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BOOK BLAST ~ Down and Dirty by Kimberley Troutte with giveaway

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Blurb

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SEAL Lieutenant Commander Nick Talley keeps promises, but taking care of a teammate’s sister is a vow he should’ve made. How can a man tortured by the past, help a woman fight her tough future?

Broken dreams…

Ironman qualifier, Jill Connors, is counting the days until her brother brings handsome Nick home with him. But a buried IED takes her brother’s life and a drunk driver steals her competition hopes. Will Nick want a woman with only one foot?

Love has a way of healing the wounded…one muddy step at a time.

 

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EXCERPT

Steps. Shit, there had to be a dozen of them leading up to the hospital entrance. Coming straight from the funeral, Lieutenant Commander Nick Talley was still in his naval dress uniform. He’d be damned if anyone caught him using the wheelchair access. As he hoisted himself up the steps, one grunt at a time, a SEAL motto ran through his brain—The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.

Today was proving to be a helluva hard day.

Wiping the sweat off his lip, he took a deep breath and flinched. His ribs were just bruised, but hell, he’d broken bones that hadn’t hurt this badly. Plus, he ached in places no one could see. At the top of the steps, he steeled himself for what he’d find inside. The glass doors opened, and the pungent odor of disinfectant hit his nose. He hated hospitals almost as much as gravesites. Did fate have to keep punching him in the balls?

At the Information Desk, a little old lady who resembled his Granny Mo—blue hair and all—was head down in her crossword puzzle. The tag stuck off-kilter to her yellow sweater read: “Hi! I’m Lucille. Can I help you?”

“Excuse me, ma’am. I’m looking for a woman they brought in this morning. Car accident.”

“Heavens!” She smiled up at him, pressing her gnarled fingers to her chest. “Seeing a handsome man in his blues does my heart good. Real good. My husband was a Navy man too, God rest his soul. Now, what was the patient’s name?”

“Jill Connor.”

“Let’s see.” Squinting at the computer, she dragged her arthritic fingers slowly down the list of hospital patients. “Yes. Here she is. Oh.”  Her lower lip trembled. “Dear.”

A fist strangled his vocal cords. “She didn’t survive the accident?”

“Now, don’t think the worst. She’s had surgery, which means her visitors are restricted.” The woman rose and came around the desk. Taking his arm, she said quietly, “You might not be able to see her today unless you are an immediate family member. Are you family, Lieutenant Commander?”

Nick didn’t answer. He knew better than to lie to his elders.

“I thought not. But she is important to you?”

Jill Connor was a dying man’s last wish and a promise Nick shouldn’t have made. “She’s the only thing important to me right now. I have to see her.”

Lucille nodded and gave his arm a gentle squeeze. “All right then.” She wrote on a visitor’s card and handed it to him. “Take this to the nurse at the station on the third floor. She’s a bit of a stickler about visitors, but this note should get you in. Good luck, Lieutenant Commander. I hope your lady friend gets better fast.”

Once inside the elevator, he glanced at the visitor’s card. Lucille had scrawled, “Brother of patient.”

Nick’s heart pounded. His hand shook. The ringing in his ears started up, and his vision began to tunnel. Shit, it was happening again. The card filled with blood and splattered the linoleum tiles beneath his feet. “Son of a bitch!”

He dropped the card and ground it under his heel. Blood soaked up his pant leg as if it were a thick straw. No matter how hard he stomped, he couldn’t stop the flow. He was panting when the elevator opened on the third floor.

A man got on. “Good afternoon.”

Nick nodded, picked up the card, and smoothed out the wrinkles on his pants. No blood in sight. Visions attacked him when he least expected them, and there wasn’t a damned thing he could do about them.

The nurse glanced at the “brother” card and buzzed him in without question. People saw what they wanted to see, and a decorated hero usually went where he wanted to go. Nick scrubbed his hands thoroughly at the washing station and was grateful that no blood circled the drain. He followed the nurse down a long corridor that reeked of cleaning supplies, and to him, death.

“This is her room,” the nurse said.

