The Pirate Fairy…yup, it’s as unique as the cover. Denny is cursed with wings and as intimidating as he is as a pirate, the wings don’t help. He misses his prince lover and the crew eventually sells him to a slave ship.
This is a swashbuckler read full of sexy men and great magic. I really enjoyed the plot and the characters, Denny, in particular, is fantastic. The world building in this book is well done. I could smell the sea air and hear the flutter of wings. *Giggles* The sex in this book is very hot. I think some sections are a bit slow moving but overall a wonderful tale that any bearded pirate would be happy to read.
Please, suspend your reality that a grown man can look and sound like his sister. Did you? Good. Now, enjoy the story.
Other than that big tidbit, I really loved The Peacock Prince! The descriptions were beautiful. When Dagon found out his ‘princess’ was a ‘prince’, flawless. That scene was so fantastic. All the characters really grew on me. I couldn’t put it down. This was so much fun to read. The dialogue was great and his sister’s betrayal well written. The romance and very steamy sex only added to this entertaining story.
The Peacock Prince is a must read!
The story immediately pulled me in. Summer and her brother were on a ship when caught in a storm and they were both thrown overboard. They are saved by a sexy privateer who may be a smuggler and enemy
of her father.
My first issue were the flashbacks, there no italic to indicate they were flashbacks, so I was a little lost until I realized this was something Summer was remembering. The editing was a bit rough in places. Head hopping made me bring the rating down too. The pace is a bit slow in places. Sometime the accent was hard to read, thorny in particular. I think a hard edit would have made a huge difference.
As is, this book is still very good. The details really made me feel like I was on the ship, swaying back and forth. The characters were fabulous, each had such depth, even the secondary characters. The romance was a nice slow sizzle that worked so well!
I can’t say I’d recommend this as it has a lot that needs improving but if it were fixed up, I think it would be a fabulous read.
Lord of Devil Isle by Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe
Genre: Historical, Pirate, Romance, Adventure
Purchased by reviewer Bella Star
Rating: 5 stars - A Must Read
Heat: 4 - Smoking hot
I admit, I bought this book for the cover. It was too hot not to capture my attention. I was pleasantly surprised when the story was BETTER than the cover!
Eve and her two 'lady' friends are shipwrecked just beyond the land known as Devil Island. They are saved by Lord Nick who fights a shark! Impressive! There aren’t too many man fighting sharks now a
days. Anyway Nick is smitten with Eve, determined to make her his. Eve has secrets of her own, ones she wants to hid from Nick at all costs. Their fates are thrown together and what ensues is a delightfully, delicious tale.
There so much story and such emotion filled sex, I was hooked. I could not stop reading, waiting to find out what the devious Nick would do to get his hands on Eve and how she would fight the lust running
through her body for him. The historical details were absolutely beautiful. The authors painted a vivid image with her words.
Lord of Devil Isle is A must read for historical lovers and a recommended read for romance readers! I am now going to go search for more Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe books!
Lady Mechatronic and the Steampunked Kraken by Arabella Wyatt
Genre: Steampunk, Pirate, Fantasy, Adventure
TBR reviewer: Brutally Honest
Rating: 3 stars - A good read.
Lady Mechatronic and the steampunked pirates are on the move again. In this adventure they find the most unusually of mysteries. Why did Kraken get some Lady Mechatronic’s technology infused with
his own body? A kraken out to kill pirates and traders alike. One with a laser shooting eye and mechanical tentacles. How will they survive this new threat?
So the bad first to get it out of the way: There was so much head hopping that it was hard to follow each character. The crew consists of several unique characters that I’d really like to know better. With the head hopping, the characters were ruined. It was so abundant that I wonder how an editor could have possible missed these?
Now that the unpleasantness is over with, here’s the good: The action was wild and I loved the introduction of Darwin into our crazy crew. The adventure of a kraken with advanced technology
was fantastic. Really well thought out and I really enjoyed the mystery aspect. This was an excellently plotted story and would have been a shiny five stars if not for the editing.
You don’t really need to read the entire series to keep up with the story but I recommend you do. The first two in this series were really fabulous!
The Siren’s Song by Jennifer Bray-Weber
Reviewer: Luta Wolf
Page Count: 318
Genre: Historical Romance, Pirates
Gilly McCoy has had the worst luck and it really doesn’t seem to be getting better even when she is “rescued”. Is it considered saving if it’s done by a pirate? Wouldn’t that just be jumping from one frying pan to another? Thayer Drake isn’t too sure about his luck after freeing the fool woman not once but twice! There is just something about her though that begs to be rescued.
