Today the cover reveal is planned for Between the Sea and Stars.
A Magical Shell
A Girl Who Dreamed Of Something More…
Lena, a Merrow girl, lives in the Skagerrak sea with her father, Carrick and her brother, Javelin who tells her of the legend of the Merrow Queen murdered by her human lover when greed takes over. But what’s worth spilling the queen’s blood? Gifted from Poseidon, himself, a magic shell gives any human the ability to control both land and sea.
When Javelin is called to join a clan of Merrow soldiers bent on protecting their waters from human invasion, Lena resists Merrow law and ventures to the shore with no choice but to swim to land.
With newfound legs, Lena is whisked away on a new adventure with new friends and new trouble. Everyone seems to want something from her as intrigue lurks around every corner.
Trying her best to hide who she is and remain safe from the dangers of the human world, will Lena finally find where she belongs, or will she be swept into a strong and stormy current by lust, greed, and jealousy?
Title – Between the Sea and Stars
Author – Chantal Gadoury
Publisher – Parliament House Press
Series – first book
The roaring tide around the Queen of Skagerrak’s fins helped to mute the faint sobs emerging from her blue, scaled lips. Her fins twisted into two perfectly-shaped legs, her skin creamy and soft in the light from the full moon high in the black sky, illuminating the land and sea.
As the transition came to an end, she felt her forbidden lover brush soft, chaste kisses against her neck, a warm homecoming to the human world. His fingers grazed over a delicate, pink shell strung around her neck by a gold chain. The lover, concealing his greed with distracting, tender kisses, wished for nothing more than to steal the magical shell for himself. In those quiet moments, consumed by his lips, she never saw the gleam of silver clutched in his fist as he held her.
With endearment whispered against her ear, the dagger sent a searing kiss into her back. The Queen’s eyes wide with shock, the lover twisting the blade, her cool blood poured over the sand. The lover’s hands darted for the shell, tugging on the golden chain. In her last throes of life, the Queen resisted and threw the shell into the crashing waves, bidding her father Poseidon to wash it away. Her last act of forgiveness for betraying her husband, her people and her home.
With a promised curse on his lips, the anti-lover trailed back into the night leaving the Merrow Queen to dissolve back into the watery depths. But he was determined to one day possess the world between the sea and stars, and all who dwell beneath the waves.
To Read Chapters One – Three, Check Out the exclusive additional chapters in the newly released version of “Allerleirauh” (January 16th, 2018)
Amazon Best Selling Author, Chantal Gadoury, is a 2011 graduate from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. Since graduation, she has published “The Songs in Our Hearts” with 48Fourteen Publishing, and “Allerleirauh” with Parliament House Press, with future titles to follow. Chantal first started writing stories at the age of seven and continues with that love of writing today. Writing novels for Chantal has become a life-long dream come true! When she’s not writing, she enjoys painting, drinking lots of DD Iced Coffee, and watching Disney classics. Chantal lives in Muncy, Pennsylvania with her Mom, Sister and furry-‘brother’ (aka, puppy) Taran.
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Between the Sea and Stars
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