Water’s Fine: Suspense Novel by Janice Coy
Publisher: Independently Published (April 22, 2019) | 312 pages
Category: Suspense, Family Fiction, Women’s Fiction
Tour dates: January/February, 2020
Available in Print and ebook,
Description Water’s Fine: Suspense Novel by Janice Coy
Catalina Rodrigues believes she’s living her best life, traveling to exotic locations around the world as a scuba dive master, spending every moment possible in her beloved ocean.
Bertie Clark is excited for a week-long scuba trip with her husband exploring the underwater wonders of an ocean teeming with life – the Sea of Cortez.
But a tragedy on their dive boat sends both women into uncharted territory, questioning what they’ve always thought to be true, and fostering an unlikely friendship. Will either trust the invitation to “come on in, the water’s fine” again?
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
The Water's Fine is a book full of many aspects of "real life". It addresses the topics of joy, individuality, conflicts, betrayal, trust, true love, acceptance, pursuing one's dreams, discovering what is important and deciding on and setting priorities, adventure and so much more.
Catalina Rodriques and her crew, set off on what is determined to be a small and easily managed deep sea diving voyage. Catalina is delighted with her "easy" group. What seems to be a totally enjoyable expedition, takes an unusual turn, and impacts the lives of many in various ways.
Catalina and one of the passengers develop a special bond which continues when each return to their homes. Many changes are encountered and choices to be made. Where it leads is both joyous and shacking as time goes by.
Join in on this incredible adventure where many lessons are learned and different perspectives are made.
The characters are very personable and well developed. The scenes portrayed in a way the reader can enjoy the adventures.
The Book Cover is eye-catching enough but I feel if the Title had more depth it would attract more "browser interest".
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating for this well-written, interesting tale.
This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Water’s Fine: Suspense Novel by Janice Coy
“I just finished The Water’s Fine by Janice Coy which means I am must bid farewell to the characters I have become attached to and I must close the cover on a plot that kept a firm grasp on my attention and continued to surprise. The act of reading this book can cause laundry to pile up, dust to gather and dirty dishes to dry crusty because one cannot stop reading from chapter to chapter – – from scuba action, to mystery, heartache, friendship, suspense and self discovery.
The author is artfully descriptive in all areas of scene and character development which draws you in and holds you! In fact, I would like to invite you to do a little scuba diving and not get wet? Slip on those fins, adjust your mask, get your regulator set and start reading The Water’s Fine.”- Kjans, Amazon
“Oh wow, what a well written book! Being someone who thinks that scuba diving is too scary to try I was drawn in by the author’s imagery. It captured all the anxiety of “breathing underwater”, the suspense of what dangerous creatures you could encounter as well as the absolute beauty and serenity you could feel while exploring the deep blue sea. I fell in love with her characters and was sucked into the mystery and suspense and enjoyed joining them on their journeys of self discovery, life and loss. I really enjoyed this book.”-Amazon CustomerPraise Smallest of Waves by Janice Coy
“Thanks to Coy’s descriptive, immersive world, the waves of Agave Beach leave a distinct impact in The Smallest of Waves. – Indie Reader
“A seaside mystery with an appealing heroine…Coy uses her beachside setting well, contrasting Agave Beach’s innocent sand castles and clueless tourists with the mysterious ocean – so foreign with its dark depths, sharks, kelp forests, and sea caves.” Kirkus Reviews2017 Finalist San Diego Book Awards Association
Readers often ask where I get my ideas for characters in my novels. Some writers like to make lists of the likes and dislikes of their characters before they start writing their novel. For example, if Mary was the name of the main character or protagonist, the author would check off a list determining whether Mary preferred chocolate or vanilla, and did she like to watch movies that were dramas, actions or comedies. Maybe Mary hates Mexican food and loves the rain. I tried that, and although it was fun, it didn’t work for me.
Luckily, very early in my novel writing, I stumbled upon a workshop led by an accomplished novelist. She taught workshop participants to imagine their characters as babies in a crib. We were to imagine our character babies crying as babies do. Then, we were to imagine how the parents of our character babies responded. Did they rush to the crib immediately? Were they busy working or reading and ignore the baby for a bit? Our character babies were being formed! We were then to imagine our characters in various life stages of growing up. Did they seek attention as the class clown? Or did they prefer to melt into the background? This process revolutionized my character building.
Do I instill bits of my own personality into my characters? Absolutely! Do I model my characters on others I know? Not on purpose, although I’m sure familiar traits sneak in without me realizing it.
One of my novels features a father/daughter duo. Of course, my father wanted to know if I was thinking of him when I created the fictional father. I wasn’t. In fact, my philosophy is to go out of my way to avoid fictional comparison. There’s enough drama in my novels without unintentionally creating some in real life!
Names are very important to me in determining my characters’ personalities. I know my quirkiness about names stems from my own experience. From a very young age, I insisted people call me Janice, not Jan or Janet. Different people with unique personality traits come to mind when I think of someone named Jan or Janet vs. Janice. I can have a (nearly) complete story in my head, but unless I know the main character’s name, I can’t start writing.
I typically don’t choose names of people I’m familiar with as I’ve already developed an opinion (good or bad) about them. Plus, that could get me in trouble with the real person if they don’t like the character with his or her name!
Once I’ve determined an age range for my character, I’ll usually research popular names from that era or culture. Still, the name I finally settle on must resonate within the scope and theme of my story. I’m going to be spending a lot of time with these characters so it’s important for me to be excited about their names.
Readers of “The Water’s Fine” will quickly discover my passion about the connection between names and personalities! I hope readers enjoy the characters in the book (and their names) as much as I do.
About Janice Coy
Award winning Janice Coy is the author of five suspense novels. Her work is also published in four anthologies. She was a finalist at the San Diego Book Awards Association annual contest. She’s received the IndieReader Seal of Approval. A former journalist, Ms. Coy has received several awards for her reporting including a national award for best feature story in a community newspaper.
Ms. Coy is an advanced certified scuba diver; she’s run five half-marathons and summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. She lives in Southern California with her husband.Website | Facebook | Instagram |
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This giveaway is for the winner’s choice of one print or ebook copy of the book. Print is open to Canada and the U.S. only and ebook is available worldwide. There will be 3 winners. This giveaway ends February 27, 2020, midnight pacific time.
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