Friday, November 25, 2011

Choose Your Side: "Tangled Tides" Official Release Celebration

Happy Book Birthday to Tangled Tides and its fabulous author, Karen Amanda Hooper!

Yay! *throws confetti* I’m super excited for Karen. Her first book, the young adult novel Tangled Tides, officially releases today. And to celebrate and show my support/excitement, I’m participating in a war… an Underwater Web War! ;)

Tangled Tides features a variety of mystical and battling sea creatures: merfolk, selkies, sirens, and gorgons. In celebration of the book’s release, Karen is conducting an Underwater Web War between these magical sides. She says she loves them all, but she's making us choose our favorite. So... *drum-roll*

I choose…SIRENS!

The talented Alexandra Shostak created the interior artwork for Tangled Tides.
I admit I haven’t read Tangled Tides yet (my copy is in the mail), but I’ve always been fascinated about sirens in mythology. I’m curious how Karen has envisioned them and their place in the story.

Want to learn more about this war or join in on the fun? Check out Karen’s blog for all the details and to find other bloggers/fans joining in the war.

Karen is also giving away a signed copy of Tangled Tides and other cool sea creature themed prizes on Twitter. To enter and join the Underwater Web War, tweet using the hashtag #TangledTides which sea creature side you’re choosing and why. Karen (@Karen_Hooper) will also be answering questions and generally celebrating on Twitter all day, so drop her a question, a congratulations, or a simple hello. =D 

Tangled Tides
By Karen Amanda Hooper

Yara Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters—until she becomes one.

When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.

Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people—until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process—or she might open the gateway to a love that’s deeper than the oceans.

Purchasing available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the Rhemalda Bookstore.

For more information about Karen and her shiny book, check out her official website.

(Elvish Farewell)


  1. It's a siren mutiny! muhawahahahahah!
    They are pretty awesome. ;)

    Thanks so much for celebrating with me today.

    *hands you cake and a mimosa*

    I hope you like the book! It's in the mails. :)

  2. Yes, Sirens FTW! I just love that fearsome bird.

  3. I picked sirens too. :-)

    How have you been?