Stalked by the Kraken tells the tale of a Kraken who falls in love at first sight, finds the bathhouse her family runs, and contracts with her to have three sexual encounters while her family harvests the wild magic that comes from their union. Of course, he knows she is his Mate (capital M) and all of this is his wild plan to court her. It’s a tale as old as time!
Gideon is a Kraken. Yes, that Unleash The Kraken kind of Kraken. He can take the form of a human man and is known in the underground as a treasure hunter. Then one day in a crowded cafe, he finds the treasure he has been searching for all of his life. His mate, Rose. Rose is a witch that works as a matchmaker at her family’s bathhouse. Yes, that kind of bathhouse. She makes successful matches, and the matched agree to have “sessions” at the bathhouse so her family can harvest and sell the wild magic that their pairing creates. Look, I don’t read these books for the plot.
Seriously, I know books like these are smutty fluff, and I would say they are my Guilty Pleasure except I have absolutely no guilt about reading them. None. For some reason, the Monster Smut hits differently. Maybe it’s the whole “Fated Mates” trope. Maybe it’s because they are weird immortal beings who have never been loved and are so goddamn tender and sweet with their mate. Maybe it’s because they are raunchy and original as Hell, so it’s not as repetitive as yet another boring twenty-something college student who finds her happily ever after at 22. If my choices are a boring button-up Ivy League finance bro or a mysterious immortal monster from the deep that has tentacles that can go everywhere, consign me to the sea!