Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Menage of the Siren by Bella Settarra

Sirens and Sailors #4

Farris’s fight to keep the ménage together seems doomed when Dr. Jay has to fight for his future while Ademia is fighting for her life…

Ademia loves Farris and Dr. Jay as much as they love her, though neither will admit it. 
When Farris breaks his promise and both men seemingly abandon her on the mainland with no way to get home, she feels she was wrong about them.  Ill and alone, she reluctantly finds herself in the arms of Palben, a man she considered a friend.  When it transpires that Palben believes she is a prostitute, and aims to make money from her, she realizes her life is in serious danger. 

Jay is arrested and locked up after his alleged sexual assault on a nurse who is intent on discrediting him and ruining his career and his life.

Farris resolves to find Ademia and free the doctor in order to cement his ‘family’ together.

But can Farris keep them all together when Ademia is later taken critically ill on Refrainia while he and Dr. Jay are miles away on Eastland, fighting for Jay’s future?

About the Author

Bella’s love of writing started at a very young age.  While at Junior School, she was once asked to write a story that was to be displayed on the window due to lack of wall space (remember Portakabins?)  Unfortunately, once she gets going she tends to run with an idea right up until the conclusion – and it has to have a happy ending!  The story was so long it covered several windows and caused a blackout in the tiny classroom!
She is British and lives in the beautiful English countryside with one of her three gorgeous daughters and her wonderful husband, often referred to as her “current husband” just to keep him on his toes! 
They live in a big haunted house therefore Bella’s housework is never done as the ghost keeps moving things around - the bedroom isn’t the only place where things go bump in the night ;)
Open top cars and country music are among Bella’s favourite things and her fondness of shopping is only surpassed by her love of Châteauneuf-du-pape.
 “Menage of the Siren” is Bella’s fourth book and she is currently working on more titles to add to the “Sirens and Sailors” series.

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Story Excerpt

They parted ways and Dr. Jay led the girls to the hospital. Ademia didn’t much like it there, so she was pleased to have Ligia with her. Dr. Jay was obviously very much at home in the large, white building, but it made the girls feel nervous. It was full of people scurrying about, looking important in their different uniforms. Even the patients seemed very serious.
“I just want Ademia to have a scan of that arm to make sure it’s mended properly,” Dr. Jay was telling Dr. Ernaut, a white-haired doctor with a serious expression.
“Of course, Dr. Jasun,” the older man nodded, using the doctor’s correct name. Everyone on the island knew him as Dr. Jay, which seemed a little less intimidating to the women, who weren’t used to having a medic around, much less one as large and dominant as the ship’s surgeon.
A nurse in a crisp, white uniform came to join them. She couldn’t believe her luck when she saw them arrive. Having set her sights on the handsome ship’s doctor when she first saw him, she was just waiting for the right time to make her move. She had also done her homework and learned that he was in the middle of setting up his own practice on the island of Refrainia. Although the nurse had no intention of moving to the island herself, she knew how much money was tied up in private practice, and she was very fond of money. She was also keen on promotion, and the young doctor was speaking to the one man who could easily get it for her. Two birds with one stone!
“You managed to get her fever under control then, Doctor?” she asked with a wide smile.
“Eventually,” Dr. Jay said, smiling back at the pretty nurse. “She had us worried for a while there, though.”
Ademia was becoming more than a little peeved about the way they were all talking about her as if she wasn’t there. She was even more annoyed at the way the slim young nurse was flirting with Dr. Jay, although she wasn’t about to admit it, even to herself.
“Nurse Reis will do the scan, it won’t take long,” Dr. Ernaut announced.
The nurse led Ademia into a small room while the doctors chatted outside. Ligia gave her friend a hug before finding a chair to wait on in the corridor.
“I’m just going to scan your arm,” Nurse Reis said matter-of-factly as she hauled the large blonde patient rather unceremoniously onto a bed.
Ademia bit her tongue.
“All your results are good but I think Dr. Jasun is just being thorough, given your lack of facilities on that island.” The nurse sneered as she spoke about Ademia’s home. She set up her computer before turning back to the blonde girl, who lay, seething, on the bed with her arm stretched out to one side.
“My doctor’s a very thorough man,” Ademia said bluntly.
“He is that all right,” the nurse said with a salacious grin.
Ademia’s back was well and truly up now. How dare she talk about him like that?
“Do you know Dr. Jay?” Ademia asked through gritted teeth.
“Everyone knows Dr. Jasun,” the nurse replied with a sly smile, as she ran a probe over Ademia’s arm, “But none quite as well as I do.”
“And how well do you know him?”
“Well, it’s a bit of a secret, really,” Nurse Reis went on with a smug expression, “but the handsome doctor and I are what you might call an item.”
“Is that right?” Ademia was trying hard to control her anger.
“Oh yes, though, of course, I wouldn’t expect you to understand,” the nurse continued, as she studied the monitor. “But actually Dr. Jasun and I are very much together, if you get my meaning. No, you probably don’t, do you?” She gave Ademia a superior look before resuming her work at the computer.
“That must be very difficult for you as he lives on Refrainia. He doesn’t get over to the mainland very often, and certainly not often enough to have a relationship with anyone here.” Ademia felt her heart hammering as she tried to keep a cap on her rage.
“Oh, you don’t know Dr. Jasun,” Nurse Reis gloated.
“Well I should, being as how we live together.” Ademia relished providing the information and enjoyed the look of horror on the spiteful woman’s face.
The nurse lifted the probe from her arm and stared back at the large, blonde girl in the small blue bikini. “He lives with you? But you’re so…” Luckily for her she didn’t finish her sentence. She didn’t need to.
Her incredulous tone made Ademia’s heckles rise, and she sat up angrily. Taking a deep breath she attempted to sound nonchalant as she answered the snooty nurse. “Oh yes. Didn’t he tell you? We’ve been together quite a while now. I’d be interested to see how he’s had time to have a relationship with you. We’re practically inseparable.”
Ademia relished in the stunned expression on the nurse’s face as she quickly starting shutting down her computer. Leaning over to the young woman, the blonde patient said conspiratorially, “I’m glad you’ve finished. Dr. Jay and I have…er…plans for this afternoon, if you get my meaning. Oh, no, you probably don’t, do you?” With that she heaved her ample body down from the bed and pulled her shawl around her before heading for the door.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for having me on today, it's lovely to be here. :)