Wounded by her parents’ divorce, and shunning romantic love, marine biologist Sarah Sumner is determined to fight for those who have no voice.
Aboard the anti-whaling vessel, the MerSea, she opposes the Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean with Gunner, a fellow deckhand. His compassion and gallows humor make a warm, lasting impression that could melt the ice in Antarctica.
At the end of the campaign in Australia, Sarah is stung by a mutant stingray and begins morphing into a mermaid. She heads home to California, returning to her job at the Mobi Institute with a secret, not to mention an identity crisis.
While mooring the tempest of her freakish body, she must choose either to advance her career or to continue her expeditions. She longs to save sharks from being finned, but if she returns to the MerSea she will be able to save lives and explore the waters with Gunner.
Hurt by her father abandoning her years ago, and apprehensive about Gunner’s fresh divorce, is a shipwreck waiting to happen. And how would they start a relationship with a tail?
Melissa Crismon came out of the womb singing, influenced by her mom’s harmonizing in a Southern California rock band. With a creative background in modern dance, pedal harp, voice, and diary keeping, the natural step, was writing about an adventurous mermaid. She never thought her winsome sailor would be answering all her nautical questions with help from a little mermaid, a big-eyed Chihuahua, and a purry kitty.