Will Maren defeat the evil mermaid or be stranded forever in a parallel universe?
The Lost Opal is fantasy romantic mystery about an ordinary woman, Maren Raybourn, who is thrust into an alternate world by an evil mermaid who wants her soul.
An illustrator for children’s books, Maren seeks solitude on the shores of the Pacific Ocean to finish her latest work. The solace is shattered and replaced with a touch of fear as she encounters an unusual sound coming from the churning waters, accompanied by an indistinguishable form hovering over the water.
Rose Clancy has one desire: To steal the soul of a woman in order to permanently transform from mermaid to human. She needs to entice a man to love her in order to make the metamorphosis complete. She finds Captain Drake Morgan.
Captain Morgan is on hiatus from his yacht rental business for some much-needed R&R when he meets Maren on the beach late at night. Intrigued, he shows up on her doorstep the next morning, groceries in hand, to make breakfast as an apology for startling her the night before. The attraction grows.
Captain Henry Nelson has been banished to an old schooner in an alternate universe for over two hundred years because he spurned Rose’s advances.
Maren and the two captains will band together to fight the evil mermaid, Rose, and risk being stranded forever in a parallel dimension.