Heart of Power: The Siren's Awakening

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

For Fans Of

Twilight and similar paranormal romances.

Book Summary

No matter whether you are a normal girl or a Siren, there always is this one guy who manages to completely get under your skin.

17-year-old Serena can’t escape her true destiny any longer. She is transformed into a Siren and has to get used to a different name, unusual abilities and constantly attracting every man’s glance. Guided by her new family members, she faces the challenge of leading a life among humans without appearing divergent. When Alex reciprocates her love, she seems to fully have settled into her new life.
However, two secrets have yet to be revealed and Serena has to make a tough choice.

Interview with the author

Q: How did you get the ideas for this book?

A: I love books like Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games but so far, I’ve only always concentrated on writing contemporary romances. When I was travelling through South East Asia the weird, twisted roots in the jungle inspired me that there could be a whole different world inside ours and so I tried to add a paranormal element to my romance writing and turn it into an urban fantasy romance. When I started writing it in 2013, I wasn’t sure where it was going to lead but now I have a pretty clear picture of a whole urban fantasy series in three books.

Q: So, are there more books by you, which your readers can enjoy?

A: I wrote two more romance novels. “A sketch of what you mean to me” will be published around February 2017. If you buy “Heart of Power: Awakening of the Siren”, you will find a link inside which will let you download it for free. The sequel of Awakening of the Siren should hopefully come out by the end of 2017. I’m not sure how much time I will find for writing next to my full time job.

Q: You work a full time job? So, when do you find the time for writing?

A: Anytime I can get. On the train, before work, after work, in airports, on a plane. Sometimes I feel a bit anti-social because I much rather would want to be home writing instead of going out on a Friday evening. I have to find a balance but I feel like writing gives me more energy because it’s something I really want to do.

Q: You mentioned planes and airports. Do you like to travel?

A: I love exploring beautiful places and I use every chance I can get to travel. I also try to keep up to date with my travel blog, which you find on my website www.swissmissontour.com

Q: Who will like the Heart of Power Series?

A: People who enjoy reading an urban fantasy mystery or a paranormal teen romance. However, I wouldn’t say it’s a young adult novel only. If you like Vampire books, I’d say the chance is big that you also like Siren books. I hope I can give something new to the readers, since Siren’s aren’t yet as explored as vampires. I address topics like having to leave your family and friends and finding your way in a new environment, how while growing up and even as an adult you are faced with choices every day and it’s important that you make a decision but that you also accept the consequences and of course, in Heart of Power, you will find the million butterflies, which you feel when you find the right guy for you and the insecurities love can sometimes bring as well.

Heart of Power Series eBook Categories:
-Urban fantasy series
-Siren’s kiss
-Siren books
-Urban fantasy mystery
-Paranormal books for teens
-Paranormal teen romance
-Young adult paranormal romance

Have fun reading!

This is the compelling first novel in the Heart of Power trilogy. S. L. Giger manages to add a refreshing breeze to fantasy by successfully introducing us to the world of Sirens in our modern age.


Serena was a normal girl! Until a fateful, terrible accident happened on her school trip.
She would die, if she hadn't been saved by three Sirens.
Yes, you read that right, Sirens.

This book is very original and unique, in the sense that offers us a new, fresh and modern glance at what is would be like for a Siren to exist and try to live among us a normal life.

I loved the author's take in the matter, how she attempted to explain everything to us, right away, and how she presented us with the struggle Serena, who was now supposed to answer to the name Nathalie, as her old self is supposed to be dead, faced in her new life.

How she wanted to get back to her family in Switzerland, at least to tell them that she is fine, for them not to mourn anymore. But her three guardians, her new family members knew better than to let her do what she had in mind.
Instead, she was now supposed to start afresh, leading the life of a high school girl in America.

I rarely have the opportunity to read about this fantastic mythological creature, the Siren, an I was greatly excited that this read provided me with the chance!
I loved the little changes the author had made, so that it would become easier for a Siren to fit into our world. Especially as the story progressed, and "Nathalie" was called to take more and more difficult decisions, regarding her new life!

The writing was easy, fast-paced and smooth, and I would totally love to get to know more about Nathalie's story!

All in all, 4 stars to a fresh, original and easy read, written by a newly presented author!

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About the Author

Seraina Linda Giger grew up in Gossau, SG in Switzerland and attended school there all the way through her master’s degree in becoming a high school teacher. With 16, she was able to spend an awesome exchange year in Rhinebeck, New York, where her love for the English language fully broke out. Since then, she always writes in English and later translates her books into German.
S. L. Giger loves travelling, salsa dancing, surfing, scuba diving and chocolate. At the moment, she really enjoys living in Zurich, since she has nice students, it’s beautiful in the summertime, there is a lot of chocolate and it’s only a 7min train ride from the airport ;)

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