Merman Sex… and why I took the boring route
With so many inventive ways for species who aren't entirely human to have sex, I imagine some readers may be wondering just how this particular author 's mermen get down and dirty with their other halves. Well, I'm afraid, as the title suggests, I took the boring route when it came to mermen and sex. That is to say, my mermen (and mermaids) only have sex when they are out of the water and in human form.
I can hear the cries of "boring!" already.
But let me explain.
The reason I went this route is twofold. Firstly there was the whole issue with the not quite human friskiness in Between Heaven & Hell, when angel Mac got a little too up close and personal with Alastor while he was in his demon form for some readers' comfort. Incidentally, when that book becomes available again later this year, those scenes will no longer be in it. But, rightly or wrongly, the reaction to that that book, and those scenes in particular, has put me off being adventurous with my mermen in a way nothing else could.
There will be no dolphin like penises or underwater sex in either this book or the rest of the series.
Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, my mermen having sex only on land is rather essential to the plot of Forbidden Waters.
In the world I have created, the mer are a very sexual race and go into heat – literally – twice a year on the summer and winter solstice. They go to land to mate and only fulfilling their deepest sexual desire can break the mating fever. The desire can be anything and is unique to each merman and mermaid. If the fever isn't broken then the mer person is in for an increasingly uncomfortable time.
And that, right there, is one of the main plot lines of Forbidden Waters – what would happen to a merman if he couldn't find his release during the mating season? For Prince Finn, heir to the sunken city of Atlantis, it is a nightmare of increasing pain, especially after he meets Kyle, a merman who could, potentially, fulfil his every desire.
To save his clan from ever-increasing shark attacks, merman Kyle seeks sanctuary for his people in the sunken city of Atlantis, even though he knows that as a homosexual merman, he will be sacrificing his own chance for love. Love finds him anyway in the form of Prince Finn, the rebellious young heir to the Atlantean throne.
When their relationship is discovered, Kyle is the one to pay the price. Banished from the oceans, he seeks shelter in England and finds a new love with human, Jake Seabrook.
For Jake, Kyle is the chance to move on from the crush he has on his straight best friend. The strange man he found naked on the beach seems to fit into his life with ease. If only Kyle weren’t keeping secrets from him, Jake could see them having a future together.
Things are not what they seem for either of the men and when Kyle discovers the truth about Finn, he knows he must return to Atlantis.
Three men, a tangled relationship, and one chance for happiness—if they can trust enough to take it.
Kyle shook his head and was about to say something else when the sound of someone in pain drifted through his mind. He knew instinctively it was Finn and swam past the queen to the resting chamber. Queen Coral followed at his back. They found Finn curled up in Kyle’s sleeping sponge, his tail curled around him. He clutched his stomach in obvious pain.
Ignoring the queen for the moment, Kyle rushed to Finn and gathered him into his arms.
“I’m here, Finn,” Kyle murmured. “I’ve got you now.”
Finn groaned and wrapped himself round Kyle. “I hate this. The heat of the season gets worse every time. I thought it might help to be here in your home, but it didn’t. It’ll pass by the end of the day. It just hurts not to mate when the desire is so strong.”
“Damn,” Kyle swore under his breath. At twenty years of age, Finn had already gone through nearly ten mating seasons without relief. That was more than Dax and Undine had lived through combined. The pain Kyle suffered from would be nothing compared to what Finn was dealing with right now.
Kyle glared at the queen. “Do you see what your stupid rules are putting your son through?”
“This is not my fault,” the queen argued.
“Don’t fight,” Finn interrupted. “Just hold me Kyle. It’s helping.”
Kyle tightened his grip and kissed Finn on the top of his head. “I’m here now. I won’t leave you.”
Finn settled down a little and began to rub up against Kyle. He could tell what the merman was trying to do, but Finn’s efforts were in vain. Mermen simply couldn’t find release in their half-fish form. No matter how Finn mimicked the movements of the act of mating, they could never actually see it through to completion while under the water. Which meant Finn could never find relief as long as his parents held him prisoner under the waves.
“Kyle, help me,” Finn begged. “Take me to the island. Let me know you the way I need to.”
“I forbid it,” Queen Coral ordered.
Kyle ignored her and sent his next thoughts privately to Finn. “I promise this won’t happen next mating season. Next time I’ll take you with me, even if I have to kidnap you to do it.”
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