The Princess and the Sea (“Surrogate Sea” Bookmark Giveaway)

Two weeks* ‘til the launch of “The Surrogate Sea (Book Six of The Wilderhark Tales)”!

*(Though, WHEE! The Kindle e-book is available for pre-order NOW!)

Also known as, a perfect day to show off a little Wilderhark swag and a quickie peek at a related snippet from the book. ;D Brought to you by the talented hand of Wilderhark Artist Yana Naumova, here are (left to right) Muirigan, daughter of wind and water, and Princess Liliavaine of Denebdeor!

Lily and Muirigan, art gallery size

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Muirigan shook her head sorrowfully. I cannot survive beyond the reach of my greater self.

I cannot leave.

Unless… Muirigan turned to Liliavaine, her eyes alight with some new hope.

“Unless what?”

Unless I were not the Great Sea, she wrote.

Unless someone else were the Sea.

Someone like you.

“Me?” The human princess gaped. “But that’s absurd. One does not simply wake up one morning and decide to become the sea!”

True, Muirigan agreed.

But the Sea can decide to pass her greater self onto another.

That is how I became the Great Sea, and how Mother became the Great Sea before me.

Everything must die, but there must always be a Sea.

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“The Surrogate Sea” in its entirety launches Tuesday, March 24. In the meantime, who’d like to win a bookmark with the portrait of Muirigan and Liliavaine shown here? There are two ways to enter the giveaway:

1) Pre-order your Kindle e-copy of “The Surrogate Sea” and comment here with the word, “Pre-ordered!”

2) Add “The Surrogate Sea” to your Goodreads shelf and comment here with the word, “Added!”

And/or 3) Comment here with your answer to the question, “If you could wake up as anyone different, just for a day or three, who would you choose and why?”

One winner will be selected at random and contacted over the weekend. Best of luck to all entrants!

Book Banner, Surrogate Sea

The Sea’s storm brought them together, and the Sea’s rules will keep them apart, unless the mute but melodious Muirigan can find another to take her place, freeing her to pursue the human man she loves. But when her plan collides with the schemes of the sly South Wind, a princess’s agenda to look for love in all the most fantastic places, and a prince whose head and heart have been long years at war, the result is a tragedy of errors from which the world might never recover.

The Surrogate Sea (Book Six of The Wilderhark Tales)

“Seriously. These books just keep getting better and better! Danielle Shipley has…written a book that totally tugged at my heartstrings and made me love her characters more and more!” – early praise from reader Emerald Barnes

16 thoughts on “The Princess and the Sea (“Surrogate Sea” Bookmark Giveaway)

  1. Geez, I’m not sure…I’d like to wake up as someone famous like maybe J.K. Rowling or Dan Brown? lol Also I’m loving these portrayals of the young royals!

    • A taste of fame could be quite the experience. ^^ And aye, I’m pleased as all get-out to have such lovely portraits of the Wyle children. ❤ HUGE shout-out to Yana.

  2. Ooh, waking up as someone else? Hmm, maybe Idina Mendzel. I’d love to see what it’s like to have a voice like that.

  3. I added it. 🙂

    If I could wake up as anyone for a few days, I’d probably choose Chris Hemsworth’s wife! haha Just kidding.

    I’m not really sure. I think it would be fun to be someone famous, just to see what it’s like.

  4. If I could wake up as someone else for a day…or three. Huh. You know, I’ve got to be honest. I’d like to wake up as my cat. Can you imagine that? Between one and three days of being able to just chill out all. day. long. And assuming I can still read, I could spend those days doing nothing but reading! Granted that the rest of my family isn’t watching. …Yeah, there could be bigger things I could do, but this works for me.
    (On the wife-of-a-celebrity standpoint, I would love to wake up as Hugh Dancy’s wife.)

  5. Mmmn, that’s a tough choice. I’d like to wake up as an extreme sports expert. I don’t much care which one, so long as they’re very good at something very exciting; I’d like to see what it was like to wear a body capable of pushing to the very edge of human limitations…

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