Interview, Free Book, and Giveaway with Adrianna Stepiano

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Adrianna Stepiano is the author of the new series MEMOIR OF A MERMAID.  The first book in the series is entitled, WHEN, AT LAST, HE FOUND ME.

Keep reading to receive a FREE ebook copy of the first book in Adrianna's series and enter to win a paperback copy!

Following a summer of unexpected struggles and rampant changes to her career, lifestyle, and social circle; Adrianna Stepiano craved a creative escape. A graphic artist by trade, she found herself uninspired and lacking imagination. As an avid reader, she found solace in fiction but desired more.

For several years the idea of a merfolk based story swam around in her head; inspired by family vacations to coastal states and a life spent on the shores of the magnificent Great Lakes. Finally in 2009, a prayer brought Joseph and Seraphin to life by way of the written word.

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An interview with 
Adrianna Stepiano

What can you tell us about your MEMOIR OF A MERMAID series?

The MEMOIR OF A MERMAID series is the first person account of Seraphin Shedd. As the title suggests, this is her memoir and she's a mermaid. Pretty straight forward, right? Not quite. This is not your ordinary, magical mermaid series. And Seraphin is not your giddy, love struck mer-girl.

How many books do you anticipate being in the overall series?

The series just launched with Book #1, WHEN, AT LAST, HE FOUND ME. There are (and I mean that they exist on my computer) four books in the series. Book #2 is scheduled to be released in January 2013.

How did you go about world-building and creating your mer-world?

What's unique about this merfolk series is that there is no reference to underground magical kingdoms, because they do not exist in Seraphin's world. And they do not exist in our world. I didn't want this book to be a fairy tale, I wanted it to be as true to our reality as possible. Merfolk live next door to us, they hide in underground caverns, not underwater palaces. At times, the life of a mermaid can be considered shameful as they are mutants, not humans.

Ariel gave up her voice to become a human. What would you give up if offered the opportunity to be a mermaid?

I'm not sure I'd want to be a mermaid, and neither is Seraphin. She feels like she has to give up her life to be this "thing" and in Book #1, the reader will sympathize with her. At times, this book is very exciting, but it is no Disney Princess story.

If you could be a mermaid for a day, what would you do?

Swim! Is that too obvious? I'd also finally get some use out of my seashell bra!

Thank you so much, Adrianna!  MEMOIR OF A MERMAID definitely sounds like a different take on mermaids and will be interesting to read!

O F F I C I A L   I N F O:
Author: Adrianna Stepiano
Release Date: Out Jan. 29, 2012
Publisher: Adrianna Stepiano

Seraphin Shedd can’t seem to escape the murky vision of her father’s death. She’s always felt like his death was a result of her defiant actions. When she meets Joseph Merrick, the nephew of her beloved teacher, her life begins to unravel. When Joseph opens her eyes to the impossible, her trust begins to waver. Is his interest in her purely for personal gain or will he prove to be a loyal friend? Follow along as Seraphin uncovers her true identity as well as discovers the evil surrounding her father’s death.

If you love mermaids, this is the young adult fantasy novel for you. See the raging sea through Seraphin’s eyes and struggle to make sense of the impossible. This isn’t an ordinary mermaid story, the mystery is as deep as the ocean. You’ll find intrigue and romance, as well as a dash of humor and action.
Adrianna Stepiano is graciously giving away an ebook copy of WHEN, AT LAST, HE FOUND ME, the first book in her MEMOIR OF A MERMAID series to fifty mermaid fans!  You can have it instantly, nothing required!

Visit Smashwords and add the book to your cart via this link.  Once the book is in the cart, enter Coupon Code YX22A to receive the book for FREE!  You can download it in the e-format of your choice, so whether you're using a Kindle, a nook, a smart phone, or something else to read, you'll have the format you need to dive into MEMOIR OF A MERMAID!  This coupon will expire once fifty copies have been downloaded or on August 8, 2012, whichever comes first!
Derrolyn is also generously giving away a paperback copy of MEMOIR OF A MERMAID to TEN lucky readers!

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Must be at least 13 years of age and living in the US/CA.


  1. I'm really enjoying Splash into Summer. I'm a big fan of mermaids and I love all the different posts. Thank you!

    1. I'm so glad, Molly. Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying everything!


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