"The day you get married, is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. Dreams are made of such things. But I forgot. I could blame the witch if I wanted to - in fact I did, for quite a while after - but the fault can only lie with me. Being with him made me so happy - so very, very happy - that I chose to forget. I chose amnesia. If I had had any foresight into how my flippant choice would ruin him, I would have saved him the heartbreak. I would have forfeited my knowing him, my own selfishness, lived forever in the pain of unfulfillment, if it meant he could be spared...."
When you love someone so much that your heart aches without them in your life, would you give up everything you've ever known to be with them? Would you give up your identity?
This is exactly what Aria did. But her sacrifice comes at a great cost, with startling consequences. With no memory of her previous life, she's forgotten what she really is, and who she's left behind: a jealous, possessive God, who's finally found her, and will stop at nothing to keep her heart from ever straying again.
In this dark and erotically passionate retelling of The Little Mermaid, can a love founded on humanity, stand the passing of time, an angry sea-God, and even death itself?
Notes: The English translation of the original story, Den lille Havfrue, by Hans Christian Anderson, works out at just under 10,000 words. This retelling is just over 10,000 words.
"....a beautiful yet tragic story of true love and sacrifice." - Bitten By Paranormal Romance, 5 Stars, an Alpha Howl!
"....happily sad ... a story of love, sacrifice, and choices." - Romance Novel Junkies, 4 Stars
"The elements of this story weave seamlessly together, creating a touching, truly beautiful world I would personally love to visit .... I would highly recommend this story to anyone who has ever been in love before." - Night Owl Reviews, 4.25 Stars
"...short, snappy and brilliantly sexy." - Fiction Fascination, 5 Stars
Dianna Hardy is the international bestselling author of the Eye Of The Storm series, The Witching Pen series and 'Til Death Do Us Part. She lives in Surrey, UK, with her partner and their daughter, where she writes full time. Official website: http://www.diannahardy.com
Elena's about to discover that there are even more difficult things in life to deal with. One of them comes in the form of a pen she discovers one day, a pen that allows anything she writes to come to pass...
Suddenly, it's not just her powers or her heart that's at stake, but her very soul, as a dream demon with a seductive pull uses the pen to try and turn her away from her reality, and from Karl.
But the pen is just the beginning. Everything Elena has believed in is a lie, and her world is about to fall apart...
Humorous paranormal romance and urban fantasy, spattered with some darkness - the first book in Dianna Hardy's Witching Pen series kicks off a series with colourful characters and nail biting plot twists, and an earth-shattering conclusion.
Reading order: The Witching Pen, The Sands of Time, The Demon Bride, and The Last Dragon. (Also all available in a digital 'Complete Series Boxed Set'.)
(Book Two of the Eye Of The Storm series.)
The full moon is a week away, and although Lydia is as excited as it gets to run as a wolf for the first time, she is also fighting to keep her independence while trying to understand her role in the lives of the three males that have come to rule hers: compassionate, tender Taylor; impetuous, fun-loving Ryan and distant, cold Lawrence.
There's also a fourth man in Lydia's life. Brendan, her previous "friend with benefits", is tirelessly searching for her. He's about to uncover things that should be kept hidden.
However, the testosterone surrounding her is the last thing she should be worrying about. Her family bear truths about her heritage she's not ready to face ... she may not have a choice, because the greatest danger to them all comes from within. The past never stays buried for long, and among the shadows of their species it is rising with a vengeance, threatening to tear their pack apart for good.
18+ (adult scenes and very strong language, including scenes which some readers may find uncomfortable)
Short novel length at over 55,000 words
Written in British English
1. Releasing The Wolf
2. Cry Of The Wolf
3. Heart Of The Wolf
4. Return Of The Wolf
(It is planned that the sixth book will be the last.)