Friday, September 24, 2010

Feature Friday - Pirates

Even though I know it's no longer Friday in most parts of the world, let the pirating commence with book recommendations for pirate-related books.



Cursed to haunt dry land for three hundred years, forbidden to touch the ocean he loves, Nathaniel Quinn’s spirit lingers near the Logan Point Lighthouse until his sentence is served. All he wants is an end to the three hundred year curse so he can haunt the seas instead of the shores.
That’s all he wants, that is, until the day Miranda Kent buys the lighthouse with the intent to turn it into a bed and breakfast. She hopes the presence of a ghost will bring in the tourists, but Quinn has finally found a benefit to his time on land.
She can hear him. See him. Touch him. He may only have a short time remaining at the lighthouse, but at least now he can enjoy it like a sailor on shore leave.
But pleasure turns to impending pain as these doomed lovers discover they’re touching more than each other’s bodies. They’re touching each other’s hearts. The long-awaited end of Quinn’s shore curse might just mean a different kind of curse…
Because an eternity sailing the seas might also be an eternity separated from the woman he loves.



Sinclaire Daves, a young and awkward archeology professor, lives her life surrounded by books and research. Body issues and a recent breakup have left her confidence in pieces. But at night, everything changes as her dreams are filled with the adventures of the woman she wishes she was; a pirate captain who lived over 200 years ago.

Rebekah Bonny, daughter of the famous pirates Anne Bonny and Calico Jack Rackam (who sailed under the Jolly Roger), wants nothing more than to escape her life of danger and disguise, to settle down and spend her life with the man she loves.

Across time, these two disparate women come together, and guide each other through mystery, man trouble, and mayhem, to find they aren't as dissimilar as they seem. Will Rebekah find her peace? Will Sinclaire find the love--and the pirate--she's been dreaming of?



Life on the high seas just became more complicated for Ethan Williams. He's a pirate with a conscience, and even though killing and plundering are his way of life, he's searching for much more--and he's tired of being alone.

Jacqueline Massey is connected with the American Navy. It's her job to trick men into revealing they are indeed pirates. The guilt she feels about sending them to their doom is equaled only by her longing to be loved. But Jacqueline has a secret--one that has intertwined her fate with Ethan's for longer than he's known.

Can Fate bring together a pirate and an angel during the season of miracles, or will a watery death by Davy Jones locker drown their love?


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Sunday, September 19, 2010

International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

So apparently September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In lieu of this, I'm going to bombard my readers with pirate-related things.

PIRATE JOKES. Here are some of my favorites.

This pirate walks into a bar with a big ship's wheel down his pants. The bartender says, "Excuse me, sir, but do you know you have a ship's wheel down the front of your pants?"
And the pirate says...
Aaargh, it's driving me nuts!!

A little kid dresses up as a pirate and goes trick or treating. He knocks on the door of a house and a man answers. "Oh, i can see you're dressed up as a pirate." the man says. "But where are your buccaneers?" So the kid says "On either side of my buckin' head!"

A pirate walks into a bar and the bartender says, "Hey, I haven't seen you in a while. What happened, you look terrible!"
"What do you mean?" the pirate replies, "I'm fine."
The bartender says, "But what about that wooden leg? You didn't have that before."
"Well," says the pirate, "We were in a battle at sea and a cannon ball hit my leg but the surgeon fixed me up, and I'm fine, really."
"Yeah," says the bartender, "But what about that hook? Last time I saw you, you had both hands."
"Well," says the pirate, "We were in another battle and we boarded the enemy ship. I was in a sword fight and my hand was cut off but the surgeon fixed me up with this hook, and I feel great, really."
"Oh," says the bartender, "What about that eye patch? Last time you were in here you had both eyes."
"Well," says the pirate, "One day when we were at sea, some birds were flying over the ship. I looked up, and one of them crapped in my eye."
"So?" replied the bartender, "What happened? You couldn't have lost an eye just from some bird poop!"
"Well," says the pirate, "I really wasn't used to the hook yet."


Because come on, how else can you strike that perfect chord of cutesy and smack-you-upside-the-head-if-you-mess-with-me-BA??


Have you read any pirate-related books lately? If not, you really should. This one's one of my favorites, and the first pirate book I read. If you like twists and turns in a plot, you should definitely check it out.

If anyone's the author of a pirate romance or other type of story, do drop me a line! I'd love to do a feature on all things pirate sometime in the next few days, while we're all still in the spirit!

Until then, Excelsior!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

B&N Signing a Success!

Reeeeeally old pictures from the signing that took place at B&N on...I don't really remember. Some rainy Tuesday in September. (I wanna say the 7th.)

Me just sitting around. I wanted to find a strategic place to set up my table...being a literal person, I chose to sit next to the Stratego shelf.

A couple family friends come out to support me.

...There's one girl who won't be growing up on a steady diet of Cinderella and damsels-in-distress. High-octane fiction and extra jalepenos on that corndog, please and thanks!

Some reporters from down at...St. Mary's, I believe.

You just know one of these days I'm going to have a huge press scandal.