Thursday, March 28, 2019

Immerse by Tobie Easton

Mer Chronicles
Book 3
Tobie Easton

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Month9Books

Date of Publication: March 19th

ISBN: 978-1-948671-23-1
ASIN: 1948671239

Number of pages: 396

Cover Artist: Beetiful Book Covers

Book Description:

Immerse is the spellbinding and breathless final installment of the Mer Chronicles series where descendants of the Little Mermaid must face deadly magic, shifting alliances, and the dangers of forbidden love.

Lia can’t wait for her parents’ coronation. Now living in the sparkling palace beneath the waves, she sneaks off to Malibu whenever possible to see Clay. Tucked away in an abandoned seaside mansion, Lia and Clay devise a plan to ensure they can stay together forever.

But when an old enemy resurfaces and Lia is restricted to the palace for the safety of all Merkind, she and Clay are ripped apart once more.

She fears not only for Clay, but for her best friend Caspian, who seems to be swimming down a dangerous path. He has invited the conniving Melusine to the coronation ball, convinced she’s capable of change. And no matter how hard Lia fights it, showing up on Caspian’s arm is just the start of Melusine’s insidious return to her life.

With threats Below growing more ominous by the day and a powerful ancient ritual looming, soon the two girls can’t escape each other. As their fates grow increasingly intertwined, Melusine might be the only one who can help Lia find the answers she desperately needs to save everyone she loves and to achieve her happily ever after. But can Lia trust her?

I wish Clay were
here to see this. The thought flits through my mind again and again. When my
family and I swim through the sparkling entrance of the palace, I wish I could
grab his hand. As we’re greeted by hundreds of nobles swishing their tails in
applause, I imagine the excited words he’d whisper in my ear. And as we start
down the center aisle toward the thrones at the other end of the cavernous
chamber, I yearn to show him how beautifully this room has been restored since
he and I were last here.

Approaching the
thrones, we process over an exquisite mosaic made up of abalone, mother of
pearl, and troca shell pieces. It takes everything in me to keep my face
neutral, to keep my head lifted and my sunbeam crown upright. This is the spot
where, not so long ago, Clay risked his life to save mine. I glance around me
at the splendor and the celebration. Clay’s sacrifice made today possible, and
he’s not even here to see it.

About the Author:

Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens (so she’s lucky enough to spend her days gabbing about books). She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies.  

Interview with Tobie Easton
Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
Most of the time, I have the reigns because I plot out my stories in advance.  For me, the moments of discovery in the drafting phase come when I’m figuring out how my characters will get from one plot point to another emotionally and psychologically.  So, sometimes as I’m writing, the characters will steal the reigns and end up going to an emotional place I never expected and am so excited to explore.
Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
I’d say my book is a must read for anyone who loves magic and romance.  And of course, mermaids! My series follows the descendants of the Little Mermaid and offers a peek into a world where Mermaids aren’t just real but live secretly among us on land.  It’s a modern-day fairytale.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
Emerge, Book 1 in the Mer Chronicles series, is the first book I ever wrote.  I do have a new project I’m working on. I can’t say much about it yet other than that it’s in an opulent setting that I think will really appeal to my Mer Chronicles readers and that there’s a hefty dose of forbidden love (surprise, surprise).
Pen or type writer or computer?
Definitely a mix of pen and computer.  I tend to write most of a book on the computer, but sometimes I’ll switch to pen and paper when I need a change of pace or I find myself getting too stuck in my head.  There’s something freeing about having nothing in front of you but a notebook and a pen. For some magical reason, I’ve always switched to pen and paper toward the conclusion of each book, so each time I’ve finished a book, the ending has been handwritten first.
Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Since Immerse is the final book in my first series, I’d mainly like to thank everyone for your support.  Most days, I still can’t believe it! It’s been nearly three years since the first book came out and I’m still so surprised that other people know about these characters who used to only exist in my head—and care enough about them to write to me or come see me at events.  Every single message or piece of fanart really hits me and brings me so much happiness because it’s proof that this series that has been so important to me has touched someone else, too. So, THANK YOU.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your book with us and for the giveaway as well.

  2. Pretty cover! Thank you for sharing your interview and for offering a giveaway. I am looking forward to reading your books.