“Yes, you mess with what’s working.” Velvet bumped the microphone in her right hand against her head. “I know, I know. You saw it in a magazine. It looked so glamorous. A wild new you. You messed with what was working. You put your head in a whirlpool and let it style your hair for you. Wait, wait, that’s not even the topper. You asked someone to show you where the best whirlpool is.” Velvet shook her head, laughing along with Cassidy, and the memory of the crowd’s raucous laughter during the show. “Really, does it matter how good your hair looks if you’re late and can’t swim right for a week from the force of the whirlpool?” Velvet paused, then laughed at herself. “Who am I kidding? Of course it’s worth it.”
Cassidy fell over laughing, barely holding onto her drink.
Velvet loved to see people laugh and smile. Both were common enough in The Dreaming. Still, it was a thrill to know that she was the one causing the laughter and smiles. Especially when they were genuine. She could fill the audience with her own creations; a dream audience who looked and acted the way she directed them to. The real thing was so much more satisfying. Her sister Noelia was content with dream creations for her audience of readers. Velvet envied Noelia the pleasure she saw on her face when she released a new book and her creations clamored for it.
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She’s a mermaid in a parallel world. What will a man sacrifice to discover it’s not a dream?
Mermaid Velvet has always had a special fascination with the World. And studying its two-legged humans has given the aspiring comedian unique skills to make her audiences laugh. But when she saves a human who believes he’s drowning, she’s stunned by the magic that flows between them.
Saunders is trapped between two realities with no memory of his past. Lost in a strange, underwater domain, he comes face-to-face with an alluring goddess of the sea. When he disappears from her realm, he’s desperate to reunite with the entrancing beauty.
As Velvet continues to bring Saunders out of the darkness, her love for him grows along with her fear that his next disappearance might be his last. And as his memories slowly return, Saunders must decide if he’s willing to leave the World permanently for a chance to be with the mermaid he desires.
Can Velvet and Saunders overcome his terrible fate and sink into each other’s perfect arms?
Saunders’ Choice is a standalone novella in the enchanting Natural Gifts fantasy romance series. If you like irresistible attraction, mystery, and love against the odds, then you’ll adore Gina Briganti’s tale of the deep.
*An early version of Saunders’ Choice was published in the Changing Worlds anthology.
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About The Author
Gina Briganti writes fantasy and sci-fi romance in north Texas. She also writes holistic health non-fiction because real life can be magic, too. Her credentials in holistic health include certification as a Reiki Master Practitioner and teacher, certification as a nutrition consultant, and a degree in holistic nutrition.
When she’s not writing, eating delicious healthy food, reading, or making videos, she is spending time with family and friends. Her constant companion is a special soul who masquerades as a lab and chow mix.
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