Bryony the shifter mermaid is in love with Maia the witch in Love Comes in Many Shapes, a story by Alice Renaud in Rainbow Desire, the new BVS anthology of LGBTQIA+ love stories. But when Maia’s ex comes to visit, their relationship faces a severe test.
Alice Renaud, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about Rainbow Desire.
Rainbow Desire by Alice Renaud, et al.
Genre Gay/LGBTQIA+/Menage Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): The stories in this anthology have a variety of heat ratings from R to X
Blurb for Rainbow Desire
Rainbow Desire is a celebration of life and love in its kaleidoscope of exotic rainbow colours. The stories within the book also reflect its vibrant shades of romance from light to dark. I hope you will enjoy the wealth of narratives in this glorious LGBTQ+ anthology.
Blurb for Love Comes in Many Shapes
Bryony, a shifter mermaid, has run away with sexy witch Maia, and now they’re living the dream in Las Vegas. But Maia is hiding a secret. When her ex, a super-hot warlock, turns up, Bryony can’t fight her attraction to him. Will she choose him? Or Maia? Or both?
Know Bryony, the Heroine from Love Comes in Many Shapes in Rainbow Desire
Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Go for a swim in the pool. She spends as much time as she can in water.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Like all shifter merfolk, she loves seafood. She likes the fried squid and shrimps from her local Chinese restaurant.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
As little as possible! Clothes are a hindrance when shifting. Fortunately the climate in Las Vegas enables her to waft around in a bikini and shorts most of the time.
Does she know how to fix things?
Yes, she grew up the only girl in a household of mermen, and learned to fix broken things – boats, kettles, pipes…
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
When Maia, a witch, came to the Morvann islands, Bryony fell in love with her. She tried to tell her family and Clan about their relationship, but they freaked out and ordered her to break up with Maia. Mermen are a conservative lot, and she was the first openly gay mermaid on the islands. As a result she ran off to the US with Maia.
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
She loves children and is very natural with them. In her job as an entertainer for a hotel in Las Vegas, she often interacts with children and loves it.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Bright and perky, ready to seize the day. Maia on the other hand is a night owl and doesn’t start smiling until about 10 am.
How does she act around people who don’t know what she is?
She acts as natural as possible. Officially only Maia knows that she is a shifter mermaid, though her manager and some of her colleagues at the hotel suspect something. She changes into her mermaid shape as part of the show, and though she pretends it’s a costume, some who see her up close can guess that it’s not. But hey, it’s Vegas, anything goes.
Will she let a worker handle things or do it herself?
She will do it herself if she can. She likes fixing things, and also she is prudent with money.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Unadorned skin. Mermaids usually avoid piercings and jewelry as it causes issues when shifting from human to aquatic form.
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Neither. Unlike Maia she doesn’t drive. She take taxis a lot, or Maia drives her.
Recycle or toss?
Recycle. Merfolk respect the environment.
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!
Where to buy Rainbow Desire
Alice Renaud Social Media
Alice lives in London, UK, with her husband and son. By day she’s a compliance manager for a pharmaceutical company. By night she writes fantasy romance about shape shifting mermen, water monsters and time-travelling witches. Her first book, “A Merman’s Choice,” was published in January 2019 by Black Velvet Seductions. It is the first book in a fantasy romance trilogy inspired by the landscapes and legends of Brittany and Wales. The second and third books, “Music for a Merman,” and “Mermaids Marry in Green,” are out now. Alice has also contributed short stories for the BVS anthologies “Mystic Desire” and “Desire Me Again,” both available now, and “Cowboy Desire,” on pre order now, release date 1 April. Alice loves reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s interested!
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Renaud/e/B07L52P17B
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