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September 2007 Issue

Tales From the Sea
Spotlight on Mer & Selkie Romance
Interviews with:
| Jennah Sharpe | Skylar Sinclair | Dawn Thompson |
Special Features:
Black Lyon Publishing
Nocturne's Dark Enchantments
| Nina Bruhns | Cynthia Cooke | Michele Hauf | Pat White |
Dorchester's New SHOMI Line
| Eve Kenin | Marianne Mancusi | Liz Maverick |
Must See Paranormal TV
A peek at paranormal themed television
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Legends of Mer people and Selkie have long fascinated young and old alike. Join us as we journey to the ocean depths...

**Disclaimer: This is by no means to be construed as an all inclusive list of available titles.
Any omissions are completely unintentional

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Kensington Aphrodisia
August 28, 2007
ISBN #0758221797
EAN #9780758221797
304 pages
Trade Size
by Dawn Thompson


Desire that knows no limits....

Accused of witchcraft and banished to the Isle of Mists, Meg is utterly alone, until the night the selkies appear for a moonlight orgy, glistening wet, proudly naked. As beautiful bodies entwine and shapes shift within the sea, a man comes forth from the waves--and what a man he is...

Strong and masterful, the Lord of the Deep enchants her...and Meg must surrender. Only he can satisfy her virgin longings--and her darkest desires...


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Liquid Silver Books
May 1, 2007
ISBN #1595783407
EAN #9781595783400

by Skylar Sinclair

Kelsey Baker has always believed that dreams are the magic of life and those dreams are about to come true for her.

While walking in the surf on a crowded beach, she finds a breathtaking pendant inlaid with gemstones of every color in the rainbow, washing in with the tide. But, for some unexplainable reason, when she asks the people sunbathing on the beach, they do not see the beauty of the pendant, only a piece of junk worthy of a trashcan. What is going on here?

In the magical underwater kingdom of Ametheysea, the mighty mer-shifter, King Seadale, in a fit of anger, casts out the one object that will lead and bind him to his mate, the Amulet To Ametheysea. Little does he know that someone has found it and this god’s life is about to change and shift like the deep blue ocean he rules.

Have you ever wondered how the creatures of the sea mate? Now you will find out in explicitly revealing details that will leave you craving the lapping licks of the sea for yourselves...

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Samhain Publishing
March 13, 2007
ISBN #1599984946
EAN #9781599984940

by Jennah Sharpe


Storms erupt when a merman’s treasure is stolen from him.

A dark, shadowy creature haunts the waters of Copperberry’s rugged coast. Feared by the villagers, he incites lust in the lonely women of the town.

A servant, escaped from abusive employers, Claire never expected to live through the storm she threw herself into. Rescued by a mysterious man, she begins a new life, until a bounty is placed on her head.

But an angry merman in exile is a dangerous creature…especially when the one woman who can return his lost emotions is taken from him.

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July 1, 2007
ISBN #1906328013
EAN #9781906328016

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by Alexis Fleming


Do mermaids have orgasms? Who knows, but she’d better find out quick before she exchanges her girly bits for fishy slits.

A mermaid who can’t swim? What could be worse?

When Samie McIntyre finds out she’s about to turn into a mermaid, a legacy of her selkie father and mermaid mother, she realizes she has one major problem. Well, er, maybe two… First, she can’t swim. And second, she has aqua-phobia. What good is a mermaid who’s afraid of the water? As far as she can see, there’s only one thing to do. Talk the sexy Jonah Billings into teaching her to swim.

And if she can convince him to indulge in a bit of horizontal wrestling before she becomes a pickled sardine, so much the better.

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November 28, 2006
ISBN #0515142220
EAN #9780515142228
304 pages
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by MaryJanice Davidson


A Fish Out of Water...

Fred is a mermaid. But stop right there. Whatever image you're thinking of right now, forget it. Fred is not blond. She's not buxom. And she's definitely not perky. In fact, Fred can be downright cranky. And it doesn't help matters that her hair is ocean-colored.

Being a mermaid does help Fred when she works at the New England Aquarium. But, needless to say, it's there that she gets involved in something fishy. Weird levels of toxins have been found in the local water. A gorgeous marine biologist wants her help investigating. So does her mer-person ruler, the High Prince of the Black Sea. You'd think that it would be easy for a mermaid to get to the bottom of things. Think again...

Don't Miss SWIMMING WITHOUT A NET coming November 2007

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Leisure Books
July 3, 2007
ISBN #0843957662
EAN #9780843957662
384 pages

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by Marjorie M. Liu


Against her will, Kitala Bell foresees the future. But only deaths, and only violent.

