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By Lisa Olech. 2015
Captain Jaxon Steele is a tall, sun-bronzed, fierce-fighting Pirate King. He and the notorious crew of the Scarlet Night are… both feared and respected for their ruthless reputation. The Captain's only love is the open sea and the ship he calls home. When it comes to women, he has three rules: never sleep with another's wife, don't take virgins into bed, and most importantly, never bring a woman aboard--that brings the worst luck of all.Annalise Gatherone has to leave London--tonight! Usually her only concern is the color of her latest gown, but now she's choosing between life and death. Desperate to escape the clutches of an evil Duke, she stows away aboard the Scarlet Night, hoping she's bound for Port St. Maria. Winning Captain Jaxon's affections, she just might sneak by unharmed. But when her plans are altered in ways she never imagined, she must batten down the hatches for a journey into unknown waters...
By Sandra Cox. 2015
Some teens go to the Caribbean on spring break. Piper goes to save the world. Piper Dunn isn't who you… would call a normal teenager. For one thing, she doesn't want anyone to know she was born with a blowhole. Even stranger, she has two love interests. Joel, a fellow dolphin-human hybrid, and Tyler, a human. It's hard to choose when a mad scientist is hot on Piper's trail. Worse, she's trapped in the Bermuda Triangle. And . . . wait for it . . . Angel, her test-tube daughter, is apparently a real-deal reincarnation. It all adds up to an impossible situation, with happy endings all but lost at sea. Unless, of course, a voodoo high priestess casts a spell or two . . .
By Lisa Olech. 2016
Wherever the tides take you . . . Guided by the winds of fate, Henry 'Ric' Robbins arrives on a… hot June day in Port Royal. But the moment he sets foot on what should be a pirate's paradise, he's driven to steal a woman destined for slavery, survives the worst natural disaster to ever hit the isle of Jamaica, and answers the call to be captain of the Scarlet Night. Jocelyn Beauchamp's life is one of privilege--until she is rudely thrown into the hands of pirates. Freed from the chains of her cloistered society, Jocelyn is drawn to her newfound life at sea--reckless, thrilling, and utterly unpredictable. And the man who saved her life not once, but twice--why not do it all over again?
By Sandra Cox. 2014
Finding love is hard, even when you aren't a mutant.Like most seventeen-year-olds, Piper Dunn wants to blend in with the… crowd. Having a blowhole is a definite handicap. A product of a lab-engineered mother with dolphin DNA, Piper spends her school days hiding her brilliant ocean-colored eyes and sea siren voice behind baggy clothing and ugly glasses. When Tyler, the new boy in school, zeroes in on her, ignoring every other girl vying for his attention, no one, including Piper, understands why...Then Piper is captured on one of her secret missions rescuing endangered sea creatures and ends up in the same test center where her mother was engineered. There she discovers she isn't the only one of her kind. Joel is someone she doesn't have to hide from, and she finds herself drawn to the dolph-boy who shares her secrets. Talking to him is almost as easy as escaping from the lab. Deciding which boy has captured her heart is another story...63,486 Words
By Sandra Cox. 2015
It’s a dirty job, but some mutant’s got to do it…Joel Eisler is a mutant with special talents. He can… detect an oil leak in the ocean simply by tasting the water. Because of this unique ability, he’s been purchased by a large oil company, along with his dolph sister, Amy. The upside of spending his days and nights in the ocean is that it gives him the opportunity to save the lives of his brother dolphins. The downsides are life as a closely monitored slave—and that he can’t be with Piper, the dolph-girl he loves… To make matters worse, Joel discovers the lab he grew up in has extracted his sperm and Piper’s egg and created a baby, and his handler, Craven, is plotting to kidnap Amy for more experiments. Now Joel must rescue the infant, bring her to Piper, and find a way to save Amy. And if that’s not enough of a challenge, he needs to convince Piper she belongs with him instead of her all-too-human boyfriend—if Craven doesn’t get to them first… 60,000 Words
By James Hanley. 2015
Five shipwrecked passengers fight panic, thirst, and the sea itself One minute, sailor Joseph Curtain is in his bunk. The… next, he is submerged in the ocean. A German torpedo has struck the Aurora, and she is sinking fast. Curtain makes his way to a lifeboat and guides the survivors aboard. There are only six of them, and when the submarine's machine gun rakes the side of their boat, the number dwindles to five. Alongside Curtain are three men of various character and an elderly chaplain who is too sick to speak. Hope is slim, but Curtain will do what he must to survive. He organizes the party into watches, rationing their food and enforcing strict discipline. But as their time in the boat stretches on, Curtain realizes that this tiny craft and its flagging crew are hardly a match for the power of the ocean.
