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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Shearwater Part One (Ocean Depths Mermaid Romance) by Derek Murphy

"It was time to take my life back into my own hands...
even if it meant growing fins."
An innovative paranormal romance with a brand new magical system, and a version of mermaid biology that actually makes sense.


"I watched the colored lights and sparkles coming off of Sebastian in the dark water, as the ocean began the process of rebuilding his tail. I longed to join him in the water, to wrap my arms around him and let him carry me under the sea; but I wasn’t ready. For him, the ocean was a home; for me it was death. Without being able to transform, the ocean depths would suffocate me, the pressure collapse my bones and flesh." 

After her parent's accident, Clara is shipped off to live with a grandfather she never knew, in a town she can't pronounce. In Ireland, she soon discovers that her mother's secret past is filled with tragedy. Trying to track down the truth, she begins going through changes of her own, until she's not sure just who - or what - she is anymore.

Then she meets the mysterious Sebastian, who won't leave her alone, and Ethan, who apparently can't stand to be near her. Both of them seem to have supernatural powers, and she's not quite sure whether they want to kill her or kiss her. Just when things are getting interesting, someone attacks her, and she gets a revelation that destroys everything she thought she knew about the world, humanity, and herself. 

Explore the magical coast of Northern Ireland, and an new interpretation of the Tuatha de Danann, the Fomorians, and mermaid mythology. 

An innovative paranormal romance with a brand new magical system, and a version of mermaid biology that actually makes sense.


"Merrow have long memories. And remember, we live longer. So while most humans have forgotten the brutality and injustice that led to the merrow wars, the older merrow are still angry. They hate all humans. And now that the royal family is missing... some merrow think it's time to stop hiding. They argue that the humans are destroying the world, and that it's our duty to wipe them out."

"Wait--what?" He'd said the last statement so casually, I almost didn't grasp its significance. "There are merrow who want to destroy the human race?" I pictured a hundred thousand Sebastians, capable of punching through picnic tables and moving faster than we could even see them. It would be a slaughter. A mermaid apocalypse. I almost laughed at the thought, but the impulse died in my throat. I felt sick. I couldn't believe I'd wanted to kiss him just a few moments ago.

About the author:
Derek Murphy is a philosophy major turned book designer finishing a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. He recently decided to stop studying and designing books, and start writing his own.

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Stephanie LaPlante said...

I am sooo in love! Thanks for the chance!

Fee Roberts said...

I've always wondered about mermaid biology. It never made sense, to me, how mermaids could procreate with beings other than their own kind.

Fee Roberts said...

I probably just screwed myself, but I hit the wrong button in the rafflecopter! Arrrrr! I signed up for Derek Murphy's newsletter with @dragonfee64 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Jan Lee said...

I've never read a mermaid themed book except for The Little Mermaid, lol :)

Richard Brandt said...

Oh, I can understand mermaid biology. But sirens? Those ladies are off the hook.

Arf2-D2 said...

I like the covers although the second one (with the person floating horizontally) is a little creepy and implies that the book is a horror book.