11 of the Fiercest Real-Life Pirates That Ever Sailed!


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Charles Vane

Oh there be a FABulous post for ye, me hearties! Ever wanted to know who the 11 Fiercest Pirates ever born were? I don’t know if these men were the fiercest but I do know several of them rate the cruelest in history.

Special thanks to Lady Janene for bringing this to my attention! Woot!!! Love this post and had to share it with you here.

11 of the Fiercest Pirates Real-Life Pirates And The Seas They Ruled from mental_floss

Black Bart Roberts

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Sailin’ to Author Margaret Locke’s #WriterWednesday!


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FABulously talented and witty Margaret Locke, author of  A Man of Character, invited me to her blog #WriterWednesday today! Huzzah!!! Stop by and see how I answered her questions, won’t you? (She speaks wickedly good pirate!)

Lady Margaret posted a blurb from The Pirate’s Duchess, Regent’s Revenge Series Novella, my contribution to Once Upon a True Love’s Kiss Anthology, available for preorder now!

Writer Wednesday with Author Margaret Locke

Wishing ye all a Happy Hump Day!!! Enjoy!



Congrats to the Winner of Alienne Mine!!!


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fireworks 4Congratulations to Lady Liette for winning an ecopy of Deborah O’Neill Cordes’ latest release Alienne Mine!!! Huzzah and Hoorah!!!


My apologies for not announcing Lady Deborah’s winner sooner, Lady Liette. I got caught up in a very tight editing schedule and didn’t realize I’d let this slip. Guess you could say, it’s keelhaulin’ time for me, eh? I’ll settle for a a jug of rum… LOL!!!

The Romance Review

Why rum, you ask? I just got the greatest news, me hearties! Two of my books have been sent to the final round in The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards ~ Winter 2015!!! This is a first time my books have finaled in a contest. I’m on cloud nine! Woot!!!

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The TRR Readers’ Choice Awards!


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captain-jack-sparrow“Sink and scuttle me, three of Katherine’s books ARR eligible for the TRR Readers’ Choice Awards!”

Flails hands… “That’s beauty booty, if ye ask me. What? You didn’t?” Shifts eyes. “O’ course, ye did. Everyone wants a prize.”


ParrotCue parrot: “Mind your eyes. Mind your eyes.”

Adjusts effects. “Now, here be the code to help make Katherine’s dreams come true. Each book must garner at least 50 nominations to qualify for the next and final round from you. The deadline ends September 30 so don’t belay that.”

Cue parrot: “Help the booty.”

“That’s beauty. Help the beauty win said booty. How many times do we have to rehearse this?” Shakes head. “I have it on good authority, Katherine is overjoyed with this, her first ever nomination.” Leans close. “There may be rum in it for me—I mean you and me. Now,” straightens then takes a swig and offers a dram to said parrot, “mind your talons and click on the links below, if you dare. A vote for Katherine’s books will show that you care.”

Writing action/adventure/romance stories staring pirates + readers who truly care = priceless!

Huzzah and Hoorah!!! Thank you for your continued support and friendship, me hearties!!!


Setting Sail to the Land of Poldark!


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Ahoy, me hearties! I’m honored to be blogging at Embracing Romance today! Pirates, Smugglers, and the land of Poldark — Cornwall!

During my research on piracy, I’ve found fascinating historical tidbits that have influenced my story settings and characters. Venture over to see my what I classify to be The 5 Important Keys to Piracy in the 18th Century. It’s Cornish smuggling history at its best!

*Don’t forget my Goodreads Giveaway for autographed copies of My Lord Rogue, A Nelson’s Tea Novella #1, which chronicles how Nelson’s Tea was formed. Ends September 30th!*



Face the Grizzly!


Jack has a way of escaping trouble, sometimes without drinkin’ any rum. He’s a genius, plain and simple. But there are times when all he can do or does is run.

Have you been afraid to face your fears?


