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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Mermaid's Curse

I have Daniele Lanzarotta's A Mermaid's Curse on my blog today and I am so excited. I absolutely loved this book and I got the chance to interview one of my favorite characters Arianna. Daniele has also sent posters and bookmarks for a giveaway and yes this giveaway is International. Make sure read all the way through to see how you can win.


Daniele Lanzarotta is the author of paranormal/fantasy novels, including the Imprinted Souls Series, Academy of the Fallen, and A Mermaid’s Curse. She has a bachelor's in business and finance and a MBA. With only a few semesters left in school, Daniele started writing as a hobby, but it didn't take long for her to be consumed by her stories. That is her passion, and she now has several projects under way.

She enjoys reading and writing young adult novels with just about any sort of paranormal or supernatural bent...vampires... ghosts... She also enjoys watching hockey, playing rock band, guitar hero and spending time with the family.

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Arianna always felt like she didn’t belong in the world where she was born.  Ever since she was little, she used to hide behind the rocks in the sea, and watch the human family who spent their summers on that island.  Over the years, there was nothing she wished more than to be like them, especially so she could get close to Blake, the human boy who she saw turn into a troubled teenager and then, an unhappy man.


Once her dad grew tired of her dreams and hopes for a reality that is not her own, Arianna is thrown into an arranged marriage, and her only way out of it is to make a deal with the power-hungry man who will give her everything that she has ever dreamed of.  Dreams that turn into nightmares as she watches Blake’s world fall apart, because of her and Blake’s inability to control their desires for one another. 

My Review:

Daniele has crossed over into adult paranormal from YA paranormal flawlessly with her first book in her A Mermaid’s Curse trilogy. 

Arianna is a mermaid who has always felt like she didn’t belong in her world. She longs to be human and to be with the human boy Blake she has watched all her life. She has watched him turn into an unhappy man and wants nothing more then to make him happy and see his smile. Blake is stuck with a life he doesn’t want. Controlled by his dad in every aspect even down to marrying a woman he doesn’t love. One day Arianna’s world is turned upside down by her dad. She is forced to marry a merman she doesn’t love. So she flees and goes to the surface and meets Owen a power hungry man with an agenda all his own. He makes Arianna’s dream come true but she is not sure it’s worth seeing the damage it does to Blake.


I loved the three main characters so much for different reasons. We see so much growth from each of them. Arianna is a heroine you just fall in love with from page one and you want her to have her dreams come true. Blake annoyed me at first with his going back and fourth and hurting Arianna but when it really mattered he came through for her and was the man of her fairy tale she had always hoped for and knew he could be. Owen really surprised me as the story went on. I thought he was a bad guy but things came to light that had me wanting him to get everything he wanted. 


If you have read any of Daniele’s books before then you know she is the queen of cliff hangers and this book is no different. When I got to the last page she had me shouting NO! and wanting to throw my kindle across the room. I am so impatiently waiting for book two to see what is going to happen with all three characters. 5/5 Bloody Fangs 

Interview:


Hi Arianna, Thanks for being on my blog today. I have a few questions I would like to ask you.

Thanks for having me.


For people who don’t know you tell us a little about yourself.
I’m just an 18-year-old girl who is lost in a world that is a complete mess.  Not that my world was much better, at least now, I feel like I belong.


How did it feel to become a human?
Scary. 


What were your thoughts on Blake when you first saw him as a kid?
I was curious and mesmerized by him.  I just felt this pull toward him, and anger for having no choice but to stay away.


What are your thoughts on Owen?

I don’t really understand him.  He scares me, but then he can turn around and do something nice, and I never know if he is truly being nice or if he is up to something. 


We see you struggle with your feelings for Blake at first, what makes you finally accept him for who he is?
I’ve always loved him and accepted him in my own way.  I guess my true struggles were with myself, and the consequences that Blake would have to suffer for being with me.


How hard is it for you to ignore the call of the ocean?
It’s nearly impossible.  It’s like having an uncontrollable craving that you are unable to fulfill.


When Blake finally stands up and becomes the man you knew he was all along, how did that make you feel and did you worry about his dad disowning him?

Honestly, he didn’t have to stand up for me to show me who he is, but I did feel scared more than anything else.  His dad is a horrible man.  I always understood Blake…. Standing up to people like his dad has consequences to everyone. Sadly, his dad knows very well that the fastest way to get to Blake is to hurt the people he loves. I worried about how far he would take things just to get revenge.


Can you give us a hint as to what happens in book 2 since Daniele left us with such a huge cliff hanger?

There will be a lot of pain, grief, and heartbreak.  Bram has changed so much… and Blake’s dad, well, he is worse than you think… so much worse.


Thank you Arianna for letting me interview you today.



Giveaway:
To win one of these great prizes answer this question: Arianna risked everything to be with the man she loved, would you do the same and why? Make sure you leave your email with your answer.

Thank you to Daniele for letting me participate in this blog tour and for donating such awesome prizes for a giveaway.
~Sabrina

3 comments:

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I would cause what is having everything if you don't have love. e.sadlersfan@yahoo.com

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I actually HAVE given up a lot for the guy I love. I had to choose between major parts of my life and who I was, or him. We have been together now for 10 yrs and I realized that if I handle things a little differently, I didn't have to give up nearly as much as I thought. I really do feel truely complete and finally happy with myself. Thank you for the Giveaway!

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I would say yes. Because if i needed to give up everything to stay with my husband i would. Because i finally found my soul mate and i wouldn't want to lose him. teamedward841@live.com Thanks for the giveaway.

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