Book Name: Christmas, snow and…a merman?
Author Name: Beany Sparks
Pages or Words: 21,412 words
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Cover Artist: Latrisha Waters
Categories: Fantasy, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23718677-christmas-snow-and-a-merman
It’s up to Calder to show his Christmas-hating merman what the season is really about.
Calder lives a quiet life in his cabin on the edge of the bay. He has his best friend Erik and for now, that’s enough. Then his life takes an unexpected turn when an event causes him to come face-to-face with a real merman.
Tamesis knows that soon the waters will freeze over, which means that dreaded time of the year is coming—Christmas. As a merman he is not affected by the change in water temperature, but when it freezes over he can no longer spend his days watching the man on the shore. That all changes when Calder falls into Tamesis’s world.
The more the two get to know each other, the more they start to care, but will they be brave enough to admit their feelings? Or will Tamesis end up with an even bigger reason to hate Christmas?
The man ducked his head in what Calder guessed was embarrassment. “Forgive me, my name is Tamesis.”
“Nice to meet you, Tamesis, my name is Calder.” Calder would have held out his hand, but he didn’t want to move from his cocoon.
“Yes, I know,” Tamesis said as he smiled at him.
Calder frowned. “How do you know my name?”
Calder watched, fascinated as Tamesis blushed. Between the blush and Tamesis’s green hair, it reminded Calder of Christmas.
I need to figure out a way to get home.
“Uh, well you see, I’ve been watching you,” Tamesis admitted.
Calder raised an eyebrow at that. “Because that doesn’t sound creepy at all.”
“It doesn’t?” Tamesis looked relieved.
Okay…Looks like he doesn’t understand sarcasm.
“I’m sorry, it sounds very creepy actually. I was being sarcastic when I said it didn’t.”
Calder watched as Tamesis seemed to slump down in his position, all while still lying on his side next to Calder. A feeling of sadness flooded him and Calder realised that it was like all of the other times he’s felt emotions flood him when he’d looked out over Hudson Bay. Giving into his instincts, he snuggled a little closer to Tamesis, who tightened his arms around Calder. In that moment Calder realised that not only was Tamesis holding him, but they were both naked.
“Um, Tam? Why are we naked?” he asked, then looked up into Tamesis’s eyes.
“You were cold, I had to save you. The clothes would have hindered that,” Tamesis replied, but he looked confused for some reason.
“I see, and how did you save me? How were you able to survive without needing to be saved yourself?” Calder asked curiously. His curiosity grew when he saw Tamesis gulp and seem to gather his courage.
“The cold does not affect me—”
“Why not?” Calder interrupted.
“Because.” Tamesis paused and looked into Calder’s eyes, almost as if he was searching for something. He must have found it because he continued, and what he said shocked Calder right to his core.
“I’m a merman.”
Tour Dates: December 24th, 2014
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Beany lives in Western Australia. She first started reading romance novels in 2008, but it wasn’t until January 2010 when her Kindle got delivered that the world of erotic romance opened its doors to her, and she hasn’t looked back.
With suggestions and support from friends, her muse—“affectionately” known as PITA—was finally able to break free, and in January 2014 her first story was written. Since she can’t put PITA back in his box, Beany has decided to give in and team up with him. Together they’ve made plans to write both MF and MM stories.