He hung back while the nurse messed around with the IVs going into tanned, muscular arms. A swimmer’s arms. How many times had he fantasized about them wrapped around his back?

Nick couldn’t take his eyes off the frail woman in the bed. Shadows pooled under her closed dark lashes. Brown freckles sprinkled across her nose stood out as a sharp contrast to her impossibly fair cheeks. She had random bruises too, most likely collateral damage from the airbag. The dark hair he’d only seen pulled up in a ponytail fanned out across the stark white pillow. Damn, she was beautiful, even now. But so small.

The picture he carried in his wallet had captured a stop-your-heart gorgeous athlete with tanned skin, a wicked glint in her green eyes, and a first place medal around her neck. The times they’d spoken by Skype, she’d seemed larger than life. This person in the bed clung to life.

“Your brother is here,” the nurse said softly. “Can you open your eyes?”

Jill stirred in her sleep.

The nurse turned to him. “She’s tired. If she does wake, don’t be surprised if she’s a bit fuzzy-headed. That’s normal. She’s been through a terrible trauma and might not know about the foot yet.”

Nick’s gaze swept across the off-white cotton blanket. Near the bottom of the bed, where the pillows had been piled up, he saw something he’d never wanted to see. Holy hell! Jill’s right foot was gone.

“Don’t stay long,” the nurse admonished on her way out. “If she’s thirsty, you can give her a few ice chips.”

Nick was alone with a woman he’d never met in person.

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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kimberley_Troutte_Down_and_Dirty?id=Rd4WAwAAQBAJ

 

Kimberley

Author Info

Kimberley Troutte is a Southern California girl, born and raised. She lives with her amazing hubby, two awesome sons, one old dog, a wild cat, four very large snakes and various other creatures the man/kids/dog inevitably drag in.

Kimberley has been an accountant, substitute teacher, caterer, financial analyst for a major defense contractor, real-estate broker, aerobics instructor and a freelance writer. With a B.A in Business Economics and a M.S. in Systems Management, she was destined to write romance.

 

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Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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What to Read Wedesday with Cynthia Sax and giveaway

Thank you for coming back for another round of What to Read Wednesday! Today we have Avon author Cynthia Sax in the hot seat. She’s written an intriguing guest post that will leave you in the hot seat when you answer her question.

I, for one, can’t wait to read your answers.

Cynthia is also sharing teasing us with a blurb from her latest release Breaking All The Rules…an erotic novella that sounds like a fun read. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post. Details listed below!

Take it away Cynthia…

Will The Real You Please Stand Up?

Cynthia Sax

When I was in university, I was infamous for my mad party crashing skills (before Wedding Crashers made it cool). I’d drag a group of buddies out and we’d crash random parties, doing our best to blend in. If we attended an engineering party, we’d all be engineers. If we attended a chess club party, we’d all be chess players.

We mastered the art of making conversation without saying anything. We asked questions and listened. I knew nothing about chess or quantum physics before I attended the parties. After the parties, I knew a little bit about both topics (this splattering of knowledge is now invaluable for my writing).

I’m certain we weren’t fooling anyone but we were all female (in a very male-dominated school) and we were having a blast so no one said anything.

Sometimes I still pretend to have knowledge I don’t or to be someone I’m not. I’ll nod when a friend tells me about an insurance rating system (I don’t even know what that is). When I win the airline lottery and get bumped to first class, I act as though I belong there. Book bloggers (grins) interview me and I pretend I know what I’m talking about.

Camille, the rebel heroine of Breaking All The Rules, finds herself in a similar situation. She wants Nate. She’s a bit obsessed with the uptight CFO. The problem is… Nate only has sexual relations with high class escorts. No problem, Camille thinks, I’ll pretend to be an escort.

She has NO idea how to be an escort. She doesn’t know how escorts act, what they charge for their services, or what the true relationship is between an escort and her client. Camille makes things up as she goes along, giving Nate what she thinks he needs, covering her errors with fast talking.

She severely undercharges for their first encounter (she sets an hourly rate and Nate, having been teased and tormented for months, doesn’t last long). When Nate calls her on this, she claims the fee was a deposit.

