The Sea King’s Daughters
Mermaids left this world centuries ago.
Now they’ve returned.
Meet The Sea King’s Daughters.
Amae Waters is a mermaid blending in with humankind. Her mission?
Prepare the oceans for the return of her people. But a new predator has entered the Puget Sound, defying human understanding, and Amae must face it and darker dangers lurking in the deep.
Piper J. Drake
Amae Waters will never live up to her father’s expectations–she’s not a leader and she’s not a solider. Rather than live with his disappointment, she’s left his realm and built a life for herself in Seattle, a mermaid blending in with humankind. Her mission? To prepare the oceans for the return of her people. But she’s not sure she’s cut out to accomplish that either.
A new predator has entered the waters of the Puget Sound, ravaging orcas and leaving their carcasses to wash ashore for humans to find. Whatever is killing them is beyond human understanding and Amae must find it before it irrevocably damages the complex balance of the ocean ecosystems.
But greater danger lurks in the deep. Amae is done evading traps. She’ll defend her territory and prove she needn’t be a soldier to be a warrior or become the sacrifice used to end her people.
Look for other stories in this exciting Urban Fantasy series from Philippa Ballantine, Stacia D. Kelly, Lauren Harris, Katee Robert, and Asa Maria Bradley.
This book is not so much a romance as a joining of like minds. When called to evaluate the death of an orca, Amae was at first hesitant, she worked outside of the field, not within it. She had to hide her true nature from humans while trying to identify this newcomer to the Puget sound.
One of the researchers involved was also hiding his true identity. Keegan Boots is a Selkie, he also wants to protect and help the sound to replenish and be healthy.
Neither having ever seen the likes of what could have cause the bite marks on the orca and cause the severe damage, Amae has to decide whether or not to allow the Selkie to assist her in the search. Of course he’s not one to take no for an answer either.
I loved this tale of suspense, friendship and the power of co-operation. A fun, suspenseful and entertaining read.
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Piper J. Drake (or “PJ”) spent her childhood pretending to study for the SATs by reading every interesting novel she could find at the library. After being introduced to the wonderful world of romance by her best friend, she dove into the genre.
PJ began her writing career as PJ Schnyder, writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk, for which she won the FF&P PRISM award as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.
PJ’s romantic suspense novels incorporate her interests in mixed martial arts and the military. The True Heroes series is inspired by her experience rescuing, owning and training a variety of retired working dogs, including Kaiser, a former guard dog, and Mozart, who was trained to detect explosives.
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