Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Blog Tour, eARC Review, Excerpt& #Giveaway: Deep Water (Olympic Cove #3) by Nicola Cameron

Title: Deep Water

Series: Olympic Cove #3

Author: Nicola Cameron

Genre: Menage Romance/Fantasy

Published: August 9, 2015
Publisher: Evernight Publishing


Poseidon, God of the Sea, has spent millennia alone due to a single terrible act. His consort Amphitrite has sworn never to forgive him, and he’s forced to live with the knowledge that he drove an innocent girl to her doom.
But when one of the Olympic Cove cottages gets an occupant with an all-too-familiar soul, Poseidon discovers that the Fates have given him a second chance. Now he must try to right the wrongs of the past and win back both his beloved consort and the mate he betrayed.
Assuming, of course, that the Mad Nereid Thetis doesn’t interfere…

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Being a huge Greek mythology fan I get excited when I stumble on books that use it as the backdrop of a story. The Olympic Cove series is one of these books. So far there are three installments out, this being the third. Each book can be read as stand alones however, it is best to read this according to their publications. The plot is quite convoluted as well, so start with the first. Thankfully, Nicola Cameron did such a good job, I read the second book without getting lost.

Deep Water is not an MM, this is an MMF story involving Poseidon, Amphitrite and their long lost agapetos. The prophecy was clear, they the god and his wife were to have a third but finding that third would mean the beginning of the end of happiness. The series opens with Poseidon and Amphi separated for about seven thousand years. The loss of their agapetos seven millennia past drove a wound between the mates they never once thought could ever be healed. When the Fates inform Poseidon they used an old but never forgotten thread, the news spark the renewal of hope. Unfortunately, there is a weakness: the old soul is human.

The story is told from three main points of views as well as the POVs of some of the more important side characters. Where once the agapetos was female, now it is male so the confusion is mainly on the characters themselves.

Thetis is still around, unfortunately, and is getting meaner and more cunning. Her interference on the lives of Poseidon's territory is causing havoc on the environment and it is frustrating to read the gods and goddesses battle it out then deal with fighting on another day. Poseidon trying to right a wrong done eons ago is also wearing on him especially when his plans get waylaid by miscommunication and hardheadedness. The author managed to integrate the mythology into a contemporary setting and make it work. It was a fun read. In the end, there is an HEA and rightly so,  the getting to that point was an interesting read of erotica and action with a dash of the mytho/sci-fi. 

The only thing I should warn hardcore MM readers out there, this is an MMF and so involves scenes with between the the men and the men with Amphi. Yes, readers, there are quite a few MF scenes here as well as a lone FF. I must point out, it was a necessary read and it answered a whole lot of questions left open in the previous books.

"The addition of new characters and old in this addition to the series if wonderful and more than ever the mythology is brought to life once again making you feel like you are right there living it!" ~Book Junky Girls

“I highly recommend this book, and the entire series. I recently reviewed Books 1 & 2, so if you missed that review, check it out (here.) If you are into a contemporary fantasy with a Greek God flair, these books would be for you.” ~
Love Bytes Reviews

“Once again, Nicola Cameron beautifully melds genres with Deep Water, making it a big, juicy read for fans of m/m romance, erotica, fantasy, adventure, and the paranormal. If you're a fan of even one of these (hell - even if you're not!), do yourself a favour and dive into this series. You will NOT be sorry.” ~Author L.D. Blakely

“What a great book!! I loved it, and I was very excited to read it. The first two stories in the "Olympic Cove" series were great, so I pretty much counted the days until this one was available.” ~Amazon Reviewer

Feeling like he was in another one of his dreams, Griffin let himself be eased onto the beach blanket. He stretched out, wiggling a bit to get comfortable as Dunn followed him and did the same. Overhead, the Floridian night was heavily spangled with stars. 

“This is nice. Should’ve done this the first night I got here.” He glanced at Dunn. The man was a shadowy form stretched out at length, hands clasped placidly on his middle. “Comfortable?”

