Sea Lord jumps back to the quality of Kantra’s first book in this series, Sea Witch. Writing quality is spot on with a fast and interesting plot. TheSea Lord jumps back to the quality of Kantra’s first book in this series, Sea Witch. Writing quality is spot on with a fast and interesting plot. The characters in this one are engaging and fun. I particularly liked her hero here and the ending had an interesting twist. It’s a lot better than Sea Fever, in my opinion.
She handled the intricacies of selkie life very well without resorting to the dread over-descriptions or explaining to the point of nausea. Very well done!
Very glad I didn’t let a ‘meh’ and ‘bleh’ second book deter me from this one!
There are other books in this series: Immortal Sea and Forgotten Sea. If you enjoyed the first three the rest might be interesting to read as well....more
I was unsure if I’d like this novel because though I’m a monster/creature addict selkies aren’t among my list of most intriguing creatures. What a delI was unsure if I’d like this novel because though I’m a monster/creature addict selkies aren’t among my list of most intriguing creatures. What a delight however when the book hooked me from the first sentence all the way through to the end – it was a long lounge in the sacred pool!
Loved her first line – “If she didn’t have sex with something soon, she would burst out of her skin.”
It brilliantly merges aspects of the selkie character (pelt/skin) and the something (indicating she might not be human) with the character’s driving desire (goal) at that point. Kantra melds those and is able to accomplish a solid hook all in one neat opening sentence.
The story is tight with each introduced character playing a role in the hero or heroine’s fate. Her descriptions are short and vivid, bringing the reader into the world without excessive (and dull!) droning of details. Her focus on the character’s thoughts and emotions are laser sharp and focused – never wandering into what I term the ‘blah blahs’ (you know, when the author falls prey to diarrhea of the pen and you just want them to shut up already and get back to the story!!).
The tension between the hero and heroine is taunt and believable. I truly enjoyed how she pulled off an adult relationship with realistic drama instead of the sometimes childish and inane theatrics some romance stories fall prey to. ...more
After a great opening to her series in Sea Witch, Kantra's returns with writing that is top-notch here - hence earning the 3 star rank. But the characAfter a great opening to her series in Sea Witch, Kantra's returns with writing that is top-notch here - hence earning the 3 star rank. But the characters just didn't shine like the ones in Sea Witch. I found the hero and heroine annoying and there were a few portions of the book where I wanted the demon to shred them both - particularly the heroine. In Sea Witch Kantra did a stellar job solidly linking the cause and effect of the characters' actions, decisions and emotions - in Sea Fever, that's lacking and it slips into a few wtf moments of melodrama, out of left-field decisions and some straight out 'duh' moments.
That said, again, her writing and style is great and her general presentation is solid. It makes for a decent and fun read for fans of paranormal romance.
I plan on reading the third installment in her series, Sea Lord, in hopes that the cast is more relatable because I do enjoy her style....more
I liked the theory of this book and the answers the novelists gave were interesting. Above all, the neatest thing about this was how some of them agreI liked the theory of this book and the answers the novelists gave were interesting. Above all, the neatest thing about this was how some of them agreed on some subjects (even if they put it differently) and yet had dynamically different opinions on other subjects.
That said, to be a bit persnickety here, the book had little to do with the habits of the authors and more to do with their opinions – which, by definition, are not the same thing. Therefore, I think the title is somewhat deceiving.
Combined with the answers being short and sometimes vague, it wasn’t as helpful as one might think from the title.
End analysis Mr. Spock – an interesting read if you’re looking for snippets of opinions from various authors. If you’re looking for more in depth modes on actual work/writing habits it’s best to look elsewhere. ...more
I LOVE this book. But then, I also let Jillian torment me 5 days a week on her workout DVDs, so...maybe I'm a sucker for torture.
I found her bold, PCI LOVE this book. But then, I also let Jillian torment me 5 days a week on her workout DVDs, so...maybe I'm a sucker for torture.
I found her bold, PC (Politically Correct) free outlooks and advice to be very refreshing. Her ability to empower others into taking control (and thus responsibility) for their lives is something I really admire about her.
This book is something I read at least once a year to get my head in my 'A' game. Really recommend it to anyone who is struggling with finding the ambition to pursue their goals or dreams. Warning though - this isn't a book for those who want to hide in victimism or wallow in the 'I can'ts' or who are prone to finger pointing at others for their lack of success. ...more