I liked this book. I loved her pirate series and I can see that being true for this series as well but the previous book was better. There were amazing three-dimensional characters that are not only charming and interesting but imperfect as well. There was more of a vulnerability to these characters than the ones prior and that’s difference that I really enjoyed.
Again, we have over three hundred pages! Can’t even begin to explain the joys of having something to read that substantial. The plot is extensive as well with twists and adventures. I still found myself getting lost into the book and being pulled into another world, such was the details.
Beware though because there is not the steaminess as before and you will find yourself looking for it, at least I did. Because of this, I’ll admit to finding the book dragged a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the slow build up to the relationship but personally it angst for longer than I could really get into. I was so invested in the characters that there were times I found myself screaming at Drake to just rip Gilly’s clothes already! Yet when we do get to the love scenes, they are hot!
I just found the balance wasn’t quite the way it was in the book before. However I’m still looking forward to reading the next book in the series because there is just no way that I couldn’t not read it, there fun, enjoyable, and remarkably well written.
A Kiss in the Wind By Jennifer Bray-Weber
Reviewer: Luta Wolf
Page Count: 325
Genre: Historical Romance, Pirates
Sometimes a woman’s got to do what a woman’s got to do and take fate into her own hands. So that might land Marisol in the hands of a charming rouge of a pirate but time will only tell if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. At the start of the journey Blade thinks his luck is looking up but the more he is in close proximity to Marisol the more he thinks that might be an uncertainty.
There was so much that I liked about this book. For starters how about the fact that it is actually a book, it wasn‘t a story that I was just calling a book. There is well over three hundred pages, I might have actually thrown a hand pump in the air and done a little jig. It was amazingly refreshing to finally read something with substance again.
The plot flowed! I was able to completely lose myself into the story line just as I would with a big screen movie and with the all the detail, that’s what it felt like. I truly felt as though I was watching a movie play before my eyes rather than just reading something, I was lost into this other world and taken away for a bit.
A Kiss in the Wind is truly a high energy book that I had a blast reading, can’t wait to read the next in series!
Air by Ravon Silvius
Pirate, romance, M/M
TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
Nathan is an air mage who has had a hard life. In this world he mourns the loss of his best friend Tom, but that one true friend is not dead.
The beginning with all the explaining about this new magical world was a bit much. It was all sort of thrown at the reader, which made it a tad confusing. Still, underneath that was a very interesting and well thought idea. There were a few, very minor editing issues. Nothing drastic but I thought i’d mention it for those that are a stickler for grammar. There was a bit of an issue with flow. Some parts were so bogged down by useless chatter that it was really hard to sink completely into the book.
Despite that the story is still a solid four stars and very close to five stars! The characters were absolutely fantastic and the plot was unique as well as entertaining. The author did a great job with the action scenes. The relationship that grew between Tom and Nathan was perfection. It was slow but not dragging and because of that their attraction was very solid and sexy.
Air is an imaginative, wild ride that I highly recommend!
Steampunk, Pirates - novel
TBR reviewer: Christine
It’s the sequel to Lady Mechatronic and The Steampunked Pirates. I’m so excited to read this. I’ve been waiting since I read the first novel. The beginning is pretty much a recap of the first novel. I hate that. It was an information dump that should have been avoided. That comes down to editing. It made me cringe every couple of sentences: Run-on’s, head hops, ect. Yes, the editing is bad but the story more than makes up for that lack.
As always it’s the crew and how the author managed to pack so much punch into each character. From the one legged, one armed, eyeless, nose less and earless Lucky Pete to the delicate Susanna. Captain Hartwell is all honor and dignity while Lady Mechatronic is a bundle of everything. The action is swashbuckling entertainment with a few lightning bolts and fine
metallic whips from arms. It’s unique and well written.
You all know how I feel about ‘to be continued’endings. They suck. They cheat the reader and I’m highly against them. (Except in this series, because I like it that damn much.) So, you were warned about the ending in advance but try this book. Despite the problems, Journey to Pirate’s Cover is truly a treat.
The Lady Mechatronic series is Pirates of the Caribbean meets the sci fi channel. I really like this series and would love to see it as a movie.