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The Lonely Merman recieves “honorable mention” at the 2017 Rainbow Awards

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Read more and Elisa Rolle’s review here

thelonelymermansmallYou can  buy The Lonely Merman at Less Than Three Press, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, Smashwords, and Siren Bookstrand.

Blurb: It’s Friday afternoon, and the last thing Ben wants to be doing is trudging through a wet forest in search of a public hazard. But duty calls, and turns out more exciting than Ben imagined when he encounters a magical ruin, an enchanted pool, and Lyle—a merman who’s cursed to be landlocked many miles from the sea.

Lyle is flamboyant and exciting—he’s got tentacles, for goodness sake!—and Ben falls hard. But Lyle’s been hurt before and finds trust difficult, refusing even to reveal how to break the curse that imprisons him. Ben’s just an ordinary guy, and can’t help wondering if he can ever be the hero Lyle needs, let alone endure the endless camping trip in the woods…

Genre: Contemporary paranormal m/m romance.

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Out now! Dragon Rider (Landlocked Heart: Book 3) #mmromance #mermen

dragonrider400Book 3 is OUT NOW from Less Than Three Press, amazon.com and amazon.co.uk. Other buy it now links coming soon!

Blurb: 

The road to Ben and Lyle’s wedding is proving a bumpy one. Ben hasn’t even told his family he’s getting hitched to a shapeshifting merman, and he’s not the only one worried. When Lyle’s tearaway sister, Cully, whisks Lyle away on the merfolk equivalent of a stag do, she questions whether marriage is what Lyle needs anyhow. A merman should roam the seas and seek adventure, not work in an ice-cream parlour and worry about the rent.

With rumours flying among merfolk that Lyle is a dragon shifter, adventure seeks out Lyle, whether he wants it or not. Cully and Ben must set their differences aside to save Lyle from a gang wishing to steal his magical powers, which are in reality waning, possibly life-threateningly so. Lyle soon realizes it’s going to take a miracle for him to make it to the wedding, forcing Ben to embrace magic and become something other an “ordinary” guy…

Buy it now from Less Than Three Press, amazon, amazon.co.uk.

 


Landlocked Heart (part one) – paperback release!

20171021_132219Landlocked Heart (Volume One) is out in paperback. The book contains the first two novels, The Lonely Merman and Lyle’s Story. It’s available from Less Than Three Press or you can order it from amazon here 🙂

THE LONELY MERMAN It’s Friday afternoon, and the last thing Ben wants to be doing is trudging through a wet forest in search of a public hazard. But duty calls, and turns out more exciting than Ben imagined when he encounters a magical ruin, an enchanted pool, and Lyle—a merman who’s cursed to be landlocked many miles from the sea. Lyle is flamboyant and exciting—he’s got tentacles, for goodness sake!—and Ben falls hard. But Lyle’s been hurt before and finds trust difficult, refusing even to reveal how to break the curse that imprisons him. Ben’s just an ordinary guy, and can’t help wondering if he can ever be the hero Lyle needs.

LYLE’S STORY Lyle, a merman, and Ben, his human, work together in a seaside ice-cream parlour and their life together is bliss. Or would be, if not for Ben’s constant worries about career and money, and Lyle’s dark past—a myriad of secrets, lies, wild magic, and foul deeds, which now threaten to catch up with him. When Lyle’s merfolk family accuse him of murder, Ben and Lyle’s bond is stretched to the limit. Not only does Lyle seem unsuited to Ben’s dreams of domestic happiness, his magical powers are spinning dangerously out of control. Even Lyle isn’t entirely sure he’s innocent.

The whole series (so far) is available here.


Out now! Lyle’s Story (Landlocked Heart book 2) #mermen #dragons #mmromance

lylesstorysmallThe second installment in my Landlocked Heart series was released this week!

Buy it now from Less than Three Press, Amazon, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, Siren Bookstrand, and Smashwords.

Blurb: Lyle, a merman, and Ben, his human, work together in a seaside ice-cream parlour and their life together is bliss. Or would be, if not for Ben’s constant worries about career and money, and Lyle’s dark past—a myriad of secrets, lies, wild magic, and foul deeds, which now threaten to catch up with him.

