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Goddess of the Sea (Goddess Summoning Series #1)

Goddess of the Sea (Goddess Summoning Series #1)

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by P. C. Cast

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New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast presents the first novel in her Goddess Summoning series...

Home alone on the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady yearned for something to cure her loneliness. After drinking too much champagne, she recited a divine invocation to revive her humdrum life. But how was


New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast presents the first novel in her Goddess Summoning series...

Home alone on the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady yearned for something to cure her loneliness. After drinking too much champagne, she recited a divine invocation to revive her humdrum life. But how was she to know the spell would actually work?
When her plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s life changes forever. She awakens, bewildered, to find herself in a legendary time and place ruled by magic—and in the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But danger lurks in the waters, ready to swallow CC whole. Taking pity on her, the goddess Gaea turns her into a damsel, that she might seek shelter on land. But when a dashing knight comes to CC’s rescue—a dream-come-true she should be falling for—she instead aches for the sea and the darkly sexy merman who’s stolen her heart…

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for P. C. Cast’s Goddess Summoning novels
“Sexy, charming, and fun.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Grant

“[A] true master of her craft.”—New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter 

“P. C. Cast is a stellar talent.”—New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning
“A veritable feast for readers…Mythology has never been so fun!”—Romance Reviews Today

“One of the top romantic fantasy mythologists today.”—Midwest Book Review

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Goddess Summoning Series , #1
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18 Years

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Meet the Author

P. C. Cast is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Goddess Summoning series, the House of Night Novels, and the Tales of a New World series. She is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. Ms. Cast lives in Oregon surrounded by beloved cats, dogs, horses, and family.

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Goddess of the Sea (Goddess Summoning Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 235 reviews.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Cast's "House of Night," so I thought I would delve into her adult series as well. While the story was entertaining enough, I found the characters and certain elements of the story strikingly similar to the aforementioned teen series. This was a little disappointing, but the book was still a delightful magical romance and I am looking forward to reading more in the series. If you liked this book, you might also enjoy the "Sons of Destiny" series by Jean Johnson, as the magical feel of the stories are quite similar. Be sure to start with "The Sword."
Frenchiebella More than 1 year ago
This book was AMAZING!. I loved mythology itself and her stories blend so well with it. I actually cried. I plan on reading all of the Goddess Summoning books. Thanks P.C. Cast!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read of of PC & Kristen's House of Night series, and decided to read PC's Goddess Summoning series. What I love best about PC Cast is she writes these fantastically powerful and strong women. She makes you invested in the characters and the story, she's makes you laugh with them and cry with them. Goddess of the Sea is a modern mermaid tale. Here an Air Force communications officer, named CC has her soul transfered with the soul of a mermaid, the daughter of Gaia and Poseidon. There she must find a man to love her for who she is. It's sexy, romantic, thought provoking, beautiful and really a fantastic story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book and I enjoyed it a lot! Going into it, I thought that it would be a silly novel that's main thrill was sex, but after getting less than half way through it I knew it wasn't. This book was very good and touching. It made me cry! I recommend this book to anyone!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Ironic as it seems Air Force Staff Sergeant Christine ¿CC¿ Canady hates to fly. So her current assignment taking her from Tinker AFB, Oklahoma on a ninety-day tour in Riyadh is not one she looks forward too. However, her fears prove accurate this time as the plane crashes into the water. Instead of drowning, Undine a mermaid saves her life. When they kiss, they switch places.

Undine¿s brother Sarpedon tries to rape her, but CC escapes. She meets another merman Dylan who is kind to her. Soon Undine¿s mother Gaia helps CC by allowing her to become human, but every three days she must return to the sea until she finds true love. Sir Andras saves Undine from the sea and takes her to Calder Monastery on Calder Island where Abbot William looks suspiciously upon her amnesia claim and her insistence she is a princess. Andras tries to court her, but turns nasty and dangerous as Sarpedon takes control of his body. CC soon realizes that she loves Dylan and he reciprocates the feeling, but fears what Sarpedon will do to her beloved.

