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What If… You Discovered You Were a Ghost, a Mermaid, or Even an Alien? Or Perhaps Vampires are More

Title: What if…? Short Fantasy Stories: Volume 1

Author: Abbey MacMunn

Genre: Short stories, paranormal romance, urban fantasy


A magical short story collection from paranormal romance author Abbey MacMunn.

What if… you discovered you were a ghost, a mermaid, or even an alien? Or perhaps vampires are more your thing?

First Bite: When vampire-obsessed waitress Madison meets her very own dark prince, is she ready to make the ultimate sacrifice? Ghost: All Sarah wanted was a chance at a happy life, but as her husband lies dying on the hospital bed, can she confess her ghostly secret? Song of the Sirens: Found alone on the beach as a child, Kai has always been drawn to the ocean, but can the appearance of a soaking-wet, naked Adonis offer the truth about what she is? Otherworldly Dreams: Art student Amy dreams of strange alien galaxies, but what if learning the truth takes her out of this world?

FREE bonus content: Chapter 1 of TOUCHED, a fantasy romance from Tirgearr Publishing.

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I couldn’t decide if his grin was mocking me or not, but something about him ignited my curiosity. Why did he have the same necklace? How did he know my name? And why the bloody hell was he butt naked?

Dylan sat beside me and gazed out to sea. “Do you believe in mythical beings, like in your book of dragons and fairies?”

How was I supposed to answer him? In truth, most nights I dreamt about the magical worlds in my books and wished they were real, but if I told him that, he’d think I was crazy.

“I don’t know.” I shrugged. “Possibly. I’d like to believe there are things in this world we don’t understand.”

He raised an eyebrow and I squirmed inside. Why couldn’t I keep my big mouth shut? I’d probably scared off the poor guy with my lonely-book-geek-who-believes-in-magic first impression.

But far from sending him sprinting, or stumbling, across the beach, his peculiar questions continued. “What about merfolk, do you think they might exist?”

Since ninety-five percent of the ocean still remained unexplored, I thought it unequivocally possible. I bit my lip. Geek central, that’s me. My eyes narrowed. “Look, I don’t mean to be rude, but how do you know my name? Why have you got the same necklace as me?” And why are you wet and naked on a beach in the middle of winter?

Olive-green eyes fixed me with an intense stare. “I’m not sure you’re ready for the truth yet, Kai.”

My breath hitched as the colour of his irises altered before me, changing from olive-green to stormy-grey, then cobalt-blue to turquoise—exactly like the colours of the ocean.

His face lit up and he offered another megawatt smile. “You see it, don’t you? Perhaps you are ready.”

My heartbeat thumped a frantic rhythm against my ribcage. Without warning, he hugged me. His delectably chilly body drenched my clothes. I didn’t mind.

“What am I ready for?” I whispered against his soaking, sea-scented hair.

“To learn what you are and where you come from.”

Author bio:

Abbey MacMunn writes contemporary, paranormal and erotic romance. She lives in Hampshire, UK with her husband and their four children. She is a proud member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

When she’s not writing, she likes to watch films and TV shows – anything from rom-coms to superheroes to science fiction movies.

Contact links:

Twitter @abbeymacmunn

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