By Sue Rich. 1995
Bragen Alexander has spent years searching for the one whose lies about a crime could send Bragen to the gallows.… But not until he encounters the fierce beauty, Nichole Heatherton, does finding that man become a possibility. If Nichole leads Bragen to Bodine, her ex-fiance, he promises to bring her along on a tempestuous ocean crossing. In a masquerade that leads the two on a stormy journey, they find themselves forced to wed and to acknowledge their undeniable passion for one another.
By Lisa Olech. 2017
Stormy seas, a captive heart, and a coupling that breaks all the rules . . . After years of committed… service, Captain William “Bump” Quinn has finally taken the helm of the pirate ship Scarlet Night. But when rough waters send the Night off course, William winds up shipwrecked and alone on enemy shores—and prisoner to China’s most powerful pirate queen. Captain Jian Jun is as alluring as she is formidable, and she’s careful not to let anyone too close. But the silence of the handsome Jamaican pirate in her custody intrigues her. Tempted by his topaz eyes and the strength of his character, she allows the captive into her inner sanctum. Though their bond defies all convention, Jun finds she is powerless against the emotions Will stirs in her. She prays their first union will not be her last. But with danger lurking in unexpected places, her beloved pirate may soon get the chance to prove he is every inch the hero he seems in her arms . . .
By Lisa Olech. 2017
Never underestimate the power of a pirate . . .Captain James Steele is duty bound to capture the privateer Scarlet… Night and bring her rebellious crew to England to hang. Then he will leave his majesty’s service, make an upstanding marriage, and join the landed gentry. But the winds of fate are blowing the straitlaced commander utterly off course.Once aboard, James comes face to face with a pirate boy who is in reality fierce, desperate—and gorgeous—Samantha Christian, on the run from a sadistic Virginia plantation owner. With her identity unbound, the good captain dutifully takes her under his personal command, whereupon decorum goes out the porthole. But while his heart is lost to Samantha by the time they reach England, her noose still awaits. Now James’s sense of duty will be severely tested. As for Samantha, she has a plan, and a duty, of her own . . .
By Mary Jo Putney. 2018
“Putney’s endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight.” —Sabrina Jeffries An outcast on the high seas… . . . The son of a proud naval dynasty, Gabriel Hawkins was born to command the sea, until he leaves the Royal Navy in disgrace and is disowned by his family. As captain of his own ship, he’s earned his living in ways both legal and illegal, and his experience makes him the best choice to ransom an aristocratic beauty captured by Barbary pirates. Having avoided the traps of convention and marriage, Lady Aurora Lawrence is horrified by the prospect of spending her life as a harem slave. Her only hope of escape is a quiet, steely captain who has a history with her captor—and who will do anything to free Rory. Together they undertake a dangerous mission through troubled waters—and encounter another kind of danger as attraction burns hot within the close confines of his ship. But even if they endure the perils of the sea and enemy lands, can their love survive a return to England, where the distance between a disgraced captain and an earl’s daughter is wider than the ocean? Praise for the Rogues Redeemed series “A compelling story that neatly balances dangerous adventures and passionate romance.” —Booklist “A thrilling, romantic tale.” —Bookpage, Top Pick of the Month “Putney’s multifaceted and well-developed characters add depth to this romance, which is complete with the trials of war and the promise of future series installments.” —Publishers Weekly
By Rj Barker. 2020
A brilliantly imagined epic fantasy of honor, glory, and warfare, Call of the Bone Ships is the action-packed sequel to… David Gemmell Award-nominated RJ Barker's The Bone Ships. Dragons have returned to the Hundred Isles. But their return heralds only war and destruction. When a horde of dying slaves are discovered in the bowels of a ship, Shipwife Meas and the crew of the Tide Child find themselves drawn into a vicious plot that will leave them questioning their loyalities and fighting for their lives.The Tide Child TrilogyThe Bone ShipsCall of the Bone ShipsFor more from RJ Barker, check out:The Wounded KingdomAge of AssassinsBlood of AssassinsKing of Assassins
By Kurt Anderson. 2016
It LurksDeep beneath the ice of the Arctic Circle, something has awakened. A primordial creature frozen in time, it is… the oldest, largest, most efficient predator that nature has ever produced. And it is ravenously hungry...It HuntsThirty-five miles off the Massachussetts coast, a small research ship is attacked. All but one of its crew is killed by the massive serpentine horror that rises from the sea. The creature likes this human prey. The chewy outer hide. The tender saltiness within. And it wants more...It FeedsResponding to a distress signal, fishing-boat captain Brian Hawkins arrives in time to save the ship's last survivor. But the nightmare is just beginning. A casino cruise ship carrying high-stakes passengers--and a top-secret cargo--becomes the creature's bloodsoaked hunting ground. Even the U.S. Navy can't destroy it. Desperate but determined, Hawkins goes after the biggest catch of the century. But there's something he didn't count on: There's more than one...
