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The Merman and the Surfer ~ Around the World in 580 Days  the Mermaids Cut with final edits and suggestions from the Leventis Merclan


To see  many of the illustrations from The "Merman and the Surfer" Books 1, 2 and now some of Book  3,look  in these folders:  


Click Here and Click Here and Click Here and Click Here



With 30 Beautiful new illustrations by SweetPrank  ~ you can download at the right side of the page to read ~


Many thanks to SweetPrank   :iconsweetprank:  for the lovely illustrations she created for Katy's second book.  www.patreon.com/SweetPrank




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Book 2 in Katy's saga is available as a printed book on Amazon/Createspace ~ www.createspace.com/7086754


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If you read this story please pretend you are at a movie theater ~

that is, no skipping ahead or scanning for the high points ~ please. 

You can go backwards, though, to review if you wish.  :D


This is not a story you should scan; I apologize for this if you are that kind of reader (actually i am that kind of reader). The way it is written you have to read it straight through, because it doesn't move in a lineal way. If you scan it or skip around She will lose you, we hope you will start at the beginning and enjoy Her little saga.





Book 1 in Katy's Saga can be read here:


            

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The Merman and the Surfer ~ Mermaid's Cut by sirenabonita




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:iconyara-art-studio10:
Yara-Art-Studio10 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
That was quite interesting!
I didn't notice that I read it so fast :0
Good work! <3 
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Mermaid Katy Icon by ChrisLittle by sirenabonita   OH! You read my second book? And You Liked it?  Swingin' On a Star _revamp_   thank you :heart: Please, send a note? tell more :D

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The Merman and the Surfer ~ Mermaid's Cut by sirenabonita
  Mermaid Emote   Now, can I convince you to read book 1? :bounce:


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Yara-Art-Studio10 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I did! 

Yw! <3
More about what? 

If I'll have time, I'll read it! 
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner 4 days ago
more ~ :D ~ questions or your comments or your observations ~
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Yara-Art-Studio10 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay ^-^
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:iconsirenabonita:
sirenabonita Featured By Owner 4 days ago
~ no worries ~ it's nice when we can talk to our readers, but most people never do ;-)
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Yara-Art-Studio10 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ^^
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Emma-Warren Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018   General Artist
Caption Bill~

This is such a beautiful story. I am so in love with these characters and their love for one another ~ I found it truly touching. I felt many of their emotions with them as I read (especially Nerie) and I can't wait to read the third book. Thank you for putting so much love and compassion and heart into this story and sharing it with us. :heart: :kiss:
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
:iconshinyheartplz:  thank you sweet Emma  :D  tell your friends! :bounce:
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KarinMao Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It took me a while to read but it's most likely a story that i won't forget ! I feel like i am a part of the clan now ! I am glad i got to know the old characters better and get more details about Katy's life as a mermaid ! But it was also a lot of fun to meet all the new characters as well ! Really lovely ! And i am not spoiling anything for the others but i was really surprised when i got to the 51 chapter ! Anyway wonderfull story ! Now i feel like a little stubborn mermaid myself xD
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
What my stubborn Nerie wants my stubborn Nerie gets. :D  I suppose she inherited that direct from Katy herself?

Anyway ~ welcome to the clan!  Perhaps a Mermaid self portrait is in order?  Katy tells me she's i will commission you because she wishes it to happen :D
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KarinMao Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was one of the best lines xD And yes , of course , i was just writting you a note ! :D
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
when can you start the mermaid selfie? :heart:
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KarinMao Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tomorrow afternoon ! 
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
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asari13 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute scenes
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Mermaid Katy Icon By Chrislittle by sirenabonita   Mermaid Katy & i invite you to read about her life and adventures in the Merman and the Surfer sagas ~ you can download free PDF versions of the first two illustrated books in Katy's trilogy here:

