Despite thousands of years having passed, there is not moment in time when Poseidon does not regret his atrocious behavior towards Medusa. She was to be his and his consort Amphitrite’s soul-mate. Instead, she became the worst possible mistake he could have ever made. With the end nearing all too soon, Griffin Moore decides to spend his last few weeks near his beloved ocean. The chemo and radiation have done all they can, now he intends to spend what little time he has left enjoying the sand, sun, and surf. When Poseidon lost Amphitrite and Medusa he lost everything good in his life, but now he has a chance to redeem himself. Griff is his second chance. One that he will make work, even if it means giving up his own existence. The Fates are notorious for putting up road-blocks, however, and Amphitrite’s sister Thetis is one that will not be ignored. With the ocean’s creatures being poisoned by Thetis, and Griff’s illness quickly stealing his life away, Poseidon has very little time to accomplish nearly the impossible. Being a semi-omnipotent god does not get Poseidon off the hook for his despicable behavior, which everyone is more than happy to point out. Thankfully he wises up and is willing to move heaven and earth to make things right. Gods and demi-gods aside, it is Griff’s character who I feel really solidifies this story. His intelligence, sense of humor, and mortality add much needed realism among a world of divine beings.
Olympic Cove, 3
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 gains 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...
Be Warned: menage sex (MMF), m/m sex, anal sex, f/f interaction
Feeling like he was in another one of his dreams, Griffin let himself be eased onto the blanket. He stretched out on the soft fabric, wiggling a bit to get comfortable as Dunn followed him and did the same. Overhead, the Floridian night was heavily spangled with stars, and he spotted a handful of constellations.
“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 would 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.”
Nicola Cameron took on some pretty heavy stuff in this story and managed to wrangle a believable HEA out of it. A pretty good HEA, to be fair. Impressive, I'd say, considering I'm about to warn of Greek Gods Behaving Badly: rape/infidelity/extreme and utter hubris/ indulging the self to the point of being criminally negligent. To be fair, a lot of the atonement was done through sheer amount of time. Although, apparently Poseidon wasn't exactly tearing his hair out the entire time... I did get the impression that he's a calmer, better person at this point in time because he has suffered. As much as a god not chained up to a rock and having his innards eaten every day can be said to suffer anyway. So there's that. It's a second-chance love story to about the furthest I've seen it pushed and it involves magical divine semen that has healing properties. What else could a person want? Oh yeah. Plot. The plot works, but to be honest, this book doesn't really standalone all that well. Everything made sense, but I was a little confused on what Gaia would and wouldn't interfere in and I didn't really get why the big bad got to be as crazy as she did, and I felt like reading previous books would have set up the rules and magic better. In conclusion: Deep Water was a good read and you should definitely give it a chance if you like second chance loves, gods groveling, and again, divine semen with magical healing properties.
This is the first book I’ve read from author Nicola Cameron and all I can say is Wow… this book was full of everything you could want and more… This book revolves around my favorite subject… Greek mythology and the awesome stories we’ve all grown up with a twist. Poseidon god of the sea has spent the last millennia living with the shame from a drunken night and a mistake that changed his night forever… From that night he lost his mate and worst the respect they had for eachother. This being the 3rd book in the series I was lost in the beginning but the author does a great job in summarizing the characters and backgrounds. This was one of the best researched books i’ve read in a really long time. The amount of detail and back stories to every character is astounding. Not only do we have the action and drama that comes from being the God of the ocean but also the pain and loneliness that comes from having that power. Their love story is full of hurt and misunderstandings but we all know that love always prevails. I give this book 4 diamonds for an amazing storytelling and twist on an old tale. Check out Evernight Publishing or Amazon.
I challenge anyone to not fall in love with Poseidon in this story. I did, that's for sure. He comes into his own in this story, and as we get to know the real reason for his past behaviour...well, I shed a few tears along the way In fact, Nicola made me gasp quite a few times. I might even have shouted, NO, at one point. I tell you, I never clicked my Kindle so fast in my entire life. I've said it before, this is a must read series, and I'm looking forward to the next one.
