Thursday, September 13, 2012

Under the Sea Giveaway Hop


Reading Lark is very excited to be participating in this fun giveaway hop hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and ALMYBENR. The giveaway runs September 14-20. Our Rafflecopter form opened a little bit early - so you can enter now. Winners will be contacted on September 21st via email and names will be listed on the giveaway page.

 Tons of great blogs are participating in this hop, so be sure to check out what's being given away at each blog. You have a ton of chances to win some really great books! Most importantly...have fun! 

Our giveaway is for a copy of any of the books from Tera Lynn Childs' Mermaid series. The winner may choose one book from the series that they would like to have. This giveaway is open to residents in the US and CA only.


Book #1: Forgive My Fins

Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.

Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life.

When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

Book #2: Fins are Forever

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 thing 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?

Book #3: Just for Fins

When Lily Sanderson decided to remain Crown Princess Waterlily of the mermaid kingdom Thalassinia, she knew she couldn’t just coast along in the current. But since she’s spent the last couple of years on land—with gorgeous human Quince by her side—Lily’s not sure she has the fins to lead a kingdom. Even her maddeningly pretentious cousin Dosinia seems to know more about ruling than she does.

But Lily has to dive in deep to keep her promise to Tellin, her mer bond in name only, whose kingdom is suffering in the changing ocean climate. Lily knows this is a seven seas–sized problem: from sea animals dying to oil spills and threats to humans. They’ll need to create some serious waves to make the mer community aware and get it to join together to make things right. Even if that means facing one of the iciest queens in the mer kingdoms.

Just when Lily thinks her double life on land and sea can’t get any more complicated, an ancient mer law might separate Lily and Quince after all. It feels as if the pair is up against a solid tsunami wave!

In this third installment in the series that began with Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever, Lily will have to find a way to balance safety and justice for the mer people as well as for the humans she loves.

76 comments:

  1. I have heard some really amazing things about this series, but never got around to reading it! So glad you picked this one for the mermaid-themed giveaway!!! I love mermaid stories, they usually turn out to be pretty good :) would love to try this one! Thanks for the contest :)

    Evie Bookish

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  2. I've never read a mermaid book before! I've always loved mermaids, but just haven't had the chance. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. I haven't read this series so I'll go with Forgive my Fins!

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  4. I haven't actually read any mermaid books- to my knowledge, anyway. It sounds like a great book to start mermaids with :)

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  5. I'd love to win Book #1: Forgive My Fins. I hadn't heard of this series and now I am really intrigued! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  6. I've heard great things about these books and I would love to win the first one! Thanks for the chance to win

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  7. I have never read this and it looks really good.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  8. I actually haven't read any mermaid or sea related books, so this is something new to me. And I have heard amazing things about this series, so it seemed like the perfect way to start! :D

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair 

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  9. I really want to win the third book, It's not available at my library at all, and I really want to find out what happens!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. haven't read this series either so I'll go with Forgive my Fins!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  11. I'd like to read this book because I haven't yet read the mermaid series nor have I read an under the sea book in quite some time.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I haven't read any of this series and it looks fantastic! Thanks.
    Jeanntte
    www.walkingonbookshelves.blogspot.com

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  13. I have not heard of this series but it sounds good.julierupert@gmail.com

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  14. I've only read one under the sea book and this looks interesting so I'd like to read another! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I keep hearing it's such a good book and I really want to start the series!

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  16. I have the first two books, and really really need to read the last book, Just for Fins.

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  17. Never heard of the book until now, and I'd love to try it out. I'd start with the first one. :0)

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  18. I've actually had this on my reading list for awhile. I have heard some great things and really want to read this series! It sounds like such a great read!

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  19. Interesting blog hop and some super books up for the taking! Just stopped in from sherahart.blogspot.com who's hosting me today. That's how I found your site. Great that I did!

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  20. Because I love mermaids, and this series looks great (: Good luck to everyone (:

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  21. I want to win this book because I love mermaids and I would love to start reading this series. I'm surprised I've never heard of any modern mermaid stories until now, haha. :)

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  22. I'd like the first book in the series because it sounds really good!

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  23. I would like to read, Forgive My Fins, because it looks like a really good, has great reviews, and I like the idea of a half mermai, half human princess falling into a forbidden romance.

    Lindy Gomez

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  24. I want to read some books about mermaids, so this seems like a great place to start!

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  25. I've heard quite a bit about this series, I think it's time I took a look at it for myself. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  26. I want to win because I love Mermaids and I love TLC's books! They are sweet and fun and just delightful. I love reads like them! I'd like Just for Fins, the latest I hvaen't read!

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  27. Forgive My Fins Sounds like a hoot!

