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"Beneath the Surface" Guest Post and Excerpt by MA Church

Beneath the Surface M.A. Church

Guest Post by M.A. Church
Mermaids have long captured our imaginations. They’ve thrilled us in “documentaries“, paintings, fairytales, and in the movies. Sometimes these part human/part fish come to the aid of men (helpful!), and sometimes they just want to hug you to death and drown you (less helpful).  Here are a few “facts” about these mythical creatures you might want to know before your next boat trip.

One of the earliest mermaid legends comes from Syria In ancient Syrian (~ 1000 BC), there was a goddess who went by the name of Atargatis. She was a fertility goddess whose cult eventually spread to Greece and Rome and was associated with water (especially lakes) and fish. Often depicted in mermaid form, Atargatis is perhaps the “original” mermaid. Legend has it that she dove into a lake to become a fish, but only her bottom half was transformed.

The original mermaid wasn’t a ‘maid’ at all Before anyone dreamed of a mermaid, the “merman” was front and…

New Release- Herc & Pyotr by Atom Yang

Storming Love: Meteor Strikes
Herc and Pyotr By: Atom Yang

End of a relationship, end of civilization, and the start of something beautiful..... 
Herc thought he had the perfect life: a great partner and a meaningful career as a psychotherapist—until his partner left him a week ago and Herc became too depressed to see his clients. When a random meteorite punched a tidy hole in his car’s engine, it seemed like the world had it in for him, but bumping into Pyotr, the handsome older man who’s moved in a couple of doors down and happens to study things like falling stars, things might be looking up for Herc—and more may be falling than the skies in this light-hearted, apocalyptic romance.

31,000 words 
Review: I have to admit, "light-hearted apocalyptic romance" seems an odd way to describe a book, but here it really is appropriate. Fresh from a recent breakup that has him blaming himself, Hercules the psychotherapist is spending his week off from work moping about his ho…