Giveaway: It's my first blogoversary! (INT + US Only)

This post is hours late. The blog's (partially) new look has eaten up most of my waking hours the past month and I'm still trying to clean it up a little, plus add a few of my original illustrations to it in the next few days (or weeks...). Especially the blog header. I am in awful need of a new one.

But nevertheless—

Mermaid With A Book has officially turned one!

Oh, yeah.
And what's a blogoversary without a giveaway? The thing is, I'm having not one, but TWO giveaways!
Be sure to keep reading and enter ;)

It's hard to believe that my book blog went live on this very day last year. I'd been skulking around Twitter for at least a year and didn't feel as involved in the book community as I would've liked. When I heard of an upcoming a blog tour by amazing author Cyndi Tefft (who writes novels featuring a hot Scottish grim reaper <3), it finally pushed me into creating a book blog because I wanted so, so badly to be ready for the blog tour.

So yes—I've actually been a book blogger for a year. It may not be much, but I hope it means many more years of book reviews. I honestly never expected to get this far. If this had been a personal blog, it would've been dead waaaay before today. I really envy bloggers who live in the US—they seem to have more time than I do, and more bookish events to attend!

I am really looking forward to making even more friends in the next year. I feel blessed to have these friends:
Megan, and Manon from Sous Ma Couverture – I feel incredibly lucky to have met you both on Twitter way before I started blogging. You're friends I will never forget, and I hope to meet you in person someday.

Theresa – Thank you for sharing my reviews and checking up on the blog when you're free! It means loads to me that there's someone like you who cares to do that.

Gina – Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, especially when I was down or feeling unsure of myself. You're a gem.

Cyndi Tefft, author of the insanely awesome Between series — I still remember you encouraging me to join Twitter that day in 2011. And honestly, Mermaid With A Book would never have started if it weren't for you! THANK YOU <3 I'm really looking forward to Between #4 and more of Aiden MacRae! (:

CYP from A Bookalicious Story and Michelle from Michelle Chew Writes – I'm so glad to know other Singaporean book bloggers like you! It's great knowing I'm not alone in the local book blogging community.

Michelle from The Passionate Bookworms – You're full of fin-tastic ideas and it's been pretty awesome chatting with you on those occasions (:

Chyna from Lite-Rate-Ture – Your reviews are so you! I admire your honesty, uniqueness and humour.

Last but not least, all the authors I've had the pleasure of working with the past year – you know who you are! Thank you for believing in Mermaid With A Book!
Most of the books in the giveaways are ones I've reviewed and enjoyed. I've provided links to each book's Goodreads page and my review, if any. I would also like to thank the following authors who have very kindly agreed to be part of my blogoversary giveaways.

Emm Cole, author of the Merminia series

Aaron Galvin, author of Salted

You guys are AMAZING. Thank you so, so much. No amount of kelp cake would suffice to show how grateful this mermaid is!


The first giveaway is open internationally, with six winners. 
Up for grabs are these ebooks...

The first winner gets the Oceans Deep ebook box set (courtesy of author Amy Evans) which includes 12 Young Adult romance novels that celebrate sun, sea and love to support World Oceans Day 2014

Telesa by Lani Wendt Young
Seaweed by Elle Strauss
Forsaken by Kristen Day
Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper
Promises & Betrayal by Amber Garr
Artemis Rising by Cheri Lasota
Just Breathe by Heather Allen
Chasing Forever Down by Nikki Godwin
Dragonfly & Undertow by Leigh Talbert Moore
Clicks by Amy Evans

The second winner gets both Son of a Mermaid and its sequel, Blood of a Mermaid by Katie O'Sullivan.
(This series is one of the best ever! Read my reviews here and here.)

