May 21, 2013

Surface Book Blitz and TWO Giveaways

Today I have the chance to participate in the Surface Book Blitz! I'm really excited about this tour and to present a book about a siren.

 Surface by Tiffany Daune
Publication: February, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal

Bound to the water bound to land, a Siren’s soul will never be safe on either side of the ocean’s surface. Hidden beneath the rolling waves lies the secret to Theia’s past and as she unveils each haunting truth, she realizes the last seventeen years of her life have been a lie. Now, drawn into a mysterious new world and with nowhere to turn, Theia must place her trust in Luc, a beautiful boy who stops her heart with each dazzling smile, but even his unearthly charm can’t hide the truth—he has secrets— dark secrets binding him to his world—an underwater world where Theia will never belong—a world determined to destroy her soul.

About the Author:
Tiffany Daune doesn't get why people want to grow up or why anyone would ever stop eating candy. Her purse is filled with books, lip gloss and a few pieces of Lego bricks. She writes best with a dish of chocolate chips on hand and finds licorice makes a better straw than plastic.

She lives on an island and believes mermaids may be raiding her candy stash, thoughshe hasn't caught them, yet.

Surface is her first novel and pairs well with gummy sharks.

Author Links:
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I'm excited to also share an excerpt and the book trailer!

The rain continued to drown out the sun, and Theia had no idea what time of day it was, but she was sure she wouldn't make it until nightfall. Her limbs grew heavy like an anchor seeking the sandy bottom. She let her eyelids slide closed. She couldn't fall asleep—sleep meant death in the middle of the ocean, but resting her eyes let her imagine someplace else—a place without so much water.

Her head dipped below the surface, and she bolted up at once.

Bad girl, she scolded herself. You want to die like this? You have to stay awake!

She continued her mental pep talk as she straightened her legs and swam a little farther. Her legs worked like scissors, cutting through the thick water, leading her to nowhere, but she had to try to find the shore. She found her rhythm, moving with the flow of the water, moving faster now, imagining the shoreline before her.

Theia kicked harder, her eyes focused on the horizon. She thrust forward, but, as she did, her ankle caught on something—she was stuck. She kicked with her left leg, but a crushing hold, like a fist wrapped around her ankle. Her scream was cut off as her head slipped under. Her body rushed through the water as if being dragged by an invisible tow rope.

Theia twisted, wriggling free from the force, and she frantically paddled her way to the surface. Her leg burned with the sting of salt water—she had been cut. She reached for her leg, trying to see the wound, but she was swiped from the side. She screamed and tucked her legs up to her chest. Her gaze darted to the ring of dark shadows circling beneath her.

"Oh crap—sharks!"

There is also two giveaways for you to enter! The first one is for an ebook copy of Surface- because you know you can't wait to read it. The second one is offered by the author for a Sony Ereader.

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I think the concept of this book sounds pretty amazing. I like vampire and werewolf books but I'm excited the trend is dying down some and we can read new exciting books like this one about a siren. And that cover is beautiful! What do you think about the shift in new books? Do you love it or hate it? Leave me a comment and let me know! And don't forget to enter the giveaways above!


  1. Hi Alex, I'm not so much sorry that vampires and werewolves are leaving the pages I honestly love all the different ways authors come up with how they originated and how they live, love and die. The one creature I could do without is Zombies, ick.
    But there is always room on my reading shelf for any good written fantasy.
    thanks for the great blog post :)

    1. I still love vampires and werewolves as long as the author is original about it. I love zombies too though hahahah. I love apocolypse books. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Thank you Alex for being part of the Surface Blitz. Happy Reading!

    1. It looks like a great book! Thanks for letting me be a part. :)

  3. I love the Cover its so beautiful :)

    1. I like the cover too! :) The excerpt was cool too I thought :)

  4. I like the effect of the under water vs the top of the water. Nicely done.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I think this is a great cover with the duality too.


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