Friday, May 26, 2017

Updrift by Errin Stevens - Book Tour + Giveaway

What if joining your lover's world
meant leaving your own?
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UPDRIFT
Errin Stevens
Series: The Mer Chronicles: Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publication Date: November 2, 2015
What if joining your lover's world meant leaving your own?
Kate will have to look hard at her man to determine what is real, what is illusion, and how, if ever, she can get back home.
Ever since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well being on life support. Her future looks desolate, too, until she and her mother make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Mom can play small-town librarian/bachelorette, and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.
Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her… and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her – what she feels, what she wants, and what she will risk to be with the man she loves.
"Best mermaid book I have EVER read? Updrift by Errin Stevens."
- Ben Alderson, voted leading vlogger by Teen Vogue and The Guardian

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"Stevens is a treasure to be found in today's cluttered literary market."
- Peachy Keen Reviews

 Excerpt

All of the emotions she’d denied feeling the past four years enveloped her now, overwhelming her with their poignancy. She wondered if she should have tried harder to be with Gabe, if she should have fought against the wishes of their parents, acknowledging even as she had these thoughts, she would not have made herself oppose them. But she also realized nothing she’d been working toward would bring her lasting happiness, not recognition at work, not her aunt’s approval, not a portfolio of published articles. She saw with new clarity how the path she was on would not bring her more security or happiness, not to any real extent; how achievement would be no more the holy grail of fulfillment for her than it had been for Dana. As of this moment, the difference between her and her aunt was she knew this.
What she really wanted was to talk with Gabe. She needed to understand their separation through high school and college, to know why they were driven so hard, to look into his eyes and see again what she had first seen when they were seventeen. She felt she would be forever stuck if she could not know these things and know them now.
She stood up then, resolved. With a certainty she hadn’t felt since she was five, she recognized what mattered to her. She felt her own humanity as it had been given to her when she was born, not as a theoretical set of activities she’d developed along the way. She saw her approach to adult life up until now as a contrivance, one taking all her energy to maintain, her boulder to force uphill again and again, her disappointment in her progress predictable and repetitive as the boulder inevitably rolled back down. She was done carrying that boulder.
She stared out at the sea and yelled at the top of her lungs for Gabe. Some part of her knew she should be calling toward the beach but she could not shake her desire to stand where she stood and cry as she did. She saw a splash far out on the inky water, and she stopped shouting.

Other Books by the Author

Be sure to also check out Book 2 of The Mer Chronicles.
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BREAKWATER
Series: The Mer Chronicles Book 2
Breakwater continues the story of Updrift focusing on other characters. The narrative follows the lives and loves of a group of sirens in the fictional town of Griffins Bay, North Carolina.
"If you are a fan of Mermaids and Mythical creatures, UPDRIFT and BREAKWATER need to be a must read for you. I promise you will enjoy them, and grow attached to the characters, just like I have."
- Tracy Thomas, blogger/owner of The Pages In Between

Giveaway

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FUN FACTS

Christopher Columbus reported seeing fat, ugly mermaids on his way to discover America. Experts think they were probably manatees.

Mermaid stories are present in almost every culture on the planet.

Common mermaid powers are telepathy, foresight, and the ability to hypnotize.

Sirens were first represented in Greek mythology as carnivorous beings who could fly. European interpretations put them in the water.

Popular regional mermaid stories include Guam’s “Sirena” and Brazil’s “Lara.”
 

About Errin Stevens

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Errin Stevens writes paranormal suspense/romance from her home in Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and son. When not wrestling with unruly narrative – or reading everything from mythology to contemporary romance to literary novels – you’ll find her swooning over seed catalogs (winter), or digging in the garden (the other three days of the year). Visit her blog site at http://errinstevens.com for release updates and random essays on writing and mothering.
Official website: http://errinstevens.com
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Tour Schedule

Follow the book tour from May 22 - June 3, 2017.
Get sneak peaks, excerpts, fun facts and other never-before-published info on Updrift.
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