Sea Bride- Children of the Waves

Sea Bride- Children of the Waves by LaVerne Thompson

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    Sea Bride
    Children of the Waves
    (Book 1)
     

     
    By
    LaVerne Thompson
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    This book is a work of fiction. Names,
characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s
imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or
locales or persons, living or dead, or other status is entirely coincidental.
     
    Copyright 2012 and again in 2014 by
LaVerne Thompson
     
    All rights reserved, including the right
to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever known, not
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permission of the author. LaVerne Thompson. [email protected]
     
    Second e-book edition 2014 Isisindc
Publishing, LLC
    This book was first published 2012 by another
publisher
     
    Lavernethompson.com
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    Editor- Lara Parker
    Line editor- Wicked Muse Productions
     
    Cover illustration by Fiona Jayde
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    Cover Model Jimmy Thomas
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    DEDICATION
    Because I love the sea
this is for all those who love it too and who have lost loved ones to its
power.
     
    Author’s Note
    Sea Bride was originally
published by another publisher, that was kind enough to return my rights, so I
might publish the Children of the Waves series as an independent. Thank you for
your support.
     
    Prologue
     
    “Come back here, Coco!”
    The little girl yelled chasing
her dog over the rocky beach, her sneaker-clad feet giving her traction. When
she climbed over the dune, she paused.
    The little brown and white dog
sat in front of something on the wet sand, near the water’s edge. Coco’s head
turned back and forth from the lump beside her to her mistress.
    The child drew closer and she
saw the mass was an older boy, lying on his back. Blood trickled down the side
of his face from a gash above his eye. He lay shirtless, with tight-fitting
black swimming trunks clinging to his bare legs.
    Coco yipped, leapt up and raced
by the boy’s head, then licked his sandy face, but he didn’t respond.
    The girl knelt by his side and
shook his slender tanned shoulder. “Boy, boy you okay? Wake up. What should we
do, Coco?” The little girl asked her dog, looking around with uncertainty. She
grabbed her pet, hugging him to her chest. This early in the morning, she was
the only one on the sandy beach. “I don’t want to leave him here, but I’ve got
to go get Daddy.” Her slender body trembled in fear.
    Just as she stood up to run
back to the beach house to fetch her parents, the boy coughed and groaned.
Relieved, she put Coco down, dropped back to her knees at his side and touched
his shoulder again. “Wake up.”
    His eyes popped open. A blue
green gaze, the color of the ocean stared up at her.
    “You okay?” she asked.
    He coughed again and sat up.
“Yes—yes I think so.”
    “What’s your name?”
    His hand went to his head, and
he winced a little as his fingertips grazed the open wound. They came away with
blood on their tips. “Xav,” he said, wiping the blood onto his dark shorts.
    “Hi Xav, that’s a funny name.”
She tilted her head and stared at him. “What happened to you? Did you almost
drown or something?”
    He smiled up at her.
    She blinked, then blushed. He
was pretty and made her stomach feel funny.
    “Something like that.” He
glanced around. “Do you know where I

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