BBNYA Blog Tour: Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen

Author: Anela Deen
Publisher: Fine Fable Press
Publish Date: May 17, 2019
Print Length: 365
Links: Amazon* and Goodreads*
BBNYA 2021: 6th place

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Today I’m happy to spotlight Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen! I signed up for a lot of other blog tours in February, so I opted for a spotlight on this tour to avoid over commitment. However, I’ve already seen a lot of great reviews and can’t wait to read it! Meanwhile, check out the official synopsis below to learn more about this book.

I received this book to read and review as part of the 2021 Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) competition and the BBNYA tours organised by the The Write Reads Tour team. All opinions are my own, unbiased, and honest.

BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or Twitter @bbnya_official.

The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!


After a violent storm destroys her ship, Isaura Johansdottir knows better than to hope she’ll be rescued from Eisland’s vast Failock Sea. Adrift and alone, her plans to start over lost, it’s a tragic conclusion after the disastrous end of her marriage—until she’s saved by Leonel, one of the merfolk, a creature long believed extinct. In repayment for her life, Leonel enlists her help to investigate the Failock’s mysterious and deadly plague of squalls. But when Isaura discovers Eisland’s ruthless new Lord commands the storms, her life will be in more danger on land than it ever was at sea.

As guardian of the Fathoms, Leonel must find the cause of unnatural storms ravaging the tidal currents and destroying the sea life. There are rumors of dark magic stirring in the Orom Abyss, the resting place of old, vanquished gods who tried to submerge the land millennia ago. Yet without proof, no one in King Ægir’s court will listen to him. And if it’s discovered he broke the Blue Laws to save a shipwrecked landweller, he might not survive the consequences.

As storms spread, Leonel and Isaura uncover secrets as forbidden as the bond that grows between them. Betrayal lurks in the restless sea, and when ancient powers lay siege to Eisland’s coast, the truth may be drowned along with everything else.

About the Author

A child of two cultures, this hapa haole Hawaiian girl is currently landlocked in the Midwest. After exploring the world for a chunk of years, she hunkered down in Minnesota and now fills her days with family, fiction, and the occasional snowstorm. With a house full of lovable toddlers, a three-legged cat, and one handsome Dutchman, she prowls the keyboard late at night while the minions sleep. Coffee? Nah, she prefers tea with a generous spoonful of sarcasm.

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7 thoughts on “BBNYA Blog Tour: Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen

  1. Hey there,

    wow, if the cover wouldn’t already be breathtaking, I gotta admit, the story would.

    I definitely have to check if I could order that book at my favorite book dealer here in Germany.


    1. I agree! The story sounds so good! I’ve seen so many great reviews on this blog tour, so I think it’s safe to say you should check with your favorite book dealer. 😉

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