Here’s a snippet…

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I cover his grim lips with my right index finger. “I don’t want to hear another word about the other women and what they charge or what they do.” His eyes flash, bolts of lightning surging through his darkened irises. “They run their businesses their way. I run my business my way.” I sweep my fingertip over his lips back and forth, back and forth. His breath blows tantalizingly hot against my skin. “This is a deposit. I’ll collect the remaining balance after the transaction is completed.”

I drift my hands over his suit-clad chest, relishing his firm muscle and solid form. “There will be none of that pay-in-sixty-days nonsense either.” I swirl my fingers over his slim sleek belt buckle. “I expect immediate cash.” I release his belt and he inhales sharply, his body shaking.

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Yeah, Nate is a goner. Camille is a sexual force to be reckoned with.

Have you ever pretended to have knowledge you didn’t or acted like someone else?

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Blurb

Nathan Lawford, Blaine Technologies’ chief financial officer, is known as the Iceman. He conducts his personal and business affairs without emotion, never allowing himself to become involved with anyone. When Nate sees something or someone he wants, he negotiates, paying a simple, set monetary price.

Now he wants Camille, the company’s green-haired intern.

Camille Joplin Trent never expected to be paid to pleasure the man of her dreams. She can’t quite figure out why this is a bad thing. Nate is intelligent, handsome, sophisticated—everything she’s ever wanted in a lover and never thought she could have. Their contract is for a month, thirty lust-filled days of making every sexual fantasy they’ve ever had come true. At the end of this month, the rules state that their relationship will end.

Of course, Camille has never been good at following rules.

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Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breaking-All-Rules-Erotic-Novella-ebook/dp/B00F2I2GXY

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breaking-all-the-rules-cynthia-sax/1117501082

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breaking-all-the-rules/id703339985?mt=11

 

 

Author Info

Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.Please visit her on the web at http://www.CynthiaSax.com

 

Author Links

Author Website: http://cynthiasax.com/

Blog: http://tasteofcyn.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.sax

Twitter: @CynthiaSax

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Posted by on April 9, 2014 in What to Read Wednesday

 

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What to Read Wednesday with Allison Merritt

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Welcome to What to Read Wednesday! Please help me welcome Allison Merritt to the blog today! She’s sharing her latest release WILDWOOD SPRING. Don’t you love the cover? Gorgeous :)

Allison is also telling us 5 of her favorite lines from Wildwood Spring. Enjoy…

My Top 5 Favorite Lines from Wildwood Spring

An author can’t help picking some of her favorite parts of a book. Here a couple of mine. It sure wasn’t easy to decide!

1. A problem with squirrels: The last time the blasted bell had started ringing with so much force a pair of squirrels had been courting in the tower. Turner Wildwood didn’t think rodents were to blame this time.

2. A hopeful wish: Celia paused for a moment, watching the small ripples glide across the water’s surface. If this didn’t work, she knew she’d tried everything in her power to help her mother. She had braved her worst fears and come out the other side.

3. A snarky employee: “Benson, you’re not dim by any means. You remember which horse won the Belmont Stakes in 1867. Why are you worried about titles?”

“Ruthless,” Benson announced. “A filly sired by Eclipse out of Barbarity.”

4. A first kiss: He liked the sound of his name on her lips. Under the layers he wore against the cold, he felt overly warm. Bathed in moonlight, Celia’s features were darker than usual, as though someone had drawn her in ink. He saw the curve of her lips with perfect clarity.

Kiss her.

5. A nighttime raid: Light bloomed over them, revealing the rough burlap masks or bandanas they wore to conceal their features. He kicked the horse’s sides and set off at a gallop with the others on his heels. They screamed like banshees, ripping through the night with fire streaming beside them.

Blurb:

When they face their fears, they’ll find the path to love.

No one goes to Wildwood Manor—a hulking stone house on a hill outside town. Legend has it crazy old man Wildwood owes his life to the magical water of the spring at the back of the property. Celia Landry needs that water to save her mother, and she’ll brave anything to get it.

