Learn more about selkies and hear my short story about them in this episode.
Of all the sea-folk stories out there, selkies are my favorite. I love that so much of their tales blur into the real world, with humans. After researching selkies for Episode 19 of Fabled, I couldn’t help but seek out other sources of selkie entertainment.
Hope you enjoy this list of selkie books and movies!
The Little Selkie by K.M. Shea
From the publisher:
Dylan, a selkie, makes a terrible mistake when she brashly chases an evil sea witch onto land. Captured and stripped of her pelt—leaving her unable to return to the sea in her sea lion body—Dylan’s only chance of survival is to serve as the sea witch’s tool. Instead of allowing the sea witch to use her selkie ability to control water, Dylan asks a wandering enchantress to seal her voice, rendering her unable to use her selkie magic. Stranded without allies and no way to contact her family, Dylan fears she will never successfully steal her pelt back.
Luckily, Dylan is not alone. She is befriended by Prince Callan, a kind, human prince whose country is being pulverized by the sea witch. Combining the strength of humans and the intelligence of the selkies, the pair unites to save their people.
But when the storm is over will Dylan choose to stay with Callan, or return to the sea and leave him behind…forever?
THE LITTLE SELKIE is a retelling of The Little Mermaid. It is a story of distrust, friendship, and unexpected love, and it is part of the Amazon best selling series, TIMELESS FAIRY TALES. The books in this series take place in the same world and can be read all together, or as individual, stand-alone stories. If you enjoy strong female leads, selkies, and sweet romance, download a sample or buy THE LITTLE SELKIE today!
Change the Tide: A Selkie Romance Novella
The Selkie Spell by Sophie Moss
From the publisher:
It was more than chance that brought her to this island...
American doctor Tara Moore wants to disappear. On the run from an abusive husband, she seeks shelter on a windswept Irish island and dismisses the villagers' speculation that she is descended from a selkie--a magical creature who is bewitching the island. But when a ghostly woman appears to her with a warning, Tara realizes it was more than chance that brought her to this island. Desperate to escape a dark and dangerous past, she struggles against a passionate attraction to handsome islander, Dominic O'Sullivan. But the enchantment of the island soon overpowers her and she falls helpless under its spell. Caught between magic and reality, Tara must find a way to wield both when a dangerous stranger from her past arrives, threatening to destroy the lives of everyone on the island.
The Sea Child by Carol Nicolas
From the publisher:
Intrigue, Adventure, and a touch of Romance.
Maddie found her on the beach. The Selkie girl was hurt, alone, the prey of evil men. Maddie’s Scottish grandmother had told stories about Selkies, humans who transform into seals and back again. To survive, the girl needs Maddie’s help and Maddie will need hers.
Carlsbad is the California beach town Maddie and her two younger brothers now call home. They came to live here with their grandmother after their parents were killed. This was where Maddie hoped to finish high school, a place where they could begin to move on with life. But then Grandma was kidnapped, and they found the Selkie… and Grandma’s lifeless body.
As she works with the FBI to find out who murdered her grandmother, Maddie meets an FBI agent’s handsome young son who turns her whole world even further upside down.
Maddie thought she understood it all. In reality, she knew nothing. The motive was more sinister, the means more complex, the opportunity more obscure than she could have ever imagined. She must find who is after them and why before it is too late.
The Sea Child is the mesmerizing first book in The Selkie King Mysteries series. A YA urban fantasy cozy mystery full of clues, twists, romantic swells, and a dive into the mythical world of the Selkies, that will keep you guessing to the end.
The Secret of Roan Inish
This one is about a little girl who goes on a search for her brother only to find out that the townspeople believe he was taken away by creatures.
Perhaps the most beloved selkie movie of all time, Ondine chronicles a fisherman falling in love with a beautiful and unusual woman. It's a must see!
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