Sunday, February 24, 2013

A small delay of #everlost to 3/14

Today I'd hoped to be putting the frosting on my 6th book, Everlost (and making these cuties) and then hit send to my proofer with the FINAL draft. But after working through these latest revisions from my fab beta team and editor, I see it's not ready yet. At 350 pages with over 30 characters, tons of passion, drama, and fighting... there's still loose ends.

So with that being said, there's no way Everlost will be ready on 2/28 date as expected. I need to push out things two more weeks. I know this is going to frustrate some of you and I'm truly sorry. I'm asking for your grace and patience just a little longer. For Tatchi, for the rebels, for Badger, Jacob, Fin, Ash. For Galadriel, Jax, and Ferdinand. For Queen Desiree and King Phaleon, and even Prince Azor. It will (hopefully) all be worth it. Once it's live, I'll let everyone know on my blog, twitter, facebook, and send out a newletter, too.

Thank you, dear readers!

Love, Brenda

PS. My contest has been extended, too. Be sure to enter!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

YA Paranormal Giveaway Hop the 21st-27th

Could this not come at a better time, or what?

Thanks for hopping along. I'm giving away 3 ebook copies of EVERLOST, releasing in 7 DAYS! Book 3 of the Mer Tales series.

Release Date: 2/28/2013
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Synopsis: With one kiss, Tatiana has discovered a love for a man she’d hated—the prince of Natatoria. Through the botched rescue attempt by her father against this union, an army of rebels has revealed their identity and intentions—treason. 
When the King is fatally injured, Azor takes things into his own hands. No one is safe as mers are forced to choose sides. Betamers take the blame, including Tatiana’s family’s closest friend, Badger, and the punishment is death. Caught between the bond and her true feelings, Tatiana, the future Queen, must overcome the promise to fight for what’s right and uncover the truths of the past or all will become Everlost.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Preorder's for Everlost

For those who'd like to pre-order a signed physical copy of Everlost with matching bookmark, you can order here. I'll be shipping them around mid-March.

Signed Paperback of EVERLOST

Ebook for B&N, iBooks, Kobo, and Amazon will be on or around 2/28/13. If you'd like to receive an email when books are available, sign-up for my newsletter here:

Friday, February 15, 2013

Talking with Erin, one of the voices behind Everblue

Hi Erin, thanks for stopping by my blog to today to talk about what it's like to be a narrator. It's always fun to meet the face behind the voice.

Tell us about yourself and your career path:

I am an actor and voice artist in New York City.  My happiest places to be are onstage and in the recording booth.  In my free time, I may be a little too obsessed with feng shui.

Awesome! I don't know how you do it. I get tongue twisted, cotton mouth, and never have the right inflection. Have you narrated other audio books?

Yes!  I record a lot of YA fiction and Adult romances, so I’m forever surrounded by teenaged vampires, werewolves, angels and demons, and folks involved in angsty love affairs.  It’s the best.  Everblue, however, was my first foray into the world of mermaids!     

You've also read for my BAFF, Kristie Cook which I'm listening to right now! I'm thrilled Everblue could be your first dive into the mer world. What was it like reading for Ash? 

I had a blast with Ash.  It was such fun for me to return to high school.  I myself went to an all-girls catholic high school, so I enjoyed getting to swim around in the world of co-ed public school, where your crush can brush past you in the hallway at any minute and the lunchroom is full of drama (not that we girls didn't have our own kind of drama at lunch).     

Could I ever agree. Personally, I went to a small private school, so there was no new Mr Fabulous walking down our 1 and only hall. Did you read Fin's chapters in between your chapters?  

And yes, I absolutely read all of Fin’s chapters between mine.  I think it’s really important to read the entire book, even if I’m only narrating a portion of it, as wonderful writers such as yourself weave rich character details throughout the story that help narrators make decisions.  I’d be missing key information if I skipped those sections.  Plus, as someone who was enjoying the story, I just didn't want to miss out on all the great stuff that was happening underwater!

Awe. Thanks. I'm glad their personalities are just as powerful for you as they are for me when writing them. Did you have difficulty with any scenes or characters?

