Happy MerMay 2021

Hello my mermaid loving readers. It’s the month of mermaids and MerMay 2021 is going to be MerMazing!

#MerMay

Readalong with Hannah Read

Author Hannah Read has created a MerMay readathon for May! She has encouraged people to get her novel Tenebrasco and set chapter goals throughout the month, so we can read along together.

As a mermaid fiction author myself, this sounded like so much fun. I’ve downloaded the book to my Kindle and despite being a slow reader I will try my best to keep up.

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Newsletter Reward

I want to do something special to celebrate MerMay and Ocean Heart’s 6 month birthday is on 1 June.

I invited my newsletter subscribers to enter a giveaway. They’ll also be invited first to read Sky Heart when it is ready for readers.

Later this month, I will extend this invitation to my Instagram followers.

Google Play

Ocean Heart is now available to buy on Google Play. To celebrate I have made the book FREE worldwide during the first week of May.

If you haven’t yet got a copy of Ocean Heart and you are a Google Books reader, now is your chance to treat yourself.

Check it out here.

Free Digital Download

I have been developing my technical skills to produce digital products. I decided to share my Book Tracker as a free download from my Ko-Fi Shop.

In addition, I’ve posted a link there that enables Ko-Fi fans to download Ocean Heart for free from Google Play ALL month.

It’s Free to follow me on Ko-Fi, so why not? That way you can enjoy the freebies and won’t miss out on future freebies.

Apple iBooks

ITunes Connect’s webpage is currently not loading on the page that allows new authors to join. The technical team have apologised for the issues and are working on resolving these.

Update: 30 May, I managed to create an author account but I think I have to wait 24h to add a book. So maybe later this month I’ll be on Apple. 🤞

Ocean Charity

I want to donate to an Ocean charity. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for ages and there are so many good ones out there.

I recently watched Seapiracy on Netflix and it reminded me of how crucial the ocean is to all of us.

This month I will pick a charity and donate. Let me know if you have any recommendations.

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About Ocean Heart

My favourite redheads from cult TV

I’ve been busy lately, not that I have much to show for it. And, I realised it’s been a while since I shared a What To Watch list.

Here are my favourite redheads from popular TV Series.

Jessica from True Blood

At first I found this show difficult to watch because of the strong accents and I wasn’t prepared for all the sex. But, the show grew on me and Jessica was such an awesome character.

She starts off as a sweet religious girl, forced into the vampire world. As she adapts to her new life, and power, this good girl discovers her bad side…

Cheryl from Riverdale

This show is based on the Archie comics. The series starts with Cheryl and her twin brother dressed in white, going out onto the lake in a boat. But tragedy awaits the siblings when a soggy Cheryl makes it to shore but her brother is dead.

During the show Cheryl has many more iconic moments, like walking out of her home she’s set on fire and helping her friends armed with a crossbow.

Lydia from Teen Wolf

Lydia is popular, beautiful and intelligent. Who wouldn’t want to be her? Usually these characters are made to be a bitch but Lydia got a great story arc.

This redhead is a banshee and the storyline was great. Popular, beautiful, intelligent and now powerful too – what’s not to love?

Sanza from Game of Thrones

Sanza’s character went through a lot of challenges. She was forced to marry awful men as a lady – she was raped and physically and emotionally abused.

Don’t worry, by the end she is reunited with her siblings and they raise up against their enemies. Sanza now had power and realises she doesn’t need a man.

Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Willow started out as Buffy’s geeky friend. She was the sidekick. As the series progressed, Willow decided she needed a way to fight demons too and learnt witch craft.

Willow’s magic kept getting stronger and when her girlfriend is shot, she becomes the most powerful witch ever! It’s awesome! If only she could have tapped into her potential without such a great loss.

Claerie from Shadow Hunters

Clary thinks she’s an ordinary girl. She’s into her art and draws symbols in her pictures. She has no idea she’s destined to become a Shadow Hunter.

The Shadow Hunter’s are kind of like the police of the underworld (a bit like Buffy). The other characters in the series really compliment Clary and I love the werewolf, vampires and faeries.

Good Girls

Beth and her friends are just regular women trying to get through life and raise their kids. But, unfair things are screwing with their lives.

The girls take drastic action to fix their desperate financial woes… and rob a store. This act gets them wrapped up with a dangerous gang. Now they’re in deep with noway out and trying to keep their criminal records squeaky clean.

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What to watch: viruses

If you want to escape Covid-19 by watching shows about viruses, here is a list to get you started.

Pandemic: How to prevent an outbreak

This is a documentary that speaks to experts in the medical field. They share their stories about pandemics and explain what happened, how they were handled and future plans to prepare and prevent.

The series covers how serious a flu pandemic would be and the high possibility of an Outbreak in China… this was filmed and aired before Covid-19. Worth watching if you want to know more about pandemics.

Between

The inhabitants of Pretty Lake are quarantined. Mysteriously, anyone over the age of 22 has died of an unknown disease. Now, they need to adapt to life where society has changed and their 22nd birthday is a ticking bomb.

Containment

A city goes into lockdown following an outbreak. The series follows those trapped on the inside fighting for their life and those outside the barricade trying to support them.

The Last Ship

There is a global pandemic and this team are tasked with getting what the doctor needs to create a vaccine. There are others that want the doctor and her research for themselves.

Now they are Fighting to stay alive against the threat of the virus and terrified people. Can they do what they need to, to save the world.

VAMPIRES

The Strain

A deadly parasite starts killing people and claiming hosts. Released by a secret society for ultimate power (like vampires), this could be the end for humans.

V Wars

Two scientists/archeologists uncover an ancient dead body in Antarctica. It has been perfectly preserved including the virus.

When they return, the men are quarantined while they fight the bug and get better. One guy is immune, the other is transformed into a vampire. The virus spreads. Dividing the human species.

ZOMBIES

Daybreak

This is a gruesome teen comedy about surviving the zombie apocalypse. Teens have survived the outbreak and created a new society.

The main character finds refuge in a mall. He is on a mission to find his girlfriend and picks up some oddball stragglers along the way, creating a group of misfits.

https://youtu.be/2P9U41e75tE

The Walking Dead/Fear The Walking Dead

If you love zombies, you probably have already watched these but they had to be mentioned. Based off a comic, TWD is after the outbreak and FTWD starts before/during the outbreak. Both seasons have different characters.

The zombies are scary but are predictable. The survivors can fight and defend against these predators. But, the true danger is other people. And that is truly terrifying, a feeling that nobody can be trusted.

iZombie

Fortunately this doesn’t cause an outbreak but the MC attends a party where she gets infected. She works at a forensic morgue and uses her zombie powers to eat the brains of victims ajd solve crimes.

Meanwhile she is also working hard to keep her hunger under control and stop the bad zombies.

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