Giveaway ~ Lies Beneath, Deep Betrayal and Promise Bound by Anne Greenwood Brown Signed ~ Review by Fallon

5 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

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.

Fallon's Review:

Calder gets a call to come home to Lake Superior. He hates the cold and chooses warmer waters all winter. Calder and his 3 sisters share a bond and are linked. However the mermaids you thought you knew in fairy tales, are nothing like these mermaids. They need to feed on human emotion by absorbing it. They are unhappy by nature and kill their victims by leaving nothing but an empty shell left. Calder's sisters called Calder back early, because they found the man responsible for their mothers death.

Calder has to get close to the man named Hancock and earn his trust. Calder decides his best bet is to get close to one of his daughters. Lily is the daughter closes to Calder's age. He is immediately drawn to her. He likes her spunk. Calder soon becomes torn by his feelings for Lily and his loyalty to his mothers memory.

I loved this book. It was so refreshing to have a mermaid book from a guys point of view. There are so many levels of deception. I also love how the author did not make the transformation from mermaid to human easy. It was descriptive and not pleasant. I also liked the banter between Lily and Calder and the fact that he believes he is the perfect specimen and she gives him a run for his money so to speak. This is a great mythological read and I am highly recommending this series. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars. A must read for mermaid fans!

4 Out 5 Stars

Author Description:

It's been thirty days, two hours, and seventeen minutes since Calder left Lily standing on the shores of Lake Superior. Not that she's counting. And when Calder does return, it's not quite the reunion Lily hoped for. Especially after she lets her father in on a huge secret: he, like Calder, is a merman. Obsessed with his new identity, Lily's dad monopolizes Calder's time as the two of them spend every day in the water, leaving Lily behind.

Then dead bodies start washing ashore. Calder blames his mermaid sisters, but Lily fears her father has embraced the merman's natural need to kill. As the body count grows, everyone is pointing fingers. Lily doesn't know what to believe—only that whoever's responsible is sure to strike again. . . . 

Fallon's Review:

Lily is counting down the days, minutes and seconds since she last saw Calder. Lily decides she is going to stop mopping around and have fun at the beach with her friends. Guess who shows up? None other then Calder White. 

Lily decides it is time to tell her father the truth about him being a merman, when she learns he has been going down to the lake every night to stare at the water. Calder decides to help Lily's father with the transition. Lily starts to become jealous when Calder and her father start spending too much time together. Lily starts to worry about her father's emotional state. Then she questions everything when people start dying in town. Lily is determined to find out the root of what is going on.

I loved this book as well. I did however think it was a hard transition to go from Calder's point of view in Lies Beneath and then to Lily's in Deep Betrayal. I loved the fact that the author introduced another legend into the mix. It was also interesting to see Lily's two worlds collide when her friends came to visit. The ending was the best part though. I do not do spoilers though. You will have to read to find out. I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars just for the fact that the point of view was not as clear in the first chapter. This is still a must read mermaid series and I can not wait to jump into the final book Promise Bound.

4 Out of 5 Stars

Author Description:

Calder and Lily never imagined falling in love would mean breaking apart. But ever since Lily started wearing a glass pendant that once belonged to Nadia, Calder's adoptive mother, she's been having vivid dreams of what life was like for the mermaid matriarch. In fact, she's been dreaming as if she were Nadia! And Nadia, it seems, made a promise before her death. A promise to reunite Calder's biological mother with her son. Lily knows merfolk are bound to keep their promises. Calder's not buying into it, though. He chalks up the dreams to stress. He wants Lily to focus on the future—their future, not the past. Which forces Lily to send Calder away. Calder goes, feeling rejected and more than a little tempted to revert to his hunting ways.  
What both of them overlook is the present: Calder's sisters, Maris and Pavati, are fighting for control of the mermaid clan, and now that Lily and her dad have transformed into mer-creatures, both mermaids vie for daughter and father as allies. Which of the two mermaids can be trusted? Will Lily make costly mistakes, forcing her to descend to the depths of Lake Superior? And if Calder returns, will he be the same merman Lily grew to love? The stakes are high, with many lives at risk, but Calder and Lily must confront the past as well as their darkest impulses if they want a chance at being together.

Fallon's Review:

In this final book the Lies Beneath Trilogy Lily starts to have identity issues and is changing. Calder fears maybe she is getting the mermaid qualities he hoped she would never have. Lily however starts having dreams of Nalia since she started wearing her necklace. She has been barely sleeping. When she tells Calder he brushes Lily off as dreaming of things she has been told.

Lily knows Nalia has come to her for a reason but becomes frustrated that Nalia is taking her time in directing her. lily soon discovers Nalia made a promise to Calder's birth mother to return Calder to her before she died. A mermaid's promise is binding and Nalia can not be at peace until her promise is fulfilled.

Maris and Pavati return and are both hungry for power. I loved the fact that the author gave us multiple POV's This finale book. I found Nalia's story to be interesting. Calder discovers that just because he is a merman that does not mean he has to give into his animal instincts. Lily really losses herself with Calder gone. Maris and Pavati are sure to take advantage.

This was not a fairy tale ending but I loved it for that reason. This book sums up and finalizes what need to be finished but like life things are not always perfect. I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars.


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  1. Thanks for the review. I only read the one for book one because I didn't know if there would be spoilers. I don't think I've ever read a book about mermaids. This should be fun!


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