Katy Book 1 ~ The Merman and the Surfer ~ Mermaid's Cut

Katy Book 2 ~ Around the World in 580 Days ~ Mermaids Cut

Katy Book 3 ~ coming the winter of 2017 / 2018
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
thank you ~ i thought it would be helpful to add illustrations as a way to embellish the text ~ i know that i'm pretty wordy as it is ~ the illustrations helped to reduce the need for descriptors a little :rofl:
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Rhueben Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017
These 2 books are fantastic, great work :)
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017
does this mean you have read them? :bounce:
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Rhueben Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017
Of course, very entertaining stuff :3
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017
cool ~ questions or more comments are most welcome

and ~ of course ~ Tell Your Friends!  we would love to have more readers :D
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ISAPU Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
They say that only 5% of our oceans have been explored, so you just might meet a mermaid someday.
I just downloaded the book.
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
:D thanks :D Book 1 or Book 2?

Book 2 is really the better book, but Book 1 is necessary to set it up properly ~ ;-)
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:iconisapu:
ISAPU Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It's one.

I can relate, I often like my first chapters less than the rest of the stories.

Quick question: is this romance or erotica?
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
Katy Book 1

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The Merman and the Surfer ~ Mermaid's Cut by sirenabonita
  "The Merman and the Surfer" is a coming-of-age story and a romance; it is "The Story of Katy"; it does have parts that some might consider to be erotic in a few chapters (
Part IX ~ Sadie Hawkins and the Sea,  Part XIX ~ Love and Understanding and  Part XXI ~ the Music of the Spheres ).  i felt that it was necessary to write those parts in order to explain Katy as a maturing young woman and especially to explain the the mer culture.  And by then Katy was alive and telling me what to say and she insisted those bits must be included. :D

Katy Book 2  

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Around the World in 580 Days ~ Mermaids Cut by sirenabonita
  "Around the World in 580 Days" is an adventure story and a little bit of a romance and i do not feel that it is erotic at all.  It is the story of Katy and her Family and friends and how they set about restoring the merfolk civilization to the Earth.

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ISAPU Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I see! :D

I had to ask for obvious reason.
Now I'm excited to start. :)
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
:heart: thank you ~ if the chapters about Katy's love life are not to your liking you can read around them :D  "Sadie Hawkins and the Sea" has some important character and plot points, so try to read that one? ;-)

please let me know what you think about the books, and if you have questions about anything i would be honored to discuss with you
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Zachosau Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
I hope I can marry a mermaid someday, sirenabonita 
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
:iconmermaidplz: don't we all?
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Zachosau Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
sirenabonita, I wonder which mermaid I can meet till I find one?
Mermaid glomp Icon Underwater kiss Monster Musume Mero Chat Icon 
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
i think the ocean is a better place to look?  hard to meet a cartoon mermaid :D
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Zachosau Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sounds good sirenabonita , I wonder I meet a red head mermaid?
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
they are out there to be found ~

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An Interview with Mermaid Eva by sirenabonita
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Zachosau Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sounds great, I hope I'll find one soon sirenabonita .
Even I'll be so happy with my 1st mermaid girlfriend.
Heart Love Asuna and Kirito (Deep Love and Kiss) [V2] Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] Mermaid glomp Icon Monster Musume Mero Chat Icon Emote Cuddle Love Underwater kiss 
Even I hope she'll be human like it happen in the little mermaid.
Mermaid Emote The Fairly OddParents - Girl Mermaid Timmy Icon Monster Musume Mero Chat Icon Underwater kiss The Little Mermaid Ariel (Emoticon/Free Avatar) moving Mermaid CLICK :mermaidringwraith: Free Mermaid Icon 
F2U | Bouncy Trainer Sapphire / May (E) | PKMN F2U | Bouncy Hilda / White | PKMN F2U | Bouncy Trainer Platinum / Dawn (DP) | PKMN F2U | Bouncy Sam Manson | DP F2U | Bouncy Jazz Fenton | DP F2U | Bouncy Trainer Platinum / Dawn (P) | PKMN PonutJoe -Pinkie Pie CLOSE UP Emoticon - Rarity Reaction F2U | Bouncy Trainer Dawn (DPP contest) | PKMN Host Baba Emote F2U | Bouncy Trainer Lyra (HGSS) | PKMN 
Even we'll be super happy together.
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hernita Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finished it yesterday. I really like the characters Grandmother and Sharkfin :D Electra is a cutie as well.
I'm curious about the next part of the story and the satellite image where the 3 mermaids were spoted I think I've fainted. 
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
thanks for reading ~ i hope you liked

