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Catherine Banks Kai Ellory Viola Mia Ellas Anthea Sharp Kristi Lea LA Fox Nicole Zoltack Mara Amberly Raine English Margo Bond Collins Sara Elizabeth Mikayla Symonett Tricia Schneider Merrie Destefano Bokerah Brumley L.C. Ireland Rachel A. Marks and Pauline Creeden
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Pauline Creeden is an award-winning author, horse trainer, and overall book ninja. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Gold Award for First Place YA Horror Novel.
What a delightful collection of stories. I'm always up for mermaid tales (ha ha, pun belatedly intended), because there is so much room for interpretation and the ocean landscape is so vast and full of wonders.
Merrie Destefano's story, "Fury", is a great example. She takes the classic ideas of mermaids, sirens, and selkies and creates an underwater world with clashing kingdoms, powerful Kings, and mysterious magic. The idea that some underwater beings can change their skin and shape to look human while others cannot is fascinating. Could we have selkies living among us even now?
But the real appeal of Merrie's story is of course the brave and desperate young woman who strikes a terrible blood oath with an enemy king and then finds herself attracted to the king's son. I've enjoyed Merrie's other YA novels and novellas, and this one did not disappoint.
I'd encourage anyone who likes mermaids even a little bit to pick up this anthology, and start with Merrie's story, "Fury"!
I am fairly addicted to Anthea Sharp’s stories and will freely admit that I downloaded Mermaidia: A Limited Edition Anthology because I found out she was one of the contributors. Sure enough, her story, The Sea King’s Daughter, was fantastic, and worth the price of the collection by itself, but I’ve also enjoyed the others that I’ve read so far, the first two of which, Paranormal Maritime War (by Nicole Zoltack) and Siren’s Curse (by Margo Bond Collins), are wonderful new stories by other writers I’ve long enjoyed (and was very happily surprised on discovering them there). All in all a superb collection that I’m happy to highly recommend.
The stories were fun and heartwarming, with the exception of three. Reef of Souls and Fury:Crescent Moon were both tragic, while Sinking Hearts had foul language and did not fit the rest of the anthology.
It seems that no one bothered to proofread. The spelling and grammar errors make reading very difficult in quite a few of the stories. Some of the tales are blatant attempts to get the reader to buy the series....the story having no real ending...