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The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate – grab it on discount!

Have you netted yourself a merman yet? The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate is available at 20% discount from those wonderful peeps at Less Than Three Press.

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Blurb: Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.

But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human …

“Oh, how I adored this story!  … Overall, this was a book filled with rich detail, suspenseful adventures and a slow burn love story. The connection between Raef and Jon is intense and sweet” - The Blogger Girls.

“Kay Berrisford’s “The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate” Is A Fun And Highly Recommended Read” – The Novel Approach.

“Mermans? Pirates? Together? I found my love” – Henna Rinne.

“The Merman and The Barbarian Pirate is a delightful romp that will leave you happy!” – Joyfully Jay

Pairings: M/M Content: Contains some explicit content.

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Between the Frescoes – Cover Art Reveal

My first m/m contemporary romance, Between the Frescoes, is out this September from Loose Id.  I’m proud to reveal my beautiful cover art, by Valerie Tibbs.

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Blurb: UK grad student Mark is taking a huge step in his life. After years of suffering from anxiety and depression, he’s summoned the courage to travel to Florence and give his first public lecture. Distraction from his nerves comes in the unexpected form of Doug, an American guy who sweeps him up into a whirlwind romance on the journey to Italy. But after a scorching one-night stand, Mark discovers Doug is not just a fellow student, but a fierce rival, and everything falls apart.

Doug is studying in Europe, but his commitments are back on the other side of the Atlantic. He’s attracted to Mark yet soon decides Mark’s hang-ups and competitiveness are more than he can handle. The idea of a holiday fling sours further when he hears his younger brother has gone missing. He just wants to get home to Minnesota and be with his mom.

But the magic of Italy keeps pulling Mark and Doug back together. As the passion between them rises, they must find a way to put aside their enmity and help each other through their troubles —a difficult journey, even in the most romantic city in the world.

Read an excerpt from Catching Kit (Underground Elves book 1) OUT NOW!

Catching Kit 200x300Want to find out more about the characters in my new m/m paranormal series?  Head over to Love Lane’s blog to find read all about it.

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Blurb: Denny is a top secret agent on a mission to protect London from Ethereal Beings – elves – who are seen as dangerous mind-reading parasites who prey on human emotions.

Kit is an elf on the run, misunderstood and persecuted by humans. When Denny catches him, he shatters everything Denny’s been taught about elves. He’s gorgeous and funny and claims he’s been searching a long time for a guy like Denny. He shares Denny’s kinks and now he needs Denny’s love to survive.

But if Denny doesn’t take Kit to jail, he’s in big trouble. Dare Denny break the law and gamble his life to save the Ethereal Being in his bed?

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Denny picked up his mug and took a sip of the remaining mulled wine. It seared like a flame on his tongue, spicy and faintly sweet. It was good. Damn good. He smoothed his lips together.

“Elves don’t even have names,” he said.

“Yes, we do. Although I suppose your sort would say I stole it.” Kit’s words grew garbled, as if he knew he played for time. “I…I borrowed it from a man I once met in a tavern, a very interesting man who used beautiful words and gave beautiful kisses, although he was a little…fierce sometimes. In, uh… I think the year was 1592.”

“Fifteen-fucking-ninety-two?” Taking another sip, Denny glanced at the clock. It read 10:55 p.m. When the time reached eleven o’clock, he’d get rid of the elf.

“Yes, that’s what they said. Well, not fifteen-fucking-ninety-two. The year of our Lord 1592 was a nobler choice of words. And the man from whom I borrowed my name—he was called Kit Marlowe.” The elf balanced a saucepan on the draining board and reached for a chipped Crystal Palace FC mug.

Kit Marlowe.

Wasn’t that Christopher Marlowe, some playwright, a bit like Shakespeare but less famous? And wasn’t he gay or something? And murdered? “Pull the other one. You can’t expect me to believe you were about in Shakespearean times.”

“Oh, I had a ball back in my theater days, in the reign of good Queen Bess.”

