December 19th, 2008


Mermaid Needs A Title.

Okay folks, I am going slowly insane by the fact that I don't have a title for my WIP. If you know one thing about me, its that I am title-obsessed. Often times I come up with the title prior to the book. Such was teh case with THE JETSETTERS SOCIAL CLUB, or GETTING CAUGHT.

So, here is the full synopsis for my mermaid fic. I'm currently callin git THE MERMAID'S CURSE, which I totally despise. Anyone have ideas?

Seventeen year old Lexi Wentworth is cursed. For as long as she can remember, she’s spent every night swimming. If she doesn’t, she’ll regret it—simply walking will be agony, as if she’s stepping on shattered glass. Her body craves the water, demands the water, until she can’t say no. At dawn each day she leaves and returns to school, where she’ll sit in calculus and history and English just like every other teenager in Lincoln City , Oregon . None of them have any idea that if they watched her swim, if they caught her at just the right angle, they’d see a flash of a tale, a glint of shimmering blue.

Its not the swimming that troubles Lexi. It’s the singing that goes with it. She’s not just a mermaid—she’s a siren, and her songs became a deadly lure when she turned fifteen. The first boy she killed was only sixteen years old when he walked straight into the ocean and drowned. Ever since, she avoids the popular shores of the Pacific in favor of a long forgotten lake up in the mountains, where she can swim and sing in peace, far from the population of her oceanside home.

Until, that is, Troy Mills discovers her lake. He’s new to Lincoln City High, and he doesn’t know about Lexi’s reputation as an ice queen—a reputation she’s carefully cultivated to keep everyone around her safe. He pushes her, talks to her, forces her to dream of what life could be like if she weren’t part mermaid, part siren.

Lexi can’t stop herself from warming to him, from falling for him. Soon, he’s demanding answers, following her to the lake, unknowingly risking his life. How can she keep him safe when the one thing she wants most--to hold him close-- will endanger his life?