Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday Book Review--Midnight Omen Deja Vu by Marti Melville



Midnight Omen Deja Vu by Marti Melville  5 out of 5 stars!

Katherine, an Emergency Room RN, suffers from day dreams during her workday. Are they day dreams or are they memories?

She is led back through a past life regression where she lived in a tiny seaside village near Wales. Kathryn's grandmother teaches her how to use their gift of healing. Not long after a moonlight omen, pirates kidnap Kathryn for their Captain. She is taken aboard their ship bound for the Caribbean.

Kathryn learns that her destiny is tied to protecting the men aboard The Revenge, especially the captain. They become essential to each other. It is a pirate tale of love and sacrifice.

The author seamlessly weaves her vast amount of research into the minutest of details of Kathryn's adventure. I was on board with her. I felt the rise and fall of the ship against the waves, I smelled the salty sea air, the fetid breath of rotting pirate teeth mixed with rum, and the months of unwashed pirates. I heard the gulls, the  crash of breakers against the shore, and the perfect piratese. I saw dolphins play alongside the ship.

While I don't go in for past life regression stuff, it was a vehicle to tell this tale. This is definitely the most fun I've read this summer, so much fun. I can hardly wait to read the next.

What started out as family history research has turned into a deal for the production of a pilot for a new television series. Check out Marti's website http://www.martimelville.com/ and watch the book trailer:
http://youtu.be/JBHZN1iu9Co

4 comments:

  1. Mary Ann - I LOVE your blog! I've just discovered the blogging world, started my own, and looked yours up from one of your FB posts. I've bookmarked yours so I can follow it - thanks. :)

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  2. Hi Laureen, Thank you for your kind words. It's lovely to hear from you. I hope you visit often :o)

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  3. Laureen, Midnight Omen is a wonderful story for those who love pirates and I fall into that category! Congrats to Marti for telling such a compelling story that holds a reader's interest!

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  4. Again, thank you Mary Ann for such a glowing review of Midnight Omen Deja vu.

    So happy to meet fellow readers of all things PIRATE!

    Excited to follow your blog...looking forward to more!

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