Thursday, May 24, 2012

Merlin, Gargoyles, and Mermaids Guest Blog and Giveaway with Priya Ardis

In the world of My Merlin, there are several races running around today’s world. One is, of course, the regulars. Regular human beings. (I happen to like this set!) Our main character, Ryan, is a Regular. It was important for me to show in a world of supernatural creatures that a normal (albeit kinda brainy and a perfectionist) girl could hold her own.

Second, there are the Wizards. The main characters here are our heroic Merlin and his more pain-in-a-girl’s-backside brother, Vane. The wizards (much like in Harry Potter) live in secret, but the twist is that they are somewhat mercenary. For generations, they’ve been selling magic to maintain their wealth and prominence.

Third, there are the baddies—Gargoyles.  They look like anyone else. Except when they turn. You got it fangs, Cro-Magnon forehead, super-strength. They’re a deadly clannish controlled by one gargoyle king. Oh, they’re also super-healers so they’re near impossible to get killed.

Fourth, in My Merlin Awakening, you meet Triton’s children—the mermaids. Gorgeous, green-skinned, and with gills, these are not your average carefree mermaids. They are a little crazy, a little vicious, and a lot blood-thirsty. Dressed more Spartan than Disney, they make life interesting for our heroes.

More than an Arthurian series, the world of My Merlin mixes the ideas of chivalry and magic (put on your cute bunny slippers here) with more up to date supernatural creatures (wait, your cute bunny slippers has fangs! Bunnicula, anyone?)

Want more Merlin? Watch the “If you can’t trust your boyfriend, who can you trust?” book trailer on youtube at

My Boyfriend Merlin, Book 1, is available through most major book retailers. My Merlin Awakening, Book 2, is now available in limited release at Barnes and Noble. It will be out in full release in mid-June 2012.  Ever My Merlin, Book 3, will be available in late 2012. 

My Merlin Awakening 
Book 2, My Merlin Series 
By Priya Ardis


If you haven't broken the rules, have you really lived? 

Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac doesn’t really care. She's got bigger problems—as student president, she's got to put on the Prom. 

While the Wizard Council debates their next move, she leaves the craziness behind and heads home. But she can’t hide forever. Sooner than she’d like Merlin (aka Matt) has her chasing mermaids on the trail of the Fisher King. The wounded King, defeated by Merlin’s brother, Vane, in the past holds the key to save the future. 

On the journey, Ryan begins to realize the friends she thought she knew, she may not know at all. At a time of shifting alliances, she must decide whose side she’s on—the brother who struggles to do right or the brother who dares to break the rules? 

And Ryan must decide who she is—a regular girl or a champion? One wrong decision and her family falls apart. One wrong decision and the world falls apart. No pressure. 

The second book of the My Merlin Series is available now in limited release on Barnes and Noble ( only. 

Full release will follow shortly. 

Author bio: 

Priya Ardis loves books of all kinds—but especially the gooey ones that make your nose leak and let your latte go cold. She started her first book at sixteen, writing in notebooks on long train rides in India. 

When not living in her character's world, she might be found at the local coffee shop—her nose buried in a book. A hopeless romantic, she is a longtime member of the Romance Writer’s of America. 

Links: Website:

The Merlin, YA Books, and More Blog: 

One winner will get a $25 Amazon or BN gift card and a copy of My Merlin Awakening. 

Two additional winners will also get a copy of My Merlin Awakening. 


Lesley D said...

Sounds very intriguing! It's not often that you see such an interesting twist on gargoyles. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bethie said...

I have not read about Gargoyles yet. THanks for the giveaway.

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Priya said...

Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you like the idea of gargoyles! It's always a fun to write on something that hasn't been done too much.

Thank you, Roxanne, for hosting me today & good luck on the giveaway everyone!

Debby said...

Wow, these books look wonderful. I have never read any of them but would love to try them.
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Krystal Larson said...

They do sound like great books! Thank you for the chance to read them.

April Alvey said...

Cool Book Cant Wait To Read It. I Have Put It On My Wish List.

Julie S said...

I've been hearing great things about this series. Thanks for participating in the blog tour.

Tore said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

wanda f said...

This series sounds wonderful.Looking forward to reading it .Have a fantastic weekend.

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

Looks very unique!

Cherry said...

I've met sparkly vampires, but bunnicula? Nope! So bring it on!! :)

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Carol M said...

I've never read anything by Priya Ardis. I'd love to start with this book. It sounds really good!
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Stephanie MacDonald said...

I am a BIG reader and I read to my husband every night before we go to sleep. We need a new book or series because we have read everything we have so far. This sounds right up our alley!

angie lilly said...

I have not read this author yet but this sounds amazing! I also entered to win a copy on GoodReads! LOL Never to many chances to win right? Thanks for another one!
Angie aka Tofu Fairy
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angie lilly said...

who won?

angie lilly said...

Is there a place where you post winners' names? I could not find this info anywhere. Thanks!