A Fish Out of Water...

Fred is a mermaid. But stop right there. Whatever image you're thinking of right now, forget it. Fred is not blond. She's not buxom. And she's definitely not perky. In fact, Fred can be downright cranky. And it doesn't help matters that her hair is ocean-colored.

Being a mermaid does help Fred when she works at the New England Aquarium. But, needless to say, it's there that she gets involved in something fishy. Weird levels of toxins have been found in the local water. A gorgeous marine biologist wants her help investigating. So does her mer-person ruler, the High Prince of the Black Sea. You'd think that it would be easy for a mermaid to get to the bottom of things. Think again...

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Mermaids, Fantasy


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"zany amusing fantasy"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 25, 2006

Twenty-nine year old marine biologist Dr. Fredrika "Fred" Bim knows her dad is not her biological father as she is a mermaid and her dad cannot swim; her mom says a mer-man bonked her. At work at the New England Aquarium, Fred's boss Dr. Barbara Robinson introduces Read more...

"New Undersea Fantasy will turn the genre on its tail!"
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted December 17, 2006

New and filled with a sarcastic wit that makes one wonder if the author herself is hiding green hair and a tail, SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES is book you absolutely won’t want to miss. Dr. Fredrika “Fred” Bim is a surly hybrid (half mermaid, half biped) marine biologist in Read more...

"What a fun laugh-out-loud read!"
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted February 10, 2007

You truly can't go wrong when you pick up a MaryJanice Davidson book. I know that no matter what mood I am in she can still tickle my funny bone beyond belief. It has now gotten so bad that I torture my husband by sharing what was so funny Read more...


Sleeping with the Fishes
(Fred the Mermaid: Book 1)
by MaryJanice Davidson

Berkley Pub Group
November 1, 2006
Available: November 28, 2006
ISBN #0515142220
EAN #9780515142228
304 pages
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MaryJanice Davidson

Underwater Love
Undead and Undermined
Me, Myself and Why?
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Rise of the Poison Moon
Undead and Unwelcome
Faeries Gone Wild
Seraph of Sorrow
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Mysteria Lane
Undead and Unworthy
The Silver Moon Elm
Savage Scavenge
Dead Over Heels
Swimming Without A Net
No Rest for the Witches
Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred, Season 2: Fangs Again
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Undead and Uneasy
The Silver Moon Elm
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Over The Moon
Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace
Surf's Up
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Dead and Loving It
Valentine's Day Is Killing Me
Undead and Unappreciated
The Royal Pain
The Royal Treatment
Undead and Unreturnable
Really Unusual Bad Boys
Kick Ass
Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace
Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred: Season 1
Hello, Gorgeous
Derik's Bane
Undead and Unemployed
How to be a Wicked Woman
Perfect For the Beach
Undead and Unwed
Forgotten Wishes
Under Cover
Lighthearted Lust
Secrets: Volume 8
Love Lies
Canis Royal: Bridefight
Things That Go Bump In the Night II
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