Siren's Call (Dark Tides Series #1)

Siren's Call (Dark Tides Series #1)

by Devyn Quinn
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Siren's Call (Dark Tides Series #1) by Devyn Quinn

Read Devyn Quinn's blogs and view her pictures on the Penguin Community.

A new paranormal romance series that follows desire into the depths of the ocean

Lighthouse keeper Tessa Lonike savors her solitude on Little Mer, an island off the coast of Maine, guarding her true identity as a mermaid. But when Tessa spots a man thrashing around in the ice cold waters during a storm, she must use her ability as a mermaid to pull him to shore. And a year later, when Kenneth meets her again, he's determined not to let Tessa slip away. But when Tessa'a archaeologist ex-lover comes back to town with a clue to her heritage, she may be forced to leave her happiness behind...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451230935
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Series: Dark Tides Series , #1
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author

Devyn Quinn resides in the scenic Southwest, though she has called several other states home. She lives with her cats (too many to be counted!), five ferrets (yes, five!), and single Shih Tzu, Tess.

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Siren's Call (Dark Tides Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We learn quickly in the Prologue of Kenneth's world shattering loss that drives him to suicide, then the secret Tessa keeps while she lives on the small island owned by her family, with the lighthouse watching over the Bay. Tessa uses this secret to save Kenneth's life. Ten months later the book starts with Kenneth who dreads thinking of that dark day, but having a feeling he was not alone in the waters that day. That he felt a feminine presence with him. He returns to the island he washed up hoping to talk to the woman how found him in hopes she might add some pieces to the day. Tessa is a grumpy, beautiful, young woman who lives by herself and is very anxious to turn Kenneth away before he remembers anything. Yet she finds she is very attracted to him. Kenneth finds himself offering to help Tessa, for free, to maintain the house and lighthouse which are in desperate need of tender loving care. Tessa finds she has no choice but to let him with the ultimatum her sisters give her. As the two are attracted to each other, the other doesn't want to push to far or fast. Then when things look to be going steamy for them, Tessa's ex-fianc¿©e shows up with news of possible mermaid archaeological history. Tessa, Kenneth, and Jake make a journey to be the first to find these artifacts, only to find so much more than expected.I've never really read anything with Mermaids before and loved the mixture of romance, magic, and the adventurous story of the aquatic archaeological discoveries.I felt the story was well written. Devyn leaves indications as to explain the quick attraction between Kenneth and Tessa. And gives you the time you need to want these two together and enjoy the characters they are. Then just as you start to feel comfortable with them Devyn throws a wrench in the works and the characters have to react. I have to say the characters really stayed true to their persons. Even through there where times I wanted Kenneth to do something more or different, he did what he should do and held to his true self. I really liked that and loved Kenneth for it. He is definitely a keeper in all women's books. I enjoyed the romance with Kenneth and Tessa and the challenges Kenneth and even Tessa had to over come.Yes, you have your romance and love story here but the story is much more than that. The next part of the story was the adventure to find the artifacts of the lost Mermaid people and city. The adventure they go on in the Mediterranean Sea is fun and pecked my curiosity. I enjoyed the adventure in finding the unexpected and the troubles that came from it. So much to learn and see with the Mermaid finds here. And the magic! The mermaids are full of wonderful unknown unexpected magic. Tessa has a lot to learn. The story ended with an ending and with a hint of what may be to come in the future books.I will definitely be looking for Siren's Surrender to be released February 1, 2011.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story would be better if characters were more realistic and made basic common sence decisions. Its better when things manifest outside of their control, instead of from stupidity
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Ahurani More than 1 year ago
Please don't waste your money... the story in theory should be good, however the author DRAGS OUT every scene and it just gets tedious to read. Then the story takes turns that you just have to wonder, WHAT THE HELL she was thinking. I wanted to like this book but honestly it is just horrible.
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Siren's Call is a smoldering novel that stands out for its beautiful fantasy imagery. I was hooked by Ken and Tessa's adventure, and can't wait to read more of their fire-under-the-waves story!
Melhay More than 1 year ago
We learn quickly in the Prologue of Kenneth's world shattering loss that drives him to suicide, then the secret Tessa keeps while she lives on the small island owned by her family, with the lighthouse watching over the Bay. Tessa uses this secret to save Kenneth's life. Ten months later the book starts with Kenneth who dreads thinking of that dark day, but having a feeling he was not alone in the waters that day. That he felt a feminine presence with him. He returns to the island he washed up hoping to talk to the woman how found him in hopes she might add some pieces to the day. Tessa is a grumpy, beautiful, young woman who lives by herself and is very anxious to turn Kenneth away before he remembers anything. Yet she finds she is very attracted to him. Kenneth finds himself offering to help Tessa, for free, to maintain the house and lighthouse which are in desperate need of tender loving care. Tessa finds she has no choice but to let him with the ultimatum her sisters give her. As the two are attracted to each other, the other doesn't want to push to far or fast. Then when things look to be going steamy for them, Tessa's ex-fiancée shows up with news of possible mermaid archaeological history. Tessa, Kenneth, and Jake make a journey to be the first to find these artifacts, only to find so much more than expected. I've never really read anything with Mermaids before and loved the mixture of romance, magic, and the adventurous story of the aquatic archaeological discoveries. I felt the story was well written. Devyn leaves indications as to explain the quick attraction between Kenneth and Tessa. And gives you the time you need to want these two together and enjoy the characters they are. Then just as you start to feel comfortable with them Devyn throws a wrench in the works and the characters have to react. I have to say the characters really stayed true to their persons. Even through there where times I wanted Kenneth to do something more or different, he did what he should do and held to his true self. I really liked that and loved Kenneth for it. He is definitely a keeper in all women's books. I enjoyed the romance with Kenneth and Tessa and the challenges Kenneth and even Tessa had to over come. Yes, you have your romance and love story here but the story is much more than that. The next part of the story was the adventure to find the artifacts of the lost Mermaid people and city. The adventure they go on in the Mediterranean Sea is fun and pecked my curiosity. I enjoyed the adventure in finding the unexpected and the troubles that came from it. So much to learn and see with the Mermaid finds here. And the magic! The mermaids are full of wonderful unknown unexpected magic. Tessa has a lot to learn. The story ended with an ending and with a hint of what may be to come in the future books. I will definitely be looking for Siren's Surrender to be released February 1, 2011.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Kenneth Randall was so filled with grief from the murder of his wife, the shocked man wandered into the ocean and nearly drowned. A woman saved his life leaving him on the beach supposedly with no memory of her saving his life. Ten months since the good Samaritan rescued him, Ken returns to Point Rock Harbor on barrier island Little Mer, Maine to thank his angel and to put to rest his recurring dream of a sea nymph saving him. Little Mer Island lighthouse keeper Tessa Lonike is unhappy with the arrival of the man she pulled out of the sea almost a year ago. He should not have remembered her or what happened to him on that day. However, her sister Gwen is euphoric when the visitor offers to repair things. As Ken and Tessa become acquainted he figures out her deep watery secret and becomes protective when her former fiancé archeologist Jake Massey arrives claiming he has information on the heritage of the sisters. The Dark Tides oceanic romantic fantasy is a fun tale starring a thorny acerbic shapeshifter who learns where good intentions lead and the obstinate man she rescued from the icy sea. The story line is fast-paced, but the villain is a caricature with no redeeming quality rather than a real adversary. Still readers will enjoy this entertaining tale due to the relationship between the lead couple. Harriet Klausner