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October 10th, 2012 by
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Just in time for Halloween, a short story in the Watersong world is coming out!

Here’s all the official info on it:

Don’t miss this new short story set in the magical world of Watersong—a realm of enchanting beauty…and terrifying secrets. 

Aggie is a mythological creature on a secret mission. Lydia is a young woman from a magical family with no real powers of her own. And Daniel is a high school boy who’s made it his duty to protect his deeply troubled older brother. Then one fateful night, their lives collide in a terrifying accident that changes them all forever. And beneath the surface, the ripple effects of the accident will have more impact than anyone could ever guess…changing not only their future, but the fate of an entire town.

Here’s my answers to questions I think some of you might have:

What if you haven’t read Wake yet? Will you be able to understand the story?
Yes! It’s set five years before the events in Wake, so it’s a prequel. Whether you’ve read the Wake or not, it will still make sense to you. And if you have read the book, things will make even more sense. In fact, I would recommend reading the short story before the final book in the Watersong series comes out so you can have the complete picture of everything, but it’s not absolutely necessary.

The description doesn’t mention Gemma or Harper. Does it feature characters from Wake?
It does. Daniel has an important role in both Wake and Forgotten Lyrics, and some of the other characters in Forgotten Lyrics make their way into Watersong series later on. (Daniel’s also featured on the sexy new cover for Tidal, along with Penn.)

So this is a short story. What does this mean? How long is it?
Forgotten Lyrics is a short story, and it’s roughly 1/4 of the length of Wake. It is a complete story, with a beginning, middle, and end.

When does it come out?
Forgotten Lyrics will be out October 30, 2012 in ebook for $1.99, and it will be available for pre-order starting next week.

When does the next full-length Watersong book come out?
Lullaby is the second book in the Watersong series, and it will be out November 27, 2012. (I know at the back of Wake it says “Winter 2013” but the date got moved up after Wake went to print).

Is there a soundtrack for Forgotten Lyrics?
There sure is. I can’t help myself and must create soundtracks for everything I write. Here’s the one for Forgotten Lyrics: here.

So, I hope you all check out Forgotten Lyrics. I had a lot of fun writing it, and I think it really adds something to the overall story in Watersong. I deliberately wrote it so that new readers and older readers could enjoy it equally, and I really hope you all do.

And it’s just in time for Halloween. So in between trick or treaters knocking at your door, you can kick back and dive into it. 😉

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  • Neha Ramsukh says:

    Hi Amanda,please make a movie out of the watersong series ,its the best book i ever read.

  • Hi, Amanda! I’m loving the series Watersong. But just read the first two, anyway, here in Brazil just released “Wake” and “Lullaby.” They are really amazing and I’m so excited for “Tidal” and “Forgotten Lyrics” Vanha to Brazil. Do you have any estimate of when it will be released here? Thank you for your attention.

  • I’m so glad I gave your work a chance! Now I’m addicted

  • Hi,When I heard from you for the first time I was so impressed, and happy at the same time to know that as a self published author you can go so far. I’m here right now writing you because I feel very fustrated not knowing how to promote my own books. I recently published my first book on, as well on the kindle store, but i’m stuck not knowing on which direction to go. The title of my book is Dark Angel Reincarnation. I have a fan page on facebook, as well I started writing a blog, on which I don’t feel like I have the notion or the confidence to be a good blogger. I know you’re a busy person, but I’d be so thrilled if you could give me some tips. Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Sincerly, David Mendoza

  • R.O Fawn says:

    Great blog always a pleasure to read

  • Querida amiga, perdoa-me a tradução. Quis dizer?
    Querida amiga Amanda! Dando uma passadinha aqui para deixar meu carinho!
    Poeta Cigano.

  • Dear friend Amanda! Taking another drop by here to leave my love. Your Blog. is wonderful.
    Light kisses!

    Gypsy Poet – 22/10/2012

  • Catharina says:

    I’m just curious . . . is this a self-pubbed novella, separate from St. Marten who is publishing the Watersong book series? Having had a look at the offered price, it appears to be (since conventionally pubbed e-books are *much* higher).

    Thanks, Amanda!

  • Panda Ninja says:

    Wow, it sounds really good! I can’t wait to check it out. The cover looks really nice too!

  • SusannahS says:

    I re-read Wake today and again I wondered if Daniel’s brother’s boat accident was related to the Sirens. I can’t wait to read the short.