When Lyle’s merfolk family accuse him of murder, Ben and Lyle’s bond is stretched to the limit. Not only does Lyle seem unsuited to Ben’s dreams of domestic happiness, his magical powers are spinning dangerously out of control. Even Lyle isn’t entirely sure he’s innocent.

With Ben dragged deep into the enchanted processes of merfolk justice, escaping with his life—and getting home to an important job interview—is just the start of the challenge. Uncovering Lyle’s inner truths without destroying their love could be a step too far…

You can buy the whole series, including pre-pre-ordering Landlocked Heart Book 3: Dragon Rider here at Less Than Three Press!


Read an exclusive excerpt from The Lonely Merman at Joyfully Jay!

thelonelymermansmallVisit Joyfully Jay to read the excerpt from my new releaese – plus there’s a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Less Than Three Press.

You can now buy The Lonely Merman at Less Than Three Press, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, Smashwords, and Siren Bookstrand.


The Lonely Merman (Landlocked Heart book 1) is OUT TODAY!

Yay! Release day is here!  You can now hook yourself a lonely merman at Less Than Three Press, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, Smashwords, and Siren Bookstrand.

If you decide to read, I really hope you enjoy my little tale.  I am very happy to answer any questions about the story, characters or the rest of the series here or at my twitter @kayberrisford.

The series tells the saga of Ben, a mild-mannered environmental officer, and Lyle, a flamboyant merman with a tragic past. Its got magic, shapeshifting, tentacle-like fins (!), cute romance, a ton of pain and angst, and a light sprinkling of lovemaking. In latter books, it’s also got the odd dragon hanging around…

Anyway, please behold the lovely cover and scroll down for more info…

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Blurb: It’s Friday afternoon, and the last thing Ben wants to be doing is trudging through a wet forest in search of a public hazard. But duty calls, and turns out more exciting than Ben imagined when he encounters a magical ruin, an enchanted pool, and Lyle—a merman who’s cursed to be landlocked many miles from the sea.

Lyle is flamboyant and exciting—he’s got tentacles, for goodness sake!—and Ben falls hard. But Lyle’s been hurt before and finds trust difficult, refusing even to reveal how to break the curse that imprisons him. Ben’s just an ordinary guy, and can’t help wondering if he can ever be the hero Lyle needs, let alone endure the endless camping trip in the woods…

Genre: Contemporary paranormal m/m romance.

Buy The Lonely Merman now orPre-order Landlocked Heart Book 2: Lyle’s Story at a bargain price!

Also at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, and Siren Bookstrand.

 

 


Pre-order Landlocked Heart 1 and 2 and grab a bargain!

Less Than Three Press are currently offering Landlocked Heart (book 1): The Lonely Merman and Landlocked Heart (book 2): Lyle’s Story to pre-order at a bargain price. CLICK HERE  to grab your copies now 🙂

The Lonely Merman (book 1 blurb): It’s Friday afternoon, and the last thing Ben wants to be doing is trudging through a wet forest in search of a public hazard. But duty calls, and turns out more exciting than Ben imagined when he encounters a magical ruin, an enchanted pool, and Lyle—a merman who’s cursed to be landlocked many miles from the sea.

Lyle is flamboyant and exciting—he’s got tentacles, for goodness sake!—and Ben falls hard. But Lyle’s been hurt before and finds trust difficult, refusing even to reveal how to break the curse that imprisons him. Ben’s just an ordinary guy, and can’t help wondering if he can ever be the hero Lyle needs… let alone survive the endless camping trip in the woods. Pre-order now.

Lyle’s Story (book 2 blurb): Lyle, a merman, and Ben, his human, work together in a seaside ice-cream parlour and their life together is bliss. Or would be, if not for Ben’s constant worries about career and money, and Lyle’s dark past—a myriad of secrets, lies, wild magic, and foul deeds, which now threaten to catch up with him.

