Coming April 1, 2017: Sea Hawk’s Mistress (reissue)

In readiness for the final Pirates of the Caribbean movie , Dead Men Tell No Tales (what a great title!), I’m reissuing my pirate novella, Sea Hawk’s Mistress.

“…step back in time and experience adventure on the high seas with this entertaining escape.” -RTBookReviews

Blurb:

On summer vacation from grad school, Shelley Hanover takes part in a modern-day treasure hunt on a newly discovered Spanish galleon off the Florida Keys. During the dive, Shelley finds a silver bangle, and when the clasp opens, she is swept into a sudden water vortex — and into the arms of a sexy-as-sin pirate.

Captain Jason Flint finds a woman floating in the wreckage of his latest victory, strangely dressed and wearing a sex-slave band. He decides to keep her as his private pleasure captive, and they enjoy each other’s hot flesh as they sail the cool Caribbean waters. But when a rival captain kidnaps Shelley, Jason realizes he’s lost something greater than any pirate treasure.

 

Research! Research!

Interestingly enough, there are times when editing and research save you from a ton of heartache. For example, I was reading over my story and was curious how long it took a man to become a Captain in the Regency era Royal Navy. I had intended for my hero to have purchased a commission. In researching I discovered a fatal flaw–one could not purchase a commission in the Navy. They could do so for the Army, not the Royal Navy. That throws quite the monkey wrench into my plan. It leaves me with a decision: shall my hero become an Army man, or should he work his way through the ranks to become a Captain in the Royal Navy? It seems a small fix doesn’t it? Yet it actually messes up my timeline and reasoning for his joining the Navy.

Basically I am saying, it is good to look up the littlest thing if writing historical. Particularly with Regency era historicals (as the popularity is high, so there are many with the knowledge of smaller facts), the last thing any writer wants is the editor to catch such a glaring error, let alone readers!

Website overhaul

I had to do a complete overhaul of my website. I guess it was coming as I am embarking on new projects and plans. But I couldn’t go forward until the website was functional. It’s a pet peeve. I like to have my site working.

The Regency proposal is going well. I am happy with what I have written so far. The hero sort of reminds me of Captain Fredrick in Crossed Swords. I am well on my way to being in love with my latest hero! No, he is not a pirate, but he is a sea faring hero. Okay, he is a Naval officer. Already my heroine is quite flustered with him. THAT makes it fun to write.

Wow, I missed writing.

Speaking of Crossed Swords, I’m planning the sequel again. I tentatively call it By His Command.

Proposal in Progress

I’m pausing work on my medical romance novel to work on a proposal for a Regency England set romances. Okay, these are of the erotic variety. Somehow I cant exactly stay away from the sizzle. I thought of this trilogy years ago during a writer retreat. (At the time my future husband was trying to get me to agree to meet him. Obviously, I eventually agreed.)

The proposal is due February 26th, so I am crunching to get the first few chapters written along with a synopsis. Piece of cake, right? Eh…if I had a clearer idea of the entire book it would be. But I figure after three chapters, it should come much easier. (Heh…)

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