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Summary

An MM Retelling of The Little Mermaid. With dragons.

Merman Jack is a terrible virgin sacrifice. Mostly because he isn’t virginal. At all. 

Hopefully the Sea King won’t notice.

For Jack, the human world has too many wonderful temptations, and too many alphas to resist. He only has two months left before he has to give himself to the Sea King, and he doesn’t want to spend them in the cold, dark catacombs where the Mermen of Rixton live. It may be forbidden for Jack to go to shore, but when did that ever stop him?

Peter is a terrible dragon shifter. He can’t figure out what he’s supposed to collect for his hoard. Without his hoard, he can’t do any of the important dragon-shifter things, like take his dragon form or find his fated mate. After years of losing his lovers to their fated mates, Peter’s feeling his age, and he’s tired of being alone.

When Peter sees a beautiful merman on the beach, he thinks he’s finally found his fated mate. Jack falls hard for Peter too, but he knows they can’t be together forever. If Jack doesn’t show up on the day of his sacrifice, the Sea King will kill his father and take his brother instead.

Will the love between a terrible virgin sacrifice and a terrible dragon shifter be enough to change their fate?

Omega from the Ocean is a 77,000-word gritty, age-gap romance with knotting, light D/s, and Mpreg of the dragon-egg variety. While the ending may be an HEA for Jack and Peter, it’s an HFN for the rest of the Mermen of Rixton. Omega from the Ocean is intended for an 18+ audience.

©2019 Amy Bellows (P)2021 Amy Bellows

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Perfect narration choice!

I really liked this book when I read it, but loved it in audio! The world building just felt so much more real and intriguing, and Lance West was just so perfect for these characters. Made me so excited for more in this world!

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Merman and Dragons

One of the best retellings of the Little Mermaid, Omega from the Ocean is a wonderful story about the forbidden love between an alpha dragon shifter and an omega merman. But it's more than just a romance - this book has a complex plot that leans heavily on the fanstic and intricate worldbuilding Amy Bellows has created. This book is loosely tied to Amy's Alaskan Pebble Gifters series and Lost Red Wolves series due to sharing the same universe. However, it can easily be read as a standalone.

I really loved this book and enjoyed listening to the audiobook. It was fun, exciting, and an overall enjoyable time.

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An outstanding romance with a ton of depth

Peter and Jack's story may have started out lighthearted, but the more I learned about mermen and the sea king the more I realized how bleak their situation was. It was fascinating to unravel the truth piece by piece, and along the way I fell head-over-heels for Jack and Peter's sweet romance. Lance West did a phenomenal job bringing their story to life, and I'm impressed by how each character in this book had their own distinct voice.

Jack and Peter came such a long way from the people they were at the beginning of this story. When I first met them, Jack had all but given up on seeking freedom for himself and Peter had resigned himself to never having a permanent relationship. Though neither of them knew it at the time, their accidental introduction was the catalyst for a much needed change in each of their lives. Their initial attraction may have been strictly physical, but over time it developed into a much deeper soulmate bond. I bought into their connection wholeheartedly, and though I wasn't completely sold on their Daddy/boy dynamic I was excited enough about their romance to look past it. With an abundance of steamy chemistry and the promise of a lasting relationship, Peter and Jack were easy to root for, and though their time together wasn't always easy, I never gave up hope that they'd find a way to be together.

At times, Peter and Jack did frustrate me with their stupid decisions and poor communication. Neither of them were without their flaws, but that only made them feel more real to me. In a story where the sacrifices these men made had lasting consequences, the impact of every impulsive move or unplanned action was gut-wrenching. I never knew what to expect from the sea king, but time and time again he showed that he was a truly evil being.

Though I can see parallels between this story and the Little Mermaid, Peter and Jack's journey felt as exciting and unexpected as a standalone story. It wasn't just the fact that this story had dragons, bondmates, and dark magic--even the little details about Jack's family and Peter's heritage were unique and captivating. I really enjoyed getting to know Jack, Peter, and their closest friends and family, and I definitely wasn't expecting their adventure to have as much depth as it did. Every character had so much heart and passion, and I couldn't help but love each and every one of them. Whether it was Seahorse's selfless giving, Flounder and Stingray's fierce love, or Peter's moms' eccentricities, they all added so much to the overall storyline. Jack and Peter certainly couldn't have defeated the sea king without the support that rallied around them, and I don't think I would have been so invested had the two of them stayed in a separate bubble away from the rest of the world.

**I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this book. This review expresses my honest thoughts and opinions.

