Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Dive: A Quartet of Merfolk Tales” as Want to Read:
Dive: A Quartet of Merfolk Tales
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Dive: A Quartet of Merfolk Tales

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  7 reviews
You never know what hides beneath the sea's surface until you take the DIVE...

DEEPER by Christine DePetrillo
Crystal Bawle wants to sleep, but every time she closes her eyes, the drowning nightmare seizes her. Water is everywhere, and she is swallowed. That deep blue ocean wants her, and she’s getting too tired to fight.

Doctor Ray Taimen has spent too much time on land, but
Kindle Edition, 174 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Amazon
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Dive, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Dive

Of Poseidon by Anna BanksEverblue by Brenda PandosForgive My Fins by Tera Lynn ChildsTangled Tides by Karen Amanda HooperSweetest Curse by Susan D. Taylor
Mermaids, Sirens and such.
65th out of 110 books — 144 voters
The Second Internet Cafe, Part 1 by Chris  JamesThe Wayward Gifted by Donna K. ChildreeThe Moon Dwellers by David EstesShadows of the Realm by Dionne ListerSketches from the Spanish Mustang by Benjamin X. Wretlind
Indie reads to relax with
32nd out of 75 books — 48 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 64)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Good collection of short stories - all very different but all having to do with mermaids or mermen. The characters are realistic but quickly slip into sci-fi range when they encounter the aquatic life they are destine for. After reading these you might think twice, or three times, about the creatures you encounter in the water.
Penny Watson
Dive: A Quartet of Merfolk Tales by Christine DePetrillo, Rachel E. Moniz, Heather Rigney, and Joseph Mazzenga

This is a collection of four very short stories which I also got for free on Black Friday. Needless to say, the horror stories (MERMAIDS ARE NOT NICE by Heather Rigney and BLOODY DEPTHS by Joseph Mazzenga) were the most successful. And I'll tell you why. The other two stories are romance, and to be honest, it's almost impossible to write a successful romance this short. There is just not
Howard Parsons
There's an old saying - actually, there are a lot of old sayings - that goes "Good Things Come in Twos". In the case of Dive: A Quartet of Merfolk Tales, the saying should be revised to read "Good Things Come in Fours". Each of these tales is suitable for older YA's as well as adults in search of an enjoyable read on the topic of Merfolk.

Christene DePetrillo leads off the quartet with DEEPER, a merman meets girl kind of story. Crystal Bawle - yes, that's her real name - is a thity-year-old insom
The stories in Dive: A Quartet of Merfolk Talestake you beyond the disneyfied version of merfolk and into deeper, darker waters.

"Deeper" by Christine DePetrillo tells the story of the unfortunately named Crystal Bawle. Crystal has been suffering from nightmares for years - she is at her wits end. Can the handsome doctor, Ray Taimen, help her? Can Crystal help the good doctor before his time runs out? Only if they are both willing to go deeper.

Heather Rigney's "Mermaids Are Not Nice" shows just h
Emm Cole
Dive has four differing and fun mermaid tales. If you like mermaid books, this is a fun read with a little of everything.

Deeper by Christine DePetrillo has very tangible descriptions. If you enjoy romance, prepare for some spicy interaction. I am team Ray. Who wouldn't be?

Unfathomable by Rachel E. Moniz is a sweet story of a merman who goes out of his way to rescue a human girl. The building bond between Troy and Theresa is sweet and endearing.

Bloody Depths by Joseph Mazzenga is inventive and su
This book contains four short stories; of which I liked "Mermaids are not Nice" by Heather Rigney the most.

Rigney's story centers around a rather unlikable protagonist for these kinds of stories; an overweight alcoholic mother who while one day taking her daughter out to the swings at a playground encounters someone unusual.

The other three stories, to be honest while they were written decently; all were stories I had read before basically, with the names and places changed.
I enjoyed this book! It was fun and quick read and very unique. I liked being able to finish one story and then get caught up in the next. The writing was excellent and each story had a different spin on mermaids. It is great for a lighthearted day at the beach or a fireside evening.
Michelle marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2015
Carol Mclamb
Carol Mclamb marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2015
Eleanor Smythe
Eleanor Smythe marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2015
Niketa Little
Niketa Little marked it as to-read
Dec 25, 2014
Emily Serwatka-vermette
Emily Serwatka-vermette marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2014
Amanda Murphy
Amanda Murphy marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2014
Katie marked it as to-read
Sep 26, 2014
Madison marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2014
Stephanie Muschlitz
Stephanie Muschlitz marked it as to-read
Sep 01, 2014
Lori Franklin Hopkins
Lori Franklin Hopkins marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2014
Amy marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2014
Cristina marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2014
Jennifer Provost
Jennifer Provost marked it as to-read
Jun 15, 2014
Ella marked it as to-read
Jun 08, 2014
Mackenzie marked it as to-read
May 31, 2014
Sirenita marked it as to-read
May 25, 2014
DoeJoe marked it as to-read
May 20, 2014
Iron Clad
Iron Clad marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2014
Lisa marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2014
S.K. Munt
S.K. Munt marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2014
Erin Hayes
Erin Hayes marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
I love to write about love! Firefly Mountain just received a 2013 Rom Con Reader's Crown Award!
More about Christine DePetrillo...
More Than Pancakes (The Maple Leaf Series, #1) Kisses to Remember More Than Cookies (The Maple Leaf Series, #2) Firefly Mountain Alaska Heart

Share This Book