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Giveaway: The Vast & Brutal Sea by Zoraida Cordova (US & Canada)

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Book’s Title: The Savage Blue (book 2) and The Vast & Brutal Sea (book 3)

Author’s Name: Zoraida Córdova 

Book’s Release Date: July 1st

 

About the Book

In two days, the race for the Sea Court throne will be over-but all the rules have changed. The sea witch, Nieve, has kidnapped Layla and is raising an army of mutant sea creatures to overthrow the crown. Kurt, the one person Tristan could depend on in the battle for the Sea King's throne, has betrayed him. Now Kurt wants the throne for himself. Tristan has the Scepter of the Earth, but it's not enough. He'll have to travel to the mysterious, lost Isle of Tears and unleash the magic that first created the king's powerful scepter. It's a brutal race to the finish, and there can only be one winner.
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_TVP_photo.jpgAbout the Author

Zoraida Córdova was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she learned to speak English by watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker on repeat. Her favorite things are sparkly like merdudes, Christmas, and New York City at night.
 
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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a paperback of The Savage Blue and an arc of The Vast & Brutal Sea, plus book marks.
 
Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends. 
 
During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:
 
If you were a mermaid (or merdude) what would your weapon of choice be? Mine would the Scepter of Earth on the cover of book 3! I’d have to kill Tristan for it though… Tough life choices. 
 
 
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  • Kara
    Kara Monday, 02 June 2014

    A weapon? My fin be a knife? LOL

  • Susan T.
    Susan T. Monday, 02 June 2014

    If I were a mermaid I would summon the creatures of the sea to be my weapons! Shark, jellyfish, and pinchy lobsters! Lol!

  • Zoraida Cordova, Staff Reviewer
    Zoraida Cordova, Staff Reviewer Wednesday, 04 June 2014

    That's an excellent talent!

  • Jojo
    Jojo Monday, 02 June 2014

    If I were a mermaid I'd like to be half human and half fish so my weapon is I can have a tail and I also can switch to walk on land..muhahaha. IF that's cheating then I'd have a princess crown as a weapon cause I will rule under the sea and have authority and superpowers of all sea life.

  • Zoraida Cordova, Staff Reviewer
    Zoraida Cordova, Staff Reviewer Wednesday, 04 June 2014

    Body parts as weapons are extremely useful. Crowns are just a bonus ;)

  • Danielle McCarthy
    Danielle McCarthy Tuesday, 03 June 2014

    A trident. What real mermaid (or dude) doesn't have a trident around.

  • Cassandra Askelson
    Cassandra Askelson Tuesday, 03 June 2014

    If I was a mermaid and had to have a weapon it would have to be a scepter. Its good and blunt and can to a lot of damage it it hits someone just right.

  • Zoraida Cordova, Staff Reviewer
    Zoraida Cordova, Staff Reviewer Wednesday, 04 June 2014

    Definitely!

  • milena
    milena Tuesday, 03 June 2014

    I would carry a bunch of those fish that get swollen into round balls and are very poisonous!

  • Delia Chavez
    Delia Chavez Tuesday, 03 June 2014

    Mine would be a Trident!

  • Guest
    Darlene Thursday, 05 June 2014

    The power lies within King Neptune's trident and all the adventure fantasy his trident supersede all:), go trident!!!

  • Guest
    Bethany Friday, 06 June 2014

    If I were a mermaid, I would have gorgeous flowing hair that I could turn into tentacles when I sensed a threat.

  • L
    L Saturday, 07 June 2014

    shell

  • Guest
    Morgan Tuesday, 10 June 2014

    I would use a trident and I would hope for really long nails and sharp fins that I could use in hand to hand combat!

  • Guest
    Colleen Sunday, 15 June 2014

    Mine would definately be the trident. It can do more harm than without a weapon.

  • Stephanie Tigre
    Stephanie Tigre Monday, 16 June 2014

    a spear

  • Jennifer Lancaster
    Jennifer Lancaster Wednesday, 18 June 2014

    I don't know. Maybe shells shaped like throwing stars that the tips are covered in poison.

  • sarit
    sarit Monday, 23 June 2014

    Manipulation of water

  • Abigail Stewart
    Abigail Stewart Tuesday, 24 June 2014

    I would want a trident it would have magical abilities and if those failed i could always impale people.

  • Anairis Interiano
    Anairis Interiano Wednesday, 25 June 2014

    A Trident... Duh :)

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