Sunday, August 21, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Silencing the Siren by Denise L Barela and Christa DelSorbo

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.

Click here to get your copy!


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 Christa


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.

My Review

Silencing the Siren is the exciting debut for newest addition to the writer world, Denise L Barela. It is, also, the seventh installment from the series, Ever After Mysteries. She does not disappoint and her gift shines through in this 1920s style of the retelling of the classic The Little Mermaid tale. I greatly enjoyed this story with Annabel and Andrew. It is one that I could put down and among my favorites of the series I have read to date. 

I had the pleasure of listening to the audio version of Silencing the Siren. Christa DelSorbo’s performance on bringing this tale to life is superb. She made it so easy to continue to keep listening and she did a wonderful job.

I am giving Silencing the Siren a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading clean historical suspense fiction. I will be looking for more by this talented author, Denise L Barela, as well as, the next book from the Ever After Mysteries, Liz Tolsma’s Slashed Canvas.

I received a digital copy of Silencing the Siren from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. Thank you for sharing the great review. Sounds good.

  2. Lovely cover, Silencing the Siren sounds like a great book to read or listen to! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Locks, Hooks and Books, for sharing your review!

    Have a sunshiny day!

  3. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of the Silencing the Siren audiobook, this sounds like a great story and I am looking forward to listening to it

  4. I like the cover, I need to listen to this

  5. Thank you for listening and for your kind words!

  6. Historical mysteries based on fairytales are a fun premise, and The Little Mermaid is a favorite in my household. I'll enjoy this adult version.