Audiobooks Call of the Sea By Rebecca Hart –

What a pleasure to read this without a week or so between chapters Yes, I was blessed to be an early beta reader I saw CotS in the rough Not that it was really rough to begin with unpolished if you will Yummies I thought I was caught up in the story before The simplicity of Ms Hart s writing makes for a super rich but easy read No paragraph upon paragraph of exposition Pure writing at its best character, tension, action So, so good.And what characters they are Ellie is a short tempered, stubborn young woman intent upon sailing the ocean Daniel my Danny Boy is a selkie and has loved Ellie since first seeing her as a young girl.Both are so real so flawed so human like that I felt their emotions, highs lows.This debut novel is one of those that you dread noticing the remaining pages ebb away You CAN NOT put it down, yet the desire to do so and make it last longer is almost too much to bear.Yuckies There aren t any Period.Recommend Abso freakin lutely Even if pirates, intrigue, and the high seas aren t your thing, you ll fall in love with this story its characters kick.Check out my review on my blog which includes a character interview w the HOT Daniel O Rourke Elysandra Winters Has Always Yearned For A Life Of Adventure On The Rolling Seas And Is Willing To Do Whatever It Takes To Fulfill Her Dream When Her Privateer Father Continually Refuses To Allow His Only Daughter To Sail, Ellie Defies Him, Disguises Herself As A Boy, And Goes In Search Of A Captain Who Will Give Her A Chance To Prove Her Worth Thanks To The Cursed Selkie Blood Coursing Through His Veins, Daniel O Rourke Needs The Sea To Survive After Giving Up On His Humanity And Spending Three Years In Seal Form, He Decides To Give His Human Side Another Chance Daniel Goes In Search Of A Job And A Sense Of Normalcy, Earning Himself A Position Aboard Captain Winter S Ship, The Siren S Call However, His New Captain S First Assignment Has Nothing At All To Do With Sailing, And Everything To Do With His Headstrong Young Daughter Years Later, When The Leader Of A Band Of Bloodthirsty Pirates Murders Captain Winters, Daniel And Elysandra S Lives Come Crashing Back Together With The Force Of A Hurricane Both Experts In Deception, They Must Find A Way To Trust Each Other In Order To Quell The Raging Storm Between Them Or Have Any Hope Of Hunting Down The Captain S Killer Equal parts romance and adventure, CALL OF THE SEA is 100% kick ass As a reader who appreciates strong female characters, I instantly fell in love with Ellie s determination and tomboy stubbornness, as well as her vulnerabilities especially her weak spot for her family CALL is well plotted, perfectly paced and the voices are spot on All the historical details ring true, yet the story is completely accessible to a modern audience And although the story centers on the pirating life, there s no campy aspect to it I d never heard of a selkie before picking up CALL, so that part took a little suspension of disbelief, but Hart handles this deftly and I soon found myself in love with the cursed hero, Daniel If ever there was a stand up guy in either form , it s him.The ending felt slightly rushed, but that s probably because I just wantedI sincerely hope Hart is contemplating a sequel hint, hint I can absolutely see this as a series This was a genuine pleasure to read and I see lots of success in Rebecca Hart s future. BLURB from GoodreadsElysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O Rourke needs the sea to survive After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter s ship, The Siren s Call However, his new captain s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other if they are to have any hope of hunting down the captain s killer.MY REVIEWFirstly I have to say I like the cover it really does fit the book The female on the front cover is Elysandra dressed in her going to sea gear Theres a ship in the background that could be either The Sirens Call or The Surf Runner.Now the book.I loved it to be totally honest I was unsure if I would really like it as it features pirates, but I loved it The main character is Elysandra, a strong female lead character who takes no hassle form anyone including pirates I thought the love plot was nicely done and not rushed, you felt the build up to relationship I on t know how to explain it, other than to say you feel very included in this book as if you are there watching the story unfold before your own eyes You feel Elysandra s desperation to go to see, but you also feel her parents worry Elysandra is probably what some would call a tomboy, I prefer to say a woman with a mind of her own When her father is killed Elysandra is determined to have her revenge with or without help from anyone else.I also enjoyed the selkie part of the tale especially nearer the end when Daniel is in his seql form trying to rescue Elysandra I won t say any you will know what I mean when you read the book WARNING The book does have a sexual scene within it so is not suitable for younger readers Having said the above warning don t let those of you old enough from reading this book as the scene is within the context of the plot and not overly erotic I don t read erotica The book kind of deals with the idea of prejudice, as in what people think about Selkies Nelson and Captain winters and his wife know they exist and can interact with them, bit Daniels own father called him an abomination and threw him out of his home at the first opportunity after his mother died.Will there bebooks in this series Well the loose ends are sort of tied up in a way it could be left, however I am sure Daniel and Elysandra could have lotsadventures at sea and on land.So did I enjoy the book Loved it Would I readby Rebecca Hart in a Call Of The Sea series Yes Yes Do I recommend this book Yes but due to sexual content to older teens and adults only.Expected Publication 21st of June 2012, so put it on your to buy lists now This not my usual type but that cover is gorgeous and I just HAD to read it When there was a posting for ARC reviews I jumped at the chance and was lucky enough that Rebecca sent me a copy This book was everything I don t usually like, it was written in third person and it was set back in the 1600 s.However I LOVED IT I fell in love