Wednesday, September 16, 2015

★•**•.★ Review Tour & #Giveaway ★•**•.★ Of Ocean and Ash

Of Ocean and Ash
by A.R. Draeger
Series: Falling In Deep, #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover DesignerQuirky-Bird
Release Date: June 9, 2015

Of Ocean…
Cast into the sea at birth, human-born Ia found her adoptive family among the merfolk. While her underwater upbringing was peaceful, Ia’s blood-heritage and the strict societal rules of the merpeople lead her to wonder of the world above the waves.

And Ash…
When a storm lands Ia ashore, she discovers her body has transformed into the human she would have been. Taken in as property by a callous plantation owner, Ia works alongside the slaves until she can make her way back to the water. There is nothing Ia wants more than to go home, that is, until she meets a handsome, troubled man named Matthias, who has a touch that can be as kind as his tongue is harsh.

Torn between two very different lives, Ia must choose – stay in his world and risk her life for a love untested, or return to the familiar arms of the underwater world that raised her and risk losing what may be the greatest love she will ever know.

Will Ia’s choice lead to happiness or her destruction?

Guest Review from Brenda Smith

I will be very honest, I am not a big fan of historical romances. The Fantasy premises of mermaids is wonderful, as a little girl I used to dream about swimming with mermaids. A.R. Drager writes great detail descriptions so that you can picture the ocean, the merpeople, the family, and how they all have a standing per say in the tribe. There are the Callers, the Untried, and the lessers. The Callers would go to the surface and sing their songs, the Untried, have not called yet, and the Lessers are unable to Call.
On this night two ships had been spotted, and a horrible storm was heading their way. As is and her sister surfice, the storm is breaking into full force, Ia does not know how she can call over the storm. As she readies herself for her first call, takes a breath and let's her first sound, a horrible screech, that has the merpeople covering their ears and heading under water. As Ia also goes below the waters survive, she is caught in a net. The phase of her life begins. She is found washed on shore, taken with slaves to a plantation.
Let me close in saying, that the details that A.R. Drater writes is amazing. One part of the story where Ia is raped, I feel could have been written with more caring and love on Matthais's part. There were some fantastic elements of this, and some that just I just could not understand the thought process.
I was given a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

A.R. (Amber) Draeger resides in rural Texas with her husband, Josh, and son, Logan. When not writing or reading, she is watching reality TV shows or tromping through the nearby woods.

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