Tuesday, March 11, 2014

**REVIEW** OCEAN'S GIFT by Demelza Carlton

The official book trailer: http://youtu.be/-lsooykXUdI

The book description:

Sirens don't fall in love with humans. For centuries it has been so...

But Sirena is different. She lost her first love to sharks and a storm, cursing the islands that stole him from her.

Times have changed and she must swim ashore once more, to the islands she once cursed.

Gone are the boats powered by sail and steam - jet boats with GPS are now the order of the day.

Enter Joe, the deckhand on the Dolphin. A handy man to have around when the lights go out. He'll fix your generator and have the lights back on in no time, no worries.

But can he seduce a siren?

Or will she swim away before he can uncover her secret?

A book about lobsters, beer and boobs, on some cursed islands off the coast of Western Australia. At least, that's how Joe tells it.

For Sirena, it's a very different story.

A tiny taste of what's in store:

The boat was almost full of water now, I realised in panic, as I groped for a bucket to start bailing. Throwing bucket after bucket overboard, I couldn't tell if I was making any difference to the water level in the boat.

One moment I was holding the bucket, about to scoop up more water, the next I was flying through the air. Immersed in cold, black water, I couldn't see the surface. I struggled, kicking in the direction I thought was up, and hit a rock. I jerked back reflexively and my head cleared the water. I gulped a huge lungful of air and grabbed for the rock. I had to hold on 'til daylight.

Another big wave broke. I tried to keep hold of the slimy rock, but I was pushed out of reach, drifting in the current. I tried to kick my legs, but I wasn't sure if I did. I couldn't feel my feet and the numbness was creeping up my legs.

I could hear the breakers on the outer reef, louder than they were from shore. I could feel the spray on my face. A wave washed over me and I was under the water again.

I thought I could feel someone beside me, rolling me over so my face was at the surface, pulling my body through the water.

All I could hear was an unearthly singing, high and sad, like some kind of suicidal dolphin. I could say I blacked out, but everything was already so black I wouldn't have noticed the difference.

I checked out of Hotel Consciousness. At least I got to dream of Vanessa naked.

Ocean's Gift series

This is the first book in Demelza Carlton's Ocean's Gift series, which currently includes:

* Ocean's Gift (Book 1)

* Ocean's Infiltrator (Book 2)

* Water and Fire

You'll never look at mermaids the same way again.

I was given a copy of Ocean's Gift by Demelza Carlton in exchange for an honest review.  First I have to say that the cover is absolutely beautiful. That alone made me want to read the story. Even though they say don't judge a book by the cover. The story was very well written and sucks you right in.  I have never read any of Ms.Carlton's books but I look forward to reading the rest of the series.  I don't recall ever reading a story about Mermaids.  Seen movies but never read about them.   When a story has the characters speaking it really draws me in and helps me connect with them.  Makes you feel as if your one of them. This book has three different characters telling their POV.  Fast read, chapters very short, I enjoy the plot and the characters. I really can't wait to read book two and review that as well.  Thank you.  

Author biography:

Demelza Carlton has always loved the ocean, but on her first snorkelling trip she found she was afraid of fish.

She has since swum with sea lions, sharks and sea cucumbers and stood on spray-drenched cliffs over a seething sea as a seven-metre cyclonic swell surged in, shattering a shipwreck below.

Sensationalist spin? No - Demelza tends to take a camera with her so she can capture and share the moment later; shipwrecks, sharks and all.

Demelza now lives in Perth, Western Australia, the shark attack capital of the world.

The Ocean's Gift series was her first foray into fiction, followed by the Nightmares trilogy.

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  1. Thanks for taking time to read and review Ocean's Gift :)

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Ocean's Gift - I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed it :D