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An Officer and A Mermaid Falling in Deep Collection By Blaire Edens go inside Books Blaire Edens Is a well known author some of his books are a fascination for reade

An Officer and A Mermaid (Falling in Deep Collection) By Blaire Edens go inside Books Blaire Edens Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the An Officer and A Mermaid (Falling in Deep Collection) book, this is one of the most wanted Blaire Edens author readers around the world. . When a slave uprising threatens the life of Syreena, the daughter of an eighteenth century plantation owner, a servant uses voodoo to transform her into a mermaid The spell will be only broken when she returns to the beach where it was cast After three hundred years of swimming, she s ready to trade fins for legs The only problem is she can t find her way home Dylan, aWhen a slave uprising threatens the life of Syreena, the daughter of an eighteenth century plantation owner, a servant uses voodoo to transform her into a mermaid The spell will be only broken when she returns to the beach where it was cast After three hundred years of swimming, she s ready to trade fins for legs The only problem is she can t find her way home Dylan, a twenty first century Coast Guard Officer, has sworn off love for the sea When a wave throws him overboard, Syreena uses her amulet to ward off the sharks and save his life With Syreena and Dylan stranded on a remote cay in the Caribbean, Dylan has the know how to build a raft and navigate but his near drowning has made him terrified of the water Syrenna will use every charm she has to convince Dylan to take her home Even if it means falling in love An Officer and a Mermaid is part of the Falling In Deep Collection 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.. Good Book An Officer and A Mermaid (Falling in Deep Collection) When a slave uprising threatens the life of Syreena, the daughter of an eighteenth century plantation owner, a servant uses voodoo to transform her into a mermaid. The spell will be only broken when she returns to the beach where it was cast. After three hundred years of swimming, she’s ready to trade fins for legs. The only problem is she can’t find her way home.Dylan, a twenty-first century Coast Guard Officer, has sworn off love for the sea. When a wave throws him overboard, Syreena uses her amulet to ward off the sharks and save his life.With Syreena and Dylan stranded on a remote cay in the Caribbean, Dylan has the know-how to build a raft and navigate but his near-drowning has made him terrified of the water. Syrenna will use every charm she has to convince Dylan to take her home.Even if it means falling in love. . .An Officer and a Mermaid is part of the Falling In Deep Collection. 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.Rating: 3/5 Stars (more like 3.5, actually)Quick Reasons: mermaids!; a romance story with a plot; awesome folklore/mythology; quick, enchanting, heart-warming read; I wish there was more to itI received this short mermaid romance novella in a recent Lit-Cube package and, at the time, remember looking at it with a quirked brow and a bit of amused derisement. The title, a clever play on “An Officer and A Gentleman” (perhaps? I don't know for certain that that's the case) had me giggling, expecting some quirky romance mostly featuring “falling in love” and “finding yourself” (among, possibly, other romance genre expectations)I was VERY wrong, going in—because this is a pretty cute read overall! Syreena as a character is intriguing and endearing; it's made clear early on that she neither wished for this change in life OR knows how to go about getting back to “herself.” The backstory for her character is heart-wrenching, the plot action-driven and concise. This reads so smoothly, you won't realize what's happening until you've flipped to the last page and are desperate for more!I LOVE the use of folklore, mythology, and oral narratives throughout this; I'd never heard of Mami Wata before, but now I'm curious to do some research and find out more about her—she seems like an intriguing, complex being, and might be fun to learn about. Blaire Edens obviously did her own research before starting this project; she's woven these tales, along with other historically accurate facts/knowledge, into an entertaining romance tale like you've never read before! The fact that it includes a mermaid is just the icing on the cake, in my opinion.The writin is gorgeous; the descriptions and imagery used throughout really make the scenery, the finer details, the characters all pop to life while you're reading. You can almost SMELL the ocean, FEEL the sand beneath your feet, SEE the sun shimmering off Syreena's tail (when she HAS one, that is). There are elements of other stories woven throughout—mentions of Disney movies like Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid, which have helped to spark inspiration and make this read even more enjoyable.The relationship between Dylan and Syreena is questionable at times, BUT when you consider they're stuck on a deserted island in the middle of the ocean with no one else to cling to...and the fact that Dylan is the first person in over 200 years to even SEE Syreena—well, it's easy to forgive the use of “love at first sight.” After all, Syreena's desperate to be human again, and was willing to make it happen no matter who she found first.There were, admittedly, some parts of this that I wasn't so happy with. The biggest is the ending: once Syreena and Dylan are off the island and back on Saint Domingue (otherwise known as Haiti), the story comes to a very rapid and rather unsatisfying conclusion. We don't get to see Syreena break the spell; Dylan decides rather quickly (after trying to shove Syreena out of his life/force himself NOT to “love” her) that he made a pretty big mistake. Like most romance novels, the ending feels a bit flighty and forced—I wasn't convinced, at all. I wish that Blaire Edens had taken more time to develop the relationship, to give us more of the characters, and to follow this story out because the ending, to me, came off as more “convenience” than “happily ever after.” I'm not convinced Dylan, as a character, would make this decision so suddenly. I'm not so sure Syreena, described as she is throughout the story, would LET him make this decision so lightly. The sudden ending just didn't work for me.Overall, though, this is a light, fun, summery read! I really enjoyed stepping out of my reading “comfort” zone and giving this book a try!

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  • When a slave uprising threatens the life of Syreena, the daughter of an eighteenth century plantation owner, a servant uses voodoo to transform her into a mermaid The spell will be only broken when she returns to the beach where it was cast After three hundred years of swimming, she s ready to trade fins for legs The only problem is she can t find her way home.Dylan, a twenty first century Coast Guard Officer, has sworn off love for the sea When a wave throws him overboard, Syreena uses her amul [...]


