Author: Kay Berrisford

Hi there! Thanks for clicking - so who am I?

My name's Kay, and I write m/m romance, mainly fantasy and paranormal, with lots of hot sex and a sprinkling of BDSM. I am the author of the Greenwood series - Bound for the Forest, Bound to the Beast, and Lord of the Forest, all published by Loose Id.

These three standalone m/m romances are interlinked by my fantasy version of the English Greenwood, in which all are set. The world is inspired by forest lore, especially the myths and legends of the New Forest, which is near where I live in Hampshire, UK. The Greenwood is a dreamlike world rich with magic, fairies, mystery, sweet and evil spirits, action, fighting, and passionate lovers. I've had a lot of fun writing it and I hope you will enjoy exploring it too.

I live with my beloved "other half," in a very small flat that blesses us on occasion with outbreaks of moths and mould. When we aren't both madly working, we enjoy drinking wine, visiting castles and gorgeous countryside, and stalking cats and greenfinches. I love cats, but because our home is so small, I have to moggy-share with my parents. My cat Siena (pictured) lives with them. We also travel a lot. My favorite cities are Melbourne, Venice, and Berlin -- plus York and London (I went to uni in the last two.)

I was once okay at tennis and have forgotten how to play the violin and piano. I currently jog -- but not very far -- and enjoy reading all kinds of romance and long, rambling historical novels big enough to commit murder with.

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The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate

The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate
  • Number: B00M8UFI9I
  • Release: 2014-07-29
  • Author: Kay Berrisford
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, GLBTQ, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Less Than Three Press, LLC
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Raef, a lonely merman, spends his days watching the dashing Lord Haverford from afar and dreaming of love. When Haverford is robbed by a pirate, Raef vows to reclaim the stolen goods, hoping his victory will buy him the happiness he yearns for with Haverford.

But Jon Kemp does not match what Raef knows about pirates, and the simple quest Raef anticipated turns out to be an epic journey. For while Jon might be a nobler man than Raef believed, he's still a pirate. Love and loyalty are not on Jon's agenda, and he certainly has no plans to love someone not entirely human ...


Bad Slave

Bad Slave
  • Number: 9781623006907
  • Release: 2014-01-27
  • Author: Kay Berrisford
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, GLBTQ, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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When the king commands former war hero Captain Jay Ghair to find him the perfect royal slave, Jay’s quiet new life as a librarian is shattered. Jay discovers the boy he’s looking for in Alix, a lowly miner and wannabe court scientist, whom Jay can’t help but secretly adore. However, teaching the rebellious Alix to be a docile slave is difficult. Alix will behave for just one man, and it isn’t the king. It’s Jay.

Standing by while the king’s treatment of Alix becomes cruel is torturous for Jay. He longs to return to his library, yet he can’t bear to leave Alix, or his people, unprotected. To rescue Alix--and save the realm from the increasingly tyrannical king--Jay must confront the demons of his military past and take up the sword again. But his most important battle must be won through returning Alix’s love and learning to master this bad slave who submits only for him.


Locking Horns - The Greenwood Series

Locking Horns
  • Number: 9781623004149
  • Release: 2013-06-25
  • Author: Kay Berrisford
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, GLBTQ, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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Herne the Hunter has roamed the forests for hundreds of years and he's known love with fellow half stag-shifter Tam for the past two centuries. The passion between them sizzles hot as ever, but times are changing. Greenwood magic is fading, threatening both Herne and Tam's immortality and the bond between them.

After Herne discovers the Greenwood fairies are dying, and that dockworkers felling oaks to build warships might be to blame, he wants to fight the modern world with his warrior's sword. Tam, who embraces all things new, desires a dominant partner, not a brute who wants to drag the world back to the Dark Ages. Soon the Wild Hunt, Herne's ancient army of doom, are back and tempting him to unleash his wrath, and the rhythm of Herne and Tam's lovemaking seems broken for good. When Tam's plan to reinstate a spring ritual goes awry, only Herne can save him. Herne must choose between his past and future, and they both must decide what matters most--eternal life or eternal love.

Series: The Greenwood

Note: This story can be read as a sequel to Bound to the Beast, a prequel to Bound for the Forest, or an introduction to the Greenwood series.


Lord of the Forest - The Greenwood

Lord of the Forest
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  • Number: B00CADK2J4
  • Release: 2013-04-09
  • Author: Kay Berrisford
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, GLBTQ, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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England, 1217. Dark forces are rising. In the Greenwood, foul spirits grow powerful, and greedy barons plunder the lands. Only one man dares fight back--Robin Hood.

Robin's band of brothers is broken. Now a lone warrior, he denies his famous name and laments the friends and lovers he's lost. When the fair folk capture Cal, a beautiful young forester descended from the Greenwood's ancient protectors, Robin rescues him and forges a new alliance.

Despite a sizzling attraction, Robin senses Cal isn't like his old comrades, and he's right. Cal's been raised as a royal spy. He plans to seduce and betray Robin, but can't harm the man he's falling hard for. Mistrust and arguments spill into passionate lovemaking, as Cal learns the meaning of loyalty, fighting beside Robin, the only friend he's ever known. Even the enchanted forest seeks to bind Robin and the returned protector ever tighter.

Their connection will be tested by nature's wildest forces, Robin's past, Cal's lies, and in a baron's darkest dungeon. To survive, Robin and Cal must admit their love and embrace their true destinies. Only then can they save England and each other--and win their happiness ever after.


