I'm really happy to announce that Ink: A Mermaid Romance is now available for pre-order! I have listed the novella at a special pre-order/new release price. I'll eventually raise it to 2.99, so you can grab it for 99 cents now if you like.
Living in Florida has definitely had an impact on me. I decided to write Ink set in Miami and Cocoa Beach. I live rather close to Cocoa so it was great to pull this environment into the story. Writing Ink was an adventure. There really isn't a set mermaid mythos, so I had to start from scratch. What gods do they worship? How does their social structure work? And how in the hell do mermaids have sex? I may have dodged figuring out that conundrum with some "on land" escapades.
The Gulf of Mexico also plays a role in my book. I love Pensacola...love, love, love. The Gulf coast is the most beautiful stretch of beach I've even seen. I was absolutely sickened by what happened to those sugar-white beaches during the oil spill and clean-up. That also plays into this story.
A mermaid princess destined to wed a handsome king…
It sounds like a fairy tale, but the reality is far murkier.
Ink, Princess of the Florida Atlantic mers, is slated to wed the ancient enemy of her tribe, the King of the Gulfs. After years of war that led to countless mer deaths, as well as the genocide of aquatic shapeshifters and the freshwater mers of Florida, Ink’s marriage will bring lasting peace.
Or so it seems.
Mere hours before she’s supposed to leave the ocean for her customary year as a drywalker, Ink meets Hal, an alligator shifter who warns her that a storm is brewing. There is malicious intent behind Ink’s marriage—and worse, meeting Hal has also caused a storm to rage in Ink’s heart. Nevertheless, loyal to her tribe, Ink will put aside her feelings and journey to Miami to marry the decadent King Manx.
Ink soon learns that her only hope of surviving the crashing force swelling around her is to tap into a power deep inside—a forbidden power that might destroy them all.
About the Collection
Ink: A Mermaid Romance is part of a larger collection of mermaid books launching this summer. Love mermaids? Looking for a great beach read? The Falling in Deep Collection, a collection of 15 unique tales of creatures of the deep, is rolling out the first novella in their collection at the end of May.
From mermaids to sirens, Miami to Athens, dark paranormal romance to contemporary stories with steam, the fifteen award-winning and best-selling authors of the Falling in Deep Collection are bringing you mermaid tales like you've never seen before.
Every week beginning May 26th, 2015, we'll be releasing one unique, never-before-published novella! Each novella will feature our favorite creature of the deep: mermaids.
The Falling in Deep Collection (May – September Releases)
Ink: A Mermaid Romance: A Falling in Deep Collection Novella by Melanie Karsak
Of Ocean and Ash by A. R. Draeger
At the Heart of the Deep by Carrie Wells
The Mermaid’s Den by Ella Malone
The Water is Sweeter by Eli constant
The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless
An Officer & a Mermaid by Blaire Edens
How to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes
Cold Water Bridegroom by B. Brumley
A Beyond the Sea Prequel by Emily Goodwin
Immersed by Katie Hayoz
Siren's Kiss by Margo Bond Collins
To Each His Own by Anna Albergucci
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