*Finalist, Nat'l Readers Choice Award 2010


*Finalist, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence 2010


*#2 on Publishers' Weekly BHB Readers' Choice, Best Book 2009


*Double Finalist in NJ's Golden Leaf Contest









 In Over Her Head went into a second printing within 1 1/2 months after release and bounced into the top 100 Gothic Romance Books a few times on Amazon.com.


In Over Her Head: TOP 5 FINALIST in the FIRST CHAPTERS Romance contest.



Sourcebooks, Inc.

June, 2009

ISBN#: 9781402220012





    When Erica Peck, one terrified-of-the-ocean marina owner, finds herself at the bottom of the sea conversing with a Mer man named Reel, she thinks she's died and gone to her own version of Hell. When the Oceanic Council demands she and Reel retrieve a lost cache of diamonds from the resident sea monster in return for their lives, she knows she's died and gone to Hell.

       When they escape the monster and end up on a deserted island, she amends her opinion - she's died and gone to Heaven.

       But when Reel sacrifices himself to allow her to return to her world, she realizes that, Heaven or Hell, with Reel, she's In Over Her Head.


"A wondrous,  undersea adventure--molten moments, waves of sensuality, ripples of emotion, and depths of fun.  Not to be missed!"  

- LA Banks, The Vampire Huntress Legends Series



"Holy mackerel! In Over Her Head is a fantastically fun romantic catch -- Judi Fennell has one heck of an imagination!" 

-Michelle Rowen, author of Bitten & Smitten 



"A fantastic debut novel, Judi Fennell has put the 'beach' back in 'beach read'!"

- Virginia Farmer, award-winning author



"Judi Fennell makes a big splash with her charming, witty and delightful novel of girl meets 'mer.' It's a whale of tale you'll absolutely love!" 

-Jenny Gardiner, author of the award-winning Sleeping with Ward Cleaver



"Smiles from start to finish. You'll want to book the next trip to Atlantis."

- Stephanie Julian, author of The Magical Seduction series from Ellora's Cave



"Fennell's under the sea suspense will enchant you with its wit, humor and sexiness. IN OVER HER HEAD is a great debut book and I'm glad to hear there are more to come." 

-Caridad Pineiro, NYT and USA Today Bestseller, South Beach Chicas Catch Their Man



The opening to this book is one of the best hooks Iíve read. I donít know who could set it down after the first few pages. (Fennell's) undersea world building is incomparable... if you enjoy humorous, extremely well written paranormal mermaid romance, this is an excellent choice.

National best-selling author, Joey W. Hill





Readers say:


"Do you know him and can I meet him? -Joanne L.


"It puts me in the mood to go "fishing."   -Michelle R.


"I like the cover, but then, I love half-naked men on covers." -Donnamaie W.




-Amy H.



"Drawn into (the) book like a tractor beam by that chest...ooh la la!

-Betsy K.





Reviewers say:


"Nora Roberts? Danielle Steel?  Much acclaimed romance writers should step aside.  There is a new romance writer in town and she is certainly causing a great splash with her debut novel, In Over Her Head."



"Simply hilariously good fun. A guilt-free bit of enjoyment (and) a delightful read. Reel is a real catch!"

-Romance Reader at Heart


"The ultimate beach read. A fish of a tale!" 

-Love Romance Passion


"In Over Her Head is a fun, totally off-the-wall story. Fennell's flair for injecting humour in both her plot and dialogue marks this story as her own."



"Over the top! I really enjoyed it. This is a hilarious romantic comedy."

-Peeking Between The Pages


"An undersea adventure you do not want to miss! Judi Fennell dives into the paranormal scene with a splash!"



"I truly found a pearl in my oyster when I read this delightful tale. This is Judi Fennellís first book and I can say that I was surprised how good of a book In Over Her Head is. It is extremely well-written, the storyline flows and I was hooked from the first page."



"In Over Her Head is a delightful, quirky blend of humor, adventure and passion. All in all, this is a fast, fun read and a great way to spend a snowy afternoon or a sunny day at the beach."

-Star-Crossed Romance


"Quite a refreshing twist in my reading. The creativity (Fennell) put into the Mer world was unbelievable. The beauty will draw you in, the action will get your pulse racing and the sensual scenes will keep your eyes glued to the pages." 

-Katrina @ Bloody Bad


"In Over Her Head is a heartwarming, but action-packed story of two people joined together in an adventure. I enjoyed this story immensely."

-Armchair Interviews


"This is the first book by new author Judi Fennell and itís fantastic."



"Judi Fennell definitely has a hit on her hands with this one! Part romance and part adventure, this book never stops! The romance sizzles in this one that no splash in the ocean can cool off. It's just plain fun wrapped around romance!"

-Marta's Meanderings


"Judi's undersea world is a delight, and her sidekick characters add the perfect touch of comic relief." 

-Cheeky Reads


"This is done perfectly. A fun and different romance."

-A Blog of Books


"A wave rollicking storm of comic delight. A tale that will make the perfect summer beach read. Just pull up a beach chair, slick on some suntan lotion, stick your feet in the sand and crack this book open for a wild ride of hilarity."

-Terra's Book Blog


"A witty, funny, fabulous story. Fennell pulls the suspension-of-disbelief off admirably. Whether youíre at the beach, pool, or in your ACed house this summer, for a great romance Iíd highly recommend In Over Her Head."

-Passion For The Page


"A light, fun, and quirky read that put a smile on my face. if youíre looking for a fun time after reading a lot of suspense or thrillers, this is the book to pick up. Enjoy yourself!

-Sandy M, The Good, The Bad, The Unread


"A fantastically fun read. Ms. Fennell leaves you breathless with wonder and laughter."



"A fun story based under the sea."

-Eye On Romance


"A great initiation into the under water world. Fast-paced and keeps you going until the end." 

-Debbie's World


"This is a great one to take to the pool or beach! A fun, light romantic read!"

-Chic Book Reviews 


"A delightful underwater adventure... full of good-natured humor and fun. Strong first effort by a promising new talent."

-Romantic Times 


"The best part of all is after reading In Over Her Head, Judi Fennell has me believing that I might catch a glimpse of a mer if I keep my eyes open underwater."



"I loved this book. You know when you are looking for something cool and refreshing that hits you in all the right places? Well that is exactly what (Fennell) did."

-Cheryl's Book Nook 


"Right from the first chapter Judi had me engaged and wondering how the next scene will take place.  Not once was I disappointed or felt slowed down while reading.  The imagination was delicious for this first time Mer reader."

-The Book Faery Reviews 


"Very entertaining, and satisfying to the romantic soul."

-I Loves 2 Read


"A wonderful surprise of adventure, wonderment and steamy fun."



"Ms. Fennell pens a fun and often humorous tale as the myths and legends of the ocean come to life." 



"A playful debut... Sincere wit."

-Publisher's Weekly 



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