Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Last Chance to Enter my Blog Tour Giveaway!

Only 40 hours left before my Shadow in the Sea giveaway comes to an end. If you haven't entered it already--this is your last chance! The prizes are fantastic, so don't miss out.

 
The blog tour was a roaring success. Want to know what reviewers think of my new book, Shadow in the Sea?  Check out all the blog tour stops by clicking the link below. (Links to all the blog tour stops are toward the bottom of the new page. Once there, just scroll down to get to them.)

http://xpressobooktours.com/2015/09/23/tour-sign-up-shadow-in-the-sea-by-sheila-a-nielson/

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Shadow in the Sea Book Blog Tour and Giveaways Begin!

 The official Shadow in the Sea blog tour has begun. Click the link below to learn more about the different stops scheduled for the blog tour over the course of next week.

http://xpressobooktours.com/2015/09/23/tour-sign-up-shadow-in-the-sea-by-sheila-a-nielson/

There will be all sorts of free mermaid themed giveaways you can sign up to win as well. These would make perfect Christmas gifts--for yourself or that young mermaid lover in your life.

Grand Prize Includes: 1 Twin-sized mermaid comforter set, 1 signed copy of Shadow in the Sea, 1 signed copy of Forbidden Sea, 1 pair of light-up battery powered earrings. (The mermaids have glowing jewelry in the book.)



Second Place Prize Includes: 1 Mermaid in a cup figurine, 1 signed copy of Shadow in the Sea, 1 signed copy of Forbidden Sea, 1 pair of light-up battery powered earrings.




There are lots of other amazing runner-up prizes as well. To enter these giveaways click the link below:



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Goodreads Giveaway!

 I am giving away a signed copy of my new book Shadow in the Sea on Goodreads. Click the link below to enter!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/157987?utm_medium=api&utm_source=giveaway_widget

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Win an eBook Copy of Shadow in the Sea!

I'm giving away a free eBook copy of Shadow in the Sea! There are other fun books available to win as well. Enter to win at the link below. Contest ends at the end of this month. Feel free to share this post with any of your book loving friends.

http://www.newldsfiction.com/win-these-books-september-2015/

Monday, August 24, 2015

Shadow in the Sea Book Blitz and Giveaways

 



The Shadow in the Sea Book Blitz will be going on most of this week. Make sure to get in on some of the action. Below is a list of some of the book blogs currently participating. I will update this post as the week goes on. Each of the blogs below will have something different. Excerpts from Shadow in the Sea, giveaways, and author interviews. Check it out!

(Disclaimer: By clicking on the links below you will be traveling to an outside site over who's content I have no control.  Click at your own risk.)

http://www.thereadingdiaries.com/2015/08/book-blitz-shadow-in-sea.html

http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2015/08/shadow-in-sea-by-sheila-nielson.html

http://badbirdreads.com/excerpt-giveaway-shadow-in-the-sea-by-sheila-a-nielson-book-blitz/

https://yooheereadsinneverland.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/book-blitz-giveaway-shadow-in-the-sea-by-sheila-a-nielson/

https://mamareniazen.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/book-blitz-and-giveaway-for-shadow-in-the-sea-by-sheilaanelson-excerpt-authorinterview/
     http://we-do-write.blogspot.com/2015/08/interview-sheila-nielson-author-of.html?spref=tw









Monday, August 17, 2015

Kindle Version of Shadow in the Sea Now Available!

The Kindle version of Shadow in the Sea is finally available to purchase on Amazon.com! I am including several other links to different places that Shadow in the Sea can be purchased as well. Check it out.
Amazon (Paperback and Kindle): http://amzn.to/1Nnu2ad

Barnes and Noble (Paperback and Nook): http://bit.ly/1Mx6kt1

eBook Mall (ePub Version): http://bit.ly/1TOb1CR

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Read the First Chapter of Shadow in the Sea!

Want a sneak peak at Shadow in the Sea? A preview of the first chapter is now available to read on Goodreads. Click the link below. In the upper left hand corner of the Goodreads page (just under the cover photo) is a dark green button labeled "Read Book". Click it and enjoy.

 http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25318717-shadow-in-the-sea?from_search=true&search_version=service

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Goodreads Shadow in the Sea Giveaway!




 A Shadow in the Sea giveaway is currently taking place on Goodreads. Click the link below or in the sidebar to the right if you would like to enter. (You must have a Goodreads account in order to enter the contest.)

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/146956-shadow-in-the-sea

If you win you will receive a autographed copy of Shadow in the Sea as well as 1 pair of battery powered LED light-up earrings. (In Forbidden Sea and Shadow in the Sea, the mermaids wear glowing jewelry. This is fun nod that that part of the story.) Earrings pictured below.

