#Spotlight | Our Bloody Pearl by D.N. Brym | BBNYA’s 4th place winner

Thank you to The Write Reads for my spot on this blog tour.

About the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA)

(Taken from the official website which you can find here.)

BBNYA, the Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award, is a competition for indie authors (both self-published and published by small indie presses) and sponsored by the Folio Society, the maker of beautiful illustrated collectible editions of the world’s great works of fiction and non-fiction.

The contest is judged by a large and diverse panel of book bloggers from all around the world. Our goal is to give underappreciated, lesser-known authors a chance to gain some recognition without being overshadowed by the big names, but also show the world the power of book bloggers!

The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!

 If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website www.bbnya.com or twitter @bbnya_official.

And the 4th place winner for 2021 is…

Book Info


The ocean is uncontrollable and dangerous. But to the sirens who swim the warm island waters, it’s a home more than worth protecting from the humans and their steam-propelled ships. Between their hypnotic voices and the strength of their powerful tails, sirens have little to fear.

That is, until the ruthless pirate captain, Kian, creates a device to cancel out their songs.

Perle was the first siren captured, and while all since have either been sold or killed, Kian still keeps them prisoner. Though their song is muted and their tail paralyzed, Perle’s hope for escape rekindles as another pirating vessel seizes Kian’s ship. This new captain seems different, with his brilliant smile and his promises that Kian will never again be Perle’s master. But he’s still a human, and a captor in his own way. The compassion he and his rag-tag human family show can’t be sincere… or can it?

Soon it becomes clear that Kian will hunt Perle relentlessly, taking down any siren in her path. As the tides turn, Perle must decide whether to run from Kian forever, or ride the forming wave into battle, hoping their newfound human companions will fight with them.

This adult fantasy novel featuring an nonbinary disabled protagonist is a voyage of laughter and danger where friendships and love abound and sirens are sure to steal—or eat—your heart.  

Trigger warnings: mild gore due to carnivorous sirens and sensations of drowning.

D.N. Bryn began writing short stories in middle school and has yet to stop. They received their bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UCSD, and enjoy a day job involving respiratory disease research. They bring their love for animals, science, and mythology into all their writing, and are passionate about creating inclusive worlds where a diverse array of characters can go on grand adventures without being hindered by social misconceptions based on their appearance, sexuality, or gender.

Congratulations to D. N. Bryn and Our Bloody Pearl!

11 Replies to “#Spotlight | Our Bloody Pearl by D.N. Brym | BBNYA’s 4th place winner”

    1. I think so too. I’ve never signed up to judge but it I think it is definitely worthwhile for judges and authors ❤️

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  1. Not only is this a great cause I also love the sound of this story, I’m off now to check out reviews and probably add it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It’s a great cause and I’ll be spotlighting the top 4 from it. So, I’ll be providing you with some excellent choices, hopefully🤗


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