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Updrift: The Mer Chronicles

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Since her father died, Kate Sweeting's home life has been in the pits, her well-being on life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian-bachelorette and Kate can figure out what's up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.

Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her...and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her - what she feels, what she wants, and what she'll risk to be with the man she loves.

©2015 Errin Stevens (P)2017 Errin Stevens

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    Michelle 05-26-17
    Michelle 05-26-17
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    "WHO KNEW MERMEN COULD BE SO COOL!"

    Not just another YA series. It's really good and different from the vampire/ werewolf series out there. I love the way author has written this story with the idea of teenagers not engaging in premarital activities. How the characters have to finish high school, go to college, get a career in order to bring something to the table for marriage and kids. The Blake family and its values are awesome. I cant wait to see what's next.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 05-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting"

    I got this book via audiobook boom. This story was very long and spent a lot of time on the H/h childhood and college life. When they finally got together it was very interesting. Gabe is a siren and she is human. But her mother married a siren after several years of widowhood. The whole siren community kept Kate in the dark until she was finished with college and working. This was a nice story and the end was very nice. It just took a long time to get to the end. No cliffhangers but there will be more stories. the narration was very well done and kept the story moving.

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    Dawnatarr 05-18-17
    Dawnatarr 05-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A good book."

    This was a nice book to listen to. The narration was fantastic. I received this audiobook for free and voluntarily reviewed.

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    Shelley Haase 05-16-17
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    "A fantastic start to a new series"

    This fantastic book is one for all ages. I does take a while to get into it because the depth of the characters, but once you do you will not be disappointed. From start to finish, there is action, suspense and even chemistry between the characters.

    From a very young age Kate Sweeting has been in awe of the Blake family. Though she can't point her finger on it, there is something different about the entire family. But whom she is most drawn to is Gabe Blake, a boy about her age. From the time they were five, they seemed destined to be together, but sometimes life just gets in the way. This is a tale of destined love and great friendship.

    I love the intricate world Errin Stevens has created in Updrift. It is part of the Mer Chronicles and after reading this story, I will definitely be reading more from her in the future. There are so many facets woven into this story that once you get into it, you will never want to leave the incredible world she has created.

    PS -Sean Posvistak does an excellent job of narrating this book. From start to finish his performance kept my interest and did not let go. I am new to him as a narrator, but this will not be my last I hear from him.

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    Adriana B USA 05-07-17
    Adriana B USA 05-07-17 Member Since 2015

    Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

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    "Unique Paranormal Romance"

    The beginning is slow and at times frustrating but stick with it and it will all make more sense after things are explained. There is a lot that goes on towards the end. The plot picks up and things become quite stressful but I'm thankful there are no cliffhangers.

    The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life.

    I'm looking forward to the next book in this interesting paranormal romance series about Mer people.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 05-06-17
    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 05-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "When first we practice to deceive"

    What a detailed indepth story. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The whole Mer people living among us to the sad story and deception of Peter. I enjoyed the whole book. Found myself drawn into the story the further it went. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

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    A D. 05-04-17
    A D. 05-04-17
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    "An interesting saga-ish paranormal romance"
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    A very interesting paranormal romance about mer-people who are, in fact, sirens. And let me just say that the mer-people are extremely attractive, smart and irresistible, though I am still undecided whether I find them to be attracive or a little freaky with the whole mood and mind control thing. I think that mating with humans puts the humans at a clear disadvantage because the sirens seem to be able to blur the edges of the human's awareness and alter that person's interpretation of reality.

    That said, this is the story of two highly intelligent individuals who have an instant connection, even at the age of five. A lot of the book is dedicated to detailing their childhood up to the age of 20 - 21 when they can finally get together. The siren community has a particular mating ritual steeped in secrecy that prevents Kate, a human, and Gabe, a siren, from exploring their attraction. This part of the book is a little slow moving, detailed and mysterious.

    Then... bang.... they get together as adults and accelerate into a fully committed relationship, complete with a baby on the way, in no time at all. The book suddenly picks up speed. While most of the issues from the first part are resolved, the plot thickens as Kate attracts more than just her mate's attention. Remember the whole altered reality thing I mentioned earlier. Well that ability is central to the mystery. Overall, very interesting though I did think an extraordinary amount of time was spent on the protagonists' childhood. I wish more time was spent on their budding romance. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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