Beyond the edge of human sight, protected by dark forces that drive away the uninvited, lies a magical realm on the brink of war. As the fae of the once-powerful Clan Moraine fight to maintain a fragile peace, a traitor conspires to destroy them from within. Desperate times call for unlikely alliances.
A high prince carrying the weight of a kingdom and a young writer with special abilities A proud princess with dangerous secrets and a loyal soldier bent on revenge. A fierce warrior with an impossible dream and a carefree seer who takes nothing seriously. A not-so-human girl with unprecedented powers and a loyal warrior haunted by his past. A stubborn guard brave enough to face the darkness and a broken prince trapped in nightmares.
Together, they will risk everything to stop the return of a long-forbidden magic that could tear their entire world apart. And along the way they might just find more than they ever hoped for: friendship, hope, and—most of all—love.
Step through the veil and into a quintet of magical romantic adventures.
* Includes: When Magic Sleeps, When Magic Dares, When Magic Burns, When Magic Falls, and When Magic Wakes.
Tera Lynn Childs has never met a fae in real life, but she’s visited their world countless times in books and dreams. Whether it’s the mythological realm of Oh. My. Gods. and Sweet Venom or the mermaid kingdoms of Forgive My Fins, she prefers her stories with a scoop of magic on top. She lives among the cacti, scorpions, and desert fae in Las Vegas. When not searching for the veil or cooking up tasty vegan treats, she spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages. Find her online at teralynnchilds.com.
Bree Duncan comes from a long line of seer guards, the elite human force charged with protecting the dark fae of the unseelie clans. As the youngest member and one of the only females in the ranks, she has to work twice as hard and prove herself twice as good in the hopes of being taken seriously. That shouldn’t mean having to serve babysitter duty for a spoiled royal. But when the high prince from one of the clans gives her the special assignment of guarding his younger brother, she can’t exactly turn it down.
Before he was taken captive by the traitor to his clan, Aedan O Cuana was known as the Party Prince. After his time spent at the mercy of madman, being tortured and tormented to the limits of his endurance, his priorities have changed. His only mission is to get stronger—both physically and magically—at any cost. Even if that means pushing the buttons of the pretty human guard with fiery hair and a feisty temper who gets assigned to his protection.
As justice decides the fate of the traitor who sought the destruction of the entire fae realm, a human girl strong enough to stand up to the darkness and a broken prince who can’t escape his nightmares might just find that together they can chase the shadows away.
Lily's mermaid identity is a secret that can't get out, since she's not just any mermaid—she's a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn't feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she's been living on land and going to Seaview High School ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems—like her obnoxious biker-boy neighbor, Quince Fletcher—but it has that one major perk: Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren't really the casual dating type—the instant they "bond," it's for life.
When Lily's attempt to win Brody's love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily ever after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.
Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.
Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they’re triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.
These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful Gorgon maligned in myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.
Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?
The seafoam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up—Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?
Tera Lynn Childs’s sequel to Forgive My Fins offers another tail-flicking romance with plenty of fun, sun, and underwater adventure.