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What to Read Wednesday

12 Feb

Thank you for joining me for another round of What to Read Wednesday! Please help me welcome author Mimi Sebastian :) Mimi is here today to share her latest release DEVIL’S ISLAND along with a giveaway :)

So come along and read about Mimi’s favorite pirates, enter her giveaway, and check out her latest book :)

~~Mimi is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway of a Prize Pack: Print Copy, Swag and $10.00 Amazon Gift Card~~ Click HERE to enter :)

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My Favorite Pirates

Mimi Sebastian

It’s great to be here today. Thanks for featuring my new release Devil’s Island! On my Sea Rovers Passion website, I explain how the pirate captain Black Sam Bellamy inspired my hero Boone Wilder in Devil’s Island. Black Sam was often called the prince of pirates, a Robin Hood type, who strove to even out the playing field. While his brief but adventurous life was cut short by a storm off the coast of New England in 1717, just after he scored an amazing treasure and ship, he was one of the more successful pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy. Barry Clifford, professional treasure hunter, described Black Sam Bellamy as equal parts hero, freedom fighter, and likable scoundrel. My kind of pirate J. Leader of the expedition Whydah, Clifford located Bellamy’s ship wreck in the 1990s and found an amazing trove of treasure and artifacts, helping to fill in many of the gaps about piracy.

While Bellamy is my favorite real pirate, turning to fictional swashbucklers, I have to include the characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Its undeniable Johnny Depp created a revolutionary character in Jack Sparrow, and while I love Sparrow, I also loved Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa. He reminded me of Long John Silver from the 1950s Treasure Island movie. Very salty. Rush eats up the screen every time Barbossa strides on deck.

Errol Flynn swung from the ratlines in Captain Blood in 1935, and was the first pirate to capture my imagination. Blood’s back story was interesting. A doctor who was accused of a crime he didn’t commit, and sent to Jamaica to toil as an indentured servant. I recently re-watched Captain Blood and was pleasantly surprised at the decent production values and portrayal of pirate life, in the sense that they showed the crew playing a role in decision-making. It wasn’t perfect, but for the time period, when movies tended to be more melodramatic, good. But the romance took center stage and I understand why he and Olivia de Havilland made so many movies together. They had great chemistry.

Hook from Once Upon a Time! Like Sparrow, Hook works the eye shadow. Hook killed it this past season. He won over Charming and worked on Emma with redeeming deeds, penetrating gazes, and poignant insights. And Colin O’Donoghue rocks the part. Holy cow! If Emma doesn’t wake up and take this pirate, send him my way!

Speaking of…I can’t leave out the Dread Pirate Roberts. In fact Hook, in Once Upon a Time, pays homage to the Princess Bride, by quoting lines like “as you wish”. I was never a fan of Buttercup, too wishy washy for me, but give me Dread Roberts any day!

Who are some of your favorite pirates?

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Blurb

Captain Boone Wilder leads a cadre of powerful and notorious pirates that rule the West Indies. He’s survived the cutthroat’s life, bearing the scars to prove it. Fearless, he seeks only the freedom of the seas and an enemy he’s hunted with a vengeance for years. When Boone waylays a fat merchant vessel bound for Port Royal, he discovers more than he bargained for in the luscious bounty of Miss Sabine Tanner. But Miss Tanner hides more than tempting curves in her skirts. When Boone finds her sneaking about the Port Royal taverns, meeting with dubious captains, he’s determined to learn what devious game she’s playing.

The daughter of a condemned pirate captain, Sabine Tanner took to the seas to clear her father’s name and locate her father’s legendary treasure. When her ship bound for Port Royal is boarded, she’s captured by the sun-bronzed, muscular Captain Wilder. While the man is dangerously attractive, she knows from experience that Wilder is nothing but a scabrous bilge rat. Circumstances force her to sail with the scoundrel to find her father’s ship, lost on the phantom Devil’s Island. Driven by opposing agendas, will they survive the hidden truths, or does their greatest threat lie with each other?

 

BUY LINKS:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Island-Mimi-Sebastian/dp/1494853795/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391129893&sr=1-1&keywords=mimi+Sebastian

 

Link to Follow Tour: http://tastybooktours.blogspot.com/2013/11/now-booking-tasty-virtual-book-tour-for_26.html

 

Author Info

Mimi Sebastian raised herself on books and the strange and unusual with an unhealthy dose of comics and swashbuckling Errol Flynn movies. Loving angst-filled romance thrown in, she decided to blend all those elements in a steamy mix in her first Urban Fantasy series, the Necromancer Books. The first book, The Necromancer’s Seduction, debuted July 15, 2013, with ImaJinn Books.

Mimi spent two years in the Ivory Coast with the Peace Corps and loves to introduce tidbits from her experiences in her writing. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of RWA. A transplant from the beaches of Florida, Mimi now wanders the desert in Phoenix, AZ, and attempts to balance writing with a day career, fantastic family, and household diva: her Amazon parrot.

 

Author Links

Mimi Website: http://www.mimisebastian.com

Sea Rover’s Passion Website: http://www.searoverspassion.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sea-Rovers-Passion-Series/447246538658245

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SebastianMimi

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/mimisebastian/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7135317.Mimi_Sebastian

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10 responses to “What to Read Wednesday

  1. Kristen

    February 12, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I do love a good pirate romance! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway entries. :)

     
    • ChristineWarner

      February 12, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Thanks for stopping by Kristen…good luck with the contest :)

       
    • Mimi

      February 12, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, pirate romances are lots of fun.

       
  2. Jennifer Lowery

    February 12, 2014 at 8:53 am

    You had me at pirate and Johnny Depp, lol. Sounds like a fun book! Great title!

     
    • ChristineWarner

      February 12, 2014 at 9:55 am

      lol…me too Jennifer! Glad you came by :)

       
    • Mimi

      February 12, 2014 at 11:16 am

      LOL. I know. Johnny Depp playing Captain jack Sparrow was an inspired choice. Thanks!!

       
  3. Tasty Book Tours

    February 12, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Thank you for hosting today!

     
  4. Mimi

    February 12, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Lots of fun being here today! Thanks Christine!

     
    • ChristineWarner

      February 12, 2014 at 11:41 am

      So glad you stopped by Mimi and congrats on your book…sounds like a great read :)

       

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