The Merman

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 766 ratings

Transformation Publisher's Summary

M/M gay merman romance

Gabriel Braven is destined for a great love, but he does not believe it.

His parents had a storybook romance…until a freak ocean storm robbed them of their lives and left him alone to be raised by his grandmother. With their deaths, Gabriel’s adoration for the sea turned to fear, and his belief in happy-ever-afters turned to dust. Gabriel vowed to never set foot in the ocean again and to never believe in love.

Gabriel kept that promise until after his junior year of college, when he and his best friend, Corey, return to the ocean-side town where he lost his parents in order to help his grandmother. Gabriel’s bitter fear of the water has only grown, along with his belief that it is his destiny to be forever alone.

Corey is determined to prove Gabriel wrong. It is his mission that summer for Gabriel to find love on the beach…and maybe do some swimming, too. Gabriel will settle for simply not reliving his parents’ deaths every time he hears the rush and shush of the waves.

Both may get their wish as Gabriel discovers the hidden past of the Bravens and the sea sends someone amazing to his aid.

Book 2 coming soon!

©2014 Raythe Reign Publishing (P)2014 Raythe Reign Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • Transformation

    • The Merman, Book 1
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 209

    Gabriel Braven is destined for a great love, but he does not believe it. His parents had a storybook romance… until a freak ocean storm robbed them of their lives and left him alone to be raised by his grandmother. With their deaths, Gabriel’s adoration for the sea turned to fear, and his belief in happy-ever-afters turned to dust. Gabriel vowed to never set foot in the ocean again and to never believe in love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short, Sexy and Steamy!

    • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 2

    • Acceptance

    • The Merman, Book 2
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Gabriel should have drowned twice in his life, but he survived. Casillus Nerion, his beautiful merman savior, tells him the reason for this is simple: Gabriel is a merman. Long ago, a Braven ancestor fell in love and had a child with a powerful merman. This child did not inherit the Mer gifts, but Gabriel has. Despite seeing inexplicable physical changes to his body when he gets wet and having trouble breathing when there is plenty of air, Gabriel’s head tells him that Mer, like love, do not exist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short, Sexy and Steamy!

    • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-14-15

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 3

    • Caller

    • The Merman, Book 3
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    As Gabriel struggles to cope with the three days he has left on land, a new complication arises. His grandmother’s lover, the enigmatic archaeology professor Johnson Tims seems to know more than he should about Gabriel’s transformation into a merman. Gabriel’s lifeline is his own lover, Casillus Nerion, prince of the ocean-dwelling, immortal Mer. Life on land is becoming more and more difficult, but their loving mental connection grows with Gabriel’s trust in what he is becoming.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Book Review for Books 1-3

    • By Candateshia Pafford on 12-25-14
    • The Merman, Book 3
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 12-19-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 138 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 4

    • Undersea

    • The Merman, Book 4
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Gabriel's inevitable transformation into a merman brings him both great joy and great sadness. Though he must soon leave his human family, he is eager to experience the beauty of Emralis, the Mer city, together with his water-dwelling lover, Casillus.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • As individual stories these are left lacking.

    • By Bruce D. Parker on 01-03-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 5

    • Landfall (M/M, Gay Merman Romance)

    • The Merman, Book 5
    • By: X. Aratare
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Gabriel Braven knows his destiny, but is he willing to face it? Gabriel has only one day left on land before moving to the wondrous Mer city to live forever with his true love, Mer Prince Casillus Nerion. He wishes his greatest challenges were giving up making love on land with Casillus and telling his beloved grandmother that he is a merman. But ex-soldier Johnson Tims has other plans for him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suspiciously cliffy

    • By AofRandD on 07-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95