Hi, there! I’m so proud and happy to announce that Derek Murphy is releasing Shearwater (Part One) today! ❤ ❤
After her parent’s accident, Clara is shipped off to live with a grandfather she never knew, in a town she can’t pronounce. In Ireland, she soon discovers that her mother’s secret past is filled with tragedy. Trying to track down the truth, she begins going through changes of her own, until she’s not sure just who – or what – she is anymore.
Then she meets the mysterious Sebastian, who won’t leave her alone, and Ethan, who apparently can’t stand to be near her. Both of them seem to have supernatural powers, and she’s not quite sure whether they want to kill her or kiss her. Just when things are getting interesting, someone attacks her, and she gets a revelation that destroys everything she thought she knew about the world, humanity, and herself.
You can check my review here, but I wanted to make a special post for this because it is a huge deal! To celebrate this release, Derek arranged an ultra mermaid giveaway ❤ YES, YOU READ IT RIGHT!
And there is more: Derek is such an awesome guy that he won’t be releasing the book just for personal profit. Here’s an excerpt from his blog about Shearwater’s launch:
I’m wrapping up Part One of my first novel Shearwater – an epic YA mermaid romance – and I want to do something fun and meaningful for my book launch: raise money for ocean conservancy and to protect marine wildlife.
During launch week, not only will all earnings be donated, but I’ll further donate $1 for every sale. My goal is to sell 1000 copies at 99cents each, which which will raise about $700 + a $1000 bonus.
After the first week, I’ll set the book for free. If I reach my stretch goal of 25,000 free downloads, I’ll donate another $1000.
Isn’t this AWESOME?! To share his amazing campaign, please click here. I swear it takes only a second!
Seriously, I’m so happy for and proud of Derek. He did a wonderful job and I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in Clara’s life in the next part 😀
To get the book, just click here o/
That’s it, thanks for reading! Even if you don’t like Young Adult or Mermaids, please take a second to support Derek’s campaign 🙂