Title: Tsunami Blue
Author: Gayle Ann Williams
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Tsunami Blue (Book 1)
Publication Date: March 30, 2010
Format: Paperback, 290 Pages
ISBN-10: 0505528215 (Dorchester Publishing)
ISBN-13: 978-0505528216 (Dorchester Publishing)
Synopsis (Product Description):
NO SAFE HARBOR
With her badass rain boots, her faithful dog, and the ability to predict the monster tsunamis that have reduced the US to a series of islands, Kathryn O’Malley isn’t afraid of much. Cut off from all society, she takes to the airwaves as Tsunami Blue, hoping to save something of humanity as the world around her crumbles. But Blue should be afraid—because her message reaches the wrong ears.
Now she’s the target of ruthless pirates known as Runners who want to use her special talents for their own profiteering—as soon as they can find her. Blue’s only shot at survival lies with the naked stranger who washes up on her rocky beach. A man who might just be working for Runners himself. Torn between suspicion and attraction, the two will have to navigate a surging tide of danger and deceit if they hope to stay alive.
Quick & Dirty: Strong characters, imaginative world-building, great action and deadly conflict make this book a must read.
Opening Sentence: “And so, my friends, the moon is full, the sea calm, and the wave?”
Kathryn “Blue” O’Malley has an unusual ability. She can predict tsunamis. As a child, Blue predicted the first giant tsunami that hit, killing her family and millions of people. Raised by her Uncle Seamus, Blue is exposed to the harsh realities of life. Kill or be killed. He taught her how to survive and defend herself. In 2023, the U.S. is just a shadow of its former glory. Ravaged by giant tsunamis, only remote islands remain. The oceans are deadly, not just because they swallowed up whole cities, but because ruthless pirates called Runners troll the deep and unpredictable waters looking for their next victims. Unfortunately for Blue, her shortwave radio broadcasts have brought her to the unwanted attention of the Runners. Blue soon finds herself on the run with the deadly and dangerous Gabriel Black, a Runner…on the run.
While Blue is certainly far from the perfect heroine, she has many redeemable qualities. She is compassionate to a fault. Despite the hardships that she’s been through, Blue is quick to stand up for what’s right and to put her own well being at risk to help others. She cares very much about humanity and tries to save as many people as she can. She is strong, capable, funny, yet vulnerable.
I like Gabriel Black, but he doesn’t make it easy. I did take issue with how he handled the situation with Max, Blue’s loyal and lovable dog. Aside from that, he’s a great alpha hero. Gabriel has definitely met his match with Blue. While he did save her a few times on their perilous journey, Blue did a fair amount of fending for herself, saving him a time or two in return. They complement each other, each counter balancing the other’s weaknesses with their respective strengths. Gabriel and Blue have sizzling chemistry, but their connection goes much deeper than their physical attraction.
Ms. Williams has created a fascinating post-apocalyptic water world. Readers will be easily drawn into this story of survival, hope and high adventure. Ms. Williams has a beautiful and descriptive writing style, expertly capturing a wide range of emotions and bringing this intense tale to life.
Overall, Tsunami Blue is well worth reading. It is a refreshing and imaginative paranormal adventure. The world of Tsunami Blue is bleak, but filled with compelling characters, and topped off with a beautiful love story. Don’t be afraid of the water – jump into Tsunami Blue.
The scream of outrage resonated throughout the tiny engine room; the echo of pain rang in my ears. The sickening copper smell of blood filled my nostrils. I willed myself not to gag. I’d dealt with plenty of blood in my time. It was just that, in some remote area of my very frightened brain, I wasn’t a hundred percent sure that limb didn’t belong to Gabriel.
I should have known better. It wasn’t his voice that was screaming. And screaming still. And it wasn’t Gabriel’s style to be caught unaware, unprepared. I remembered when he stood up in the living area of my small cabin, confident, strong, in control. Losing a limb to scum like these men? Not possible. No Way.
The cries continued and I knew Snake had not stopped at a hand. He’d gone for the gut, moved to the heart, and now he’d take out the throat. Limb, gut, heart, throat. The best Runners could complete the kill ritual in seconds.
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