While vacationing in Scotland, Zeta encounters a rather unusual fellow. He's a terrific swimmer. He chats with seals. And he has a fishtail.Zeta meets a merman.With his gleaming, silvery scales, Marinus is definitely not you average summer friend. Who else could show Zeta how to swim, take her for a dip with some basking sharks and painlessly teach her everything from astronomy to French? So, while her parents try to figure out why she now refuses to eat mackerel, Zeta has the adventure of her life. And as her summer ends, Zeta knows she'll miss Marinus terribly.Luckily, Marinus has one last surprise in store for Zeta -- one that will last a lifetime...With good humor, charm, and a splash of magic, The Merman is the tale of a fantastic friendship by the author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, Dick King-Smith.
From the beloved author of Babe: The Gallant Pig comes a charming fantasy about 10-year-old Zeta, who befriends a merman while on vacation in Scotland.While vacationing in Scotland, Zeta meets a rather unusual fellow. He's a terrific swimmer. He chats with seals. And he has a fish tail. Marinus is a merman -- definitely not your average summer friend. Who else could teach Zeta everything from swimming to astronomy to French? Everything's an adventure when Marinus is around, and as the summer ends, Zeta knows she'll miss her new friend terribly. Luckily, Marinus has one last surprise in store for her -- one that will last a lifetime. . . .
An exhilarating modern fairy tale about what happens when the tragic and mundane collide with the strange and wonderful. Nella and her brother Robert live a difficult life with their mother and father in a small town on the west coast of Sweden. Robert is bullied at school, and Nella has to resort to debt and petty crime to pay off his tormentors. When she turns to her friend Tommy for help, her suspicions are aroused by the mysterious comings and goings of his brothers at their dilapidated boat house. But when she uncovers the reason behind their enigmatic behavior, her life is opened to the realities of a mindboggling secret.The Merman is a dark and haunting novel about sibling love and betrayal―and about what happens when the mundane collides with the strange and beautiful.
The exciting conclusion to The Merman Series is here ... Gabriel Braven knows his destiny, but is he willing to face it? Gabriel has only one day left on land before moving to the wondrous Mer city to live forever with his true love, Mer Prince Casillus Nerion. He wishes his greatest challenges were giving up making love on land with Casillus and telling his beloved grandmother that he is a merman. But ex-soldier Johnson Tims has other plans for him. Twisted by exposure to the magical statute of the dread creature Cthulhu, Johnson intends to start a war with the Mers. He wants Gabriel to use his power as a Caller to bring Cthulhu itself to land, something that Gabriel has sworn never to do. If he does, everyone on the East Coast will die. When Johnson takes the desperate measure of kidnapping Casillus, Corey, and their Miskatonic friends, Gabriel must come up with a plan to save both his loved ones and the entire Eastern Seaboard from death and insanity.
Gabriel Braven is destined for a great love, but he does not believe it. His parents had a storybook romance … until a freak ocean storm robbed them of their lives and left him alone to be raised by his grandmother. With their deaths, Gabriel’s adoration for the sea turned to fear, and his belief in happy-ever-afters turned to dust. Gabriel vowed to never set foot in the ocean again and to never believe in love. Gabriel kept that promise until after his junior year of college, when he and his best friend Corey return to the ocean-side town where he lost his parents in order to help his grandmother. Gabriel’s bitter fear of the water has only grown, along with his belief that it is his destiny to be forever alone. Corey is determined to prove Gabriel wrong. It is his mission that summer for Gabriel to find love on the beach … and maybe do some swimming, too. Gabriel will settle for simply not reliving his parents’ deaths every time he hears the rush and shush of the waves. Both may get their wish as Gabriel discovers the hidden past of the Bravens and the sea sends someone amazing to his aid.
Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford. But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he's still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon's agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human ...
Gabriel Braven sees monsters, but he does not believe it. As Gabriel struggles to cope with the three days he has left on land, a new complication arises. His grandmother’s lover, the enigmatic archaeology professor Johnson Tims seems to know more than he should about Gabriel’s transformation into a merman. Gabriel’s lifeline is his own lover, Casillus Nerion, prince of the ocean-dwelling, immortal Mer. Life on land is becoming more and more difficult, but their loving mental connection grows with Gabriel’s trust in what he is becoming. Gabriel is even eager to get in the water if it is to be in Casillus’ strong arms. However, Johnson is even more eager to lead Gabriel to the ancient temple his team has discovered that may have some tragic connection with the Mer. Not even Casillus can sustain him when Gabriel is plunged into visions of the terrible past between the Mer and the humans… but what Gabriel discovers about himself is even more shocking.
Elres is a human mage with magic tied to the sea. He lives in a small coastal town, helping the townspeople and studying the creatures that live there. Neph is a merman, drained of magic and helpless. After a storm, he's trapped in a cave with no escape back to the sea. When the two meet, their attraction to each other is undeniable, but more pressing problems plague them--how do they get Neph back to the ocean? And how can they do it without revealing what Neph is?
Do you believe in... mermaids? Well, Sandy sure didn't. Until one day when one handsome, blue eyed, tail bearing merman saved her life. Jule was not supposed to engage with humans. It was forbidden for mermaids to befriend or even speak to the land walkers. Something, a force beyond their control, brings Sandy and Jule together.... Something strange is going on, but what? READ FOR FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED AND FIND OUT NOW
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Jeremy just wants to focus on his research. It's not his fault he's sharing a room with his crush for the entirety of the research cruise. Which means it's definitely not his fault when he agrees to help his crush study a merman's mating habits.