  • Like many of the reviewers here on GoodReads, I received this book as part of my Lit Cube July subscription box, which was mermaid themed However, unlike many of the reviewers here on GoodReads, I did not like this novella.It s a short book, being only 131 pages, so I expected there to be very little depth to the story and characters But the whole thing was just so very flat I could not become invested in either character or their struggles There was almost information given to their having sex [...]


  • This is a great summer novella that blends past and present I really enjoyed Syreena s backstory and thought the historical elements were handled nicely, without being overwhelming With a good mix of romance and cute humor, Dylan and Syreena s connection was fun to read It s perfect for a day at the beach


  • I got this book in a Lit cube and wasn t sure I d be into it It kept me interested than I thought I would be I like a book with a little sex appeal that isn t too intense The ending could have been a little better and there were a few errors in the book Over all I just enjoyed It was short and sweet.


  • I got this through my Lit cube subscription box and I thought it was a super cute summer read I just wish there would have been a prologue to see how her transition back into the human world went.


  • Great summer readLoved the story, characters, and the way they all were woven together in a fantasy but realistic tale Couldn t put it down, glad it was a novella, shorter.


  • 3 StarsUnique Fun Flawed.I was so intrigued in the beginning The mix of voodoo, mermaids, and a curse was incredibly unique However, as the story unraveled, it began to feel rushed The endingwell, it just ended.


  • This was a fun, sweet beach read that is, at times, laugh out loud funny Well thought out, and I connected with the characters, particularly the mermaid, Syreena Also, I was surprised by the amount of research that was interwoven into the story Edens adds an appendix at the back that shows just how well thought out it is from Haitian history to voodoo magic, I never went, Huh, that doesn t make sense Great world building and a hot romance.Also, it s the perfect length for a quick read, and it ne [...]


  • Available on Kindle Unlimited.In the past month, I have read multiple mermaid books and this one really stood out Instead of being saved, Syreena was the one doing the saving for a change and she wasn t really the damsel in distress She saved a man from sharks and took care of him by tending to his wounds and feeding him, showing how kickass a woman can be even in a domestic role Something that I really loved was Mami Watta was incorporated into the story The backstory was perfect and Blaire pul [...]


  • The uniqueness of the story can t compensate for the poor writing The voodoo, change to a mermaid, live for 200 years waiting for the perfect love to break the voodoo spell, was a brilliant idea But the story itself didn t flow well, the plot was full of holes that detracted from the story every time it s mentioned about her change from tail to legs, the time frame changes, at first it s once a week for a few hours in her legs, then it s daily for a few hours, then I think it s till she gets hun [...]



  • A good, quick fish taleWell written, good plot and storyline, flows well, keeps reader turning pages, characters well developed, and I will recommend to friends


  • I enjoyed this book I wish they would have wrote of what happened after they got to the island Because it ends with her on the beach where it all began It would be nice to know how she ends up back with the world But it was a good book Overall good book


  • What did I think of this book It was very blah It was also very short Dylan falls off a ship, Syreena finds him and saves his life I have to admit that it is nice to read about a woman saving the man for a change They spend weeks on a deserted island excuse me CAY they bang and fall in love But oh no The angst Dylan can t love Syreena because of his career and daughter whom he doesn t seem the least bit concerned about getting back to and blah, blah, blah But in the end SURPRISE He does love her [...]


  • I got this book in a book box It was a cute story I enjoyed the fact that she started off as a human and became a mermaid I feel so much could have been done with the story.When Dylan was making the raft I feel like we could have gotten a little details on everything Was there shelter on it How big was it How big was the metal piece It was cute but short As I was reading it I saw a lot of mistakes with pronouns and sentence structure and it threw me out of the story There was also a paragraph [...]


  • I received this book in my July LitCube and when I saw the cover I rolled my eyes lol I thought it would be super cheesy Plus I don t always reach for adult novels when I can read YA But the premise sounded really cool and I figured it s short so it will be an easy read I did enjoy the story overall I wish it was longer and that we would have got background on the characters I would have given it stars but the spelling, grammar and repeat sentences were too much to ignore I expect a finished b [...]


  • I received this book with my July Lit Cube.Again, it was not something I probably would have picked up if it hadn t been in the box, but it may have caught my eye in the right circumstance The story was okay, but the cover models don t look much like described, while that isn t a big deal, it was something I noticed Something else I noticed The amount of typos, missing words, duplicate paragraphs, was astounding.All that aside, if you re into mermaids and romance novels, I d recommend this book [...]


  • The myth and the realityThe dream of a beautiful mermaid that rescues a sailor has origins far In the past This story has Voodoo mixed into the French Revolution and a time span over 240 years, a twist on the usual story A Coast Guard career officer meets a French mermaid, changing both of them He can t go into the water and she has lost her fins A cute story about an age old theme.


  • I really wanted to give this 2.5 stars It s a really interesting storyline, I enjoyed the historical mythical bits The writing was somewhat simplistic, which isn t terrible but the characters definitely could have had depth Definitely felt as though the writer is fairly early in her career, but a solid beginning effort A fun easy beach read I received this as part of the LitCube subscription box July 2015


  • I definitely like the concept of this mermaid story It went from historical to present day And instead of her starting out as a mermaid, she was transformed into one This was a good read, but I would love to see like this with depth and description and travel a bit farther I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


  • Quick and Easy ReadI loved the idea of the story and it was certainly quick paced However, the characters seemed a little shallow to me or perhaps not completely fleshed out Overall, it was an enjoyable read.


  • Ok I would give this book five stars if it didn t have so much romance I thought it was gonna be not as mushy as it was I really liked this book though I wish syreena could have stayed a mermaids good book I got for free and I really liked it




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