It’s time for Hump Day Hook–a small group of authors sharing a paragraph of a book they’re working on, a new release coming soon or a book already out.
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Today I’m sharing a snippet from recently released novella ANGEL’S MASTER. Since the rights reverted back to me last year, I had the book substantially re-edited and added bonus content. Right now, it’s on sale for .99 cents, so if you enjoy steamy Regency pirates, this book’s for you!
Setup: Jacqueline is a bar maid in a tavern and has just found out the customer she’s taken an dinner order from is in reality a pirate.
He made a formal bow from the waist. “I am called the Black Thief of the Islands.”
“Aye.” The man gave her a half grin that didn’t light his hooded eyes. “I have changed my order from before.”
Her cheeks flamed under his strong scrutiny. “I don’t understand.”
“There is one thing I desire much more than fresh food.”
“And that would be?” Her voice shook, but not from fear. Anticipation made her insides quake as he slipped an arm around her waist. His fingers warmed her skin through the layers of fabric. It didn’t occur to her to struggle. She only knew she’d waited an age for him to acknowledge her, yet she didn’t recall ever seeing him. My world has gone mad.
Here’s the blurb:
The year is 1822 and 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 never felt at ease around those she calls her family. She dreams of the sea and of the mysterious pirate, but how is her fate intertwined with his?
Can destiny 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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