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Monday, May 9, 2011

Tempest Releases Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe that Tempest Rising will finally be on the shelves.  It seems so long ago that I decided I wanted to write a YA about mermaids (October 2009) and yet it's finally time, nineteen months after I originally conceived of the concept.  It gives me shivers :)

So far, the reviews coming in are really good.  Here are a few links, in case you want to check them out:

'Tempest Rising is an unpredictable and magical tale about sea creatures and destiny that entranced me. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this book and was really sad when I finally closed the novel." --IB Book Blogging

"Romance and adventure abound in this mermaid tale that’s a fin above the rest. "  --All Things Urban Fantasy

"Tempest Rising was a thrilling, exotic, and romantic read with many twists and turns ... I'm beginning to think that the thrill of the water is more appealing than an eternity of night..." --Allykatzz
"TEMPEST RISING, by Tracy Deebs, is a wonderfully crafted 'coming of age' story about a girl who needs to decide between the life she has always known or another life under the deep blue sea.  I absolutely loved this book."   --Sit Here and Read

“Among the recent spate of mermaid books this easily stands as the darkest ... an exciting  story ... which many young readers will love.” – Kirkus Reviews

And remember, if you're planning to buy Tempest Rising, remember that you have until Wednesday to show me proof of purchase to be entered for a $75 gift card to the online bookstore of your choice  :)

Have a great week!


  1. I'm so excited and thrilled for you on this new release! My copy is on the way!!! :)

  2. Wow congrats!!!
    i'm currently reading it. i know it comes out tomorrow but i know a blogger and she gave me the ARC. its great so far.
    i hope you come to San Jose, CA for a book signing :D
    PS i'm really hoping for a sequel even though i'm not finished yet lol

  3. Thanks, Blanche :) I finally got my author copies and have to admit I spent about fifteen minutes just looking at them yesterday. So excited.

  4. Cloudnrain, I'm so glad you're liking Tempest Rising :) I'm thinking of coming to CA for a few booksignings-- if I do, I'll let you know ;)

  5. I got my copy today! I actually left the mall where we were shopping and went out to the car and started reading. I'm almost halfway through it! Love it so much! The wait was definitely worth it!