Not really!  One thing I love about Everblue (there are many) is how you’ve created these two very distinct worlds for Ash and Fin. I think Chris, who co-narrated the book, had the tougher job in terms of discovering broader characters and dialects, as his was the more fantastical world.   Ash’s environment felt very natural and comfortable for me.  The characters felt like people I know and love, and I was right at home digging into the joys of awkward/exhilarating phone calls with boys and good ol’ fashioned sibling rivalry at the dinner table.

Often times Ash's world felt boring compared to Fin's fantastical world in Natatoria. You made her drab life sound way more exciting than in my head. Which was your favorite character?

I have to say Georgia.  That girl is completely hyped up on life!  I mean who else would get so jazzed by hair gum?  I found her enthusiasm to be contagious and great fun to play.   

Oh my gosh! You totally nailed Georgia :) Did you converse with Chris at all during the process as he read Fin's part? 

Would you believe it if I told you we’ve never actually met?  We just finished co-narrating another book together too!  I’ve started joking around that he’s my secret audio boyfriend.  While I didn’t speak with him directly during the recording, I did listen to some of his narration and got updates on his process from the directors and engineers. I wanted to get a sense of his take on Fin and weave it into my narration in a way that felt cohesive.

I was so jazzed you two wanted to co-narrate. It's funny you've never met. I think you need a work potluck! Any funny stories? 

Yes!  As you already know, instead of pronouncing mermatron as mer- MAY-truhn (like one would pronounce a “matron of honor”), somehow we lost our minds for a second and pronounced it Mer-muh-TRON.  Surely you knew you wrote a book with mermaid robots?  Don’t worry everyone, we fixed it. J

Yes... that was funny! And I'm forever saying mer-muh-trons in my head whenever I write it from now on! 

Thanks for stopping by, Erin! I love your name by the way... I have my own Aaron myself and we're quite fond of the name. 

You can get the audio of Everblue HERE, at

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: #everlost swag

Lookie what came in the mail today! My swag for Everlost. I'm tickled and in love! Then sweat started to pour from my brow to know the release is only 15 days away. Gasp! So much left to do! So... there's two ways to get your hands on some swag.

For a bookmark/s (only), you can request one by sending me a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Brenda Pandos
PO BOX 601901
Sacramento, CA 95860

OR... for those who are extra creative and spread the word for the release of Everlost, I have a bookmark, fleur-de-lis bobble, and fleur-de-lis tattoo (while supplies last). Ideas:  Change your avi to the EVERLOST book cover, tweet something with #everlost hashtag, use my name/book and share on a posts (link to me so I know), share any of my facebook posts, you get the idea. 

Email me with a link to your creative awesome sauce and your address at: brendapandos(at)

Also, enter my contest below if you haven't yet!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

23 days to EVERLOST

If you don't know yet, 23 is my favorite number. It represents a lot great things in my life, including the date I published my first novel, 3/23/10. So, I love EVERLOST is only 23 days away!

Have you entered my fun contest yet? You can tweet and post stuff everyday until 2/28!

Thanks to all of you who have been EXTRA CREATIVE and spread the word. I've seen EVERLOST avi's, my name shared on lots of posts and even a PINTREST page for my mer folk *swoon*. So if you email me with your creative awesome sauce and your address at: brendapandos(at), I've got a present for you (while supplies last).

Here's another chance to be EXTRA CREATIVE. For those of you who'd like a widget for your blog, I have the code!


Thanks EVERYONE! You make what I do so fun!!!

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Friday, February 1, 2013

27 days to EVERLOST

Can you believe it??? IT'S FEBRUARY!

To count down, I'm asking for your help in getting others excited as well, giving away fun stuff!
  • All expense paid trip to Natatoria
  • Makeover at mermaid school at the palace, complete with multicolored hair, sparkles, watery skin markings and beaded top and skirt.
  • Your own fleur-de-lis
  • A kiss from your favorite merman
Sound good? *grins* Don't I wish... but I do have fleur-de-lis tattoos for those who are extra creative! Just put a comment below with the link to your mad skills and I'll send you your own fleur-de-lis tattoo and matching bobbled bookmark!

So... without further ado, here's the prizes I have the power to give: