Tides by Betsy Cornwell is on sale for $.99 in ebook format. This one isn't a fairy tale retelling but explores selkie folklore instead, which is so often catnip for readers here.
When high school senior Noah Gallagher and his adopted teenage sister, Lo, go to live with their grandmother in her island cottage for the summer, they don’t expect much in the way of adventure. Noah has landed a marine biology internship, and Lo wants to draw and paint, perhaps even to vanquish her struggles with bulimia. But then things take a dramatic turn for them both when Noah mistakenly tries to save a mysterious girl from drowning. This dreamlike, suspenseful story—deftly told from multiple points of view—dives deeply into selkie folklore while examining the fluid nature of love and family.
And as for that update--like so many of you, I've had a very busy summer which is promising to be followed by a very busy fall. That's a great thing because it also includes my first vacation in four years. SurLaLune has been neglected during the slower summer months this year due to family and work obligations, but I am ramping back up with more posts in the coming weeks for the new school year--not just bargain books and new books!--as much as I love those. So stay tuned and thanks for sticking around. SurLaLune turns 17 this fall and it's not going away any time soon, I'm just trying to find the bandwidth to do all I want with it, including a redesign with mobile capability for the main site. Fingers crossed!