First things first, last week's winner (chosen by Random.org) is Bethany!! Congratulations Bethany! And thank you all for entering.
The next three Fridays, I'm giving away a FREE paperback (US only) or Ebook (non US) to one lucky winner each week! The book is slated to release July 1st, but it looks like I'll have it all polished up before then.
Here's a bit about the story.
When Morgan Shaw crept into the hold of an old pirate ship replica at San Diego’s Annual Tall Ship Festival, her only intention was to avoid the guy who had just dumped her and who was now boarding the ship with two women on his arm. What she didn’t expect was to wake up aboard a real pirate ship three-hundred years in the past. But of course, it wasn’t real. Her wealthy father had obviously staged it all in an effort to get her mind off her upcoming chemo. Or had he?
Pirate Rowan Dutton seeks enough treasure to repay a debt to his sister and reinstate the Dutton name among British Jamaican Society. He is but one major haul away from accomplishing his goal when a strange woman appears on his ship and causes him to lose his prey. Despite his anger, he is enthralled with the little minx, her strange clothing, odd speech, and her insistence that they are all actors playing a charade paid for by her father.
Last week we learned about the heroine, Morgan Shaw. This week we get to meet the hunky pirate, Rowan Dutton.
Captain Rowan Dutton
At only 22, Rowan Dutton has already made quite a name for himself on the Caribbean as a ruthless pirate. In fact, pirating seems to be the only thing he is good at. Belittled by an abusive father and feeling abandoned by the early death of his mother, Rowan grew up believing he was as worthless and spoiled as his father claimed. He turned to women, drink, and gambling to ease the pain and emptiness inside. The problem was, they only made things worse. In his efforts to help his sister with the family shipping business, Rowan gambled away one of the family's ships, and shame drove him to the seas on another of their ships in order to make back the fortune he lost. He is determined to amass enough money to prove to his sister that he isn't the wastrel everyone thinks he is.
Despite his insecurities, Rowan is smart, capable, and courageous. He's loyal to a fault and possesses great determination to achieve his goal. He hides his kind heart beneath a sternness required for his suvival, but he will protect those he loves with his life.
Bad qualities: Stubborn, proud, reckless, slob, competitive, manipulative, smooth operator, insecure, bad tempered.
Rowan has turned his back on God and has decided that gaining as much wealth and status is what gives a man value and purpose in this life. When a strange woman appears on his ship and puts a kink in those plans, he isn't sure whether to toss her overboard or take her to his bed.
Leave a comment below sharing your thoughts about Rowan and Morgan (Don't forget your email address!) I'll choose a winner next week! At which time, our party continues with "Guess what the character will say next"
Have a great weekend!