with Elysandra, I can t imagine what it would be like to be a young woman who wanted to follow her dreams only to have your sex dictate what you can do She was determined, strong willed and brave I would like to think if I was in those situations I would be half as brave as she was to follow her heart dreams Daniel was a true hero He grew up fast after his mother passed and his father kicked him out of their house He had no family and was lonely Luck would have it he would have a chance encounter that would change his life forever and Elysandra s The story spans 10 years and it moves fluidly There isn t a dull moment and the supporting characters are well crafted.Even if you feel like this isn t your cup of tea, I say give it a try, you will probably love it just like me I can not thank Rebecca enough for putting up with my emails and being so kind in return She is a wonderful lady and I wish all the success in the world. While I am still in the process of reading the final version my sister happens to be the author so I may be a little bias she had me read it prior to sending it in for publication I was hooked immediately Normally these types of books are not to my liking I prefer Stephen King, Dean Koontz and other horror type books I just would like to say congrats to my big sis and to let everyone know that this is a wonderful, exciting read So what did I think Awesome This book made me smile Ms Hart expertly combines all the best ingredients for an engaging story with a satisfying end, though I wantedFirst, the headstrong, independent heroine, Ellie, who knows who she is, wants she wants and doesn t mince words about it Next is Daniel, our hero He s handsome, intelligent and tough, but with a good dose of integrity and a hint of vulnerability to round him out perfectly The pair starts out as childhood friends, and we get the privilege of watching them grow up All her life, Ellie has longed for a life at sea, and as she grows older, she s willing to take matters into her own hands when she s denied the opportunity to sail by her parents As a selkie, Daniel is tied to the ocean, and to Ellie, by a promise he made to her father long ago I hate spoilers, so I ll just say what follows is danger, adventure and romance delivered in a truly elegant package The pace draws you along effortlessly, and Hart s unique voice and writing style keeps you turning pages to see what will happen next Her descriptions are Kodak quality, I felt my toes digging into the sand right along with Ellie I highly recommend this book to any and all lovers of paranormal romance I m secretly hoping for a sequel The writing is beautiful and the characters sigh worthy There is a sex scene included in the story, so I will suggest the book for mature teens and adults only Call of the Sea is a must read One word for this book WOW This was so amazing It was a very different paranormal romance from all the trends I have been reading This book gave me some peace and comfort during a dark time during the week It was truly a remarkable book, I m glad this book is being published it s a wonderful romance story The main characters Ellie and Daniel reminded me of Elizabeth Swan and Will turner of Pirates of the Caribbean This book is an absolute must read if you are interested in something different from the mermaid trend rising or from other paranormal romances taking up space in the bookshelves This is something every teenage girl or boy should read, it is truly remarkable and has it all romance, action and adventure and best of all a happy ending Well done Rebecca Hart I wrote it I love it That is all. You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads.Actual rating is 3.5.I have to be honest here, I went into this not expecting much, that cover was a total turn off for me I m still not a fan of the cover, and it s really too bad because I do think that it will be a turn off for potential readers covers matter The story behind this cover was exceptionally good, I ll admit I had a hard time walking away from it to get stuff done around my house Within these pages is a great paranormal romance tale that will most definitely take you by surprise.I am not one for historical books, as a matter of fact I tend to run from them like the plague but the idea of pirates and a kickass heroine sucked me in To show how little I knew going into this novel I ll let you in on a secret I thought selkie was another name for a pirate Well, as you can deduce, when I realised that one of our MC s was a seal and he shifted into a human I wasthan a little surprised As I mentioned the thing that drew me to this story was how strong I pictured Elysandra Winters to be and she was just that Ellie had the strength to go after what she wanted even though she had an immense amount of obstacles in her way In that time women were seen as bad luck on a ship and her dream was to work on a ship, despite this she went after her dream and became a well respected privateer She was also very protective of her heart, she wasn t about to give it to just anyone and in my eyes Daniel was the right guy for that Daniel was a sweet, caring character that I fell for almost immediately Yes, he was half seal and that was kind of weird but his intense need to protect Ellie at all cost s was endearing The romance between these two is quite sweet and it grows very strong, leading to a very 18 scene, so this one is definitely not for the kiddos One thing that I longed for in this character wasknowledge of his selkie side Often Daniel thought about how, when in his seal form, he was paying his debt for the year, but this debt is never explained I would have liked to have knownof the selkie lore so that I knew exactly what he was referring to.The novel has great pacing and it keeps you sucked in but the ending felt quite abrupt and rushed There was so much substance in the middle when they were back in Newquay and then their final mission is limited to very few pages I would have liked to have seenof a struggle to achieve their goal, after all that build up I felt a little robbed by the ending Despite my few complaints I still recommend this one to anyone looking for something a little different The premise was unique and the story was engrossing A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.