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Siren’s Calling by Piper J. Drake #Review #Giveaway #Fantasy #Series #BlogTour

Amae Waters is a mermaid blending in with humankind. Her mission? Prepare the oceans for the return of her people. But a new predator has entered the Puget Sound, defying human understanding, and Amae must face it and darker dangers lurking in the deep.

Available September 18th – Siren’s Calling, The Sea King’s Daughters IV, An urban fantasy novella by Piper J Drake.

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Title: Siren’s Calling

Author: Piper J. Drake

Series: The Sea King’s Daughters

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Release Date: September 18, 2018

Publisher: Independent

Print Length: 22,000 words

ASIN: B07FWSWV5T

 

My Review:

The Sea King’s daughters have been sent to Earth by their father to prepare the oceans for all her people to return. In this story the daughter is Amae Waters, a mermaid who lives with the humans in Seattle whilst keeping a close eye on what is happening in the Puget Sound and endeavouring to help the wildlife and area flourish. When the remains of an orca is washed up on shore it is obvious it has been killed – but what can have killed such a large predator? She is contacted to help investigate the death and that introduces her to a handsome man – who is not really human. As the two endeavour to discover more about the new predator they’ll be in danger themselves as others are out to capture Amae. Can the two help protect each other and the area from the supernatural threats?

This is a very engaging, action packed novella told from the point of view of Amae. She was supposed to be a soldier but is more of a protector and carer – but don’t assume that makes her weak, she’s anything but when she needs to help others but her first thought isn’t always to use force or fight. Get ready for some surprises in this story as communication, kindness and caring are often more effective than brute force at overcoming enemies!

This is the fourth book in this series which has a different author for each story, all of which seem to work well as standalones. I found it a fast paced adventure and whilst it sort of ended, it also gave hints and clues about something bigger to follow so I can’t wait to read subsequent stories in the series!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book without obligation. I chose to read it and this is my honest review after doing so.

Synopsis:

Amae Waters will never live up to her father’s expectations–she’s not a leader and she’s not a soldier. Rather than live with his disappointment, she’s left his realm and built a life for herself in Seattle, a mermaid blending in with humankind. Her mission? To prepare the oceans for the return of her people. But she’s not sure she’s cut out to accomplish that either.

A new predator has entered the waters of the Puget Sound, ravaging orcas and leaving their carcasses to wash ashore for humans to find. Whatever is killing them is beyond human understanding and Amae must find it before it irrevocably damages the complex balance of the ocean ecosystems.

But a greater danger lurks in the deep. Amae is done evading traps. She’ll defend her territory and prove she needn’t be a soldier to be a warrior or become the sacrifice used to end her people.

Look for other stories in this exciting Urban Fantasy series from Philippa Ballantine, Stacia D. Kelly, Lauren Harris, Katee Robert, and Asa Maria Bradley.

 

 

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Excerpt from Siren’s Calling:
I tasted blood in the water.

Changing course with a flick of my tail, I swam against the fast-moving ocean current toward the source. There were no vibrations in the water to indicate the thrashing of a living thing in distress and the seas were quieter than usual. Not surprising, with this much blood carried on the currents. Predators would be drawn to it and prey would be wise to leave the area or hide.

Curious, I’d come to investigate, thinking one of the killer whale pods had taken a baleen whale. It wasn’t unheard of, though it didn’t happen often. A big kill like that would draw plenty of ocean denizens, and I hadn’t tasted whale in a long time. I wouldn’t kill one, not when I couldn’t finish consuming it myself and not when so many whale species were endangered, but I wouldn’t let it go to waste, either.

When I didn’t find anything in open water, I’d pulled myself up onto the rocky outcropping between islands and found it. The body. But it wasn’t a humpback or gray whale, not a mink or fin whale, either. It was an orca, a killer whale, and that didn’t make any kind of sense.

Before I could take a closer look, the sound of a powerful motor cut through the morning calls of seabirds. Harbor seals lifted their heads and looked around from where they lay on another rock outcropping. A lone Steller sea lion grunted and scratched his head with a huge hind flipper. He turned to stare at me and I met his gaze, unconcerned. He was a prime specimen of a bull, the largest I’d ever encountered, but he posed no threat to me.

The waves slapped against the rocks around my tail fin in a changed cadence. A boat was approaching, and with it, humans. They were probably whale watching, which meant every one of them would be on the lookout for wildlife. Most of them would have binoculars. I couldn’t let them see me in this form.

I dove back into the water, darting through forests of kelp and berating myself for lingering past dawn. There was too much light and I had to dive deep to be sure nothing on the surface caught sight of even a tail flick from me.

As far as humans were concerned, I didn’t exist. I was a myth, a fairy tale.

If they saw me, they might not even believe what they’d seen. In their dreams or after too many drinks, they might whisper, “Mermaid.”

And they’d be right.

 

 

About Piper J. Drake:

Piper J. Drake is a bestselling author of romantic suspense and edgy contemporary romance, a frequent flyer, and day job road warrior. She is often distracted by dogs, cupcakes, and random shenanigans.

Connect with Piper at: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google + | GoodReads| Youtube

 

 

 

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