I’ve never been a fan of the horrifying bear tales I’ve heard about Alaska. But recently, I had the opportunity to visit my son there. Find out all about my trip and how I faced my fears at Author Collette Cameron’s port today: Shivers? Shakes? Nightmares? What Are You Afraid Of? http://collettecameron.com/2015/09/shivers-shakes-nightmares-what-are-you-afraid-of/

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Release Day! Jack Interviews Drajulal-kishah from Alienne Mine by Deborah O’Neill Cordes!


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Grog Filled HourARR! Jack was promised rum if he interviewed FABulous Author Deborah O’Neill Cordes today. In lieu of answerin’ Jack’s questions however, Lady Deborah opted to feature Drajulal-kishah, the heroine of her new sci-fi tale, Alienne Mine, a Prequel to Dragon Dawn, to help raise the signal flag for her latest release! Double ARR!!!

Jack saunters across the quarterdeck with his usual swaggerin’, swashbucklin’ genius. Eyes wide, fingers wigglin’, he spies Alienne, takes a cautious step backwards, then manages a quick glance at his hand to be sure ol’ Davy Jones hasn’t cursed him with the black spot again.

“Well, that be a boon.”

Before him stands a woman unlike any mermaids or wenches he’s ever seen. At five foot ten inches tall, her face is devoid of the pox but similar to stunning women of his previous acquaintance. He wipes his eyes to be sure Tia Dalma hasn’t drugged him and then reopens them. Aye, the girl IS blue-green with glittering scales. Even stranger, she wears a silver trouser and shirt design unlike any known to wenches in his circle. While her rainbow-hued silken dreadlocks are a pleasant enough sight, somewhat similar to his own, her turquoise eyes and square pupils pin him to the deck.

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Sail the Seven Seas With Best-Selling Author Katherine Bone

Katherine Bone:

Ahoy, me hearties! The lovely Author Patricia Kiyono interviewed me today! One lucky commenter will win an ecopy of Duke by Day, Rogue by Night. Stop by, won’t ye? ARR!!!

Originally posted on Four Foxes, One Hound:

This week we are opening the blog to guest posts, interviews and/or reviews. Katherine is the author of the best-selling Duke by Day, Rogue by Night and several sequels. She also happens to have one of the most rabid fan clubs I’ve ever witnessed! I thought it would be fun to learn more about Captain Bone, as she is called by her loyal crew. To give you a little background about Katherine, she tells us she has been passionate about history since she had the opportunity to travel to various Army bases, castles, battlegrounds, and cathedrals as an Army brat turned Officer’s Wife. Now she lives in the south (southern United States) where she writes about Rogues, Rebels and Rakes, aka Pirates, Lords, Captains, Duty, Honor, and Country and the happily ever afters every alpha male and damsel deserve.

Without further ado, may I present…Captain Katherine Bone!


ARRR!!! And ahoy…

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Give a Man a Good Ship & He Can Do Great Things!


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Admiral Nelson 2

Ahoy, me hearties! As you all know my passion for Admiral Nelson runs deep. After years of researching the man, his life, his passions, and the ship that propelled him to infamy, I still hunger for more. As a result, he is the heart of my Nelson’s Tea Series.


While I’m finishing up the last full-length book, THE ROGUE’S SURRENDER, I’m still digging into Nelson’s past. Never a dull moment. I can’t explain it but there it is. So imagine my delight when Lady Catherine Curzon had an opening on her blog, A Covent Garden’s Gilfurt’s Guide to Life. Huzzah!!! I jumped at the chance to write about one of the greatest tactical minds in naval history.

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Release Day! Jack Interviews Swashbuckling Author of Honor Among Thieves ~ J.M. AUCOIN!


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article-2420767-15A9308B000005DC-446_306x423Captain Jack Sparrow knows the importance of honing swashbucklin’ skills. Livin’ off the seas isn’t easy after all. There ARR plenty of obstacles in a pirate’s path. Marooning, keelhauling, undead monkeys, curses, the Kraken, Davy Jones’ Locker, and greedy pirates pillagin’ and plunderin’ their weasely guts out ARR problematic. So if more swashbuckle be needed, who you gonna call?

Katherine: “There be one with the knack — Captain Jake Hawking.”

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