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Emerge (Mer Chronicles #1)
Author: Tobie Easton
Release Date: April 19, 2016
Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid, but she’s never lived in the ocean. Ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality, war has ravaged the Seven Seas.
So Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right?
That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay than ever. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with Clay, the harder it is for Lia to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.
Maybe it was when I was five, reaching out my small hand to touch the beautiful illustrations in the classic fairy tale books my mom read to me.
Maybe it was when I was six, seven, eight, swimming in my cousin’s pool and telling her we were mermaids who needed to swim to the dangerous depths of the deep end without falling into the clutches of sea monsters or witches.
Maybe it was when I was ten, turning crisp pages and falling in love with the idea of secret worlds hidden within our own—inside wardrobes or between train station platforms.
Maybe it was when I was sixteen, sitting open-mouthed and wide-eyed in art history class as I gazed up at slides of John William Waterhouse’s “Hylas and the Nymphs” and “The Mermaid.” Or when I wrote a short story for class based on his painting, “The Siren.”
Maybe it was when I was 21, sneaking down to the hotel pool in the middle of the night and kissing my boyfriend under the stars.
Maybe it was a few years ago, swimming laps and remembering those childhood hours spent pretending to be a mermaid. I thought about all the books, films, and television shows featuring vampires and werewolves, and I found myself wishing for more books about mermaids. You could write one, a tiny voice whispered. Me? I can’t write a book.
Maybe it was a few days later, sitting—once again—in the bathtub, this time with a notebook in hand. There, in the water, my pen moved furiously as I wrote the first scene of Emerge, trying desperately to keep the pages dry.
Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens. She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies. Learn more about Tobie and her upcoming books at www.TobieEaston.com.
- An Amazon Fire Tablet (US Only)
- Emerge stickers and bookmarks, one set of mermaid flash tattoos, a seashell necklace, and a signed paperback of Emerge (US Only)
- Three (3) digital copies of Emerge by Tobie Easton (INT)Ends April 29th