The Hoodoo Apprentice Trilogy, and I am so excited because all three books are getting gorgeous new covers! Check it out!


Title: Illusion

Author Name: Lea Nolan

Release Day: October 5th

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal



About Illusion:

New school. Cross-country move. Broken heart. If only these were Emma Guthrie’s worst problems as the first day of her sophomore year dawns. Instead, she must battle a trio of enemies—human and spectral—who may or may not have joined forces against her. All while pretending to be over Cooper Beaumont, her ex-boyfriend and true love, to shield him from her arch-nemesis’s revenge.

Worse, when the fight escalates, Emma is tempted to use the black magic she’s always fought against, endangering her own soul. As her enemies close in, join forces, and fight with new and dark magic she’s never seen before, Emma must finally harness the power within her to fulfill an ancient prophecy, defeat a centuries-old evil, save her family, and reclaim the only boy she’s ever loved.


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Be careful what you search for…Emma Guthrie expects this summer to be like any other in the South Carolina Lowcountry–hot and steamy with plenty of beach time alongside her best friend and secret crush, Cooper Beaumont, and Emma’s ever-present twin brother, Jack. But then a mysterious eighteenth-century message in a bottle surfaces, revealing a hidden pirate bounty. Lured by the adventure, the trio discovers the treasure and unwittingly unleashes an ancient Gullah curse that attacks Jack with the wicked flesh-eating Creep and promises to steal Cooper’s soul on his approaching sixteenth birthday.But when a strange girl bent on revenge appears, demon dogs become a threat, and Jack turns into a walking skeleton; Emma has no choice but to learn hoodoo magic to undo the hex, all before the last days of summer–and her friends–are lost forever.


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Worst. Summer. Ever. Emma Guthrie races to learn the hoodoo magic needed to break The Beaumont Curse before her marked boyfriend Cooper’s sixteenth birthday. But deep in the South Carolina Lowcountry, dark, mysterious forces encroach, conspiring to separate Emma and Cooper forever. When Cooper starts to change, turning cold and indifferent, Emma discovers that both his heart and body are marked for possession by competing but equally powerful adversaries. Desperate to save him, Emma and her twin brother, Jack, risk their lives to uncover the source of the black magic that has allured Cooper and holds him in its grip. Faced with the horror of a soul-eating boo hag, Emma and Jack must fight to resist its fiendish power to free Cooper long enough to join their strengths and face it together, before it destroys them all.

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A screech echoes through the woods. The sound is like a nail scraped against tin and raises the tiny hairs on the back of my neck. It’s the unmistakable caw of a crow. Spinning, I search the dimness for the source. Before my eyes can focus, a glossy black shadow bursts through a sheet of Spanish moss draped on a nearby live oak.

Shrieking, I cover my head with my hands and duck, then dart toward the path that brought me here. The bird pursues, flapping its large wings and gaining ground fast. With a whoosh, it swoops from the sky and slams into me, sinking its talons into my arm. I scream, then thrash around, trying to knock it loose. Its spiky nails clamp deeper into my flesh.

“Get off her!” Cooper’s voice booms.

Tears, the very best kind, surge. I’ve never been so happy to have him near. “Help!” I lamely shake my arm again, but the psychotic bird hangs on.

Cooper’s feet pound against the dirt as he races toward me and my winged assailant. As he draws close, the crow squawks, then jams its beak into my scalp, yanking out a clump of hair.

Pain, brilliant yellow and blinding, flashes across my vision. I wail, overcome.

“Emma, duck.”

I drop to my knees. Something hard thumps against the bird, launching it into the air like a golf ball from a tee. Its piercing caw bounces across the clearing. As the bird soars into the moonlit sky, it attempts to beat its wings, but something’s wrong. Only one of its feathered sides extends. Midair the shiny black crow stalls then careens back toward the earth. Just as I’m sure it’s headed straight for us, the lame wing unfolds then beats furiously to avoid what is sure to be a deadly collision. Veering off, it follows a wobbly flight path toward the shadowy forest.

Cooper tosses a long, heavy stick onto the ground, then reaches for my hand and pulls me to my feet. “Are you okay?” His wide hands clutch my arms as his eyes search mine.

