destinations, drive in the rain with the convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.
Seventeen-year-old Emma Harris is drowning on dry land.
No one knows what’s happening to her, and she’d like to keep her evolution from
human to mermaid a secret, but the truth is getting harder and harder to hide.
From her adoptive family, from her friends, and especially from the
irresistible James Phelps.
Her time in the ocean is spent dodging a possessive merman, while her time on
land is split between caring for her special-needs brother and squeezing in
every last possible moment of human life. She soon realizes falling for James
is unavoidable when he constantly comes to Emma’s rescue and somehow manages to see through her carefully constructed icy facade to the vulnerability she lives with every day. Everything about James makes Emma yearn for a life on land she just can’t have.
When Emma’s brother disappears on her watch, James is the only person she
trusts to help her save him. But even if they can save her brother, nothing can
prevent her return to the sea. Whether she likes it or not, Emma is changing—unable to breathe without yielding to the tide—and it’s only a matter of time before she’s forced to surrender forever.
No, I don’t live by a beach (anymore), which is why metal instead of real. But
I am all about tropical, lovely things, and also art.
my Water So Deep series—and even though it was hard at first, I truly love it,
and have enjoyed it immensely.
on the stress, the best possible remedy for me is a trip to the beach. Second
best is a day on a lake. I think it’s a combination of sounds and smells and
sunshine, and just being out in nature. It’s a spiritual thing for me.
boat nearly capsized by a whale, and witnessed tiny, just hatched baby turtles
as they crawled out to sea. I can’t decide on a favorite, but I intend to
someday catch my own crab, and maybe a lobster. I have no idea how.
shops—actual beach sand that my family and I have collected over years of
trips. I’ve never been to Europe or Asia (yet) but I’ve visited so many islands
(Caribbean and South Pacific) that I’m running out of space to store my bottles
of sand. It’s almost as troublesome as my book collection! Almost.
colored hair was socially accepted among conservatives. I loved it, but keeping
it up was a lot of work. I’m considering adding a few pops of color again this
year, just for fun. Maybe a mix of colors, because COLOR!
right out my front windows and porch. I used to sit in that living room and
watch the cargo ships as they sloshed in and out of port. I’ve never lived
anywhere else that smelled so sweet, like water and salt and fresh air, and
where I could always, always hear the wind rustling palm fronds.
coast. Maybe not all at once, but Utah to Virginia, and Utah to Florida, and
then a LOT in other directions, to California, Nevada, and Arizona. Most of it
was moving in one form or another, but if you ever want to truly SEE America,
you just can’t see it from a plane.
China (in bulk) and some pearl cage pendants and chains from Amazon. They were
such a hit, that I made sure I had enough for all my little nieces, too,
because every girl deserves a pearl that she harvested herself. Plus, I mean,
ocean-themed gifts = WINNING!
a secret project I’ve been working on alongside it. It’s actually a prequel to
Water So Deep, and will be available exclusively in the Shattered Worlds Boxed
Set to be released on August 8th. I’m extremely excited to FINALLY
be able to conclude James and Emma’s story, and add more depth with the
prequel. Plus, I’m in love with the covers. In a big way.
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