“Yes!” The sailor laughed, leaping to the stern of his boat. At the sight of his catch, he froze.
There, writhing with fear and fury, a mermaid’s tail got caught deeper in the net, blue-purple scales flashing. Every so often, she would dive. The net would only let her go so far.
Her scream pierced his ears, and he fell back with a cry, gritting his teeth to keep from biting his tongue. After a second, the mermaid fell silent again.
Squinting through tears, he glanced at the stern of the boat. The water had calmed.
Taking a deep breath, he pulled the anchor up with a whistle. “I’ll tell ya, girl, you really are somethi—”
The boat pitched. The sailor was thrown back in his seat, and then pinned to the side as the tiny vessel got dragged backwards, deeper and deeper, into the middle of the ocean. ...
The sea can be a dark and dangerous place. But you'll have some help navigating it:
A kind sailor.
A sea witch.
A pirate ghost.
And an unlikely pair of friends at odds with each other.
Just be sure not to take this journey alone. These stories are as deep and wide as the ocean itself. Are you ready to dive in?
**In Deep Waters is also included in the omnibus, Closer than you Think, along with Hiding in the Corners; Love, Lust, and Pixie Dust; Runs in the Family; and Once Upon a Spell. Buy all five and save!**
About the Author
C.L. began writing books when she was in high school, where she became fascinated by all things paranormal, supernatural, and romantic. She lives with her family in a place settled comfortably between the woods and the beach, and likes to visit each of them frequently.