Kitala's own future is in peril. From the ocean's depths rises an impossible blend of fantasy and danger, a creature whose voice is seduction incarnate, whose song can manipulate lives the way that Kitala herself manipulates the strings of her violin...even to the point of breaking. He is a prince of the sea, an enigma-a captive stretched to the limit of his endurance by a woman intent on using him for the purest evil. And when survival requires he and Kitala form a closer partnership than either has ever known, the price of their bond will threaten not just their lives but the essence of their very souls.


New Concepts Publishing
July 1, 2005
ISBN #1586086308
EAN #9781586086305


From beneath the restless, mysterious depths they emerge, lovers as dangerous and enigmatic as their world, seducing the unwary as surely as the siren call of sea.

Sea Change by Karin Huxman: Shipwrecked by a storm at sea, Marianne is rescued by Jonah, Prince of the Mer people, and taken to a deserted tropical island where the two of them discover the true nature of love, consequences, and sacrifice.

The Lady of the Loch by Taylor Manning: When Aeryn, Lady of the Loch, takes the bairn abandoned in the rushes on her shore she is seen by Leith MacEwan. Despite his uneasiness, he follows, only to find himself in a mysterious underwater grotto and at the mercy of Aeryn, who uses her mystical powers of seduction to gain her heart’s desire. Unfortunately, from the moment she sees Leith MacEwan she’s no longer certain of just what her heart desires most.

Currents Run Deep by Shelley Munro: Knowing him for an enemy tribesman, orca shifter Asia can not resist Roman and finds herself playing a dangerous charade when he losses his memory. Can she continue to sleep with the enemy she’s coming to love or will fate intervene once again, destroying the fragile bond between them?

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Berkley Pub Group
October 7, 2003
ISBN #0425192792
EAN #9780425192795
368 pages

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by P.C. Cast


There's a little goddess in every woman. And a lot of passion...

On the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, alone in her apartment, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady wished for one thing: a little magic in her life. After drinking way too much champagne, she performed, of all crazy things, a goddess-summoning ritual, hoping that it would somehow make her life a little less ordinary...but she never believed the spell would actually work!

When her military plane crashes into the ocean, CC's mission overseas takes an unexpected turn. She awakens to find herself in a legendary time and place where magic rules the land--occupying the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But there is danger in the waters and the goddess Gaea turns this modern, military gal into a beautiful damsel so that she can seek shelter on land. CC is soon rescured (literally) by a knight in shining armor. She should be falling in love with this dream come true, but instead she aches for the sea and Dylan, the sexy merman who has stolen her heart.

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Cerridwen Press
September 27, 2007
ISBN #1419910760
EAN #9781419910760
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by Renee Field
What would it take to crack the unbreakable shell of a woman whose entire career is based on the logic of science? Nothing short of a mythical creature of course - a Titan, and all too male specimen of the deep.

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June 1, 2004
ISBN #0553584979
EAN #9780553584974
592 pages
Paperback (reprint)

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by Shana Abé

Shana Abé has entranced countless readers with her passion- filled novels of adventure, intrigue, and romance. Now the author of The Secret Swan delivers a gift from the sea: three hauntingly beautiful tales connected by a legend, a locket, and a love beyond time.

531 a.d.: The tiny island of Kell is said to be enchanted, inhabited by an extraordinary creature who comforts shipwrecked sailors passing into the next world. Prince Aedan of the Isles believes in no such nonsense?until he awakens on Kell itself and meets the sensuous siren who rescued him from the sea.

1721: Ronan MacMhuirich, Earl of Kell, is the target of an unlikely assassin: Leila, a mysterious woman from an exotic land. But his irresistibly beautiful would-be slayer is in just as much danger as Ronan when she falls for this man with a magic of his own.

2004: What do you do when you inherit a Scottish island you never knew existed?and find yourself pursued by a handsome stranger who wants to buy it from you? That?s what happens to Ruri Kell when she accepts Iain MacInnes?s invitation to visit her birthright, and listens to a proposition as sinfully tempting as everything else about him.

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Cobblestone Press
October 1, 2006
ISBN #1600880517
EAN #9781600880513

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by Jennah Sharpe


Utopia Camping, a Mecca for windsurfers and cryptozoologists or a haven for Merbeings? Mia has always known Merbeings existed despite the evidence to the contrary and for her beliefs she is considered abnormal.

When she meets Tydon, a man who follows his instincts, she is immediately drawn to him. When he reveals his secret, will their promise of love be enough to save his species from those who wish to exploit his kind?


