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Heather Matthews | 8 comments Hi,

My name is Heather and I'm the author of The Secret Of The Emerald Sea.

This young adult fantasy novel tells the story of Jane, a girl from a small seaside village, who has a very strange longing...every time it rains, she is drawn to the Emerald Sea, and feels compelled to disappear beneath its depths.

However, Jane has always been forbidden to go into the water...she was never taught to swim. One rainy night, her longing takes over, and she begins a magical journey into a whole new life...one filled with romance, danger, and adventure...

The book is available in paperback at Amazon.com


In Kindle version at Amazon.com


At the UK Kindle Store


and at Fictionwise (currently in the top 50 bestsellers for Young Adult Fiction


...and there are mermaids! Gods, goddesses, witches, and villains, too :)



The Secret of the Emerald Sea by Heather Matthews

message 2: by Randi, Movies, Music, Merpeople (new)

Randi (The Artist Formerly known as Guitar Chick) (guitarchick) | 1021 comments Mod
Oooh! Awesome! I'm writing a few mer-novels as well.

message 3: by Heather (new)

Heather Matthews | 8 comments :) Hope you get a chance to check this one out, too :)

have a great day!


message 4: by Garrett (new)

Garrett (garrettgoodreads) This one sounds really good! I've read a bit on Amazon.com, and I like what I saw! Plus, the cover's beautiful, too! :)

message 5: by Heather (new)

Heather Matthews | 8 comments oh, thank you :) I do hope you get a chance to read it, I`d love to hear what you think :) I love the cover, too, it captures the mood of the story perfectly :)

message 6: by Emily, Merfreak & Tribute (new)

Emily (emilimcg) | 251 comments Mod
The cover is really pretty! :) And it sounds like a good story!

message 7: by Heather (new)

Heather Matthews | 8 comments I'm so glad you like the cover :) thanks!

message 8: by Heather (new)

Heather Matthews | 8 comments Here's new review from The Romance Reviews -

Feb. 9, 2011

Who doesn't like a good fantasy story? A story that also includes a great adventure and romance. Heather Matthews has done a marvelous job of writing such a descriptive story that I actually felt like I was part of it. I could see the scenery and the magical beauty under the surface of the sea in my mind as I was reading. Thus begins this truly captivating tale that will draw young and adult alike and you have to keep reading to see what is going to happen next.

Jane is the main character. She lost her mother and doesn't know who her father is. She is being raised by her grandmother who forbids her to go near the sea and won't even let her take swimming lessons for fear she will learn the secret. She's fourteen years old and has always been drawn to the sea. She doesn't know why she feels such a connection, especially when it rains.

One night when it is raining, she can no longer deny her body's unnatural pull to the sea. She defies her grandmother and goes to the water. Imagine her surprise that as she steps into the water, she is not afraid and moreover, it comforts her. She sees beautiful swirling colors. Imagine her shock when she goes further into the water and suddenly realizes her legs have disappeared and she is a mermaid. I don't want to give any further important parts or the story, but along the way you meet such mythical characters as Neptune, Cupid, Venus, Diana and a few others. What an enjoyable story this was.

Ms. Matthews understands the elements necessary to keep a reader going. The dialogue seems so real. The vividness of the sights, sounds and even the smells so many times put me right there with the characters and into the middle of the story.

I would highly recommend this story to anyone who loves a good fantasy and an adventure that is full of surprises.

message 9: by Heather (new)

Heather Matthews | 8 comments The book is now featured at the Merblog - a wonderful resource about all things mermaid!


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