30 November 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Shadow in the Sea (Forbidden Sea #2) by Sheila A. Nielson



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Shadow in the Sea (Forbidden Sea #2)
by Sheila A. Nielson.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy.
Publication: July 15th 2015.
When sixteen-year-old Sadelyn Hanson washes up on the shores of Windwaithe Island, her beauty and the strange marks on her wrist make superstitious locals suspect she is a mermaid. Feigning amnesia, Sade hides a far worse secret: she was sailing to her own murder trial when she was thrown overboard by the real killer, the cunning and cruel Captain Westwood.

Sade’s quiet effort to rebuild her life on the island is threatened when she meets an actual young merman. Unable to speak his language, Sade still longs for the warm companionship he offers, despite the locals’ dire legends about merfolk and their dark magic. But her confused feelings for the impossible boy become the least of her problems when Captain Westwood’s ship docks at Windwaithe. With nowhere to escape, Sade must trust in the one person who doesn’t fear the merfolk. A woman who had dealings with them herself—years ago.

Shadow in the Sea Playlist...

Music is an important part of my writing process. I often make up playlists of music to listen to as I write each of my books. Sometimes, I have songs that represented certain characters and their personality. Other times, I have a song that sets the mood for a certain chapter or scene. I’ve always wished it were possible to include a copy of my soundtracks along with my books so readers could experience my stories just as I wrote them. Well, here is your chance. The following songs are a small sample of the music that helped me write Shadow in the Sea. Some mild spoilers will be included in my notes on each song. Those who prefer not to be spoiled may want to skip over them.

Pale by Within Temptation (Sade’s Theme)

Not Alone by Red (Prince Araedyn’s Theme)

No Air by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown (This was Sade and the Sea Prince’s theme song. Sade needs air to breath. Prince Araedyn needs water to survive. When the two come together these needs complicate their relationship.)

Return to Innocence by Enigma (Jendayi’s theme song.)

Reflections by Tim Janis (The Island of Windwaithe’s theme song.)

The Promise by Tim Janis (Mistress Young’s husband is saved at sea.)

The Capsize from the Mystery of the Nile Soundtrack AND the second half of the song Cursum Perficio by Enya (The Bella Dova comes under the power of the Sea Queen)






Giveaway:
Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN)
1 grand prize package which includes: 1 twin sized mermaid bedspread, 1 pair of light-up earrings, 1 signed paperback copy of Shadow in the Sea, 1 signed hardback copy of Forbidden Sea
1 runner up prize package which includes: 1 mermaid in a cup figurine, 1 pair of light-up earrings, 1 signed paperback copy of Shadow in the Sea, 1 signed hardback copy of Forbidden Sea
3 combo prizes which includes: 1 pair of light-up earrings, 1 signed paperback copy of Shadow in the Sea, 1 signed hardback copy of Forbidden Sea
2 prize packages which include: 1 pair of light-up earrings, 1 signed paperback copy of Shadow in the Sea
8 signed paperback copies of Shadow in the Sea



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Sheila never did figure out what she wanted to be when she grew up. She graduated from college with a BFA in illustration, has worked as a children's librarian for over eighteen years, and would eventually like to be a full-time author. Why pick one career when you can have many? Sheila lives with her two pets, a goffin cockatoo and a tiny toy poodle. She was born and raised in California but has come to also love her adopted home in Utah where she currently resides.






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