Pretty in Pearls

Fearless Alchemy
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Crushes collide at a magical underwater dance.
As best friend and emissary to her mer kingdom’s princess, Periwinkle Wentletrap juggles many responsibilities. At the moment those include getting the princess (and herself) ready for the upcoming Sea Harvest Dance.
When a trip to the Thalassinian marketplace for pearls and dress-making supplies leads to a reunion with her long-time crush, Peri is once again caught up in the swirl of emotions she feels for a thoughtful pearl trader who reminds her of a dashing pirate.
But things are never simple with Riatus Ballenato. The shadows of his past have come back to haunt him and he will do anything to keep those he cares about from getting caught in the darkness. Even if that means pushing away the girl he’s falling for.
With the dance fast approaching, it might take a little outside help to bring Peri and her crush together at last.
Pretty in Pearls is a standalone novella in Tera Lynn Childs’s popular Forgive My Fins series. If you like mermaids, romance, and boys who make you swoon, you’ll love the world of Thalassinia and the merfolk (and occasional human) who live, laugh, and love in this underwater realm.
Buy this fintastic tale and get swept away with the romance today!
—» Forgive My Fins series order: Forgive My Fins #1 Fins Are Forever #2 Just For Fins #3 Pretty in Pearls #3.1
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Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning and bestselling young adult author of the mythology-based Oh. My. Gods. series, the Forgive My Fins mermaid romances, the kick-butt monster-hunting Sweet Venom trilogy, and the Darkly Fae series. She also writes the City Chicks books and is co-writing the Hero Agenda and Creative HeArts series. Her works have appeared in over a dozen languages and on multiple state library reading lists. She lives in Las Vegas, where she spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages. Find her online at
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Fearless Alchemy
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Jan 7, 2014
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Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Young Adult Fiction / Mermaids
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Paranormal
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Some mistakes are worth defying the gods to fix.

Nicole Matios would rather be anywhere other than the tiny Greek island home to the Academy, an ultra-exclusive private school for the descendants of the gods. But she’s basically trapped there until graduation thanks to a foolish childhood prank. One that also got her parents banished from the entire mythological world. 

When Nic discovers a book that unlocks the forbidden power of time travel, though, all bets are off. She finally has a chance to right her wrong and get back the life she was supposed to have. 

With a little help—okay a lot of help—from her friends, especially Phoebe and Troy, Nic sets out on a quest that will take her from the lofty peak of Mt. Olympus to the chilly depths of Poseidon’s sea palace to the very heart of Hades. Will she be able to fix her mistakes without bringing all of Olympus crashing down around her? 

Past and present collide in unpredictable ways—especially when the gods are involved! 

Goddess in Time is a standalone novella in Tera Lynn Childs’s popular Oh. My. Gods. series. If you like mythology, romance, and spunky girls who let nothing stand in their way, you’ll love the descendants of the gods who live, laugh, and love on the supposedly-uninhabited Greek island of Serfopoula. 

Buy this mythtastic tale to join the magical adventure today!

—» Oh. My. Gods series order:
Oh. My. Gods. #1
Goddess Boot Camp #2
Goddess in Time #2.1 

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“Just like its predecessor, it’s full of action and did not disappoint.” – The Book Curmudgeon

Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis has transformed into Great Scala, the only being with the power to move souls out of Purgatory and into Heaven or Hell. Trouble is, a magical object called Lucifer’s Orb is limiting Myla’s abilities. If she tries to move a soul, the Orb’s forcing her to send that spirit straight to Hell.

So, what’s a girl to do? Send innocents to the fiery down-under?

No way. Myla’s gone on a supernatural strike. No souls go anywhere until the Orb’s history. It’s the right thing to do, but Purgatory’s Soul Storage buildings are turning into time bombs. No spirits are moving out, while millions keep coming in. Myla’s determined to find the Orb and send the innocent to Heaven, but she’s running out of time. Soon, the containment fields will burst, releasing a mob of homicidal ghosts.

With Soul Storage ready to explode, Myla’s got enough on her plate without her old enemy, Lady Adair, causing problems. Adair is launching an ingenious campaign to take away everything that Myla holds dear, including Myla’s Angelbound love, Prince Lincoln.

Between their clever ideas and toe-curling kisses, Myla and Lincoln are fighting back. Will they beat the clock or lose everything to Adair’s devious schemes?

"I will conclude with this: I adore this series." - The Nocturnal Library

Perfect for readers who love angels, devils, and demons but want a fresh take on their related fairy tales, myths, and legends. This series combines fierce females, paranormal romance and urban/contemporary fantasy. Enjoy!

Read all the series from author Christina Bauer:
•Angelbound Origins (YA Dark Fantasy)
•Angelbound Offspring (YA Dark Fantasy)
• Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy )
• Dimension Drift (YA Urban Fantasy )

and coming soon...

• Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
“I’m virtually speechless when it comes to this novel. I have not found an author that I adore the writing style of this much since Jennifer L. Armentrout. The world that this author created was amazing.” - Brittany's Book Reviews

Eighteen year old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, half-demon and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet.

But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons.

Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory.

"Wow, I loved this novel."- Koeur's Book Reviews

Read all the series from author Christina Bauer:
•Angelbound Origins (YA Dark Fantasy)
•Angelbound Offspring (YA Dark Fantasy)
• Beholder (YA Dark Fantasy )
• Dimension Drift (YA Urban Fantasy )

and coming soon...

• Fairy Tales of the Magicorum (YA Urban Fantasy)
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