Friday, November 14, 2014

Tears of the Sea RELEASE party and Giveaway!!

Hi Everyone!
I'm excited to announce the release of my new book, Tears of the Sea.  In honor of its release, I'm giving away a mermaid gift basket which contains the following:

A mermaid exploding box hand made with love by Chaplain Debbie Mitchell. It's absolutely stunning! You have to see it to really appreciate it. You can use it just for decoration, but it also holds family photos

A Mermaid pendant with blue crystals

A mermaid/shell box jewelry holder

Sea Kind Ocean Breeze Body Lotion
Handmade bookmark by Amanda Rog!

Handmade Paper dolls of Savion and Perdita, along with several different outfits! (There are more not shown here)
Normal Dress

The dolls
Perdita as a mermaid

Perdita's wedding gown

These are hand made by Karen Martin!!!   Aren't they gorgeous?? 

A Stunning Mermaid Clipboard - Handmade by Johnette !! 

And Mermaid tear earrings!  

Have you ever seen such a great gift basket??

Please help me by spreading the word and enter below in the Rafflecoper form to win the gift basket!

Tears of the Sea is a story I've been trying to write for several years. This mermaid story is an allegory of the gospel, and God-willing, it is my hope that it opens the eyes of those still in darkness. If you know someone, especially a young person, who needs to hear about God's unconditional love, then you might consider ordering them a copy. There is no mention of God in the book, yet the message of the sacrificial gift of His Son in order to break the curse over His bride is clear.  

Please join me in praying that the words God gave me will reach many. 

Doomed by the evil warlock Forwin to wander the ancient seas as a mermaid for all eternity, Perdita longs for the release death would bring. Every ten years she has a chance to break the curse when she emerges from the sea fully human for one month. The catch? She must find a man willing to die for her. Yet, after three-hundred years, her failures have left her heartbroken and alone.

Savion Ryne wants nothing to do with beautiful women. It was one such woman whose betrayal sent him far away to battle Natas’ rebellion. He longs to return to his father’s kingdom in Nevaeh but must first complete an unknown mission.After Savion falls off his ship during a storm, he wakes on the shores of an island with visions of a dark haired mermaid tending his wounds. When a woman similar in appearance begs for his protection, he is suspicious.

Perdita has never met anyone as honorable as Savion. Even though he shuns her every advance, she falls for him. But as the end of her time on land approaches, she faces the hardest decision of all, save Savion and remain cursed for all eternity or break the curse and watch the man she loves die.

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A closeup of the Main Characters!

Perdita Mulier (means Lost Woman)

Though she looks no older than 20, Perdita is over 300 years old! Unfortunately, she's spent most of those years wandering the ancient seas as a mermaid. Yet, she wasn't always a mermaid. Born a human, the daughter of a poor farmer. Perdita soon grew into the most beautiful and desired woman in her village, in fact, in the entire kingdom. Although many young men vied for her hand, Perdita fell in love with Sir Ivan of Morehead, a Knight who promised to marry her and rescue her and her family from poverty.  But another man set his sights on Perdita, the evil warlock Forwin who refused to let her go. Laughing at Perdita's naive belief in true love, Forwin made a bargain with her to prove it doesn't exist, especially when it came to Sir Ivan. When Perdita loses the bargain and still refuses to marry Forwin, he curses her to wander the seas, half-human, half-fish, all alone for all eternity. The only thing that can break the curse is for Perdita to find true love, but after 300 years of trying, she no longer believes it even exists. Depressed and extremely lonely, Perdita longs for death.

Perdita is strong, kind-hearted, courageous, clever, and independent  But she is also  cynical, vain, impulsive and manipulative

Savion Ryne (means Savior King)  
Even though Savion's father, King Abbas, rules the Kingdom of Erden and Savion is a prince in line to the throne, he feels inadequate due to a mistake he made in the past.  He was taken in by a beautiful princess who stole his heart, but her immoral wanderings brought shame to the kingdom and his father. So his father sent him to the Ancient seas in Erden on a mission to save someone. He won’t tell Savion what or who he is to save, merely that he’ll know when he finds them. 

