Tuesday Guest Tickle: The Swan Prince by Erin Lark
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Length: 149 pages
Price: Only $.99 right now!
A slightly different shifter romance, riffing off the old fairy tale, The Six Swans. Remember that one, where the princess had to live in poverty and weave coats of nettles to return her brothers to their human form? And if she spoke a word before the spell was broken, they were doomed to that form forever? Not exactly the same story here, but the influences are obvious.
Trapped between his royal heritage and swan shifter status, Oliver struggles to find happiness in the life he was born to. But when he’s caught in the crosshairs of a trigger-happy hunter during migration, he takes human form and seeks shelter in an old barn. Healing from his wound so he can fly soon will be hard enough…and then he’s discovered by the barn’s owner and realizes the mid-season shift left him mute.
Bastion’s spent the better part of his adult life caring for a bunch of bullheaded stallions, but this is the first time he’s ever found a naked and gorgeous man in one of his stalls. Despite the mysterious stranger’s suspicious wound, Bastion takes Oliver in, clothes him, and nurses him back to health.
When passion flares, Oliver must decide…follow his heart and stay? Or join his flock and fulfill his royal duty?