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Friday, March 4, 2016

Urban Mermaid: Tails From Colony Island (Book 1) by Howard Parsons

Can a mermaid find love and happiness working in the big city?
What will her parents say if she chooses a human for a mate?

Penelope Tench works in the city as the comptroller for a publishing house. She's not happy living and working amongst humans but she has no choice as her home on Colony Island, FL holds nothing for her. @goodreads



I thought this book about mermaids was so cool!!


Penelope can't seem to find a mate. So, she decides to just leave Colony Island where her parents and other mermaids and mermen are and live with humans. She lives close to the sea so she can still go for her swims. On of of these swims she hiding in a little secret area, or so she thinks, until the guy comes along the boardwalk. Even though it's forbidden for the merpeople to show themselves to humans, Penelope decides to have some fun with this guy. She shows her self and talks to him, he is astonished of course. After her little escapade she goes home and thinks nothing of it. Well..... lo and behold when she starts her new job at Harriman, guess who works there too?...yep.. Peter :-)

Peter talks to Penelope and promises he will never tell anyone her secret. He also tells her he would like to help her out. They set it up to where he takes her out of town on the weekends and takes her to different places where she can get in and out of the water safely. There is a lot of detail that goes into all of this and I think it's very sweet all of the things he does for her. They do this for several months and then slowly start to fall in love.

Penelope decides to take Peter home to meet her parents in Colony Island. She tells them that he is her mate and she doesn't care that he is a human. They also tell them another thing they want to do and it's so sweet, although it takes some time to do.

I don't want to say any more or I will give out too many spoilers. There is a lot that goes on in this book, but I wasn't bored at all because everything is just so cool. But that is my opinion. There are some funny things in the book as well.


A large wave washed up on shore and swept its foam around them. As the water receded, Peter grumbled, "Great! Now I have wet sand in the crack of my ass!"
"Dude, that's the beauty of being a merman. You don't have an ass-crack!"

*I would like to thank Smith Publicity and the author, Howard Parsons for a print copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*





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