Cover reveal: Into the Wind (Mermen of Ea #2)

IntoWindCheck out the amazing cover of Into the Wind by cover artist Anne Cain!  I think it’s stunning. Even better? You can now pre-order your very own copy of the book Dreamspinner Press by clicking here:

Don’t forget that I’m still running a pre-release giveaway.  Up for grabs?  Winner’s choice of a cool, nautical leather wrap watch, or a signed paperback copy of Stealing the Wind, the first book in the Mermen of Ea Series. US readers only for this one, please.  I promise I’ll have some goodies for non-US readers in upcoming giveaways, though.

How do you enter? Leave a comment on this blog post Nautical watchand tell me what you like best about the ocean (feel free to let your imaginations run wild!).  I’ll choose a winner on May 4th from all the entries here.

Into the Wind is the direct sequel to Stealing the Wind, and takes up the story of Ian Dunaidh and Taren Laxley, shape-shifting mermen (Ea).  There are a few surprises in this book I hope you’ll enjoy, and the book starts off with a bang (literally), as the Phantom is attacked on her way to Stealing the Wind Cover - FINALthe Gateway Islands, where the crew hoped to locate the cruel pirate, Odhrán.

Here’s the blurb: Since learning of his merman shifter heritage, Taren has begun building a life with Ian Dunaidh among the mainland Ea. But memories of his past life still haunt him, and as the threat of war with the hostile island merfolk looms ever closer, Taren fears he will lose Ian the same way he lost his beloved centuries before. Together they sail to the Gateway Islands in search of the fabled rune stone—a weapon of great power the Ea believe will protect them—and Odhrán, the pirate rumored to possess it.

After humans attack the Phantom, Taren finds himself washed up on an island, faced with a mysterious boy named Brynn who promises to lead him to Odhrán. But Taren isn’t sure if he can trust Brynn, and Odhrán is rumored to enslave Ea to protect his stronghold. Taren will have to put his life on the line to find his way back to Ian and attempt to recover the stone. Even if he does find it, his troubles are far from over: he and Ian are being stalked by an enemy who wants them dead at all costs.

Want to read an excerpt from Chapter One? Click here. So go snag yourself a copy at Dreamspinner Press and don’t forget to enter the pre-release drawing by commenting on this post! -Shira


  1. Meghean M - Reply

    I love the depth of the Ocean. There are so many possibilities it holds, including the existence of creatures of which we’ve never dreamed and, of course, mermaids/mermen!

    • shira - Reply

      Thanks Meghean! When I’m on the water on our boat, I often imagine mermen swimming by…. We do have dolphins, though!

  2. Sarah_Madison - Reply

    Oh my, that watch is truly lovely! Where did you come across that? 🙂 I’m very excited about this sequel to Stealing the Wind–can’t wait to read it!

    • shira - Reply

      I found the watch on – my favorite shopping website. I sound like an ad for them, I like them so much! *snerks*

  3. TracyG. - Reply

    I love the sea, I love too watch it smash against the rocks. Wild and free with lots of hidden surprises inside. It leaves beautiful shells and pebbles accross the sandy bed.
    The Watch is beautiful 🙂
    geetracy1170 (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Manda - Reply

      *My favorite thing about the ocean is a soothing sound it makes. It’s a noise I can always fall asleep to peacefully.

  4. Wendy H - Reply

    I love that the ocean is so vast that most of it is unexplored. Who knows what is really out there, I don’t think anyone really does, so I guess its the magical beauty of it all that just leaves me breathless, Thanks so much for the chance to enter!

  5. JenCW - Reply

    The smell of salt water, the beauty of the varying beaches, the never ending variety of sea creatures. There is so much to love about the sea.

    jczlapin (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Allison - Reply

    I love the sense of power and calm that the ocean leaves me with. I feel small and insignificant but in the best way possible, if that makes sense.

  7. Paisley - Reply

    First I wanted to say what an amazing story Stealing the Wind is – it really rocked my world!

    I think my favorite thing about the ocean is the fact that it is so mysterious. Do we really know what’s going on down there? Considering the oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and 97% of the Earth’s water that is a pretty damn big mystery.

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