I thought I'd share a bit about the Sirens in my upcoming novel, Voices of the Sea, releasing July 22, 2014.
The Sirens in my book are very peaceful, living among humans for centuries, but keeping themselves hidden to protect their real identity. They look completely human, but have the amazing ability to seduce the opposite sex with either their singing, or with an instrument. (Yes, in my book, both males and females can be Sirens) However, they do not take this gift lightly, and only use it when absolutely necessary.
The ocean sings to the Sirens in my novel, and the song varies depending on the Siren's mood. It even speaks to my main character, Loralei, who will one day be the Guardian of the Pacific Grove, California, clan. For the Sirens, singing along with the ocean's song is very difficult to resist, and is both a treasure and a torment to them as they try to keep up their "human" life.
My Sirens cherish and protect their heritage, aware that their legacy needs to be preserved, but also hidden, because if the world knew what they were, they would not be allowed to live freely. They are gentle, but brave, and are about to face the greatest threat to their existence.
I can't wait to share my Sirens with you, and I hope you love them as much as I do.
Beth's Sirens - 1