Happy Book Birthday to FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP!

We’re thrilled to celebrate the release of FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP by Sarah Glenn Marsh. Sarah will hold her launch party at Books of Wonder in NYC on Friday, October 14th at 6:00pm so join her if you can! Until then, join us in wishing her All The Congratulations for this beautiful book being available to readers everywhere!

ftddSome secrets are better left at the bottom of the ocean.

Sixteen-year-old Bridey Corkill longs to leave her small island and see the world; the farther from the sea, the better. When Bridey was young, she witnessed something lure her granddad off a cliff and into a watery grave with a smile on his face. Now, in 1913, those haunting memories are dredged to the surface when a young woman is found drowned on the beach. Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her Granddad to leap has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, people in Bridey’s idyllic village begin vanishing, and she finds an injured boy on the shore—an outsider who can’t remember who he is or where he’s from. Bridey’s family takes him in so he can rest and heal. In exchange for saving his life, he teaches Bridey how to master her fear of the water—stealing her heart in the process.

But something sinister is lurking in the deep, and Bridey must gather her courage to figure out who—or what—is plaguing her village, and find a way to stop it before she loses everyone she loves.

!Giveaway! Query Critique and a Pre-Order from Sarah Glenn Marsh

For this month’s Sixteen to Read Giveaway, member Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the forthcoming FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP, is offering a query critique and a pre-order of her debut novel to one aspiring author!

Fear the Drowning Deep_coverHere’s what Sarah has to say about her critiques:

Hey there, everyone! As a mentor in many popular online writing contests (like Pitch Wars, Query Kombat, Nightmare on Query Street, and more!), I’ve seen a lot of queries. And I do mean a LOT. I’ve learned what makes a query stand out to agents—namely, a lean word count and a dazzling hook. It’s always impressive when you can convey what your story is about in a few tight sentences. I’ll give you an honest (while still being encouraging) critique of your query, and offer insight into the querying process! I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about querying or signing with an agent, too!

You’ll also win a pre-ordered copy of my debut YA, Fear the Drowning Deep! If you like mysteries, history, romance, or mythology, I think you’ll be into it!

Want to enter to win a query critique and this debut YA historical fantasy novel?

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  4. Email sixteentoreadgiveaways@gmail.com with your name, and the title of this giveaway: Critique & Pre-Order of FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP. Please put in subject line “16toRead Challenge”.

One winner will be chose at random on December 29th at midnight! May the odds be ever in your favor!