He's handsome, he's suave, and he lives in the sea. Lena's life is turned upside down when she allows herself to be mated by the merman.Caution: This story contains graphic depictions of egg laying and childbirth. Read at own risk.This is the second release in the "Tiny Temptations" line. This series of short fiction (1k-3k) comes in a variety of genres and heat levels and are perfect for a little erotic snack. Mated by the Merman is rated "Heat Level 4" for kinky content.
Em is a solo researcher stationed at an underwater outpost on the newly discovered Faison IV. Her mission is to determine the sentience of a species of blue sea-dwelling humanoids that nobody has been able to observe at length. When an undersea quake leaves her stranded, she suddenly gets a chance to see a virile male up close and very personal.
Nikolas and Company is fantasy adventure meets Goonies Perfect for readers between 10 and 16. "A long time ago in a world not so far away…" Senior stagecoach driver, Yeri Willrow, leads a group of mysterious passengers through one of the most fog-ridden night of his prestigious career. What he thought would be a simple drive and drop quickly turns into an attack by foul-breath, red-eyed creatures. Yeri learns that his mysterious passengers are a family of automaton-legged merfolk, and he is their only hope from the creature most foul. "Sometime in the near future…" Fourteen-year-old Nick lives in a time when one can zip from country to country in mach-speed hovercars, extend their life indefinitely through cerebral downloads, and have every whim taken care of by their ever faithful nannydrone. Nick hates it. Aside from the refugee camps, overpopulation, and unchecked consumerism filling every city across the globe, Nick just doesn’t belong. That is when he hears the voice of a woman: “The Rones lie about their true intent. They enter the city of Huron at the peril of us all.” Shortly after, his slightly crazed grandfather reveals to him: “All you’ve ever heard about the Moon is a lie, my dear Nikolas. He was not always a mere satellite, a ghost wandering the stars. In an age before our own, Moon was our twin, and in him bore the whole of magical life. The cradle of this magical civilization was a fantastic metropolis filled with fire-breathing winged lions, volcano-born nymphs, automaton-legged mermaids, and so much magic you could smell it. We called this city Huron, and you, Nikolas, are her steward.” __________________________________________ What kids and adults are saying about the Nikolas and Co series! Pure awesome in a cup. With some waffles. Which would make it a waffle load. - Austin 14 My boys 11 and 14 both really enjoyed the story and only complained that book 2 wasn't out yet so they couldn't keep reading. - Fred Chambers I have to admit, before I could snuggle up under my blankies with this fantastical book, my son beat me to it. He read it in a single day and raved. - Elizabeth Mueller Review from my 13-year old daughter: "This was an imaginative, well-written novel similar to the Hitchhiker's Guide books and was a pleasure to read. The author did a good job and hopefully has more in store." Sara Grace Nikolas and company is the best book I've ever read. It was full of surprises that kept me on the edge, it also full of awkward moments that made me laugh. - J-Man Kevin has created a fun, unique fantasy world full of magic and adventure. The story gets off to a fast start and sucks you in. - Micah Lewis great YA fantasy, funny, a very unique premise, very well written, great descriptions, and a great band of heroes. - Julie Johnson once I immersed myself in the stories characters and settings I couldn't put it down. I found myself in a swashbuckling adventure with danger around every corner. Pam Torres It's great for anyone that loves fantasy, science fiction, it's clean with just the slightest hint of boys and girls taking a notice of each other. Heather I was thoroughly tickled to visit Kevin's fantasy world. His writing style is awesome too. He pulled me in and never let me go until I sadly finished the story. - Robyn Campbell What a fantastic book - and I use that word in the literal sense! Matt Keland I don’t read fantasy books. At all. It’s not my thing. I was instantly hooked. It’s almost like this book was written as my introduction to the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Richard This is a really enjoyable fantasy story, its fast paced, action packed, and funny! - Garrett Eubanks I was caught up in the story and couldn't wait to read what happened next. Merrows, Scuccas, Jynn'us - It feels like this book only scratches the surface of a carefully crafted universe from a capable and talented fantasy author. - Rob Momary
Famous fiction writer Clara F. Guernsey's present book 'The Merman and The Figure-Head' is a different kind of a fantasy novel which depicts a beautiful merman instead of a mermaid, unlike the conventional sea fantasies. It was first published in the year 1874.
Werewolf Gideon Walker wanted nothing more than to be left alone. Meeting his match in human Peter Miller might have changed all that, if tragedy hadn't kept the young lovers apart for years. The destined mates are finally reunited at a lighthouse on a wind-swept island off the coast of Maine. Will Gideon's past, or Peter's long-held secrets, doom their love?
NY Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Lucius, King of the Mermen, and ruler of the city of Atlantes, shoulders the guilt for his people’s curse. After being trapped under the sea for two millennia, the time has come for his people to possibly surface and breathe air. He’s ready to be the first to test the theory, but things do not go as expected when a captivating beauty seemingly falls into his lap—and his ocean.Is Olivette a present from the gods, or a warning to stay punished beneath the waves where his people belong?Lords of the Abyss Series Paranormal Shifter Underwater Romance
Ethel has made it her personal mission to avoid men. Twelve years ago, she fell for an actor whose charm and good looks won her over. That momentary lapse in judgement resulted in her getting pregnant. Although she wouldn’t trade life with her son, Jonah, for anything, Ethel is constantly reminded that his father is less than responsible. Having nobody to lean on has made her leery of ever getting involved with another man. That is, until she meets Atlas, a Merman who is more man than any she has ever known.