Sixteen-year-old mermaid Abby Carson thought she had her secret under control. Who cares if after “the change” took place, she became so beautiful that all the girls at school hated her. And the boys, well, when they look at her, hate isn't exactly what's going through their minds.
But when Abby witnesses a teenage girl's murder by a preternatural creature off the coast of Cape Cod, her carefully controlled life slips into chaos. Hiding in the water until the killer's gone is a must. Getting spotted by Brian Baker, a boy from school, isn't. Neither is falling in love with him. That definitely wasn't part of the plan.
Combine all this with the mysterious mermaid box Abby receives as a postmortem birthday gift from her dad, and she's pulled even deeper into the world of shades and monsters. Once the full force of Abby's deadly siren powers are revealed, the only one she can hurt more than herself is the boy she loves.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
You see, I'm a stay-at-home mom, and my kids are home for the summer. But even when it's not summer, my youngest one's only in school five hours a week. So, really, it's a struggle for me to accomplish anything. (Anything besides cleaning, feeding them, and chauffeuring them around. Ahh, but I do love it!!) And that's why I've decided that tomorrow, yes tomorrow, I'm going to start getting up at 5:30 in the morning to write.
You wouldn't think I'd have such a problem with this. When I taught high school, I had to get up at the crack of dawn. (And I mean that literally.) But now, with no boss, not counting myself, I can't seem to get moving. (Yes, I'll admit it. I've tried this before, but I always end up slamming my alarm off and telling myself: You deserve to sleep. Just get up early another day.) My husband hates when I do this because my alarm inadvertently wakes him up at 5:30 as well. I don't know how many conversations we've had that have ended with him saying: If you're not REALLY going to get up, then DON'T SET THE ALARM. But here's the rub, I need to get up. I have another novel to write. After all, my first is part of a trilogy, so I HAVE to write the next one. And the one after that! I have the outline, and the the first chapter, but I've gotta MOVE!!!!!
So I guess my question for all you readers out there is: How do you get yourself up in the morning? I, for one, probably need someone to dump a bucket of cold water on me or possibly shove me out of bed. Ahh, if only I could clone myself. Then I'd get twice as much done. Wasn't there a movie about that once? Maybe with Michael Keaton? Oh well, the fight goes on. Let's hope I win it.