Did you enjoy the paranormal section of the Tuesday Spotlight? If you haven’t passed by the earlier slots pay a visit to Samantha Macleod and her novel The Trickster’s Lover or Tori Dean and The Forbidden Genie.
If you want something different, a pirate story of forbidden desires, intrigue and adventure, you might be at the right place. It’s time for my last guest for the evening, Erinn Ellender Quinn, author of sultry historical romance. You may have read her erotica she writes under the pen name Nia Farrell.
Christiana Delacorte’s father is languishing in prison. Accused of desertion and piracy, he’s being held without trial while the British and French fight over who will hang him. Determined to rescue him, Christiana approaches the one man she knows who might help: her father’s old friend Justin Vallé, the object of her adolescent fantasies, her first, most terrible unrequited love, when he was a prize for any woman and she sailed disguised as a boy. She can only pray that the French privateer doesn’t recognize her as the child who marked his face for life.
Mistaking her for a prostitute, Vallé fulfills her heart’s desire but shatters the mood by offering payment, forcing her to reveal her identity as well as her purpose. Vallé agrees to break her father out of prison, but his price is the gold she’s brought and her willing presence in his bed.
Justin has suffered a woman’s betrayal, and Christiana has lived most of her life in deceit. But there are forces at play beyond their reckoning, unseen enemies, and time is running out. The success of their mission—and any chance of a future—depends on whether they can learn to trust each other…before it’s too late….