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Isla Emerged Series


Anger. Betrayal. Exile.

Isla always knew she would be queen. One day. But after the death of her mother, matriarch of the Southern Pacific merfolk kingdom, that day grew much closer than she was prepared for. Worse, to become a mermaid queen, she must marry. It is the only way to protect her kingdom.

Forcibly betrothed to her childhood friend and father’s fiercest warrior, Isla is desperate for an escape—no matter the cost. But until she marries, her father is filled with a power his body cannot handle, and his control is steadily slipping.

After an explosive fight with her father, Isla flees to the surface, only to find herself in the middle of a violent storm with two choices: swim to safety or save the human man she sees drowning in the tumultuous waves.

Her decision will change her life, as well as her kingdom, forever.

A story inspired by “The Little Mermaid” like you’ve never seen before.

Get Isla Emerged as an ebook here! Purchase a print copy here!

Add it to your TBR here!



Sumi's Books

"My first thought on this book is that it should be a film. I'm serious. A full length feature film with big Hollywood actors and the whole caboodle. It is rare that I come across books like this but when it does happen I like to say so."

Bookshelf Adventures

"This was a fast paced and very enjoyable novel. I love reading fairy tale retellings, but this one took the cake. Isla is a fantastic character. She had the ability to grab onto me through the page and not let go."

Infinite Pages

"I was worried it was just going to be your basic retelling of The Little Mermaid... I am glad to say that this book takes such a turn away from the traditional story and it is really interesting!"



"The characters and storyline are impeccably done and the author's storytelling immediately captivated me. I did not want this story to end."

- L. Hernandez, YA Book Divas

"A beautiful, immersive coming of age. I loved Isla and the cast of characters Sequeira created."

- Olivia Wildenstein, USA Today Bestselling Author


 "Sequeira gives fresh and thought-provoking coming of age classic. Through her descriptive world building and character development, Isla Emerged is a beautifully written debut novel."

- Ryder Lyne, Religious Science Fiction Author

"It is a thrilling, engaging, and wonderful mermaid tale- unlike any I’ve ever read! It was refreshing and everything I never knew I needed!"

- K. Jurdi


"I thought I knew what I was getting myself into but I was way wrong! So many twists and turns that kept me wanting more!"

- K. Johnson


Available Now!

Pain. Deception. Family.

Eleven months ago, Isla became the matriarch of her merfolk kingdom. Unfortunately, transitioning from being an exiled princess to being a queen is tougher than she anticipated. Isla is haunted by the trauma her mistakes have left behind, the sacrifice her father made, and the glimpse Anita gave her at a secret that had been buried for nearly thirty years.

Only Anita and the secret she holds close to her heart can give Isla any measure of closure and make the road ahead clearer for Isla to grow as Queen. But, much like the young mermaid, Anita is wracked by guilt because of her past complacency, the lies she believed, and the damage that was done.

Do they dare risk their friendship—and Isla’s fragile sanity—by exposing a truth that could change everything?

This novella bridges the gap between the series' first book, Isla Emerged, and the full length sequel.

Secrets Submerged is only available as an ebook. 


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Bookshelf Adventures

"Anita is such a powerful character. Being able to learn of her past was amazing. The horrible situations Anita went through in her life gave great perspective on her when we met in Isla Emerged.

I loved the ability to find out more about Anita and find out more of Isla’s mother... I can’t wait for the full length sequel to come!"

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"It was instantly captivating form page 1. I loved learning more about Anita and her past and getting insight on Isla’a mom! The book had a lot of unexpected twists that I didn’t foresee, but that just made it more enthralling! The writing and details, were so descriptive and brought me right back into the story, regardless of how long it’s been since I’ve read about these characters."

- Kristina

"Learning who Anita was and became was heartbreaking at times and inspiring at others. "

- A. White, Bookstagrammer,