I have to say ever since I started reading the Olympic Cove series books I've been in love with Poseidon. Yes, I raise my hand up to that. As much as I've loved all the other characters, I've been waiting and panting to read his story. Poseidon is a very strong and commanding character and on the face of it he can come across as arrogant, after all he is the lord of the sea. But I've always seen beyond to his loss and heartache and most of all his regret at the breakdown of his relationship with Amphitrite. Something he did a long time ago caused a tragic event and Amphitrite hasn't forgiven him since and neither has he forgiven himself. Of course there's been other things going on with the crazy Nereid Thetis causing havoc and planning to destroy earth, so Poseidon has had his hands full. But the Oracle has given him a new prophecy. In order to defeat Thetis he has to heal old wounds and regain the trust of those he's betrayed. When Poseidon bumps into Griffin, the new guy next door, everything changes when the god realises he has the lost soul of the person he betrayed long ago. Finally, he has a chance to make amends. But is it all too late? I really loved this story. As with all the previous stories in this series, the author's love of Greek Mythology and marine life is so obvious. The story is well plotted, mixing romance, erotica, mythology and suspense. But it's the characters that you fall in love. They are colourful and engaging. For me Poseidon was 'the man' or rather 'the god'. I totally loved him. Although this is part of a series, you can read this story on its own and still get the gist of it. And I wholeheartedly recommend this one. If you haven't read any of this author's books feel free to start with this one. I loved it and it is my favourite story from this author so far.
This is the third book in the Olympic Cove series and, in my opinion, is the very best yet! I have enjoyed each of these books and would recommend that you read them in order, even though you could read them as standalones. There is an overall plot arc which covers the series but if you don't mind not knowing all the ins and outs of that, then you could read it by itself. I am so pleased to read Poseidon's story and was enthralled from the very start. Learning about the history between himself and Ammie was heartbreaking to say the least, seeing how Medusa reacted just tore me apart. Poseidon was a first class jerk but he has spent seven thousand years regretting his actions and learning how to hide his feelings behind a mask. Bringing the story to the 'now', we have Griffin who is dying of a brain tumour and is entwined with Poseidon and Ammie. I completely understood Poseidon's reasoning for what he did and was so glad when Ammie did too. This is incredibly well-written with no grammatical errors that I noticed. The character development is there for all of them, even those from previous books, whilst the storyline continues to grow and become more involved. This is such a fantastic series that I really can't recommend it highly enough!!
I really enjoyed the continuing saga of Olympic Cove. Olympic Cove is a town somewhere on the coast of Florida where some Greek Gods, Demi-Gods, Goddesses and other mythical beings have set up house. It all began in book one, continued into book two and now into book three. The underlying reason for this buildup of Gods on the coast is the threat from a mutuated Nereid, Thetis, the elder sister of Amphitrite, the wife of Poseidon. Thetis happened to be in the Gulf of Mexico during BP’s disastrous oil spill and she was mutated by the chemicals and turned into something awful and evil. The mythical beings have been battling her and her creations since then. In book three we are introduced to Griffin. Griffin has a very deadly form of brain cancer, from which he is expected to die within weeks. Since I’m personally still undergoing treatment for my own brain cancer, it is kind of a trigger issue for me. If I had known it was in the book, I might have skipped it. I’m glad I didn’t though, because I really enjoyed the story. Griffin has come to Florida for one last two week holiday, to soak up some sun, do some sailing and enjoy what time he has left. He didn’t count on meeting the big bloke whose sons live next door though, and even less expected that he, a confirmed heterosexual, would be instantly sexually attracted to the man. What he doesn’t know is that the man is actually Poseidon, God of the Sea. When Poseidon meets Griffin, he recognizes him as the reincarnation of his agapetos, or beloved. Millennia ago, Poseidon and his wife Amphitrite discovered they had a third in their fated relationship, but things went horribly wrong and the third ended up exiled and killed. Now the third is back…reincarnated as Griffin and things are about to get good!! What can Poseidon do? Amphitrite hasn’t spoken to him since that event millennia ago. And what about Griffin’s extremely short life span? As I mentioned at the top, I really enjoyed the continuing story in this series. The books should not be read as standalones. You will want to read them all so that you understand the world building, and back story. Ms. Cameron does a great job with character development and story building. She has managed to take the Greek Gods, move them to the coast of Florida, and make it sound plausible! One word of warning to the squeamish. There are girlie bits in this one. There is some f/f action, some m/m/f action, and a lot of m/m action. I don’t usually do girlie bits, but in the context of this book it was fine. 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.
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.
