Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Blog Tour: Riding the Tide (Deep Blue Sea #2) by M.A. Church with Guest Post, Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway


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Hey everyone! My name is M.A. Church, and I’ve dropped by Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews to talk about my release, Riding the Tide. This is book two in the Deep Blue Sea series.

Marcus Krill, a creature of the sea, is a perfectly content bachelor. Or so he tells himself as he strolls along the beach late one evening. Enticed into the water by a pod of dolphins, he sees a human fall from a dinner cruise ship. Normally mers didn’t involve themselves in human situations. Problem is, the human is his mate. Reacting on instinct, he saves the human and takes him back to his underwater cave... where he shifts and the human sees him transform.

Blair Estes is one of those rare individuals who know there are ‘other’ beings walking the earth. As a creature of land, he’s perfectly happy with his nomadic lifestyle. Now his wandering brings him to the Seychelle islands and a mysterious merman who intrigues him.

Fascinated and attractive, Blair accepts a date with Marcus, only to panic later and question the circumstances of how they met. Blair, a millionaire, wonders if the whole thing isn’t a set up. Is he being targeted for his money? As panic grows and doubts swirl, Blair runs all the way back to the States only to realize what a horrible mistake he’s made. Can Marcus forgive him? First Blair has to find his merman to ask.

It seems Marcus has disappeared.


Exclusive Excerpt

His gaze traveled over the water looking for the dolphins. He was so glad he came outside. It would’ve been a shame to miss this and… he frowned at the water, then squinted, trying to see better. Beyond the dolphins there was… what was that? His hand tightened on the glass he held. Shit, did someone spike his drink?

But no, that couldn’t be. He didn’t feel odd or sick. He felt totally fine—normal, which wasn’t saying much, but still. So why was he certain there was somebody out there, bobbing in the water?

He hurried up to the very top level of the boat. Up here he could see better. He stared at the spot where he swore he saw… yup. His rational mind told him he was an idiot, but it was kind of hard to ignore what he saw with his eyes. There was somebody out there. In fact, he was so sure of it, he’d bet half his rather fat stock portfolio.

Yes, he was that sure.

What was somebody doing this far out? Could it be a surfer sitting on his board? No, they didn’t seem to be sitting that high out of the water, but it was kind of hard to tell. But a surfer didn’t make sense either.

He strained his eyes trying to get a better look at whoever was floating around out there. He didn’t think they were in trouble—there was no thrashing or flailing. Most people didn’t drown quietly, right? Plus, whoever it was wasn’t yelling for help. No, they just bobbed in the damn water, not doing anything.

Suddenly the hair on his neck stood up. 


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Title ~ Riding the Tide (The Deep Blue Sea #2)

Author ~ M.A. Church

Publisher ~ OmniLit/All Romance eBooks, LLC

Published ~ 1st November 2016

Cover Artist ~ Erin Dameron-Hill

Genre ~ Fantasy M/M Romance



Deep Blue Sea #2

Caught between two worlds—what’s a merman to do?
Marcus Krill, a creature of the sea, is a perfectly content bachelor. Mating someone? No thank you. Living anywhere but in the ocean? Ha! Not happening. Spending more than the barest necessity of time on land? Nope. Not this merman. And humans? They’re perfectly fine as a diversion, but that’s all. They might be interesting, but complications follow them like a hungry shark during a feeding frenzy. So what if he’s a little lonely? A little tired of one-night stands? That doesn’t mean he’s ready to mate. Not him.
Blair Estes, a creature of land, is perfectly happy with his nomadic lifestyle. No strings keep him tied to any one place long. Adventure is his lover and adrenaline his master. He loves to travel, and the things he’d seen—things that defy description. Now his wandering has brought him to the Seychelle islands and a mysterious merman who’s going to take him on the journey of a lifetime.
Once again merfolk and human culture collide in an explosion of passion and… fear.

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Meet M.A. Church 

M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!

When not writing, she’s on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two grown children.

She is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

You can also email M.A. Church at -


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  1. I love her books and this one sounds like it's going to be another good one.

  2. Great excerpt and I love the cover, thanks for sharing :)

  3. I have not read a book about Mers before.