Today’s my stop on the Blog Tour hosted by the wonderful The Write Reads for Our Bloody Pearl by D.N. Bryn! This was one of the finalists in the 2021 BBNYA competition, there’s some more information about BBNYA near the bottom of this post if you’re interested. Thank you to the TWR and BBNYA teams for organizing this blog tour and providing me with the materials for it.
When I signed up for this blog tour, I severely overestimated my reading ability, and I unfortunately haven’t managed to read it yet. I’m hoping to read this book soon because it sounds fantastic. In the meantime, here’s a spotlight for it!
Title: Our Bloody Pearl
Author: D.N. Bryn
Publisher: Bryn Books
Publication Date: July 26, 2018
Length: 206 Pages
From Goodreads: The ocean is uncontrollable and dangerous. But to the sirens who swim the warm island waters, it’s a home more than worth protecting from the humans and their steam-propelled ships. Between their hypnotic voices and the strength of their powerful tails, sirens have little to fear.
That is, until the ruthless pirate captain, Kian, creates a device to cancel out their songs.
Perle was the first siren captured, and while all since have either been sold or killed, Kian still keeps them prisoner. Though their song is muted and their tail paralyzed, Perle’s hope for escape rekindles as another pirating vessel seizes Kian’s ship. This new captain seems different, with his brilliant smile and his promises that Kian will never again be Perle’s master. But he’s still a human, and a captor in his own way. The compassion he and his rag-tag human family show can’t be sincere… or can it?
Soon it becomes clear that Kian will hunt Perle relentlessly, taking down any siren in her path. As the tides turn, Perle must decide whether to run from Kian forever, or ride the forming wave into battle, hoping their newfound human companions will fight with them.
This adult fantasy novel featuring an nonbinary disabled protagonist is a voyage of laughter and danger where friendships and love abound and sirens are sure to steal—or eat—your heart.
Trigger warnings: mild gore due to carnivorous sirens and sensations of drowning.
D.N. Bryn began writing short stories in middle school and has yet to stop. They received their bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UCSD, and enjoy a day job involving respiratory disease research. They bring their love for animals, science, and mythology into all their writing, and are passionate about creating inclusive worlds where a diverse array of characters can go on grand adventures without being hindered by social misconceptions based on their appearance, sexuality, or gender.
BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website http://www.bbnya.com or Twitter @bbnya_official.
The sign-ups for bloggers are open new for the 2022 BBNYA competition, if you’re interested, you can sign up here! If you’re an author wanting to enter your book, keep your eyes peeled because sign-ups are opening up very very soon!
If you’re interested, you can purchase a copy of Our Bloody Pearl from Amazon* here.
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