Title: At The End of the Rainbow
Author: Evi Asher
Length: novel 109 pgs
Genres: Romance, Fantasy
TBR Reviewer: Jean
Rating: 3 Stars - A good read
Heat: 3 - blushworthy
"Come with me, my love; To the sea...the sea of love..."
Marina, heir to the throne of the water fae, hides from her heritage behind the shelves of her magic shop. The Court of the water fae at the bottom of the ocean is the last place she ever wants to see again, and for good reason. Saul is an ancient mage who believes his one true love was lost to him long ago and is now head of the Echelon, a peacekeeping force that protects humans from otherworldly harm. To solve his latest case he needs help from the current Queen of the Water Fae, and knows that Marina is his ticket to get there. What he doesn't know is why she refuses to return to her realm or just how much Marina is secretly attracted to him. But an immortal magus like Saul has more than a few tricks up his sleeve and manages to maneuver them both to the underwater kingdom in spite of Marina's objections. When her motives are revealed Saul discovers just how much he desires her too, and when he nearly loses her, finally learns the meaning of a witch's prophecy he has suffered under for centuries.
I liked Marina and Saul as characters, both of them having guarded pasts and finding ways to cope in the modern world so as to deny their true destinies. I love clever dialogue, and this pair's witty, barbed discourse throughout the story is most entertaining. I get a kick out of the water-referenced names given to Marina's friends and family, like Lorelei, Manta, Ray, Marlin, Oyster, etc. However, in this Book 3 of the Echelon series, we do not see any action or resolution to Saul's mission which is the whole purpose in his visit to the Water Fae world to begin with. Similarly, there are also a few loose threads in the story that lend themselves to explanation in future installments of the Echelon series, but the conclusion of At the End of the Rainbow doesn't really leave the reader excited to get to the next book to find out. More of a "cliffhanger" ending here might have done the trick...since tricks are what mages and immortals are best at!
A Mermaid’s Wish
Author: Viola Grace
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Length: 49 pages
TBR Reviewer: Shyla
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read.
I love a good story, be it sweet, or scorching, and Ms. Grace earns props for making it so appealing. This was Little Mermaid meets Pretty Woman if Julia Roberts had been a total bad ass.
Born to a nitpicking mother who focused on beauty, poise, and wealth, Taem makes a deal with a
gene witch, *cough Ursula* to be normal. The charm placed on her person allows her to be herself, avoid society rules and restrictions. Intelligent, witty, and take-control you can’t help but love her.
In charge of her people’s newest colonization effort, she’s determined to change things for the better. The prince, Sardu, approves of her efforts and so much more.
Sardu is as beautiful as he is brilliant. Ready for change, and over silly woman with nothing between their ears he has his sights set on Taem. Now he just needs to inform her. Strong without being overbearing, and filled with humor Sardu is impossible not to like. The book focuses around Taem, so we only get a broad picture of the prince, and I would’ve liked to learn more.
There are no steamy scenes here, just sweet kisses. So if you’re looking for that it may come up short. I think this is a highly imaginative short, perfect for a quick read that’ll make you think.
Title : Tidal Whispers
Author: Jocelyn Adams, Claire Gillian, Julie Reese, KellySaid
Reviewer: Shyla Colt
Length: 118 pages
Tidal Whispers is a quirky collection of love stories that involve the sea.
Heart’s Desire by Julie Reece
Tessa has been through hell and has come home to lick her wounds. When a freak accident kills her parents she find herself back in her hometown, struggling to make sense of things and get back on her feet. Bullied when she was young because of a withered leg as a result of a childhood disease, she’s no stranger to adversity or fighting. However, this may be too much.
My heart broke for this girl who’d suffered so much, and had no one to lean on. Cameron was her first love and I was pleased to see a bit of joy in her life. When Cameron returns suddenly just when she needs them, it’s like magic, and to be honest I was overjoyed. It made my heart ache that her happiest moments where when she was asleep and dreaming of a man whose identity is unknown.
However, you know what they say about things that seem too good to be true, and this is no exception to the rule.
The Sweetest Song Claire Gillian
Let me just start off by saying this take on Siren’s was brilliant! I never thought of them as employees who worked for Poseidon. It caught my attention right from the start with that scenario, and never let go. Circe is a Siren on her last warning from her boss. Poseidon is a
taskmaster and she’s on her third strike on luring a boat to the salty depths of the sea and he’s not happy. She has three choices become his mistress, or his housemaid or figure out why the captain is immune to her song. When she’s on the surface among humans she can’t use her voice so she poses as a mute who can hear somewhat and read lips, but uses sign language as her primary means of communication. When she runs into the Captain off the ship, Otis, she learns his secret, his deaf.
As she falls in love with him, duty is mixed with emotion. The final outcome is up in the air until the very last minute, and I was pleased but surprised by the ending! Ms. Gillian did a heck of a job spinning a tale with so little words. The world Circe lives in is alive, vibrant and on the outskirts of our own. I wanted to know more about it!
Pearl of Pau’maa by Kelly Said
This is the epitome of best-laid plans going awry when destiny has a mind of its own. Merman Harmon is a soldier on a mission. He’s set to travel to the darkest, deepest parts of the ocean in search of a pearl that once belonged to his family. This pearl will lead him to his soul mate.
The heroine Miki is a young girl whose sole purpose is to provide sustenance for her people.
