Saturday, August 5, 2017

Within a Captain's Soul by Lisa A. Olech @SDSXXTours @LisaOlech









WITHIN A CAPTAIN’S SOUL
Captains of the Scarlet Night #5
by Lisa A. Olech
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 8/1/2017

Book Blurb
Stormy seas, a captive heart, and a coupling that breaks all the rules . . .

After years of committed service, Captain William “Bump” Quinn has finally taken the helm of the pirate ship Scarlet Night. But when rough waters send the Night off course, William winds up shipwrecked and alone on enemy shores—and prisoner to China’s most powerful pirate queen.
Captain Jian Jun is as alluring as she is formidable, and she’s careful not to let anyone too close. But the silence of the handsome Jamaican pirate in her custody intrigues her. Tempted by his topaz eyes and the strength of his character, she allows the captive into her inner sanctum. Though their bond defies all convention, Jun finds she is powerless against the emotions Will stirs in her. She prays their first union will not be her last. But with danger lurking in unexpected places, her beloved pirate may soon get the chance to prove he is every inch the hero he seems in her arms . . .









She straightened and ran a hand over her dull hair. ‘Bump, there you are. Where did you run off to?’
The old nickname made him smile. She was the only one to call him that anymore, and continued to do so when they were alone. He’d been given the name when he’d first come aboard. A filthy, spindly urchin rescued from the fetid gutters of Port Royal, Jamaica. Imagine a deaf child on a pirate ship. How he survived was a true miracle.
In the beginning, he was always in the wrong place at the wrong time with ropes flying and blocks swinging. Needless to say, he couldn’t hear anyone warning him to look out or duck. It had taken weeks before he developed a sixth sense that something was about to cleave his skull in two. Until then, he had more knots and scrapes. His face spent more time on the deck boards than his feet. Earned the name Bump. As with fool nicknames, it bloody well stuck and followed him clear into adulthood.
But when Tupper made the decision to give up her commission, they agreed Captain Bump was not a fit name anymore. As it was, when Gavin Quinn, Tupper’s late husband and former Captain of the Scarlet Night, brought Bump aboard, none knew his surname. An old woman claiming to be the boy’s grandmother had pleaded with Gavin to save him from the brutal life he was living on the street of Port Royal. She’d told Gavin his given name was William.
Against all advice, Gavin Quinn had taken him on as a fledgling cabin boy who could neither speak nor understand and who spent more time those first few days bleeding from the head than performing any duties. But Gavin became like a father to him and saved his life. Will would forever regret not being able to save his. Captain Gavin Quinn died in the great earthquake of 1692 that wiped most of Port Royal, Jamaica off the map. Will witnessed the whole horrific event. Watched the sea swallow the land. Helpless and heartbroken. He still remembered every detail of that awful day as if it happened yesterday.



Lisa A. Olech is an artist/writer living in her dream house nestled among the lakes in New England. She loves getting lost in a steamy book, finding the perfect pair of sexy shoes, and hearing the laughter of her men. Being an estrogen island in a sea of testosterone makes her queen. She believes in ghosts, silver linings, the power of a man in a tuxedo, and happy endings. For more please visit lisaolech.com.





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1 comment:

Lisa Olech said...

Thanks, Laurie! So glad to be here!