the satellite images are a little teaser for Book 3, which will be started soon ~

today and this weekend i am on a pilgrimmage to Monterey, Ca, Katy's home town and where she met Delphin

tonight i ate dinner at Katy's favorite restaurant ~ i ate all her favorite foods as Melissa described them to Captain Bill on their first dinner date

the food was wonderful, and the owner of the restaurant was just and kind and generous as i wrote his character in the book :D

i had a grand time

tomorrow i will visit the pier where Katy and Pappous lived on the Tychi II, and the go on to fishermans' wharf and finally to the Aquarium where Katy worked

i am also hoping to find the library where Melissa worked and where she met Captain Bill

am making photos ;-)
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hernita Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are really great news!
Oh all those food descriptions made me hungry lol
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017
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MissVaal Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely loved this saga, I can not wait to see its sequel, it's an interesting universe that has created for these stories! It looks like it would be a very promising project for great things! I hope you have many successes with it, I love it !!
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017
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striderramses Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
An interesting pair of  stories!  I had no problem with  reading it, but you certainly drove a truck through the maxim 'show, don't tell' and then backed over it a couple times, it was almost all exposition.  I'll still be curious to see what happens in the next story if you continue to write in this universe.
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
on the subject of "Show, don't tell"...  i have no idea how i could have accomplished my goals with these books in that way

would you mind rewriting one of the sections, say "Nerie 2.0" in its entirety, in the show style rather than tell style so that i might be better prepared for Book 3?
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striderramses Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
Well for one thing they'd probably be a lot longer. :)  

What are your goals with these books?  Do you have something specific in mind besides 'tell a good story'?

I'll go back and re-read that section and refresh my memory before I say yes or no.
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
~ the show-instead-of-tell format would be a huge amount longer, which is one reason the dialog is as limited as it is ~

i wrote a story for a book; i did not write a screenplay; i pissed away a huge chuck of change paying to have it illustrated to try to help with the narrative

my goal was to tell a ( hopefully good ) story and make a few social comments in what i hope would be a reasonably plausible universe

and i took out a huge pile of background and sciencey stuff, as it was  ;-)

~ no need to re-read Nerie 2.0 ~ it is a 'book within a book" as it is an almost complete retelling of Her life as a way for her to sort herself out and return to the living after being dead and melding psyches with Captain Bill

while i would be intensely interested in seeing it rewritten as a show instead of tell format it would hardly be worth it for you to do

sorry for all the telling, but it is my way, i suppose

book 3 will likely be just as bad, i suppose :D
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striderramses Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
Tastes differ I suppose.   Books tend to have a lot of dialogue and action too you know, not just screenplays. ;)  

And yes I imagine you did!  They were very well done illustrations too.

That's the temptation with world building, to show all your hard work 'behind the scenes'.  Been there, done that.

Nothing to apologize for I just couldn't help but notice and thus comment.

I look forward to it! 
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Edited May 16, 2017
Exposition is like Cilantro, some people love it, some people hate it; i happen to love it (exposition) and i hate Cilantro.

and besides, anything worth doing is worth backing over several times? No?
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DenysDigitalArtwork Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me encanta :D
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
were you able to read it?  did you like?
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DenysDigitalArtwork Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved it a lot:love:
My english is not good and I have to use translator in some occasions:giggle:
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