The Big Fat Mermaid by Dweezel and Pallie – Spotlight and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Dweezel and Pallie will be awarding a $30 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

She’s nasty, she’s gross, and she’s anything but little. All Aria the mermaid princess wants is to stuff her face full of food, but what happens when her dad, the king, tries to stop her? The answer: laughs beyond belief! Watch as Aria deals with her mean dad, a chubby-chasing prince, a harpoon wielding sea captain, and, in a grand final battle, the monstrous water witch herself.

Aria will bite, belch, and fart her way into your heart in this second installment of the Funny Stories for Kids series, brought to you by the famed Dweezel and Pallie.

Enjoy an excerpt:

“Oh, good,” said Crustacean, swimming into a long, dark, stinking, dirty dungeon. It’s cells were full of sad looking sea citizens. “See, Tortly, dis gonna be easy! It like I always say, a good Crustacean is a–”

Crustacean swam directly into a shark.

The shark turned around and growled, showing its wide smile of sharp teeth.

“Oh my!” Crustacean gasped.

“Intruders!” shouted the shark. He opened his mouth and went to bite Crustacean.

Crustacean dodged the charging shark with some quick swimming moves, but Tortly, behind him, was too slow. Tortly screamed and went into his shell.

The shark caught Tortly in his mouth. He bit down on the turtle’s shell, which became wedged in his mouth.

Crustacean come from behind now and began pinching the shark with his lobster pincers.

“Take some of dis,” Crustacean shouted, poking and pinching, “And some of dis! Not so tough now without you scary teeth!”

Crustacean wound up his little red claws and poked them both into the shark’s eyes.

About the Author:

Dr. Dweezel and Professor Pallie have become famed in their respective fields for outstanding contributions. For nearly a decade they have collaborated on the recording of lost ancient texts and tales.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. What would you say are the main advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing against being published or the other way around?

    • The main advantage of self publishing is that you don’t have to go through all the red tape of a publisher. It’s simple and easy to get your stories posted to any of the major ebook vendors. Theoretically we, as writers, will get to keep a larger cut of any profits that our work earns (this is still theoretical, right now!). The biggest disadvantage is that, when you’re an indie writer, you have to know a lot more than just writing. Marketing, cover art, advertising campaigns, promotional blurbs, release dates, descriptions, editing, etc. are all up to you. It’s a lot of responsibility. I guess that’s the price you pay for being your own boss.

      Thanks for the question!

  3. Becky Richardson says:

    What books do you enjoy reading?

    • Thank you for that question, I do enjoy reading however my colleague Pallie doesn’t do much reading, so I, Dweezel, will answer this question.

      My favorites that come to mind include The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, and Orson Scott Card’s books (the author of Ender’s Game, among others).

      I’ve also read a lot of classic books, like The Divine Comedy, Don Quixote, and The Bible. I just started Wuthering Heights, but I can’t say yet that I’m “enjoying” it!

  4. Becky Richardson says:

    Really enjoyed the excerpt.

  5. Thank you “Long and Short Reviews YA” for hosting this spotlight of “The Big Fat Mermaid.” Sorry that we are a bit late, but we’re excited to be here and ready to answer any questions your readers have!

  6. This sounds like such a fun story. I loved the excerpt.

  7. Eva Millien says:

    Sounds like a fun read, thanks for sharing and good luck with the tour!

  8. I liked the excerpt.

  9. Lisa Brown says:

    Aw, this poor mermaid, thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  10. LOL this sounds great!!! I’m looking forward to sharing this with my niece 🙂

  11. tiago rosado says:

    do you think Disney is going to call you for a movie deal??

  12. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. 🙂

  13. I enjoyed the excerpt!, Thanks for sharing!

  14. So you all know,

    “The Big Fat Mermaid” is on sale for $.99 until the end of the year!

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