Silencing the Siren Epic Book Launch

About the Book

Book: Silencing the Siren

Author: Denise L. Barela

Genre: Christian Historical Mystery, Fairytale

Release date: January 4, 2022

Andrew Grayson thought he had everything… until he met her.

The indulged son of wealthy parents, Andrew has always gotten whatever he wanted almost before he knew he wanted it—clothes, gadgets… even a car! What more could a young man desire?

Enter Annabel Thompson. Freakshow mermaid extraordinaire… in a wheelchair!

Of course, her beauty attracts him. How could it not? Add to that a kind heart, and Andrew can’t help but fall for her.

Annabel’s connection with the freakshow repels his parents and their society friends. They want him to sever all ties with her and his new friends. Oh, and marry the “right” girl with the “right connections.” But he won’t do it. He’ll defy them and marry his little mermaid.

When Annabel turns up missing, declared dead, things don’t add up, Andrew begins asking some difficult questions, the most important being, “What happened to the little mermaid of the Coney Island freak show?”

Find out in this next book in the Ever After Mysteries, combining beloved fairy tales and mysteries. Silencing the Siren offers a retelling of “The Little Mermaid” that will keep you gripped to the edge of your seat as you watch the story unfold.


Silencing the Siren Excerpt Three

The Graysons were one of the wealthiest families with a townhome not that far from Central Park. Any other day, Andrew would be found there with his pals goofing around, but not today. Today, he was determined to final make it to Coney Island. All his friends had managed to visit the once glamorous resort, but since the opening of the new subway, his parents had forbidden him from going and getting caught up with the “riffraff,” as his parents called them. Andrew didn’t have much of an opinion in that area.

Grabbing his hat off the coatrack, Andrew slipped out the front door and onto the sidewalk. The cool crisp air blowing in from the sea greeted him as he tugged his suit jacket a little tighter around his lean frame. On the brisk walk to the subway, Andrew was quite glad that no one stopped him on his way to the station. The last thing he needed was to be questioned on his destination.

The row of townhouses once impressed and dazzled Andrew, but he had grown rather weary of the sight by now. He longed for excitement and something new.


Links to All Excerpts:
Excerpt One:
Excerpt Two:
Excerpt Three:
Excerpt Four:
Excerpt Five:
Excerpt Six:
Excerpt Seven:


Denise Barela’s passion for fiction, her faith, and general creativity define her life. In all things, she strives to glorify God, though especially in and through her writing. She has spent the past six years working for a publicity company and five years working as the head editor for a publishing company. With an MFA in Creative Writing and a Professional Writing certificate, Denise enjoys using her education and work experiences to help authors achieve their own writing dreams. When she’s not working away at her desk, you might find her reading a good book or following Alice down the rabbit hole…

2 thoughts on “Silencing the Siren Epic Book Launch

  1. Alicia Haney says:

    Wow, what a great sounding book! I love the excerpt and I love the title and the book cover! Thank you so much for introducing us to Denise, I will be on the look out for her book. Have a great day and stay safe.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s