Fish Out of Water, A – eBook
A Fish out of Water by Karin Kallmaker
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A single word will cost them everything...
An above sea hunt for the pleasure and song of human women turns disastrous when Ariel, 77th daughter of the Mer Queen, shares rising tide with the forbidden Erica. Court rivals quickly report her transgression and Ariel finds herself an example of what happens to those who defy the Queen.
Stripped of her voice and placed under a powerful curse, Ariel makes her way above water to Erica’s side. Erica, who is now dying for want of the one thing they can never share again.
A Fish Out of Water turns an old-fashioned fairy tale into an erotic modern lesbian romance exploring boundaries of love and trust, atonement and pleasure.
What People are Saying:
- Once Upon a Dyke – Lammy FinalistOnce Upon a Dyke: New Exploits of Fairy Tale Lesbians This collection of four novellas was a finalist at the 2004 Lambda Literary Awards for LGBT ...
- A Fish Out of Water in Bug’s Own WordsI was so elated I wanted to celebrate their Happily-Ever-After when I finished reading it! Phew! What a thrilling, intoxicating ride, indeed!
- Once Upon a Dyke at Midwest Review of BooksRomantic, funny, thoughtful, and hot…
- Reader Comments about A Fish Out of WaterA wonderfully written story of redemption, finding trust, and love conquers all.
- Once Upon a Dyke at Wishing WellWhat a story!
- A Fish Out of Water at The Lesbian ReviewI couldn’t stop. I couldn’t put it down. It even haunted my dreams and I woke in the middle of the night to just keep ...
- A Fish Out of Water at Women’s MonthlyDeep and layered with meaning. …The result is an unexpectedly haunting tale told in image-drenched language that stays with you long after the story is ...
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- The foursome who conspired to create the anthology Once Upon a Dyke (2004) were ahead of their time. My contribution was A Fish Out of Water inspired by The Little Mermaid while others tackled Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella with lesbian heroes of course. I remain very fond of A Fish Out of Water and am pleased to put it out into the world on its own. No subtext. No need to ship the characters. No fade to black.