Author copies, bubble wrap and a big THANK YOU.

Date: Tuesday April 24, 2012
Posted in: Uncategorized

Only seven more days before the release of REAL MERMAIDS DON’T HOLD THEIR BREATH (book #2) and things are getting exciting!

I’ve been slaving away on revisions of REAL MERMAIDS DON’T NEED HIGH HEELS (book #3) while promoting the e-book price drop of REAL MERMAIDS DON’T WEAR TOE RINGS (book #1) so I’m juggling mermaids like flaming torches.

And then…these arrived!

My author copies of REAL MERMAIDS DON’T HOLD THEIR BREATH! When the chicklets arrived home from school I was SO excited to show them.

ME: There’s something pretty cool in the kitchen.
CHICKLET #1: Oh, more lemon loaf?
ME: No, it’s in the box on the table.
CHICKLET #2 (flipping the lid): Cool!
CHICKLET #1: What?
CHICKLET #2: Bubble wrap!!

After 11 books, I think my chicklets are officially jaded. *sigh* But ANYWAY, then I sent a little video to a friend of mine who has been SO supportive and has read countless drafts of my Real Mermaids books (and to be fair, the chicklets have, too–they just REALLY like bubble wrap ;-) )

This one is for you, Natalie!

For more information on the whole REAL MERMAIDS series, please visit HERE.



Just in time for the release of Book #2! Amazon and Barnes & Noble and iTunes have dropped their prices of Book #1.

Now, you can get REAL MERMAIDS DON’T WEAR TOE RINGS (the e-book) for only 99 cents! An 86 % savings!

That’s about the same as a bag of potato chips at my local corner store, or a small hot chocolate, or a quarter of an Ice Cream Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Blizzard at my Dairy Queen by the library (seriously, their prices are insane).

KINDLE: over at AMAZON . Only 99 cents.

NOOK: over at BARNES & NOBLE . Again, only 99 cents.

iBOOK: Over at Apple iTunes, too! Did I mention? Yes, I know…only 99 cents!

Don’t have a Kindle, Nook or iPad? Well, there’s a (free) App for that! Did you know you can read e-books from your Smart Phones, iPod Touch or personal computer?

Kindle Apps: iPhone/ Windows PC/ Mac/ Blackberry/ Android/ Windows Phone 7

Nook Apps: iPad/ iPhone / Android/ PC/ Mac

Happy reading!

But that’s how much longer there is to wait before the release of the second book in the REAL MERMAIDS series.

May 1st! Hooray!

Pre-order: amazon.combarnes&

Real Mermaids Don’t Hold Their Breath

Normal is never coming back…

Jade is totally confused. As in, “will this be a leg-day or a tail-day?” kind of confused. Even worse, it’s been forever since her first kiss with Luke and now—nothing. Not even a text message.


But Jade doesn’t have time to figure out the weirdness of boys and how to use her shiny new tail. (Seriously, being a mermaid should come with a handbook.) She has to come up with a plan to get her missing mermaid mom back on dry land.

The only problem is…Jade is afraid of the ocean. But even aqua-phobic mer-girls have to take the plunge sometime…

Praise for Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings:

“Bravo to Hélène Boudreau for hitting the bull’s-eye with a fresh, affectionate, watery twist on the classic coming-of-age-story.”—New York Journal of Books

“The author keeps suspense high…while tapping straight into young teens’ angst about friends, enemies, and boys.”—Kirkus