Title: Ocean Kills
Series: Ocean Breeze Series Book One
Author: Jade Hart
Genre: New Adult Sexy Urban Fantasy
Release Date: December 5, 2012
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Around the world, murderers and rapists pick off the innocent. Killing loved ones, separating families, and ruining lives.
As an eight-year-old girl, Ocean witnessed her family’s massacre and something altered inside her. Twisting her genetic code… unlocking an ability to teleport.
Ocean Breeze was never destined to be normal, especially being named after air-freshener. She’s a shadow, a ghost—a dark savior of the innocent. Armed with a switchblade in her bra, and a box-cutter in her pocket, she hunts the filth of the world.
Callan Bliss is a Sydney Police Officer whose skill set is far above a normal cop. All his fellow officers see is a hard-worker who loves to catch perpetrators and surf, but that’s because they don’t know his past. When Callan arrests a suspicious looking prostitute, coming face to face with a self-confessed vigilante, his secrets aren’t that easy to keep silent anymore.
Ocean hates the police with a passion, and has no intention of being held captive by a cop, even if he is sexy as hell. Teleporting from under his nose, Ocean hunts her next target—a man responsible for the largest sex ring in South Africa—and he’s about to die. But she doesn’t count on Callan giving chase, nor the body-quaking lust which consumes them. However, Ocean's dark hobbies take precedence over what her heart wants—her thirst for murdering is killing her too, and not even Callan can save her.
Book Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqZ_IFw1vXs
My journey from reader to author has been gradual, but also happened rather quickly.
I decided to write seriously over three years ago, and the book sucked. Terribly. It wasn’t until I found other writers online that my work morphed into something less cringe-worthy.
It was my second manuscript: Samsara: Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16281181-samsara that earned me a publishing contract with Curiosity Quills. I won a contest in May 2012 and submitted my full. Within a few days I had a contract and happily accepted.
The Curiosity Quills family is a great bunch of people and on top of having my book published, I am also the Production Manager for all titles that CQ signs. It’s great fun interacting with authors, assigning cover art and release dates.
On top of Samsara being released with a small press, I wanted to sample the self-publishing market. I took the plunge and organised the cover, editing, advertising and a lot of other things involved. It was time consuming and I learned a lot along the way, but I would do it all over again as it’s so much fun. I love having the freedom to publish my work the way I want to. In fact, I made the decision to self-publish Ocean Kills only a few days before I was offered agent representation. It was a hard decision to say no to the agent, but I think I made the right choice. I love having Ocean Kills out there now, not waiting for a publishing deal to happen.
What about you? Did you go traditional, small press or indie?
Jade Hart is a self-confessed book worm who is happiest glued to a lap-top with an eternal battery life, and typing up stories running rampant in her head.
Her three favorite things are:
1. Unlimited books on an Ebook Reader
2. Cracking the sugar on a creme brulee
Jade currently resides in Middle-Earth, but has lived in Australia, England, and Hong Kong.
She writes New Adult 'smexy' fiction.