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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  1. Mindy, I loved your slideshow but I wish it was longer. My kids love the pirate thing too and celebrated Pirates Day. Did you know it was started in Albany, Oregon which is just down the road from where I live. Great job on the blog. Interesting and creative.

  2. Thanks so much! I'm trying to figure out how to do longer videos; this one was from Animoto and they don't let you do vids longer than 30s without paying. I just joined OneTrueMedia though (mad props to Angela Castle for introducing me to the tool), so hopefully soon I'll be back with longer book trailers.

    As for Pirate Day, I didn't know it was started in Oregon. That's interesting. I've got some family up in the northwest so maybe I'll drive through for some pirating one day.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! <3