“I—I think so.” My voice shakes as I work to process all that’s happened in the last few minutes. My temperature drops as shock sets in. Was it real, or just an immensely screwed-up dream? One glance at the slick streak of blood dripping down my skin confirms my new wound, though I can’t tell how bad it is until I see it in the light.

Grabbing me close, he wraps his strong arms around my back. The heady scent of his Cooperness swirls around me, filling me with familiar warmth that heads off my shock. My thoughts zoom to the red stain that has likely already smeared his polo. “I’m bleeding.” I try to pull away.

“I know.” He grips me close, like he’s fallen from a ship and I’m the only life preserver.

“But it’ll get it on your shirt.” A tear streams down the side of my face.

He pulls away, just enough to meet my gaze. “Who cares about my shirt? I thought I lost you, Emmaline.” Brushing his thumb against my cheek, he wipes away the salty liquid.

“But you didn’t. You saved me.”

“I was almost too late.” His voice is breathy and so full of despair it nearly breaks my heart.


About Lea Nolan:

Lea Nolan Bio Pic 6-2012Lea Nolan is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance and YA. Her books for young adults feature bright heroines, crazy-hot heroes, diabolical plot twists, plus a dose of magic, a draft of romance, and a sprinkle of history. She also pens smart, witty contemporary stories for adults filled with head-swooning, heart-throbbing, sweep-you-off your feet romance. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, she loves the water far too much to live inland. With her heroically supportive husband and three clever children, she resides in Maryland where she scarfs down crab cakes whenever she gets the chance.

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Amazon, Friends, and Family

There’s been a bit of hullabaloo lately in the writing community and–SURPRISE–it’s all about our favorite website, Amazon.

Click here to read a nice, concise summary of the new policy.

Firstly, Amazon decided to ONCE AGAIN change the way books are reviewed. Remember the “Like” buttons? And then the “Author Likes” and then the “Author Page Follows”? Well, now reviews are being weighted based on “helpfulness” (that box you get to check under each review) and “verified purchases” (if you actually bought the book through Amazon, as opposed to another reputable dealer).

I didn’t bat much of an eyelash at this one, since Amazon seems to change this aspect of Likes and Reviews and Follows about once every six months. I don’t even bother asking my fans to “support me” every time this happens, forcing them to ask “How high?” just because Amazon has once again yelled “Jump!”

I’ve learned not to get too attached.

TRIXTER by Alethea KontisThe aspect of the change that has everyone across the Interverse screaming “Big Brother” is Amazon’s new refusal to allow friends and family to review books.

I experienced this myself when my mother posted a thoughtful and supportive review of my latest novella TRIXTER. Like anyone else who posts a review on Amazon, she read the book and gave her honest opinion. And then Amazon promptly deleted the review with no warning.

The day before Mother’s Day.

I happened to be at a conference that weekend, but I sprang into action as soon as I realized what had occurred. Since I had uploaded Trixter myself (thank goodness), I had the power to go behind the scenes and change the product description. So I did. (Click the link to see what Mom said.)

A bunch of you are playing Devil’s Advocate right now and saying to yourself, “Yeah, well, I wouldn’t trust any mother who reviewed their kid’s book.” But think about it…would you really? Or would you perhaps enjoy the honest-to-goodness review a parent posted that they KNEW their child could not change? Think about my very colorful family for a minute. Wouldn’t you sort of love to read all of their incredibly honest reviews of my work?

This occurred to me, so I instantly ran over to the Amazon page for AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First. You see…one of the first reviews for that book was from my grandmother.

My grandmother is celebrating a birthday this month (Happy birthday, Nana!). I can’t tell you how incredibly proud and honored I was when she took the time out of her busy schedule to write a review of my book. I was tickled.

But right then, as I realized what had happened to my mother’s review, I was scared. I did not want this beautiful memory erased by the Amazon machine. Happily, the review was still there in all its glory, caps lock, misspellings, and all. I made a screen shot. Which I am posting here, in the event that it eventually DOES vanish from the Amazon page.

Nana's Review of AlphaOops

Now, I’m not going to ask who among you would not find this review helpful, because I really don’t want to know. This review is precious TO ME, and worth more than any other review posted by anyone else.

