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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,, 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,,, 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,,, 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…


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,, Kobo, and Siren Bookstrand.