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A Mermaid's Ransom (Mermaid Series #3)

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A story of two lovers who could not be more different.

Daughter to an angel and a mermaid, Alexis has grown up in peaceful waters. So when her nightmares begin, the mer-angel has little idea what to make of them. In her dream is the loneliest man Alexis has ever met—and she’s strangely drawn to him. Until the night her dream comes true…

Born of a vampire and a Dark One, Dante only knows brutality. And although he’s the leader of the underworld,...

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Overview

A story of two lovers who could not be more different.

Daughter to an angel and a mermaid, Alexis has grown up in peaceful waters. So when her nightmares begin, the mer-angel has little idea what to make of them. In her dream is the loneliest man Alexis has ever met—and she’s strangely drawn to him. Until the night her dream comes true…

Born of a vampire and a Dark One, Dante only knows brutality. And although he’s the leader of the underworld, he longs to escape it. How better than to hold for ransom the Prime Legion Commander’s daughter? But there’s one thing Dante never planned on—the way Alexis steals his heart.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425230688
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Series: Mermaid Series , #3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 707,231
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Joey W. Hill has won the Dreams' Realms Award for Fantasy and the EPPIE award for erotic romance. Nominated for the CAPA and the PEARL, she has earned many gold and five-star reviews. In 1999 she won Grand Prize in Romance & Beyond's annual short story contest.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Loved.....

    Loved it i felt all the emotion and i couldn't stop reading you should love it 2.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Must read!

    This series was freckin great! The story lines and plots moved every well. To want, need and command love aganist all odds....oh man only in a fairy tale. Loved loved loveddddd these books. Truly hope the series continues.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2010

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    Sexy Dante!

    I really didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. The reviews concerning the darkness of the character Dante is what got me to buy it. I've never read a romance novel before, I'm more of a historical-fiction type of reader, but intrigued by the torment and lust of the characters, I decided to give this book a try. In the first chapters, I didn't expect that I would even finish the book, it seemed cheesy. The merangle, all these super natural things going on, I didn't take the writing seriously, but then the plot was thickening and before I knew it, two days passed and I was done with the book writing this review. Lex and Dante's relationship is definintly a dysfunctional one, but also one that won't be leaving my mind for awhile. There are scenes that are so touching (like the one in the craft room). I was laughing, and crying, and intrigued by the story. A good read, especially if your husband is away on business! I didn't read the prequels to this book and had no problem not knowing the background. I may pick them up in the future, but I'm satisfied with the Mermaid's Ransom.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2010

    Ultimate Bad Boy Meets Qunitessential Good Girl

    Dante's bad without being repulsive. Alexis is good without being sickening. The two manage to meet in that wonderful gray area where Joey Hill is so masterful.

    If you like a book with a well developed plot and interesting, complex characters, then give this one a go. As always with Ms. Hill, the sex scenes are creative. The subtle nuances of each encounter make each one unique and believable. The dominance/submission part of the story went a little too far for me this time, but it was appropriate, even necessary to the context of the story.

    Definitely read the Vampire Servant series prior to enjoying this book. A Mermaid's Ransom integrates characters from both "worlds" and gives away a great deal about the vampires that would ruin the suspense of the earlier books.

    Another one from Joey Hill that I couldn't put down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2013

    A Mermaid¿s Ransom  by Joey W. Hill Alexis is the only child

    A Mermaid’s Ransom 
    by Joey W. Hill




    Alexis is the only child of a love-match between an Angel and a Mermaid. She’s the goddaughter of a powerful Dark One Seawitch. She’s been watched over by heaven above and Lucifer below. However, no one expects her to find the love of her life in a horrible dimension that had been cut off from Earth many years ago.




    Dante was the offspring of rape. His mother was a powerful vampire and his sire a Dark One. Growing up in a wasteland without love, being forced to fight for everything he wanted, his life was torture. Dante will do anything to escape his prison, even kidnap the goddaughter of the powerful Seawitch.




