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"Mere Mortals" is a compelling story...the end result is an impressive combination of mystery and intrigue that is disturbing yet ultimately moving"
--Edge New York
"...storytelling that is not only fascinating, but so cleanly put together that any writer will, perhaps, be envious."
--George Seaton - "Out in Print"
"... It's a great story, written in true gothic style which keeps you guessing until the end."
--Queer Magazine Online
"...Erastes has hit the mark with this piece of historical fiction. Read it and love it. You won't be able to put it down until you discover the fate of Myles, Jude, and especially Crispin as they grapple with their forbidden longings and dreams..." -- Damien Serbu, Lambda Literary Foundation.
''An unsettling tale of loss, obsession and mystery, set on the bleak Norfolk Broads. Definitely one I'd recommend.'' --Donald Hardy, author of Lovers' Knot
Erastes was born in Essex in 1959, and has lived in too many places to count since.
She writes gay historical fiction and short stories which have been published in over 20 anthologies. Her novels Standish and Transgressions have brought gay historical romance to mainstream readers.
Another fine historical read but at times it was a bit twisted, which for me only made it better. Read more
Other reviews of this story mention the pace, the gothic feel, etc. and while all of that is true - and I very much enjoyed the story and the characters up until near the end - the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Reta
I really enjoyed this book! The story line was great! It was a Mystery, romance, thriller all in one! I wish it went on but like many great books it had to end. Wow. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ricco De Luca
It starts out rather interesting and even thought it seems the writer is trying to hand us little puzzle surprises there is no realy mystery to the book. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by JTeuy13
Another pleasant historical romp from this very capable author who just gets better with every book. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Searlas Lochlainn
I got this book because of the interesting concept in a Gothic setting. As a period, Gothic mystery, it works well. The author is a good writer. Read morePublished on August 19, 2012 by SpirituallySpeaking
I debated a four star review, but really, my grievance with the book is a minor one compared to the rest of the book overall. My one issue is with the ending. Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by Kindle Customer
The gothic novel (which first appeared all the way back in 1764 with The Castle of Otranto) generally features a marvelously old-fashioned style of storytelling. Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by octobercountry
Erastes is truly gifted in bringing a historical setting to life. The novel overflowed with detailed description, but never felt bogged down by it. Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by Jem