Love Spell
February 1, 2003
ISBN #0505525313
EAN #9780505525314
368 pages

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by Melanie Jackson


While the technology of the wars had changed the face of Europe, some things stayed the same; the tempestuous Scottish coast and the surrounding sea remained a place of unquenchable magic and mystery. Sequestered at Fintry Castle by the whim of her mistress, Hexy Garrow spared seven tears for her past -- all of which were swallowed by the waves. By joining the water, those tears completed a ritual, and that ritual summoned a prince. He came for Hexy -- and for something she didn't know she had stolen. His very nature went against all Hexy had ever believed, but his love was everything she'd ever desired. And he'd come not to collect her for the insatiable ocean, but for himself.

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Midnight Showcase
ISBN #n/a
EAN #9781595783639


by Multi-author Anthology

To Catch A Dream, Laura Kitchell
Sargo, a mermaid princess, must convince Paul, a human, that he's a merman, a king, and he has to marry her.

Somewhere Between Worlds, Susan Anthony
Prince Troidan came to the surface with a single goal. Now, with his kingdom depending on him, he must choose between
duty and love.

Through Thick and Fin, Cara Preston
A mermaid sand sculpture bears Marina’s likeness and unwanted advances from the wrong man are the impetus for the
right man wanting to protect her. 

 Unexpected Truths, Cheryl Bonner
Neptune sends his best mer-enforcer Nick Sirius to teach paranormal writer Jessie York that merfolk are nothing like her
stories, then make her forget.

Tails, You Win, Andrea Jackson
Tails you win…wealth, fame and love in the annual Mermaid Games under the sea. But Stella must figure out which is most
important to her.

A Fish Out of Water, Barbara Donlon Bradley
At the shore, throwing a wayward stone brings a handsome, naked man to Sarah's feet. Too late, she learns he's a fish out of water.

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Tor Books
March 1, 2005
ISBN #0765348926
EAN #9780765348920
480 pages

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by Kate Brallier


Cecil Hargrave lives in a cramped apartment in New York City, hates her job, and has no close friends. She yearns for something more, but what?

When Cecil inherits a beachfront house and a thriving business on picturesque Seal Island in Maine, she jumps at the opportunity to kickstart her life, despite her reservations about moving to New England. But even if stereotypes hold true and New Englanders are standoffish, she'll have a new career and a gorgeous home.

Much to her delight and surprise, Cecil settles rapidly into small-town life. She makes real friends, plays with the seals who live on the beach outside her house, and meets two very different men.

Tom, a darkly sexy novelist, has returned to his hometown to write. He and Cecil hit it off almost immediately, and their chemistry is explosive--but Cecil can't seem to stay away from the handsome drifter, Ronan, despite his secretive ways. It's like she's under a spell...

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Ellora's Cave
March 1, 2004
ISBN #1843608154
EAN #9781843608158

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by Jaci Burton

Dr. Jasmine "Jaz" Quinlan's life's work is to care for marine mammals at the California Bay Aquarium. What she'd rather do is spend her life in the ocean with the creatures she loves.

When a dozen dolphins beach themselves, she takes them into her care, bound and determined to save them.

Triton, guardian of the dolphins and a member of Oceana, an undersea civilization, wants nothing to do with land humans—especially females. But he's forced to work with Jaz to help the dolphins.

Something about Triton compels Jaz. He lights a fire within her that no ocean can douse. She's falling in love with him, and when she finds out who he is and where he lives, her wildest dreams become a reality.

Despite his preconceived notions, Triton finds himself falling for Jaz's warmth and caring nature. She loves the sea as much as he does. After one woman he loved left the oceans to live on land, he's not about to open his heart. But Jaz awakens desires he has to fight to keep buried.

When two different worlds separate Jaz and Triton, love must find a way to unite them.

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February 1, 2007
ISBN #0373771886
EAN #9780373771882
384 pages

by Gena Showalter

Enter a mythical world of dragons, demons and nymphs...enter a world of dark seduction and powerful magic...enter Atlantis...

Females young and old, beautiful and plain crave Valerian's touch. None can resist his blatant sensuality and potent allure...until he steals Shaye Holling from a Florida beach and holds her prisoner in his underwater kingdom.

The cynical Shaye wants nothing to do with the mighty warlord, but she's inexplicably drawn to him. For underneath the warrior's arrogant beauty lies a complex and powerful man. A man whose caress is like fire...

Now Valerian must fight for the privilege of claiming her as his own. Because there's one thing Shaye doesn't know...

That when a nymph discovers his true mate, she's his for life.

