The Next Big Thing Blog Tour

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A huge thank you to A.M. Day for inviting me to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Tour. A.M. Day is the author of the Throne of Olympus series. Throne of Olympus takes Greek mythology and gives it a fun, modern day twist. You can learn more about her fantasy series and book one called Blood Bond here.


1) What is the title of your book?




2) Where did the idea come from for your book?


Merminia started with an image of two warring parties facing each other under the waves. I could picture mermen with spiked tails quietly waiting with weapons in hand. I have always loved mermaids and the ocean, but I imagined a more sinister underwater world. I decided to contrast the idea of mermen battling for survival with a mermaid who had the ability to heal the wounded.


3) What genre does your book fall under?


Merminia is a YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.


4) Which actors would you choose to play in your movie rendition?


Merconius – Sean Bean, Gerard Butler or Javier Bardem
Selinne – Nina Dobrev, Crystal Reed, Phoebe Tonkin, or Lucy Hale
Aramis – Chris Pine or Taylor Kitsch
Gabriel- Tyler Hoechlin or Henry Cavill
Zara – Rosamund Pike or Emily VanCamp
Ulric – Chris Hemsworth
Bayren – Kit Harington or Tyler Blackburn
Estelle – Lena Headey
Lucia – Yvonne Strahovski or Amanda Seyfried


5) What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?


A mermaid with healing magic is swept up in an ancient and bloody war.


6) Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?




7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?


Eight months


8) What other books would you compare this story to?


There is an old world tone to the story that is similar to Roman mythology and culture. Selinne has a wild spirit like that of Katsa in Graceling. The war and hostility among clans reminds me of Game of Thrones.


9) Who or what inspired you to write the book?


My love of mermaids and dark fantasy books were both major inspirations.


10) What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?


The story is sprinkled with chameleon mermaids, Red-tail dragons, and ruthless warriors who will stop at nothing to win. I think the beautiful landscape and enchanted mermaids verses constant danger and intrigue make it fun.


On a more serious note, this book is about the internal struggle to be true to yourself. Selinne has to choose between the one who has her heart and her loyalty to her clan.


Check back next week when the Blog Tour continues with posts by these fabulous authors.


Heather Rigney of Mermaids Are Not Nice. This story is dark and scrumptious. It left me both gasping and chuckling. I became an instant fan of the writing style.


Chad R. Mitchell of A Tale of Two Brothers.  This exciting tale is full of  intense monsters and set in a fantasy world that is unique and intriguing.  Mitchell’s story is bursting with imagination.





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I am so happy to have “met” you through GoodReads and I am honored and flattered that you have included me in this tour. I wish you luck, productive writing sessions (with yummy snacks and beverages to keep your fingers moving along the keys), and joy in all the write. Thanks again!

Interesting to read about underwater warring. Hmm, sounds very interesting, Emm. Added to my growing reading list!