A sexy, sun-soaked tale about a tail-wearing
girl who makes a lot of waves—perfect for fans of Lauren Layne, Meghan Quinn,
and Christina Lauren.
Ocean-loving Kyra Goodwin had to give up her dream of
becoming the female Jacques Cousteau in order to take care of her father and
brother, but being a mermaid at the Cape Cod Aquarium is pretty fintastic as
far as alternative careers go.
Of course, life as a half-fish/half-woman isn’t
all sunken treasure and Ariel twirls. Kyra has to deal with perpetually pruney
fingers, eyes irritated by saltwater, and bratty kids on the daily, plus her
glam alter ego can make dating really weird. (So many men have pervy
siren-of-the-sea fantasies!) When she meets hunky surfer Cade, and he’s into
her without knowing what she does for a living, Kyra thinks she’s finally won
the romance lottery.
Unfortunately, Kyra’s plans for a carefree summer of
catching waves with her new boyfriend run aground when Sea Star Beach, a place
that holds great sentimental value for her, is taken over by a big-city
developer who wants to build an exclusive resort. Kyra’s crusade to save her
beloved beach threatens both her job and her relationship with Cade as does her
growing closeness with her irresistibly broody merwrangler, Declan, whose
precocious daughter is intent on playing matchmaker.
When a new family drama
arises just as Kyra receives an offer that would turn her greatest desire into
reality, she’s torn. Will she do what’s expected of her, or dive in and follow
I would start by saying this is a mermazingly good read, but
I know all the mermaid puns will probably be used in a lot of reviews for this
book. So, I will say it is just amazing
and so much fun. And, just look at the
cover. It’s gorgeous. This is a perfect book to read on your summer
vacation, or even if you’re just dreaming of a vacation.
Kyra, a professional mermaid at the Cape Cod Aquarium, and
her friends really took me on a journey as they protested against a luxury
hotel developer who plans to build on their favorite beach and make it
exclusive to hotel guests only. The people
of Chaucer will no longer have access to the beach that holds so many of their memories. Along the way, Kyra discovers her true love.
I really can’t say enough good things about this book. All of the characters were fun and I would
love to see more about them. I got so
wrapped up in the story, I found myself staying up way later than I usually do
and reading when I should have been cooking or cleaning (I shouldn’t say this,
but I did burn one dinner). The way this
book wrapped up caught me by surprise.
It is definitely the sign of a very talented writing imagination. I highly recommend this book if you are
looking for something fun to read this summer.
UNIVERSAL BUY LINK FOR IN THE SWIM OF THINGS:
RELEASE BLITZ GIVEAWAY:
Purchase a copy of In the Swim of
Things during the Release Blitz (May 15th - May 31st, 2019) and you could win
an incredible prize pack inspired by the book’s mermaid heroine and its beachy
setting in Cape Cod. People who purchased In the Swim of Things during the
pre-order period are also eligible for the giveaway!
This prize pack includes:
You’ve Mermaid My Day Pedestal
3-Wick Salted Ocean Air Candle
Mermaid Squad Gift Set, inc. Travel-Sized At The Beach Ultra
Shea Body Cream & Shower Gel & Beautiful Day PocketBac Hand Sanitizer
Mermaid Stemless Wine Glass with Inscription “It’s Okay to
Drink Like a Fish If You’re a Mermaid”
Mermaid Tribe Sea Glass Necklace by Lita Sea Glass Jewelry
sea glass on 18” sterling silver chain)
Chain/Purse Charm (antique gold mermaid pendant with stunning beads and a sassy tassel)
Bath & Body Works Shea-Infused Mermaid Socks Mermaids in
An Artist’s Coloring Book
Crayola Colored Pencils (36 premium quality
To enter this giveaway, e-mail Tracie Banister
at email@example.com with your proof of purchase. Entries will be
accepted until 11:59PM Eastern US time on Friday, May 31st when a winner will
be selected via random drawing. This is an international giveaway, so anyone
who buys In the Swim of Things within the allotted time frame is eligible to
win. Good luck
An avid reader and writer, Tracie Banister has
been scribbling stories since she was a child, most of them featuring feisty
heroines with complicated love lives like her favorite fictional protagonist
Scarlett O'Hara. Her work was first seen on the stage of her elementary school,
where her 4th grade class performed an original holiday play she penned. (Like
all good divas-in-the-making, she also starred in and tried to direct the
Tracie’s dreams of authorial success were put on the
backburner when she reached adulthood and discovered that she needed a
"real" job in order to pay her bills. Her career as personal
assistant to a local entrepreneur lasted for 12 years. When it ended, she
decided to follow her bliss and dedicate herself to writing full-time. She is
the proud winner of the 2017 Independent Press Award (Romantic Comedy) and a
Bronze Medal in the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Awards (Chick Lit).
In the Swim of Things is Tracie’s sixth novel and thanks to
this book, she can now check another occupation off her fantasy list. She has
no doubt that writing about a mermaid is much easier than actually being one!