Surface

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Bound to the water bound to land, a Siren’s soul will never be safe on either side of the ocean’s surface. Hidden beneath the rolling waves lies the secret to Theia’s past and as she unveils each haunting truth, she realizes the last seventeen years of her life have been a lie. Now, drawn into a mysterious new world and with nowhere to turn, Theia must place her trust in Luc, a beautiful boy who stops her heart with each dazzling smile, but even his unearthly charm can’t hide the truth—he has secrets— dark secrets binding him to his world—an underwater world where Theia will never belong—a world determined to destroy her soul.

Note: Out of Print

 

Praise

“SURFACE is full of myths and mermaids and action!”

– Reading to the Stars and Back

“SURFACE takes us through a beautiful underwater world, with characters that each have a story to tell and being mixed with betrayals, scary mythical creatures and forbidden romance does make for one engrossing read and one that I thought was great. If you are a fan of mermaids, the myths behind them, romance and mystery, you can’t go wrong with SURFACE.”

-Books Live Forever

“This was a refreshing unique paranormal book, which I just adored. I look forward to more work from this author…I also love the cover, it’s just right, it really is. 5 out of 5 stars, I highly recommend this book. It will hook you right from the start.”

 – Michelle’s Paranormal Vault of Books

“Beginning with intense, mysterious scenes, SURFACE hooked from the start, but it was once I reached the middle that it reeled me in, and I couldn’t put the book down. There were so many twists, so many things that could happen. I didn’t know where each story thread would lead, and I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. Action-packed, to the ending … wow, it blew me out of the water.”

-The LUVN’NV

“SURFACE had me on the edge of my seat the entire time.  There were some twists and turns in this book that I was not expecting at all.  I was shocked at some of the things that happened in this book.  I love where the story is headed though so I can’t wait to see where Tiffany takes this story next.  SURFACE  is a great beginning to the start of a new fantastic series.  This is a book that I will definitely be rereading.  Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down.  The world-building just drew me in.  Some of the new things that Tiffany created were funny but very cool.  This book is a must read!!!!!  Great job Tiffany!!!!!”

– Ever and Ever Sight Blog

“Ms. Daune creates a magical underwater world that swept me by surprise and left me only wanting more.”

– Books with Bite

“SURFACE is the type of book that you can pick up and easily read in one sitting. It is fast paced and interesting and it was exactly what I needed right now. I can’t wait for the second book. There is so much I want to happen in it. I want to learn more about the main characters and about the world- including that mermaids gate! ”

-Book Briefs

“Tiffany Daune’s SURFACE was a fun and fantastical debut novel… Recommended for readers fourteen and older who enjoy fantasy and paranormal fiction, especially books with mermaids, sirens, or other creatures associated with water. ”

 – The Musings of Almybnenr

“I really enjoyed reading SURFACE by Tiffany Daune. I haven’t read a mermaid book before, but have a few on my TBR list. I found the writing style to be fantastic and so easy to read that the pages turned by themselves. The beginning was extremely intriguing and held me captive until the end. I am definitely a new fan of Ms Daune’s and can’t wait for her next book, LANDLOCKED in June 2013… There is so much to this book and it has everything you need for a fantastic series; intrigue galore, betrayal, love, secrets, hot boys, fun and mythical creatures…This book was a great introduction to the series and the world of the Artagasians; with such a unique mermaid tale, you can’t go wrong.”

 – Turner’s Antics

“The beginning of SURFACE was intense; grab the edge of your seat introduction to a wonderfully written fantasy… Overall I liked being able to immerse myself in a different setting than the vampire, werewolves and fae worlds I’ve been stuck in. There is such a great concept behind the rules of the mythical beings on the land and in the water, it all started because of one incident long ago (which I won’t spoil). There are so many secrets that I just didn’t know what was going to pop up next. The ending leaves the reader at a perfect point to continue with the next installment, I’m curious as to what Theia will do now after the choice that has been forced on her by the Artagasians. If you love myths, mermaids, suspense and of course romance, you want to add this to your wish list a.s.a.p.”

