In my quest to branch out and try new things, I’ve come upon a new-ish hybrid of PNR. What I fondly refer to as Chick-lit PNR. Authors Mary Janice Davidson and Michelle Rowen best en-vibe this genre as their books are light-hearted, extremly funny, and infused with paranormal romance of course! My one, itty-bitty, tiny complaint is the lack of… dare I say… sex? It’s sad when after reading this series I felt the need to raid my Red Shoe Diary DVD Collection. Have I become one of those people that can’t read a good story without sex? Should I be embarrassed that I am disappointed when an author skims on the steam…should I register for a 12-step program? When asking myself these hard introspective questions, I found that I am ok with needing to have a little spice in the story. If I’m reading a romance novel there are a few things that I expect to happen.
1. I want my happy ending!
2. I expect to have some love action in the boudior, or kitchen table…(at least somewhere). If I wanted to read romance without the steam I would stick to the Twilight series.
3. I’m ok, if you’re ok with my little literary sex addiction.
I know, I’m such a depraved soul novice critic, but I feel like this is a place of honesty (mimicking the frienship circle motion).
Why I Love Mermaids and am Diggin’ Paranormal ChickLit
I found that Mary Janice Davidson’s third and final book in her mermaid series, Fish Out of Water, is just as funny as her first. I started this series at a time in my life where I was very much into the moive Aquamarine (don’t ask). Needless to say, I was in an “Und’a Da Sea” mood and couldn’t keep from murmuring, ”We love you Aquarmarine”, after each scene with Fred the mermaid. Just another example of my random OCD’ness. This book is a nice refresher from the rather serious authors of the PNR world. If you’re looking for some other authors to explore in this realm, I also suggest Michelle Rowen and Stephanie Rowe.
Fred, (Ms. Fredricka if your nasty), is a sarcastic, grumpy, marine biologist who also happens to be a mermaid. Fred’s final adventure takes her to undersea politics with her current squeeze Prince Artur. In marches Thomas, aka romance novelist Priscilla D’Jacqueline and fellow marine biologist, who joins Fred’s in this comedy of errors love triangle. Who can say no to Thomas who likes Fred, ” just the way she is”? Finally, Jonas, Fred’s highly metro, appletini loving, BFF joins the current saga imparting wonderful one-liners and laugh out loud antics. Throw in Fred’s returning traitrous mermaid father and this turns into one Cluster F, all under one household.
He was an exhaustingly cheerful blond taller than she – about 6’3 with the mind of an engineer ( he designed shampoo for Aveda) and a black belt in aikido. He was also the most metrosexual guy on the planet – continually being mistaken for gay (mostly because he insisted on drinking appletinis) – and a loyal friend…best friends since the second grade.
In a phrase, irratating beyond belief. She recalled a line from one of her favorite novles, The Prince of Tides. “Fuck the fathers. They should know better.”
Fred to Jonas: “Something nutball this way comes.”
Meet Thomas: BIHSY-DWTMW (Boy in High School You Didn’t Want to Mess With)
Thomas Pearson, M.D., Ph.D., marine biologist and bestselling romance novelist Pricilla D’Jacqeline. He carried Struck and White’s The Elements of Style. And a switchblade. Complicated fellow.
***Red Shoe Diary Trivia: Who was the begining narrator for every episode?
Answer Hint: First name starts with a D and ends with Duchovny
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