Here's the second book in the Jesamiah Acorne series. Be sure to check in on Wednesday, July 6th, for a discussion with Helen Hollick on self-publishing.
Pirate Code: Being the Second Voyage of Captain Jesamiah Acorne & his ship, Sea Witch
Published by: SilverWood Books
Price £ 10.99 $18.50 (US)
Availability: Amazon.co.uk -- Amazon.com -- Kindle (& other e-book sources i.e. NookBook) or direct from publisher: www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk
Front cover : Designed byhttp://www.avalongraphics.org
Back cover blurb:
Ex-pirate, Captain Jesamiah Acorne, is in trouble. Big trouble. All he wants is to marry his girl, Tiola Oldstagh, and live contented aboard his ship, Sea Witch. But her husband refuses to grant a divorce unless Jesamiah agrees to retrieve some barrels of indigo and smuggle them out of the Spanish-held Caribbean island of Hispaniola. The Governor of Nassau wants Jesamiah to go there too, to help incite a rebellion, and Captain Henry Jennings wants him to find a lost spy. To cap it all, Commodore Vernon of the Royal Navy wants to expand his fleet and craves the Sea Witch for himself.
As Jesamiah’s hopes for a quiet life tumble about him, the onset of war with Spain scuppers everyone’s plans. Hispaniola is governed by a tyrant who has promised to hang, draw and quarter Jesamiah if ever he sets foot there again, while the lovely widow, Señora Francesca Escudero would prefer to seduce him. Intrigue, fights, betrayals and romantic passion follow Captain Acorne like a ship’s wake - not the ingredients for a quiet life; and not Jesamiah’s idea of the rules of the Pirate Code!
Pirate Code contains all the traditional elements of a pirate novel – fights, rum, wenching, intrigue, storms at sea and men being tossed overboard. It has exciting adventure, passionate romance and daring heroism, all intermingled with a blend of believable fantasy. A dashing rogue of a pirate captain, a white witch and Helen Hollick’s master ability at story-telling – what better ingredients for an exciting read?
What readers are saying:
‘I finished Pirate Code today, you have done something amazing, remarkable, created the best pirate in literature. Far more rounded and sexier than any others - sorry to admit it, but far sexier then CJS! Jes is an adorable rogue, a larger then life character but he is all human, with a human's vulnerabilities and strengths.’ Alison
‘As a little girl my dad used to take me to the cinema. I think that I dragged him to see every Pirate film that was available then. "Captain Blood" with the wonderful Errol Flynn was a favourite. I dreamt about running away to sea to be a Pirate. As a fifty something woman that dream is still alive - hence my ownership of "Charlie Girl" my 26ft yacht. It is no good telling me not to fall in love with Jesamiah - I already have! I love all your Pirate books - please do keep writing them!’