Don't miss the first two books in this series:
Book 1: Heart of the Dragon
Book 2: Jewel of Atlantis

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Reeds Press
November 1, 2004
ISBN #1891437011
EAN #9781891437014
350 pages
Trade Size

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by Kelly Reno

When Brendan James arrived in the British Isles to write an honest and vivid profile of the craggy landscape and mysterious network of micro-islands, he found little more than sheep and senile inhabitants, too toothless to chat up. But after a serendipitous ferry sinking, James found himself stranded in a remote and peculiar village on Isle of Man called Heather Bay where the locals were celebrating their annual mermaid festival. At first glance, the festivities seemed innocent enough, but as James dug deeper, the best-selling travel writer found himself ill-equipped to deal with the lunacy of the locals who would stop at nothing to persuade him to write kind and endearing things about their home.

After being enchanted by a local mermaid impersonator and nearly killed after interrupting the bizarre mating ritual of a merman, James vowed to expose the slimy underbelly of the seemingly innocent festivities in the alien world he's discovered. A place where it's considered fashionable to wear house cats as hats, where mysterious and seductive creatures lurk within the briny depths, and where the local church solicits for an accepts organ donations from tourists. In summary, Misadventures & Merfolk is the tale of seaside village gone mad.

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April 1, 1991
ISBN #0553289810
EAN #9780553289817

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by Jessica Bryan

Across A Wine-Dark Sea

From the far reaches of the Black Sea to the shimmering isle of Crete, men whispered of their extraordinary beauty and their formidable skill with sword and spear. They were the Amazons. And for the slave takers who stalked the Mediterranean coast, there was no greater prize.


A tawny-haired creature with the face of a goddess and the valiant spirit of a soldier. Yet even as Thalassa released the arrow that would send one more black-hearted adventurer to his death, danger waited offshore.


Dark and dangerous and beguiling as the ocean bottom itself, he plucked her from the waves and spirited her away. Now she was his prisoner, a cherished captive in his glittering undersea kingdom. But even as she succumbed to his tantalizing touch, she could not forget her people. And soon, as a vast fleet set sail carrying Greek soldiers sworn to vanquish the brazen Amazons and tame them into terrible submission, Thalassa and her lusty king would find themselves in the middle of the battle...with their love and their very lives at stake.

Don't miss the next two books in this exciting series:
Book 2 ~ Dawn On A Jade Sea
Book 3 ~ Beneath A Sapphire Sea

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Jove (Magical Love)
December 1, 2002
ISBN #0515134163
EAN #9780515134162
304 pages

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by Gail Crease


Chelsea Porter doesn't believe the old family legend about her great-great-grandmother's miraculous escape from drowning. In fact, Chelsea has always loved the sea and has never been afraid of it. But lately she can't help but feel a strange sense of unease near the water. She tries to ignore these feelings--tucking them neatly away like her great-great-grandmother's diaries in the attic.

Then she meets Nicolas Demitry. Gorgeous, talented, mysterious Nicolas. His remarkable paintings of the sea are as intriguing as the artist himself. In his eyes, Chelsea senses her destiny. In his arms, she feels her fears slip away. But something about Nicolas seems haunted--haunted by a promise made long-ago...and by the love he feels for a mortal woman.

A new Magical Love paranormal romance. A haunting tale of the sea, inspired by beautiful legends of ancient Greek gods.


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Samhain Publishing
February 20, 2007
ISBN #1599984881
EAN #9781599984889

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by Carolan Ivey

The Gloaming

Avalon reborn…

Hidden away on a misty island off the Irish coast all her life, Abhainn has no idea she is the last of her Faery race—until a troll tries to kill her.

Her peaceful world shattered, she has only days to fulfill her destiny. She must defy a curse that dooms her to hide from the sun, and take her rightful place in the Great Circle on the Isle of Avalon. Only Abhainn can restore the balance of Dark and Light, and heal the rift between humans and Fae. That’s a tall order for a one fragile Faery.

Michael Craig is on a quest of his own, one grounded in cold, hard reality. Fairy tales? They’re for children and dreamers. But when he rescues Abhainn from certain death with an accidental kiss, he finds himself thrown into a very different reality. One he’s reluctant to accept, even as it unfolds before his eyes. Only one thing holds him there—Abhainn will die without him.

Abhainn’s life depends on Michael’s kiss, his sword arm…and his ability to believe.

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Love Spell
May 1, 2003
ISBN #0505525097
EAN #9780505525093
384 pages

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by Julie Kenner


Jason Murphy could talk to creatures of the sea. He could also change into a dolphin, and had a ton of other superpowers like all Protectors; but none of them really helped his situation. The love of his life didn't trust him anymore - thought his devotion was...fishy. Sure, she had her reasons: when she'd needed him most, he'd been focusing on his super-career. But that was all over. He vowed to win her back.

