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by Darlene Marshall
Category: Romance/Historical Fiction EPIC eBook Award Winner
Description: Christine Sanders of St. Augustine in Territorial Florida is a runaway wife who believes the best way to live comfortably on her own is to turn pirate and rob a man with money. And the perfect man to rob is her own husband, Justin Delerue, Lord Smithton, especially since he got rich by marrying her against her will and taking her inheritance! Pirate's Price is a rollicking tale of marriage and mayhem, gender confusion and piracy. With the help of her godfather Julius Davies, himself a retired pirate with a fondness for young sailors, Christine puts together a gay, er, jolly crew and takes to the seas as Captain Christopher Daniels. It doesn't take long for the dread pirate Daniels to become a force to be reckoned with in Florida's sealanes, especially for ships owned by DelerueSanders Shipping. But when Smithton himself is taken captive and held hostage by Daniels and the crew of the Tigress, he has a different plan for his runaway pirate bride, and could very well end up stealing something from her--her heart.
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2006
eBookwise Release Date: July 2006
48 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [257 KB]
Reading time: 167-234 min.
"4 1/2 stars!...Marshall's poignant tale of love is highlighted by humor ... A delightful tale of love on the high seas. Fantastic."--Romantic Times Book Club
"I did not put it down. Not once. Not for any reason."--Romance Reader At Heart
"The course of this romance is not smooth, but it is addictive for the reader. Most of the action takes place on the sea, and many of the pirate scenes with their almost campy double innuendoes had this reader laughing out loud...An enjoyable historical tale with quite a twist. I would definitely recommend it and look forward to Darlene Marshall's forthcoming historical books."--Fallen Angel Reviews
"An absorbing historical romance with a twist. When the heroine becomes a pirate, she has two specific goals: recover her wealth and secure a divorce and, once accomplished, she shall disappear. Darlene Marshall deftly weaves historical facts about pirates into this swashbuckling tale, and the pirates who serve under Captain Daniels make for a most interesting take on the male-dominated maritime world."--Pirates and Privateers
"The part I loved best about this book, and it was literally a laugh-out-loud experience, was the camp of it. This book was a great deal of fun to read, and it must have been fun to write."--Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Novels
The cabin hatch closed behind the pirate captain. Justin stopped testing the strength of the ropes securing him and glared at the tall, masked figure leaning one padded shoulder against the hatch. The pirate's red cravat was looking wilted, the black satin shirt and coat torn and darkened by blood.
Justin noted the damage with satisfaction. It would be the first of many penalties the cur would pay for what he'd done. Even so, a frisson of fear ran down his spine. He couldn't ignore what he'd seen abovedecks and the lewd comments from the men who'd bound him to the bunk, but he knew better than to reveal his anxiety.
"Lay one hand on me, sodomite, and there won't be a hole deep enough for you to hide in!" he snarled.
The captain's eyes crinkled at the corners. The blackguard was smiling behind the mask!
Captain Daniels's slow glance raked the earl's lean body, bound hand and foot to the bunk. The gaze lingered on Justin's broad shoulders, sliding down his flat belly to his firmly muscled thighs. The pirate's eyes rose back to meet the earl's and didn't look away as a slender gloved hand unwrapped the red silk scarf.
Justin gasped. "You!"
Captain Daniels smiled, a smile that wasn't reflected in the gleaming brown eyes.
"Spare me your dramatics, my lord. The only thing I want from you is a divorce."