BBNYA Finalist Spotlight: Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen

Hello, reader!

Today, I have another spotlight for one of the fantastic finalists of the Book Blogger Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA)! This spotlight is for a fantasy novel that promises adventure, romance, and mermaids: Beneath Cruel Fathoms by Anela Deen! But, first, let me tell you more about BBNYA.

BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website www.bbnya.com or twitter @bbnya_official.

The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!

I’m excited to bring you more details about one of the books that made it all the way to last round. So let’s jump right in!


Book Details


  • Title: Beneath Cruel Fathoms
  • Author: Anela Deen
  • Publication date: May 17th, 2019
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

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