Oceans of Red Volume One

Rated 4.88/5 based on 19 reviews
By 2015 the streets of Los Angeles have been transformed from a thriving metropolis to a hostile world ravaged by demons bent on assimilating the human race. Standing between this total apocalypse of humanity and their chance for survival is 19 year old Remy. More

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About Willow Cross

Willow Cross is a self-proclaimed vamp enthusiast, were-hunter, prankster, dreamer, story teller, benevolent dictator of minions, and chocolate lover. She resides in Arkansas with two children still young enough to live at home, an enormous cat named Bitsy, and a neurotic dog named Tank.

Her home has been known to host the occasional ghost and several of her friends profess to be witches. Although she dearly loves Vampires and Werewolves, they are never invited for dinner.

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Review by: Jenny Bynum on May 17, 2013 :
This is a fabulous Read that will reel you in from beginning to end and have you begging for more
(review of free book)

Review by: Books4Tomorrow Reviews on Nov. 14, 2012 :
I haven’t read a Willow Cross novel in a while, and I’ve quite honestly forgotten how well this author writes. Although it is apparent that she writes with the YA reader in mind, her books are suitable for older readers as well. “Rise of the Demons” is no different. In the span of forty pages, the author manages to successfully create a post-apocalyptic-like world a few years into the future where humans are being used as vessels by demons who are in the throes of taking over the world. Remy and her two siblings fight these demons as a measure to save whatever is left of humanity. In the process Remy discovers that she’s more than what she seems, and quite possibly the one to save the human race.

With three butt-kicking characters and a strong story line with a cliffhanger ending that promises more action, suspense, and shocking revelations in the next installment in this series, you definitely can’t go wrong to get your hands on this gripping novella. Fast moving and unrelenting, “Rise of the Demons”, will keep you rooted to the edge of your seat from start to end!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Albinomex on Oct. 20, 2012 :
Now here's a great short story! A bit different from what I've been reading, but really good nonetheless! :) It's always nice to mix it up a bit!! =) I'm looking forward to reading more about Remy & her siblings taking on the demon invading humans!
(review of free book)

Review by: christine bonner on July 19, 2012 :
this book took me a while to get into but when i did the book came to a end so i need to now read the next book. now need to read the next book to see what happens to them all
Thank Willows for another great read
(review of free book)

Review by: Lyrical Lit. Publishing on July 11, 2012 :
I enjoyed this short story a lot. I love stories with kick-butt heroines! Remy is our MC and she is a strong willed and sleek fighter against demons that have taken over the world, inhabiting humans and assimilating the remains of the population. Remy lives in a bunker, where some of the last military units try to figure out ways to bring the demons down. Remy, along with her sister and brother formulate a plan to infiltrate the enemy lines. But Remy may not be all she thinks she is. And the Druids that are allied with the demons may have their own agenda.

Lots of action for sure. Definitely an interesting take on the apocalypse. I enjoyed the descriptions, witty language and fight scenes. I can’t wait to continue this short story series.
(review of free book)

Review by: Heather Alexander on June 22, 2012 : (no rating)
The year 2015 is not what Remy had imagined it would be. Demons have invaded and are possesing humans. Somehow Remy is immune to it. Her father is leader of the resistance, a group of humans trained to kill the possesed. Against his wishes, Remy, her older brother Greg, and Younger sister Shane, hatch a plan of their own. They set out to save everyone and in process find out who they can and can't trust. Read it to find out.
(review of free book)

Review by: TJ on May 28, 2012 :
Oceans of Red is one of the fresh new takes on what would happen after the dreaded 21st December 2012 apocalypse scene. I loved how she ties together different paranormal scenes and still it somehow seems like it was meant to go together in the same story. The story is captivating and makes you want to flip the pages faster and see what happens next. The author just describes everything with such simplicity and detail that I could actually imagine the scenes in front of me. The characters are amazing! And the different point of views lets us see things differently. This book makes you have a double take and wonder if that’s what would actually happen during the apocalypse...
Well let’s just say I’ve found a new favorite author! I loved the way she describes everything in the book. And I can’t wait to read more from her!! :D
(review of free book)

Review by: Ever Star on April 27, 2012 :
WOW, this book was an amazing read! Willow Cross is an awesome author who can tell a story and keep you wanting more. I can not wait to buy the second book in this series, because it is that damn good. I was upset at the ending because I wanted more, I wanted to know if Remy was going to get outside or not.

This book is about demons taking over the humans, by entering their body and have mind links between each other. If you kill the human shell the demon disappears and has to "wait" in line for another shot. Three siblings may have found a way to infiltrate the demons, but Remy who is one of the siblings is very different or so she is told. I will leave it there as so not to spoil anything.

Willow Cross you are one amazing author that I am so glad I found out about! Keep up the awesome work!
(review of free book)

Review by: Jennifer Malone Wright on Feb. 18, 2012 :
Oceans of Red was a great read. I have been really getting into the post apocalyptic stories lately and I was very surprised when I picked up Oceans of Red because it was different from the rest. This book, is not about zombies taking over or anything, it’s about demons invading the human race. I like it when I get a nice change of pace from what I’ve been reading.

So anyway. I loved Remy and her character. I’ve been around military since I’ve been married, 11 years now, so I thought Willow Cross did a great job with Remy’s father being military and how his way of controlling everything just wasn’t working against the demons.

I absolutely loved the relationship between Remy, Greg, and Shane. These three are wonderful siblings, but I have to say that I think Shane might be my favorite because she is the underdog, the one everyone underestimates because she is small and hasn’t been allowed to fight. But, the girl is a genius! And besides being smart, she can do all sorts of other cool things like hypnosis!

