~ Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Rising by Terra Harmony ~

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Title:  The Rising (The Painted Maidens #1)
Author:  Terra Harmony
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Release Date:  November 7, 2012
Pages:  271
Format: E-ARC
 Source:  Author/Publisher
Age Group: 
Genre:  Paranormal
Fifteen-year-old Serena is the youngest member of a dying race. The increasing acidity of the ocean is destroying her home, slowly eating away at the once thriving underwater landscape. But since the night of Serena’s birth, it is an outside force that most threatens their dwindling population. Werewolves, who once served as protectors for mermaids in the Kingdom of the Undine, now seek to eliminate all who dwell in the ocean — and Serena is about to find herself right in the middle of the deadly conflict.

Given the title of Werewolf Liaison, Serena is determined to make things right for her people. When she ventures to The Dry, she meets Liam, the werewolf with hazel eyes, and her whole world gets turned upside down. As Serena discovers the real history between werewolves and mermaids, she is left wondering who her true enemies are.
I have read many books about mermaids, but Terra brings us a whole different story behind the reason for their existence.  But first, I want to talk about how beautiful this book cover is and it matches the story perfectly. If I could rate the cover alone I would definitely give it a 5.  I love it that much!

Although I really enjoyed reading The Rising, I struggled with it in the beginning.  I am not sure if it was all the information thrown at me all at once in the beginning, but I struggled to put all the pieces together.  But don’t let that discourage you because it really turned out to be an amazing read. 

I found myself wanting to hear more about the scenes when Serena and Liam (one of the wolves) met out in The Dry.  I really enjoyed reading about them and seeing them interact with one another.  They actually made me laugh, especially all the funny awkward things that Serena would do.  It was perfect because you could tell that she wasn’t part of that world and didn’t know how things worked.  Towards the middle of the book, the story really picks up and it’s full of twists and turns which I was really surprised.  Serena finds out more than she bargained for.  Sometimes when you seek the truth, the truth isn’t always what you wanted it to be. 

So if you really like mermaid books, especially a unique mermaid book like The Rising, I strongly recommend you getting it.  

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About the Author

Terra Harmony
Terra was born and raised in Colorado but has since lived in California, Texas, Utah, North Carolina and Virginia. Terra has served a 5½ year enlistment in the Marine Corp, has earned her bachelor's and master's degree and presently runs the language services division of a small business. Terra currently lives in a suburb of Washington, DC with her husband of 13 years and three children.


Terra Harmony is giving away one Kindle Paperwhite, 5 copies of the ebook 'The Rising', and a $10 Amazon gift card.  The contest is open internationally, and will run from Oct. 21st through November 10th
How awesome is that!!


  1. Woo hoo! Last stop on the blog tour. Thank you so much for posting, Ana - and for your review! I'm glad you liked it so much!


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