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  • Writer's pictureKristina Elyse Butke

SON OF THE SIREN and Tropes!


A dark turquoise sea with an image of the book SON OF THE SIREN . Son of the Siren and Tropes!
Photo by Ivana Cajina on Unsplash

Well, I did it. I made a trope graphic for Son of the Siren.


I had some trepidation about it...if you read my article "I'm Torn on Tropes" you can see that I'm worried about what people think about tropes...do they consider them tools? Or are they just a gimmick that doesn't tell you anything about the plot?


People either enjoy "trope map" graphics or they dislike them...I've seen so many and they seem to be very, very popular on social media...


So I caved and made one. Here it is:





It's missing the squiggly arrows! I didn't know how to do that! But I think everything else is covered.


If you're having trouble reading the graphic, here's what it says:

  • Friends to lovers

  • Killer mermaids

  • Shapeshifting fox girl

  • Horny, treacherous fae

  • Only one bed

  • Curses upon curses

  • Sweet hero/feisty heroine

  • Clever riddles and bawdy songs

  • Lovely ballads

  • Devotion to family


You can see that some of those listed above aren't exactly tropes; more like things that are a part of the book. I had some trouble coming up with tropes, so I listed what else you can expect from the novel.


The only thing I forgot was "fairytale adaptation" but even so, feedback from beta readers told me it reads like it's its own story so it might not have been worth it to mention in this graphic.


Anyway, I've already shared this on social media and likely will again once it gets closer to release. I hope you found this to be fun!


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Son of the Siren is now available for pre-order on Amazon and will also be a part of Kindle Unlimited, where you can read it for free with a KU subscription. For the eBook on Amazon, get it here; for the paperback on Amazon, get it here.


It's also available for paperback pre-order from Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, Books-A-Million, Thrift Books, Better World Books, and Wal-Mart. It's also available internationally on many bookstore websites like Kinokuniya and Browns Books, plus all the different Amazons out there.


The book releases July 2, 2024. There is currently a pre-order campaign running until July 1, 2024. Submit your receipts to my Jotform and you can get three 4x6 character cards by the artist Juhaihai. Don't wait! And as always, thank you for your support!

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