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#BookReview Deep Water by Nicola Cameron #Fantasy #Menage #Giveaway @YesItsNicolaC

Title: Deep Water
Series: Olympic Cove #3
Author: Nicola Cameron
Genre: Menage Romance/Fantasy
Published: August 9, 2015 Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Poseidon, God of the Sea, has spent millennia alone due to a single terrible act. His consort Amphitrite has sworn never to forgive him, and he’s forced to live with the knowledge that he drove an innocent girl to her doom.
But when one of the Olympic Cove cottages gets an occupant with an all-too-familiar soul, Poseidon discovers that the Fates have given him a second chance. Now he must try to right the wrongs of the past and win back both his beloved consort and the mate he betrayed.
Assuming, of course, that the Mad Nereid Thetis doesn’t interfere…

I have to say ever since I started reading the Olympic Cove series books I've been in love with Poseidon. Yes, I raise my hand up to that. As much as I've loved all the other characters, I've been waiting and panting to read his story.

Poseidon is a very strong and commanding character and on the face of it he can come across as arrogant, after all he is the lord of the sea. But I've always seen beyond to his loss and heartache and most of all his regret at the breakdown of his relationship with Amphitrite. Something he did a long time ago caused a tragic event and Amphitrite hasn't forgiven him since and neither has he forgiven himself.

Of course there's been other things going on with the crazy Nereid Thetis causing havoc and planning to destroy earth, so Poseidon has had his hands full. But the Oracle has given him a new prophecy. In order to defeat Thetis he has to heal old wounds and regain the trust of those he's betrayed. 

When Posiedon bumps into the Griffin, the new guy next door, everything changes when he realises he has the lost soul of the person he betrayed long ago. Finally, he has a chance to make amends. But is it all too late?

I really loved this story. As with all the previous stories in this series, the author's love of Greek Mythology and marine life is so obvious. The story is well plotted, mixing romance, erotica, mythology and suspense. But it's the characters that you fall in love. They are colourful and engaging. For me Posiedon was 'the man' or rather 'the god'. I totally loved him.

Although this is part of a series, you can read this story on its own and still get the gist of it. And I wholeheartedly recommend this one. If you haven't read any of this author's books feel free to start with this one. I loved it and it is my favourite story from this author so far.

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Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

"The addition of new characters and old in this addition to the series if wonderful and more than ever the mythology is brought to life once again making you feel like you are right there living it!" ~Book Junky Girls
“I highly recommend this book, and the entire series. I recently reviewed Books 1 & 2, so if you missed that review, check it out (here.) If you are into a contemporary fantasy with a Greek God flair, these books would be for you.” ~ Love Bytes Reviews
“Once again, Nicola Cameron beautifully melds genres with Deep Water, making it a big, juicy read for fans of m/m romance, erotica, fantasy, adventure, and the paranormal. If you're a fan of even one of these (hell - even if you're not!), do yourself a favour and dive into this series. You will NOT be sorry.” ~Author L.D. Blakely
“What a great book!! I loved it, and I was very excited to read it. The first two stories in the "Olympic Cove" series were great, so I pretty much counted the days until this one was available.” ~Amazon Reviewer
Feeling like he was in another one of his dreams, Griffin let himself be eased onto the beach blanket. He stretched out, wiggling a bit to get comfortable as Dunn followed him and did the same. Overhead, the Floridian night was heavily spangled with stars. 

“This is nice. Should’ve done this the first night I got here.” He glanced at Dunn. The man was a shadowy form stretched out at length, hands clasped placidly on his middle. “Comfortable?”

“Very,” Dunn said, staring up at the stars. “You’re right. This is quite lovely.”

“Yeah.” Griffin swallowed. He had no idea what to do next.

Except to be honest. “Dunn, I need to say something.”


“I hope this doesn’t offend you because I really don’t want to do that, and to be honest I don’t know why I feel this way but…” He swallowed, hearing his throat click. “I really want to kiss you right now. If you don’t want to, it’s fine, I understand, but I thought I’d ask.”

“Ah.” Dunn’s head turned towards him. “Well, then, if we’re being honest, I’d like to kiss you as well.”

Something electric shot through Griffin, swamping the fear. “Oh. I didn’t … I mean, I thought—”

“That I prefer women? I do, as I suspect you do. But I’ve been known to make exceptions.” The other man chuckled softly. “I believe the term is heteroflexible.”

My God, has he done this before? That’s not bad, though. At least one of us knows what he’s doing. “Okay, good. Um…”

“Shall I come over there?”


Griffin rolled onto his side and Dunn mirrored him. A hand came up and cupped his cheek, warm against the soft coolness of the evening breeze.

He closed his eyes as Dunn leaned forward. Lips brushed against his, delicately intent. His lips tingled under the soft pressure, and he could feel the prickle of Dunn’s mustache and beard, something he’d never felt before, at least not during a kiss.

It was weird and slightly scary. It was also fucking terrific. “Do that again,” he whispered when Dunn pulled back.

“Eagerness. I like that in a man.” 

They kissed again, and Griffin let his lips open. The tip of Dunn’s tongue traced along them with that same delicacy. The sensation sizzled across his nerve endings, poking his dormant libido right where it counted.

Dunn pulled back a bit. “If you want to stop at any time, say so,” he said, his voice rough.

“Right, got it. Now kiss me again.”

He did, tongue slipping into Griffin’s mouth with deft skill. Griffin gave himself over to it, enjoying the sensation. It was similar to kissing a woman but with a different undertone to it, hungrier somehow. He felt like he didn’t have to hold back, that anything he threw at Dunn the other man could take.

And then Dunn’s tongue licked along the roof of his mouth, sending sparks of desire shooting through him. He couldn’t help moaning in unabashed pleasure.

Dunn took that as a signal to roll closer, fitting himself along Griffin’s body. It was like the kiss, scary and exciting at the same time. Dunn slid an arm around him, a hand coming to rest in the small of his back as his mouth continued to duel sweetly with Griffin’s.

After a bit Griffin felt something poking him in the thigh. It dawned on him what was happening. He broke the kiss with a gasp, sucking in air. “Fuck. You’re hard.”

“Well, yes, that does happen.” Dunn sounded amused. “Does it bother you?”

Griffin gulped. It should, he knew that. And yet all he wanted to do was do a wicked little shimmy against Dunn, make the other man moan for once. “No. It’s fine.”

But Dunn paused, his hand lightening on Griffin’s back. “You’re not aroused.”

He shook his head. “It was the last round of radiation. Haven’t been able to get it up since.”

“Oh.” Dunn’s hand came to rest again, but now it was on his waist. “Am I hurting you? Doing this, I mean?”

“If you’re asking me if you’re giving me blue balls, yeah, a little.” He swallowed again. “If you’re asking me if I want to stop, the answer’s no. Just don’t expect me to be poking you back.”

He wasn’t sure, but he could have sworn he saw Dunn smile. “All right.”
Nicola Cameron has had a healthy interest in sex since puberty, but it wasn’t until 2012 that she decided to write about it. Turns out that the skills picked up during her SF writing career transfer rather nicely to erotic romance and erotica — who knew?


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  1. Thank you so much for hosting Deep Water today and for your fantastic review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and Poseidon's story (and between us, I have a bit of a thing for the big lug as well). I'm currently working on Book Four, so there's lots more to come from Olympic Cove.


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