Theater? Kit hadn’t been leeching this crap off Denny. History wasn’t his subject, and neither was Shakespeare. The elf must have bugged some West End actor before he’d been caught.

Denny scowled into his mug. The EB mustered a bright smile, took off the yellow gloves, and turned to spoon the pasta bake onto two plates. It was now 10:57 p.m.

Nearly time to get Kit back to the garage, although Denny twitched with indecision.

And his stomach grumbled.

“You must be starving.” Kit placed one of the plates in front of Denny. Then he sat down opposite, pronged two tubes of pasta with his fork, and popped them into his mouth. He slowly licked white cheese sauce from his lips, and Denny fought a faint ache in his groin. “Yeah, elves do eat. At least we do when we need to. And this isn’t bad, is it? It’s better than gingerbread and those little sets of dried herbs. I ate those for a month. Oh, and boiled sweets.”

And Kit still had such shiny teeth? Okay, that had to be rubbish. Denny wouldn’t listen. But he was bloody hungry. They’d eat the pasta, and then he’d put Kit out.

He couldn’t help but hear what Kit said as they dined. The elf claimed he’d materialized just after Christmas in the bargain basement of a department store among all the leftover festive items, of which he’d grown fond.

“So lovely to see Christmas still going on,” said Kit. “That’s the thing with moving on all the time; sometimes customs just vanish. I miss St. Bartholomew’s Fair, you know.”

Kit had grown so attached to the bright Christmas decorations that he’d wasted no time removing Denny’s tree from its box under the stairs to remind him of his most recent home. He’d remained in the store several weeks, chatting to staff and customers and reading his way through any books and newspapers he found lying about. “Working out how the world works these days, what laptops are, and what all the new words mean.”

Then his body grew solid enough to set off the alarms at night, and he’d had to leave. He’d spent his days and nights after that busking on the Underground network, as the great outdoors freaked him a bit at first.

“After last time I was in London,” explained Kit, “with all the bombs.”

“Right, that’s it.” Denny pushed his half-eaten meal away and got up. Swallowing a mouthful quickly, Kit rose too, turning to drop his plate in the sink behind him. Denny hurried about the table, grabbed him by the elbow, and spun him around. “Why do you keep going on about bombs?”

Kit furrowed his brow, and that strange look glazed his eyes, whispering of memories. Shouting of pain. “I was here in 1941.”

Denny shook him. “You’re telling me you were in London in the Blitz as well as in Shakespearean times? You must think I’m loopy.”

Kit drilled his gaze into him and fluttered his long lashes. “No. I think you’re horribly messy. Apart from your underwear drawer. You keep that neat enough.”

Denny froze. “You’ve been poking around my things?”

“I loved your things. They were beautiful.”

A hot flush spread from the base of Denny’s neck to his brow. The elf had been messing with his most intimate possessions.

His women’s underwear. His sex toys.

Yet his humiliation burned out quickly. This elf had cut to the heart of his “disgusting habits” and didn’t seem bothered at all.

Kit arched a brow, overtly flirtatious. “I hope you don’t mind. I, uh, tried some on.”

“You what?”

“Your lace thong.” Kit dropped his voice to a sexy growl. “I’m wearing it now.”

Kit grabbed Denny’s wrist and pushed Denny’s hand down the back of those scruffy black trousers. Next thing Denny knew, he was grasping one of Kit’s buttocks. Smooth flesh yielded to muscles hard as nutshells beneath. Then Kit steered Denny so his fingertips slid up the elf’s crack. He felt the delicate thread of lace spreading Kit’s arse, slicing down that warm, vulnerable cleft between.

Denny had never sprung into full erection so quickly in his life. He yanked his hand away.

“You had no right to mess with my stuff.” Although that particular thong had always been a bit small for him and didn’t quite suit. It felt hot on Kit. It must look hot on Kit. “Y-you’re going straight back to the safe.” He grasped the elf’s shoulders as if they’d been fused together, acutely aware of Kit’s breathing, hot against his neck. Of the hard line of his hip brushing intimately close to Denny’s groin.