When Lyle’s merfolk family accuse him of murder, Ben and Lyle’s bond is stretched to the limit. Not only does Lyle seem unsuited to Ben’s dreams of domestic happiness, his magical powers are spinning dangerously out of control. Even Lyle isn’t entirely sure he’s innocent.

With Ben dragged deep into the enchanted processes of merfolk justice, escaping with his life—and getting home to an important job interview—is just the start of the challenge. Uncovering Lyle’s inner truths without destroying their love could be a step too far…  Pre-order now.


Landlocked Heart Books 1 and 2 available to pre-order now!

The first two books of my Landlocked Heart series are available to pre-order now from Less Than Three Press. Yay!  Excitingly, this afternoon, I am planning the big denouement to book four (which is proving a horror to write, but I’m hoping it will pay off and that somebody somewhere will enjoy reading this saga as much as I’ve loved writing it.)

I’ve been working on Landlocked Heart for the best part of a year, and I know I’m going to miss Ben and Lyle once I’ve finally finished their tale. So, if anybody enjoys book one and wants something to tide them over ’til the second book comes out, I’ll happily take prompts for ficlets and drabbles to post here over the summer :))

To celebrate, here’s the pretty cover and blurb for book 2, which is out September 27th!

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Blurb: Lyle, a merman, and Ben, his human, work together in a seaside ice-cream parlour and their life together is bliss. Or would be, if not for Ben’s constant worries about career and money, and Lyle’s dark past—a myriad of secrets, lies, wild magic, and foul deeds, which now threaten to catch up with him.

When Lyle’s merfolk family accuse him of murder, Ben and Lyle’s bond is stretched to the limit. Not only does Lyle seem unsuited to Ben’s dreams of domestic happiness, his magical powers are spinning dangerously out of control. Even Lyle isn’t entirely sure he’s innocent.

With Ben dragged deep into the enchanted processes of merfolk justice, escaping with his life—and getting home to an important job interview—is just the start of the challenge. Uncovering Lyle’s inner truths without destroying their love could be a step too far… 

Pre-order Landlocked Heart (book 2): Lyle’s Story

Pre-order Landlocked Heart (book 1): The Lonely Merman

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Forthcoming Release – Landlocked Heart (book 1): The Lonely Merman

The first two books in my new series, Landlocked Heart, are coming out on 8th July and 27th September respectively.  Book 3 is finished and contracted with Less Than Three Press, and I am currently working on Book 4, the last in the series (for now!) My aim is to have Book 4 finished and ready for submission before the first book comes out in July.

The series tells the saga of Ben, a mild-mannered council employee, and Lyle, a flamboyant merman with a tragic past. Its got magic, shapeshifting, tentacle-like fins (!), cute romance, a ton of pain and angst, and a light sprinkling of lovemaking. In latter books, it’s also got the odd dragon hanging around…

Anyway, behold the lovely covers and blurbs for Landlocked Heart (Book 1): The Lonely Merman.

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Blurb: It’s Friday afternoon, and the last thing Ben wants to be doing is trudging through a wet forest in search of a public hazard. But duty calls, and turns out more exciting than Ben imagined when he encounters a magical ruin, an enchanted pool, and Lyle—a merman who’s cursed to be landlocked many miles from the sea.

Lyle is flamboyant and exciting—he’s got tentacles, for goodness sake!—and Ben falls hard. But Lyle’s been hurt before and finds trust difficult, refusing even to reveal how to break the curse that imprisons him. Ben’s just an ordinary guy, and can’t help wondering if he can ever be the hero Lyle needs, let alone endure the endless camping trip in the woods…

Genre: Contemporary paranormal m/m romance.

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More info on book 2 coming soon…


The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate – now on audiobook!

I’m thrilled to announce that The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate is now available as an unabridged audiobook! You can download it from amazon, audible, and itunes – the links are here!

You can, of course, still get the kindle and paperback versions too! Grab your copy from Less Than Three Press, Amazon US, Amazon UK, 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.

Buy it now:

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Less Than Three Press, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Siren Bookstrand.

ORDER YOUR COPY NOW