A retelling of The Little Mermaid...
Esme is just sixteen. Esme is thrown into a life of royal obligations though she longs to be free. She does not want the role of queen, however. So she swims off to the bottom of the ocean and meets the mysterious merman, Lazarus when things turn stormy.
Tragic events ensue, placing the fate of the kingdom in her hands.
"I didn't ask for this. How can I be expected to be a leader? What if I fail them all?"
Lazarus sends Esme on a path of darkness and rebellion, giving her the choice to roam by his side or she could slink away and save her kingdom from a treacherous curse.
"She's so sweet and chaste. I can't wait to devour her. She's mine and I'm not letting her get away!"
Lazarus proves deadly. Esme falls for his wayward, bad boy charms. He is quite the distraction as he proposes Esme spend her life with him instead of saving her people and her home from being ripped apart by an age-old curse.
Will Esme give into temptation with Lazarus dragging her down with him to the darkest pits of the ocean? Or will she take her rightful place as queen?
USA Today bestselling author Isra Sravenheart will you take you on a journey of adventure, suspense, and self-discovery that goes beyond the ocean walls. A story where Esme must go it alone in order to find herself. But when she meets the mysterious merman Lazarus, she learns what chaos really is.