Anniversary Shenanigans: Author Visit + Giveaway - Kim Dare

Kim Dare is here today and she came armed with a sweet and sexy merman fic as well as a bombtastic giveaway!

Mermaids Don’t Exist

Eric kicked with all his might, propelling himself upwards. Just as he reached the sea’s surface, another wave smashed into him. His mouth filled with sea water.

He felt himself being dragged back under. This time, he was pulled even deeper. He clawed at the water, desperately hoping that he might find something, anything to cling to.

The wave that had carried him overboard in the storm could have damaged the ship. It could have broken off a piece of something that would float.

All his hands found was more water. He kicked out again, his lungs burning with need as he tried to fight his way back to the surface. Except, the waves had tumbled him so badly he had no idea which direction the surface was in now. Salt stung his eyes, but he couldn’t see anything that would help him.

A deeper, more permanent blackness started to close in around him. He reached out one last time and his hand brushed against something. His fingers slid against something warm and smooth. He saw a flash of what looked like skin.

Someone else had fallen overboard with him? Eric twisted around, trying to catch hold of them. He had to get them to the surface. He had to—

A man’s face appeared before him, calm and smiling, surrounded by a halo of auburn hair.

Mermaids don’t exist.

Hallucinations are bad.

Oxygen deprivation—it had to be. Eric really was dying. The realisation gave him another burst of adrenaline—enough for one last bid for the surface. He could make it. He—

“Stop struggling, you idiot! Do you want to drown?”

Eric froze. His hallucination was speaking to him?

Before he could react further, firm, demanding lips covered his.

Now was really not the time, and Eric automatically pushed against strong, muscular shoulders, but—


The man wasn’t kissing him. He was breathing for him. Understanding dawned and Eric tried to pull him closer rather than push him away. His hands skittered over skin and scales in turn, but never found a purchase.

Suddenly, they breached the surface, but just for a moment. Eric barely had time to snatch one breath before another wave battered them down.

As water covered their heads, Eric was sure he saw the guy’s smile turn into a smirk. But, back deep beneath the waves again, that didn’t matter.

The man’s mouth covered Eric’s once more. It might have been possible to believe it was just about helping him breathe, if it hadn’t been for the way the man’s tongue flicked against Eric’s lips, tempting him to forget about more important concerns and kiss him back.

Eric hesitated, survival instinct still telling him both to push him away and pull him closer. As the kiss lingered on, closer began to win, and maybe not entirely because he needed the man’s help to breathe.

Eric still wasn’t sure if mermaids existed, but apparently mermen did…

Nothing gives you the warm fuzzies quite like a Kim Dare story, ammiright? We unicorns thank her for helping us celebrate our fifth anniversary. Be sure to let her know what you thought of her merman story in the comments!

About the Author 

Kim is a thirty-three year old bisexual submissive from Wales (UK). First published in 2008, she has since released almost 100 BDSM erotic romance titles ranging from short stories to full length novels. Having worked with a host of fantastic e-publishers, she has just moved into self publishing.

While she has occasionally ventured towards other pairings, Kim's first love is still, and probably always will be, Male/Male stories. But, no matter what the pairing, from paranormal to contemporary, and from the sweet to the intense, everything she writes will always feature three things - Kink, Love and a Happy Ending.

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  1. Nice! I enjoyed it very much. Thank you

  2. I think mermans are my new favorite trope! Is that even a thing?

  3. Definitely left me wanting to know more, thank you!

  4. AngelaVR
    Very enjoyable. Yeah for mermen ;)

  5. Thank you for sharing, i really liked it

  6. Thank you Kim for the incredible giveaway and for your beautiful stories ^^ I know from the newsletters that you've been toying with a merman story line so could this be a little something-something on what might become a full fledged story????

  7. That was great - but it just whetted my appetite for more! <3