by Delilah Devlin
A mysterious man rising from the sea awakens a woman to her past…
Note: This 5000-word short story was previously published as part of the DREAM LOVER anthology. It may be short in length, but it’s not short in passion!
This book was a gift from the author during a FB release party.
I was looking for something a little different when I chose this short story from the list Delilah provided. I was not disappointed, this was definitely different.
Our leading lady Despy, is an author staying at a house overlooking the sea. She does however have an aversion to salt water. I don’t think I could look into a shallow pool of saltwater and not touch the creatures within. The sudden appearance of a man out of nowhere kinda freaked me out.
Thane our mysterious stranger, seems to prickle a memory for Despy but she is not able to pull it forward. One of my favorite scenes is when they introduce themselves.
“I’m Thane,” he rumbled. “Give me your name.”
I wrinkled my nose and tried to ease the tension a bit with a smile. “Despy.”
“It’s short for Despoine.” I wrinkled my nose. “Try getting anyone to spell it, much less pronounce it.”
“After the daughter of Demeter and Poseidon.”
Surprised he made the connection, I blinked. “You know your Greek mythology.”
From here the story gets really interesting. A kiss some truths and some very hot sex.
Some word repetition in this story, but overall a fun quick read. Beginning to end while I ate lunch.
4 Contented Purrs for Delilah!
Until recently, award-winning romance author Delilah Devlin lived in South Texas at the intersection of two dry creeks, surrounded by sexy cowboys in Wranglers. These days, she’s missing the wide-open skies and starry nights but loving her dark forest in Central Arkansas, with its eccentric characters and isolation—the better to feed her hungry muse!For Delilah, the greatest sin is driving between the lines, because it’s comfortable and safe. Her personal journey has taken her through one war and many countries, cultures, jobs, and relationships to bring her to the place where she is now—writing sexy adventures that hold more than a kernel of autobiography and often share a common thread of self-discovery and transformation.
Delilah Devlin is a prolific and award-winning author of erotica and erotic romance with a rapidly expanding reputation for writing deliciously edgy stories with complex characters. Whether creating dark, erotically-charged paranormal worlds or richly descriptive historical stories that ring with authenticity, Delilah Devlin “pens in uncharted territory that will leave the readers breathless and hungering for more…” (Paranormal Reviews) Ms. Devlin has published over 140 erotic stories in multiple genres and lengths.
She is published by Atria/Strebor, Avon, Berkley, Black Lace, Cleis Press, Ellora’s Cave, Grand Central, Harlequin Spice, Kensington, Montlake Romance, Running Press, and Samhain Publishing.