"What a fun laugh-out-loud read!"

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. Unfortunately he just stares at me blankly. [sigh] Probably would help if I started at the beginning of the book instead of just reading a blurb. But I digress.

Sleeping with the Fishes is about Fredericka or as she prefers, Fred. Fred is a blue haired mermaid who can't stand eating shell fish and likes living on land. No one is aware of her mermaid identity except her best friend Jonas, and of course her parents. She is content enough griping about working at the New England Aquarium, hanging with her best friend [who desperately wants to give her a makeover], and avoiding her parents personal life.

But like any good romance you need a wonderful hero to enter. However in this case there are two, one a marine biologist named Thomas and the other of course a merman and the prince of the Red sea, Artur. And as only Ms. Davidson can do she plays each one of these character off each other perfectly creating pandemonium and tons of laughs. In a matter of 24 hours Fred's life is turned upside down with romance and intrigue as they try to solve why there is toxic waste being dumped in the ocean and who is the cause.

MaryJanice Davidson's, Sleeping with the Fishes is a great read. I truly recommend this, especially if you are in need of a good laugh and something out of the ordinary. I look forward to the next installment in this series as the end definitely leaves it wide open for more fabulous books to follow.

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted February 10, 2007


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


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?
Undead and Unfinished
Rise of the Poison Moon
Undead and Unwelcome
Faeries Gone Wild
Seraph of Sorrow
Fish Out of Water
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
Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light
Undead and Uneasy
The Silver Moon Elm
Undead and Unpopular
Demon's Delight
Over The Moon
Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace
Surf's Up
Drop Dead, Gorgeous!
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
Undead and Unwed
Thief of Hearts
Naughty or Nice
By Any Other Name
Dying For Ice Cream
Adventures of the Teen Furies
Secrets: Volume 6

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