Fish Out Of Water

Fish Out Of Water

by Ros Baxter

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857990440
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Series: Aegira Chronicles , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 169
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Ros Baxter has been writing since she was eight and penned a whimsical series of short stories about a race of tiny people who lived on a rainbow. While a few things intervened - a career in social policy, four children - Ros started writing again in earnest three years ago. In that time, Ros secured a two-book deal with Harper Collins Australia, published Sister Pact (a romantic comedy co-written with her sister Ali), been a contributing author to the e-anthology URL Love, and finaled in the STALI competition. Ros writes transporting stories about love, family, friendship and women in all their glorious strength and contrariness. She loves to turn up the sizzle, throwing heroes and heroines into screwy and sometimes fantastical situations and watching how they take the heat. Ros lives in Brisbane's North with her husband Blair, four noisy children under eight, a neurotic dog and nine billion germs.

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Fish Out Of Water 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
jmcgarry More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting twist on the mermaid formula. This time the mermaid, Rania, is a sheriff who only has 3 weeks to live because of an ancient prophecy. She's in a town far away from her home in the ocean. One night, a dead body washes up, and she has to investigate. It turns out the dead body is another mermaid. (Don't worry, this is all in the early part of the book, so I'm not revealing any spoilers.) Her investigation will take her back to her home, where the secret is much more than she realized. I liked the plot twists and turns in this one. The description of the mermaids and the mermaid world is 180 degrees from Disney. The book is written in first person, so everything is told from Rania's perspective. We learn about the characters and the circumstances from her. It reads like a mystery novel, trying to find out who the dead body is, and who could have done this. Plus, all of the other details of a mermaid living on land, and trying to enforce the law. The ending is set up to handle a sequel, Beached, which was published in April. There were still some questions I had about the characters, though. I won't go into them here, because I don't want to spoil anything, but I'm hoping some of them will be answered in the sequel. All in all, a good book.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
Baxter has a down to earth, in your face writing style that really puts you in the psyche of the main character.  Her short sentence structure adds to the aura of reality and the hard pressing necessity to move forward with every tick tock of the clock, even if you want to stall and move backwards.   I found myself completely immersed in the story and the very unique world that the author has created.  I could barely put this book down.   I absolutely love the names that Baxter comes up with for places and things.  They’re short, to the point, and memorable.  They also make you giggle, drawing you further into the web that she weaves.  She also uses similes and metaphors to make her beautiful descriptions more intricate.  Baxter’s prologue also does a good job of setting up the mythology for the story as well as giving her readers the necessary background information for events that occur further on in the story. The characters that Baxter has presented in this novel were amazing.  By the end of the novel I was wishing that I had the sequel in my hand.  I am so in love with these characters that I didn’t want to let them go, even for a second.  You get to know the main characters are real people and  you find yourself irrevocably enmeshed in their lives.   With this novel Baxter kept me rooting for the main characters, hoping against hope.  Baxter made me hope, she made me dream, made me want to fight for what’s right, and she brought tears to my eyes.  And above all, Baxter definitely kept me intrigued, captivated, and guessing throughout this unique tale.   Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Bonnie0 More than 1 year ago
Fish out of Water by Ros Baxter was not what I expected, it was better. This book includes a mix of romance, mystery, suspense, and drama. I was surprised by the imagination of Ros Baxter and the mermaid world Baxter created. It was both beautiful and dangerously mysterious. I generally try to comment on both what I liked and did not like about a book. There wasn’t much I did not like about this book. I did not like the prophecy the main character faces in the story, but without it there would not be much of a story without it. 
HarlequinJunkie_ More than 1 year ago
Ok I did not think that I was going to like Fish Out of Water by Ros Baxter, boy was I wrong. I was blown away by this book. The writing, the story, the characters, ALL of it. From the start of the book I was hooked. I love the main character, Rania. She is a spit-mouth, quick talking, rocking chick. She doesn't take crap from anyone and speaks her mind. I just adored her. She has quite the adventure ahead of her in this book and she rocks it. The storyline for this kept me hooked the entire time. You are constantly learning new things about the characters and the story of their land. Secrets unfolding, and kidnappings to boot. Its fantastic. And the men, they are amazing! You really get hooked in unraveling the mystery of why these characters are appearing and what it means to our world and theirs. Its truly fun to read. Every character has their own part to play and little by little you piece it together. I loved that you really get to know the characters as you read this book. I can't wait to read the next installment, there is not a real cliff hanger but its close lol. I really just loved this author and can't wait to read more from this series.