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Music for a Merman by Alice Renaud - Book Tour + Giveaway


Music For a Merman
Sea of Love Book 2
by Alice Renaud

Genre:
Fantasy Romance 

Rob Regor knew that humans were trouble. All the shape-shifting mermen of
the Morvann Islands knew it. And human women were double trouble,
especially when they were lying on the road in front of a digger.”

Rob has a mission. Go to the mainland. Work as a policeman. Find out as
much as possible about the mainland humans. Report back to his
father, the head of the Regor Clan. It should be easy.
Until he has to arrest Charlie. Rob can’t fight his attraction to the
sexy eco-warrior, and it puts him on one hell of a collision course
with his family and his Clan. Will he break the rules – or break
her heart, and his?


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A Merman's Choice
Sea of Love Book 1 

For centuries the shape-shifting mermen of the Morvann Islands have lived
incognito among humans. But one of them, Yann, has developed some bad
habits. Like rescuing humans, even when doing so risks revealing his
true nature. When he fishes Alex out of the sea, he doesn’t expect
her to reappear eight months later, and turn his life upside down by
asking him to be her guide.

Alex is determined to fulfil a promise to her dying grandmother, by
gathering pictures and stories of the Morvanns. But she soon
discovers that, on these remote Welsh islands, legends have a habit
of becoming true!
Over the course of a few days, Yann and Alex grow close. But some mermen
hate humans. Their hostility, and Yann’s secret, threaten to tear
the couple apart just as they are discovering that they are soul
mates. Can Yann overcome the obstacles in his path and make the right
choice?



What inspired you to write this book?

I grew up in Brittany, western France, in a village by the sea. I return there most summers. As in other seaside resorts, the local policemen double up as lifeguards. So they could be breaking up a riot in the morning and rescuing swimmers in the afternoon. I thought it would be fun to write a romance with such a cop-lifeguard as hero. But then I turned away from contemporary romance and started writing fantasy romance instead. After writing the first book in my Sea of Love series, “A Merman’s Choice,” I was casting around for characters for my second book. I remembered the lifeguards on the beach who were also cops, and the idea of Rob Regor came to me. A shape shifting merman who is also a policeman. Then I imagined him arresting a woman and falling in love with her, and Charlie, the heroine, was born.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I am working on the third book in the Sea of Love series, “Mermaids Marry in Green.” It’s about a feisty mermaid called Caltha, who travels to London to help a warlock save the city from a water monster. Of course, she falls in love with him! I would also like to write more short stories. I have a short story in the BVS supernatural romance anthology “Mystic Desire,” which is on pre order now. The story, “The Sweetest Magic of All,” is about an apprentice witch and a hot warlock who go back in time to locate a magical amulet, and find more than they bargained for! It was great fun to write.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Music for a Merman?

Rob is tender and sensual, brave and caring. He is a bit of a rebel, he wants to be loyal to his father and Clan, but can’t help feeling attracted to the human world. He is a talented singer, and composes beautiful mermen songs. Once he falls in love with Charlie, that’s it – she’s the one, there’s no doubt about it, and he will risk anything to protect her. He’s a shape shifting merman – in his aquatic shape he looks a bit like a dolphin (no fish tail!) but he’s black, like a porpoise.

Charlie is sassy, brave, smart and funny. She’s been a rebel since childhood, but under the confident mask there is a more fragile, vulnerable Charlie. She had a difficult relationship with her parents, who she feels preferred her brother, and this feeling of rejection has pursued her all her life. She guards her heart for fear it will get broken, and is wary of falling for Rob because she’s worried she will get hurt.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

The heroine, Charlie, is sassy and confident, more so than the heroine of my first book. I enjoyed writing her and her banter, and her sexually charged relationship with Rob. I think my heroines are getting spunkier and spunkier – Caltha, in my third book, is properly kick-ass!

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I would explain what happens to the development that Charlie, the eco-warrior, has been fighting against. She convinces her father to abandon the development, which is damaging the environment. But I didn’t write that in, mainly because the things that happen to Charlie towards the end of the book are so mind-boggling and life-changing she could be forgiven for forgetting about everything else! But I will say a little about what happened to the area in the third book.

What is your favorite part of this book and why?

The part where Charlie is chased by hostile mermen across the marsh and hears a mysterious voice guiding her to the sea. I put a bit about old legends and dreams (or nightmares) in there. Charlie shows her mettle during that scene, when she takes on the nasty merman.



I was born and brought up in Brittany, Western France, my father was
French and my mother British (from Wales). I moved to London, UK, in
1997, where I now live with my husband and son. I work full time as a
compliance specialist in a pharmaceutical company. I have been
writing in my free time since I was 14. I got quite a few short
stories published in UK magazines, before moving to longer fiction. I
wrote three contemporary romance books, but didn’t find a publisher
for them. I then realized that mermen, sea witches and water demons
were a lot more fun than sheikhs and billionaires! My first two
paranormal romances did not find a publisher either, then I wrote A
Merman’s Choice, which was published in January 2019 by Black
Velvet Seductions. It is the first book in a fantasy romance trilogy
inspired by the landscapes and legends of Brittany and Wales. I love
reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s
interested!



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