Friday, November 14, 2014

MaryLu Tyndall's TEARS OF THE SEA Release Party!

Ship's Log  11.14.2014          NEW RELEASE AND GIVEAWAY!!!!


Ahoy Mateys! Thanks fer comin' aboard to celebrate the release of TEARS OF THE SEA by MaryLu Tyndall!

Isn't this a gorgeous cover?! And it only gets better once you delve inside and read this wonderful tale! MaryLu has outdone herself in this new venture of hers. This book is different from her previous novels, yet just as exciting and fulfilling. 

So, who is MaryLu Tyndall? I am so glad that you asked. 

Acclaimed author, M.L. (MaryLu) Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida's Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than fourteen books published, she makes no excuses for the deeply spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. As a follower of Christ, her stories often reflect her own journey and walk with God. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. A Christy award nominee, MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, and four cats on the California coast, where her imagination still surges with the sea.

I am proud to call MaryLu my friend. She is a true inspiration and has a heart of gold. I am certain that Tears of the Sea will touch each person who reads it and open their eyes to what love and sacrifice is really about. 

Here is the book's description:

What do mermaids, curses, evil warlocks, kingdom rebellions, adventure, and romance have in common? They are all part of Tyndall's new book! A branch into the fantasy world for this best-selling historical romance author! 

Doomed by the evil warlock Forwin to wander the ancient seas as a mermaid for all eternity, Perdita longs for the release death would bring. Every ten years she has a chance to break the curse when she emerges from the sea fully human for one month. The catch? She must find a man willing to die for her. Yet, after three hundred years, her failures have left her heartbroken and alone. 

Savion Ryne wants nothing to do with beautiful women. It was one such woman whose betrayal sent him far away to battle Natas’s rebellion. He longs to return to his father’s kingdom in Nevaeh, but he is destined for a mission, but where and to help whom? He doesn't know. After Savion falls off his ship during a storm, he wakes on the shores of an island with visions of a dark-haired mermaid tending his wounds. Later, when a woman similar in appearance begs for his protection, he is suspicious. 

Perdita has never met anyone as honorable as Savion. Even though he shuns her every advance, she falls for him. But as the end of her time on land approaches, she faces the hardest decision of all: save Savion and remain cursed for all eternity or break the curse and watch the man she loves die.

I had the pleasure of reading Tears before it was published and I highly recommend it. Here is my review:

It spoke to me......

A tale of hope, love and sacrifice....
We all have a little Perdita in us. It may manifest itself in different ways, but the struggle is there. How do you know true love when you see it? Is it only a fleeting dream...something that we reach for yet never obtain? Can true love be earned or bought?

Take a journey into the lives of two very special people....Perdita, a mermaid longing to be human again and Savion, a man longing to please his Father and be called back home again.
When their paths cross, neither can deny the pull towards each other, yet both struggle to understand the reasons why. It's not what either of them it fate? destiny? Or is there something otherworldly going on?

Tears of the Sea is different from other books written by MaryLu Tyndall. And in this case, different is very good. I was drawn in from the beginning, picturing this story in my head as I read it. Yes, it is grittier than previous stories by MaryLu, but in an emotionally fantastical way. I am pleased with how this story was written...a lot of surprises that made me smile and nod in agreement. I am looking forward to more books like this by MaryLu.

I highly recommend this book to those who are searching for that seemingly unattainable love....or for those who simply love a good story.

Here are few memes that I put together to help promote Tears of the Sea for MaryLu. I hope you enjoy them. 

If you wish to see more memes, you can go over to MaryLu's Pinterest Board dedicated to Tears of the Sea. Just click HERE

TO ORDER YOUR COPY OF 'TEARS OF THE SEA' JUST CLICK  Amazon  B&N  KOBO   iTunes  (It is available in paperback and for Kindle.)

So, what is a party without a game? What say you? Want to join in and play a little game with me....

Of course, games are nothing without prizes, eh? So, how about a game that offers a nice prize package? 

Since TEARS OF THE SEA is about a mermaid, let's run with that. Mermaids.......hmmm.....


Using the letters in the word MERMAID, I want you to come up with a little story....7 sentences long, using each letter in the word mermaid as the beginning of each new sentence. The story that I (and MaryLu) deem the best will win my LITTLE MERMAID PACKAGE pictured below. So, are ye game, Mateys? If ye seem a bit uncertain about doin' it, let me start things off with a story of me own:

My heart jumped when I saw him.
Everyone said to keep my distance.
Right now, I'm not so sure that they were right.
My heart tells me to believe him.
And all I want to do is be with him.
I am so torn.
Do I stay or do I leave? 

