Monday, 12 May 2014

'Sirens and Sailors' now in PRINT!

Hi there

Great news!  Siren Publishing have just started to publish the first two books of the ‘Sirens and Sailors’ series in paperback as a combi-book!  This is currently available for pre-order from Amazon: 

‘Last of the Sirens’ by Bella Settarra
 Sirens and Sailors #1

When virginal Amaranda saves handsome sailor, Eban Gal, their love changes the lives of everyone on the ancient island of Refrainia…

Having reluctantly been taught to become a Siren on the ancient island of Refrainia, virginal, naive Amaranda gets her sexual awakening in the arms of handsome sailor, Eban Gal, whom she saves from drowning.  The lovers’ attempt to flee the island is thwarted by the elderly leader, Hermandine, who imprisons Eban and forces Amaranda to seduce the sailors with the other Sirens on Destiny Rock.  While Amaranda is being attacked, Eban is bewitched by beautiful Siren, Kalliope.

When Eban and the sailors realize the horrors afoot on the island, they challenge the Elders to change their laws and lifestyle.  A treacherous voyage in search of Poseidon is the only solution, so the couple, along with two sailors set off.  A violent encounter with the Teras, a hideous sea-creature, threatens to end Amaranda’s life, and destroy their ship, and, with no sign of the Sea-God, all their efforts appear to be in vain…

‘Scourge of the Siren’ by Bella Settarra
Sirens and Sailors #2

Is there any hope for Eban Gal and Amaranda’s future when she is blackmailed, drugged and left for dead in a burning boat?

Eban Gal takes his fiancée, Amaranda, to live in his homeland on Westland.  Adjusting to her new way of life proves more difficult than she ever imagined.  When beautiful Mitzi, an ex-girlfriend of Eban, overhears them speaking about her past, the jealous girl uses the revelation to blackmail Amaranda into leaving her beloved Eban forever.  Alone in a strange world, Amaranda gets captured by drug-dealer Taneli Oris, who has been terrifying her with his salacious comments and advances.
Taneli has already exposed her secret to the press, and soon the ancient island of Refrainia is in chaos.  Mutilated bodies are found and questions are asked.
When Mitzi is rushed into hospital following a drug overdose, Eban realizes how much danger Amaranda is in, and rushes to find her before it’s too late.
As Taneli forces drugs into her, Amaranda inadvertently sets fire to the boat they are hiding in.  Unconscious, with her leg trapped, she has no hope of escape.

Instead of ‘My Review’ this week I would like to share with you some reviews which some readers posted for these books.  (They are separate for each book as the kindle editions were bought).

Last of the Sirens

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Romance and Fantasy that Surprises the Reader in Every Chapter. 18 Dec 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition

Amaranda is a young Siren ready to take her place as a temptress on the beautiful island of Refrainia. Then she meets a young sailor named Eban Gal and everything changes for her.

Last of the Sirens is a romantically happy journey full of twists and turns. Just when you think you know where the story is leading, it suddenly veers off into a new and wonderful direction. I enjoyed experiencing the discovery of love (and at times --evil) through the innocent eyes of young Amaranda.

Sirens are not the only fantasy beings in the story, but as with the Sirens, the descriptions wonderfully bring the mythological creatures to life. I hesitate to reveal any more as I don’t want to spoil the fun and wonder for other readers.

Ms. Settarra’s biography at the end of the book says she’s working on the next title. That’s great because I can’t wait to read what happens next on Refrainia.

Last of the Sirens (MF) by Bella Settarra (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)
Categories: Fairy Tales/Myths, Fantasy, Futuristic

This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

A fantastic read-great first book in a new series. Storyline had me gripped from page one and I honestly couldn't put it down from there! Well written with beautiful descriptions(and very raunchy sex scenes!). Looking forward to reading Sirens and Sailors #2!

Reviewed by: nc88 (Date: 04/06/2014 (Published on Siren Bookstrand MER)

Scourge of the Siren

May 10, 2014 Natalie Canham rated it 5 of 5 stars (on Goodreads)
FANTASTIC book!!! I was eagerly anticipating reading this as I was so hooked by the first book in this series, Last of the Sirens-and it did not disappoint! Story line was gripping, with a great balance of the underlying love story mixed in with explosive sex scenes alongside the main character's struggles to adapt to life in her new surroundings. Topped off with enough suspense to have me holding my breath for page after page, I could not put this story down! Settarra's writing is top quality and the story flows fluently at a good pace. Descriptions are as precise and mesmerizing as with the first book-I really felt like I could see and feel everything the characters could. Beautifully written and leaves me wanting more from these wonderful characters. Itching to read book 3 now! A MUST READ!

Title: Scourge of the Siren (MF)
$4.99 - Author(s): Bella Settarra

This reviewer's rating:
5 - Outstanding
Loved it! Dare I say, liked it a little better than the first one? ;) You get to see more of Eban and Amaranda exploring their journey! Love the series and the author and will continue to read!
Reviewed by: Jasmine Alexander (Date: 03/24/2014) (Published on Siren Bookstrand MER)

Join me on Wednesday when Cait Reynolds will be here for the Writing; The Alphabet slot, continuing this month’s theme ‘A’ is for Adversity with news on how she copes with her kidney transplant and still manages to write terrific books.  On Friday our ‘Meet the Author’ spot features Michelle Roth and her new release.

Have a brilliant week, and enjoy whatever you are reading and/or writing.

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