Department 57: Crystal Tides

Architect Kai Murdoch has just returned to Cromer for a little R&R—and for a merman, that means a nice late-night swim. His discovery of another merman, Tyler, and his wife Zoe, rouses more than just his interest: it’s been a long time since he met another like himself. Now, finally, he might have found the right lovers to make himself feel whole.

Zoe loves the idea of being with both Tyler and Kai, and Kai wants it too. Tyler likes to watch but at first is resistant to his attraction to Kai.

Zoe is an archaeologist, half-human and half-Talent, working on an underwater dig off Cromer, which is suddenly attracting all kinds of interest—of the wrong kind. With Zoe and Tyler in danger, Kai calls in the Department 57 team of Talents to find their common enemy. Along the way, as the threesome learn to depend on each other for protection as well as sexually, Tyler learns that Kai is truly meant to be a part of his and Zoe’s life.

Liquid Tides is part of the Department 57 series, but also works as a stand-alone title. The exotic setting—along with the exotic and sexy mermen—makes a great erotic romp as well as adventure story under Connolly’s deft writing.

Book Blurb for Department 57: Crystal Tides

Genre: Shape-shifter Paranormal Menage
Length: Novel
Kai had just about given up on love -- until he met sexy merman Tyler and Tyler's wife Zoe. The three heat Kai's hot tub to scorching together, but now Kai's seen something he wants and he plans to have it. He doesn't want another fleeting relationship. He wants Tyler and Zoe. For keeps.
Zoe's not sure she can commit to two men, but when danger threatens the underwater archaeological excavation she's working on, she needs them both to protect. Zoe and Tyler's oldest enemy has returned. They've always run from him, but now it's time to turn and fight.
But Tyler's going to have to trust Kai to protect the love of his life. Can he?
Publisher's Note: This book is a never-before released story in the Dept. 57 series and contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices, ménage (m/f/m), sex in partially shifted form, violence.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2010 4.25