Young and determined she plunges into the forbidden waters that surround her island, and discovers a whole new world.
While entertaining and enjoyable, this story felt a bit rushed. There wasn’t enough build up to the love they shared, or explanation - when a merman finds his mate they know instantly, type of scenario. I was left wishing this had been a little more fleshed out by Ms. Said.
The Under garden by Jocelyn Adams
This story is a prime example of what love is really about.
The concept of child hood adoration that grows into a deep love between members of two different species really pulled at my heart strings. The slow development made the relationship between Nixie and Wyatt charming, and moving. What wouldn’t you do for your best friend? Now add love to the mix. It was a bittersweet tale with an ending much the same. So if you’re looking for a grand happily ever after this may not be your cup of tea. I'd like to add more details, but that would ruin the surprises, instead I invite you to see the world through the eyes of a child and remember what true innocence and first love was like once more.
Erotica, paranormal - novella
TBR reviewer: Shyla
Being spelled into a painting as a topless mermaid by an inept cousin couldn’t have come at a worse time for witch Kata Macska. With only seven days in which to find her mate and conceive a daughter to carry on the family legacy, she fears failure until she discovers that her fellow castaways, hunky brothers Aaron and Adam Waters, are more than willing to share her love.
The brothers are at a loss to explain how they came to be marooned on a tropical island with the woman of their dreams, but they make the most of her ability to change from a mermaid to a woman at night. Though they suspect that her family is somehow responsible for their
predicament, they’ve both fallen for the lovely Kata and want nothing more than to spend the rest of their lives at her side. But are they her true mates?
This is my second read by Ms. Szereto , and I have to say she hasn’t let me down yet. Two if by Sea will set your knickerson fire. (fans face.) I’m serious y’all. You might want to have some water handy. Our heroine Kata has not one, but two gorgeous men worshipping her body and tending to her heart. The best part about this yummy threesome was it was totally deserved!
Kata comes from a long line of witches destined to meet their mate, and have a female child to keep their line alive. Kata is days from reaching the end of her cycle with no man in site when a spell mishap sends her and the sexy delivery man Aaron into a painting of a tropical paradise. Talk about a tough day on the job! If those circumstances weren’t strange enough,
Kata has been turned into a mermaid.
Aaron recovers well, and decides to explore the island, collecting food as he waits for Kata to show herself in all her mermaid glory. Aaron is stunned and relieved when he stumbles across his brother Adam whose been missing for the past two weeks. It was his disappearance that led him Aaron to the Macska’s home in the first place. Kata eventually gets over her embarrassment and begins to interact with the Waters brothers and finds they’re gentle, kind and protective. I was ready to order my own when the shine of my wedding band broke the
This is a quick read that hits all the right notes. It’s the perfect Calgon moment after a long day. If you haven’t read Mellanie Szereto, this is the perfect introduction.
“Please what, Kata?” Did Aaron expect her to tell them precisely what she wanted them to do? Too hot to think.
“One of you fuck me, and I want to suck the other.” She’d never spoken so crudely in her life, but these were extenuating circumstances. If they didn’t do as she demanded, she’d die. Maybe not literally. She’d lose her mind, without a doubt.
Warm, moist air on her vagina caused a rush of fluid to trickle down the inside of her leg. “Everybody wins. Since Aaron is already acquainted with your lovely pussy, why don’t I take a turn?”
“Yes, now. Please now, Adam. Fuck me.”
He pressed his mouth to her drenched lower lips before guiding her onto the mat. Aaron followed half a minute later, minus his shorts, helping settle her head on their bed beside his impressive erection. Long and hard, with pre-cum oozing from the perfectly shaped head. The advantageous angle also gave her a close-up view of a lightly furred scrotum containing a pair of well-defined testicles. Her mouth watered, anticipating the texture and flavor of this
masculine display of flawlessness. Was Adam ready yet?
Flicking her gaze to her second lover, she watched as he kicked out of the clothing at his ankles. While Aaron’s cock was straight and upturned, Adam’s curved slightly to the right. It was just as ready. Her heart pounded and her pulse skipped a beat.
He nudged her knees farther apart and knelt in front of her. “Are you sure you don’t need a little foreplay?”
“No! I need you! Both of you, inside me!”She fought the rising panic in her chest, struggling to get enough air in her lungs. Her body couldn’t wait another moment to mate, the desire to connect with these men driving her closer to insanity.
Adam lifted her feet to rest on his shoulders, lifting her ass to meet the rubbing of his dick through her wetness. Teasing her entrance, he looked toward his brother. “At the same time, Aaron.”
A slick-tipped penis painted her lips with its salty juice. She opened to welcome Aaron into her mouth, and in one slow push, they entered her. The ache in her chest eased when they withdrew and plunged forward again. Finally! Her eyelids tried to close from the overwhelming relief and pleasure, but she studied the blissful expression on Aaron’s face, then Adam’s. She grasped malleable balls in one hand and a handful of muscular butt in the other.
In, out, in, out. The smooth, matching rhythm took her higher with each stroke, a sense of fulfillment and connection swelling in her heart, mind, and body. Belonging. Rightness. Perfection. A pair of masculine groans pushed her deeper toward completion. Her own moans echoed in her ears. The blended melody sang to her, and the erection in her mouth grew as the one in her trembling pussy became more rigid.
“Suck me, honey. Yeah, just like that. You feel so damn good.”
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