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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Mermaid and the Unicorns by L. T. Getty - Book Tour - Book Sale - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host L. T. Getty and her new book, “The Mermaid and the Unicorns,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Online Bookstore Gift Card of Winner’s Choice!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with L. T. and to increase your chances of winning!!

This eBook is on SALE for ONLY $0.99 during the book tour!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

The Mermaid and the Unicorns

by L. T. Getty

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GENRE:  Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure

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BLURB:

Daphne’s a typical mermaid, and at least according to her, that’s a problem. She’s courageous and has a beautiful singing voice, but lacks the power of an elemental, the ability to command water with the sound of her voice. Jealous of her best friend, she makes a deal with a sea-witch, only to be betrayed, in place of her beautiful tail and flukes Daphne’s left beached with a pair of human legs. The spell keeping Daphne looking human will become permanent, unless Daphne can hunt down and bring the scheming Lorelei a unicorn horn before the next full moon.

Unable to reach her friends and family for help, Daphne doesn’t know how to walk, much less where to find a unicorn or how to catch one. Even if she’s successful, Daphne’s still not sure if she can trust Lorelei and her pint-sized kraken to keep their end of the bargain and let her return to the sea.

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EXCERPT ONE:

Echor explored a small rocky cave before he chattered. I saw a fish I'd never seen before. He was orange and white!

"You'll see lots as you travel from place to place," Daphne told the small dolphin. "Come, your mother won't forgive me if I let you roam from the pod."

Why hurry? Echor asked as he swam, spinning around different plants and sponges that grew along the rocks, before focusing in on a vibrant snail. It was not a very old reef, though it was well inhabited by many vividly-colored, small fish. The young dolphin seemed to take pleasure in disturbing them and watching them scurry into their small hiding crevices and among the anemones. You're so lucky that you get to stay in your town all the time. This part of the sea is so beautiful!

"I think it would be neat to see so much of the ocean," Daphne said, thinking of her small town of Thranda. Unlike the dolphins, who often travelled long distances in a single day, most merfolk lived in towns unless they left their communities to hunt or travel to another community. She had known members of his family since she was a little mermaid, and only got to see them a few times a year when they passed through her home to feed in a nearby bay. She heard a series of warnings behind her—the other dolphins had detected something with their echolocation. Unless it was something exceptionally large, they should have been safe within the pod, but Echor was very young. "Echor, let's return to your family." The young dolphin had wandered off while Daphne had turned her head, chasing a seal that had left her bob, trying to swim away from Echor.

"Echor!" Daphne called, swimming after him. She caught up to him, then looked over her shoulder as she heard a familiar sound. An orca! Daphne suppressed a shudder. It was large, but far enough away for her to find a hiding space. Still, killer whales almost always travelled in groups. The killer whale dove when he spotted her. She knew the others would want to help, but they were no match for an orca. He swam quickly towards her and Echor. Daphne knew she would be hard pressed to out-swim the large creature.

Hide! the orca told her.

Daphne then saw the immense shadow and wooden keel of a ship following the orca. The killer whale dove deep, though the water was too clear and shallow to truly hide his massive form. A harpoon followed him, missed, and was quickly pulled back to the surface by a rope. Another harpoon plunged into the water, and then another. The rough waters churned green and grey in the ship's wake, and Echor's warning chatter only told her that there was another human vessel. It came from Daphne's left, and it dragged a net behind it.

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MY BOOK REVIEW:

This book is an intriguing, enchanting, charming fantasy read filled with important life lessons and engaging story lines!!

Mermaids and unicorns and a sea witch, oh my!!

This book follows Daphne, a young mermaid with a deep jealousy streak that triggers her to strike a deal with a mean sea witch, putting her on the trail of a seemingly impossible task of retrieving a unicorn horn.

While Daphne faces an all-too-common dilemma we’ve all been guilty of at one time or another – wanting what you don’t have and/or being envy of someone who does have said coveted characteristic, this book shows the great length someone will go to in search of obtaining the unattainable.

While this book bears a strong resemblance to Disney's famous mermaid tale, "The Little Mermaid," the author was able to cleverly create a unique and refreshing take on a timeless favorite.

This book encompasses so many valuable lessons and morals that are sure to teach, inspire, and resonate with young readers.

Although this book does have many interesting and engaging scenes, unfortunately, I occasionally found some of these passages to be on the slower paced side.  While the author excelled at quickly sweeping the reader off into an intriguing, fantasy world, some overly detailed and lengthier scenes caused moments of disengagement and disconnect from the story.

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few very unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming but will enjoy watching unfold!!

This book is not currently listed as part of a book series.  It can easily be read as a standalone.

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it!!  I think all fantasy and adventure book fans – especially readers that fall into the MG, YA, and NA genres will like this book too!!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations**

Did you find this review helpful???

If so, please, please, please mark it as helpful on Amazon here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R285AHXOM6J1B8

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AUTHOR BIO:

L. T. Getty is a rural paramedic from Manitoba. She enjoys writing science fiction and fantasy and generally being creative.

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CONNECT WITH L. T.:

Blog:

http://www.ltgetty.ca

Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6479207.L_T_Getty

Goodreads Book Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60006465-the-mermaid-and-the-unicorns

Amazon Author Page:

https://amzn.to/3LBJXUN

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BOOK BUY LINKS & BOOK SALE INFO:

**The Mermaid and the Unicorns eBook is on SALE for ONLY $0.99 during the book tour!!!**

Amazon US Kindle eBook:

https://amzn.to/3KXJ5Zs

Amazon US Paperback:

https://amzn.to/3ynVK58

Amazon CA Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.ca/Mermaid-Unicorns-L-T-Getty-ebook/dp/B09F2MRB9N

Amazon CA Paperback:

https://www.amazon.ca/Mermaid-Unicorns-L-T-Getty/dp/1777698022

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mermaid-and-the-unicorns-lt-getty/1140115966?ean=9781777698034

Barnes and Noble Paperback:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mermaid-and-the-unicorns-lt-getty/1140115966?ean=9781777698027

Kobo US eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-mermaid-and-the-unicorns

Kobo CA eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-mermaid-and-the-unicorns

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

L. T. will be awarding a $50 Gift Card to an Online Bookseller (Winner’s Choice!!!) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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7 comments:

  1. L. T. Getty ~ Good morning!! Welcome back to FAB!! It is a pleasure to have you here again!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!! I enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy!! :)

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  2. Morning! I'm happy to be back, and as always your reviews are very much appreciated.

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  3. Great excerpt, L.T., I enjoyed following the tour and learning about The Mermaid and the Unicorns, which sounds like a great book to share with my granddaughter and I love the cover! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was as success! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Thanks, Fabulous and Brunette, for sharing your review! Have a terrific day!

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  4. What inspires your book plot ideas?

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  5. Thank you for sharing your lovely review of The Mermaid and the Unicorns, this sounds like a wonderful story to share with my granddaughters

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