The third winner swims away with both Merminia and its sequel, Keeping Merminia by Emm Cole.
(I LOVED Merminiareview here)

The next three winners will each get a copy of Salted by Aaron Galvin.
(my review to come soon)

• This giveaway is international.
• Entrants must be 13 or older to enter.
• Winners will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If prizes are not claimed within 48 hours, another winner will be picked.
• I WILL CHECK EVERY SINGLE ENTRY. An entry will be deemed void if the requirement is not met.
• If your Twitter account is protected, I will not be able to see your tweets and the entry will also be deemed void.
• Cheaters will be disqualified.
• Prizes will be sent out by the respective authors.


The second one is US only. There'll be two winners (:

The first winner will get signed paperbacks of Merminia and Keeping Merminia by Emm Cole.

The second winner will get a signed paperback of Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper. If you already have Tangled Tides, you can choose the sequel, Dangerous Depths (review here).

• This giveaway is US only. 
• Entrants must be 13 or older to enter. 
• Winners will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If prizes are not claimed within 48 hours, another winner will be picked. 
• I WILL CHECK EVERY SINGLE ENTRY. An entry will be deemed void if the requirement is not met.
• If your Twitter account is protected, I will not be able to see your tweets and the entry will also be deemed void. 
• Cheaters will be disqualified.
• Prizes will be sent out by the respective authors.
• I am not responsible for any prizes lost in the mail.

Thanks for swimming by, and good luck ;)


  1. Happy anniversary lady!
    I hope you'll have a thousand of anniversary, you're doing a really great job !

    About my latest favorite read, it was Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. I really liked this dystopia, and the characters. Did you read it?

    I wish you the best, you deserve it! xx <3


    1. Thank you Manon! :D

      I've not read Under The Never Sky, but it's on my to-read list (: I've heard great stuff about it, and is it true that it's going to be made into a movie?

      Love you girl! <3

    2. A MOVIE??? I DIDN'T KNOW!!
      I'm going to check it out !

      Love you too <3

    3. It's movie rights got sold. Currently it's just sitting there collecting dust probably... and ignored like a lot of other books being turned into movies, or planning to turn into movies. O_o

    4. Oh dear. The last time I read something about the movie rights being sold was quite a while back; no wonder we haven't heard anything yet. What a bummer for the fans ):

    5. Yeah. Unfortunately, I'm not exactly a fan of the series. :p I'm a little hesitant on reading the sequel lol. But anyhoo... my latest favorite read is Gilded by Christina Farley! :D

    6. Just checked out Gilded on Goodreads and the blurb is so cool! Now to add it to my never-ending to-read list XD

  2. hi

    happy birthday and thank for the giveway

    i don't speak english verywell but my latest favourite read is Guardians of Eternity, Book 5 (not sure with the title in english too lot of darkness ^^ but in french it's Jagr and i really love this guy ^^)

    thank again have a good week end

    1. Salut (: Je n'ai pas lu Guardians of Eternity, je vois que il y a douze livres dans la série? C'est beaucoup de livres!

      Merci pour ton commentaire, bonne chance! <3

  3. Happy blogoversary! I love that you use the mermaid theme, they are my faves of all creatures! Have you read the Fred the Mermaid series from Mary Janice Davidson? There was a book called Undead and Underwater that combined both Fred's series and Betsy the Vampire Queen series, and it was great! Recommend it to anyone!

    1. Thanks for the rec! I'll be putting the series on my to-read list (:

      Good luck!

  4. Happy blogoversary! Time really passes! Have another great year and have lots of fun reading books and making friends. :)

    1. Thank you, Michelle! I really hope I do :D

  5. Happy Blogoversary Sherlyn! I love your blog layout, and it's nice to meet you, even if it's an entire year later!. :D

    1. Aww, thank you Sophia! It's fin-tastic to meet you too :D

  6. Congratulations! And I am loving the heck out of your blog by the way - mermaids are my one weakness. Gah! I think my most recent favorite read is Lolita, because it simply won't get out of my head. D:

    1. Aww, thank you! Which author is Lolita by?

  7. Oh oh oh! And I haven't read any mermaid novels in... I don't even know how long. Too long apparently! How sad. :(

    1. Well, if you do win you'll have new mermaid reads ;) Which mermaid novels have you read so far?


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