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Shearwater – a young adult mermaid fantasy

And they’re going to kill us all. 

My life was ripped away from me when my parents died in a car accident. After moving to Ireland to live with a grandfather I didn’t even know existed, I discovered my mother’s past was filled with unresolved drama – dark secrets screaming to be uncovered. Strange things keep happening around me. Happening to me. Is it because of Sebastian, the golden-haired hunk who showed up in town at the same time as I did? Or Ethan, the brooding hottie locals whisper plays with dark magic?

Maybe both… or neither. But someone is definitely out to get me, and I need to figure out why, and fast. I’m discovering powers of my own–powers I can’t contain. If I don’t discover who is after me or the real reason my mother fled Ireland, more people are going to die.

About the author

Derek Murphy has a Ph.D. in Literature and travels full time. and loves weaving mythology and history into his stories to make readers question the boundary between reality and possibility. In 2016 he rented a castle for Nanowrimo and got featured on CNN. If you enjoy urban and dark fantasy, scifi and technothriller, postapocalyptic and dystopian fiction, you can visit his fiction blog,

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Preview the book

Shearwater is a young adult mermaid novel  that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, Irish mythology, supernatural folklore and, of course, mermaids.

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