The Paradox of Love
First place winner of the Hearts Through History 2016 “Romance Through the Ages” Contest, Colonial/Western/Civil War category.
Better than any cowboy, Oakley Hallowell’s hard work and mystical gifts are the reason her family’s ranch thrives in the harsh landscape of Paradox Valley, Colorado, in 1889. But while the land and animals prosper under her care, Oakley battles to survive the control and abuse of her father, Gideon Hallowell.
Antero, a lone Ute Indian, helps Oakley after a fall from her horse. She prays Gideon never finds out—for Antero’s safety and her own. But one chance meeting soon evolves into a forbidden love affair. When a local man is murdered and Antero accused of the gruesome crime, Oakley must fight for the life she wants. Hate, violence, death—can love survive it all?
FRACTURED SEA, The Little Mermaid Retelling Collection
The Fairy Tale Ink is proud to present these five retold stories of the classic, The Little Mermaid. A story for every reader from best-selling and award-winning authors!
The Academy, by Jo Schneider: Ariel thought going to The Academy would rid her of the shadow of five older sisters, but school isn't all Ri dreamed it would be. Between a grouchy mage of a roommate and sisters who won't mind their own business, Ri finds solace in a chance encounter with the human prince. He too lives in a shadow, and they become quick friends. But when he starts asking probing questions about Ri’s kingdom, she must find out what the prince is really after.
Sand and Sea, by Adrienne Monson: Prince Elex is in danger and the only one who knows of his intended assassination is Aria. But how can a mermaid save an innocent human from certain death? Luckily she knows a sea witch who just might have the answer to her dilemma. But will Aria be able to reach the prince in time?
Under the Moonlit Sea, by Teri Harman: As queen of the Moon Mermaids, Quila is responsible for keeping the tides flowing. Anson is a professional deep-sea diver, a dangerous sport few men survive. When Anson is trapped in a shipwreck, Quila defies the rules of her people to save his life. The rescue sparks a fevered attraction, but bridging the gap between land and sea comes at great cost.
Pua’s Kiss, by Lehua Parker: Kanaloa, the great Hawaiian ocean god, has only one kapu law for his daughter Pua: bear no Niuhi-human sons or die. Easy to obey in her Niuhi shark form, but Pua has an irresistible itch that’s relieved only by napping on the beach in the afternoon sun. When she meets Californian Justin Halpert, he’s perfect. Alone on his prepaid Hawaiian honeymoon, he wants nothing more permanent than a temporary tattoo. For the first time in centuries, Pua’s looking forward to a romantic interlude that doesn’t end in a bloody shark attack. But modern times bring modern complications. Too bad Justin has secrets of his own.
Forbidden Words, by Angela Brimhall: A voiceless mermaid. A vengeful Greek goddess. A wicked family secret that could destroy all life above and below the ocean. Throw in a handsome human prince, five dangerous magical objects, and the deal of a lifetime and you’ll be swimming to the edge of your seat to discover what happens under this sea.