Turner Wildwood, the son of the house’s eccentric builder, is growing as reclusive as his father. When Celia turns up at his door, he’s drawn by her beauty and bravery. Wary of strangers, he doesn’t reveal his identity, but agrees to her request. When she returns to Wildwood in wake of personal tragedy, he’s waiting there with a stunning change in his heart. He knows he should tell her the truth, but he doesn’t want to ruin their budding friendship.

Celia’s curiosity leads her to part of the frightening answers hidden behind Wildwood’s doors, but her own troubled past may lead Turner into danger neither of them suspected.

Excerpt:

“Would you like to dance?” Mischief sparkled in his blue eyes. “This is one of my favorite songs. Despite my almost solitary upbringing, dance was part of my education.”

She felt heat scorch her cheeks. “Not part of mine, I’m afraid.”

“I’ll teach you.” He faced her, putting one hand on her waist and taking her hand in his. “Do the opposite of what I do. I’ll count.”

He counted in fours, moving in time with the music. Celia stumbled, but after a few moments, she caught on. Turner led her around the room as they spun in circles. She laughed, forgetting her worries. It wasn’t a ball and they were both in their nightclothes, but it was as elegant a dance as she could hope for.

Turner grinned as he pulled her a little closer. Their bodies came together, fitting perfectly. He dropped her hand, wrapping both arms around her waist. They stopped moving, standing in the shadow of the mastodon. Dark blond hair fell over his forehead, but it didn’t hide the desire on his face.

“Turner?”

“Yes, Celia.”

Her name was a delicate breath of air, and he clung to her as though afraid she was a dream. She was too wide awake to believe that. Her senses seemed sharper than ever. He smelled of the lemony soap Mrs. Southard used for washing the sheets and the coffee he’d had at supper. Even in the muted firelight, she saw him clearly, his golden hair bright as sunbeams, his blue eyes the color of the sky after a storm.

She’d never been a romantic, knowing all too well she’d either be a spinster or a housewife too busy with chores and children to consider stolen kisses. She’d never imagined a man would want to show her stars, or dance with her around the skeleton of an ancient beast. These were moments she could cherish forever, think of when her world came back into focus.

It all had to end.

He lifted his hand to her face, pushing a strand of hair over her ear. “You look upset.”

“I’m grateful.” She forced the words out. “It’s not every day I get escorted around a ballroom.”

“You mean it might never happen again.” He looked somber. “You’ll return to the kind of life you led before we met. One where you’re often hungry, alone, and overworked.”

She glanced away, hating the truth of his words. “It isn’t that bad.”

“Somehow I don’t believe you.”

He wouldn’t, not after the way she’d reacted to everything he’d shown her in his life. They were from different places and he could never understand how she’d lived before. She couldn’t explain it without risking his pity.

“You could always stay. I’ll find something for you to do in the manor. Official book reader. In the evenings you could recount all my favorites and the new ones I don’t have time for.”

His breath stirred the hair near her ear, tickling her skin.

“I think I prefer the title of cookie sampler. Who wouldn’t want to sit in Finny’s kitchen all day tasting the items he draws out of the oven.” She pressed her cheek against his velvet lapel and closed her eyes. “You should have taken me back to town when you found me at the spring.”

“I couldn’t do that.” There was the slightest hitch in his voice, as though the idea caused him pain.

“I’ll be ruined for life outside of Wildwood.”

“Good. Then you’ll have to come back.”

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Author bio:

 A love of reading turned Allison Merritt into an author who writes historical, paranormal and fantasy romances, often combining the sub-genres. She graduated college with a B.A. in mass communications that’s gathering dust after it was determined that she’s better at writing fluff than hard news.

She lives in a small town in the Ozark Mountains with her husband and dogs. When she’s not writing or reading, she hikes in national parks and conservation areas.

Buy links:

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Social media:

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COVER REVEAL ~ Night Magic by Kathleen Ann Gallagher with giveaway

Congratulations to Kathleen for this amazing cover and another wonderful release!!! I can’t stop staring at this cover…LOVE IT!

