Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: Salted (+Giveaway!)


Lenny Dolan never asked for a Salted life. No one smart ever did. But unlike those poor wretches stolen from the surface and dragged into the depths, Lenny didn’t have anything with which to compare his Salt existence. Born in the realm beneath the waves, he knew of no other life until his owner raised him up and gave him a profession.
This is not the story of those heroes.
- p. 3

For Friday 56:
The stories he liked best dealt with those who overcame the haters. He clicked on the give a hug option for a few, and marked others as helpful. Still, none made mention of their skin changing as fast as his did. Nor did any mention their disorder providing a better tolerance to cold water.
- p. 56


Synopsis of Salted by Aaron GalvinLife isn’t better under the sea. Lenny Dolan is all too familiar with this reality. A Selkie slave in the realm beneath the waves, he has no choice when charged with leading a crew ashore to capture an elusive runaway. If unsuccessful, the loved ones kept behind will pay for his failure with their lives.

But when their target leads Lenny and his crew to deeper, darker secrets, the Selkies are faced with a moral dilemma.

How Lenny and his crew answer the question will teach them the harshest truth of all. Only through the loss of innocence does one become Salted.

A YA Urban Fantasy, SALTED is Aaron Galvin’s debut novel and the first in his Salt series. You can learn more about Aaron, Lenny, and other secrets of the Salt at www.aarongalvin.com

Giveaway!

3 e-books (available in mobi, epub, or pdf) 
Open international!



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10 comments:

  1. I love selkie books! This one sounds interesting, thanks for sharing! Here is my beginning at Shut Up & Read

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    1. Thanks, Sheri! I love finding others who enjoy reading about selkies as much as I do! :)

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  2. THANKS for sharing. I love the cover. This is a book that I need to check into. I am sure there are deep meanings inside.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I am thrilled with how the cover turned out. Little fun trivia for you: the photograph was taken by Kyle McBurnie, winner of the 2013 National Geographic Best Underwater Photographs contest. He's very talented! Hope you check out Salted and enjoy the read. Thanks again for your compliment. :)

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    2. I just wanted to chime in on how gorgeous that cover is! :)

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    3. Thanks,Guiltless Reader. The photographer, Kyle McBurnie, truly has a gift for taking such fantastic photos. I owe a big thanks to my cover designer, Greg Sidelnik, as well. Glad you like the cover too! :)

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  3. Interesting premise. I'm curious about the world this author has created under the sea.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: MOVING IN.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! I really appreciate the kind words and hope you're able to score a copy of Salted to read about the the Salt world. :)

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  4. Sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy.

    Here's mine: LANDLINE


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    1. Thanks, Laurel-Rain! I appreciate the compliment. Hope you're able to score a copy and enjoy the read! :)

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