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The Chameleon Goggles
Author: Maureen O. Betita
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release Date: October 2011
ISBN: 9781613331378

Book 2 of The Kraken's Caribbean
Book Genre: Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic, Steampunk Romance

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The Chameleon Goggles

145 people found the following review helpful

Book Reviewed by Rho (reviewer)

[ Review Posted: Dec 16, 2011 ] - See all my reviews
The world of the Kraken's Caribbean is fantastic and THE CHAMELEON GOGGLES, the latest release in the Kraken's Caribbean Trilogy, will immediately draw you into a world where the women are strong, the pirates are plenty, and you can travel to alternative worlds through mirrors. Interested yet? You should be.

Captain Jezebel has a past that she has tried to bury while making a new life for herself in Tortuga in the Kraken's Carribean, but when she's informed of a zeppelin sighting, she's afraid that her past has caught up with her. When strangers to Tortuga start showing up, everyone knows that something is up, but Jezebel remains tight-lipped, even to Mick, her lover and second-in-command.

Mick loves the sometimes infuriating Jezebel, even if she won't tell him about her past. But when she's kidnapped, he launches a campaign to get her back, not caring about the consequences it may have for other people. What he doesn't realize is that when Jezebel is forced to face her horrifying past, she may never look at anything the same way--including him.

THE CHAMELEON GOGGLES was unlike anything I've ever read before. With a combination of steampunk and pirates, it was full of adventure and fantasy, but also had an underlying love story.

Set in the world of the Kraken's Caribbean, I truly didn't know what I was in for with every page turn. There were female pirates who were strong and totally kick ass, then also we have witches, werewolves, vampires, and weird sea creatures with powers. The world was so unique, I honestly felt like I had to just go along for the ride because there was no way I could anticipate what was going to happen next.

Jezebel was a very interesting character. With her strength and fearless attitude, it was very interesting to see the immense vulnerability she also had. Mick, who didn't mind letting Jezebel take control on the ship or in the bedroom, seem to have the right amount of strength and surrender to make him a perfect match for her.

One of the things I loved about this book was that besides the amazing world and interesting characters, this was a love story featuring an older hero and heroine. Although aging is different in the Kraken's Caribbean, Mick and Jezebel are in their forties at least, and they definitely make it sexy. So, don't expect them to be staid and proper, their lovin' was rough and raw. Who knew being over forty could be so hot!

So, THE CHAMELEON GOGGLES was a fantastic read with great adventure, amazing fantasy, and awesome characters. This is book two in the Kraken's Caribbean Trilogy, and while I didn't feel I missed anything by starting here, I will have to go back and read book one as I am sure to be as thoroughly entertained as I was with this one!
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This interview totally got me! I'm going to have to read this series now. Thank you!
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Maureen O. Betita (author)
J9 - I write for you! Do let me know what you think! ;-)
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Maureen O. Betita (author)
Thank you so much for reading my book...and for the wonderful review. ;-) Really made my day!
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Really enjoyed the excerpt and it's like nothing I've read before. Can't wait to start this seies
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Maureen O. Betita (author)
Thanks, Jolene! It's always hard to get just the right excerpt... ;-)
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Lovely review, thank you so much! Decadent has other romances featuring older couples, as well, check out Echoes at Dawn and Those Who Wait. Maureen's Kraken series is wild and fun and the over-fourty couple in the books are definitely hot!
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