Excerpt from The Girl from the Sea

In case you missed it, yesterday I released Mito, Medical Kidnap Files #1! Books #2 and #3 are also available for preorder. My post includes a number of other new releases that you may be interested in.

Lena Mae Hill’s Huge YA Paperback Giveaway, featuring a paperback copy of Once Brothers is still open for entries! Ten paperbacks for your TBR pile!

Many of my writer friends are gearing up for Nanowrimo in November. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I always do Nano. If you are thinking of writing a novel next month and are looking for some advice or a buddy, head on over to my Nanowrimo page.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules at Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along.

I have just started reading The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland. A young woman washes up on the beach with retrograde amnesia; no idea who she is or how she got there. I have just barely started, but so far it is well-written and believable. Something awful happened to Mia; she has waking dreams of the attack that may have preceded her near-drowning, and she has uneasy feelings of impending doom and a general distrust of people around her.

No, I don’t remember anyone. Just the woman who found me on the beach. She had a dog, I think. Poppy. That’s the dog’s name. She wore glasses. The woman, I mean, not the dog.’ I give a short strangled laugh. I must sound like a lunatic. ‘Sorry,’ I add.

The Girl from the Sea, Shalini Boland


Washed up on the beach, she can’t remember who she is. She can’t even remember her name. Turns out, she has a perfect life – friends and family eager to fill in the blanks. 

But why are they lying to her? What don’t they want her to remember?


  1. Memory-related themes do interest me, so this can certainly be of interest. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Congrats on releasing another book! And that is one intriguing teaser!

  3. Definitely a mystery I would like to see uncovered.

  4. What a situation to be in!

  5. Literary Feline says:

    Amnesia stories are always so interesting. I wonder what the truth is and why everyone is lying . . . I’m definitely intrigued. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Kathy Martin says:

    Sounds really good! I hope you are enjoying it. My teaser this week comes from the latest Otherworld anthology – Otherworld Chills by Kelley Armstrong. Happy reading!

  7. This one sounds really good – I normally don’t like the ‘turns up with lost memory’ scenario, but this has grabbed me. Probably that fabulous cover has also helped. Are you enjoying it?

  8. OHHH! This sounds really good. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


  9. This is a very intriguing book! That cover is really striking as well and makes me want to know more about the mysterious reasons for her washing up on a beach. Thanks for sharing!

  10. If her life was so perfect, how did this happen to her? Got me curious to know now:)

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