Simon, Sex, and the Solstice Stone

Simon, Sex, and the Solstice Stone
  • Number: 9781623000585
  • Release: 2012-11-20
  • Author: Kay Berrisford
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, GLBTQ, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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An m/m Thanksgiving to Christmas time travel story for fans of the magic of true love!

Simon's holiday season is looking grim. His boyfriend's dumped him, and his self-esteem is rock bottom. Stuck in the UK where nobody celebrates Thanksgiving, the shy, geeky student drowns his sorrows at an ancient stone circle. When a gorgeous stranger, Aubrey, shows up and attempts to seduce him, Simon is flattered but also freaked--especially when Aubrey claims to be from an historic sex cult who'd uncovered the true powers of the circle: It's a time machine. Aubrey intended to travel back three hundred and sixty-five days, but an error propelled him forward three hundred and sixty-five years into a world alien to him.

Simon reluctantly takes the lost time traveler under his wing, and Aubrey teaches Simon the ways of sex, love, and magic. Simon's never felt so alive, but as their bond grows, Aubrey remains determined to perform a dangerous ritual and return home at the winter solstice. Fearing he's no more to Aubrey than a sexual sacrifice, Simon must discover the dark secrets of Aubrey's pagan past. Only then can Simon choose between risking all for the man he loves or a lonely Christmas without him.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM elements, male/male sexual practices.


Catching Kit

Catching Kit
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  • Number: 9781611189384
  • Release: 2012-07-24
  • Author: Kay Berrisford
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, GLBTQ, Erotica
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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He was supposed to trap him, not fall in love.

When government agent and Ethereal Being hunter, Denny, has to imprison an elf in his garage overnight, his life spins out of control. Caught and cuffed on the London Underground, Kit shatters everything Denny's been taught about elves. How can Kit be a dangerous, mind-reading cipher who preys on human emotions? Kit's gorgeous and funny, and he's got a cute arse. He even shares Denny's quiet kinks for bondage and cross-dressing. Or so Kit claims.

When Kit wiles his way into Denny's house for a session of mind-blowing sex, the elf seems too good to be true--until reality strikes. Denny's fucked an elf. A prisoner in his charge. If he doesn't take Kit to the containment depot he's in big trouble, and Kit's about to drop an equally devastating bombshell. The elf's been searching a thousand years for a bloke like Denny. He 'gets' Denny's kinks, adores role play and women's panties, and now he needs Denny's love to survive.

Is Kit preying on Denny's emotions, or can Denny trust him? If so, dare Denny break the law and gamble his life to save the Ethereal Being in his bed?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM elements, male/male sexual practices. Length: Short Novel


Bound to the Beast - The Greenwood

Bound to the Beast
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  • Number: 9781611188127
  • Release: 2012-04-09
  • Author: Kay Berrisford
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, GLBTQ, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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England, 1588. When a fairy betrothal ritual goes wrong, village lad Tam is bonded to Herne the Hunter. Warrior, legend, and Greenwood spirit, Herne once led the terrifying Wild Hunt, an army of the undead who rode as harbingers of doom. When his passions are stirred and his blood is up, Herne sports the antlers of a mighty stag.

Herne could be the dominant lover Tam secretly craves, but Herne's past makes Tam fear the brooding warrior will enslave or kill him. While Herne admires Tam's toughness and humor, he has rejected love -- as he has sworn off leading the Wild Hunt -- and wishes only for solitude. To break their betrothal, they must travel into the Greenwood, a realm of magic and bondage where their desires for each other grow dangerously irresistible, and the Wild Hunt bays for their blood.

As the threat rises, Herne's mastery and compassion realize Tam's darkest sexual fantasies. Soon he's no longer fighting for his freedom, wishing to be bound to the beast forever. But can Herne's tortured heart be reawakened? And if so, will their love destroy them both, or prove Herne the Hunter's greatest weapon?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM theme and elements (binding, spanking), dubious consent, exhibitionism, male/male sexual practices, violence, voyeurism.


Bound for the Forest

Bound for the Forest
  • Number: 978-1-61118-553-9
  • Release: 2011-09-25
  • Author: Kay Berrisford
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical, GLBTQ, * SPICY: BDSM
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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England, 1817. Ex-soldier Melmoth Brien returns to his ancestral home in the ancient Greenwood, intending to retrieve his family’s valuables and get the hell out of there. When he’s beaten to it by Scarlet, a young woodsman turned thief, Brien overpowers him and ties him up, demanding he help get the family fortune back by leading him deep into the forest. The flash of sexual fire between them is undeniable, but a force more powerful than rivalry or lust is ratcheting up the tension.

Brien’s family are Protectors of the Greenwood, a responsibility he has discarded like every other in his life. To Scarlet, whose very life-force is bound to the Greenwood, this makes Brien a traitor. He would use anything, even his body, to drive him away. After all, a traitor may stir the fouler Spirits, who will demand blood. And Scarlet knows he is marked for sacrifice...

Lured ever deeper into a realm of ritualized sex and magic, bondage and blood, the fighting gives way to rampant lovemaking, but Scarlet needs more than just sex to survive. Can Brien admit his identity as a Protector and bind his underling forever, or will the Greenwood Spirits enslave them both?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM theme and elements, dubious consent, male/male sexual practices, ritualistic sexual practices, ritualistic impalement, sex in partly shifted tree form, violence, voyeurism. 


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