Nana’s last name is Kontis. I’m almost sure this review will be deleted in time. But beyond this, Amazon is using a proprietary algorithm (which means they don’t have to tell you how they do it) that decides whether or not the author is reviewing is a friend. (Click here to read how one book blogger confronted Amazon after being accused of being an author’s friend, and Amazon’s incredibly crap response.) Of course, the person is not notified of this until AFTER he or she has typed up their very thoughtful review…that is now lost forever.

In my life, I have made many, many friends. I’ve even lost a few of them. Some are very close. Some are mere acquaintances. It never occurred to me that I should apply an algorithm to my life. BECAUSE THAT IS SILLY.

I’m neither for or against anyone in this essay, I’m just making sure you know just how far Crazy Uncle Amazon has gone around the bend this time.

And to suggest this: If you take the time to type up an Amazon review for a book, you may want to save it to a Word Document or something, just in case you get hit by the Friend Algorithm Stick.

New Release: Erika Kelly’s “I Want You To Want Me”

Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life–she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women’s fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she’s lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte and she can make her home anywhere.

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Denny asked: What do you love best about your hero?

Erika said: I love Derek’s passion. As the leader of his band, he’s driven to take them to the top, and the last thing he’s interested in is a relationship. But when he falls for Violet—he falls hard. The way he claims and loves his woman is hot.

Denny asked: What do you love least about your heroine:

Erika said: I thought about this question long and hard, and I’m telling you I got nada. I love my heroine. She’s so strong and loyal and kind and level-headed…I can’t come up with a least favorite thing! Violet’s drug-addicted mom dropped her off at her grandma’s house when she was two. But when her grandma died when she was six, she went into the foster care system. With no education, no role models, no money or job skills, she’s created an amazing business for herself as a minder to recovering CEOs. And she’s honorable. As much as she wants our super hot, super intense, and super passionate hero, she resists him because she won’t betray the man who trusted her enough to hire her by canoodling with a client. I love that girl!


This scene made Violet finally come to life for me. I didn’t have a strong sense of her until she reached the bottom of the stairs and couldn’t get herself to walk up them. And then she opened up her heart, and I saw her. It’s also the scene where their greatest fears collide, leaving them both desolate and aching.

They’ve just made love, and he tells her for the first time he loves her. He doesn’t exactly get the reaction he’d expected.


His skin chilled as he watched her wrestle the emotion right off her face.

Finally, she got up and gathered her clothes. Once dressed, she stood there awkwardly, uncomfortably. “You coming to bed?”

So that was it? That was her response to his confession of love? He’d never said those words to anyone in his life. He loved his mom, he loved Emmie. But romantic love? “New guy’s coming. I feel like crap about Pete. I’m just…you know. I’ll be up later.”

He watched her walk away, and with each step the voice in his head grew louder to stop her. Half of him wanted to shake her, rattle some sense into her—he knew she had feelings for him, big feelings—but the other half…Jesus, the other half felt her struggle as if it were his own. He knew she needed time. He couldn’t force her, but dammit he wanted her to break through and just love him back.

When she stopped at the foot of the stairs, reaching for the bannister, his heart jumped into his throat. She turned to him, her vulnerability gutting him. Because he knew how hard it was for her to open up to him.

“I’ve never loved anybody before.”

He’d never heard that voice, all shaky and raw.

“And nobody’s ever loved me. My gramma might have, but I don’t remember. I remember the flowers in her backyard. I remember the books. I remember her tired feet. But I don’t recall her saying, I love you. So, I…” Her fingers caressed the wood. “I guess I’m not all that good at it.”

She waited—gave him a moment to get off his ass and come get her. His heart pounded so hard it hurt.

She gave him a moment, but when he still didn’t move, she turned and continued up the stairs.

Favorite bit of dialogue:

Photos of the band tossing naked women off a hotel balcony have just gone viral, and their record label’s losing interest in them. Their manager hires a minder to keep them focused and on a healthy track. The first time Derek meets his babysitter she’s posing as a groupie so she can get a handle on the illegal substance situation. But Derek’s suspicious, and the game of cat and mouse they play is fun. In this scene Violet is posing as a groupie named Scarlet. Derek’s more worried about damage control than playing with groupies, so he leaves her with the other band members. She finds him alone in the lounge.

