How To Be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes

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How to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes 
(Falling in Deep Collection, #10) 
Publication date: July 7th 2015 
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


All Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid.

So she takes a year off between high school and college to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional mermaid troupe.

Everything’s great until she meets a gorgeous real-life merman named Finn. Suddenly, what she thought was a dream turns out to be a nightmare — she’s turning into a mermaid herself. For real.

Yet when she returns to the sea to seek out Finn and reverse her transformation, she finds herself in the middle of an impending war between the land and sea. Tara may have always wanted to be a mermaid, but now it’s sink or swim. In order to survive, she has to learn how to be one, too.


Summer 2015, award-winning, and best-selling authors will bring you romantic tales of mermaids, sirens, sprites, and other creatures of the deep! Keep in touch as we reveal each title in our collection!



  Women near sea

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Young beautiful couple in each other's arms on a dark background



Erin hayes

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 and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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Enter to win a huge mermaid prize pack!

Open worldwide, ends 7/15

A mermaid care package to help you be the best mermaid:

A signed copy of How to be a Mermaid

Tara’s necklace

Two Mermaid Mix soaks

A mermaid mirror compact

Six starfish hairpins

A mermaid wallet

Mermaid perfume

Mermaid Tail Nail Polish

A mermaid makeup bag

Four Little Mermaid Buttons

And one mermaid handbag to carry all your dinglehoppers


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  1. 33
    • Lily Kwan on July 15, 2015 at 10:25 pm
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    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  2. 32
    • tina reynolds on July 15, 2015 at 7:40 pm
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    my tweet copy and pasted the wrong thing above will not let me edit

  3. 31
    • Robin Abrams on July 15, 2015 at 7:07 pm
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    I love mermaids. this is a real cute package

  4. 30
    • Becky Moore on July 15, 2015 at 10:13 am
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    I think my daughter (who doesn’t read) will read this she loves her some mermaids

  5. 29
    • Briana on July 13, 2015 at 5:27 pm
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    I love this! Thank you for the giveaway. Can’t wait to read the book.

  6. 28
    • Kimberley Thomas on July 13, 2015 at 2:04 pm
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    With the “Real Mermaids” documentary that aired on tv and the Mermaid School bringing interest to the folklore of Mermaids I would love to read your book ! And thanks for the chance to win the contest too 🙂

  7. 27

    Oh my gosh!! I LOVE Ariel and would love this prize pack! The book sounds interesting as well.

  8. 26
    • Piper on July 12, 2015 at 3:17 am
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    I have always loved mermaids, so this sounds perfect for me. Can’t wait to read it.

  9. 25
    • Priscilla S. on July 11, 2015 at 10:54 pm
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    I love all things mermaid. This sounds like a great read and what a fun prize pack!

  10. 24
    • Michelle C on July 11, 2015 at 10:10 pm
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    This looks like a fascinating book!

  11. 23
    • Karen Drake on July 11, 2015 at 2:15 pm
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    My granddaughter loves Mermaids, I hope I win this prize package for her.

  12. 22
    • amber broussard on July 11, 2015 at 10:58 am
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    I love mermaids, especially when I was a little girl I am so very intrested in the mermaid perfume

  13. 21

    I like Mermaids. I just finished watching all of Mako Mermaids. I know it’s for kids but….I love mermaids. 😉

  14. 20

    Thanks for being a part of the blitz, and good luck on the giveaway everyone! I hope you have fun with these mermaids as much as I have!

    xxErin Hayes

  15. 19
    • melissa crisp on July 11, 2015 at 2:42 am
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    I love mermaids. I think this will be a really good read.

  16. 18
    • Deborah Caudill on July 11, 2015 at 12:54 am
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    This book looks very intriguing and I look forward to reading it. If I should win, I will probably keep a few of the items, but will give my neighbor’s grandchildren the Ariel things since I have no girls.

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    • amy guillaume linderman on July 10, 2015 at 11:01 pm
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    this looks like the perfect summer read!

  18. 16
    • Jennifer Essad on July 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm
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    I’m intrigued by the story line and look forward to the tale she weaves

  19. 15
    • Theresa C. on July 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm
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    I have three girls who would go crazy for this! (and I’d like to read it too ;))

  20. 14

    Thanks an you for the giveaway.

  21. 13
    • Alayne Langford on July 10, 2015 at 7:55 pm
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    I am totally smittened with mermaids and would love to read your book! Thanks for such a lovely and perfectly wonderful giveaway! We love Ariel and my daughter grew up with her!! 🙂

  22. 12
    • Kasee Johnson on July 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm
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    I haven’t read a mermaid book yet. This looks like a great place to start!

  23. 11
    • Amamda Rowley on July 10, 2015 at 6:36 pm
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    The book looks like an awesome read added to my goodreads account cant wait to read it the prize looks awesome too

  24. 10
    • deb p on July 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm
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    I would give most of the fun package to my grand kids and keep the book for me.

  25. 9
    • Patricia Walker on July 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm
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    this looks an amazing read…fab give away too!

  26. 8
    • DarcieN on July 10, 2015 at 1:14 pm
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    This would be fun for the class library, of course after me and my daughter read it first.

  27. 7
    • Darlene Cruz on July 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm
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    I want to be a mermaid. Than you for the giveaway.�

  28. 6
    • kim amundsen on July 10, 2015 at 10:14 am
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    Cute giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win.

  29. 5
    • Judy Schechter on July 10, 2015 at 9:18 am
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    Happy book release, it sounds like a fun read! And thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  30. 4
    • Gary B on July 10, 2015 at 8:28 am
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    Nice story

  31. 3
    • Linda Romer on July 10, 2015 at 7:58 am
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    How to be a mermaid sounds like a fun story, I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you

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    • Doreen Lamoureux on July 10, 2015 at 7:38 am
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    This is the cutest package ever. I would have loved this as a little girl.

  33. 1
    • Sherry Compton on July 10, 2015 at 7:36 am
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    Fun giveaway…interesting to smell mermaid perfume.

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