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★ GIVEAWAY: Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings! (US/Canada)
2 copies with signed bookplates! ends December 21st!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Giveaway: Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

To make up for my absence in the past weeks (which I hereby blame on University exam season) here is another hosted giveaway for you guys, and another one hopefully coming next week!

Another Canada-based author this time too! I'm a sucker for unconventional protagonists and mythical creatures, Awkward Parental Situations, and of course a little mystery. How does a mermaid drown?

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings
by Hélène Boudreau
published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Summary from publisher
Fourteen-year-old Jade feels like a freak-of-nature when she finally gets her first period while trying on an XL tankini at the mall. It gets worse when she runs into handsome Luke Martin in the feminine products aisle while her dad Googles ‘menstruation’ on his phone.
But "freak-of-nature" takes on a whole new meaning when raging hormones bring on another metamorphosis—complete with scales and a tail. When Jade learns she’s inherited her mermaid tendencies from her late mother, it raises the question: if Mom was a mermaid, how did she drown?

About the Author
Hélène Boudreau writes fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults from her home in Ontario. Her debut middle grade novel, Acadian Star, was released last fall and was recently nominated for the 2009/2010 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award.
Visit her online at

Special Offer!
Anyone who purchases a copy of Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings as a gift (either for themselves or someone else!) can email proof of purchase and an address to Hélène and she will send you a signed bookplate for the holidays!

Available at: ; ; BookDepository ; IndieBound

I have TWO (2) copies of the book to give away with signed bookplates! Open to US/Canada addresses only.

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  • This contest is open to US/Canada residents 13 years or older. Prizes will be sent by the publisher.
  • Contest will close on December 21st at 11:59PM EST.
  • Winners will be chosen with and must send me their mailing addresses within 48 hours or I will pick another winner.
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Marie said...

Great giveaway!