It wasn't going to be easy. His outcast father was still plotting world domination, and Jason was still pledged to protect mortals everywhere. His other Protector friends didn't trust him, feared his commitment to justice. And though Lane still loved him - he could see it in her eyes - how to win her hand in marriage seemed the best-kept secret ever. Heck, pretty soon Jason would swear that beating up the bad guys was easy; it was this relationship stuff that took a true superman!


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July 1, 1997
ISBN #0061083844
EAN #9780061083846
434 pages


by Terri Lynn Wilhelm


He Brought Her Wonder

. . .This towering man of uncanny strength and astonishing beauty, who leapt out of the stormy night to save Verity and her father. Naked, wild, and powerful, he was a warrior from a place that time had forgotten.

She Brought Him Love

. . .When he stepped from his ocean world into hers, Torcuil MacCodrum was on a quest to find his brother. He didn't want to stay, couldn't stay, couldn't fall in love with this beautiful woman.

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Belle Books
July 1, 2004
ISBN #0967303575
EAN #9780967303574
240 pages
Trade Size
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by Deborah Smith
Glamour, mystery, romance, humor and webbed toes are all back in full fin as rambunctious mer-socialite Juna Lee Poinfax invades the dignified coastal world of the Bonavendier clan. Determined to chronicle mer life for her on-line journal, Juna Lee instead dives into Lilith Bonavendier's latest scheme to awaken the "inner mermaid" in an unsuspecting distant relative. World-famous author M.M. (Molly) Revere -- who writes the mega-successful Water Hyacinth series about a group of children who are secretly mermaids--is a shy, plain-footed young woman with nothing but vague clues to her extraordinary family link to the mer world.
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Belle Books
January 1, 2002
ISBN #0967303524
EAN #9780967303529
320 pages
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by Deborah Smith
Shy, charming, peculiar, and web-toed, Alice Riley has suffered for years at the hands of her dead mother's self- righteous family, while she hides a bevy of secret abilities. When Alice rescues a drowning child, her amazing talents are exposed. Alice can remain underwater for extraordinary periods of time, and she can locate submerged objects through some type of natural sonar ability. Her new fame/notoriety puts Alice in the national news, amidst allegations that she has somehow faked or manipulated the rescue for her own glory. Alice is trapped and desperate until three amazing older women arrive in her hometown. They are the regal and flamboyant Bonavendier sisters-- dignified Lilith, acerbic Mara, and whimsical Pearl--of Sainte's Point Island, their ancestral home off the coast of Georgia. They've read Alice's story in the news and are convinced that she is their long-lost (and much younger) half sister, conceived in a reckless seduction their elderly father confessed to before he died. Like Alice, the Bonavendier sisters have webbed toes and certain amazing abilities, though none of them have Alice's marked talent for finding things underwater. Alice is no oddity to them. They explain that--like them-- she is descended from a mermaid.
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July 1, 2002
ISBN #0373196024
EAN #9780373196029

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by Carla Cassidy

Tale of the Sea Miniseries: Book 1

"You're the one..."

Shy, scholarly Dr. Phoebe Jones blushed when sexy private investigator Kevin Cartwright uttered those words. But when the handsome ex-cop explained she was one of four lost siblings he'd been hired to find, she nearly fainted headfirst into his strong, sculpted arms.

Yet someone else was also after the beautiful doctor and her heirloom necklace — the key to her mysterious past. Suddenly she and Kevin were posing as lovers as they raced to the ocean to uncover the truth. But Phoebe's passionate response to "make-believe" kisses was anything but pretend...nor was her desire to hear the sworn bachelor say the most magical words of all....

The next three titles in the series:
Book 2: In Deep Waters by Melissa McClone
Book 3: Caught by Surprise by Sandra Paul
Book 4: For the Taking by Lilian Darcy
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Jove (Magical Love)
June 1, 1998
ISBN #0515122890
EAN #9780515122893
341 pages

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by Tess Farraday
As a teenager, Beth Caxton nearly drowned while swimming in Grey Gallows Bay. Her rescue was rather mysterious, for she was seen being resuscitated by a naked man who quickly disappeared. Now, 10 years later, she is again drawn to Grey Gallows Bay where she meets an unusual man named Gordon. When Gordon tells Beth of his true identity, that of the selkie--a mythical half seal/half man creature--who saved her life a decade ago, and when he professes his undying love, and tells her that he has waited these 10 years for her return, Beth has a difficult time believing him, despite the nagging sense of Familiarity in Gordon's eyes. When Gordon's life and that of the other seals in the bay is threatened, it is up to Beth to help prevent sure disaster.
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