In this week’s #MFRWHooks I’m sharing the opening hook from my steamy pirate story, Marooned, featuring a beautiful witch and a pirate.
Atlantic Ocean, 1718
“We should kill her before she harms us,” Kitty whined. “It would serve the witch right.”
Roger let out a sigh. “Not yet. I need her until my position is established. Once I am master of the plantation, and have my own people in key positions, sweet Heather can disappear and you will be the new Mrs. Parnell.”
Heather bit back a gasp and pressed her ear closer to the crack in the cabin wall. It was decidedly unpleasant to hear one’s own murder discussed so dispassionately. Every fiber of her being brimmed with hatred for the man she’d been forced to marry. The man who had driven her father to suicide. The man who now wanted to murder her and put his mistress in her place.
She blinked back tears. How could this have happened? A year ago, she’d left Jamaica with hopes of finding a husband, a good man she could love with all the passion pent up within her breast. Passion that had turned to cold, deadly anger.
Heather Parnell is traveling from England to her home in Jamaica with her new husband, Roger, a man she detests. She performs a banishing spell with unintended consequences. When their ship is attacked by pirates, Roger is killed. Heather, disguised as a boy, joins the pirate crew.
Pirate captain Adam Langworth suspects there is something odd about the new lad. When he discovers she is a woman, she begs him to keep her secret, a violation of the ships’ articles. When her identity is discovered, Adam and Heather find themselves marooned on a deserted island with nothing to do for the rest of their lives but make love.
Disclaimer: This is a 12,000 word steamy romantic short story, not a full-length novel. Previously published by Amber Quill Press. Contains a sexy pirate, a naughty witch, cussing and fornicating. They are pirates, after all.
Marooned is available exclusively at Amazon until Dec. 21. Grab a copy for 99 cents or read for free with KU.
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Marooned-Lyndi-Lamont-ebook/dp/B00ES2GJ9W/
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Marooned-Lyndi-Lamont-ebook/dp/B00ES2GJ9W/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marooned-Lyndi-Lamont-ebook/dp/B00ES2GJ9W/
Wide distribution starts in 2019.
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A pirate story of suspense and romance. Adventure awaits!
Yep, that is definitely a call to adventure.
What a scary predicament to be in!
Eavesdropping can be interesting. At least she knows and can take steps
Yes, she has time to prepare, but those unintended consequences…
Tough thing to listen to – hope her anger keeps her safe.
Looking on the bright side, at least she knows what these two are up to and, hopefully, can avoid her fate.
Erm, better to know the devil before you … and be able to act accordingly.
This sounds great! I love pirate stories.