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.
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