Kayla M. Foster

Debut Author

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About The Author

Kayla M. Foster graduated from Colorado State University with a  degree in Anthropology and has a deep love for writing, history, travel and art. When she is not writing you can find her hiking, exploring museums, or getting lost in a new painting or drawing project. Kayla's poetry has been found in publications such as the Vail Daily. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband, two cats, one dog and twelve fish.

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After his adoption as an infant, Merrick Thanos and his adoptive father, Torrent, move to New Mexico. Tor raises Merrick to have a deep love and appreciation for his Archaion culture. While it’s likely they’re from the same Greek island, Tor is unable to tell Merrick about how he became orphaned, only that he’d been washed ashore with traditional Archaion clothing, and no sign of his parents. This loss carries throughout Merrick’s life, causing him to feel a deep sense of longing to be back in Greece even though he knows it’s unlikely he’ll ever find his family. Still, he hopes to someday have a deeper connection to his Archaion culture.


After years of living in New Mexico, Tor and Merrick finally move back to Greece so Merrick can attend university. When they arrive in Santorini, strange things begin to happen to Merrick. Like being drawn to water though he lived a life in fear of it. He also begins to see things that can’t logically be there, like strange creatures that glisten beneath the surface of the sea, luring him to take a closer look. He needs to get to the bottom of whatever is going on because it’s affecting his everyday life, and how he interacts with the people he cares about.

Ancient magic and our known world intersect, and in the middle of it, Merrick must make decisions that will impact both worlds.


This novel has a romantic subplot with themes that are largely about family, belonging, and forgiveness.

It’s been a long time coming and the wait is nearly over.


Kayla M. Foster is putting the finishing touches on her YA fantasy novel, filled with merfolk, adventure and a villian that you will love to hate.

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