4.5 Heart Review from Dan I really enjoyed the continuing saga of Olympic Cove. Olympic Cove is a town somewhere on the coast of Florida where some Greek Gods, Demi-Gods, Goddesses and other mythical beings have set up house. It all began in book one, continued into book two and now into book three. The underlying reason for this buildup of Gods on the coast is the threat from a mutuated Nereid, Thetis, the elder sister of Amphitrite, the wife of Poseidon. Thetis happened to be in the Gulf of Mexico during BP’s disastrous oil spill and she was mutated by the chemicals and turned into something awful and evil. The mythical beings have been battling her and her creations since then. In book three we are introduced to Griffin. Griffin has a very deadly form of brain cancer, from which he is expected to die within weeks. Since I’m personally still undergoing treatment for my own brain cancer, it is kind of a trigger issue for me. If I had known it was in the book, I might have skipped it. I’m glad I didn’t though, because I really enjoyed the story. Griffin has come to Florida for one last two week holiday, to soak up some sun, do some sailing and enjoy what time he has left. He didn’t count on meeting the big bloke whose sons live next door though, and even less expected that he, a confirmed heterosexual, would be instantly sexually attracted to the man. What he doesn’t know is that the man is actually Poseidon, God of the Sea. When Poseidon meets Griffin, he recognizes him as the reincarnation of his agapetos, or beloved. Millennia ago, Poseidon and his wife Amphitrite discovered they had a third in their fated relationship, but things went horribly wrong and the third ended up exiled and killed. Now the third is back…reincarnated as Griffin and things are about to get good!! What can Poseidon do? Amphitrite hasn’t spoken to him since that event millennia ago. And what about Griffin’s extremely short life span? As I mentioned at the top, I really enjoyed the continuing story in this series. The books should not be read as standalones. You will want to read them all so that you understand the world building, and back story. Ms. Cameron does a great job with character development and story building. She has managed to take the Greek Gods, move them to the coast of Florida, and make it sound plausible! One word of warning to the squeamish. There are girlie bits in this one. There is some f/f action, some m/m/f action, and a lot of m/m action. I don’t usually do girlie bits, but in the context of this book it was fine. 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.
4.5 Stars Poseidon, Greek god and overall difficult person throughout the series thus far. Now it's his turn for his story to be told and wow what a trip it was! Amphitrite was his consort until he screwed it up, but how did he do it, well, read it to figure it out! Thetis is still causing problems now more than ever and everyone is doing everything they can to stop her. And old secret comes to light, with someone new in the picture will Poseidon and Amphitrite be able to get over old hurts? The grumpy old man gets seen in a new light! And oh how I loved it! Seeing him in a new way was great and I enjoyed every minute of it! 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!
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. A quick rundown here. I don't want to give too much away because there is so much going on, and it's all worth reading. I want you to be able to enjoy this book as much as I did without interference. Poseidon is lonely. Several thousand years ago, he did a terrible thing, causing his wife Amphitrite to leave him. She swore to never forgive him. He spends a lot of time in Olympic Cove visiting with his sons and their friends. He even sees Amphitrite a time or two. It's uncomfortable to say the least. One day, a new Olympic Cove resident arrives. Poseidon feels a pull toward him, although he can't quite figure out why. Turns out the man, Griffin, is very ill with cancer and has come to Florida to have a last vacation before he enters hospice to die. He and Poseidon get along famously (although he has no idea who he really is). They spend time together, and begin to experience surprising feelings toward each other. That's pretty much all I'm going to give you, other than, thanks to the Oracle, Poseidon learns that he and Amphitrite are not only fated mates, but there is a third, and it's someone VERY unexpected...ok, it's Griffin, but it's in a very unique way. I should also mention, whether it's Griffin and Poseidon, Griffin and Amphitrite, or the three of them together, their love scenes are equal parts hot and sweet, and they were a joy to read. "Deep Water" is a great mixture of modern technology, Greek mythology, fully fleshed characters that I genuinely cared about, and an absorbing plot. There are character crossovers from the first two books ("Storm Season" and "Breaker Zone"), and they're absolutely necessary here. There is enough exposition to be able to read this book as a stand alone, but I HIGHLY recommend that you start at the beginning. Not only because you will understand everything better, but because they're just awesome books on their own. There is a lot of action in "Deep Water". There is some mystery, and an evil so horrible, I was actually a bit frightened. Also, the ending is left open (No cliffhanger, though) for a future "Olympic Cove" installment. I'll be looking VERY forward to that. Pick this one up. Pick all three of them up. You'll find yourself immersed in a very unique and fascinating love story. Trust me.