Scarlet came all the way in, leaving the door open. “I don’t think there’s room for me out there.”

“Don’t like competition, huh?”

She shook her head, releasing all that dark, silky hair. His senses heightened, and he became aware of her scent. Light, floral…different. “I prefer one-on-one situations.”

Desire kicked hard, heat spreading through him. “Yeah?”

“You got a beer or something?” Again, she looked around the room, reactivating his suspicions. She sure as hell wasn’t looking for an unopened warm beer.

“In the refrigerator.” He pointed behind her, toward the kitchen. He’d see what she did next.

“You don’t keep anything in here?”

“By anything, I assume you’re talking about things other than liquor?” He was right about her. Underneath all that eyeliner and those flirty clothes was a shark. And that scent? It was too elegant, too…unique.

This woman was a reporter. And she was out to dig up some dirt on him.

Wow! Thank you Erika. This book sounds fantastic! I am thrilled to find it on my iPad first thing this morning!

Thank you for joining us at the pond!

Cover Reveal: Asa Maria Bradley’s VIKING WARRIOR RISING

Mermaid friends,

I have a very special cover reveal today. I met Asa last year, when we were both finalists in RWA’s Golden Heart® contest in the paranormal category. She has been a generous and supportive friend over the past year, and we recently discovered that our debut novels will be releasing on the same day, on November 3, 2015! So, I am absolutely thrilled to be able to share with you the stunning cover of VIKING WARRIOR RISING (Sourcebooks Casablanca).



Immortal Vikings are among us.

Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.

Under attack from Loki’s minions, Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif’s warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn’t find her fast, he’s going to lose himself to permanent battle fury.

But Naya doesn’t want to be found…and he’ll do anything to find her. Because they’re both running out of time.


“Asa Maria Bradley creates a swoon-worthy hero who sizzles across the pages in this tale full of passion, blood, and destiny! Sexy, stubborn, and smart lovers clash in a tension-filled race to outwit science and control fate. Bradley is a new force to be reckoned with in the paranormal genre! Move over Highlanders…the Vikings are coming!”

– Rebecca Zanetti, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Dark Protector series

“Strong world-building, and a hero that will make you want a Viking of your very own!”

– Paige Tyler, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the X-Ops and SWAT series

“An intensely thrilling and unique romance that whisks the reader into the intricate, smart, and sexy world of these wickedly hot Viking warriors.”

– Sara Humphreys, award-winning author of Vampires Never Cry Wolf

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About the Author

Asa-Maria-BradleyAsa Maria Bradley grew up in Sweden surrounded by archaeology and history steeped in Norse mythology, which inspired the immortal Vikings and Valkyries in her paranormal romances. She also writes romantic suspense and currently resides on a lake deep in the pine forests of the Pacific Northwest with a British husband and a rescue dog of indeterminate breed. Asa graduated from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers MFA program at Eastern Washington University with an MFA in creative writing and also holds a Master of Science in Medical Physics from University of Colorado. She’s a 2014 Golden Heart finalist and represented by Sarah E Younger at the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.


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Cover Reveal: Pintip Dunn’s FORGET TOMORROW!

We, in the mermaid lagoon, are super excited to share the cover reveal for our own Pintip Dunn!  Mermaids all across the country are flipping their fins over the complete fantabulousness of this cover!  Thanks, Pintip, for letting us share with Mermaids and Friends everywhere.  This cover rocks, and so do you!  🙂
Forget Tomorrow
Release Date: 11/03/15
Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads:
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your future self.
It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.
Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.
In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes.
But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie, herself. 

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About the Author When my first-grade teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, “An author.” Although I have pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never wavered.

I graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. I received my J.D. at Yale Law School, where I was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. I published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,” and received the Barry S. Kaplan Prize for best paper in Law and Literature.
I am represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. I’m a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. I’m a member of Romance Writers of AmericaWashington Romance WritersYARWA, and The Golden Network.
I live with my husband and children in Maryland.
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