Monday, October 23, 2023

BLOG TOUR: Cruel & Splendid Mermaids by Julie Catherine


We are thrilled to kick off the Official Blog Tour for screenwriter, author, and playwright Julie Catherine's Cruel & Splendid Mermaids, the first book in the Broken Mermaids series. Today, on our tour stop, we have a sneak peek with an exclusive excerpt! Plus, there's a tour-wide giveaway to enter. So... Be sure to check it out and start this new fantasy series NOW! Follow the tour, HERE.

Young Adult
Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
Broken Mermaids, #1
Publish Date:
October 17, 2023
GCMW Publications

For mermaids and humans, the rules are the same: be careful around strangers, be wary of magic and before you dive in, check what’s lurking under the waves.

Nineteen-year-old Ellara Merme’s whole life she’s known one purpose: to mate with men, to procreate, and to bear offspring to fight in Neptune’s underwater army. No problem… There’s just one hiccup. Her siren song doesn’t work.

No one can know.

She’s a broken mermaid with a faulty lure and she has only one week left to make the damaged song work. But all that can change with the ocean’s next deadly storm. Dragged from a shipwreck, mythology says a rescued sailor will be so grateful he’ll fall into anyone’s arms. Even a broken mermaid’s. Still, there’s a reason why merfolk and humans don’t get along. And a lot can go wrong when a girl from the ocean washes up on the shore.

Think mating is easy? Think again.

Cruel and Splendid Mermaids is a first-person dark and playful underwater fantasy. Book one in the Broken Mermaids series.

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“Nice to meet you,” Henderson told me. 

“We already met.” I said. “Literally yesterday.” 

Did he really not remember? I was getting the hang of this. Maggie was right. If I didn’t try to make the conversation about sex, it didn’t instigate my siren voice. I could talk to him no problem. No coughing. No choking. I could do this all night.

“But we were never formally introduced,” he clarified, taking a swig of beer. 

I dumbly nodded my head. The heat was building in my skin. 

“Slink under any good fences lately?” He asked. Those eyes. I blinked and looked down.

“Close. This morning I dashed through a sunken shipwreck to avoid a Kingfisher Crab.” I shrugged. “I hid in a treasure chest.” 

His eyebrow rose. “What are you, some treasure hunter?” 

I laughed. “Not likely.” 

“Deep sea diver?”

“Uh,” I blushed. “I can’t tell you. It’s a secret.” 

“A secret?” He laughed. “You’re the one who started this chat. Now you’re taking it back?”

“A girl can have secrets.” 

“I’m trustworthy.” He leaned closer and grinned. I frowned.

“We’ll see about that.”


Broken Mermaids series:
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Julie Catherine is an author, screenwriter and playwright.

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***The Giveaway***

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- ends November 2, 2023
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