As you might now, we’ve been totally swamped with requests from lovely authors wanting up to take a look at their work. So, sometimes things get lost in the shuffle. I recently refound this gem in my amazon library and now I’m kicking myself that I was such a mess last month. Y’all know I love the hell out of some mermaid books, so I was right pleased when Kristy Nicolle sent me The Kiss that Killed Me, book one in The Tidal Kiss Trilogy.
Overall Rating: 5.5/6 Glass Slippers
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Callie is new to adulthood and ready to take on the world, no matter what anyone says, especially her jerk of a step-dad. College looks like her only escape until her 18th birthday party at her friend’s beach house. After she tells a pushy gentleman caller where to shove it, she meets a handsome stranger on the dark shore of the empty beach. Orion is tall with piercing blue eyes and a swoon worthy accent. Even after they part, he’s still on her mind. When they finally meet again, a single kiss unleashes her past, and her future. Her life is forever changed as she is thrust into the world of oceanic peoples; mermaids. Sounds like a dream, right?
Things get complicated when she learns the rules of her transformation and discovers a prophesy that only she has the power to change. What path will Callie take? The one with her soulmate beneath the waves, or the other as a human, living an average life with her loved ones?
This was a fun read, you guys. It had just enough magic to be a fanciful ride, but not too much where you felt like you were reading a kid’s book. There’s a thin line between the two and Nicolle really put out a lovely novel. And, get this, she’s self published! She’s another self publisher that shows you can put a well edited book on the market without a traditional house to work with. Nicolle put the time into honing her craft until she was ready to give us a smooth read with no continuity errors and little to complain about. Sure, there were some grammatical errors, but for a 22-year-old who’s written a well received series, they’re easy to overlook.
PS… wait for my review of book two, coming soon!