Author Charlie Richards

Giving love and imagination free reign


Beneath the ocean's glassy surface is a beautiful world filled with exotic creatures. Meet them here in Beneath Aquatica's Waves - short tales of love, exploration, and acceptance.

M/M Paranormal Erotic Romance - This series takes place in the same world as my other paranormal series (Wolves of Stone Ridge, Kontra's Menagerie, etc.), however, currently there is no crossover.

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Backstroking with a Tiger Shark

Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book One

Tortelion, Tort to his friends, is a tiger shark shifter. He spends his workdays awing human audiences with a few aquatic parlor tricks. To him, its a pretty good gig. Plus, the people who come to World of Aquatica learn about his kind...well, tiger sharks of the non-shifter variety, anyway. A day that starts the same as any other suddenly takes a turn for the better when a mishap sends two humans tumbling into his tank. Blood in the water tells Tort that one of them is his mate. Joining those taken tot he doc's office as a witness, Tort learns his mate is Kane Cornshun, a busy... Read More

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Floating with a Sea Cow

Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Two

Tyrone has walked--or swam--the Earth a lot of years. Working with dozens of other marine shifters at World of Aquatica finally brings him close to others that are sort of his kind--they're shifters, anyway. He works security, seeing as he can't be in an exhibit because, technically, his kind are supposed to be extinct. When he spots a skinny human shoplifting, he catches him...and realizes the man--Braylon--is his mate. Tyrone convinces his boss and alpha not to call the police. Instead, they give Braylon hours cleaning the park as a sort of community service. Read More

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Diving with a Hammerhead

Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Three

Solomon Lynch figured his decision to help his boss's son escape from under his dominating thumb would cost him his job. Instead, it nearly costs him his life. He's jumped and beaten in an alley, but Solomon has no delusion about who sent the men. He only lives because his ropes weren't tied tight enough, and he manages to escape the cinderblock that was meant to send him swimming with the fishes.

He doesn't remember much after that, but rousing in an unfamiliar place is a mixed blessing. Doctor Anthony Keller is hawt! Solomon realizes instantly that... Read More

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Wading with an Octopus

Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Four

Over two weeks before, Detective Grisham Canton arrested the wrong guy--Solomon Lynch. It wasn't the first time it'd happened and probably wouldn't be the last. What made it stand out, however, was the stranger who'd been with Solomon. Grisham didn't know his name, but the memory of his lean, sexy body, wide dark eyes, and distinctive black and red hair invaded his dreams. Waking with a hard on was quickly getting old. Grisham heads to World of Aquatica, hoping to discover the stranger's identity. When Grisham meets Cuzco Judson, the attraction is even more intense... Read More

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Drifting with a Giant Squid

Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Five

Captain John Casinov has two loves in his life--his family and his work. When his son, Jonathan, and the man's family visit from Santa Cruz--primarily to try to convince him to retire and move south--John takes advantage of one of his detective's offer. He accepts a bunch of free passes to the marine park, World of Aquatica. While there, he finds his interest snagged by a big, friendly, black-haired man. The handsome man brazenly introduces himself as William Roush...then he asks John on a date. While he's flattered, John laughs it off while declining. Undeterred, William approaches John a second time later that afternoon, so he accepts. Imagine his surprise when John discovers... Read More

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Surfing with a Seahorse

Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Six

Colton Martinez is a seahorse shifter and lives a comfortable life at World of Aquatica, a shifter owned and operated marine park. When a number of others find their Fate-given mates, he doesn't give finding his own much thought--until he scents the most alluring aroma in a big, handsome human named Waylon Davison. Discovering his mate has a boyfriend doesn't deter Colton. Instead, he lifts Waylon's wallet and, with the help of friends, plans his strategy for wooing the man. After learning his human is disturbingly cowed by his boyfriend, Colton realizes Waylon has more to overcome than the shock of discovering that shifters exist. Read More

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Tangling with a Colossal Squid

Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Seven

Arthur Nesky values control and order in his life. Imagine his frustration when he finds himself the focus of a stalker. After a close call, he visits a friend up north, hoping to get away from his pursuer and gain some perspective. Meeting a sexy man who lights up every nerve ending in Arthur's body is the epitome of bad timing. Then he finds out who Kaiser is...and the secrets he holds...making him wonder if he's jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Kaiser Roush is nearly three hundred years old, the alpha of his pod, and a successful business man. Over the years, he's learned the value of hard work, how to... Read More

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Release Date: August 7th

Chumming with a Great White

Beneath Aquatica's Waves: Book Eight

Graham Canton's life has always revolved around his work as a Navy SEAL. When faulty Intel culminates in a mission going horribly wrong, he loses more than just part of his leg. He loses his identity. While Graham knows he should feel grateful he's returning home alive--after all, some on his team didn't--all he can think about is how life as he knows it is over. Then, living with his brother as he recovers, Graham meets Eban O'Gillie, and his life turns upside down all over again.

As a dominant great white shark shifter, Eban enjoys his role as head enforcer for his pod. His life at World of Aquatica, a marine park owned and operated mostly by aquatic shifters, couldn't be better. He loves helping his alpha and beta aid those under their care... Read More

WIPs - Yes, these are subject to change...

Book 9 - Snorkeling with a Saw-shark - Westram (shifter) & Noah (human)