Don't miss out!

http://a.tgcdn.net/images/products/additional/large/f349_led_crystal_earrings_inuse.jpg

Shadow in the Sea Now Available to Purchase

Happy Release Day! 

Have you purchased you copy of Shadow in the Sea yet? It is now available in paperback on Amazon (click here to order.) and as an eBook for the Nook at Barnes and Noble. (click here to order.)


Monday, July 13, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Shadow in the Sea Gets a Release Date





 The official release date for Shadow in the Sea is July 15th! It will be available in paperback and as an eBook. It is already available for preorder for the Nook at the link below.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadow-in-the-sea-sheila-a-nielson/1122255079?ean=9780996262521

It will also be available on Amazon so check their website on the 15th.

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Story of How Shadow in the Sea Came to Be

Shadow in the Sea is probably going to come out within the next month, so I can finally share some things about it.

I never planned to write a sequel to Forbidden Sea. I originally wrote it to be a stand alone book which I felt ended perfectly. But as my writer's group finished reading the last chapter of Forbidden Sea they asked me a question.

"Who does the Sea Prince marry?"

At first, I just laughed the question off. What difference did it make, who the Sea Prince married? Denn was the only real choice for Adrianne. But that night, I found that couldn't stop thinking about that simple question. I kept rolling it over and over in my mind. Who DID the Sea Prince marry after Adrianne refused him?  After all, without Adrianne, Jendayi was now going to have to start all over again and find him someone completely new. But who would that be? Would it be someone like Adrianne? Or some other kind of personality all together? If you will remember from the first book, the Sea Prince was just a teensy bit of a rebel. He wouldn't allow himself to be forced into a marriage with just anyone--no matter what Jendayi and his mother might have to say about the matter. What kind of girl would the Sea Prince like? The more I thought about it--the more I could see Sadelynn Hanson in my mind. I could hear her voice speaking to me--telling me her story. And before I even knew what had happened, a whole new novel had begun to write itself inside my head . The story of Shadow in the Sea.

The thing I love most about Shadow in the Sea is that it also gave me a chance to finish up Adrianne's story the way I really wanted to.  Originally, I had included a final prologue chapter in Forbidden Sea that told exactly what had happened to Adrianne afterward. But eventually, over time, that chapter was edited out and didn't end up in the final version of the story.

Now readers will get to see what happened after Adrianne returned home from her adventures. Did things work out between her and Denn? Did they ever get to share a first kiss? Did Adrianne get to use her skills with horses? Did she get out from underneath the thumb of Auntie Minnah? Read Shadow in the Sea to find out all this and more!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Giveaway to Celebrate Cover Reveal for Shadow in the Sea






 This contest is now closed.


I thought it was time for a giveaway to celebrate the quickly approaching release of Shadow in the Sea, the long awaited sequel to Forbidden Sea. Those of you who have read Forbidden Sea might remember the lovely light-up necklace that Lady Lauretta wears when she meets Adrianne in the first book. There is also a significant glowing piece of jewelry in the second book as well. (But I can't say anymore about that just yet.) So I thought it only fitting to make the first giveaway one pair of light-up LED earrings similar to the ones pictured above. They have a little battery pack on the back, and they change different colors while you wear them.They are not water proof however, so make sure not to wear them if you decide to make a visit to any underwater mermaid kingdoms.



The person who wins will also be receiving a OOAK mermaid pocket watch locket on a necklace chain that was hand-made by me. (Pictured above.) There is a tiny pink mermaid, along with her even tinier pink merchild, caught under glass in a miniature underwater scene.

If you are interested in entering this contest, just leave your full name in comments below as well as the title of one of your favorite books (other than Forbidden Sea). That way if there is more than one person with the same name, I can tell them apart. Each person may enter their name only once. Entries must be submitted before June 12th. One winner will be randomly drawn and then posted on this page sometime between June 12th to June 15th. If your name is chosen, you will have three days to get a contact email to me. If you have not done this after three days, your claim on the prize is forfeit and a new winner will be chosen.

This is only the first such giveaway I will be hosting over the next month, so keep checking back here so that you don't miss any future opportunities to win even more prizes.

Also, don't forget to spread the word about this contest to all your friends.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cover Reveal!


 So here is it, the sparkly new cover for Shadow in the Sea!

I'm including a short summary of the story below. If you want a more in-depth version--then head over to Goodreads and add it to your to-be-read list. WARNING: The Goodreads version has lots of spoilers. You can get to the spoilery version by clicking here. 

