Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Tera Lynn Childs. Tera is the author of the Oh. My. Gods. series (Oh. My. Gods., Goddess Boot Camp), the Medusa Girls series (Sweet Venom, Sweet Shadows), and the Fins series (Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever, and Just for Fins).
Keep reading for a chance to win a copy of Just For Fins by Tera Lynn Childs.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
I started writing after graduate school, when I was basically
house-sitting for my parents and spent a LOT of time reading. I made
weekly trips to the bookstore for a new stack of romances that I
instantly devoured. Eventually, I started wanting the characters to say
or do things differently. I finally decided that if I wrote the stories,
the would. (Little did I know how stubborn those characters can be!)
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
It was a total accident. I had been writing historical romance
and contemporary chick lit when I started playing around with reality TV
show titles. At the time, a show called Growing Up Gotti was on A&E
and I tweaked the title to be Growing Up Godly (the working title for
Oh. My. Gods.). Since I don't write inspirational fiction, I knew the
Godly bit had to refer to something else. I'd always loved Greek
mythology, so that immediately sprang to mind.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
I would be a mermaid. I've always wanted to be a mermaid. I've
always loved the water and was a competitive swimmer growing up, so I
would love to be able to spend even more time swimming. Plus, my hair
always looks great underwater.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Just For Fins is the third book in the series that started with
Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever. In this book, readers will get to
see far more of the mermaid world as Lily starts taking her princess
duties very seriously. There are kings and queens from other mer
kingdoms and Lily travels throughout the Western Atlantic on her mission
to save the oceans.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Oh, I'm always so bad at this. I make character collages when I
start a book, and that's the image that get branded in my mind for the
characters. They're always wildly inappropriate. In my collages, Lily is
played by Shakira (with her crazy frizzy blond hair) and Quince by Eric
Dane (based in a picture of him straddling a motorcycle).
Just For Fins (Fins #3) by Tera Lynn Childs.
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.
Thank you Tera for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Tera Lynn Childs and her books, please visit her website.
**Just For Fins Book Giveaway**
We are giving away a copy of Just For Fins by Tera Lynn Childs to one lucky winner.
To enter, please leave a comment on this post and include your email address so we may contact you if you win. This giveaway is to US mailing addresses only. Giveaway ends August 16, 2012 midnight EST.