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Books That Totally Freakin’ Rock – Forgive My Fins

Forgive me for talking about the awesomeness that is Tera Lynn Childs yet again on my blog, but I just have to.

Now, let it be known that since a certain redheaded fish type sang all about she wanted to be part of MY world, I’ve had a thing for mermaids. They’re mysteriously beautiful, secretly coy, and they live in the SEA for crying out loud.

What could be cooler?

So, when Tera’s editor was giving away Advanced Reader’s Copies of her book, Forgive My Fins, on twitter. I pimped out my kid and her adorableness.

Yeah, her entire life is pretty much that awesome.

When I got this book in the mail I decided to wait until the evening to read it. You know, so I could be totally distraction free. I hopped into the bathtub and cracked it open.

OMG LOOK at that Cover, is that not the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen?

Well, turns out the tub was the perfect place to start this book!

Well, when I got all pruney, I still couldn’t put it down. There were magic kisses, mermaid spells, cute boys, swimming competitions. Oh man, I could go on and on. If you’re looking for the kind of story that starts out awesome, and just gets more and more awesome as it goes on, then you have to read this book. I actually cried at one point, and that’s saying something–because I have to be really IN to a story to shed tears, but it was so worth it.

With all the fast paced fishtastic scenes and steamy love, I had no choice but to finish the whole thing in one sitting. Because I love the book so much, and because Tera Lynn is so cool, I’m giving away mermaid mark tattoos (all the mermaids in the book have mermaid marks on the back of their neck) on the blog today.

I have five of them to give away, and I’ll give them to the people that make the best fish-type puns in the comments below!

Nothing fishy at all about it. (See what I did there, internet?) So, MAKE ME LAUGH I’ll mail YOU a TATTOO of adorableness!

Abby Stevens

Thursday 20th of May 2010

Here's my shot. I totally want to win this:

Oh. My. Cod. Becky! Look at that halibut. It looks like one of those wrasses' girlfriends or something.

I like big halibut and I cannot lie, you albacores can't deny, that when a gill swims in with itty bitty scales and she's all up on your tail you get stung!

And I didn't make this one up, but it was pretty amusing:

“You can tune a guitar, but you can't tuna fish. Unless of course, you play bass.” ~ Douglas Adams .-= Abby Stevens´s last blog ..How I edit =-.


Monday 24th of May 2010

@Abby Stevens, okay, this is SO full of win that you win TWO TATTOOS! email your addy to for a tattoo!


Wednesday 19th of May 2010

What do you call a fish with no eyes?



I win, right? Actually, no big deal either way. I just know I want to read this book now!! .-= Olleymae´s last blog ..interview with Jacqueline West =-.


Monday 24th of May 2010

@Olleymae, you so win. :) email your addy to for a tattoo! .-= Jamie´s last blog ..No Idea How To Act =-.

Shannon Kay

Monday 17th of May 2010

Far from the frenzy of the frantic world above, two beneath the blue could even fall in love...

I guess that's not a pun, so I won't go fishing for compliments. When we sing together, we bring music to the sea! Oh, that's the little mermaid.


Monday 24th of May 2010

@Shannon Kay, heh! email your addy to for a tattoo! .-= Jamie´s last blog ..No Idea How To Act =-.

Tawna Fenske

Monday 17th of May 2010

My father was an English & Social Studies teacher who used to help me remember countries and capitals by making up silly jokes about them. I'll never forget the one he came up with to help me remember the capital of Finland:

Q: What happens to a fish who has no fins?

A: Helsinki.

I soooo...want that book. And a tattoo, natch!

Tawna .-= Tawna Fenske´s last blog ..My deepest, darkest confession =-.


Monday 24th of May 2010

@Tawna Fenske, but of course, milady. email your addy to for a tattoo! .-= Jamie´s last blog ..No Idea How To Act =-.

B. Miller

Monday 17th of May 2010

Wow, this sounds like an amazing book! I love the cover too! Thanks for sharing! :D .-= B. Miller´s last blog ..Fifteen Fantasy Island Favorites =-.


Monday 24th of May 2010

@B. Miller, email your addy to for a tattoo! .-= Jamie´s last blog ..No Idea How To Act =-.