“Very,” Dunn said, staring up at the stars. “You’re right. This is quite lovely.”

“Yeah.” Griffin swallowed. He had no idea what to do next.

Except to be honest. “Dunn, I need to say something.”


“I hope this doesn’t offend you because I really don’t want to do that, and to be honest I don’t know why I feel this way but…” He swallowed, hearing his throat click. “I really want to kiss you right now. If you don’t want to, it’s fine, I understand, but I thought I’d ask.”

“Ah.” Dunn’s head turned towards him. “Well, then, if we’re being honest, I’d like to kiss you as well.”

Something electric shot through Griffin, swamping the fear. “Oh. I didn’t … I mean, I thought—”

“That I prefer women? I do, as I suspect you do. But I’ve been known to make exceptions.” The other man chuckled softly. “I believe the term is heteroflexible.”

My God, has he done this before? That’s not bad, though. At least one of us knows what he’s doing. “Okay, good. Um…”

“Shall I come over there?”


Griffin rolled onto his side and Dunn mirrored him. A hand came up and cupped his cheek, warm against the soft coolness of the evening breeze.

He closed his eyes as Dunn leaned forward. Lips brushed against his, delicately intent. His lips tingled under the soft pressure, and he could feel the prickle of Dunn’s mustache and beard, something he’d never felt before, at least not during a kiss.

It was weird and slightly scary. It was also fucking terrific. “Do that again,” he whispered when Dunn pulled back.

“Eagerness. I like that in a man.” 

They kissed again, and Griffin let his lips open. The tip of Dunn’s tongue traced along them with that same delicacy. The sensation sizzled across his nerve endings, poking his dormant libido right where it counted.

Dunn pulled back a bit. “If you want to stop at any time, say so,” he said, his voice rough.

“Right, got it. Now kiss me again.”

He did, tongue slipping into Griffin’s mouth with deft skill. Griffin gave himself over to it, enjoying the sensation. It was similar to kissing a woman but with a different undertone to it, hungrier somehow. He felt like he didn’t have to hold back, that anything he threw at Dunn the other man could take.

And then Dunn’s tongue licked along the roof of his mouth, sending sparks of desire shooting through him. He couldn’t help moaning in unabashed pleasure.

Dunn took that as a signal to roll closer, fitting himself along Griffin’s body. It was like the kiss, scary and exciting at the same time. Dunn slid an arm around him, a hand coming to rest in the small of his back as his mouth continued to duel sweetly with Griffin’s.

After a bit Griffin felt something poking him in the thigh. It dawned on him what was happening. He broke the kiss with a gasp, sucking in air. “Fuck. You’re hard.”

“Well, yes, that does happen.” Dunn sounded amused. “Does it bother you?”

Griffin gulped. It should, he knew that. And yet all he wanted to do was do a wicked little shimmy against Dunn, make the other man moan for once. “No. It’s fine.”

But Dunn paused, his hand lightening on Griffin’s back. “You’re not aroused.”

He shook his head. “It was the last round of radiation. Haven’t been able to get it up since.”

“Oh.” Dunn’s hand came to rest again, but now it was on his waist. “Am I hurting you? Doing this, I mean?”

“If you’re asking me if you’re giving me blue balls, yeah, a little.” He swallowed again. “If you’re asking me if I want to stop, the answer’s no. Just don’t expect me to be poking you back.”

He wasn’t sure, but he could have sworn he saw Dunn smile. “All right.”

Related link:
Blog Tour, eARC Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Breaker Zone (Olympic Cove #2) by Nicola Cameron

Nicola Cameron has had a healthy interest in sex since puberty, but it wasn’t until 2012 that she decided to write about it. Turns out that the skills picked up during her SF writing career transfer rather nicely to erotic romance and erotica — who knew?




  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today and giving me such an awesome review, ladies! There are three more books in the series, and things are only going to get hotter from here on in. :-D

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