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"Amazingly written, this paranormal story seriously switches things up from the regular vampire and werewolf type story." - Carey Decevito, author of the Broken Men Chronicles
"If this is what goes on in hospitals, some might want to consider a medical career. Well sustained suspense and an unexpected ending keep the sizzle going." - Janvier
"Water and Fire will prick your imagination with its creative paranormal tease, its sensual romance and two completely likable characters." - Dii, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
"Very hot and steamy scenes." - Heather H
"Nicely contrasts spicy sexual scenes with real life." - Michael
"An awesome prequel to the series." - K T Bowes, author of the Hana Mysteries
"Everything a reader could want from a deep emotional connection between the characters to spicy sensual scenes to the suicidal kangaroos." - C.B Pratt, author of the Eno the Thracian series
"I'd definitely recommend Water and Fire to anyone who enjoys romance." - Joe DeRouen
"Not just an entertaining romance. I highly recommend this well-written book with its twists and turns." - Jada Ryker, author of the Takes a Dare series
"Refreshing and different. If you are looking for a quick, quirky read this is your ticket!" - A. Lyn, My Book Addiction and More
"I loved how she helps him get over his fear of babies. A quick, enjoyable read." - Natasha Jackson, Reader's Favorite
"Grabs you from head to tail! Great story, read when it's cold outside! Or blazing hot!" - Marcel de Vette
"Whales, whisky and love, great story!" - LimeburnersWhisky
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.
To get an email whenever Demelza releases a new title AND get NINE free books, sign up for her VIP Readers Group at demelzacarlton.com (just copy and paste into your browser).
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.
The suggested reading order for each series is as follows:
Turbulence and Triumph series:
(How To Catch Crabs)
Ocean's Gift series:
Water and Fire
Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer
Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller
Afterlife of Alanna Miller
Romance Island Resort series:
Maid for the Rock Star
The Rock Star's Email Order Bride
The Rock Star's Virginity
The Rock Star and the Billionaire
The Rock Star Wants A Wife
The Rock Star's Wedding
Maid for the South Pole
Mel Goes to Hell series:
Welcome to Hell
See You in Hell
Mel Goes to Hell
To Hell and Back
The Holiday From Hell
The Complex series:
Romance a Medieval Fairytale series:
Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold
Awaken: Sleeping Beauty Retold
Dance: Cinderella Retold
If you'd like more information about the background behind her books, you can visit her website at: demelzacarlton.com
- File size : 735 KB
- Print length : 200 pages
- Publisher : Lost Plot Press (August 1, 2013)
- Publication date : August 1, 2013
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00E64LVJA
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1791344879
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,585 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Ocean's Gift - This series should be read after the Turbulence and Triumph series, but it's not necessary, just sequential. This is another well written story full of romance, intrigue and humor. It's hard to put down any book by this author. Although I chain read these four books, I didn't get oversaturated, which I have done with other authors and stopped reading to have a change. They were like reading a long length novel, the pages just flew by.
How to Catch Crabs - Heartwarmingly funny! A well written, happy romance with two main characters and a fun plot that keep the reader immersed in their story until the story ends, too soon at that. I had to read Ocean's Justice to find out the story of some of the other characters. According to the author, this is a prequel to Ocean's Justice and the Turbulence and Triumph series.
Ocean's Justice - Here we met Marie and William. While there is still humor in this well written story, there's a touch of darkness and revenge. A delightful set of characters, along with the not so nice, and a suspenseful plot. I couldn't put this story down until it was finished. Sadly, I didn't have any more of the series to continue on with the story.
Halcyon (#1) - A well written scifi/fantasy with believable characters and an interesting twisting plot. I finished Halcyon in one sitting, couldn't put the book down. Ms. Carlton never disappoints the reader, her books are always good, no matter the genre. A gifted storyteller. Love the dedication to the physics PHD. This book has a preview, which I appreciate knowing what a book is about before I read it.