    What brings Alexis and Dante together is more than fate. Together they must teach each other about the power of love as well as it’s double edged sword. Alexis comes off as pampered yet has a backbone of steel as she fights for what she wants and needs…Dante. Laughter, tenderness and love aren’t in Dante’s vocabulary until Alexis teaches him what those emotions are.




    I really enjoyed this third book in the Daughters of Arianne series. Having not read the first ones, I was able to easily follow along and connect with the storyline and backstory. A Mermaid’s Ransom is a stand alone that will leave you wondering about the lessons of love…and just who has the power in a relationship. Dante was so wounded, all I wanted to do was to fix him myself. His sensuality screamed off the page and I could imagine what I’d give for a moment in his arms.




    Ms. Hill writes a story that will appeal to all romance readers. The characters are engaging, witty and flawed but full of passion. Even the secondary characters bring extra zing to the story! Reba was a delight! Pick up your copy today!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    FABULOUS READ!!!

    Ms. Hill has done it again. I absolutely love this series...each book just gets better! Please give us more

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

    great story about Faith and redemption infused with plenty of se

    great story about Faith and redemption infused with plenty of searing romance. A story that will make you more. After centuries of loss and heartache, Jonah has succumbed to a debilitating despair that threatens his very soul. Anna's innocent hopefulness stir feelings in him he thought long gone. But will her light be enough to save this war-weary angel? Jonah is just heart-breaking. His despair is so intense it makes one wonder just how he will be able to find his way out of the darkness that engulfs him. Yet along the way, we see glimpses of his heart that tell us he isn't completely lost, even if he himself doesn't realize it.Anna sees it, though. With her effervescent personality and her ability to find joy in the smallest of things, she is the perfect foil for his darkness, warming Jonah with a heart that is absolutely pure.

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  • Posted August 20, 2013

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    I must for all paranormal fans!!!

    I must for all paranormal fans!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    So good! Need a sequel or continuation to this!!!

    So good! Need a sequel or continuation to this!!!

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  • Posted January 15, 2013

    yuck

    I was excited to read this story of Alexis, the daughter of Jonah and Anna. I really like Alexis but could find no like for Dante. I felt sorry for him, but had a hard time believing that Alexis loved him for him and not because he manipulated and used his vampire powers on her. Save your money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Ggrrrrrr

    Wish i could read it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Really Good

    Good series. I did like the 1st and 2nd books a little bit more. Romantic and sensual. I hope we will see more from this series.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Steamy angst over the battle between good and perceived evil.

    Joey Hill does tortured characters unbelievably well. Each personality is well developed and the interactions are psychologically entrancing. The sexy scenes are always in tune with the plot and characters and always HOT!

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Loved it!

    Yet another great book! Great job Joey!

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

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    Readers will be spellbound as the prize in the battle between good and evil is the soul of the loser

    Alexis has grown up in clam serene waters. The daughter of Jonah the angel and Anna the mermaid (see A Mermaid's Kiss) decides to go to college. However, she begins having dark dreams that frighten the innocent mer-angel.

    Dante the Dark One vampire rules the Underground although he prefers to escape his destiny. His scheme is to kidnap the beautiful mer-angel daughter of the enemy's military leader. However, when he snatches the Prime Legion Commander's daughter he is stunned by the purity of her soul reaching out to his tortured mind. She makes him believe even he has goodness. Before he turns, Dante realizes he must rid himself of Alexis, but cannot as she not just brought back his soul, she also owns it.

    The latest Daughters of Arianne oceanic-urban romantic fantasy (see A Witches Beauty) is much darker than the previous entries as Dante appears evil through much of the first part of the book. His potential transition from total darkness comes at a cost to Alexis who has lived a warm loving life until the dreams assault her followed by his appearance; as he has brought malevolent shadows into her previous 100% light. He is a hybrid too; the offspring of hellish violence between a vampire and a Dark One, Dante knows abuse and loathing domination fuel existence until he meets Alexis. Readers will be spellbound as the prize in the battle between good and evil is the soul of the loser as one of them must turn.

    Harriet Klausner

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