Oceans of Red is kind of short, more of a novella. But, I’ve really been into reading novella’s lately anyway because I’ve been so busy.

I am a huge fan of fight scenes in books and Willow Cross did a great job with the fight scenes. I’m working on one of her other books, Birth Right, right now, and it has some great fight scenes in it too. I am very critical of fight scenes because I like to see them play out like I would in a movie and I wasn’t disappointed with them in this book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: AshleyNicole Shelton on Feb. 01, 2012 :
This is a story of the likes in which I have never read. It is so unique, composed of a futuristic setting and events, paranormal existences, scientific advancement, and action packed scenes that will captivate your mind. Volume one is so intriguing...you'll find it difficult not to start volume two instantly.

I love the characters and feel strong connections sharing their emotions. It is so well written I feel as though I am watching it play out before my eyes rather than words on a page. Willow, well done!
(review of free book)

Review by: Beth Wright on Jan. 20, 2012 :
Wow, wow, wow, what a story. Instead of a Zombie outbreak this story is about demons taking over human bodies. Three siblings are trying to save the world on their own now. They may have just found an unecpected allie, not only that but the new allies are druids :D What an amazing, unigue adventure this is. I so can not wait to read book two :D

(review of free book)

Review by: royce hawkins on Dec. 11, 2011 :
This was a great read. Loved Remy and her go get them attitude, her easy going brother and her brillant younger sister. They are stuck in a zombieland and trying to survive. It is a definent not miss and part 2 is out now and pulls you even further into their world. You will find yourself on the edge of your seat rooting for them. Royce
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: terra oenning on Nov. 25, 2011 :
loved this book!!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Julie Smeltzer on Nov. 18, 2011 :
I liked this story. It is essentially about demon possession and people trying to fight back, but it is a lot more than that also. There is something special about Remy, and it appears there is a third party that can help drive the demons away and save the remaining humans. It was short, only 40 pages, but in that short space the characters and interesting plot have been set up. I just wish this was a full length novel or at least that the next volume was out already. I'm curious to see how this story will unfold.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: christina williams on Nov. 03, 2011 :
Awesome book awesome author
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: MJ Schutte on Oct. 20, 2011 :
Review of Oceans of Red, Volume 1 by Willow Cross

First, I need to make it clear that I do not read E-books.
I do not have an E-Reader and hate reading on my laptop.
Good old fashioned, dust filled paper books is my thing.

So, when I got hold of Oceans of Red, Volume 1 by Willow Cross in E-book format, I was in two minds.
I have heard of Willow Cross, seen the gorgeous covers of her books and wanted to read some of her work, but the idea of reading a book on my laptop still gave me an instant headache.
Reluctantly, I started reading.
It took less than two pages to get completely hooked!
An explosive start, fast paced action, brilliant writing style, easy to read and twists just at the right places to leave you desperate for Volume 2!
Well done, Willow! I am now a devoted fan!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Katie S on Sep. 26, 2011 :
Oceans of Red is the first volume by Willow Cross. As I finished this amazing book, I found myself eagerly and impatiently anticipating the release of Volume Two!

Oceans of Red is based around the December 2012 prophecy; the prophecy declaring the end of the world as we know it. Demons are running the show, inhabiting humans and ultimately, it is the story’s main character’s jobs to stop this from happening. This book left me yearning for more, to know what happens! I was left at a cliff-hanger at the final page!

The characters, Remy, Greg and Shane, have been intricately created, with each having definable, individual characteristics. For example, there is Remy, the leading heroine. Her strength, sarcasm, and smartness makes her individual, while simultaneously caring and compassionate, makes her a character that everyone would just simply adore and admire. These three figures in the book make it an attention-grabbing read, from start to finish, while also playing a vital role in the telling of the story!

Willow has shaped and brought into existence, this magical and mystical world, crammed demons and power. Instilled in this book, is everything a paranormal addict like me could want! With demons embodied in humans to magic and ancient Druids, this volume is a definite read. The story flowed beautifully, from start to finish, and I never found it at all difficult to continue reading!

Willow has a natural remarkable way with the words she uses, thus creating a world of mystery and fantasy, brimming with pleasure and enjoyment. This undoubtedly leaves you longing for more, the desire to read the following volume. I would without ANY hesitation give this book a massive 5/5 stars! I would also without a doubt recommend it to every single person out there. It a definite must read!! Praise for Willow!

Thank you Willow, for crafting these incredible worlds that we, the reader, can enjoy and adore for hours on end! I ultimately found it very hard to write this review, as I continually found myself typing what happens, only to find myself hitting that delete button way too many times. I don’t want to give any of this remarkable tale away, but what I will say, is that you need to get it now, and read, read and read!

~Katie :)

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(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Heather Badgwell on Sep. 22, 2011 :
This book takes place in Dec 2012. A world where demons are pretty much running everything. Taking over the bodies of humans. There is a small force banding together to try to drive them out. But one of them, Remy, is more than what she appears. This book is so good. It grabs you from the beginning, begging you to keep going. Remy's brother, Greg, and her sister, Shane, think they have come up with a plan to drive out the demons. But something happens that slows their plans down a bit. I'm dying to know what happens next. Willow has proven herself to me, once again. She keeps you on the edge of your seat, dying to know what's next, and wondering how long you have to wait!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: P Roberts on Sep. 16, 2011 : (no rating)
I enjoy this book. The plot of this is new and creative. I know I'll enjoy Volume 2.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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