Tuesday, November 27, 2012

OCEAN'S KISS by JT Cheyanne

Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date published: 09/15/2012
ISBN: 978-1-61333-381-5
Paranormal, Suspense
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher

Devan McDaniel  was born with an unusual illness that only regular swims in the ocean holds at bay. Her family moved to the ocean where they all now live. But her strange condition has meant her only true friends are a pod of dolphins.
Retired Navy SEAL Dominic Cole now works as an ocean researcher. It’s inevitable they would meet, but he has his own secrets and reasons to remain anonymous.

JT Cheyanne is a new author and while she has talent and a freshness to her writing she still lacks polish. Her newbie mistakes distract from the unusual aspects of her plot line. Someone has tried to teach her about POV but there are still too many mistakes. A seven-year-old with words and attitudes a person so young would be unaware of, some very human commentary in the dolphins’ POV and some headbanging, mid-paragraph POV switches, detract from the story.
Similarly with the plot. Devan and her illness are a nice twist, but the cliché of ex-Navy SEALS and the rough mingling of paranormal with suspense would have been all the better for some creative smoothing out and better blending and intermingling.
I also found it annoying that the word used again and again in relation to either male or female genitalia was “sex”. There are plenty of good synonyms available for those afraid of explicit language and purple prose.
However Ms. Cheyanne demonstrates a good imagination, and the clear ability to write. Hopefully her next book will be less clichéd, less choppy, and have just as many innovative twists.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.



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