Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Release Day

Happy release day Tera Lynn Childs!

On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mergirl, true, but signing the renunciation will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being-human deal once and for all.



Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form, when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?



The seafoam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up—Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?
 
To celebrate the release here are some links to some awesome contests and giveaways.


Check out nymfaux's awesome swag giveaway! http://nymfaux.blogspot.com/2011/06/fintastic-fins-are-forever-tlc-swag.html

Tera is also giving away two copys of her book http://teralynnchilds.blogspot.com/2011/06/monday-giveaway-fins-are-forever.html

also check out her sweet cupcake contest http://teralynnchilds.blogspot.com/2011/06/calling-all-cupcakes.html

and finally a gift giveaway on my blog. http://readingwritingandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/06/fins-are-forever-gift-giveaway.html

Happy Reading!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fins Are Forever Gift Giveaway!

As most of you know, I am a member of the Splash Team. It’s my job to spread the word about Fins Are Forever, the sequel to Tera Lynn Child’s novel Forgive My Fins.

On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mergirl, true, but signing the renunciation will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being-human deal once and for all.


Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form, when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?
The seafoam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up—Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?

To celebrate the release of Fins Are Forever on Tuesday I’m going to have a small giveaway. Last year I gave away a copy of the bookbecause I just happened to have two. This year I don’t and I plan not to have that happen again, but I do have goodies for you. This year I have cool treats. I tried to keep them as mermaid themed as possible.
Lip gloss, blue and green nail polish, blue earrings, a book mark and some mermaid tattoos.


I know it’s small, but I give what I can. This contest is for US only. Sorry International friends, not this year. Here are the guidelines

Comment on this post +1
Follow this blog +1 (old followers +2)
Follow me on twitter +1 (old followers +2)
Follow Tera Lynn Childs on Twitter +1
“Like” Tera Lynn Childs on Facebook +1
The Contest closes Next Friday July 1, 2011 at noon. Winners will be picked the following day.

Happy Reading!

Edit: I forgot to add links to the pages.
My Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/laboyden
Tera's Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/teralynnchilds
Tera's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/authortlc

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Lovin'

GAH!!! How is everything going? I've missed you. So my copy of The Hunger Games has migrated to my bookshelf this past week, and it remains untouched!!! I'm so bad at this.
As you knowI’ve stated may times on my blog/twitter about how hesitant I am to read the Hunger Games trilogy. So far I heard nothing but good things about them. I want to read them. I’m going to read them. I just haven’t yet. Right now I’m under a lot of pressure because of the movie coming out next year. Spoilers suck. So I have to read fast.
When it first came out the Hunger Games didn’t really appeal to me. Violence and bloodshed is not really my thing. Ever since the movie was announced it’s been all I hear about on twitter and Yahoo news. I feel kind of out of the loop. Plus, Josh Hutcherson is in it. He's one of my many celebrity crushes. He's not as well known as he should be, but once that movie comes out all the fan girls are going to be all like "OMG I love Josh Hutcherson. Go Team Peeta." I haven't started the books, but I'm pretty sure he's a big deal. So I just want everyone to know that I liked him before he go big.
It's summer time. It's hot. Since this is a blog about chocolate I should inform you that milkshakes are an awesome summer treat that will cool you off on a hot summer day. It's like summer's answer to hot chocolate.I have a question. What is cold hot chocolate? Is it just chocolate milk? I saw a commercial advertising iced hot chocolate. That's weird right?
Happy Reading!
PS Fins Are Forever gift giveaway is coming soon. Be sure to follow the blog or me on twitter.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Coming Soon

So to celebrate the release of Tera Lynn Childs Fins Are Forever I will be giving away some small treats to one lucky follower. There will be more details later. Hopefully I'll reach 100 followers in the next week or two prior to the book's release. If not then I'll still have the giveawayt, but US only please. This is just a heads up. I'll set up the contest soon.
Happy Reading!