"The Sweetest Song" in a four-author anthology

Tidal Whispers Release Day!!

If you’re a fan of paranormal romance or ocean-themed tales, Tidal Whispers is the anthology for you! Jocelyn Adams, Julie Reece and Kelly Said join me in this four-author anthology from J Taylor Publishing. The cover is beautiful:

And here are the story blurbs:

Heart’s Desire by Julie Reece
After a terrible accident, Tessa returns to her family beach house to heal. She doesn’t expect to see her first summer crush from seven years before. Cameron, though, reappears and ignites a relationship that’s far more intense than ever before. The only problem? Summer is once again coming to an end, and this time, Tessa will have to decide whether to choose life with Cameron or to never see him again.

The Sweetest Song by Claire Gillian
Under Poseidon’s rule, Circe is the most destructive siren in the Pacific ocean, her songs luring ships and their crew to their watery graves. Not Otis, the best halibut fisherman in the Alaskan waters. His ship, the Calypso, has avoided disaster each time Circe set her sights on him.

Given one last chance to deliver Otis to Davy Jones’ locker, Circe takes to land to waylay the handsome captain. Instead, it may be Otis himself who hooks the Siren.

Pearl of Pau’maa by Kelly Said
Should Miki choose to wed the local wealthy boy she doesn’t love, her stomach will stop grumbling. Her soul, however, will suffocate. With one last opportunity before she must concede, she sneaks off for a final dive to her hidden crate at the bottom of the seabed. What waits for her is more than a captured lobster. It’s a treasure she cannot claim without great sacrifice or true love.

The Undergarden by Jocelyn Adams
Nixie, a water sprite, lives a solitary existence as she struggles to understand the strange world beyond her waters.  When she meets one of the pink ones, a curious boy named Wyatt, their friendship blooms into a love that can exist only upon the sands that divide his solid ground from her underwater paradise. Some love, though, once born, cannot be undone, even in the face of death.

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#SixSentence — The Sweetest Song, Part Two

Welcome to “Six Sentence Sunday”. Thank you for visiting and especially for any comments.

This will be the second six from my love story about a siren named Circe who’s down to her last chance to shipwreck a halibut fishing vessel in the frigid waters near Homer, Alaska. Think Deadliest Catch meets The Odyssey.

The story is told from the alternating points of view of Circe and Otis, the wily captain of the Calypso.

As a lead in, Circe has decided to stalk Captain Otis to figure out why he’s been able to withstand her siren’s song.  When they meet, not only does he not recognize Circe, but he flirts with her and asks her out for coffee at the Lotus Eater’s Cafe. Unable to speak for fear of betraying her otherworldly voice, Circe uses sign language.  When Otis is able to understand and sign back, she discovers the root of her problem—her handsome nemesis is deaf.

In this six, the pair enjoy their coffees and a couple of treats from the bakery.  Circe is not used to human food or drinks and has already put on quite a show savoring the sweets.

[Circe] took a giant swallow of her coffee, and almost immediately began coughing and waving a hand in front of her mouth.

“Are you okay?” [Otis] pinched off a corner of his pumpkin bread and handed it to her.

“Hot!” One hand resumed fanning her open mouth, her tongue thrust out and over her lower lip.

He couldn’t help but smile at her child-like candor, his laughter barely suppressed.

Be sure to check out the host site, Six Sentence Sunday, for links to more tantalizing snippets from some very talented writers.