The Captive Merman’s Promise by Zoey Castile
Peculiar Tastes #5
October 4, 2022
I enjoyed this book immensely.
In book four, we are back in the Shadow Market after the diversion into the Void haunted house. This book features a sexy Bruja looking for a way to rid herself of a curse laid upon her family centuries before. The Palacios family was cursed to always lose their lovers, until Amada took the entirety of that curse upon herself. She’s been alone for years, never even trying to get too close to anyone, knowing she would just lose them. But lately, her curse has become a painful ache in her body, and she needs answers to how to stop it. So she heads to the Shadow Market and an audience with The Grand Master of the Abyss.
There she meets a sexy merman, who is held captive by the Grand Master and is a featured performer in his oddities exhibit.
Like several of the previous installments in this series, this book features both instalust and instalove, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Lots of hot merman sex, with and without his tail, between two people looking for love and acceptance. The wrap-up of the conflict and HEA was pretty nice too.
CW- death off-page of a loved one, forced sex work, blood, gore
The Fae Queen’s Captive by Sierra Simone
Peculiar Tastes #6
LGBTQ PNR/Fantasy Romance
October 4, 2022
This book is a bit longer than the rest in the series, but still just novella length. There is also a lot more detail about the surroundings archeologist Janneth Carter finds herself in when she is taken into the world of the fae and the kingdom of the Stag Queen.
Janneth Carter is a self-proclaimed insatiable… in all ways. When she is taken by the fae, she finds herself beholden to their queen. And she doesn’t mind one bit. For the three days until Samhain is over she will enjoy herself and soak in all the pleasure Morgana has to offer. But then she falls in love, and realizes that she is exactly where she is supposed to be and that she has met her soumate.
This was a fantastic wrap-up to this series. What started in book one, ends here with another happy ending as The Shadow Market finally comes to a close.
CW- death of an animal (not pet), death of a rival court member
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