Fredericka Bimm – Fred – is a mermaid. But she is not the stuff of legends. A marine biologist, she knows what's in the water so chooses not to expose herself to those toxins. She's allergic to shellfish. The sea creatures she can communicate with won't do her bidding. She doesn't have long blonde hair or a perfect body. And she's definitely not perky! Fred's life is mostly spent trying to conceal her origins – and lately she's been trying to figure out just why there are weird levels of toxins in the local seawater. Then two strangers come into her life. Her new colleague is a sexy – if over-curious – hunk with a mermaid fixation. The other claims he is Artur, the high prince of the black seas – and Fred's rightful ruler!
MaryJanice Davidson (born August 1969) is an American author. She is the creator of the popular Undead series. She is both a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Davidson lives in Minnesota with her husband and two children. She won a 2004 Romantic TimesReviewers' Choice Award and was nominated for the same award in 2005.