All summer long the authors of the falling in deep collection have been launching unique mermaid tales for you to enjoy. Maybe you grabbed one by your favorite author, or tried a couple, or maybe you were hoping we’d do something like this…for a LIMITED time, ALL the Falling in Deep novellas will be available in one massive, 900 page, anthology! That’s a lot of seashells! And to thank you for loving our mermaids so much, we’ve set our Pre-Order and Release Week Price at 99 cents!
We aren’t going to off this collection for long, it’s a LIMITED release, so do grab it before Ink, Kate, Skyla, Tara, Gaire, Anya, and all the other mermaids swim away!
From mermaids to sirens, Miami to Athens, dark paranormal romance to
contemporary stories with steam to folktales, the fourteen award-winning and
best-selling authors of the FALLING IN DEEP COLLECTION are bringing you mermaid tales like you’ve never seen before.
by Pauline Creeden
A Mermaid Romance by Melanie Karsak
Ocean and Ash by A. R. Draeger
Breath by J. M. Miller
the Heart of the Deep by Carrie Wells
Mermaid’s Den by Ella Malone
Water is Sweeter by Eli Constant
Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless
Officer & a Mermaid by Blaire Edens
to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes
Water Bridegroom by B. Brumley
Kiss by Margo Bond Collins
Each His Own by Anna Albergucci
The Falling in Deep Collection
SCALES BY PAULINE CREEDEN
Verona is a bottom feeder. She is the one mer in her
clan who is considered the ugliest and least intelligent. Growing up with the
constant bullying and abuse wasn’t the worst of what her kind had in store for
her. At seventeen years old, she must now endure “The Reckoning.”
The scales will measure her worth to her clan. Will she
endure thirty days as a land-walker to gather information and knowledge to
appease her clan and return a valued member? Will she wait three years, until
she is twenty, and find a mer of her kind to accept her and marry her? Or will
she suffer exile for the rest of her life?
INK: A MERMAID ROMANCE BY MELANIE KARSAK
A mermaid princess
destined to wed a handsome king…
It sounds like a fairy
tale, but the reality is far murkier.
Ink, Princess of the
Florida Atlantic mers, is slated to wed the ancient enemy of her tribe, the
King of the Gulfs. After years of war that led to countless mer deaths, as well
as the genocide of aquatic shapeshifters and the freshwater mers of Florida,
Ink’s marriage will bring lasting peace.
Or so it seems.
Mere hours before she’s
supposed to leave the ocean for her customary year as a drywalker, Ink meets
Hal, an alligator shifter who warns her that a storm is brewing. There is
malicious intent behind Ink’s marriage—and worse, meeting Hal has also caused a
storm to rage in Ink’s heart. Nevertheless, loyal to her tribe, Ink will put
aside her feelings and journey to Miami to marry the decadent King Manx.
Ink soon learns that her
only hope of surviving the crashing force swelling around her is to tap into a
power deep inside—a forbidden power that might destroy them all.
OF OCEAN AND ASH BY A. R. DRAEGER
Cast into the sea at birth, human-born Ia found her
adoptive family among the merfolk. While her underwater upbringing was
peaceful, Ia’s blood-heritage and the strict societal rules of the merpeople
lead her to wonder of the world above the waves.
When a storm lands Ia ashore, she discovers her body
has transformed into the human she would have been. Taken in as property by a
callous plantation owner, Ia works alongside the slaves until she can make her
way back to the water. There is nothing Ia wants more than to go home, that is,
until she meets a handsome, troubled man named Matthias, who has a touch that
can be as kind as his tongue is harsh.
Torn between two very different lives, Ia must choose –
stay in his world and risk her life for a love untested, or return to the
familiar arms of the underwater world that raised her and risk losing what may
be the greatest love she will ever know.
Will Ia’s choice lead to her happiness or her
DEEP BREATH BY J. M. MILLER
Before disappearing at sea, Marissa Pruitt’s father—a
once revered marine archaeologist—walked the line of insanity, claiming to have
seen a mermaid during an ordinary dive in the Gulf of Mexico. He abandoned his
life and career, completely obsessed with chasing the truth.
It’s been years since his death, and Marissa is still
tormented by countless unanswered questions. When she finds dive coordinates
and a stone pendant hidden in her father’s things, she asks for help from his
old protégé and sets out to give her father one last goodbye and maybe find
closure for her troubled heart. Instead, she finds the truth he’d been searching
for all along, with a life and love she never could have imagined. But there’s
a price to see it all, one set by betrayal and paid with an anchor at her feet
and salt water in her lungs.
AT THE HEART OF THE DEEP BY CARRIE L. WELLS
Oceanographer Luke McAllister races to figure out why
the ocean depth is changing off Florida’s Treasure Coast. But before he and his
crew discover what’s transforming the deep, he stumbles upon an even greater
mystery. Leagues below the waves, he swear he sees…a mermaid?