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Amazing take on the fairytale

So, you hear mermen, dragon shifters and Little Mermaid and you think Disney and cute right? Not if you know the original tale and the recent trend in mermen stories. Jack and Peter both are following their dreams when the meet. Jack to find some warmth and love before marrying the Sea King and Peter who academic studies have always focused on the reality of mermen and a desire to find one. These are two strong willed characters, unafraid to try for what they want together but unfortunately, they have friends and family who are also impacted by any actions they may take and they are mature and responsible enough to take those consequences into account. It seems as though, heartbreakingly there is no way for them to be together. Listen to this to see how cleverly the author manages that dilemma. The performance by Lance West is superb. I felt every emotion of every character and could see the worlds they were living in. This is a winner all the way around.

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Omega from the Ocean

Great listen. Connected to previous stories, which allows the world to be fuller and in-depth. I'll definitely continue—a new narrator who did a good job.

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The Merman and the Dragon Shifter

I’m a little unsure what to make of this book. It’s not the first Amy Bellows that I’ve listened to, so I should have been prepared. I will say the sprinkling of BDSM and Daddy/boy play felt more like a distraction than an addition to the story.

Okay, on to the story itself. I liked the idea of a retelling of The Little Mermaid. And I’ve read some amazing dragon shifter books recently, so I honestly thought I would love this book. I did enjoy it, although it dragged a bit in places. There were also so many rules for the mermen that it became a challenge to keep everything straight. But I blame myself for that.

I liked Jack. Free spirit, wanting to sow his wild oats before he’s forced to turn himself over to The Sea King. He’s willing to make the sacrifice to save his father and brother. I should also say there was plenty of disturbing violence in this book. I could understand the epic battle scenes, but there were quiet acts which disturbed me even more. As intended, I really hated The Sea King.

I think I related more to Peter. Getting on in life without true purpose. Having everyone leave him when they found their true fated mates. He wants to become his full potential of reaching dragon form, but he can’t because he doesn’t have a hoard (okay, maybe I didn’t relate to that part quite as much…but I understand loneliness and not feeling like you’re living up to your full potential). He has two loving mothers, but something’s missing.

That loneliness changes when he meets Jack. And everything looks promising until Jack tells him they can only have a couple of months together. Peter is ready to fight The Sea King, but he can’t do it alone. Hence the great conflict in the book.

I feel like my review struggles to capture the essence of the book. Love is at the heart. So if you’re up for a good merman or dragon shifter book, you certainly can give this one a go.

Lance West narrated the book and I enjoyed his performance. I’d be willing to listen to another book he narrates.

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Jack and Peter!!

The story; It's been a while since I read this book that listening to it now was like experiencing it for the first time again. I still enjoyed the story, still loved the characters and still liked the chaos of it all.

The narration; I did have to speed it up a little but the narrator was great and did a great job on the different voices.

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Newbie narrator does justice to the merfolk

I had previously read the e-book and was pleasantly surprised to see a newbie narrator get a chance to show his stuff with a good story that I already knew that I enjoyed. Lance West has a pleasant cadence and he gives the characters their own voices. He does a credible job with his performance and I was not disappointed. Recommended for all lovers of MPreg, merfolk and dragons.

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Oh my goodness this was amazing!!!

My God this book was epic! I'm absolutely awed! I adore retellings and this has just earned the spot for my favorite retelling ever! It captured the sadness of the original story and at the same time managed to be hopeful. The magic system and the merman lore was so well thought and interesting. I was so hooked, I wanted to learn more a out this magical world. And all the characters were so deep and wonderful. I could read a separete book about each one of them! Amazing, simply amazing! I can't wait to read more stories in this brilliant series. And the narrator did a fantastic job bringing this great tale to life!

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A very enjoyable retelling of the Little Mermaid

A merman and a dragon. I loves this very creative on the paranormal side of a fairytale. Jack has been promised as a sacrifice to the Sea King. An omega merman who never found his Alpha, his song wasted. He also likes humans and one day when he was inland he found his mate. Peter is an old dragon that never shifted. This tale has lots of twists and turns and lovable secondary characters. The plot is rich and sometimes rather emotional. I can’t wait for the next book. The narration was fluid and on point.

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  • 10-10-21

Fantastic World-Building

I enjoyed listening Lance West brilliantly narrate Omega from the Ocean. His voice and pacing were clear , natural and very pleasing. His delivery convincing , passionate, emotional and funny . This was my first audio book performed by Lance West.