~~Don’t forget to enter Kathleen’s giveaway for a $10 AMAZON gift card below~~

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Night Magic Blurb

The beautiful, but lonely owner of a bath & body shop, Krista Winters, is in need of legal counsel. Her past is about to catch up with her.  She was forced to flee from her life as a teacher in New Jersey after she was let go when the principal found out she was a witch.

Life is not the same for Jon Bartolo. He’s a dedicated lawyer, living in the town of Conway, New Hampshire. His days are spent helping his clients with their struggles and his nights are spent in agony, lost in a world between life and death.

His mother who died three years ago, lurks in his house, suffering from a curse for eternity, without a resting place.

A smoldering fire between Jon and Krista ignites almost immediately, however he’s sure his secret would frighten a woman away. An afternoon escape brings them closer, but doubts lingers between the love-struck couple.

A touch of Night Magic might be exactly what Jon needs. How will his mother find eternal rest, so he can move on with his life? Or is he bound to a live of hell on earth?

Will Krista fit into his world when he learns about her past?  Or is she hiding a bigger secret?

 EXCERPT

A woman knows when a man is about to make a move. A rippling feeling waved across her chest. Jon kept his eyes on her, stood and came from around his desk. When he got close enough for Krista to get a whiff of his tempting, earthy cologne, a warm sensation caught her off guard and her ears rang so bad her head spun.

 Before she realized what had happened, he slipped his hand around her back and pulled her up against his chest. Tunnel vision altered all perception of reality and she closed her eyes. Jon’s touch aroused her mercifully. Her panties moistened and her nipples tingled, and she felt like she was in another world. Who was this man? How did he capture her heart in an instant? His strong hands cupped her butt cheeks as if he owned her body and soul. There wasn’t time to react.

 His caresses brought her to a place she had longed for. When Jon covered her mouth with his lips it didn’t matter if they were strangers. It felt right. A quiet echo and a brightness filled the room as if the goddess of love shined light upon them. The connection felt so strong it practically knocked her over.

Steadying herself, Krista stood back and stared into his eyes. As Jon moved in again and plunged his tongue reached deep into her mouth, he lightly brushed his hand across the back of her hair, and Krista surrendered to his touch. It was as if a long lost lover had reappeared and claimed her heart’s desire. There was no telling what might happen next. Krista’s body quivered and she quietly moaned with pleasure, as he nuzzled her ear, teasing her with playful nips at her neck. All rules had been broken, but it didn’t matter. His hard shaft rubbed up against her stomach, and she swayed back and forth, unable to break away from temptation. Jon’s breathing sped up and with his strong arms tight around her back. Every movement taking her one step closer. Am I that lonely? I’m about to have sex with a man I just met. As his hand trailed across her back, her body rocked with his.

 Each touch electrifying as if he wanted to devour her, and she found herself in a trance-like state. Is this what I’ve been missing? Krista ran her hand across his bicep and felt woozy. The warmth of his body raising her level of arousal. Here in the middle of an office, she found a longing like no other, and everything seemed right. Lust took control of her senses, and she let herself go with it. With each kiss he brought cradled her in his arms, his embrace warm and protective like a warrior of love. How did this happen? Had she found the man she was destined for or was it all a dream?

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Although writing is my passion, nursing is my vocation.  I work in an emergency room, and it’s been challenging, and rewarding, to be such an integral part of so many other’s daily struggles.  I have a wonderful husband who always offers his support, and never complains about my crazy schedule. One of our favorite romantic getaways is Cape May, New Jersey, an old historic beach town where we take a step into the past, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.  Although my children are all grown with busy lives of their own, Chaz, our Shepherd mix, and Luc our Coton deTulear bring us joy and unconditional love.  We are also blessed with three adorable grandsons. Other interests of mine include cooking, reading, and the theater.  However, spending time with my family is most important to me.  Even though my life is filled with work, family, etc., my mind continues to ponder the next story or concept for a new novel.

 

You can find Kathleen here. She loves to meet readers and make new friends.

 

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Posted by on March 3, 2014 in Cover Reveals

 

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What to Read Wednesday

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

 

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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.

 

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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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