Stealing the Selkie’s Heart (The Selkie Seas, #1) by Ella Rose
Publisher: Lightning Platypus Press, (July 19, 2022)
Category: Paranormal Romance
Available in Print and ebook, 286 pages
A cursed town, a kidnapped selkie…what will happen when love is on the line?
Powerful selkie warrior Ronan must negotiate with a group of local sirens before war breaks out. The last thing he needs is a desperate human who steals his sealskin, intent on forcing him to help her. He decides to seduce her, get his skin back, and fulfill his mission. But finding out she’s his True Mate changes everything…
Widow Una MacCallan is determined to save her small Scottish fishing town from the curse that fell over it twenty-four years ago, even if it means blackmailing the fierce selkie. Though she knows he is the key to breaking the spell, she doesn’t anticipate the attraction between them. She can’t afford the distraction, and she doesn’t trust that his interest is anything more than a manipulation, a bid for freedom. But she keeps finding herself tempted…
Together, they must race against time to break the curse. But as the two get closer, they find themselves asking: can they give up love to save those around them? What is the price for their newfound passion?
Stealing the Selkie’s Heart is an exciting enemies-to-lovers paranormal romance and the first book in The Selkie Seas series by Ella Rose. Let it steal your heart today!
Guest Review by Sal
‘Stealing the Selkie’s Heart (The Selkie Seas, #1)’ by Ella Rose is a wild ride from start to finish! Right from the start, I could tell that this book was going to fit my interests and as I read along, I knew that I was correct.
Set in 1861 in the Hebrides Islands of Scotland, the book first introduces us to Ronan, a male selkie. Now, in case you don’t know, selkies are mythical creatures that can change back and forth between a seal form and a human form at will, simply by removing their seal skin. But there is a downside to this. The selkie’s seal skin has to be kept safe and hidden at all costs. If a human were to steal the skin, the selkie would have to bend to their will until it was returned.
This is a real myth that some will be familiar with (especially those of us with Scottish ancestry), but this book takes it to a new level by having Ronan’s selkie skin be stolen by none other than a woman who turns out to be his one true mate.
Una is a young widow who only wishes to seek Ronan’s help in stopping the curse that has been put on her town. However, once she finds out exactly how she is connected to Ronan, well, let’s just say things change a little bit. The two quickly begin to fall for each other, and each moment that they grow closer was a joy to read.
This is a fantastic paranormal romance and I highly recommend it if you enjoy the genre! This is also a great book to start out on if you’ve never read a paranormal romance but would like to try your first. Ella Rose’s writing is beautiful, descriptive and entertaining, and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future!
About the Author
Ella Rose is a paranormal romance author who loves kink, ink, and cake, and hopes you do too. She is a bi-sexual author writing through a Bi-Polar Disorder lens and thinks representation and mental health matter. She is the author of The Selkie Seas series, which includes Losing the Selkie’s Skin and Stealing the Selkie’s Heart.
Her latest selkie short stories will appear in Dark Rose Press’s Worlds Apart and Dragon Soul Press’s Beyond Atlantis anthologies. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Paranormal Romance Guild.
This giveaway is for 2 print or ebook copies. Print is open to Canada and the U.S. only and ebook is open worldwide. This giveaway ends on November 24, 2022 midnight, pacific time. Entries accepted via Rafflecopter only.
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Praise for Stealing the Selkie’s Heart by Ella Rose
“A fun novel with a great HEA. I am looking forward to finishing the prequel. More fun awaits!”- John P., Amazon
“Stealing the Selkie’s Heart is a cute love story between a fisherman’s widow and a selkie warrior. One of the funniest utilizations of romance novel “logic” we’ve read in a while. It’s also fun to read along with the “whodunnit” portion of the book. If you like your PNR on the short, cute, & sweet side, this is a fun one to read.”- Meg Richmond, Reedsy Discovery
Praise for Losing the Selkie’s Skin (Prequel)
“This was a really neat story about Selkies and the twists and turns they have to go through to help the Selkie Prince with his skin. I enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to reading more of the Author Ella Rose’s books.”- Jacquetta Harvey, Goodreads
“Mythology and folklore tales are highly intriguing on their own. These stories are filled with mystique, adventure, and a sense of intrigue and fantasy that is unique to the genre. But take mythology and folklore and intertwine that with paranormal romance and you’ve got yourself a book that is difficult to put down.
This book is wonderfully written and from the start, the reader will be drawn into the story, wanting and needing more. The author writes in a way that makes you feel for the characters, yearning for them to just finally get together. The reader cannot help but fall for the main characters as they journey through the book.
Losing the Selkie’s Skin is a wonderful start to a thrilling series, in so many ways. I highly recommend this book for lovers of paranormal romance, mythology and folklore stories.”- Kristin, Goodreads