Monday, September 19, 2011

Welcome to Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!

Author Jamie Carie and I have teamed together this year to bring you two different contests and a chance to win 3 different books!  The contest will start today and will go through Sept 29th.  On Sept 30th, I will draw a name on my blog and Jamie will draw a name on her blog. Each person will win a copy of Jamie's new release, Pirate of My Heart, and their choice of any of my pirate books or my latest release, Surrender the Dawn!  The winner here on my blog will also receive a free copy of Angela Breidenbach's pirate devotional, Gems of Wisdom.

Also I'll be posting each day about different female pirates from history!

Here is more about the books available to win:

I can't speak highly enough about Gems of Wisdom!  This is one of those devotionals that touches a deep place within your soul and changes you forever. Each chapter has a theme: Acceptance, Forgiveness, Radiance, Courage, Courtesy, Confidence.. and many more. Through ponder points, personal stories, pirate tales, and lessons on defeating the pirates in your life, Angela takes you on a glorious journey to a land of peace, acceptance, and victory as you grow closer to and lean more on God.
To purchase this book, click here:

Pirate of My Heart by Jamie Carie

She gave up everything for a chance at true love . . .
When her doting father dies, Lady Kendra Townsend is given a choice: marry the horrid man of her uncle’s choosing or leave England to risk a new life in America with unknown relatives.

Armed with the faith that God has a plan for her, Kendra boards a cargo ship and soon finds herself swept away by the rugged American sea captain Dorian Colburn. But this adventurous man has been wounded by love before and now guards his independent life.

He wasn’t prepared to give up anything for anyone…
No swashbuckling man needs an English heiress with violet-hued eyes to make him feel again or challenge his faith with probing questions—or so he thinks. It is not until Dorian must save Kendra from the dark forces surrounding her that he decides she may be worth the risk.

Buy at Amazon:
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Legacy of the King's Pirates by M.L. Tyndall (that's me)
These books are being re-published at the end of this month, so I'm including them in the drawing.  There are three of them, but in the interest of space, I'll just list the first one.
Lady Charlisse Bristol sets off on a voyage in search of a father she never knew, only to find herself shipwrecked on a deserted island. After weeks of combating the elements, her salvation comes in the form of a band of pirates and their fiercely handsome leader, Edmund Merrick. Will Charlisse free herself from the seductive lure of this pirate captain and find the father’s love she so ardently craves?

While battling his attraction to this winsome lady and learning to walk a more godly path, Edmund offers to help Charlisse on her quest—until he discovers her father is none other than Edward the Terror, the cruelest pirate on the Caribbean. Can Edmund win this lady’s love while shielding her from his lecherous crew and working to bring her father to justice?

Surrender the Dawn!  Last but not least, my latest release
When the war of 1812 robs Cassandra Channing of her father and brothers, she must find a way to support her mother and younger siblings without being forced to marry a man she does not love. Determined to remain independent, she hires a privateer, captained by the town rogue.

Tortured by guilt for his parents’ death, Luke Heaton spends his time drinking and gambling. When Cassandra offers him enough money to fix up his ship, he sees an opportunity to redeem his reputation and help the lady he has loved from afar. Things go well until the British blackmail him into selling supplies to their ships. Still Luke cannot allow Cassandra’s family to be tossed on the streets.

Cassandra has fallen in love with Luke. When she begins to suspect his nefarious activities, she is heartbroken. Hoping to prove her suspicions wrong, she sets out to catch him in the act. But what she doesn’t expect is to get caught up in a massive British invasion… and one of the most decisive battles of the war where lives, liberty, and the future of a nation are at stake.

To learn more about my books and how to order, go to my website book page:

Now, for the contest/quizes

To take Jamie Carie's super fun pirate quiz on Facebok and see what type of pirate you are, click here

To visit Jamie's blog and enter to win two books, visit:  JAMIE CARIE'S BLOG

To take my CAN YOU SPEAK LIKE A PIRATE TEST,  Click on the Talk Like a Pirate Quiz tab at the top of my blog!  If you're reading this on Facebook, click here: CROSSANDCUTLASS 


  1. Than ye, Matie, fer yer swashbuckling review! Does this salty sea dog's heart good ta be hearin' such balmy talk, it does. Readers I'll be keepin' me eye on the horizon ta be cheerin' fer the lass what wins me book.

    If'n Ye be of mind, my website has books I've put the quill to fer signin'.
    We'll be seein' ya later, boy-o!
    Angie Breidenbach

  2. I took the quiz and found out my pirate name :)

    I'm Dread Pirate Read

    Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, you have a keen head for how to make a profit. Even though many pirates have a reputation for not being the brightest souls on earth, you defy the sterotypes. You've got taste and education. Arr!

    Hmm...does this mean I'm smart? Haha! :)

  3. I took the pirate quiz on Facebook, and... I'm Merrick! Yay!

  4. Thanks for dropping by, Angie! Everyone.. you need to check out Angie's new devotional.. it's got a lot of pirates in it! Plus it's really enlightening!

    Ah, Sheri, I suspected as much.. the Dread Pirate Read!! Ye be a smart one, eh? Hidin' yer brain from us all these years. :-)

    Ane, ye best be gettin' after said parrot.. afore he kills himself flyin' into a window! says I

    Cortney! You're Merrick. Way COOL!
    Did you all take the pirate quiz.. just click on the header at the top of this page

  5. Ahoy! I took the pirate quiz and I'm Merrick, too! :)

  6. First of all, I be Captain Edmund Merrick! Cool.
    Second, I so want to win 'Pirate of My Heart'. I've had it in my "save for later" account at CBD for a while now. And the devotional sounds awesome. If I don't win it, it will definitely go on my 'to buy' list.

  7. Ah.. lots of Bible Lovin' pirates be here!!! That be Merrick's grandest trait!

  8. Oh cool!!!! I am Hann! She is so AWESOME!!!

  9. Hann! That's great, Heather!! I only used a few of my own characters. The rest Jamie pulled from her book and her nind. It's a fun quiz, isn't it? All Jamie's idea.

  10. Haha. So I am Captain Jenny Rackham lol. So funny lol.

  11. Alas! Mark you this.. I be Captain Edmund Merrick!

    Once hailed as the most successful pirate on the Caribbean, ye now spend yer days relievin' the Spanish of their gold and tryin' to save the pathetic souls of pirates lost in darkness. Known as the missionary pirate, ye scour the seas on a mission fer God's Kingdom. Yet it be best if others don't take ye for a religious ninny. Ye can still command the loyalty of a ship full of cutthroats, sink a Spanish Galleon with yer hands tied behind yer back, swordfight with the best of 'em, and celebrate wit' a wee bit of rum when the occasion calls fer it.

    By your leave. God speed you.

  12. Alas and alack, I'm in NZ, and thusly cannot enter. Ah well, the price of living in paradise. I did just want to say I love your books! And your devotionals. Thank you for taking the time to write them.

  13. Captain Jenny Rackham be a good pirate, Melanie!! And avast, another Merrick!! Hope you all enjoyed the quiz.
    Oh Vanya, I'm sorry.. you can certainly take the quiz anyway.. just for the fun of it. And I"m glad you dropped in! Thanks for your kind words. :-) Actually, I'm quite jealous of where you live...!! Sounds wonderful!

  14. Ann Melissa Bovie