Book Reviews

Song of the Siren by Deja Black at eXtasy Books

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Military/Former Military / Shifters / Interspecies / Erotic Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 02-January-2018

Book Blurb

A broken soldier, a siren, and a pastor. Sounds like an intro to a bad joke, but it’s the Christmas story of how a siren’s song can heal.


Graham is a broken soldier in body and soul. With no place to go, he moves to the coast to live with the only relative who loves him. Lost and without hope, Graham is not sure how he can get his life back. That is until he hears the song of the most gorgeous man he has ever seen.

Kamau is a siren who lives part of his life with his siren mother the other part with his human father. Dutiful son to mother and father but never true to himself. That is until Graham walks into the church and Kamau realizes he has found his mate.

Jonah Anderson is the pastor who relies on his son’s gift to grow his church. All is going well for him and the church. That is until he sees the way Kamau looks at Graham.

At a time when Christmas presents are given for the holiday, will Graham and Kamau receive the gift they’ve dreamed of for a lifetime? Each other.


Book Review

Sirens, in my reading experience, are usually depicted as somewhat evil creatures, out to lure humans to their death in the depths of the sea. It was nice to see they can have a different side as, at least in this imaginative story, they look for love like anyone else. The added benefits of their song were a nice surprise too, and I loved getting to know Graham, who is a human soldier wounded in battle, and Kamau, a half siren with his own issues. Watching them deal with their differences and Kamau’s father provided some tension and suspense, but overall this reads a lot like a fairy tale with a very light Christmas flavor.

Graham does not expect to find love when he moves in with his cousin after his mother and sister rejected him for being gay. He does not think anyone will be able to truly care for him, not now that he has lost a leg. But meeting Kamau changes everything for him, and the healing properties of his song are as surprising to Graham as the fact that he is not entirely human.

Kamau is visiting his human father and tries to take care of him, but the older man is prickly, doesn’t want to accept the help offered, and totally rejects Kamau’s siren half. Kamau struggles with that, but he is a dutiful son and does his best – until his father, deluded by hatred, attacks Graham. Then the gloves come off and Kamau makes it very clear who is important to him.

If you like fantastical stories that explore mythical creatures, if you want to see how a soldier wounded in body and spirit can heal with the right partner, and if you’re looking for a read about an unusual couple, then you might like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 56 pages/15273 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 20-December-2017
Price $1.99 ebook
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