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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Tangled Tides Character Profile

Welcome to the 2nd week in appreciating Karen Amanda Hooper as an author. YAY! *throws confetti*
We're still featuring Tangled Tides, the first book in the The Sea Monster Memoirs. Last week, Karen shared one of her favorite scenes (and probably mine too) from the book, and today she shared the profile of the characters in her book.

Character Profile for Tangled Tides
by Karen Amanda Hooper

Yara Jones is a human turned into a mermaid against her will. She’s stubborn, spunky, and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She can be a bit difficult at times, but she is fiercely loyal to those she cares about. She doesn’t want to be mer, until she learns more about the sea creatures, and realizes how important she is to their survival.

Treygan is the merman responsible for Yara becoming a mermaid. He carries the weight of the world on his shoulders and would do anything to protect his kind, including Yara. He and Yara butt heads a lot in their early days, but they grow quite fond of each other as times goes by.

Rownan is a selkie who wanted Yara to be one of his kind instead of mer. He’s pissed at Treygan for interfering, and he’s dealing with some serious heartache which makes him do desperate things. He comes across very cold, but under his icy exterior he’s a lonely and loving soul.

Nixie is one of the three sirens. She’s a seductive birdlike sea creature who likes to meddle in everyone’s affairs. She can conjure up storms and drain humans of their memories. She knows more than she lets on, and no one can ever be certain if Nixie is hurting or helping them.

Lloyd is Yara’s uncle. He lives on a tiny island called Eden’s Hammock, and raised Yara after her parents passed away. He gives Yara freedom and space to be herself. He doesn’t like to interfere, until it’s absolutely necessary.

Koraline is the mermaid who was assigned to teach Yara all about being mer. She loves philosophy, poetry, and quotes. She’s a fighter. And her will strength and skills are put to the test as she tries to teach and protect Yara.

Pango is Koraline’s brother and Treygan’s go-to guy. He’s the largest merman to roam the oceans, and has a huge heart to match. He’s funny, charming, has a great sense of style, loves to cook, and enjoys putting his boyfriend, Merrick, in his place.

Merrick is Pango’s boyfriend and one of Treygan’s good friends. His opinions are almost as strong as his love for Pango. He tries to keep everyone focused and on task, but rarely succeeds.

Delmar is Treygan’s best friend. He’s the merman who turned Yara mer. He appears dark and menacing, but he has a heart of gold. He’d do anything to see his best friend happy, and he loves his family and friends unconditionally—especially his wife, Kimber.

Kimber is a mermaid of few words but lots of love and joy. She, Delmar, and Treygan have been best friends since they were kids.

There are a few more selkies, several merfolk, a couple sirens, gorgons, and even a god or two that appear in Tangled Tides, but this is a quick rundown of some of the characters.


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  1. I love anything Karen writes! I have not read this but I read her first one and it was AMAZING! So I am sure this one will be awesome!

  2. I haven't read anything by this author but I liked Anna Banks' book Of Poseidon and found out I love reinvented mythologies. From the character descriptions, it sounds like I would really enjoy this book.


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