- Grab your current read.
- Open to a random page.
- Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give away too much. You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!
Do you know why I prefer reading young adult fiction? Not only is it very popular right now so there's plenty to choose from but for the most part, they're clean. I don't have my eye twitching at excessive use of expletives and I'm not skipping paragraphs as clothes are shed whilst beds/couches/dining-room tables are used for lascivious purposes. I still get the best parts of romance: the tension and breathless moments.
So a lot of my current reads are young adult. Usually, they involve the supernatural in some manner. Werewolves, vampires (and not just the sparkly ones), fallen angels, re-incarnated goddesses, dystopian possibilities (with zombies and without). However, I'd never read a mermaid book. That's where the lovely Derrolyn Anderson comes in. She's written a series called Marina's Tales that features Marina, a globe-trotting city girl who finds herself in a small, slow-paced oceanside town where the hottest guy in school isn't the only one at the beach that gets her attention.
Ms. Anderson has agreed to let me interview about her writing process. Since NaNoWriMo is fast approaching, I know I need all the help/encouragement/butt-kicking I can get. Keep an eye out for the interview, which may also contain a giveaway!
"Over a cup of hot tea with honey I told her about how I was blindsided by the massive wave, skipping over the mermaid part. As shocked and dazed as I was, I had enough wits about me to realize that no one would take my story seriously."
- pg. 54, Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson
What are you reading?