Now the man who was once her world won't even look at her. Perhaps she'd be better off swimming hundreds of miles home.
It's time to lay the ghosts of their past to rest...or are some ghosts not dead at all?
A tiny taste of what's in store:
I heard male voices, dropped to a crouch and tried to shrink further behind the crates.
"I tell you, I saw a woman walk along the passage and into this cabin," one man insisted.
"There aren't any passengers on this side. The cabins are all full of supplies Grumpy McGregor ordered in Fremantle. There's definitely no women aboard," the second man scoffed.
The voices sounded like they were just outside the door. The wide open door, I realised, wishing I'd thought to close it behind me. "I know what I saw. They were as big as melons. Not one of them flappers - a real woman."
"Melons?" the second man echoed. "Next thing you'll tell me she was beautiful, too, and beckoning." His pitch crept impossibly high. "Come to my cabin, Black, and I'll show you my melons."
Black laughed. "Didn't need to go into the cabin to see 'em. She was as naked as the day she was born. I could see every jiggle as she walked..."
"You're daft. Not three hours out of port and you're imagining naked women with enormous melons. Next thing, you'll be seeing mermaids."
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About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Maria’s quest is still not over and is only set to get harder as she pursues William. She is heartbroken when he won’t even acknowledge her and the reader feels her pain and confusion at his cruel behaviour. The author skilfully moulds Will’s character into something different, so that we are fooled into wondering why Maria would persist with him. In later novels there were references to Maria’s time as a cave dragon and it rounded the whole series off for me to be able to go back and understand what that meant. As well as being a fantastically detailed and well-researched series, this is a beautiful illustration of the old Australia and a credit to the country’s chequered history which is pulled out for scrutiny. It is also a love story at heart and one which will capture anyone with a soft spot for romance and an interest in the unusual. It’s not a prissy mermaid series full of necklace making and fish kissing - if there were mermaids, this is how I imagine they would be, part dolphin, part piranha.