Today’s review is for the third and fourth installments of Kay Berrisford’s Landlocked Heart series, which will close out my month long author feature on Kay and the Landlocked Heart series. In the third installment of the series, Dragon Rider, things pick up pretty much where they left off. Ben and Lyle are still working…
Today I’m reviewing the first two parts of The Landlocked Heart series, The Lonely Merman and Lyle’s Story. The two stories can be purchased separately in ebook, or together as a paperback edition! As a lover of mermen, The Lonely Merman was a story I just had to read. The story is about Ben, a…
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I’m excited to be taking part on R.J. Scott’s Autism Awareness month blog hop!
A few months ago, somebody who I am now privileged to call a friend introduced themselves to me with these words. How could I not grin instantly at them? After all, I can talk too much as well, and there was a lot of chatting that afternoon. Sadly, though, it’s not always been easy for autistic individuals to be open and happy about who they are, as just a brief look into the history of autism taught me. I was shocked to discover that, only a few decades ago, mothers of autistic children were blamed for their children’s “failure” to build “normal” relationships, often accused of being too cold toward them—so many ugly prejudices rolled into one horrible package.
“Autism Fact: Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.”
When we write, we tend to focus a lot on individual hopes and dreams, either those of our characters or our ambitions as a writer. But these are really not the most important ones. For individuals to be able to celebrate who they are, through writing or otherwise, we need to have collective hopes and dreams, so we can travel together towards a more understanding and loving world. So yay for RJ and Autism Awareness month! I, for one, need to find out and learn so much more about autism, and intend to take this opportunity to do so.
Giveaway: As part of the Austism Awareness blog hop, I am going to be giving away winner’s choice of any ebook from the Landlocked Heart series, my m/m merman romance. To enter, please leave a comment below with your email (comments will be screened e.g. not be published, so you don’t have to fear for your email being shared. I will also not be storing emails or using them for any other purpose.)
Giveaway ends midnight BST on 8th April 2018. Winners will be notified by email.
The Lonely Merman (Landlocked Heart book 1): 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.
When Brien returns to his ancestral home in the enchanted Greenwood, his only plan is to retrieve his family’s valuables and then get the hell out of there. But that plan is forestalled when he discovers his fortune is gone—and a mysterious young man, Scarlet, trying to burn the mansion down. Desperate to recover his lost wealth, Brien takes Scarlet captive and demands he guide Brien through the forest to locate it.
Deep in the Greenwood, Scarlet offers his body up for pain, punishment, and pleasure—anything to give Brien what he wants so he’ll leave. The last person Scarlet needs around is an enemy of the good forest spirits he swears by, who’ll reject him, just like everyone else in his life has. Worse, Brien’s presence is stirring up evil spirits that hunger for Scarlet’s blood.
Hunted and haunted by the Greenwood and all that dwells in it, Brien and Scarlet must learn to rely on each other, and trust in a magical path both have long forsaken…
“A breath of fresh, woodland air; a sheer delight to read from start to finish.” – Man Oh Man Reviews.
“This has some fantastic world building and really draws you in to their world…The sex is hot between the MCs…I recommend this if you like fantasy/paranormal, light BDSM, hot sex, a sexy lithe man and a hunky ex-captain.” – MM Good Book Reviews.
Kit is an elf on the run, misunderstood and persecuted by humans. When Denny catches Kit, 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 secret kinks, and now Kit needs Denny’s love to survive.
And if Denny doesn’t take the elf handcuffed to his bed to jail, he’s in big, big trouble…
“I just finished Catching Kit and I LOVED it… I recommend it to anyone who likes a big strong alpha with a kink for woman’s underwear. Fantastic world building and I was drawn in immediately by Kit the elf… set in London… you’ll love it…” – bestselling m/m romance writer, RJ Scott.
“If you’re looking for something saucy with a little extra spice this novel is one to read. You’ve got all the excitement of a kinky sexual encounter between two easily pictured males and you have a great storyline.. I loved it! The story just sped right through my mind and I couldn’t put it down.” – Kyuu Satsui, Night Owl Reviews. A REVIEWERS TOP PICK!
NB: This is a slightly revised version of a previously released title. Aprox. 38,000 words long. Grab it now!
Landlocked Heart Book 4 – The Isle of Eternal Happiness is out soon. You can pre-order at a special price now from Less Than Three Press.
Blurb: After several months of wedded life, Ben is feeling the pressure. Not only has he a job and marriage to worry about, he has to sustain Lyle’s waning magical powers and see through the destiny of the Dragon Rider and save Lyle’s merfolk family in their hour of need.
Lyle’s concerned that Ben is changing for the worse, acting secretively and strangely. With Ben rapidly developing powers of his own, Lyle suspects Ben is being corrupted by the sinister legacy of Prince Clewell, whose magic sword Ben has inherited. If not, their marriage is failing.
Ben tries to pacify Lyle by whisking him off on a belated honeymoon. But Ben’s true purpose is to seek a hidden fairy sanctuary, “The Isle of Eternal Happiness,” and to fulfil the Dragon Rider prophecy. He’s even invited Lyle’s dragon-shifting sister, Cully, to help him in Lyle’s stead. Lyle finally snaps. Ben’s mission might be a noble one, but magic is turning him into a monster. And Lyle is still a force to be reckoned, even with his health and powers deteriorating.
Read more and Elisa Rolle’s review here
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.