“What are you waiting for?” murmured Kit.

Denny had no idea. The tap dripped, water smacking against metal the only interruption to the buzzing of the light and the relentless pounding of Denny’s blood.

He felt as unsteady as he felt horny. The deeper he scrutinized Kit’s face, the more emotions he seemed to read there. Every trace of mirth on the elf’s lips died, replaced by a firmly set line, a smoldering sincerity. His eyes spoke of joy, hope, desperation.

And raw hunger.

Kit rose onto tiptoes, lifted his chin, and it seemed electricity arced between them. Delicately he brushed Denny’s mouth with his own. The elf tasted of wine, cheese sauce, and something heady and enticing that might have been the spices. Or might just have been Kit. Whatever it was, Denny needed more.

He grabbed Kit by the collar and kissed him hard.

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OUT NOW – Catching Kit (Underground Elves Book 1)

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Blurb: Denny is a top secret agent on a mission to protect London from Ethereal Beings – elves – who are seen as dangerous mind-reading parasites who prey on human emotions.

Kit is an elf on the run, misunderstood and persecuted by humans. When Denny catches him, he shatters everything Denny’s been taught about elves. He’s gorgeous and funny and claims he’s been searching a long time for a guy like Denny. He shares Denny’s kinks and now he needs Denny’s love to survive.

But if Denny doesn’t take Kit to jail, he’s in big trouble. Dare Denny break the law and gamble his life to save the Ethereal Being in his bed?

Check back later for a sexy excerpt :)

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WIN a $15 GC to celebrate the release of The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate!

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There’s still a few more days to enter my Rafflecopter prize draw and WIN a $15 Less Than Three Press GC to celebrate the release of The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate. ENTER NOW :)

Blurb: Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.

But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human …

Pairings: M/M Content: Contains some explicit content.

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Read an exclusive excerpt from The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate – OUT NOW!

themermanandthebarbarianpirate400Blurb: Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.

But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human …

Pairings: M/M Content: Contains some explicit content. 

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Excerpt:

Have you seen much of the world?” asked Jon.

Raef shook his head. “Not much beyond my home and this small part of the English coast. I used to think Haverford’s castle the most beautiful place anywhere.”

“Ah, you’ve not seen the beaches of Jamaica.” Jon drew his hand through the vapors before them like a magician intent on transforming the haze into a paradise. “Spotless sands, gently swaying palm trees, the sweet scents of the tropical fruits. But such evil lies nearby. They call Port Royal the wickedest city in the New World, and I can vouch for the truth of it. Appearances are very deceptive.”

“Yes,” murmured Raef. “I know.” He paused, battling to keep his emotions in check. “I suppose the most beautiful place is always that which one calls home.”

And Raef had no place to call home, except… Jon drifted an arm about him, and his blood jolted. He leaned into Jon, instincts driving him, relishing the intimacy.

“For me,” said Jon softly, “this ship is home. It always will be.”

Raef shut his eyes, and for the briefest moment, he was home too. Not because he was on the Alice O’Shanty—though he’d passed a wonderful day aboard her, he could’ve been in vile Port Royal for all he cared—but because he was safe beside a man he adored. He didn’t want to fall in love with Jon, he was fighting the tug of his heart with everything he’d got… yet to step away from Jon, even to dive into the sea and change, would have felt like ripping an arm off.

“Beyond that,” whispered Jon, “I’m free to live as I chose.” He coughed awkwardly. “Are you sure you won’t come ashore? It’ll be fun.”

Raef’s hopes shattered like breaking glass. Each time he allowed himself to hope that Jon could feel a tiny part of the attachment he did, Jon would strip his illusions down to the stark truth. Jon Kemp was a pirate, who lived well, ate and drank, and made merry and thieved. He didn’t love. Raef let out a shaky sigh, shifting so Jon had to strain to keep hold of him. “Quite sure,” he said. “You’d better go.”

