I love me a paranormal story where the characters take things in stride. Buffy (BTVS) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118276/ was one of the pioneers of the “You-say-the-professor-is-really-a-demon?-okay-how-do-we-kill-him?” attitude. It still tickles me to see characters thrown for the mother of all loops, land on their feet, adjust to the weirdness in record time, and proceed to kick monster butt.
Siren Call (Mermaid Catcher) does this and has a lot of heart, too. In fact the heroine, Serina, was much more merciful and compassionate to the monsters in this fun title than I would have been, and I love her even more for it. Serina’s a heroine who’s not afraid to be tough, but who also embraces her femininity. She finds a way to win the day and remain true to her moral compass. Please enjoy these lines from Siren Call (Mermaid Catcher) (it was really hard to narrow it down to just a few) and pick up your copy today!
Like a perfectly cut diamond, Alex Waters appeared to have many shiny facets.–p. 32
“If you can’t catch a man, at least you can catch a buzz.”–p. 33
Her? See mermaids? Yeah, right. She didn’t know what Miko had been smoking, but she needed to end this conversation before a herd of unicorns galloped by, kicking up magic fairy dust all around them.–p. 51
She looked up at the world map and various labels of mermaid species. Benbeculas. Coobays. Panians. Zugs. There was a whole lotta mermaiding going on.–p. 62
The mild summer had finally blown its calming warmth onto the waves, gentle as cat paws, stroking the surface and kneading its warmth into the watery depths.–p. 66
When Serina opened to the first page, the timeworn, old-world book scent thickened the air around her. As she viewed the contents, Serina’s past came at her in a single heartfelt blow.–p. 104