A quick death within Manannan’s hot embrace would be far easier to endure than a bitter life away from the sea, but Melanie is not the giving-in kind.
Hailey’s Round is no longer safe, and 17-year-old Melanie Strickland is at the center of the turmoil. Raised by her fisherman grandfather, Melanie has always felt
connected to the sea. When she begins to hear whispers on the wind, something within awakens, and she can’t ignore the call of the Deep.
Tales of the good folk begin to circulate, but the Celtic folklore of the Tuatha De Danann mean more than bedtime stories to Melanie. With the Sea King, Manannan, on the hunt for his soul mate, and his rival, Rhiannon, the vengeful human slaver, bridging the gap between reality and myth, Melanie and the little fishing town are in grave danger.
Ignoring Rhiannon’s warnings, and the wishes of those she loves most, Melanie can’t resist Manannan’s hunger. Knowing her betrayal could cost her life, her boyfriend, and her family, Melanie is determined to reclaim a forgotten past, the future, and her connection to the Deep.
J. M. Lavallee grew up along the Lower North Shore, Quebec, in the small community of Chevery. Experiencing childhood by the Atlantic resulted in a kindred interest in Celtic Folklore, as well as the English and Irish traditions inherited by East Coast Canadians. Devoted to literature, J.M spends much of her time reading, writing, and imagining, while working as a Preschool Instructor and Kindergarten assistant in Grovedale, Alberta. J.M’s most precious work, however, is shared with her husband through the raising of their two handsome sons. Deep Calling is J.M. Lavallee’s second novel. Connect with J.M. via http://jmlavallee.blogspot.ca, Facebook.com/authorJMLavallee, @authorJMLava, or through IG @j.m.lavallee.
Castle in the Air by Jennifer Tressen Release Date: July 23rd 2015 Summary from Amazon: The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas has been called "America's Most Haunted Hotel" largely because of the events of the 1930s when Dr. Norman Baker ran a "cancer treatment hospital" which he called his "Castle in the Air." Follow the fictionalized story of Clara, the young, unwed pregnant niece of Dr. Baker who comes to help at the cancer center in exchange for room and board and finds things aren't quite what they appear to be. Caring for an ill young boy at the center she feels her maternal instincts kick in - something is definitely not right at her uncle's hospital. But what? Will she be able to piece together the clues in time to save herself and the boy? Or will be forever be doomed to reside in the Castle in the Air, where once you check in...you never leave.