Fishtail (#2) - OMGosh, this series is addicting! I love this well written story with it's interesting characters and twisting plot. I loved the ending, because I wasn't sure the author would return "secret" (read the book to find out). I laughed about the main male character, you can call him a fantasy - I wonder if I have to move to Australia to get one of his kind. This series is just as great as her fairy tales. Again, another good story from a very good author. This book has a preview, which I appreciate knowing what a book is about before I read it.
What do Belinda, Aidan and Lin have in common?
Belinda is a midwife at the Albany Regional Hospital in Australia. She handles things in a calm, matter of fact manner, not allowing anyone to know…
Lin delivers more than TLC at the hospital and I couldn’t help laughing when Belinda caught her bedhopping all over the hospital.
Aidan is an intern and…
The Nannup Tiger is a native species of Australia, thought to be extinct.
Fact or fiction? Fact, but..
I believe we’ll find out…
Water and Fire is a fun and romantic paranormal story that had me smiling and…well, I’ll leave that to your imagination. The reading is easy and the writing whimsical. At times the heat builds and the story turns sweet and sexy.
I love a good mermaid story and I read Ocean’s Gift before Water and Fire, so I had already met Belinda. I was happy to get more insight into her character.
Demelza shares hints of so much more sprinkled throughout Water and Fire, enticing me, the reader, to want to know more.
That just left me depressed and disappointed. I mean not many are writing this water shifter genre and I was looking forward to a new and different type of shifter to read about. Needless to say, I probably will be passing up any others.
In Water and Fire, we are introduced to Bel, a midwife working at a small country hospital and see a relationship develop between her and Aidan, a young intern working at the same hospital. While these two characters have nothing in common, the intrepid Aidan does his best to woo a distant, and not-always-comfortable -with-his-attention Bel.
Ms. Carlton fills her stories with Australiana, and Water and Fire is no exception. In my reading experience, Ms. Carlton has a unique voice, one which resembles nothing I've come upon before, and I will warn readers that you don't always get the ending you hope for, but they are well worth the read nonetheless. This book is the prequel to Ms. Carlton's 'Ocean's Gift' series, and I'll be reading the other books in the series in due course.
Quirky characters, a touch of the supernatural, and a case of things being not quite what they seem adds up to create an enjoyable read and one that I'd recommend for those long afternoons lazing on the beach during the upcoming summer months.
Top reviews from other countries
Set in Australia, the story opens with our heroine rescuing a woman who has crashed her car and goes into labour. Miraculously, she is a student midwife and this is the first baby she has delivered.
Of course, she meets up with an intern, Aidan, and embarks on an affair with him. I enjoyed the setting in the hospital, except as I said the bit about employees earning money on the side which was totally unnecessary and detracted from the good writing. I’d have slung the offending employees out on their ear. Having said that I would have liked both a longer and a little more story: okay so we have whales and tiger snakes but we could have done with more. Had the story been stronger, I would have awarded 4* for the writing alone. Of course this is a taster for the rest of the series in which sirens feature prominently. An enjoyable novella for an hour’s read in the sunshine.
NB I received a complimentary copy of this book, but I always give an HONEST review based wholly on my own opinions
A student nurse selling herself as a prostitute in desperation to any male in the hospital is one. And the fact that this occurs in the hospital without the midwife or other staff members stopping the unprofessional behaviour, until a senior nurse finds out, is clearly wrong.
I like the nature scenes - whale watching and the rumours of a thylacine or Tasmanian tiger among them. This is an adult paranormal romance novella, with some strong language.
Aidan is unsure about his skill as a doctor and Bel helps him to gain in confidence as he saves a man's life. Bel is nursing her own dark secret but slowly allows herself to open to the sexual desires Aidan awakens in her.
However, nothing prepares the reader for the amazingly clever way this book ends. I won't spoil it for you but it's definitely worth a read so you can be amazed by the journey too!