The Seafarer's Kiss is a bisexual, Norse myth retelling of the Little Mermaid.
Having long-wondered what lives beyond the ice shelf, nineteen-year-old mermaid Ersel learns of the life she wants when she rescues and befriends Ragna, a shield-maiden stranded on the mermen’s glacier. But when Ersel’s childhood friend and suitor catches them together, he gives Ersel a choice: say goodbye to Ragna or face justice at the hands of the glacier’s brutal king.
Determined to forge a different fate, Ersel seeks help from Loki. But such deals are never as one expects, and the outcome sees her exiled from the only home and protection she’s known. To save herself from perishing in the barren, underwater wasteland and be reunited with the human she’s come to love, Ersel must try to outsmart the God of Lies.
It will be published by Interlude Press in May 2017.
"A romantic, atmospheric and richly detailed take on The Little Mermaid. I loved it." — Samantha Shannon, bestselling author of The Bone Season.
"A beautiful Norse retelling of The Little Mermaid, featuring a young mermaid desperate to break free and a shieldmaiden bent on revenge — dark and romantic, and definitely recommended." — Laura Lam, author of False Hearts and Pantomime.
"Dive deep into the dark and brutal waters of the northern sea in this lush, original retelling of The Little Mermaid. The Seafarer's Kiss took my breath away." — Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl from Everywhere.
"… plenty of action (spiced up with romance) to keep pages turning." — Kirkus Reviews
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Trigger Warnings: Misogyny in a dystopian society, discussions of infertility/worth (#ownvoices: the author has an hormonal condition/fertility disorder, but the discussion in the book may be heavy for some), non-binary character is a villain.