For those who don't want too many spoilers, read the summary below:

When sixteen-year-old Sadelyn Hanson washes up on the shores of Windwaithe Island, her beauty and the strange marks on her wrist make superstitious locals suspect she is a mermaid. Feigning amnesia, Sade hides a far worse secret: she was sailing to her own murder trial when she was thrown overboard by the real killer.

Sade's quiet effort to rebuild her life on Windwaithe is threatened when she meets an mysterious young merman. 


 For those of you wondering where Adrianne is in all of this--don't worry--she is in the book. And where Adrianne is, Denn soon follows. They are not the main characters this time around, but they play a very important part in the story. Jendayi will also make an appearance of course--as will the Sea Prince--and his mother the Sea Queen herself. You are not going to want to miss this!
  
So get the word out. Feel free to use the picture above on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr--and make sure you let everyone know that Shadow in the Sea is coming.




  

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Contests are Coming

The release of Shadow in the Sea finally approaching and I am so excited. I wrote the sequel way back before Forbidden Sea was even published. So I've been waiting a very long time to share this book with you all. Make sure to follow this blog as there will be giveaways and a cover reveal starting next week. Make sure to share the word and tell all your bookish friends!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Virtual Book Club for Fans of Forbidden Sea Continues

We are all reading Chapter Two of Forbidden Sea this week. The discussion for this chapter will begin on Monday, March 16th. It will be taking place on my Facebook fan page, so click the link below and make sure you don't miss out. Readers are welcome to join in reading along with us at any point in the novel. So if you missed the first discussion, it doesn't matter. Make sure to check out what other fans are saying in the post comments. (Giveaways and cover and title reveal of the sequel to Forbidden Sea will eventually be announced at the link below so check it out.)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forbidden-Sea/300689349440?ref=hl

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Forbidden Sea Book Discussion Has Begun!


Have you read the first chapter of Forbidden Sea yet? Let the book discussion begin! Anyone who wants may participate. We will be reading all together, one chapter a week. Each Monday, a new discussion will take place on my Forbidden Sea fan page, so make sure to click the link below and check out what everyone has to say!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forbidden-Sea/300689349440

Monday, March 2, 2015

Join Me for a Mass Forbidden Sea Book Reading

This is an open call for any and all fans of Forbidden Sea who would like to participate in a mass reading of the book. Starting now you have one week to get a hold of a copy of Forbidden Sea and read the prologue and first chapter. I will read the first chapter as well. Next Monday I will post my thoughts and all of you can chime in and share your feelings. This should be a lot of fun! If you are having trouble finding a copy, know that you can always go to your local library and request that they buy one. Most libraries will at least try to do so. An inter-library loan is always a possibility as well. Know also that you are welcome to join in the discussion at any time. If it takes a little longer to get a copy, just catch up and start in on the discussion when you are ready. The discussion will be taking place on my Facebook Forbidden Sea fan page rather than here on my blog. I'm including a link so make sure to bookmark it so you don't miss out.This fan page is where I will eventually announce the release date for the sequel so make sure you visit there soon.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forbidden-Sea/300689349440

Hope to hear from you all real soon!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

How Would You Like to go Back and Visit the Magical Mermaids of Forbidden Sea?

 


The final edits on the sequel to Forbidden Sea are nearly done! I can not tell you how excited I am to begin the final preparations for publication. Hopefully, I will soon have a release date for you all. In the mean time, I want to throw an idea out there to all of you fans. What do you guys think about my sponsoring a mass rereading of the original book, Forbidden Sea, in order to celebrate that we are now heading down the final stretch for the sequel's release? We could read a chapter together every week and then discuss our thoughts on my Forbidden Sea Facebook page. Imagine talking to fans from all around the world and finding out how they felt the very first time they read the book? As we do this, I will write about how I created each chapter as a writer--and even reveal a few secrets about Forbidden Sea that didn't make it into the final book. I might even sponsor a few giveaways as we go. But first, I need to find out how many people would be interested in joining in the fun. If this sounds like something you would be interested in participating in, cast your vote by leaving a comment below. I only want to do this if there are enough people who are truly interested. I'll wait a week to see how many votes I get. If there aren't enough people interested to get this going--then I will have to think of something else to celebrate and get you all excited. So pass the word and tell all your friends to vote as well. The more the merrier. This is your chance to be heard.

If you haven't read Forbidden Sea before--feel free to follow along and read it for the first time with the rest of us. Here is the address to my Facebook fan page where the discussion would take place. Check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forbidden-Sea/300689349440?ref=hl

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