Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva

Fathoms of Forgiveness

Synopsis:  Deep under Arctic waters lies an ice kingdom carved into a glacier. Those who dwell within it possess magnificent biological secrets. Due to the dangers of impending war, the Princess of Adlivun is forced to flee her undersea utopia and regroup with her sisters in Alaska.
Captain Trevain Murphy is a successful king crab fisherman who has spent his life building his empire above the sea, and knows nothing of the empire beneath it. When he meets a mysterious dancer whose father has just died, he extends kindness towards her, unaware of her unique genetics and royal lineage.
Trevain’s attraction to the enigmatic Aazuria Vellamo will involve him in dangerous designs that will forever change his life, and his perspective on himself and his world. He embarks on perilous journeys in which he will need to release all of his insecurities and inhibitions in order to survive.
Review:  I really enjoyed that Drowning Mermaids isn't just another siren story - but looks at Mermaids in a more environmental/scientific kind of way.  I liked Nadia Scrieva's writing style and the pace of the story.  I enjoyed the mermaid characters and the attention to details the author uses to describe the mermaids' underwater home.  I found it interesting for once that the female in the relationship was the older one (as opposed to male vampires over 100 years old going after teenage females).  I didn't like that Trevain was violent towards Aazuria - I don't condone violence against women in anyway.  I did enjoy the book and will be looking to get the second in the series when it comes out.  Check back tomorrow for a guest post by the author.

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