Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mermaids are the new Vampires Buzz

Being the author of a different sort of mermaid tale, I do like to Google mermaids on occasion and discovered that there's a trend starting up.  It seems that mermaids are becoming popular again.

That makes this author very happy!  What can I say, I've always been a mermaid sort of girl, only my main character is half Mer and therefore the Mer call her a Merwalker; able to walk on land and swim beneath the sea.  She doesn't realize it at first.  You see, she was born with some physical challenges and thinks she's an albino with silver eyes, white hair, milky-white skin and webbed fingers and toes.  She's seventeen years old and her name is Lana Prentis.

Her father is the lighthouse keeper (Cole Prentis) for Safe Harbor Island, off the coast of North Carolina.  He's also the keeper of many secrets.  He's told Lana that her mother drowned when she was three years old and he has never allowed Lana in the water since.

It's only after Lana's P. E. Teacher (Miss Rose Perry) secretly gives Lana swimming lessons that she discovers the truth about who she really is and who her mother was as well.  Lana discovers that she has a purpose to her life and has a heritage as rich and as deep as the sea and that her future lies beneath it.
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Go Mermaids!  ; )

Sheri L. Swift
Legend of the Mer

14 comments:

  1. Ha! I am just reading "Forgive My Fins." And I noticed there is a sequel - "Fins are Forever". So I agree, mermaids are the new vampire!

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  2. Uoh! I love mermaid stories! Legend of the Mer sounds so exciting. I would love to read it - is it published?

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  3. Never mind, I see the links to Amazon and B&N. Yippee!

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  4. Yes, glad you like mermaids too! ; )

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  5. I like your story. There is a very nice, little-known film starring Colin Farrel called Ondine, about a woman who may indeed be a selkie. It is quite a good film.

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  6. Thank you Ron, yes I love the Selkie tales. Although I don't believe I've seen that one, I'll have to check it out. ; )

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  7. I love the sound of your story! To be honest I've only ever read one 'mermaid' story and it was when I was 10 or 11 or something. Of course I am a big fan of The Little Mermaid, but I've never read it, just seen the Disney version. hehe

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  8. Mermaids are cool :) and I love your premise.


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  9. Hey Trisha, my brother & I used to pretend that we were merwalkers! We loved anything we could find that allowed us to travel in our minds beneath the sea. My daughter's loved the Disney version too & as they got older, they would take my story out of an old trunk & read it every summer.

    Thank you Damyanti! I agree, they are cool! ; )

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  10. I love mermaids, and your story sounds very interesting! :)

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  11. Thanks WritingNut! Commented on your post today too! ; )

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