Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, and Giveaway – Riding the Tide by M.A. Church



ridingthetidefsTITLE: Riding The Tide

SERIES: The Deep Blue Sea

AUTHOR: M.A. Church

PUBLISHER: OmniLit/All Romance eBooks, LLC

COVER ARTIST: Erin Dameron-Hill

LENGTH: 45000 words

RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2016

BLURB: Caught between two worlds—what’s a merman to do?

The Deep Blue Sea, #2

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.

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’s seen defy description. Now his wandering has brought him to the Seychelles 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.

Hey everyone! My name is M.A. Church, and I’ve dropped by The Purple Rose Tea House to talk about my release, Riding the Tide. This is book two in the Deep Blue Sea series. 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’s seen—things that defy description. 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 then does he examine his actions and sees what a mistake he’s made. Can he make it right? And more importantly, where has Marcus disappeared to?


The dolphins showed off for the humans who leaned over the railings, pointing and laughing. Marcus chuckled as he listened to the dolphins. The little imps were hoping the humans would throw food to them. Even over the noise of the ship’s motor and the excited clicks of the dolphins, he could hear the human voices, but he couldn’t distinguish their words.

Losing interest, he swam from the ship. Once he was far enough, he surfaced and flipped his long hair out of the way. A warm tropical breeze swirled around him then moved on. There was nothing he enjoyed more than the moonlight on the water. It was a beautiful sight, and one he treasured.

Then the wind shifted, and a scent—the most tantalizing fragrance he’d ever smelled—slammed into him. Heady and tropical, the smell reminded him of Wright’s Gardenia, one of the Seychelles’s loveliest trees. Its white flowers were speckled with deep red splotches and its scent was strong… something he shouldn’t smell this far out in the ocean.



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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.

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