This is an emotionally resonant , original and playful story forged from the ground up. An entire new world building based on interesting and diverse Mythology , Folklore and Urban Legends from all over the world.

A new universe that feels real , logical and organically grown.

The plotlines and subplots are many and varied in intensity, darkness and intrigue. The dialogue and banter is witty at times snarky and informative , moving the narrative along and giving us details in an intuitive and effective way.

The heroes of this story are Jack a Merman and Peter a water Dragon. Their journey to HEA is paved with lots of challenges but also with lots of laughs, yummy food and lots of hot AF sexy times.

Recommend: Yes
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  • 28-09-21

They did it again!

Once again Amy Bellows has delivered an absolutely amazingly thought out and unique world building experience. This is, in a way, a retelling of the little mermaid. There is some overlap and even homages to the story. 1) the story is actually referenced in the book 2) there's a scene where Jack is holding a fork with disdain and intriguing 3)the villain is an octopus person who deals in trades. but there's also a billion differences that make the story of the little mermaid seem like a faded kids dream in stead of a reference. The sea king is like is Ursula was king trident, the story is way darker at times, the singing or more of a sirens song that a Disney musical. The history and culture is insanely detailed. the character likes curos and staying out of water makes his human skin dry and he uses sign language and he uses frat boys to teach him English. And that's not even touching on the dragon twist on this story. Peter is a dragon trying to find his horde so we learn more about that but we also learn about a different type of dragon than the European styled ones that tend to come to mind. Not to mention Heron shifters are also a thing and that tidbit was great. As a faithful reader, I can connect some information between this story and "an egg for ansel" which references a -ahem- seahorse as well as "expensive" which references dragon culture. This book actually clarifies some of the magic we wonder about in "an Egg for Ansel" as well. And of course you can't help but think of mermaids and the realta when mermen and mer-sign are referenced. truly this book just helps us explore a gradually expending and extensive world that Amy Bellows is creating. I love it when books connect the dots like this. It's like a really kinky, animal based, star wars level of world building. Not to mention the narrating in this was phenomenal. I was skeptical when I saw is was a different narrator but honestly this could Not have been a more perfect narrator for this book. As always, I look forward to what's next.

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  • JDHB
  • 23-12-21

Mermen and dragons!

When I saw the blurb for this book, it was an immediate purchase for me because who doesn't love mermen and dragon shifters? Seafoam (aka Jack) and Peter are adorable. I like seeing them navigate the unknown to get their HEA. The herons make me laugh. And I'll be looking for more books from this world.

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  • Shin Mon Thway
  • 22-11-21

Evil shall always be slain

I love Amy Bellows and he brand of adorable fluffiness but I think this one is a little bit difficult to get into in the beginning. While I’m absolutely GaGa for mermen and all kinds of shifters, I think this ploy and world a little bit too complicated and a lot are happening at the same time. An evil sea king, a beautiful merman prince and a roguish merman who has a huge crush on our little merman prince, it has all the right elements for a great story. I really think if this is a bit more simplified in writing and plot, I would definitely rate this a full 5 stars. This was enjoyable and whimsical with lots of likeable secondary characters and lovely MCs. I just wish it’s a bit longer and slow-paced. Still checking out the second book in the series because I’m hooked with this world though. Lance West is a new to me narrator but his performance eas very enjoyable.

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  • 31-10-21

Hearts from the sea

I really enjoyed the story, I came down with C19 and I played this book while getting better- it was a good story and I enjoyed it.

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  • Lexi Zieve
  • 28-10-21

Omega from the ocean

I loved the audiobook so much! It was so sweet and had so many amazing moments between the main characters. I didn’t want to pause it and I didn’t want the story to stop. There was a good mix of light funny moments and dark serious moments. I love these characters and want so much more of them!

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  • Samantha Cato
  • 22-10-21

Excellent

This is one of my favorite Amy Bellows novels and I was worried about having it brought to life in audio but I need not have worried! Lance West did a super nice job! Loved it!

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  • Denise
  • 20-10-21

5 stars

I read the story first and then I listen to it through Audible. the narration was done really good and did not take away from what my mind got the character sounded like and their personalities. the plot was wonderfully done and move along smoothly.

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  • Cassi
  • 19-10-21

Full of surprises

I was shocked at how good this was. The story was super complex and so many twists and turns and the plot was really thought out. I loved it and was gripped from the start. Can’t wait to check out more from this series !

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  • ILoveBooksSue
  • 17-10-21

I want a merman!

So much love for this book! A dragon shifter and a merman. Adventure and sexiness! So well done!