Tuesday Flirtations: A Cup of Salt Tears

1. Read a free romance book (this was started for legally free eBooks, but you can count anything gifted, borrowed, ARC, etc!)
2. Review it on your blog. If you can and it’s still available, share the link to the free book.
3. Link back here by using the code below.
4. Leave your link to the specific blog post (NOT your main site) in a comment here or on the recent week’s TF post. Or the linky tool, though there may be bugs I gotta work through, please let me know!
5. Delight in reading reviews by real people who’s likes/dislikes you can compare to and thus find a romance you most likely will enjoy ūüėÄ


Where is it available? tor, nook (not free online b&n page but is possibly free if you own a nook since that is where I found it for free)

Genre(s): Fantasy, romance

Pages: 32

Makino‚Äôs mother taught her caution, showed her how to carve her name into cucumbers, and insisted that she never let a kappa touch her. But when she grows up and her husband Tetsuya falls deathly ill, a kappa that claims to know her comes calling with a barbed promise. ‚ÄúA Cup of Salt Tears‚ÄĚ is a dark fantasy leaning towards horror that asks how much someone should sacrifice for the one she loves.


It feels like it is missing something.


  • Kappas

I’m into Japanese culture¬†¬†so I have seen kappas before but never as a hint they could be evil. It is interesting to see¬†uncommonly used (in American stories)¬†mythology.

  • The story gives enough information for you to not have to research kappas

I did anyway because I was so interested in their mythology.

  • Writing

I haven’t read something that is considered literary in a while so this was nice to read.

  • Cover


-represents what happens in the book

-kappa is sexed up (lol)


First, I enjoyed the couples¬†relationship and think this could have been a novel.¬†This story could be considered romance but at the same time not. It is labeled romance on goodreads¬†but not on tors site. I do think it is a romance but it isn’t what most people would classify as romance. Then again usually if book is literary it is by default not considered romance.


Author: themollyweather

I like to read, a lot.

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