Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Series Spotlight- Shira Anthony's Mermen of Ea

If you haven't picked up this author's books, what are you waiting for? Amazing writer and the stories steal your heart.

“The Mermen of Ea” is a fantasy series about mermen shifters and pirates. A spinoff series featuring some of the secondary characters is in the planning stages.

This series should be read in order.


Book One: Stealing the Wind
Taren Laxley has never known anything but life as a slave. When a lusty pirate kidnaps him and holds him prisoner on his ship, Taren embraces the chance to realize his dream of a seagoing life. Not only does the pirate captain offer him freedom in exchange for three years of labor and sexual servitude, but the pleasures Taren finds when he joins the captain and first mate in bed far surpass his greatest fantasies.

Then, during a storm, Taren dives overboard to save another sailor and is lost at sea. He’s rescued by Ian Dunaidh, the enigmatic and seemingly ageless captain of a rival ship, the Phantom, and Taren feels an overwhelming attraction to Ian that Ian appears to share. Soon Taren learns a secret that will change his life forever: Ian and his people are Ea, shape-shifting merfolk… and Taren is one of them too. Bound to each other by a fierce passion neither can explain or deny, Taren and Ian are soon embroiled in a war and forced to fight for a future—not only for themselves but for all their kind.


WARNING: 18+ adults only, contains scenes of explicit MMM menage (although the pairing is strictly MM), and dubious consent.
Book Two: Into the Wind
Since learning of his merman shifter heritage, Taren has begun building a life with Ian Dunaidh among the mainland Ea. But memories of his past life still haunt him, and as the threat of war with the hostile island merfolk looms ever closer, Taren fears he will lose Ian the same way he lost his beloved centuries before. Together they sail to the Gateway Islands in search of the fabled rune stone—a weapon of great power the Ea believe will protect them—and Odhrán, the pirate rumored to possess it.

After humans attack the Phantom, Taren finds himself washed up on an island, faced with a mysterious boy named Brynn who promises to lead him to Odhrán. But Taren isn’t sure if he can trust Brynn, and Odhrán is rumored to enslave Ea to protect his stronghold. Taren will have to put his life on the line to find his way back to Ian and attempt to recover the stone. Even if he does find it, his troubles are far from over: he and Ian are being stalked by an enemy who wants them dead at all costs.

Book Three: Running with the Wind
Tentative release in 2015

The stage is set for the final confrontation between the island and mainland Ea factions. Taren and Ian sail with Odhran to the Eastern Lands to investigate a lost colony of merfolk. Once they arrive, they meet the King of Astenya, who welcomes them as friends. Odhran, however, isn’t so quick to trust the descendant of the man who held him prisoner for nearly a decade, especially now that he has someone he must protect from harm–the mysterious winged boy he rescued from the depths.

Armed with the knowledge he believes will save the Ea, Taren returns to the mainland. With Ian at his side, Taren convinces Vurin that their people must unite with their island brethren before it’s too late. But when Seria and his men attack, Taren must call upon the ancient power of the rune stone to protect his comrades. Will Ian’s fear of losing Taren become reality, or does the goddess’s plan for Ian and Taren include a chance at happiness?

About the Author

In her last incarnation, Shira was a professional opera singer, performing roles in such operas as “Tosca,” “i Pagliacci,” and “La Traviata,” among others. She’s given up TV for evenings spent with her laptop, and she never goes anywhere without a pile of unread M/M romance on her Kindle.

Shira is married with two children and two insane dogs, and when she’s not writing she is usually in a courtroom trying to make the world safer for children. When she’s not working, she can be found aboard a 36’ catamaran at the Carolina coast with her favorite sexy captain at the wheel.

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