Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters, shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie infant.
Kait is woken unexpectedly by a beautiful, naked selkie man seeking revenge. After she declares her innocence, the intruder darts into the night, but not before inadvertently bewitching her with an overpowering lure. She obsesses over a reunion deep beneath the bay and risks her own life to be reunited with her selkie. But when she lands the dangerous lover, the chaos that follows leaves Kait little time to wonder—is it love setting her on fire or has she simply been lured?
About The Author:
Krista has been writing since she was nine-years-old when she scribbled out her first adolescent work entitled Merish, the completely illogical but heartfelt story of a girl who was part mermaid, part fish. As a young mother, Krista added to her repertoire some middle grade readers and picture books she’s wary of mentioning.
In 2004, Krista began an intensive four year period working part-time as a critical care nurse while homeschooling her four children. During this hectic time, courses of writing were taught and learned, and rules of syntax were scolded to memory. Ironically this period of study equipped Krista with the tools she needed to enter the next phase of her writing experience. Now equipped with the mysteries of the comma, Krista was ready to tackle a much bigger project—a full fledged novel.
After the kids were enrolled in public school in 2009, it occurred to Krista that there is an insatiable audience of women and girls who want to read books filled with stories about true love. Convinced that there was an unfulfilled audience waiting for what Krista loves to write—romance, she sat down in the family’s dungeon, a.k.a. the basement, and began to furiously type. In no time, her first novel was drying on crisp white paper. Krista currently resides in Midlothian, Virginia with her husband, four daughters, and an eccentric cat with an attachment to the family’s socks. She continues to write obsessively every chance she can get.
Krista Holle is an author whom I am happy to say, I would read more of her work! I was a little skeptical about this historical paranormal romance story as it dealt with Selkies. I wasn’t familiar with Selkies and what they were, but Ms. Holle did a fantastic job with describing them, and keeping the reader informed on what they do and why. I loved the way she created the characters. She made them complex yet intriguing and captivating.
Kait. What a wonderful, lovable character! I could just hear everything she said with that awesome accent! But, bless her heart, her brother Blair is overprotective and won’t let her do much exploring, especially after she comes face to face with the most handsome of Selkies. There’s just something about the pale skinned, beautiful eyed stranger whom she awoke to one night in her home. Her heart stirs and she doesn’t care what any of the gossipers or her brother says.
Eamon. A handsome selkie intrigued by the beautiful land louper on the isle of Shapinsay. He knows he can’t have her….after all, she’s a land louper. Something he must never go near. But, when someone sends one of the their pups drowning to it’s death, he vows to seek revenge. Until he meets the sweet Kait. Something comes over the handsome Selkie….a draw, a lure, a pull to this beautiful woman and he doesn’t know what to do about it. After all….she could just be after him for his skin……
I’ll admit. The first bit of the story, took me awhile to grasp. After all, I knew nothing of Selkies and their ways or what to expect. But, the more I read, the more I was engrossed into the story. The more I felt the emotions of both Kait and Eamon in this awesomely written 4 Book worthy paranormal romance. I will definitely be checking out more Selkie novels and definitely more of Ms. Holle’s work!