Siren by Tricia Rayburn
Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.
Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death.
Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a string of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear.
Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair try to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.
A seductive paranormal romance full of unexpected twists, Siren is certain to make a big summer splash.
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Teens and adults should consider picking up Siren if they’re in the mood for a spooky summer read, if they want to check out a paranormal romance in which the ladies (not the men!) are the ones in control… and if they’re curious to see just how long and far those silver eyes will follow them!
2 . Siren is told in the point of view of Vanessa. So can you tell us a little about her? Also, if you could offer her any type of advice what would you say?
Vanessa’s a lifelong scaredy-cat who’s forced to face some of her worst fears after she loses her older, protective sister. Along the way she makes some discoveries that threaten her new romance and change her life forever.
I think she does okay all on her own, but if I were to give Vanessa advice, I might suggest that she confide in Simon more. I understand why she doesn’t, but I’m pretty sure he’d stick by her no matter what!
3 . In Siren Vanessa has a close relationship with her sister Justine, so were parts of their relationship pulled from your own life?
I have a younger sister and an older brother, and we’re all very close. Our relationships are different from Vanessa and Justine’s, but we definitely look out for each other!
4 . What inspired you to set Siren at Winter Harbor?
I knew I wanted to set Siren somewhere along Maine’s dramatic coast, and I chose Winter Harbor upon learning that it earned its name because the harbor never freezes—not even in the middle of winter. That contributes to a key plot development in the book!
5 . What were you like when you were Venessa's age? Were you similar to her in any ways?
When I was 17, I was scared of the dark, rather shy, and in love with a bit of a brainiac. So yes, in those ways I was a lot like Vanessa!
Thanks, Tricia! Make sure to check out the next stop on the Siren blog tour tommorow at The Book Vixen.