Mermaid Gia Acquaviva’s thrilling adventures continue.
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About the Book
Mermaid of New York
Mermaid of Venice Book Three
by Jincey Lumpkin
Published 17 January 2022
Single White Femme LLC
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Page Count: 194
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Mermaid Gia Acquaviva’s thrilling adventures continue. She must travel to New York to fight a battle in the public arena with the powerful media moguls, Royce and Bronwyn Langley. Her casino empire is under attack, threatened by her Greek relatives. Meanwhile, Gia is paired up with a rising movie starlette to create the perceptions a tabloid romance tabloids. With tensions rising, will Gia survive after burning every bridge to get what she wants?
Fans of Killing Eve and Big Little Lies will love Mermaid of New York, a sexy psychological thriller with lush fantasy elements. The chic mystery of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley with a juicy splash of the lavish lifestyle in E. L. James’s 50 Shades series. This is not the Little Mermaid you grew up with. Gia’s out for blood.
Mermaid of New York is the third installment of the Mermaid of Venice series, 6 novels about Gia Acquaviva.
Bronwyn had never been a fan of eating in the kitchen. To her, it felt like something poor people do, because they don’t have enough furniture. She much preferred a more formal setting, either the breakfast table, or the dining room in the evenings. However, since baby Serena seemed happiest in the kitchen sink, Bronwyn had the chef prepare tea and finger sandwiches, served at the large marble island. Bronwyn took a seat on a barstool and watched the baby as she floated in the water.
“Mom?” Harper shouted, as she cracked open the front door. “We’re in the kitchen, Harpie.”
Harper took her time walking in. She knew that this was one of those rare moments in life that would leave a notch on the timeline: before and after Mermaid Langley. She pushed the kitchen’s swinging door and took a step into an uncertain future.
Naturally, Serena’s golden tail was the first thing Harper saw. It was ridged and delicate, wispy at the ends, like a dandelion blowing in the wind. The human half of the child looked remarkably like Harper herself, light blonde hair and big blue eyes. Harper had expected to feel disgust, but there wasn’t an ounce of derision when she looked at this tiny being. On the contrary, Harper felt that she could stand in place forever, staring at her niece. The child was a thing of beauty and grace.
“Do you want to hold her?” Bronwyn asked. “I can take her out of the water.”
“No, no… don’t bother her. She looks so relaxed.”
“She loves the sink.”
“What do you do with her at night?”
Bronwyn hid her face in her hands. “I can’t even say it.”
Harper turned her eyes toward her mother. “Mom, what? Say it.” “Do you remember that pedicure tub your father got me for
Christmas a few years ago?”
“Of course,” Harper laughed. “You were mad at him for weeks for buying that. He has no talent for gift giving.”
“Well, I found a use for it,” Bronwyn admitted, her voice thick. “I fill it up with saline water and put it next to my side of the bed, and that’s where the baby sleeps. I’m still afraid she’s going to drown.”
Harper snorted, picturing the scene. “I don’t think that’s possible, Mom.”
“Well, how would I know?” Bronwyn snapped. “The truth is I am absolutely exhausted.”
“Don’t you have a night nurse?”
“I don’t feel comfortable leaving her alone with anyone right now. What if someone took her?”
Harper sat down next to her mother. “You look terrible. Why don’t you lie down while I watch her?”
Bronwyn’s eyes glistened. “Would you, darling? Would you, please? There is nothing I would love more than a hot bath and an hour to myself.”
“Oh, Harper!” Bronwyn wrapped her arms around her daughter. “I’m so glad you’re here. I’ve missed you. I really have, my darling.”
Harper wasn’t used to this level of affection from her mother, and she resisted the urge to return the hug. “Mmm,” Harper hummed, peeling herself away, “you got it!”
Bronwyn tickled Serena’s cheek and then slipped out the door.
Harper rose from her chair and looked around, to make sure she was really alone with Serena.
“Kiddo,” she said, “it’s just you and me.”
Harper slipped her hand into her purse and snuck her phone out, flicking the camera to video mode. “Auntie Harper loves you. Now, sweetie, smile for the camera.”
About the Author
JINCEY LUMPKIN is a writer and creative director in Luxury Beauty. She is the author of the Mermaid of Venice fantasy thriller series. Recognized as a thought leader on women and culture, Jincey has written more than 50 columns for the Huffington Post and Playboy. She headlined Sex Week at Harvard and gave an infamous TEDx talk, “Are Robots the Future of Sex?” She has been profiled by Dateline NBC, Vice, and GQ, among others. Out Magazine listed her in its “OUT 100”, naming her as one of the world’s most influential LGBTQ+ people, alongside celebrities like Laverne Cox and Ricky Martin.
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