Thursday, April 18, 2013

Interview and Excerpt and Tour Giveaway: Surface by Tiffany Daune

Tiffany Daune
Publication: February, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal

Bound to the water bound to land, a Siren’s soul will never be safe on either side of the ocean’s surface. Hidden beneath the rolling waves lies the secret to Theia’s past and as she unveils each haunting truth, she realizes the last seventeen years of her life have been a lie. Now, drawn into a mysterious new world and with nowhere to turn, Theia must place her trust in Luc, a beautiful boy who stops her heart with each dazzling smile, but even his unearthly charm can’t hide the truth—he has secrets— dark secrets binding him to his world—an underwater world where Theia will never belong—a world determined to destroy her soul.

Tiffany Daune doesn't get why people want to grow up or why anyone would ever stop eating candy. Her purse is filled with books, lip gloss and a few pieces of Lego bricks. She writes best with a dish of chocolate chips on hand and finds licorice makes a better straw than plastic.

She lives on an island and believes mermaids may be raiding her candy stash, thoughshe hasn't caught them, yet.

Surface is her first novel and pairs well with gummy sharks.

Guest Post:

Theia: Siren  (Half Human / Half Artagasian)
Special Power: Her blood is the key to riches her blood can transform your soul.
Seventeen year old Theia Di Marco has a big heart and is compassionate. She is curious and headstrong.  Theia thinks she can handle everything on her own and she usually can as long as she doesn't let her emotions get the best of her.

Top five things Theia did and shouldn't have:
Flirted with the red headed boy in the library
Let the newspaper publish her picture
Fought with her mother
Surrendered to death
Kissed the boy with the crooked smile 

Theia's head fell back as soon as she lifted it, her brain pounding with the demons' shrill cries. She closed her eyes tight, trying to remember what had happened, but all she could see was the perfect, smiling face of the angel, his watery eyes staring back at her.
I must be dead, Theia thought.
But dead people didn't feel pain. She tried to sit up, but her limbs felt heavy with every movement. She stretched her arm out to her side, and her elbow brushed against something soft. She peeked to her left. Sitting next to her was the angel with an amused, crooked smile on his face.
"Hi," he said, his eyes soft with concern.
Theia gasped. He was beautiful. Loose waves of golden hair fell around his face in an ethereal halo, and his blue eyes sparkled like sapphires.
Are all angels this hot? She wondered.
He reached for her hand, but she snapped it back.
"Fair enough," he said, with a cool grin. "I wouldn't go around holding strangers' hands either."
He held out his hand for her to shake, but she tucked hers against her chest.
"I'm Luc," he said.
Theia flushed. His voice was soft, even soothing, yet somehow beguiling at the same time.
"I really just wanted to check your pulse." Luc held out his hand again in truce. "You've been out for hours—"
"That long?" Theia coughed. Her voice was cracked and hoarse.
"You lost a lot of blood and passed out." He shook his head. "Those witches should have never touched you."
His eyes searched Theia's looking for an answer, but he did not seem to find the answer he was looking for.
"Their reaction was so strange," he continued. "I don't know what they were thinking."
Theia's pulse quickened as memories flooded back. She remembered the disappearing boat, treading water in the rain, but, most of all, she remembered the freaky demon girls, their vicious cries, and the little girl with a tail who tried to eat her alive.
Hallucinations brought on by hypothermia, Theia thought. But Luc had seen them too.
"What were they?" Theia asked.
Luc laughed. "You must still be out of it. Maybe you should lie back down."
The room swirled as he lowered her back onto the pillow. Theia tried to focus on his blue eyes, but they seemed to spin like Van Gogh's twisted stars.
"Your hair is so dark." He swept his hand across her cheek and past her temple.
Theia held her breath. His touch warmed her down to the tips of her toes. She didn't dare exhale.

Tour grand prize (INTL):
1  E Reader (Sony or Kindle) I'm going to the states this month and will pick one up.
1  $25 Starbucks Gift Card
1  $15 Amazon Gift Card
5  Digital Copies of Surface

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  1. I have yet to meet a mermaid/siren/selkie story I didn't like! Gotta have it!! Love the excerpt and the quirky sense of humor the author has.


  2. A bit tired of vampires/werewolves I may try out the mermaid genre, thanks for the recommendation.

  3. I read a bunch of mermaid books last year and they were hit of miss, but Selkies are relatively new to me. I like the author's attitude. She is right. Why grow up and give up candy?

  4. thank you for the little excerpt. I'm always curious abour mermaids!

  5. Thank you Brandi for letting me hang out here today!
    Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway and happy reading:)

  6. I have not read a mermaid book, I read The Mermaid Chair but it didn't have actual mermaids, just a tale about them, which is not the same. I'll consider this for mermaid month for the paranormal challenge

  7. Never read anything like this...sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win :)

  8. read headed boy? Now that's new! i haven't seen this book before but it sounds really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  9. I don't often read mermaid books, but this sounds intriguing, and definitely a different spin than the rest. Love the excerpt, thanks for sharing!


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