Surface by Tiffany Daune Publication: February, 2013 Genre: YA Paranormal
Synopsis: 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.
Here's what Tiffany had to tell Writing Belle about the research and inspiration that went into writing her novel!
know when someone reads you a story as a child and it sticks with you forever?Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid was that story for
me. I love the original and I adore the
Disney version. But, it wasn`t until I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides did I find my mermaid
like to do my research on the fly. I will start with a concept, write like mad,
and leave pockets open for where I need to go back and get more details. Like
in the conversation between Luc and Theia when he explains why humans and
Artagasians no longer coexist. I tweaked the history I remembered from school
(not much) and then I went to good old Google to make sure I`m not steering too
far from the facts. I also did quite a bit of research on mermaid folklore,
which was probably more just to feed my mermaid obsession.
Tiffany Daune doesn't get why people want to grow up or why anyone would ever stop eating candy. Her purse is filled with books, lip gloss and a few pieces of Lego bricks. She writes best with a dish of chocolate chips on hand and finds licorice makes a better straw than plastic.
She lives on an island and believes mermaids may be raiding her candy stash, thoughshe hasn't caught them, yet.
Surface is her first novel and pairs well with gummy sharks.