Great YA Collection For A Great Cause

Hey, gang! Just wanted to bring you some quick news about an awesome collaborative project, organized for a fantastic cause. 

Yesterday was World Oceans Day, a day dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the earth's seas. In honor of the event, several fantastic YA authors (who also happen to be very passionate about this cause) donated 'seaworthy' stories for a collection. Which you can snatch up for a limited time.

They're also doing a fun Facebook party (started yesterday, continuing today). All of the details are below:

To celebrate, ten bestselling young adult authors have created a collection of romantic "sea reads" called #OceansDeep. This boxed set has 12 full-length young adult novels (2500 pages!) that celebrate the sun and sea! They're full of mermaids and surfers, lifeguards and dolphins, sand and waves. These books span a variety of genres including science fiction, fantasy, contemporary and mythology, but they all have one thing in common: they leave readers more in love with the ocean than they were before.

Lani Wendt Young - Telesa 
Elle Strauss - Seaweed 
Kristen Day - Forsaken 
Karen Amanda Hooper - Tangled Tides 
Amber Garr - Promises & Betrayal 
Cheri Lasota - Artemis Rising 
Heather Allen - Just Breathe 
Nikki Godwin - Chasing Forever Down 
Leigh Talbert Moore - Dragonfly & Undertow 
Amy Evans - Clicks

Cover by Starla Huchton
Formatting by Emily Mah Tippett

It's an entire summer's worth of beach reads for $3.99 and all profits will go to TheOceanProject to further the mission of environmental education and ocean conservation. The theme of this years event is together we have the power to protect the ocean. The OceansDeep collection does that one word, one page, one story at a time. Because while facts may change people's minds, fiction can change their hearts. 

Buy Links: Amazon / / iBooks / Kobo 

► JOIN the Authors and designers Sunday & Monday June 8th & 9th evenings, 7-10:30 pm EST! for a Facebook Event

***Exclusive Excerpts, Fun teasers, and of course #GIVEAWAYS!!!*** Enter the rafflecopter to win more books and other prizes too, and please help spread the word about OceansDeep. 


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    1. I agree, Alex! Just love seeing authors use their creativity for good. :)

  2. What a great idea! This is a wonderful way to increase awareness of how important our oceans are. I volunteer for the yearly beach cleanup, and believe me, people need to be reminded that the ocean is not a large garbage can.

    1. I thought so, too! I know a couple of the authors in this project, and I'll let you know if they plan on doing another one next year. Maybe you could put a story in there, too! :)

  3. That's an awesome collection for a fantastic cause. Such a great idea. I'm off to get my copy now!

    1. One of the coolest things indie authors can do with their publishing "freedom" in my opinion, MJ. Great way to give back and use their talents for good. :)

  4. What an amazing giveaway for such a great cause. My niece would love these books! I'm so glad we were both nominated for the Liebster Award by Chrys Fey which led me this way!

    1. Hi Gina! Chrys is amazing (and totally awesome)! Very nice to meet you, too. :D

  5. Thanks for bringing this great cause to our attention! Good luck to the 10 authors!

    I agree with you about the thick skin. I've been out of the query trenches for a while and don't have anything in the public eye yet. So, most of my thick skin has sloughed away from neglect. The next time around is going to be tough!


  6. Supporting a great cause and reading about lifeguards and mermaids? I'm there. :) I vividly remember the day my parents sat me down to tell me there was actually no such thing as mermaids, so I'll just have to read about them.

  7. How cool!
    Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. Thanks for sharing about this. I recognize several author names in the collection. This is such a good cause. I better go check it out :-)

  9. This looks amazing! I love everything about the ocean-thanks EJ for sharing! Off to look~
    I hope you are doing well and enjoying the sunshine!

  10. Thank you for sharing, E.J.! This is an awesome collection of books, and a great cause.


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