Greetings, DDP fans!
L. B. La Vigne, author of Blue, is releasing a self-published merman-human MM romance story this week and we wanted to share the news with you!
Here’s L. B. with what you’ll find in Scales of Gold…
When Brandon, a hunter who works for Samson & Sons, follows the rumor of merfolk living in a remote river tributary, he finds exactly what he’s looking for one night while eating dinner. Vez, a solitary golden tailed merman eats the clams he’s given, but casts a wary eye towards Brandon. That only lasts until Brandon goes swimming and they exchange gifts: a red bead that Vez can add to the bracelet of shells he wears, and a chess pawn for Brandon’s favorite board game. After a struggle in the water that ends in a life-giving kiss, Vez is easily wooed when Brandon find a soft spot where his scales end. It’s all over when, after one magical day spent together, Erik Samson himself assists in Vez’s capture.
Merfact: The pouch in the front of Vez’s fin is called a cloaca, and it’s no secret what he’s hiding in there, just like the shiny objects he collects in his underwater home.
Vez is stored in a tank that’s too small, with no shelter. The tank is lidless, with an inlaid seating area for viewers. Brandon visits him, and while sitting on the grate that lines the top of the tank, he gives Vez some of his favorite freshwater clams. Later, to convince Brandon to help him, Vez puts on a show for him where he really gets to sparkle. Brandon decides that he only has one option: He has to break Vez out and bring him home. Unfortunately, the only transportation he has is an SUV, and he barely makes it home in time to put Vez in the bath tub. But Vez is in good spirits, and he quickly returns to his playful, if not slightly snarky self.
Merfact: Freshwater merfolk require a different diet than saltwater merfolk. As for Vez, his favorite type of seafood is raw clams.
It quickly becomes evident that Brandon isn’t at all prepared to have a merman in his home. But when he comes back from a trip to get groceries, the merman isn’t in the tub. Instead, he’s grown human legs and Brandon is unable to keep his hands off Vez whose inner thighs are too sensitive. When Erik Samson shows up to inquire about the missing merman, the happiness of their morning is threatened. But it’s a good thing that Erik only paid attention to the fact that Vez had a tail, so Erik leaves without recognizing Vez. After spending the morning rolling around in Brandon’s bed, Vez decides that maybe staying in the human world won’t be so bad after all.
Merfact: The shells on Vez’s bracelet contain magical properties that he can use whenever necessary.
Scales of Gold is a 14,000-word novella. If you like sultry mermen, and adore hunkey outdoorsmen, you’ll be captivated by Vez’s playful nature, and Brandon’s rugged edges. When it comes to matters of the heart, true love can be a bit fishy.
Available for Kindle and Kindle Unlimited on June 21st
That sounds like a great read!
And if you’re looking for more from L. B. La Vigne, be sure to check out Blue:
A wealthy businessman and rag-tag college student spark up an unlikely romance, but fear of commitment and skeletons from the past threaten their happy ever after.