Sunday, June 19, 2011

Retro Review & Contest: TSUNAMI BLUE by Gayle Ann Williams


Every so often, I’ll pull a not-so-new book off the shelves and revisit it, and the recent spate of dystopian fiction brought me back to a 2010 title from Gayle Ann Williams called Tsunami  Blue. I’d categorize Blue as a dystopian paranormal romance. Read on...

THE OFFICIAL BLURB: With her badass rain boots, her faithful dog, and the ability to predict the monster tsunamis that have reduced the U.S. to a series of islands, Kathryn O’Malley isn’t afraid of much. Cut off from all society, she takes to the airwaves as Tsunami Blue, hoping to save something of humanity as the world around her crumbles. But Blue should be afraid—because her message reaches the wrong ears. Now she’s the target of ruthless pirates known as Runners, who want to use her special talents for their own profiteering—as soon as they can find her. Blue’s only shot at survival lies with the naked stranger who washes up on her rocky beach. A man who might just be working for Runners himself. Torn between suspicion and attraction, the two will have to navigate a surging tide of danger and deceit if they hope to stay alive.

MY THOUGHTS: Well, tsunamis are timely these days, aren’t they? Plus, having been through a monster hurricane myself, I’m drawn to big-storm dystopias. So Tsunami Blue grabbed me from the beginning. Blue is toughened by circumstances but wants to trust, and Gabriel is the sexy guy who you really want to be the good guy—and you know he is, at heart—but you aren’t quite sure what’s going on with him. The author does a good job of playing up both the mystery, the danger and the sexual tension as Blue and Gabriel find their way both with each other and into a safer part of an unsafe world. It’s a good read! I heard recently that Tsunami Blue was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal chapter’s annual awards, and it’s well-deserved.

Want to win a copy of Tsunami Blue? Please note this is for a gently used copy, as most of my retro review books are. You know the drill: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet.

17 comments:

  1. Thank you for giving this book away in a contest. I would love to read it!

    I'm already a follower on the blog (Dee Bibb) as well as twitter(Dee38753)

    I also tweeted about the contest!

    Thanks again.....Dee

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  2. This sounds good. Adding it to my TBR.

    Gently used just means previously loved! :-D

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway. This book sounds great.

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  4. This sounds like something I would like! Thanks for the chance to win it:)

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  5. I've never heard of this book. It's cool how you share reads even when there not new releases because there are so many good reads out there...that get passed over. Thanks for the giveaway as always...I'd love to read this.
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  6. I've never heard of this book but it sounds good.

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  7. This really sounds interesting. I like it when you bring authors and different stories to my attention that I likely wouldn't have heard about otherwise.

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  9. I love how you refer to 2010 as "retro". I am loving these dystopian novels!

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  10. I'd love to play please.

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  11. This sounds like a really good book. Thanks for a great giveaway:)

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  12. +1 I'd love to win this book!
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  13. This sounds like a great read and I love the cover

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  14. Sounds cool to me! And I love the name Gabriel, so it'll be nice to read it

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  15. This sounds great!

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  16. This book is one I was interested in when it first came out, but never got a chance to read. Thanks for the contest.

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!
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