Dive into Enchanting Depths: Top 15 Adult Paranormal Romance Mermaid Books

by | Jul 16, 2023 | 0 comments

Welcome to a mesmerizing world where mermaid books merge with paranormal romance, captivating readers with tales of love, intrigue, and mystical underwater realms. From forbidden love to dangerous quests, these enchanting tales will transport you to a world where humans and merfolk collide, igniting a whirlwind of emotions. Let’s dive right in!

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Prepare for a spine-chilling tale that blends horror and paranormal romance as a group of scientists voyages to the Mariana Trench in search of mermaids. They soon discover that these mythical creatures are far deadlier and more terrifying than they ever imagined. Brace yourself for an unforgettable tale of suspense, romance, and survival.

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Delve into a captivating story where Emma discovers her extraordinary connection to the underwater realm and its enigmatic merfolk. Fate intertwines her path with Galen, a captivating merman prince, leading them into a treacherous journey filled with romance, political intrigue, and conflicting loyalties.

The Sea King by C.L. Wilson

Immerse yourself in a world of passion and danger as Annalise Waters, a gifted human healer, is unexpectedly abducted by Iolanthe, a powerful sea king seeking her healing abilities. Amidst their initial animosity, a sizzling romance unfolds, entwined with magical encounters and complex political struggles.

Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

Embark on a thrilling adventure with six mermaids from different underwater realms in the first installment of the Waterfire Saga. These mermaids are tasked with locating and uniting powerful artifacts to save their world from an ancient evil that threatens their existence. Dive into a whirlpool of romance, danger, and fantastical realms.

The Siren by Kiera Cass

Experience a haunting tale of Kahlen, a siren lured into a life of seducing humans to their deaths. When she meets Akinli, a human boy, her fate and the rules of her existence are questioned, leading her on a journey of self-discovery and unexpected love.

The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Inspired by the song by Clipping, this novella explores the underwater world of water-breathing descendants of African slave women. Bearing the collective trauma of their ancestors, these mermaids dwell in the ocean’s depths, creating a poignant narrative of identity, heritage, and resilience.

Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon

Witness the entwining of two classic fairy tales, “The Little Mermaid” and “Snow White,” as Princess Margrethe rescues Lenia, a mermaid princess, from a shipwreck. Their destinies collide, intertwining themes of love, rescue, and sacrifice in a bittersweet reimagining.

The Mermaid by Christina Henry

Delve into a dark reimagining of “The Little Mermaid” as Amelia, a mermaid, strikes a dangerous deal with a sinister sea witch to pursue her love interest, a human fisherman. This haunting tale explores the depths of desire, sacrifice, and the consequences of desperate choices.

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Uncover the origins of the sea witch from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” This bewitching tale follows Evie, who forms a friendship with a mermaid named Annemette. As their bond deepens, Evie discovers dark secrets and must make difficult choices to save her friend and uncover the truth.

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Immerse yourself in a paranormal romance as Calder White, a merman seeking revenge, falls in love with Lily, one of the human girls he was sent to target. Their forbidden love story unfolds amidst secrets, danger, and the delicate balance between duty and desire.

Everblue by Brenda Pandos

In this series opener, Ashlyn Lanski, a high school swim star, discovers a hidden underwater kingdom and a connection to the merfolk. Alongside her childhood friend, Finley, who is secretly a merman, Ashlyn uncovers a forbidden romance and faces a deadly threat that could endanger both their worlds.

Shadowspelll Academy: The Culling Trials by K.F. Breene and Shannon Mayer

This action-packed paranormal romance series features mermaids alongside other supernatural beings. In a brutal competition known as the Culling Trials, Evie Carpenter finds herself drawn to a mysterious and brooding merman named Rune. As they navigate deadly challenges, their forbidden love becomes entwined with a dangerous rebellion.

The Mermaid’s Escape by Kellie McAllen

In this tale of forbidden love, mermaid Princess Lana escapes her arranged marriage and finds solace in the arms of human prince Adrian. As their romance blooms, they face opposition from both the merfolk and human worlds, forcing them to make difficult choices and fight for their love.

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Set in a 19th-century New England island community, this atmospheric novel follows Avery Roe, a young witch with ties to a line of powerful women known as the Roe witches. As she discovers her connection to the sea and the mermaid legends surrounding her family, Avery navigates a forbidden romance and battles against dark forces.

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

Join Alosa, the fierce pirate captain and daughter of the notorious Siren Queen, in this thrilling sequel. Alosa embarks on a treacherous quest to find an ancient hidden treasure and encounters romance, danger, and revelations that challenge everything she knows. Will she fulfill her destiny and embrace her dual nature as both pirate and siren?


In the depths of these adult paranormal romance mermaid books, a world of captivating love stories, perilous adventures, and mythical realms awaits. From forbidden love and political struggles to chilling encounters and magical quests, these enchanting tales bring mermaid mythology to life. So, grab a copy, dive into the pages, and let yourself be swept away by the enchantment and passion of these captivating tales. 

Remember to join us for our live discussion of “The Little Mermaid” retelling, A Sea of Blood and Sapphire by Florence Gray on Saturday, July 29th at 2pm CST over on YouTube.

Happy reading!


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