Marina normally travels with her Dad as part of his job. This time her Dad has to go to Afghanistan for a year and doesn't feel that it is safe for heMarina normally travels with her Dad as part of his job. This time her Dad has to go to Afghanistan for a year and doesn't feel that it is safe for her to travel with him. So she dejectedly moves in with her aunt and cousin, in a small coastal town.
She goes down to the shore and happens upon a mermaid who calls her "sister". She falls into the water and between the mermaid and popular surfer, Ethan, they rescue her from drowning. Ethan then is asked by Marina's aunt to give Marina swimming lessons and thus the romance starts.
Meeting up with the mermaid again, she comes to find out that her mother was a mermaid. The mermaid wants Marina to follow her to get Marina's birthright, inherited when her mother passed away giving birth to her. Now she has a choice to make that will affect her whole future.
This was a relly good read. It flowed smoothly and was easy to follow. No distracting typos. ...more
Seth, a North Seas Titan Prince, has been banished to the mainland for not following a law of his mardom, is called home. Also banished was his twin bSeth, a North Seas Titan Prince, has been banished to the mainland for not following a law of his mardom, is called home. Also banished was his twin brother, Darius, who hasn't been called to return. The boys meet Jamie, a marine biologist, who is working for the company that has captured their sister. During the rescue, per his sister's request, they kidnap Jamie and bring her with them. Unbeknownst to Seth, Darius, and Jamie herself, she is a Siren. Of Royal lineage none the less.
Jamie's boss, bent on proving that merpeople exist, chases down Seth and Jamie in a boat on the sea. Where Jamie, afraid of water, is forced into her true Siren form and taken to Seth's mardom. Jamie is now left with a choice. Return to human form forever, losing all memory of Seth and his people. Or, stay with her soul mate.
Of course that is an edited version and there is a lot more going on that I will not divulge. Read it yourself! I really enjoyed the merpeople. The story was well written from the kingdom under the sea (No not Ariel's) to the steamy love scenes....more
Kait a willful and independent young woman refuses to let anyone dictate how she will live her life. We meet her as she is bartering eggs with a fisheKait a willful and independent young woman refuses to let anyone dictate how she will live her life. We meet her as she is bartering eggs with a fisherman. She sees her good friends father carrying a crying bundle and is relieved to see that she has finally given birth. Assuming the new grandfather is out and about to proudly show off his grandchild she presses near to see the baby. However, the grandfather seems less then willing to let anyone glimpse the babe and moves closer to the ocean. Hearing her friends soulful wail she runs to her aid and finds out from the midwife and her friend that the child is half selkie and the girls father is plannning on drowning the infant. Kait attempts to catch the man but arrives just after the deed is done. She attempts to save the poor creature but, alas, is too late.
Hiding in the oceans depths and plant life a selkie male hears the childs cry and goes to invesitgate and sees the babe as it expires and sees that is a selkie child. The first person he sees is Kait searching for the child and assumes she is the executioner of the child and furiously follows her home to exact revenge.
There really isn't much out having to do with the selkies. I had heard of them, but really didn't know much about them. So, this was a very intriguing read. It grabs hold and doesn't let go until the very end. The dialect in the dialogue as well as the superstition of the villagers really sets the scene. I would suggest this to anyone that is looking for something different to read. The romance and folklore/mythology of the story is fabulous....more