Swans Landing series

“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.”
- Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

About the Swans Landing series

Along the Outer Banks of North Carolina lies a small island that holds secrets as big as the ocean. A race of beings called finfolk walk among the humans, only changing into their mermaid form while swimming. For centuries, the humans and finfolk happily shared the island and the surrounding waters.

But that has changed.

Are you ready to meet the real mermaids of Swans Landing?

Swans Landing is a paranormal romance series in ebook format for teens. Click here to find out more about this picturesque fishing village or read below for more about the books.

 

Surfacing (Swans Landing #1)

Sixteen-year-old Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and now, being shipped off to live with the father she doesn’t know is not how she imagined grieving. She’s already counting down the days until she turns eighteen and can leave the tiny island of Swans Landing.

But from the moment she steps off the ferry, nothing is as ordinary as it looks. Whispers of a haunting song on the wind make her see impossible things, and she isn’t sure she can trust her judgment about what is real and what isn’t anymore. Maybe she can’t even trust her judgment about quiet Josh Canavan, whose way of speaking in riddles and half-truths only confuses her more, luring her deeper into the secrets hidden beneath the ocean’s surface.

As she tries to unravel the events that led to her mom fleeing the island sixteen years ago, Mara finds that the biggest secret of all is only the beginning.

Published November 15, 2011 (ebook format only)

Click here to read Chapter 1 of Surfacing

 

Where to Buy

Barnes & Noble, Amazon US, iTunes, Kobo, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Smashwords, OmniLit, Sony ReaderStore, Diesel EbookStore, Amazon Italy, Amazon Spain, Amazon Brazil, Amazon Japan

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Submerging (Swans Landing #2)

Sixteen years ago, Sailor Mooring’s mother dove into the Atlantic Ocean and was never seen again. Now, Sailor is following her mother’s long swim to find answers to the questions that have haunted her life: Why did her mother leave? And what really happened the night Sailor’s father died?

Callum Murchadh has spent the last five years banished from his home and his people. At nineteen, he now lives a human life in the northern islands of Scotland, where maintaining a quiet existence is crucial to keeping his secrets hidden.

But having a finfolk girl step off the ferry and into his life was the last thing he expected.

Sailor finds herself both drawn to Callum and frightened by his warnings. He may hold the clues she needs to reach the ancestral home of her people, but knowing whether to trust him isn’t easy.

Published October 15, 2012 (ebook format only)

Click here to read Chapter 1 of Submerging

Where to Buy:

Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Smashwords, OmniLit, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Italy, Amazon Spain, Amazon Brazil, Amazon Japan

 

 

Shifting (Swans Landing #2.5)shiftingcover2

Dylan Waverly has lived his entire life on the tiny island of Swans Landing with his best friend Sailor Mooring at his side. But now Sailor has left, and no one knows if she’ll ever return. Dylan remains stuck in a half-life between land and sea on an island that is slowly dying.

Dylan thinks he knows where his life is headed, until a human girl makes him wish for something more. Now he wonders if maybe there is another way of living, another choice he never imagined possible.

But is one girl worth crossing the line that separates humans and finfolk, and causing tensions on the island to erupt?

Published February 25, 2013 (ebook format only)

Click here to read Chapter 1 of Shifting

 

Where to Buy:

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Surrendering (Swans Landing #3)Surrendering (Swans Landing #3)

Josh Canavan swam an entire ocean in search of the truth about what happened the night his father died. Now he’s made the journey back in order to save the people and the island he loves.

But when the devastating truth about his father’s death is revealed, can Josh trust who he is long enough to fight the threat that will destroy Swans Landing as he knows it?

Surrendering is the conclusion to the Swans Landing series by Shana Norris.

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Published August 13, 2013

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Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords, Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain, Amazon Italy, Amazon Canada, Amazon Brazil, Amazon Japan

 

 

 

Swans LandingSwans Landing Boxed Set

FOUR NOVEL BOXED SET – The Swans Landing Series (Surfacing, Submerging, Shifting, Surrendering)

Along the Outer Banks of North Carolina lies a small island that holds secrets as big as the ocean. A race of beings called finfolk walk among the humans, only changing into their mermaid form while swimming. For centuries, the humans and finfolk happily shared the island and the surrounding waters.

But that has changed.

SURFACING (Swans Landing #1)
Sixteen-year-old Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and now, being shipped off to live with the father she doesn’t know is not how she imagined grieving. But from the moment she steps off the ferry, nothing is as ordinary as it looks.

SUBMERGING (Swans Landing #2)
Sixteen years ago, Sailor Mooring’s mother dove into the Atlantic Ocean and was never seen again. Now, Sailor is following her mother’s long swim to find answers to the questions that have haunted her life: Why did her mother leave? And what really happened the night Sailor’s father died?

SHIFTING (Swans Landing #2.5)
Dylan Waverly has lived his entire life on the tiny island of Swans Landing with his best friend Sailor Mooring at his side. But now Sailor has left, and no one knows if she’ll ever return. Dylan remains stuck in a half-life between land and sea on an island that is slowly dying.

SURRENDERING (Swans Landing #3)
Josh Canavan swam an entire ocean in search of the truth about what happened the night his father died. Now he’s made the journey back in order to save the people and the island he loves.

Get all four books in this one digital boxed set.

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Published October 24, 2013

Where to Buy:

Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

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Playlists

Below are the songs that inspired me as I worked on Surfacing. I am in no way affiliated with these artists or their record labels, I just enjoy their music.

“Santa Monica” – Everclear
“From Where You Are” – Lifehouse
“Look After You” – The Fray
“The Sound of White” – Missy Higgins
“Many the Miles” – Sara Bareilles
“Please Do Not Let Me Go” – Ryan Adams
“The World Outside” – Paloalto
“I Saw” – Matt Nathanson
“Suspended” – Matt Nathanson
“Electric” – Tristan Prettyman
“When I Fall” – Jonathan Cour

 

These are the songs that inspired Submerging:

“Before It’s Too Late” – The Goo Goo Dolls
“Broken” – Lifehouse
“The Great Escape” – Boys Like Girls
“Landslide” – Smashing Pumpkins
“Pictures of You” – The Cure
“Please Don’t Leave Me” – Pink
“Torn” – Natalie Imbruglia
“Falls on Me” – Fuel
“From Where You Are” – Lifehouse
“You Found Me” – The Fray
“You’re Missing” – Bruce Springsteen
“Under the Milky Way Tonight” – The Church
“The Scientist” – Coldplay

 

These songs inspired Shifting:

“With Me – Sum 41
“Your Winter” – Sister Hazel
“What Hurts the Most” – Rascal Flatts
“Sway” – The Perishers
“Softer” – Jonathan Cour
“I’m With You” – Avril Lavigne
“All Your Life” – The Band Perry

 

These songs inspired Surrendering:

“A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
“Chasing Cars” – Snow Patrol
“Disarm” – Smashing Pumpkins
“Comedown” – Bush
“First Time” – Lifehouse
“Fortress” – Pinback
“How to Save a Life” – The Fray
“If I Die Young” – The Band Perry
“Over the Rainbow” – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
“Invincible” – OK Go
“Time is Running Out” – Muse
“Wonderful” – Everclear
“Back to December” – Taylor Swift
“Hold On” – TobyMac