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If you could sum up Siren's Secret in three words, what would they be?
Mermaid witnesses murder
What was one of the most memorable moments of Siren's Secret?
Definitely when the Serial Killer breaks into Shelley's house and leaves behind the panties and broken mermaid figurine.
What three words best describe Stephanie Bentley’s performance?
Slightly annoying tones
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When the Serial Killer remembers that one good memory with his mother.
Any additional comments?
Siren's Secret by Debbie Herbert is part of Harlequin's Nocturne line - which is described as dark, sensuous and dangerous - where paranormal and normal collide.
This book definitely does that.
First, how gorgeous is this cover? I'm sure you realize by now that I love a good cover and this one was beautiful.
When I picked up Siren's Secret - actually I got it for free from someone who won it from Debbie herself but already had their own copy - I thought this was going to be a fun, light read. Its about mermaids! I love mermaids but I find it rare that you see someone go truly into their dark side. Actually, I have a hard time finding books about mermaids for adults period.
Needless to say I was excited and when I opened it up, a fun light read was not what I got. It was better.
Debbie Herbert not only brings out the darker drives of mermaids but she takes you deep into the mind of a serial killer. Its easy to have a villain to hate but she actually makes you feel a little bit sorry for this guy. Not enough that I thought he shouldn't be punished but you kind of understood where he was coming from.
She captures life in the Alabama Bayou wonderfully. I have to say that I'm really hoping Jet gets her own book soon because she was probably my favorite character in the book.
This is a great debut novel and definitely wets my appetite for more which is why its under appetizers. I was very excited to find out that this is, in fact, the beginning of a series produced with Harlequin called Dark Seas. So be on the look out for book two, Siren's Treasure which is still in the works. It sounds like its going to be Jet's book. I'm really, really hoping it is. ;)
If you're looking for something a dark, something with mermaids, and something set in a small Bayou town, this is the book for you. Check it out. I enjoyed it.
I did enjoy READING it more this time as I found the narrators voice slightly annoying, without a wide rang so it kept bringing me out of the story.
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I have to say, mermaid stories are one of my favorites. This one doesn’t disappoint. I have both the ebook and also listened to the audiobook some. The only thing negative I have to say is that I wasn’t crazy about the narrator, but the book was good enough that I wanted to keep on listening. There was so much suspense. The bad guy was so much fun to hate. What a clever idea to write a serial killer into a mermaid story. The characters are so well developed. I can’t wait to dig into Jet and Lily’s story. At first I wasn’t sure about Jet but now she’s turning out to be my favorite. And omgosh! Never in my life did I expect the development that came about at the end! I was like WHHAATTT! This didn’t end in a cliffhanger by any means but I can’t wait to see what happens with this little tidbit.