But the Ancient Seas in Erden is under attack by the traitor Natas, a wicked general who led a rebellion against King Abbas and who is trying to take over Erden for himself. Savion and his crew spend their time fighting off Natas and his Malum hoards and helping those trapped in their evil rule. 

Savion's father is the most honorable, decent, honest, wise man Savion has ever known. It is his desire to become like him so that Savion can someday take over the kingdom. More than anything he longs to complete his mission and go back to Nevaeh.

Savion is everything a hero should be: Noble, Kind, Caring, Honorable, Honest, Courageous and Moral. 

My friend and publishing assistant, Debbie Mitchell is also hosting a party on her blog with even MORE giveaways!!!   So when you are done here, please follow this link to her blog and check it out!!   Chappy's Blog

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  1. Thanks for a great giveaway! You are my favorite author and I can't wait for what's next :)

  2. Congrats on your new release!!!! It's a great story!

    Good luck to all of the entrants!!!! Make sure and drop by my blog for another chance to win a Mermaid package!!!

    Great prizes, MaryLu! Someone is going to be very happy when they win! Hugs!

  3. Congrats on the release of "Tears of the Sea"! Loved Perdita and Savion's story! A beautiful parallel of God's love for us. The gift basket is gorgeous! Thank you to all of the ladies that contributed to it! Hugs! :)

  4. Congratulations on your book release MaryLu! I don't read "fantasy" but loved Tears of The Sea.
    Great gifts.
    Blessings, Tina

  5. Fri Nov 14th,
    "Morning, MaryLu .... and gals."
    Congratulations on the the release party for "Tears of the Sea" !!! Story sounds truly wonderful, and so different.
    The gift basket is also amazing .... great job to all who participated in preparing it !
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Take care, and, God Bless, In Him, Brenda

  6. Congrats, MaryLu!! Love "Tears of the Sea" and all that it represents!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the beautiful gift basket, also thanks to the other ladies who contributed to it - some wonderful artists, craftswomen!! I wasn't able to earn the 8 extra entries as I don't do twitter, however, shared both your blog post and Chappy's on my Facebook page!!

    Thanks for your friendship and sharing of His beautiful Spirit living in you!!

    Prayers, love and hugs!!

    Shared post!!

  7. Thank you for the opportunity to win this basket of mermaid goodies! I shared the giveaway on Facebook, but it won't let me tag you. Here's the link as proof I shared:

  8. Wow talk about an AWESOME gift basket! I shared on a quite a bunch of social media sites! Congrats on this release MaryLu and I can't wait to read it! Love the picture of Savion!

  9. Hi Marylu! I'm wicked excited about Tears of the Sea and would love to enter for this awesome gift package but I don't twit or tweet or whatever that social media thing is! I Facebook and Pin only. Is there any way to enter this rafflecopter giveaway w/o opening a Twit account that I will NEVER use?
    Kristen Anissa
    kam110476 at gmail dot com

    1. So sorry Kristen! I didn't realize that option was mandatory.! I've changed it now... :-) Thanks for your excitement!

    2. Thanks for fixing that Marylu! I'm all entered, signed up, referrals sent, pinned and shared on fb! All I need now is to win! ;-)

  10. Lovely giveaway, thank you. And the cover is STUNNING! I hope you will reach many through your message.

  11. This book looks very interesting. I can't wait to read it. I didn't know you were releasing a new book until Bonnie Roof sent me on over here. Congratulations!

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  13. Hello again...I messed up on my comment so am trying this again (yeah, proof reading...need to practice that!). Anyway, we are MaryLu Tyndall fans over here and thanks to Bonnie Roof clueing us in, Megan (the lovely cutie who commented above) and I are looking forward to this release. Congratulations MaryLu! (And thanks Bonnie!)

  14. Lora Doncea referred me. Thank you, by the way... for writing such lovely books, and loving Jesus. It blesses hearts.

    Camilla Cruz

  15. Congrats on this new release! I have spread the word;) Happy Writing:)

  16. Thanks everyone so much!!!! I appreciate your kind comments and interest. Hugs!!!

  17. Camilla Cruz referred me :) I saw your book cover on Goodreads just a week or two ago, but had no idea it was a Christian fantasy! Eek! How exciting! And what an awesome giveaway :)