Seeing Night Review

“The terminology and background in SURFACE is magnificent. There are so many terms and so much history to learn to this world and I found this was the best part of the novel. It is so original.”

Reader in Wonderland

“I loved every second of SURFACE. I read way to fast. I didn’t want it to end. I will be picking up more books  by Tiffany Daune.”

– Nikki’s Book Blog

“I have to say, I don’t read many books on sirens but when I do, I am rarely disappointed. This book  was no exception to the fact…If you aren’t a mermaid fan, I recommend you read this (SURFACE) because you may just change your opinion on the mermaid mythology. I’m surprised this genre hasn’t blown up yet!”

Manhattan Reader

“There is quite a bit of romance in this book which I loved. Theia and Luc have an intensity to them and their feelings for each other developed at a cracking speed. But Luc is seriously so sweet and loving and protective it’s no wonder that Theia fell hard and fast… I’m not sure if SURFACE will be a part of a series of books, but I really hope that there is at least a sequel. I would love to know what the future holds for the characters. And also have the opportunity to read more from Tiffany Daune.”

YA Book Addict

“Wow…SURFACE was an incredibly inventive story! It managed to completely change and redefine what both Sirens and Mermaids are…and described a completely different and mysterious species that I had never heard before! The mythology in the story was extremely well defined and was incredibly descriptive, which was even more impressive because it was a relatively short book. It was also very faced paced and addictive!:)”

– Burning Impossibly Bright

“I found SURFACE to be an intriguing story. I enjoyed the concept of the Artagasians it’s interesting to see a new take on underwater beings and mermaids alike. I think the way the author captures the mermaids is unique it feels real. The way the story flows along is smooth and for me I had a hard time putting SURFACE down I wanted to know what would happen next. ..I would love about the Artagasians and Sirens, the author gives hints at future book but I’m not sure. I also like that Surface is a clean story that younger teens as well as adults will enjoy getting caught up in the underwater world.”

The Reading Diaries

“The story was wonderful and it really is a must read for me.  I love the cover.  It really pulls you in and makes you want to read this book without giving too much of the story away.  I loved the mythology and all the different story lines that were going on within the book.  (Don’t worry it’s not confusing) This was a great stand alone or an even better series. If you haven’t read this book you really should. The author did a wonderful job creating an entirely new world with creatures you have never heard of and Surface will leave you breathless!”

-The Witchy Contessa

“Looking for action, adventure, romance?  SURFACE has a little bit of it all.  I would have loved to stay beneath the sea longer to learn more about the Artagasians, but look forward to seeing more when LANDLOCKED comes out this summer.  The concept of Sirens and the abilities coursing through their blood was innovative; I haven’t seen this before in mermaid lore, and you know I’ve read a lot of these books.  The Artagasians also have unique abilities I haven’t encountered previously, and the fact that they have legs and not fins reminds me of FATHOMLESS by Jackson Pearce.  I would love to learn more about this in the future as well.  Artagasians are separated from mermaids in SURFACE, and the mermaids are more like unintelligent animals, at least in the glimpse we’ve currently seen of them.  They’re vicious and brutal, which is how I genuinely feel that wild mermaids would actually be.  They remind me more of the deepsmen from IN GREAT WATERS by Kit Whitfield or the larva from Sara Porter’s Lost Voices trilogy (LOST VOICESWAKING STORMS).  They are darker, scarier, and I hope to see them again in more details come LANDLOCKED.”

-The Backwards Story

“The plot was engaging with its romance, danger, betrayals, and twists. It kept my interest from the beginning, and I’m curious to find out what happens next.”

-What’s Beyond Forks

“I am so excited to see if this story is going to have a sequel. It was so good! If it is a stand alone, I can live with how it ended, but I would love to see these characters again and have a much more concrete ending!”

– Ladybug Storytime