Tango clapped with glee as the incoming wave struck the rocks and covered him in sea spray. His high pitched bark mingled with Tipper’s as the two seals raced each other down to the water’s edge.
“Catch me if you can,” Tango barked as he dove into the ocean, his short tail pumping furiously as he tried to reach their secret hiding place first. Tipper laughed and leaped ahead by a nose to enter the shadows of the underwater grotto.
“Awwww, that’s no fair! I coulda beat you,” Tango said as he swam closer to Tipper and nudged him with his flipper.
“Fat chance. You’ll never be faster than me, ” Tipper replied with a smirk. He was just a month older than Tango but already the captain of their swim team at school. Tango kept failing his diving test.
“Hey! Come here!” Tipper barked as he dove deeper into the cave. “Look what I found!”
Tango peered into the darkness, trying to see his friend in the cloudy water. “What is it? You know I’m a-afraid to go down there!” He could hear the furious splashing of Tipper’s tail as he made his way back up to the mouth of the cave. Tipper’s eyes sparkled as he swam a few quick circles around Tango before stopping in front of him. Bouncing with excitement, Tipper leaned in closer to whisper, “A treasure chest!” before he turned and disappeared back into the darkness.
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Ruler by day, a reluctant pirate by night, 18-year-old Princess Ariana fights for her subjects in the waterfall city of Lunadar. In a kingdom surrounded by fairies and mermaids, and ravaged by deadly Drundles, only a chosen few are trusted to guard her daughter, Candra, as the secret heir to the throne.
But it only takes one ill-fated meeting for Ariana to suddenly be plunged into an escalating web of secrets found in her father’s journal, a deadly kidnapping, and an ever-weakening resolve to turn her back on the call of the merman’s song.
With Ariana’s world falling apart and the future of Lunadar at stake, how will she bring her father’s murderer to justice and fulfill a deathbed promise to protect Lunadar’s legacy?
International best selling, award winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest book, LUNADAR: Homeward Bound (a YA fantasy) from Story Catcher Publishing ebook edition is now available at Amazon and other online retailers, with the print edition coming out October 15, 2018.