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Saturday, September 7, 2013

A mermaid story for the 21st century. Ocean's Gift by @DemelzaCarlton #romance





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Ocean's Gift

(Ocean's Gift Series 1)


Written by Demelza Carlton



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, at 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.

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

Praise for
Ocean's Gift


A mermaid story for the 21st century, full of sexy romance but overshadowed by the reality of global warming. I really enjoyed this book, a very entertaining read. Just watch out for the sharks!



Laced with one part fantasy, one part maritime legends come-to-life, and a large dose of the mental by-play in a male's mind, Ocean's Gift is a cleverly crafted, tale of love, lust and lobsters. Okay, there is more to it, much more, and author Demelza Carlton has done a stellar job of tossing in some serious environmental warnings for mankind-very sneakily, I might add!

Ocean's Gift is very well-written as the characters pilot this tale along! From its humorous moments, tender moments, to the spicier moments on to the very end, Demelza Carlton has captured the essence of a fantasy/romance and added her own quirky style to it, particularly with Joe's POV. I swear she spent some time as a fly on the wall at a "boys' night out" party! Never again will I believe any man that says he looks for a good personality in a woman! Never.



Demelza shows off her wit in this engaging tale of mermaids, booze and a sparky named Joe. Her descriptions of sea life and the tales of being a deck hand have made me wish I had some sea legs myself. Reading this book made me laugh aloud, my favourite character of course being Joe, his thoughts and actions making me his personal cheerleader.

The author gives information throughout the book of the mermaids lives without it being overwhelming and writes in such a way that I am almost a believer of them. The story flows so effortlessly that you come to the end of the book far too quickly.

If you want to read something that is fun and full of adult humour that I suggest you read this. I'm going to be following the tale of these engaging creatures (Pun intended.) Sparkly vampires and werewolves are last year, mermaids are the new craze and I am more than happy to jump on this bandwagon.

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