Guest Post from Pauline Creeden

The Falling In Deep Collection is a series of original novellas written by various Award-winning and Bestselling Authors who banded together with the idea to write stories that feature mermaids and at least a little romance. Some are YA in nature, while others may be a bit steamy. Mine is the starter for the collection, followed up by Melanie Karsak’s INK which has a sneak peek in the back of Scales.

Being a child of the 80’s, the story about Mermaids that made the most distinctive impression on me was Splash, with Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah. So when I first started writing Scales and Salt, I had in mind a mermaid who learned about humans from watching television. Salt was where the story started, but as the novella turned into a full length novel,I realized that a prologue story might be a perfect beginning for it, and it allows characters to get to know my enigmatic and surly merman, Bailey, too.

Pauline Creeden is the author of the book Scales which is now on sale.

Verona is a bottom feeder. She is the one mer in her clan who is considered the ugliest and least intelligent. Growing up with the constant bullying and abuse wasn’t the worst of what her kind had in store for her. At seventeen years old, she must now endure “The Reckoning.”

The scales will measure her worth to her clan. Will she endure thirty days as a land-walker to gather information and knowledge to appease her clan and return a valued member? Will she wait three years, until she is twenty, and find a mer of her kind to accept her and marry her? Or will she suffer exile for the rest of her life?

Genre: YA

Buy on Amazon Available May 26th


Pauline CreedenPauline Creeden

Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.


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