digital painting of underwater scene. focal point is a man with shoulder length brown hair in a ponytail, wearing boots, pants and a long sleeve shirt being pulled towards the surface of the water by a mermaid with a red tail and long red hair. She is reaching toward the surface with one hand and holding him up with the other. The background is a shipwreck scene beneath the water. Art done by @theclever.crow on Instagram. Artwork is from The Syren's Mutiny by Jessica S. Taylor
Seas of Caladhan #1

The Syren's Mutiny

The Seas of Caladhan have never been safe for a woman…

The warning had never rang more true for Brigid, who, as a fifteen year old stowaway, was tossed into the sea by the ruthless sailors she’d sought passage from. Left to die at the hands of the sea, no one expected the sea to show her mercy instead. 

Transformed into a syren at the hands of the ocean’s goddess, Brigid joins the band of bloodthirsty women intent on making themselves be the things in the ocean that sailors feared. 

Caelum has spent his entire life spurning the reputation his father had built. After years suffering the cruelty of the pirate captain, saving others from a similar fate was ingrained in him. For every evil deed his father carries out, Caelum is there, following him in an ever raging attempt to stop him. 

When Caelum is thrown into the seas by unforeseen forces, he comes face to face with a girl from his past. One he’d thought long dead by his father’s own hands.

Shocked to see a familiar face among the wreckage of their latest target, Brigid makes a split second decision to save Caelum rather than let the syrens drown him. Her actions don’t go unnoticed though, and she’s forced to make an impossible choice: leave behind the syrens and the home she’d built for herself, or prove her loyalty and kill the only man who’d ever shown her kindness.

But there’s a darkness lurking on the seas Brigid and Caelum both call home, and the consequences of their choices will catch up to them sooner than anyone realizes. 

And they have no idea how intertwined their stories truly are. 

Book cover of The Syren's Mutiny by Jessica S. Taylor, showing a woman's hand with talons reaching through the water and framed by pieces of red coral.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Violence (throughout)
  • Blood/gore
  • Death/murder 
  • Dismemberment
  • Non-explicit flashbacks of physical abuse
  • Brief & non-explicit references to child kidnapping and deaths
  • Mentions of past domestic violence
  • Mild sexual content
  • Depictions of anxiety, depression
  • Mentions of past arranged marriages
  • Touch them and die
  • Grumpy/Sunshine
  • Found family
  • Sorry I tried to kill you
  • Second chance romance
  • Insta-attraction but slow burn
  • LGBTQ syrens
  • Bisexual FMC
  • Anxiety & mental health rep

The Seas of Caladhan is a new adult (18-24) fantasy romance duology.

It's appropriate for mature YA readers (17+) due to violence and other graphic content.

TSM is not spicy. There are some steamy moments and lots and lots of sexual tension, but this is not considered a spicy or smutty romance. It's a slow burn.

In book 1, there are 2 moderately explicit scenes.

Yes! But don't worry, the duology is complete so you can dive right into book 2!

As of right now, I'm under contract for translations into Spanish and Italian.

As far as other languages, that's up to demand and foreign publishers requesting my rights.

If we get other translation deals, I'll share it on my social media and update it here!

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View the Complete Series

The Ocean's Mercy (#0.5)

The Syren's Mutiny (#1)

The Captain's Revenge (#2)