King of the Sea
Carlos Santiago is a man on the edge of sanity. After battling cancer, he's developed an obsession with death, fearful that it's lurking behind every shadow, waiting to steal his last breath. Then a heart-pounding encounter with a mysterious merman turns his wor ...more
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I won't bore you with a synopsis of the book, you can read that above, but that pretty much covers the story and then some. Honestly, I didn't find it all that exciting. First, it's a short story and it's hard to create a lot of tension in less than 200 pages. There is obviously very little character development. You really don't have time to really get invested in the characte
I alw ...more
It was a delight reading this sweet fantasy romance set in San Francisco, one of my favorite places in the world and I am looking forward to the next book in the Bay Boys series.
California author Nathan Bay makes and impressive debut with KING OF THE SEA, joined in the editing by well-respected novelist Daryl Banner. Nathan also demonstrates his up front artistry by designing the cover of his novel form one of his own photographs of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and uniquely shares the name of his hunky model as Daniel Sobieray! Solid steps suggest that Nathan is a professional artist and this debut should assure his ...more
Honestly, I would say the first chapter was the strongest and best. I could really empathize with Carlos. His life had taken ...more
Easily one of the best books I've read. Nathan Bay has done an outstanding job with his characters, storyline, and overall writing. This may have been his debut novel, but it was written with such a passion and expertise that I wouldn't be surprised if it had been written a million times over with years and years of practice until the perfect copy was finally made.
I had the honor of being a beta reader for this book, but the difference of the beta copy and the book itself. Pheno ...more
Carlos has the best character development, which makes sense because it's really his story. The f ...more
But, all in all, this is an entertaining, sweet short story. Yes, there are a lot of ideas that aren't executed the best way, but this is the author's first book, so it's kind of expected.
I think I keep reading this author :)
I really enjoyed book one of Bay Cove. Nathan gives an excellent twist to the creation of mermen and the mystery surrounding them. I can't wait to read book two when it comes out later this year.
Nathan currently resides in sunny California with his husband, son, and a schnauzer named Mrs. Madrigal. Learn more at nathanbayauthor.com and get connected at twitter.com/nathanbayauthor ...more