Excerpt: Updrift by Errin Stevens

What if joining your lover’s world
meant leaving your own?
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Errin Stevens

Series: The Mer Chronicles: Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publication Date: November 2, 2015
What if joining your lover’s world meant leaving your own?
Kate will have to look hard at her man to determine what is real, what is illusion, and how, if ever, she can get back home.
Ever since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well being on life support. Her future looks desolate, too, until she and her mother make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Mom 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 will risk to be with the man she loves.
“Best mermaid book I have EVER read? Updrift by Errin Stevens.”
– Ben Alderson, voted leading vlogger by Teen Vogue and The Guardian

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“Stevens is a treasure to be found in today’s cluttered literary market.”
– Peachy Keen Reviews


After gulping down all of her water, she rummaged through the cupboards, retrieving a bag of potato chips and opening it. To his surprise, she dropped it on the floor. He was officially fascinated. She went to the fridge.

“This is really entertaining,” he commented, leaning back against the counter. Kate didn’t answer him.

She fetched a tub of yogurt from the refrigerator door, grabbed a spoon from one of the drawers, and ducked down to sit on the floor, scooting her seat until she was next to the bag of chips. She opened her yogurt and spooned some into her mouth, closing her eyes with pleasure as she did. She ate a potato chip, sighed, and ate another.

Gabe sat on the floor too, grinning impishly as he grabbed Kate’s foot and dragged her, the bag of chips, and yogurt clutched possessively against her chest, toward him. She continued to eat, still keeping her gaze anywhere but on him. She slapped his hand away when he tried to undo her robe. “Oh, but this is fun,” he told her as he retrieved a potato chip from her stash.

“Kate, honey? Can I please have a bite of your yogurt?”

Slumping and reluctant, Kate finally caved and scooped a spoonful of yogurt into his mouth. As expected, her focus on lunch was undermined seconds after their eyes met. And despite her initial disapproval, he made sure she felt his devotion in the hopes she would forgive him. She smiled and looped her arms around his neck, and he wrapped her legs snugly around his waist. They abandoned lunch in favor of more lovemaking. They did not decamp back to the bedroom.


Other Books by the Author

Be sure to also check out Book 2 of The Mer Chronicles.
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Series: The Mer Chronicles Book 2
Breakwater continues the story of Updrift focusing on other characters. The narrative follows the lives and loves of a group of sirens in the fictional town of Griffins Bay, North Carolina.
“If you are a fan of Mermaids and Mythical creatures, UPDRIFT and BREAKWATER need to be a must read for you. I promise you will enjoy them, and grow attached to the characters, just like I have.”
– Tracy Thomas, blogger/owner of The Pages In Between


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About Errin Stevens

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Errin Stevens writes paranormal suspense/romance from her home in Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and son. When not wrestling with unruly narrative – or reading everything from mythology to contemporary romance to literary novels – you’ll find her swooning over seed catalogs (winter), or digging in the garden (the other three days of the year). Visit her blog site at http://errinstevens.com for release updates and random essays on writing and mothering.
Official website: http://errinstevens.com
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