Release Day for “Stealing the Wind” and Contest!

StealingTheWindFSToday is release day for Stealing the Wind!  I’m so excited for you all to meet Taren Laxley and Ian Dunaidh, as well as the other characters who inhabit the complex universe of the Mermen of Ea.  I’ll be blogging over the next month about the series in various places and topping it all off with a Facebook chat on the Dreamspinner Press page with special contests, excerpts, and fun discussions.  Comment on this or any other of my posts until Sunday, September 8th, and you’ll be entered to win one of several prizes including:  a Stealing the Wind t-shirt, a Stealing the Wind ceramic mug, an ebook of your choice of my Dreamspinner Press releases (not including Stealing the Wind).

Want to enter the giveaway contest?  Just comment below.  Want to read more about Stealing the Wind?  Here’s the blurb and the links where you can purchase the book in ebook or paperback formats! -Shira

Stealing the Wind, by Shira Anthony

Mermen of Ea: Book One

Taren Laxley has never known anything but life as a slave. When a lusty pirate kidnaps him and holds him prisoner on his ship, Taren embraces the chance to realize his dream of a seagoing life. Not only does the pirate captain offer him freedom in exchange for three years of labor and sexual servitude, but the pleasures Taren finds when he joins the captain and first mate in bed far surpass his greatest fantasies.

Then, during a storm, Taren dives overboard to save another sailor and is lost at sea. He’s rescued by Ian Dunaidh, the enigmatic and seemingly ageless captain of a rival ship, the Phantom, and Taren feels an overwhelming attraction to Ian that Ian appears to share. Soon Taren learns a secret that will change his life forever: Ian and his people are Ea, shape-shifting merfolk… and Taren is one of them too. Bound to each other by a fierce passion neither can explain or deny, Taren and Ian are soon embroiled in a war and forced to fight for a future—not only for themselves but for all their kind.

Dreamspinner Press:


Amazon: Link to come!  (It takes a bit longer to get the book posted on Amazon)




  1. Susan - Reply

    As much as I’ve loved the Blue Notes series, fantasy is still my favorite genre. I’m happy you are now writing a fantasy series!

  2. Andrew Q. Gordon - Reply

    Not saying Blue Notes wasn’t isn’t my thing, but this is way more my ‘thing’. It is not in my Nook on my list to read – be patient, I’m WAYYYYYY behind lately – darn kid – errr, never mind, I’ll take being a bit behind to keep her. 😛

    Best of luck, Shira! Here’s hoping this is an even bigger success than Blue Notes [Yeah I know, that’s a bit of pressure, but you can handle it, I’m confident. 😀 ]


  3. Andrew Q. Gordon - Reply

    Okay, so I hit send too soon – it is NOW on my Nook – sorry – sound like i meant to say it’s not, but it is – if you need proof I can show you – 😉

  4. Sara - Reply

    Congrats on the release, I look forward to this one! I’d love to enter the contest, I still don’t own the last of the Blue Notes series and a free copy would be most excellent!!!

  5. Stephanie - Reply

    I’m so excited I found this book and website! Are you still doing a giveaway?

    • shira - Reply

      Yes. I’m giving away a couple of different prizes:a Stealing the Wind t-shirt, a Stealing the Wind ceramic mug, an ebook of your choice of my Dreamspinner Press releases (not including Stealing the Wind). The giveaway ends on September 8th at midnight! I’ve got you entered, Stephanie. -Shira

  6. Carolyn - Reply

    I am trying to think if I’ve ever read any mer-people books at all, in any genre. No, i don’t think that I have, but this sounds really great, Shira. There’s gotta be a first time for everything! 😉 Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

    • shira - Reply

      It’s definitely my first time to write mermen! And my first fantasy novel (and series). So lots of firsts! -Shira

  7. Trix - Reply

    It’ll be good to read a full-length book about mermen; I don’t think I’ve seen one!

    • shira - Reply

      There are a few, I think, although I haven’t read them. I hope you enjoy it! -Shira

  8. Kyle - Reply

    Stumbled on the cover while browsing Google images (no need to say what I was googling) and had to find the book. I read it quickly and I enjoyed all of it! Thanks for a good read 😀

    • shira - Reply

      Thanks, Kyle! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. XD I’ve got you entered in the drawings! -Shira

  9. Fay - Reply

    Good afternoon! I just saw your book on FB and I can’t wait to read it! I really enjoyed the Blue Note series. Thanks!

  10. C M Ellis - Reply

    Thought I would come over from FB and comment, although I probably can’t win anything because I am in the UK. Still just thought after enjoying Stealing The Wind so much, as they are such a change from all the furry shifters, it wouldn’t hurt to reiterate how much I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

    • shira - Reply

      Clancy, if you win I’m sure we can find something electronic to substitute! Thanks for coming by and for the feedback – it really means a lot to hear it. You’d be surprised and how much writers appreciate hearing from readers. *grins* -Shira

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