Praise for “When the Siren Calls”
“When The Siren Calls is a sexy, seductive book. There is love, betrayal, infidelity and unexpected twists. There is so much going on, its like watching a really good movie. It’s brilliant.” Books and Reviews
“A compelling and wonderfully written story…a joy to read from start to finish. Distinctive for a beautiful and at times almost poetic style, brilliant dialogue, sharply-drawn characters and a plot that keeps the pages turning. Barry has produced a gripping tale of seduction and betrayal in the evocatively atmospheric hills of Tuscany. - Samantha Brown
“…A story that promises to titilate the senses. A sexually-unfulfilled wife in a tricky situation and a handsome stranger coming to her rescue in exotic, dangerous Marrakech. What more could you want to escape the global problems we’re faced with every day in the media. Give me good old escapism any time.”
- Alana Woods, author, Imbroglio
“Wow- Lady Chatterley meets Christian Grey ! Tom Barry has a strong sense of irony and a nose for unearthing what lies beneath the civilised facades we present to the world. It’s exciting to find a new writer who tells life like it is, but with a delectable twist of romance, sex and humour.” - Stephanie J Hale, author, ‘Millionaire Women, Millionaire You.’
“ A pacy, racy, romance novel that simultaneously feels like a critique of a particular social scene. The prose is very strong technically, and the characters are comprehensive and believable. Isobel is an effective and sympathetic protagonist, and her story is compelling.” – Tom Fletcher, author, ‘The Leaping’
“Witty, often deliciously self-conscious and smattered with the best sort of irony, When the Siren Calls is both seductive and funny. If ‘humourotica’ is a genre then Tom Barry is its king; if it does not yet exist then he is its creator.” – Book Connoisseur.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the way the strands come together as the novel pushes towards climax. – Matthew Branton, author, ’The Love Parade’.
“I loved this book! I am recommending it to all my friends who love smart, sensual stories with twists that keep you guessing.” – Erin Potter, Shamrock Editing.
“This story grabs you by the throat from the start. The opening scene is every woman’s nightmare.” Kathleen Patel, Amazon Books.
“The story drips with sexual tension, teasing you along with the promise of more to come. This is a book about craving and desire and the narrative has that in abundance…” - manicsurrealist
“Truly excellent writing and this is clearly a winning example of the genre: sultry and dangerous. The pacing is great – a rollercoaster ride from the beginning, as the neglected Isobel goes from one reckless moment to another.” - smj
“The setting is vivid and alive. I could smell the mint tea and the bazaar spices and feel the oppressive sellers.” - AlexMMartin
“It captured my attention immediately and kept me interested.” - rayfs
“It flows easily. Attractive, lonely, neglected married woman discovers her own slumbering sexuality and finds it almost insatiable.” - ROSS4
“The characters come across as real people with hopes and desires.” - greenman
“A nicely styleised and provocative piece of writing, well paced with intelligently drawn characters and an excellent setting.” - pdepaor
“I became totally engrossed in the story from the start. The build-up of tension is well-paced and very real – my adrenaline flowed. This is likely not the book to read last thing at night if one has insomnia.” - Rita
“This was fantastic. The pace was fabulous,” - Chhimi10
“There’s a hint of menace and danger from the opening page. The author then skilfully toys with your expectations.” - sjh
“A finely crafted piece of work. The pace was just right and had me right there in the souk with its graphic description.” - jaebell
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