Ocean's Justice

Ocean's Justice

by Demelza Carlton

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A mysterious castaway. A Scottish hero determined to protect her. Can they survive the storm?

Cast adrift on the Indian Ocean, Maria carries a terrible secret. Wherever she goes, death soon follows, and she's powerless to prevent it.
William McGregor boarded the SS Trevessa in search of adventure, but he gets more than he bargained for when he saves the mysterious Maria from the sea. She can't tell them her tragic tale, so the superstitious sailors make up their own stories - and some would sacrifice her to the waves to save themselves from the coming storm.
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.

Turbulence and Triumph
The Turbulence and Triumph series is set in the same world as the modern-day Ocean's Gift series, but in the past. The books in the Turbulence and Triumph series to date are:
Ocean's Justice (#1)
Ocean's Trial (#2)
Ocean's Triumph (#3)
Ocean's Ride (#4)
Ocean's Cage (#5)
Ocean's Birth (#6)
How to Catch Crabs (#2.5)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046432077
Publisher: Demelza Carlton
Publication date: 12/04/2014
Series: Turbulence and Triumph , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 39,751
File size: 2 MB

About 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. 17 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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must say, I've read this book more than once. Once you start reading it, it's hard to put down. I'm also a author, but I support other authors?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book!
BarbaraVW More than 1 year ago
My strong woman is front and center in this story. This is one of a few books that has the main character not understand the people around her. There is almost no information about her background.This is not a HEA and that is the major reason for 4 stars.
SandyinMA More than 1 year ago
I love mermaids and this story was just great!!! Loved it!
Tangen More than 1 year ago
folklore, mermaid, novella A mysterious girl who has no known language, a storm at sea, superstitious crewmen on the steamship, and love enters. I love her writing and imagery, the stories just seem to flow along. Still, I am glad that she writes in novella sized pieces or I'd never get anything done!
The_Brats More than 1 year ago
Who is Maria? The men aboard the ship that found and rescued her, naked on a raft, in the middle of the Indian Ocean have no idea who she is and Maria herself doesn’t know. She remembers bits and pieces of her life before, but not much. To make matters worse, she does not understand their language. Being the only woman on a ship in the middle of the ocean has its problems. When you add in that the only woman is also beautiful, you can be almost certain that there will be problems. Maria fears some of the men on the ship, because they demonstrate violent tendencies combined with lust toward her. Fortunately, not everyone aboard is a threat to Maria, most are kind and even generous toward her. Suddenly, the ship begins to sink and Maria alerts everyone and does all she can to save the crew. Does she want to save the entire crew? Why? What will happen to Maria? Will everyone get off safely? Will Maria remember who she is and where she came from? How did she end up naked in the middle of the Indian Ocean on a raft? The book makes brief reference to violent intent and sexual actions. The story creates questions in your mind from the time you pick it up. Any book that makes one think is worth a serious look. I received a free copy of this book from the author and chose to give an honest review
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
Ocean's Justice (Turbulence and Triumph #1) by Demelza Carlton is a wonderful novel that had me from page one and what a shocking ending. Not the ending I wanted but I am not the writer, and yet, the ending fit. Great story and I will certainly read book 2! Girl gets saved from raft as she floats adrift, near death, by a ship of men. The men make bets if she will live. She lives then half of them think she is a curse and half think she is an omen of good luck. The longer she is on the boat, so much happens.... Great story!
fcheavenly More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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