Friday, 15 June 2018

Splash by M.E. Rhines

Title: Splash
Series: Mermaid Royalty #3
Author: M.E. Rhines
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: June 12th, 2018

Fawna is happy with the new life she has made for herself on land. She has her child and her youngest sister Pauline by her side—plus an amazing new human boyfriend named Randy. So when an old friend from Atargatis shows up, she immediately feels the weight of everything she stands to lose. But the news can’t be ignored – there’s been an attack on their kingdom; her aunt Myrtle is dead and her mother is missing. Angelique, their middle sister, is now ruling a kingdom to the north, leaving Fawna as the only royal left to help save Atargatis. Torn between responsibilities in two different worlds, the decision is made for her when the powerful sea witch who attacked the kingdom also takes Fawna’s son. Now she has no choice—to save her life on dry land, she’ll have to dive back into the ocean…

The final installment in the beloved Mermaid Royalty series, Splash is a heart-pounding fantasy romance that will have you feeling like you need to come up for air!

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“It’s not enough, Lennox. I’m sorry. Everything else I need I have, just not here. But, the good news is if she’s fighting past whatever interference has been put up then she has to be close.”

“She’s right,” said a menacing, raspy voice from behind.

All three of us whirled around, immediately alerted to the intruder. Margaret and Regis floated behind us with their orbs, but the light they let off couldn’t reach deep enough into the corridor to show the face of the woman speaking. 

On the wall to our right, her shadow stretched to the very top, the shape of it cut off and contorted onto the flat ceiling. The lightshow revealed something on her shoulders slithering, and a quick forked tongue darted out and back in its mouth.

A snake. I recalled Gilcrest’s vision back in Finfolkaheem. He spoke of snake, and Angelique immediately connected it to the enemy.

“Admiring Rellik, I see,” she snickered. “Angelique found him fascinating the first time they met, too.”

“Revolted is probably a more accurate word,” I spat at her, wishing my words would strike her with the venom of the hideous creature she carried around like a fear-inducing trophy.

She threw her head back and cackled. “He’s a ball python, dear. He doesn’t have venom.”

“How… how did you—”

“No, he doesn’t take the easy approach to his attack. Any weak creature can use poison. He finds it far more entertaining to lie in wait until his victim suspects him the least. Then, and only then, my dear Princess, does he strike. Do you know what he does next?”

I didn’t want to play this game. Squaring my shoulders I said, “Since you killed my mother you may address me as Queen, not Princess.”

“Do you know what he does next, Queen Fawna? He coils himself around the poor unfortunate who got in his way and squeezes the life out of her until every last bit of life that once shined so bright in her eyes disappears entirely.” 

“Quite the informative lecture, Sorceress. But, what happens when the prey bites back?”

Book 1 - SINK - is currently free!

Author Bio:

ME Rhines a southwest Florida native currently living in North Port with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child whom she affectionately calls husband.

She writes young adult paranormal romance to feed her belief that fairy tales are real and
nonsense is necessary.

You can visit her on most major social media sites:

Website  Facebook  Twitter  Goodreads

She also writes adult romances under her edgier alter-ego, Mary Bernsen.

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