Monday, July 18, 2011

Debut of the Month - All About Lost Voices + Giveaway

Book Profile

Debut - Lost Voices ( Goodreads )
Author - Sarah Porter
Genre - Paranormal
Release Date - 4th July 2011

Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: the mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks. Luce possesses an extraordinary singing talent, which makes her important to the tribe—she may even have a shot at becoming their queen. However her struggle to retain her humanity puts her at odds with her new friends. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?

The Insider's Scoop

Here’s some inside information about the characters in Lost Voices :

Catarina is still sixteen years old because mermaids are permanently stuck at the age they were when they stopped being human, but she was actually born in 1961. It does make me wonder: if a mermaid ever managed to change back into a human, would they count as their mermaid age, or as the age they would have been if they had kept on growing?

Some readers have noticed that Anais doesn’t really seem like the other mermaids, as if she was in a special category of her own. They’re right. She is different, and the reason she’s different is also the reason she’s so dangerous.

Luce was a big reader when she was human. Her favorite book at age ten was Bridge to Terabithia, and her favorite at thirteen was The Golden Compass. She has a special love for books with intense, imaginative girl characters. Reading is probably the one thing about being human that she misses the most.

Luce is my favorite character (of course) but there’s a new character named Nausicaa in the second book in the trilogy, Waking Storms, and I love her almost as much as Luce.

And that boy? His name is Dorian. He’s from Chicago. And he’ll be back. ( I love this's so intriguing)


Alright Luvies! Sarah has kindly offered (1) ONE Signed Hardcover of Lost Voices to (1) US Reader ( I'm terribly sorry to all my international readers) Commenting is not required but it's GREATLY Appreciated. Especially since Sarah wrote these lovely posts while trying to meet a deadline. Also there is a Mermaid Sweepstake open HERE 

Rules of Entry ( Please read carefully) -

- US Only
- Commenting is not required but greatly appreciated
- Must be over 13
- Must Fill out this Form
- Ends 7/8

Badass Bookie xx


  1. This book sounds great, and I love the cover. I've been really getting into this mermaid theme lately. Its becoming popular, and every story I've read has its own twist to the legends. I'm really excited about LOST VOICES. Thanks!

  2. I think I'll be rooting for Luce as well. She sounds like a great character and now I cannot wait to read Lost Voices!

  3. I'm really interested in the Mermaid aspect. They've definitely been lacking in novels lately.

  4. I haven't ventured into the land of mermaids yet... I totally can't wait though!

  5. I don't want to be a mermaid virgin anymore. ;)

  6. I've only read one Mermaid book, but it was ages ago and it wasn't that good. I hope this one is! =) Anais sounds like an interesting character.

  7. I have been seeing this book around and every time I see it, I want it!!! I love the explanation of the girls above, it just makes me want to read the book even more:)
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  8. i am all about any book featuring a mermaid and this one looks especially fabulous!

  9. Luce sounds like a wonderful character, perhaps I'm biased though as a reader myself. Sounds like a very interesting book, can't wait to read it myself.

  10. This sounds amazing! A book about mermaids? Woah, I'm sooo reading this.

  11. I haven't read this book yet, but I hear great things and plan to soon :)