Jon didn’t obey. He turned Raef about and pulled him into an embrace, and for a wonderful and terrifying moment, Raef thought he might refuse to leave. He crushed Raef tighter, setting explosive currents racing through Raef… and through them both. When Raef looked up, Jon winced and then conjured a smile, thin and slightly pained.

“Fare ye well, Raef.” Jon released Raef and edged back, walking stiffly, and Raef noted the bulge in his tight breeches.

Ah yes. Jon felt a little of what Raef did—the physical aspects of it. All Jon wanted was Raef’s body. Or did he? A dark flame leaped in Jon’s gaze, which appeared to return Raef’s longings with interest. As if leaving would cleave a wound across Jon’s heart, like it would for Raef. Jon dragged his fingers wearily across his face, obliterating all. He turned and shouted, “Coming, lads,” and was gone.

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The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate – celebrating release day! WIN PRIZES!

Have you netted yourself a merman yet? The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate is OUT NOW and I’m celebrating release day over at Tara Lain’s, where you can enter my draw to win a $15 GC! You can also read an exclusive excerpt from the book! Go there now.

Grab your copy of the Merman and the Barbarian Pirate from Less Than Three Press, Amazon US, Amazon UK, All Romance, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Siren Bookstrand.

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Blurb: Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.

But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human …

Pairings: M/M Content: Contains some explicit content.

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OUT NOW! The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate

It’s out!!  Grab your copy now from Less Than Three Press, Amazon US, Amazon UK, All Romance, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Siren Bookstrand.

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Blurb: Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.

But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human …

Pairings: M/M Content: Contains some explicit content. 

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News on elves…plus bag a free merman (and a barbarian pirate!)

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I’ve got two exciting bits of news to share. Firstly….*drum roll*…Catching Kit is going to be officially re-released through Love Lane Books as the start of my new Underground Elves series on 12th August! Details are up here on the Love Lane website, with more info. coming soon!

Catching Kit blurb:

Book 1 in the Underground Elves Series

Denny is a top secret agent on a mission to protect London from Ethereal Beings – elves – who are seen as dangerous mind-reading parasites who prey on human emotions.

Kit is an elf on the run, misunderstood and persecuted by humans. When Denny catches him, he shatters everything Denny’s been taught about elves. He’s gorgeous and funny and claims he’s been searching a long time for a guy like Denny. He shares Denny’s kinks and now he needs Denny’s love to survive.

But if Denny doesn’t take Kit to jail, he’s in big trouble. Dare Denny break the law and gamble his life to save the Ethereal Being in his bed? Please note: This is a revised version of a previously released title.

Secondly, to celebrate the forthcoming release of The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate, Hearts of Fire Reviews are running a giveaway! Go there now to potentially grab your free copy. And there’s still a chance to order early and get a discount over at Less Than Three Press :)

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Blurb: Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.

But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he’s still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon’s agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human …

Pairings: M/M Content: Contains some explicit content.  Out July 30th!

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Cover reveal! Catching Kit (Underground Elves, book 1)

I’m proud to reveal the new cover art for Catching Kit! My first contemporary paranormal m/m is going to be reissued by Love Lane Books as the start of a new series–Underground Elves.

Cover is by the amazingly talented Meredith Russell. And OMG, she has just found the perfect Kit and Denny!

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Catching Kit (Underground Elves, Book 1).

Blurb: Denny is a top secret agent on a mission to protect London from Ethereal Beings – elves – who are seen as dangerous mind-reading parasites who prey on human emotions.

Kit is an elf on the run, misunderstood and persecuted by humans. When Denny catches him, he shatters everything Denny’s been taught about elves. He’s gorgeous and funny and claims he’s been searching a long time for a guy like Denny. He shares Denny’s kinks and now he needs Denny’s love to survive.

But if Denny doesn’t take Kit to jail, he’s in big trouble.  Dare Denny break the law and gamble his life to save the Ethereal Being in his bed?

COMING SOON FROM LOVE LANE BOOKS!

Note: This is a revised version of a previously released title. If you have previously purchased it, you can email me at kayberrisford@yahoo.co.uk if you would like the new version, when it is released.

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