By Samantha Rajaram. 2020
Wanted: Company Daughters. Virtuous young ladies to become the brides of industrious settlers in a foreign land. The Company will… pay the cost of the lady&’s dowry and travel. Returns not permitted, orphans preferred. Amsterdam, 1620. Jana Beil has learned that life rarely provides moments of joy. Having run away from a violent father, her days are spent searching for work in an effort to stay out of the city brothels, where desperate women trade their bodies for a mouthful of bread. But when Jana is hired as a servant for the wealthy and kind Master Reynst and his beautiful daughter Sontje, Jana&’s future begins to look brighter. But then Master Reynst loses his fortune on a bad investment, and everything changes. The house is sold to creditors, leaving Jana back on the street and Sontje without a future. With no other choice, Jana and Sontje are forced to sign with the East India Company as Company Daughters: sailing to a colonial Dutch outpost to become the brides of male settlers they know nothing about. With fear in their hearts, the girls begin their journey – but what awaits them on the other side of the world is nothing like what they&’ve been promised… Based on true history, this is a beautiful and sensual historical novel, perfect for fans of The Girl with the Pearl Earring, The Miniaturist and The Indigo Girl. What readers are saying about The Company Daughters: &‘I was enchanted by this book! It&’s a delightful read that will have your emotions all over the place.&’ Goodreads reviewer &‘Heartbreaking but still in turn a moving book… vivid, with amazing characters… This is a great read.&’ Goodreads reviewer &‘This book is so stunningly tender and beautiful, all mixed in with some seriously tragic and heart-wrenching events… Rajaram is an extremely skilled writer, and I love her writing style… The themes of sisterhood and female love were so present in this book and I found it very moving.&’ Goodreads reviewer &‘I really enjoyed this book… This book has a beauty and grace to it. The author&’s writing just flows off the page, and although there are struggles and upsets by the time you close the book over you are filled with a warm glow.&’ Goodreads reviewer &‘A powerful and insightful read. I look forward to reading more historical work by Samantha Rajaram!&’ Goodreads reviewer
Una de las historias más grandes jamás contadas. En esta nueva y magistral traducción de Miguel Temprano García, El viejo… y el mar recobra todo el esplendor del clásico imperecedero que le valió el Premio Pulitzer de 1953 a Ernest Hemingway. Con un lenguaje de gran fuerza y sencillez, El viejo y el mar narra la historia de un viejo pescador cubano a quien la suerte parece haber abandonado, y del desafío mayúsculo al que se enfrenta: la batalla despiadada y sin tregua con un pez gigantesco en las aguas del golfo. Escrito en 1952, por encargo de la revista Life, este relato lo confirmó como uno de los escritores más significativos del siglo XX, obteniendo el Premio Pulitzer en 1953 y allanando su carrera hacia el Nobel de Literatura, que recibió en 1954. Reseña:«Su mejor obra. El tiempo demostrará que es la mejor que cualquiera de nosotros haya escrito, y con eso me refiero a sus coetáneos y a los míos.»William Faulkner
By Fred Waitzkin. 2018
Inspired by a true story, artfully told by the author of Searching for Bobby Fischer: A Bahamian island becomes a… battleground for a savage private war. Charismatic expat Bobby Little built his own funky version of paradise on the remote island of Rum Cay, a place where ambitious sport fishermen docked their yachts for fine French cuisine and crowded the bar to boast of big blue marlin catches while Bobby refilled their cognac on the house. Larger than life, Bobby was really the main attraction: a visionary entrepreneur, expert archer, reef surfer, bush pilot, master chef, seductive conversationalist. But after tragedy shatters the tranquility of Bobby’s marina, tourists stop visiting and simmering jealousies flare among island residents. And when a cruel, different kind of self-made entrepreneur challenges Bobby for control of the docks, all hell breaks loose. As the cobalt blue Bahamian waters run red with blood, the man who made Rum Cay his home will be lucky if he gets off the island alive . . . When the Ebb Tide cruises four hundred miles southeast from Fort Lauderdale to Rum Cay, its captain finds the Bahamian island paradise he so fondly remembers drastically altered. Shoal covers the marina entrance, the beaches are deserted, and on shore there is a small cemetery with headstones overturned and bones sticking up through the sand. What happened to Bobby’s paradise?
