AMAZING PEOPLE: Dianne Gardner’s Pouraka Eligible for KDP Scout

One of our own now has a novel up for the KDP Scout Program

PROJECT_COVER_IMAGE_1._SY300_Dianne Lynne Gardner, who regularly blogs here about film, writing and the writing life, has a new novel – an “underwater romance” that is now up for nomination as a KIndle Scout entry.

Details are below.  Amazing Stories and Dianne would appreciate your support.

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Now available for nomination on KDP Scout

Read the first few chapters of (at the above link)

An underwater romance
genre Fantasy

Cora’s loyalty is torn between her human friends and her lover, Tas who detests mankind for infringement on the sea mammals’ habitat. When Tas attempts to rescue the local dolphin pod from a gill net, he is captured. With the magic of Pouraka, Cora changes to human form and travels on foot to rescue him, risking her own enslavement. Time spent away from Pouraka leaves the cavern vulnerable and invaders threaten the existence of the mermaid clan until there is only one final hope for survival



All life comes to the same end whether on land or in the sea. Tas could accept that. It was not death that disturbed him. A mer’s passing oftentimes was graceful, as is the swaying of the ocean under a summer’s moon. If his mother had died naturally, he would have taken comfort in knowing she was fulfilling the final cycle of life.


But she didn’t die naturally.


Because of that, grief would adhere to him as mussels adhere to the pilings under the pier, skeletons of forgotten shapes crusting over remnants of a once-living creature.


Tas will never forget.


Thus begins the story of Pouraka. From Nov 26 9 PM PST until Dec 27 Pouraka is available for nomination. If with your help Amazon publishes the book, you’ll received a complimentary Kindle ebook of Pouraka.

Help make Pouraka a reality! Please let your friends know about this launching event!

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