Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Lure of Shapinsay by Krista Holle

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.

Unexpectedly, Kait is awoken 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.

Kait 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?

Reviewer: Fashionta
I was lured to this book like the main character of this novel and was hooked by the third chapter. The island of Shapinsay is a small island that's home to humans and paranormal sea creatures called selkie and they've lived in harmony until a chain of events that lead to love between a human and a selkie. Kait is young woman who lives at the north end of the island away from the village with her twin brother. She a beautiful young woman but is naive to selkies, until her best friend got pregnant by one. Her father immediately disposes of the baby but Kait tries to save it which leads her on an unexpected journey.

The Selkie latee to become known as Eamon see her and immediately plans attacks on the island as revenge for the death of the selkie baby. But Kait’s unlikely response turns into forbidden love as Eamon is tempted by this woman. I must applauded this author for making this interesting book. By all means they shouldn’t be together. They are natural enemies by the laws of land and seas. I was a bit lost at the start of the book but I pushed forward as this book is a hidden gem. This is a clean – cut romance despite the characters and the starting tone of the book. I have to give this book 4 stars.

Publisher: Self Published


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