Anya isn’t allowed to get close to humans. But when a
golden-haired researcher gets too close to her island, she can’t afford to stay
Together, this unlikely pair will seek to discover
what’s causing shifts in ocean floor. While their new alliance is forbidden,
Anya will risk everything to save her beloved ocean. The only problem is, she’s
not sure what’s really luring her in, her love of the sea or the tempest Luke
has stirred in her heart. Either way, Anya knows that the dangers facing the
sea are nothing compared to what will happen to her when her father learns
she’s broken the merfolks’ most sacred law.
Can Anya and Luke discover what lurks at the heart of
the deep before it’s too late?
THE MERMAID’S DEN BY ELLA MALONE
Laura and Tom Flynn
married after she fell for him hook, line, and sinker — literally. Finding
Laura in his fishing net had been a shock for Tom, but one he came to embrace
as they quickly fell in love. For fifteen years, they have lived and worked by
the sea, and Laura hasn’t thought once of what she left behind when she chose
to marry Tom. She doesn’t regret giving up her mermaid form. It wasn’t a
sacrifice. It was a good decision, and one she made to survive.
Now, with Tom missing at
sea, Laura faces a decision she swore she’d never consider. In order to search
for Tom and his crew, she must become a mermaid again and face the demons of
the deep that she eagerly dodged when trading in her tail. Or she can stay on
land and continue her life, but without Tom.
Does she enjoy her future
alone, without the man she loves, or face her fears and her past in the ocean?
Either way, nothing will be the same for her again.
HOW TO BE A MERMAID BY ERIN HAYES
All Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid.
So she takes a year off between high school and college
to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional
Everything’s great until she meets a gorgeous real-life
merman named Finn. Suddenly, what she thought was a dream turns out to be a
nightmare — she’s turning into a mermaid herself. For real.
Yet when she returns to the sea to seek out Finn and
reverse her transformation, she finds herself in the middle of an impending war
between the land and sea. Tara may have always wanted to be a mermaid, but now it’s
sink or swim. In order to survive, she has to learn how to be one, too.
THE GLASS MERMAID BY POPPY LAWLESS
I’m the last mermaid.
I’m back on shores of Lake Erie, but the cold waters
are silent. There is nothing here for me but ghosts and the beach glass that
litters the rocky shore. Long ago, I lived below the waves. Now, I am the sole
survivor, and at long last, my mermaid glamour is leaving me.
Every day, I walk the beach. Every day, I wonder what
happened to my people. The little pieces of colored glass that wash ashore give
me simple pleasure. They are gifts from the lake, reminders of home. I fashion
them into trinkets: necklaces, earrings, bracelets. They are beautiful things.
The humans seem love them.
Every day, I walk the beach. Nothing ever changes,
until the day he says hello.
It’s not a question, it’s a fact. The cancer is eating
me alive. They told me I have six months to live, maybe less. I came home, back
to Chancellor on Lake Erie, to die. The sunsets are vivid there, and I will
relish every one.
I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than a Lake
Erie sunset until I see her.
All life is as fragile as glass.
What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?
AN OFFICE AND A MERMAID BY BLAIRE EDENS
When a slave uprising threatens the life of Syreena,
the daughter of an eighteenth century plantation owner, a servant uses voodoo
to transform her into a mermaid. The spell will be only broken when she returns
to the beach where it was cast. After three hundred years of swimming, she’s
ready to trade fins for legs. The only problem is she can’t find her way home.
Dylan, a twenty-first century Coast Guard Officer, has
sworn off love for the sea. When a wave throws him overboard, Syreena uses her
amulet to ward off the sharks and save his life.
With Syreena and Dylan stranded on a remote cay in the
Caribbean, Dylan has the know-how to build a raft and navigate but his
near-drowning has made him terrified of the water. Syrenna will use every charm
she has to convince Dylan to take her home.
Even if it means falling in love. . .
THE WATER IS SWEETER BY ELI CONSTANT
When the land becomes a desert, the water will quench
Orphan Lena McMillan used to think that what she shared
with Truman Kent was real. Now she sees their relationship for what it really
is- controlling and abusive.
She has to choose to die slowly from ‘love’ or say
goodbye to the family she’s always desired. Leaving scares her though, so much
so that dying seems like her only option.
But fate won’t let her quit life and Truman won’t let
her quit his love. Not without a fight.
Under the layers of a lonely childhood and an adulthood
romance gone wrong, a starfish holds the key to Lena’s parentage and the answer
to the mesmeric ocean dreams that haunt her.
If she can find the strength to leave the only life she
knows, Lena will discover the truth. And she will find a new world, one that
will cleanse her of the memories of false love and abuse.
One that will finally lead her home.
COLD WATER BRIDEGROOM BY B. BRUMLEY
Having grown up in San Francisco, Calder Brumen is
drawn to the ocean, and he’s spent his life trying to capture the beauty of the
Pacific on canvas. Over time, he has become obsessed with painting the image of
a dark haired mermaid named Gaire, and Calder struggles to explain his devotion
to these portraits to his best friend. When Calder finds sandy footprints
leading to the edge of his bed, he suspects that the haunting siren is real.
