Pirate’s Paradise is finally finished!
I’m happy to say that I’ve just finished my pirate adventure romance, PIRATE’S PARADISE.
Here’s a little description of that book…
James Lamont signs on the account on a pirate ship in an effort to find his brother, but discovers instead a beautiful stowaway who intrigues him beyond measure…
Charity Goswick has run away to escape marriage to a stranger, a stranger with cruel eyes and an air of dominance. Drugged by her uncle to ensure her compliance, she stumbles through the streets of New York with no place to go and no one to reach out to. She is chased to the docks by a drunken sailor and sneaks aboard a ship to safety. She hides amid stacks of crates in a storage room, and in that little nook, the drugs in her system win out and she loses consciousness.
Awakened by a noise and a light, she comes face-to-face with James, a pirate who takes her under his protection, whether she wants it or not.
And her answer would most certainly be not, if he’d bother to listen. So like every man she’s ever known, James does what he will and ignores her protests. He hies her to his cabin where he believes she’ll be safest. She’s a spitfire, but that only intrigues him all the more. Although he has no permanent place for them in his life, he loves women, and this one poses a particularly interesting challenge.
Charity resists his advances. He’s persuasive, yes, but she must stand by her convictions or risk losing her heart, a place she’s allowed no man to dare touch.
As James uses his considerable charm to wear down her misguided views of men, Charity’s jilted fiancé chases after them, determined to reclaim his bride. Aboard ship, James uncovers clues to his brother’s disappearance. They lead to an old dispute that was never resolved and never forgotten.
Together, James and Charity must outwit a cutthroat band of pirates to uncover the truth of what happened to James’ brother and keep Charity safe from her demented fiancé before his past catches up with them.
In other news, I’m thrilled that I have been re-elected as president of the Midwest Fiction Writers organization. This amazing group of Minnesota writers inspire me every time I see them. This writing group is a chapter of the Romance Writers of America. To learn more about them go to => www.midwestfiction.com