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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Mythica by L.J. LaBarthe

Mythica by L.J. LaBarthe
Gay Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: BK Publishing Trust t/a Bottom Drawer Publications (September 20, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0994157223
ISBN-13: 978-0994157225
Amazon: Mythica
Amazon Kindle: Mythica

Caiden Jones is part-selkie and lives an idyllic life by the sea in South Australia. He's had his fair share of disappointments, like being kept out of the Navy due to his mythica status, but overall he's got a pretty good life. Until he's in the wrong place at the right time. Cai steps in to subdue an out-of-control minotaur and in the process suffers a serious injury to his ribs. As Cai struggles to breathe, a gorgeous suit-clad sy'lph with mesmerising blue eyes races to his rescue. When it's learned that the minotaur was poisoned, the sy'lph, Gray, makes it his personal mission to keep Cai and his family safe. Cai has always harboured some resentment towards the sy'lph because of their easy acceptance into the community, so the attraction he feels for Gray takes him by surprise. But how can they find out what this might mean when the lives of Cai and his family are endangered by someone closer than they realise?


This story was so nice and easy to read.  What really kept me into it, outside of being a good read, was the mention of several cities in Australia that I was somewhat familiar with because of my author friends who live there.