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Sunday, August 21, 2022

Audiobook Review and Giveaway - Silencing the Siren Author: Denise L. Barela Narrator: Christa DelSorbo On tour with Celebrate Lit 0


About the Book

Book: Silencing the Siren

Author: Denise L. Barela

Narrator: Christa DelSorbo

Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction

Release date: May, 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.


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About the Author

Denise L. Barela is a twenty-something-year-old writer with a passion for fiction, her faith, and just being creative in general. When she’s not working away at her desk, you might find her reading a good book or following Alice down the rabbit hole…





About the Narrator

Speaking Life into Story

Queen of the one-eyebrow quirk, Christa DelSorbo auditioned for the role of Tarzan’s mom and has the photos to prove she ended up as the only cast member in a literal cast. These days, they keep her stuck in a box with a ball on a stick and only feed her when she reads another chapter of another fabulous book. She loves every minute. Or so they tell her. *eyebrow slowly raises *


More from the Christa

My Thoughts

I have had the honor of working with Denise L. Barela for the last several years. I have been blessed to be a part of the Celebrate Lit blogging team since 2017. When I saw that she was releasing her first book, I was super excited for her. Silencing the Siren is in my top 3 of the Ever After Mystery series. This is book 7 in that series.

This is a different take on the Little Mermaid. We see a character, who is in a wheelchair. Annabel Thompson. Freakshow mermaid extraordinaire. Annabel was born with deformities in her legs that has left her in a wheelchair. Annabel was used to people staring and making comments about her. However, Annabel has caught the eye of wealthy Andrew Grayson. Andrew cannot understand why he is so drawn to her. His parents and friends are advising him to forget about her. It was sad to see that his parents cared more about his image - then his happiness.

When Annabel goes missing and is presumed dead, Andrew is devastated. He is determined to try and solve the mystery of her disappearance. Andrew starts out the story as a young naïve boy, but evolves throughout the book. The author has crafted a beautiful story that you will not want to put down.

Let's talk about the narrator, Christa DelSorbo. I have had the pleasure of listening to several books that she has narrated. I wish she could just read to me all day. Her voice is so soothing. 

Thank you to the author, narrator, and Celebrate Lit Blogging Program for allowing me to listen to a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 15

Texas Book-aholic, August 16

Inklings and notions, August 17

For Him and My Family, August 18

deb’s Book Review, August 19 (Spotlight)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 20

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 21

Connie’s History Classroom, August 22

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 23

For The Love of Books, August 24

SodbusterLiving, August 25

Through the Fire Blogs, August 26 (Author Interview)

Vicarious Living, August 27

Books I’ve Read, August 28


To celebrate her tour, Christa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a code for the audiobook!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Silencing the Siren sounds intriguing, and I so want to know if Andrew finds out what has happened to Annabel.

  2. Thanks for sharing Silencing the Siren with me, Christa, it sounds like my kind of book!

    Thanks, Connie, for sharing your thoughts!

    Have an amazing week!

  3. This sounds like a very interesting book.