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  28. I would love to read Forgive My Fins because even though all of the stories sound interesting I would love to start with book # 1.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I heard the book was really book so I'd like to start reading them which is why I would love to get the first book if I win!!!

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  30. Hmmm... My comment didn't seem to post. Trying again:

    My daughter read the first 2 books in this series and LOVED them! She's been fascinated with mermaid books ever since. She'd really enjoy reading the third. :)

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  31. I would love to start read book 1 this series because she looks great and I love mermaids!

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  32. I read the first two and loved it! I am drying to read the latest book.

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  33. I won a 'Forgive My Fins' bookmark in a goodie bag a couple of Christmases ago, and I've been wanting to read it ever since!

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  34. I have only read the first two books of this series and I have to say I love them!! I love mermaid books! Thank you for this giveaway!!

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  35. I love this series and mermaid books! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I haven't read any of TLC's mermaid books, but I've loved her others so I definitely need to check these out too : )

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  37. I'd like to win this one because I've never read any books by this author and not many books about mermaids :)

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  38. I want to read Forgive My Fins b/c I've never read an under-the-sea themed book before. I prefer to read series in order even if the books can be read as stand-alones. I like to know the background of the characters and the plot from the beginning vs a recap. Also, the cover stands out.

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  39. i have been waiting forever to read the second book in this series!! and then found out about the 3rd i was like yeah!! so hope 2 win thanks!!

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  40. I've heard a lot of good things about these books. Need to check them out!

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  41. I want to win this book because I have NEVER read a book that involved a mermaid aside from Disney's A LIttle Mermaid. I'm intrigued.

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  42. I'd pick the first book. Thank you for the giveaway! :D

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  43. I read the first in the series and loved it, but havent had a chance to get the other two! I need to finish this series lol

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  44. I have not read this series yet and would love to start.
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

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  45. I haven't read the series, but I'm simply infatuated with the idea of mermaids! Thanks!

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  46. I wantto read it because it sounds great .

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  47. I love mermaid books! I blame M. Leighton's Madly series. I haven't read the books up for giveaway and would love a chance to win!! Thanks.
    Brittany S

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  48. I would want to win Fins Are Forever cause I have read the first one and loved it.

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  49. I've had Forgive My Fins on my TBR list forever! I've heard great things about it! Love mermaids! THANKS!!!!

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  50. I've heard this series is just great, and I can't recall ever having read a mermaid story - so I'd love to win, thanks!

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  51. I can't recall having read any mermaid stories, and I've heard this series is just great. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I have this series on my wishlist for a while. I really want to give it a try. :)

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  53. I love to win Forgive my Fins

    Lizz_Neill(AT)sbcglobal(DOT)net

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  54. I love stories about mermaids. Once I saw Forgive My Fins I knew that I had to read it.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!!

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  55. You know, I've definitely heard good things about these! :D

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  56. I've read vampire books, zombie books, fairy books, and other paranormal books, but not any mermaid books yet. I think this would be a cute series to start.

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  57. I want to win a copy of the first book in this series because it's been on my TBR list ever since it came out and I just haven't managed to get my hands on a copy! Thanks so much for the chance to win one:)

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  58. I've never read a book about merfolk, and these sound amazing!

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  59. I read the first two, and I have been really wanting to read the last book, but my library didn't order it.

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  60. I've not read many mermaid books and I heard these are good. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

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  61. Looks interesting, I've keep seeing it..so it must be really good.

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  62. I heard this series is really good. Would love to win book #1 and start the series.

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  63. I've been wanting to read this series since the first one came out! I love mermaids, and the covers of these books are stunning! Thanks!

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  64. I haven't read any mermaid books yet, so I'd love to try one. The covers are great and I like the color of their hair and makeup.

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  65. I have not read any mermaid books yet and this series is definitely one of the first about mermaids that I'm really interested in reading.

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  66. Mermaids are awesome - I was so excited to see that they were taking off the the book world.

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  67. I love mermaid books! I've only read one but I've got a few on my list that I can't wait to read! Thanks for the giveaway! New follower from Compelled By Words (.com). :D

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  68. I haven't read very many mermaid books, but I've heard great things about this series. I'm eager to try them out! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. I have Fins are Forever and I loved it! I haven't read the other two yet, so i'd love to win one of them! Thanks for the chance.

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  70. I love this trilogy although I still haven't read Just for Fins :)

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  71. I love this trilogy. I read all the books except the last one :)

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  72. Ive never read a story about mermaids.

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  73. I've heard really good things about the whole series, and I've yet to read any of them! So I'd like to get my hands on that first one :)

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  74. I've heard really good things about the series but have yet to read any of them! So I'd like to get my hands on the first one :)

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  75. I would love to win this because I read the first two books in the series, but haven't been able to get the third.

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