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Siren's Call, by Debbie Herbert - Book Review

I recently had a chance to read Siren's Call, by Debbie Herbert. She is an American writer who pens for Harlequin, under the Nocturne category.

The premise of a mermaid romance set in the southern Alabama bayou was too much for me to resist, although I haven't really enjoyed regular Harlequin romances for some time. Siren's Call is fortunately dominated by the mermaid, and Alabama bayou lore.

Lily Borsage and her three sister mermaids live in Bayou La Siryna as shape shifters. When Lily's youthful chum, Nashoba Bowman, returns to his home town, now a successful wildlife photographer, Lily immediately tries her never-fail siren's voice to attract him. He is now a serious hottie! It's fun to see that it doesn't work on Nash.

Siren's Call is about Nash coming to terms with his legacy from his father, a bayou Native American shaman, and fighting off his attraction to Lily (which is ultimately hopeless). As well, there are several threatening undercurrents throughout to fill out the book.

For a Harlequin, I was quite surprised at the better quality of this story and would recommend it to readers who enjoy paranormal elements!

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msiduri wrote on June 16, 2015, 6:00 PM

Romance novels aren't my cup of tea, but I enjoyed your review.

MegL wrote on June 17, 2015, 1:23 AM

I love books like that. There was a period in my life when I would go to the library on a Saturday afternoon, read a book while there (I am a very fast reader) and take 9 books home with me. Many of the ones I read when at the library would have been the Harlequin type and I especially loved this type. I am not reading fiction at the moment but that sounds like one to look out for.

KristinRavelle wrote on June 17, 2015, 6:12 PM

Me too; I used to read tons of these. Times have changed though!

KristinRavelle wrote on June 17, 2015, 6:13 PM

Thanks kindly for your comment and view even so!