See, not so hard. I am far from a writer, so if I can do it anybody can. So, in the comments below, write your 7 sentence story, to be entered to win my giveaway.  Please leave your name and email address as well, so that I can contact you should you win. 

CONTEST RULES:  You must write a 7 sentence story, beginning each sentence with the letters in the word MERMAID; you must leave your name and email address; US and Canadian residents only. Winner announced on November 28th.

The commenter with the best (in me and MaryLu's opinion) story will win the following bundle of prizes! 


 Paperback or ebook
   Little Mermaid Exploding Picture Box(made by me)

 Little Mermaid Crocheted Doll(donated by Jackie Ramsdell)
                                          Little Mermaid Perler Bead Keychain
                                                                                         (donated by Debra Dawn Smith)
     Tiny Sailboat
 Mermaid's Tears Earrings

                  Tears of the Sea Paperdolls (Savion and Perdita)
                  (donated by Karen Martin)(winner will receive files by email)

The fun doesn't stop here, Mateys! If ye haven't done so yet, head over to MaryLu Tyndall's blog and join her Release Party that is going on today! You could win a great prize package! 


 (I wish to thank Jackie, Karen and Debra for their handmade creations!)

Thanks fer comin' aboard, Mateys! God bless.


  1. Many years ago, in a town far away, there lived a girl named Emily.
    Emily had just come of age, and was running out of time to find a suitable husband.
    Ready to be married, she tried to be patient
    Much to her surprise, there was a young man from a nearby town, with a similar situation.
    Adam was also of age and was on the lookout for a wife.
    Ingrid, Emily's younger sister, arranged a picnic for the two of them.
    Dashing good looks and charm, she thought, and they were married within a fortnight.

    1. The first story and a good one at that! Great job, Jackie!

  2. What a fun idea for a game! I'll give it a whirl!

    Most of her life had been a mistake.
    Except the children.
    Rarely had she felt such purpose and love.
    Mother was something she never thought she'd be.
    And now she couldn't imagine not being one.
    Incredible, how God changes hearts.
    Dearly, He loves His own.

    Lisa Bartelt

  3. Many years have passed since Elsie last saw Ethan.
    Ethan still can't get Elsie out of his heart and mind after all these years.
    Remembering brings heartache but also joy.
    Miles away a friend of both Elsie and Ethan is hatching a plan to bring them together again.
    An invitation comes in the mail to attend a surprise party for a dear friend.
    It might be fun to see her old friends, but will she run into Ethan?
    Dreams do really come true even after many years...


    1. Great story, Tina! This is going to be hard.

  4. Hi, Debby!!

    A beautiful masterpiece is "Tears of the Sea"!! Loved it!! Congrats, MaryLu!!

    Also love each of your memes, beautiful boxes and this fantastic prize package, Debbie - you are quite a talented, artistic lady!!

    Here is my "story":

    MaryLu is quite the masterful writer/author.

    Engaging the reader's mind, heart and soul.

    Reminding us of our Savior's perfect love.

    Many beautiful stories her wisdom conjures.

    Always full of adventure, history, realistic characters, romance and spiritual lessons.

    Inspired by God Himself.

    Delivered in her own perfect way!!

    Feeling thankful to count you both as friends!! Hugs and blessings!!


    Shared post!!

    1. P.S. Oops!! Just noticed I spelled your name wrong in the greeting - sorry!!

    2. Thanks for playing Bonnie and for the sweet words. And my name can be spelled many ways, so no worries.

  5. Magic was everywhere.
    Everyone was afraid.
    Rumplestiltskin was in charge.
    Maybe he could help.
    All of the people came to his castle.
    "Indeed dearies I will help you."
    Dark one saves the day.

    You're welcome and my email is

  6. Norma Allen's story:

    Mary looked so much in love
    Every time she seen her husband
    Racing to him when he comes home she
    Moved closer to him with every step
    And said every time I see you
    It's like seeing you the first time.
    Dance with me forever my one true love

  7. Tanya Allen's story:

    Many years ago there lived a man named Anthony. Everyday Anthony would go out and look for his long lost love Daniella. Rivers ran and trees grew but still he could not find her. Months went by and then one day it happened, there she was standing outside in the rain. Anthony ran out and hugged her tightly and walked her inside. "I'm very glad that you came back, don't ever leave me again" said Anthony. Days have come and gone and Daniella has not left Anthony's' side.

    This is an example of why I am not a writer. Lol

    1. I love this story, Tanya! Thanks for playing!

  8. Moriah loved to ride her horse on the moors.
    Early one day she met a guy.
    Roy was his name and she was smitten.
    Many thought it was a match to be sure.
    And she had to agree.
    In a year they were married.
    Dressed in their riding gear, they rode off into the sunset.

    1. What a sweet story, Kirsten...thanks for playing!