Tracy reviews Kay Berrisford’s ‘The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate’. (The book was published by Less Than Three Press on July 30th, 2014, 214 pgs).
This book was provided free of charge for an honest review by the author. 😉
Why I read this book: The reason I read this book was because it sounded very different from anything I had read before.
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 …
8.5/10 Pots of Gold
The book cover is like a fairy tail, combined with the title I was intrigued, I wanted to fall into the fantasy.
This book was different to anything I would normally read, I found it refreshing and fascinating. You do get what the cover and title promise, very like an old style fairy tail that is set in England. There is no insta love which makes a refreshing change in a fantasy book. The sex that is in the book is good, there isn’t too much.
The book had a good beginning, a fantastic middle and a perfect ending.
Would I read more books on a similar theme to this one… NO I loved this book but this type of book, era is not something I could read every day. I can read anything by this author, every time a read a book by Kay I find them refreshing and different
Overall nice quick read. I will be reading more from this author in the future.
My name’s Kay, and I write m/m romance, mainly fantasy and paranormal, with lots of hot sex and a sprinkling of BDSM. I am the author of the Greenwood series – Bound for the Forest, Bound to the Beast, and Lord of the Forest, all published by Loose Id.
These three standalone m/m romances are interlinked by my fantasy version of the English Greenwood, in which all are set. The world is inspired by forest lore, especially the myths and legends of the New Forest, which is near where I live in Hampshire, UK. The Greenwood is a dreamlike world rich with magic, fairies, mystery, sweet and evil spirits, action, fighting, and passionate lovers. I’ve had a lot of fun writing it and I hope you will enjoy exploring it too.
I live with my beloved “other half,” in a very small flat that blesses us on occasion with outbreaks of moths and mould. When we aren’t both madly working, we enjoy drinking wine, visiting castles and gorgeous countryside, and stalking cats and greenfinches. I love cats, but because our home is so small, I have to moggy-share with my parents. My cat, Siena (pictured) lives with them. We also travel a lot. My favorite cities are Melbourne, Venice, and Berlin — plus York and London (I went to uni in the last two.)
I was once okay at tennis and have forgotten how to play the violin and piano. I currently jog — but not very far — and enjoy reading all kinds of romance and long, rambling historical novels big enough to commit murder with.
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