Pursuing the truth, Calder is dragged into a murderous,
underwater plot that could destroy them all. And he must choose – is the
possibility of a lifetime with Gaire worth risking death for himself and
everyone he loves?
IMMERSED BY KATIE HAYOZ
Forget petticoats and demure female behavior. Melusine
Doré prefers armored corsets and knives and slays evil creatures for a living.
The grim and gruesome don’t frighten her; she’ll take on a cyclops or a dragon
and not even break a sweat. But when her rival, the charismatic Levi Cannon,
comes to town, all her buried fears begin to surface. Melusine realizes she is
in danger of something much more horrifying than facing blood-thirsty beasts –
she’s in danger of falling in love. Because love alone has the power to reveal
a secret terrible enough to completely shatter her world.
Set in the muddy streets of 1850s steampunk Chicago,
Immersed by Katie Hayoz is a dark yet romantic fantastical romp. It is a
stand-alone novella, the first in a series of adventures that follow Melusine
on her quest to rid the world of monsters…and her struggle to come to terms
with every monstrous facet of herself.
SIREN’S KISS BY MARGO BOND COLLINS
Her kiss might save the world . . .
Unless his kiss kills her first.
It’s been almost two thousand years since the
mer-shifter Skyla walked the streets of Athens—not since her heart was broken
by a human man and she exchanged the land and sky for the ocean depths. Ever
since, she has lived in the underwater ruins of Atlantis, studying with the priestesses
of the goddess Amphitrite, refining her mermaid powers and ignoring her human
But her studies are interrupted when she is called upon
by the god Poseidon himself to investigate rumors that the world above is being
polluted by the magic of creatures from another realm—and worse, that the ocean
kingdom of the mer-people might be next.
When her inquiries in modern-day Greece lead her to an
American detective asking similar questions, Skyla realizes that the magical
problem she’s been sent to research is bigger than she anticipated—and that one
human’s kisses might be more dangerous to her, and her world, than she ever
could have imagined.
TO EACH HIS OWN BY ANNA ALBERGUCCI
Douglass McGrail is a Scottish water horse—his clan the
deadliest in the British Isle. When the shifter chooses to save—rather than
eat—a young lassie, he never expects her innocent face to mark his memory so
Months later, he stumbles onto a perceived attack in
progress and plays the hero once more. He’s shocked to find the victim is the
same lass who haunts his dreams.
Jinny Fairchild is an English miss who’s come to the
Highlands to live with her last remaining family. She is pursued by her
handsome older cousin, Lachlan Brockhouse, but he has a dark side that lands
her in the path of the mighty Douglass McGrail.
Douglass wants Jinny for himself, yet discovers she is
connected to the attacker she denies knowing. He’s determined to find the
Jinny loves Lachlan, even with his dark side. And she
loves Douglass, even with his dark secret. Her heart is torn, but one thing is
certain—no matter which of these men she chooses, she will be choosing a
About our Authors
Pauline Creeden, author of SCALES, is an award-winning author,
horse trainer, & overall book ninja.
Melanie Karsak, author of INK, is a steampunk connoisseur,
white elephant collector, & zombie whisperer.
A. R. Draeger, author of OF OCEAN AND ASH, resides in rural
Texas with her husband, Josh, & son, Logan.
J. M. Miller, author DEEP BREATH, writes Young Adult
& New Adult romance novels.
Carrie Wells, author of AT THE HEART OF THE DEEP, crosses
genres, writing everything from newspaper editorials & textbooks to
paranormal romance novellas.
Ella Malone, author of THE MERMAID’S DEN, is a lover of all
wonderful things: cherry blossoms, red lipstick, city skylines, the finest
chocolate, a man’s hands, a woman’s back, vodka, & high heels.
Eli Constant, author of THE WATER IS SWEETER, writes
characters that are real–light and dark and everything in between, and makes
her readers truly think.
Poppy Lawless, author of THE GLASS MERMAID, is a counselor in
the field of mental health & is a trained herbalist. This is her debut
Blaire Edens, author of AN OFFICE & A MERMAID, loves iced
tea with mint, hand-stitched quilts, & yarn stores
Erin Hayes, author of HOW TO BE A MERMAID, is a sci-fi
junkie, video game nerd, & wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes who writes a lot
B. Brumley, author of COLD WATER BRIDEGROOM, is an award-winning
freelance writer. She lives with her husband, five kids, & three dogs in
Katie Hayoz, author of IMMERSED, lives in Geneva,
Switzerland with her husband, two daughters, & two fuzzy cats.
Margo Bond Collins, author of SIREN’S KISS spends most of her free
time daydreaming about heroes, vampires, ghosts, werewolves, & the women
who love (and sometimes fight) them.
Anna Albergucci, author of TO EACH HIS OWN, puts inspiration to
paper, weaving her stories into deeply passionate characters that live lives
the rest of us only dream about.
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