Title: Beneath the Loch
Author: SD Simper
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 44 Pages
Category: Dark Romance, Fairy Tale
Rating: 4 Stars
At a Glance: Beneath the Loch is a story in which religious doctrine and mythology collide in a question of what is evil and what is simply a different sort of miraculous in the world.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: As a child, Mairi made a deal with a young fae – a kiss in exchange for gills.
Now, betrothed to a man she hardly knows, Mairi is desperate to escape her fate. When she finds that same fae at the river’s edge, she’s offered a proposal that makes her skin grow cold . . . and her blood run hot.
Romance meets horror in this lesbian fairytale. Do you dare dive . . . Beneath the Loch?
Review: “Beware of making deals with fey. There’s a cost to everything.”
The forest is a staple of fairy tales, a primeval realm made up of magic and knowledge, and is often used to suggest the loss of innocence—a child leaves the safety of their home, crosses the dark threshold, and after unfathomable adventures, they return with the understanding that the world is made up of strange and unusual and often dangerous things. And the age-old superstitions passed down from ancestor to ancestor hold more than a grain of truth.
Author SD Simper has crafted a dark tale in which a nine-year-old girl, Mairi, defies her parents rules and discovers a dangerous friend, a kelpie called Olphia, in the process. Whether Olphia will be the death or the life of Mairi unfolds over the course of years, when they are separated and then reunited—older, perhaps wiser, but for Mairi, no more in control of her own destiny as she was as a child.
Beneath the Loch is a story in which religious doctrine and mythology collide in a question of what is evil and what is simply a different sort of miraculous in the world. Mairi and Olphia’s connection defies order and rules and delivers an erotic promise that fulfills the happily ever after.
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