Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

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Fans of Amanda Hocking's novel, Wake, will dive into this paranormal romance featuring mermaids--the killer kind--and won't come up for air!

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans and absorb their positive energy. Usually, they select their victims at random, but this time around, the underwater clan chooses its target for a reason: revenge. They want to kill Jason Hancock, the man they blame for their mother's death.

It's going to take a concerted effort to lure the aquaphobic Hancock onto the water. Calder's job is to gain Hancock's trust by getting close to his family. Relying on his irresistible good looks and charm, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter Lily. Easy enough, but Calder screws everything up by falling in love--just as Lily starts to suspect there's more to the monster-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined, and just as the mermaids threaten to take matters into their own hands, forcing Calder to choose between them and the girl he loves.

One thing's for sure: whatever Calder decides, the outcome won't be pretty.

"Riveting! A cold-blooded tale of secrets, revenge, and forbidden love that will leave you terrified to go in the water."--Gretchen McNeil, author of Possess

"Scary and spooky . . . I really enjoyed reading this."--USA Today

“A haunting tale of revenge and romance.”--Justine Magazine

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About Anne Greenwood Brown

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ANNE GREENWOOD BROWN grew up sailing the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior, leaning over the rail and wondering, with a lake that big, that ancient, what amazing thing might flash by. Now she knows. Deep Betrayal is the sequel to Lies Beneath.
Published June 12, 2012 by Delacorte Press. 322 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Calder plans to lure Jason into the water by using Jason's daughters Lily and Sophie, but he does not count on falling in love with Lily nor on her learning of his true nature.

Apr 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Lies Beneath

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Brown debuts with a mermaid novel told from the perspective of Calder White, a gorgeous teenage merman, who is torn between his family's quest for vengeance and the girl he loves.

Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Lies Beneath

The Young Folks

When someone mentions mermaids, I immediately think of The Little Mermaid.

Mar 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Lies Beneath

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“The cultural resources in Murieta, from prehistoric sites to those that are only a couple hundred years old, are immense,” says Candy Chand, with the Rancho Murieta Development Concerned Citizens Committee (RMDCCC), which opposes the current plans to develop the rest of Rancho Murieta.

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Calder White is the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids who are hungry to seek revenge for their mother’s death.

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