Ocean's Justice

Ocean's Justice

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by Demelza Carlton
     
 

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Cast adrift on the Indian Ocean, eighteen-year-old Maria is saved by the crew of the steamship Trevessa.
She can't tell them her tragic tale, so the superstitious sailors make up their own stories - and some would sacrifice her to the seas to save themselves from the coming storm.
Scottish engineer William McGregor boarded the Trevessa in search of adventure. He

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Cast adrift on the Indian Ocean, eighteen-year-old Maria is saved by the crew of the steamship Trevessa.
She can't tell them her tragic tale, so the superstitious sailors make up their own stories - and some would sacrifice her to the seas to save themselves from the coming storm.
Scottish engineer William McGregor boarded the Trevessa in search of adventure. He finds a crew convinced their ship is cursed, as he fights to protect the mysterious girl and bring her safely to shore.
When the sharks start circling and the storm closes in, are sirens more than just a myth?

A tiny taste of what's in store:

My defiance was futile. What did it get me? A small raft drifting across the Indian Ocean, with nothing but the sound of waves and the smell of salt and coal-smoke.
Smoke meant a ship. I was saved.
I squinted into the sunlight, but the waves hid the vessel from me. Maybe I was looking the wrong way. I didn't have the strength to sit up and see.
Rough hands seized me. I struggled, but my weakness won.
Blue eyes drifted above, the same colour as the ocean below. A tangle of wiry seaweed obscured the rest of the man's face.
"It's all right, lass. I'll take care of you."
Darkness took me first.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781500888299
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.37(d)

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Meet the Author

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. She swears the Mel Goes to Hell series ambushed her on a crowded train and wouldn't leave her alone.

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Ocean's Justice 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
Yippee! Another mermaid story, Ocean’s Justice by Demelza Carlton. A humorous and sexy introduction to Demelza’s new Ocean’s Justice series. Recommended for adults. This novella only took me a couple of hours. I was curious, happy, sad and left wanting MORE. I love a kickass female protagonist, no matter WHAT she is! A woman on a ship of superstitious men cannot be good. But she has two men that will do whatever they can to see that she is okay and stays that way. William McGregor pulled her from the sea. He quickly becomes her protector, her hero. Little does he know, she can take care of herself. He is a gentleman and proves that chivalry still exists. Charlie, the embarrassed young man, whose clothes she wears, has a serious crush on her. Allchin – what a great name for the cook. Hints at the humor in Demelza’s wonderful tale. She is in a world where she knows nothing and cannot communicate. Where did she come from? Her introduction to chocolate is a sensual one. Her first taste of rum was a doozy. Demelza Carlton has a way with words. Her descriptions are vivid and place me right in the middle of the action, like a fly on the wall. I love her blend of savagery and humor. Even during the worst parts, I usually have a smile on my face. I hope that doesn’t tell my badness. At the end of the novella, Demelza asks, “What is your favorite part of the story?” It’s hard to choose just one. I smiled through so much, I will have to say, the part that put tears in my eyes. BUT, I cannot tell you that part. You will have to find out for yourself. If you love mermaids, Ocean’s Justice is a MUST READ. I wanted to be able to say, “Tell me what hurts, you great big baby, so I know what to tend first.”
KPBaudoin More than 1 year ago
Sharks, Mermaids, Romance, Oh My!! I received an ARC from Reading Deals Review Club in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book I have read by Demelza Carlton as well as my first Mermaid mythology novella! I was swept up in the magic, mystery and romance of Maria and William's story in this first book of the Ocean's Gift - Turbulence and Triumph Series. A unique and absolutely entertaining adventure that will continue in Book 2! I highly recommend this book!
fcheavenly 5 months ago
This wonderful story wasted no time pulling me in. The emotions of the main character were felt deeply as I read further and further into the book. Of course romance starts to flourish as well as a few evil intentions from others. This writer did an amazing job compelling me through page by page until the conclusion. Was there an H E A? Is there a cliffhanger? All I will tell you is that it does reach a conclusion, and that you will also want to read the next in the series!
Anonymous 8 months ago
The bool was very interesting and well written
PLB More than 1 year ago
One of the best mermaid fantasy stories out there. It is most definitely an excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is so beautifully written that I read it in one sitting, instantly enthralled with Maria (Sirena) and in love with William. I’ve read the other mermaid novels by Ms Carlton and there were carefully placed hints there of where Maria had been in her lengthy past and the men that she had loved. It was gratifying to go back in time and meet them. Maria is an unusual and likeable mix of capable and innocent and readers will love her instantly. The descriptions of the ship and the behaviour of the sailors is well researched and realistic and you find yourself there, terrified and yet not wanting to leave. I was so gripped by the end of this novel, that I had to grab the next one straight away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got free , thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was well written and held my interest to the very end. It seems as if it's story as old as time ; women can be blamed for anything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it