By Adalyn Grace. 2020
She will reign. As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be… High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic. <p><p> When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic. But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder—and more peril—than Amora anticipated. <p> A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stowaway she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever. I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.
By Piers Anthony, Clifford A. Pickover. 1998
Millions of readers have enjoyed the books of Piers Anthony, including (but certainly not limited to) his undeniably popular Xanth… and Blue Adept series. Now, in collaboration with celebrated nonfiction author Clifford A. Pickover, he brings us a disturbing tale of our own world, and the strange creatures with whom we share it. It is said, and truly, that there are more things under heaven and earth than there are almost anywhere else; true as well that many of them lurk, unsuspected, far below the surface of the planet’s ocean. For thousands of years, mankind has simultaneously trusted in the sea’s proverbial generosity and used it as a dumping ground, trusting that in its vastness his garbage will be swallowed up and forgotten. But that was never really true. And now, in an age when the overcrowded Earth swarms with hungry inhabitants whose waste chokes even the sea, whose greedy demands overtax its seemingly endless bounty, strange things are born in the ocean’s deeps—strange things that the ocean throws back upon the land.
By Jess Rinker. 2020
The Goonies meets Book Scavenger when three sisters hunt for Blackbeard’s legendary treasure in this action-packed middle grade novel from… Jess Rinker, The Dare Sisters.“The Dare sisters are hunting for treasure, but the real treasure is the story that unfolds in the pages of this book. It’s smart, funny and full of heart; I couldn’t put this rollicking adventure down.” —Kathi Appelt, author of The UnderneathSavannah Dare has always wanted to be a pirate. She grew up on legends of Blackbeard from her grandfather—her best friend and fellow treasure hunter.But now he’s gone. Savannah and her sisters, Frances and Jolene are left to find Blackbeard’s lost loot on their own. It was their grandfather’s dream, and they can’t let him down. No one else in their small town on Ocracoke Island believes Blackbeard’s treasure is truly still out there . . . no one except their grandfather’s mysterious old business partner, who’s determined to find it himself. And when their family home is endangered, the Dare sisters realize finding Blackbeard’s treasure is their only hope!An Imprint Book
By Linda Ladd. 1986
Beneath the fiery gaze of her captor, Caitlin finds herself bound by the only enemy she could not defeat---her passionate… nature. Caitlin, the renegade female pirate plundering Spanish galleons on the high seas, initially despised Trey Cameron, the man commissioned by the queen to tame her. As he forces her to conform to an appropriately feminine role, wearing gowns and performing the tasks of housekeeper, Caitlin vows to avenge herself. She will rule the waves again...free of the restraining hand of any man. As the lush green of the Caribbean brings them to tumult, Trey and Caitlin find themselves locked in a fiery battle of wills. Will they surrender to the refuge of each other's arms---or tear each other apart in the frustration of unrequited love?
By Joseph Conrad. 2015
Joseph Conrad's classic oceanic adventure pits the will of man against the sheer destructive force of nature The decks of… the Nan-Shan boast young and imaginative first mate Jukes and no-nonsense captain MacWhirr. But when the ocean turns violent and the skies darken ominously, will the captain's skepticism and the crew's foolhardiness be the Nan-Shan's undoing? Based on Conrad's experiences as a sailor aboard a turn-of-the-century freighter, this thrilling adventure has at its center the titular typhoon--a force threatening untold death and destruction, and humbling even the greatest of men. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.