Called to the Deep: Paperback Preorder is Live!

Thank you so much for patiently waiting. Tomorrow is release day and Called to the Deep paperbacks are finally available to preorder.

Don’t forget to claim your preorder goodies, too, if you haven’t already!

Those who preorder Called to the Deep (the ebook and/or paperback) or submit a purchase request form to either their local library or indie bookstore will get book-themed goodies, including a character art print and two temporary tattoos! ***while supplies last, but I do have a good stock*** Just email a screenshot of your receipt to me at books[at]dmniccoli[dot]com along with your preferred mailing address.

Called to the Deep releases from City Owl Press September 20, 2022. That’s tomorrow!

Signed Copies

I’m currently checking in with my indie bookstore to see if they’ll still work with me. Stay tuned. If that falls through, I’ve ordered bookplates that I can sign and mail!


I made some big announcements on social media this week, but ICYMI:

SONG OF LORELEI is the title of Book 2 in the Haven Cove duology, the sequel to Called to the Deep, and is expected to be an early 2023 release. I’ve seen the cover for it, and whew, it’s hot; I’m thinking of doing a reveal sometime in October once Called to the Deep has had its time in the sun. I’ve also commissioned more character art, so be on the look out for that!

-My short story “Meat Cute,” a sapphic monster romance starring a lady kraken and deep sea mermaid with eco-horror themes, was accepted for publication in the Brigids Gate Press anthology Dangerous Waters: Deadly Women of the Sea. Coming in 2023.


-You may have noticed, but I have a new email header now! Author logo and branding courtesy of my husband Kyle Reed (line drawing) and my lifelong bestie Victoria (font, layout). I’m so grateful to these two generous, talented people. 


Makes for some nice fun mail. Just saying.


Desirée M. Niccoli