GODDESS OF THE SEA is a solid retelling of Undine¿s tale that readers of adult fairy tale romances will appreciate. The story line is loaded with action on land and at sea. CC as a human soldier or as a mermaid is a strong character; the audience will cherish her, as she serves as the center of this enjoyable adult version of Ariel the mermaid.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure at first, but I ended up really getting into this book. It was an interesting story, that I felt was very well written. I enjoy P.C. Cast's books. She is a great author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutley adored this book. Definitley an adult book ,though. I dont recommend letting kids under 15 or 16 to read this book. There are three heated-sex parts that get pretty detailed. But its an amazing book. Xoxo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has got to be the one of the best books I have ever read. Trust me I read a lot of books and Ms.Cast has been surprising me with her books of fantasy and romance. I cant express how much Ive become such a fan of PCs works of art.
Meli_Green More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a wonderful blend of romance and magic. I love the way Ms Cast describes the rich underwater scenery. She has a way of making you believe her story could happen. Goddess of the Sea has a very engaging heroine as well as very well developed villains! The heroine is capable, intelligent and witty. Ms. Cast's writing style is very appealing to those of us with a particular bent to sarcastic humor! The story has elements of romance, adventure, and conflict and accurately portrays the difficulty of making life-altering decisions. She lovingly adds a bit of pagan belief structure to her book to get the reader to understand that all women are beautiful, special and create their own wonderful magic. She speaks eloquently of the differences in us all that make us truly unique, and that we should embrace those differences. From the first page to the last, Ms. Cast keeps you spellbound and turning the page, eager to discover what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is simply amazing!!!! This grown up version of The Little Mermaid (not that I needed one...cause I LOVE Ariel) had me at first chapter. I started reading it and literally didn't put it down until I was finished. The next day I started the second book in the series and it was just as good. I highly recommend this book and the rest of the series :)
Lynz_in_Love More than 1 year ago
I could feel butterflies in my stomach when I read this story. It was an absolutely wonderful tale of a mermaid fantasy! This is definitely going in the bookshelf as a keeper! Can't wait to read the next one.
vampreader54 More than 1 year ago
Christine Canady has been living the life she loves since high school. She joined the US Air Force. But on the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday she realized how lonely her life had been. Expecting her normal package from home she sits down to have her normal two bottles of wine and birthday dinner only to find no package and a message from her mother about how she forgot her birthday. A little sad and a lot drunk she decided she needs some magic in her life. She remembers an old text she read about invoking a goddess and digs it out of her book collection and walks out to her balcony and begins the recitation. But how could a mortal woman from the modern world have possibly know what could happen. When CC's plane crashes in the ocean, she realizes just what she has done by invoking the power of a goddess. Met by the mermaid Undine (daughter of Posiden) she agrees (unknowingly) to switch bodies with the goddess. CC quickly learns that she may have got herself into more trouble than she was ready for. Turing to Gaea, she convinces the goddess (her mother) to give her a human body so she can go ashore and escape the danger she has encountered since becoming Undine. In doing so she fall's for the sea and an unexpected merman. This book is great! I love the Goddess Series by PC Cast. She takes Disney style themes and mythology and wraps them into something new, bold and sexy! I had never heard of PC Cast until I read her and her daughters House of Night novels (young adult series), but I guickly fell in love with her writing. I don't know how this gem of a writer has gone unnoticed for so long. 5 out of 5 stars!
Wolf_Blood_87 More than 1 year ago
A Co-worker gave me this copy of Goddess of the Sea and I fell in love with it right away. I always loved the little mermaid and this has the same feel. I bought the whole series now and I love them to death. A must read for the Romantic in you.
KATKV More than 1 year ago
i loved everything that had to do with this book. Just a unbelievable love story with twists in it. i wasn't able to put it down during my whole flight. Just fell completely in love with goddess of the sea. Fairytale ending the kind every girl wishes
BeautifulNghtmare More than 1 year ago
I am not a fan of romance novels, AT ALL. They give me acid reflux. That being said, when I saw that one of my favorite authors (PC Cast) had written a romance(although it is in the paranormal) I was a little skeptical. Boy, I WAS WRONG! PC casts (no pun intended) within the first chapter. I found myself unable to put it down. There was a big dose of the paranormal, which I personally cannot get enough of. The love story was something that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And it's not just a sappy book, either. There is action, mystery, huge plot twists, and what every little girl inside every grown woman longs to be, a beautiful siren of the Sea, a mermaid. This book has it all! So, no matter what genre you are into reading, this book has it!
belva50 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! I read it in a day. Cried and laughed during that day.Read all of the Goddess books, not just this one, they are all good stories and very fast reading, Beach, boat or in front of the fireplace!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best book i have ever read in my life. It made me laugh, cry , and it had the Fairy Tale ending that all good books should have. It had a true love story that reached over time and space. Now that is the kind of love that you read about that can touch you as much as the charters in the story, I know it touched me deep down in side my heart. It was kind of like the Disney virsion of the Little Mermaid and Wizard of Oz put together. To me this book was so good I would love to see it in the movies. In all I liked this book and I will read this book for 'all eternity'
Anonymous 5 months ago
It's been a while since I read a great romance so this one was a great reminder of how much I love romance novels when done right! I love this magic in the book and also the moral of the story of empowering women and that everyone has a little magic in them. The way how the characters love one another is also breathtaking. This story will take you on a emotional ride! Side note: make sure you read the entire story! I almost didn't but I'm so happy I did! Definitely did not see that coming. Truly amazing!
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
I love this story! It's a modern fairy tale to its core. I love the strength of CC, and the various struggles that she goes through in the course of this book. I have had the thought that it might have been a bit refreshing for her to actually fail at something that she set her mind to! However, I suppose for that to have happened would have been to deny that CC was being watched over and assisted by Gaea. And why would Gaea let her favorite fail? Especially when CC had asked for her help? So, all in all, this is a wonderful chick flick in book form. I eagerly look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Alo_m More than 1 year ago
magical read. this is the first book I have read by P.C Cast and i loved it. 
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I was so looking forward to this book and I was so disapointed. I have read other P.C. Cast books and loved them, but this book was not what I expected.
m155y324 More than 1 year ago
I have read all the house of night books, and because I like the way PC Cast writes, I decided to try this series. It was great. Met my expectations. I didn't know what would happen next and before I knew it, the book was complete. Again, she made my list as my favorite author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by PC Cast!