Water and Fire (Ocean's Gift)

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What happens when you combine a sexy Irish doctor, a midwife on a mission and a mysterious predator in Albany, Western Australia? You get Water and Fire: a small town medical romance with a paranormal twist.

Working as a student midwife in an Australian country hospital is never easy, but Belinda finds more trouble than most.
There's the intern doctor who follows her around like an overgrown puppy, the dangerous local wildlife and her own secrets she must keep.
When she finds herself without a place to live, what else can possibly go wrong?
Or is it time for something to go right?

A tiny taste of what's in store:

I touched my fingers to his shoulder to steady myself before reaching for my drink.
His face split in a wide grin beneath his ocean-deep eyes. "I think you've had enough. What'll you give me for it?"
I shrugged. "What do you want?"
His smile shrank, becoming more thoughtful. "You could start with a kiss."
I looked into those yearning, deep-water eyes of a man who seemed all fire. It's been a long time, but I think I still remember how.
I cautiously placed my hands on the sides of his face and touched my lips to his. His mouth was open, so the draught of his breath cooled my lips for the briefest moment before I pulled away.
"F*** that!" He strode to the coffee table and clunked the glasses down. His hands were empty for barely a moment before they were splayed warmly on my back. "Belinda. That's not a kiss."
I moved with him as he pulled me closer, one of his hands travelling up to the back of my neck as the other drifted down to the small of my back. I leaned in closer still.
He bowed his head as I tilted mine up. I wet my lips and parted them, feeling fear for the first time. Perhaps I have forgotten how to do this. This is a stupid idea.
He pressed his mouth to mine, layering our lips as we shared a breath. His smiling blue eyes drooped to show blue-veined lids as his tongue stroked mine.
I haven't forgotten. This is new and I'm going to...I'm going to...
His shoulders were smooth beneath my questing fingers, his lips warm and responsive as I deepened my kiss. I felt his chuckle rumble through both of us, though I couldn't see him with my eyes closed. He tasted of whiskey with a hint of chocolate and I wanted more...
"Now that's a kiss."

Ocean's Gift series

This book is a stand-alone prequel to the Ocean's Gift series, which currently includes:

  • Ocean's Gift (Book 1)
  • Ocean's Infiltrator (Book 2)
  • Water and Fire

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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Demelza Carlton has always loved the ocean, but on her first snorkelling trip she found she was afraid of fish.
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:
Ocean's Justice
Ocean's Trial
(How To Catch Crabs)
Ocean's Triumph
Ocean's Ride
Ocean's Cage
Ocean's Birth

Ocean's Gift series:
Ocean's Gift
Ocean's Infiltrator
Water and Fire

Nightmares Trilogy:
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:
Halcyon

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

Review:

"5 stars and then some!!!" - Kahvy

"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

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Book Description Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. An Amazon Top 100 Bestseller in Women s Fantasy Fiction and Medical Fiction A steamy contemporary medical romance involving a sexy doctor, a naughty nurse, a midwife on a mission and a mysterious predator in Albany, Western Australia. Working as a student midwife in an Australian country hospital is never easy, but Belinda finds more trouble than most. There s the intern doctor who follows her around like an overgrown puppy, the dangerous local wildlife and her own secrets she must keep. When she finds herself without a place to live, what else can possibly go wrong? Or is it time for something to go right? A tiny taste of what s in store: I touched my fingers to his shoulder to steady myself before reaching for my drink. His face split in a wide grin beneath his ocean-deep eyes. I think you ve had enough. What ll you give me for it? I shrugged. What do you want? His smile shrank, becoming more thoughtful. You could start with a kiss. I looked into those yearning, deep-water eyes of a man who seemed all fire. It s been a long time, but I think I still remember how. I cautiously placed my hands on the sides of his face and touched my lips to his. His mouth was open, so the draught of his breath cooled my lips for the briefest moment before I pulled away. F*** that! He strode to the coffee table and clunked the glasses down. His hands were empty for barely a moment before they were splayed warmly on my back. Belinda. That s not a kiss. I moved with him as he pulled me closer, one of his hands travelling up to the back of my neck as the other drifted down to the small of my back. I leaned in closer still. He bowed his head as I tilted mine up. I wet my lips and parted them, feeling fear for the first time. Perhaps I have forgotten how to do this. This is a stupid idea. He pressed his mouth to mine, layering our lips as we shared a breath. His smiling blue eyes drooped to show blue-veined lids as his tongue stroked mine. I haven t forgotten. This is new and I m going to.I m going to. His shoulders were smooth beneath my questing fingers, his lips warm and responsive as I deepened my kiss. I felt his chuckle rumble through both of us, though I couldn t see him with my eyes closed. He tasted of whiskey with a hint of chocolate and I wanted more. Now that s a kiss. Ocean s Gift series This book is a stand-alone prequel to the Ocean s Gift series, which currently includes: Ocean s Gift (Book 1) Ocean s Infiltrator (Book 2) Water and Fire. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781492732457

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