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How to be a Mermaid: A Falling in Deep Collection Novella (The Cotton Candy Quintet Book 1) by [Hayes, Erin]
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About the Author

Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books, like the fantasy mystery novel Death is but a Dream, the sci-fi middle grade book Jacob Smith is Incredibly Average, and the Her Wolf paranormal series. She works as an advertising copywriter during the day, and she moonlights as an author. She has lived in New Zealand, Texas, and now in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia. You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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  • File Size: 4173 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: July 7, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B010IB0LFO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,259 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book is a sweet mature teen/YA about finding out who you truly are, being comfortable in your own skin/fin, falling in love, and living a life with purpose. Author Erin Hayes has written a story that pulls you in from the beginning and keeps you interested in the end. I would be interested to see more from Tara and Finn and hope that a follow-up book occurs. If you’re looking for a new book boyfriend look no further than Finn! He’s heroic, protective yet not overbearing. PS you’ll love the dolphins! Skater Dude meets Sulfer Dude LOL

***** 5 of 5 stars *****

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Erin Hayes has proven herself to be a completely versatile author, writing anything from middle grade novels, through adult horror and romance. How to be a Mermaid was a completely clean read, perfect for teens and even tweens. My adult self was wishing it was a little less PG, while my kid self kept expecting a singing crab to break into a fully choreographed musical number. It's a very interesting balance.

I absolutely love the concept of professional mermaids. I could never do it, personally. Having my legs squeezed into that fin and breathing through a hose doesn't sound even remotely appealing. That just makes the whole story just that much more incredible! It's a whole world I know very little about, and I was excited to learn more. I hope to see some mermaids in person one day!

If you were a fan of The Little Mermaid growing up (or hey, if you're still a fan... no judging) then this will be a nice reminder for you. There are quite a few similarities between the book and Disney movie, and also some really unique differences. The sea witch isn't quite so evil as Ursula, and I have a feeling that she has a very interesting back story, which I would love to hear. There will be a spin off novella with the upcoming Witching Hour Collection. I'm really curious to see if that story will touch back with these characters.
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This one has been on my Kindle since it came out last summer as part of the Falling in Deep collection of novellas. As a mermaid author and fan myself, I checked out the plot synopses of the fifteen stories in the collection, and this is the one I believed I’d enjoyed the most. And it’s also the one that shows up earliest on the also-bought list on my book’s page. The main character is just out of high school, so the book could be closer to the YA style of fiction I write and enjoy. And the main character is transformed into a mermaid, and that plot device and fish-out-of-water (or fish-in-the-water?) element is one I really like.

Tara Porter has deferred college for a year to work as an aquarium/water-park mermaid performer, complete with a form-fitting swimmable silicone tail. She and her troupe—employed by the gruff but gentle ex-commercial-fisherman “Neptune”—are touring various aquariums, and the story begins during their stop in Houston. She’s doing a meet-and-greet with aquarium visitors, mostly young kids asking the cute kind of questions young kids ask, and then she and her troupe perform with some dolphins.

All her life, Tara wanted to be a mermaid. Her father, who has sadly passed away, encouraged such flights of fancy. Her mother, not so much; she’s not thrilled by Tara’s decisions to study marine biology and not to start doing so until after a full year off. So Tara gets to act out her dream in the mermaid show until an accident renders her unconscious in the ocean where she meets a pair of real mermaids! One is the hunky merman Finn (insta-attraction doesn’t bother me as much as other readers); the other is the eccentric but kind sea-witch Nereia, who does something magical.

Tara is gradually turning into a mermaid.
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Sweet, fantasy story that was magical and made me wish I could be a mermaid to swim with Ponce and Finn. This is a new author to me. I love her covers; they're unique and eye catching. I look forward to reading more from her. 4 Stars!
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Tara has always wanted to be a mermaid, she's always felt a pull to the sea. So when she graduates high school she sets off to be a professional mermaid for a year. She and a group of other mermaids tour the country dazzling fans with their underwater tricks and twirls. One night Tara meets Finn, a real live merman. This chance meeting sets a series of events into play that is fun to watch unfold.
How to be a Mermaid is Erin Hayes bet book yet. I'll admit I'm a little obsessed with Tara and Finn. Tara is a realistic new young adult. She's discovering herself and her place in the world like everyone does at that age. Finn is just swoon worthy. The world building, and underwater adventures in this book are just awesome!!! I love the quirkiness of it.
Seriously if you're looking for a fun, quick read that keeps you turning pages then pick up How to be Mermaid. I enjoyed it a lot!
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Tara wants to be a mermaid. There the story takes on the girls who perform in aquariums across the globe as mermaids. Tara discovers she can here a baby dolphin speak. She discovers a man creeping into the dolphins aquarium and panics. She falls and is taken to a cave under the ocean. A witch changes her into a merwalker. She gets gills and eventually a tail. In the end all is saved and her relationship with Finn is in the works. I would like to read more.
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