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DEVIL’S ISLAND 🙂
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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?
EXCERPT from “Devil’s Island (Sea Rovers Passion Series #1):
Boone weaved the Archeron through the multitude of ships moored in the Port Royal harbor. The crew dropped anchor and lowered the jolly boats. Despite tumbling to the sea in an earthquake some time ago, the rebuilt Port Royal still served as Jamaica’s capital even if the city had failed to regain its former glory, now overshadowed by Kingston. He took in the lush surroundings, brightened by the afternoon sun, and the bursts of color splashed on the shore by the flowering hibiscus and occasional wild orchids poking through the ferns.
“Have you been to Port Royal before?” Boone asked Miss Thatcher, who’d finally emerged from her cabin and stood next to him at the stern rails.
“No. This is my first voyage to the Caribbean. Is Port Royal swarming with pirates, then?” Once again, Boone sensed a lie in her statement. She appeared too comfortable with the stifling heat, a far cry from the stodgy, cold climate of London.
“Pirates are as much a part of commerce in these isles as any nation’s merchants, in so much they care about what happens to these islands. I’d say we form part of the more respectable lot of Port Royal.”
“Well, I’ll still need some protection from the other unsavory types running amok in town.”
He raised an eyebrow in time with the upturn of his lips. “And what kind of protection would that be?”
“My pistol. I’d like it returned.” She faced him, daring him to refuse her demand.
“If you can explain how a respectable woman came to have such a weapon.”
“Possibly the same way a respectable man came to have a cutlass and pistol,” she said, pointing at the sword hanging from his belt.
“And did you learn how to fire a pistol?”
“Would you like to find out?”
She glided a finger along the mother-of-pearl stock of his flintlock, attached to the sash strapped across his white blouse. Instead of stopping at the heated gaze he gave her, she placed her finger over the opening of the barrel and dared to flick her eyes to meet his. He stood unmoving, his gaze boring into hers. No, she was no innocent miss. Her boldness unnerved him. Should she not be trembling in the presence of a cutthroat pirate? Instead, she taunted him with an uncanny familiarity.
“Captain, the men are awaiting final orders before shore leave.” Ben’s voice prodded at Boone’s back, relaying the impatience of the men to make for shore and commence their revelries.
Boone swung around to face his boatswain, Miss Thatcher’s flirtation having thrown him off balance. “Shore leave granted, and Ben, bring Miss Thatcher her effects…all of them.”
Boone descended the poop stairs, the thump of his boots shaking the planks, unwilling to brave a farewell glance back at her. At first, he’d considered the woman a nuisance, yet something else he couldn’t quite lay a finger on—a strange sense of familiarity—sent hot blood rushing to his loins. He’d admired the way she’d stood tall and proud on his deck while the rest of the Maidstone’s captured passengers cowered in the presence of his crew. By the devil’s teeth, he was too fascinated with her for his own good.
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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