How To Be a Mermaid
by Erin Hayes
Expected publication: July 28th 2015
Part of the Falling in the Deep Collection Summer 2015
All Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid.
So she takes a year off between high school and college to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional mermaid troupe.
Everything’s great until she meets a gorgeous real-life merman named Finn. Suddenly, what she thought was a dream turns out to be a nightmare — she’s turning into a mermaid herself. For real.
Yet when she returns to the sea to seek out Finn and reverse her transformation, she finds herself in the middle of an impending war between the land and sea. Tara may have always wanted to be a mermaid, but now it’s sink or swim. In order to survive, she has to learn how to be one, too.
This book is a sweet mature teen/YA about finding out who you truly are, being comfortable in your own skin/fin, falling in love, and living a life with purpose. Author Erin Hayes has written a story that pulls you in from the beginning and keeps you interested in the end. I would be interested to see more from Tara and Finn and hope that a follow-up book occurs. If you’re looking for a new book boyfriend look no further than Finn! He’s heroic, protective yet not overbearing. PS you’ll love the dolphins! Skater Dude meets Sulfer Dude LOL
***** 5 of 5 stars *****
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About the Author:
Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books, like the fantasy mystery novel Death is but a Dream, the sci-fi middle grade book Jacob Smith is Incredibly Average, and the Her Wolf paranormal series.
She works as an advertising copywriter during the day, and she moonlights as an author. She has lived in New Zealand, Texas, and now in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.
Hope’s Comments on Author:
I was lucky enough to meet Erin at UtopYACon in Nashville this past June. Yes, I’m biased 🙂 She is so nice, easy to talk to and loves readers! She was born to be an author as is great at it! She worked her butt off at convention but you never saw her without a smile ❤ my mermaid sister