Thanks for coming by on a Tuesday. Not my usual blogging day but I really wanted to dedicate this post to helping Maria Zaninni celebrate the release day for her latest book, Mistress of the Stone.
Don't you love this cover?
Here's a little something about the story.
Mistress of the Stone
A young woman at the helm of a pirate ship braves ghouls, ghosts and werewolves to find her father--or avenge his death.
Luísa Tavares has a list of sins the length of the Antilles, but there’s no time to repent for them now. When a pockmarked Frenchman hands her Papa’s ring—still attached to his severed finger—she orders the Coral back to the Caribbean, despite her father’s earlier warning never to return.
It’s Luísa’s luckless fate that the only man who can help her is a blasted Inglés pirate hunter who’s more dead than alive and locked in a curse he doesn’t want lifted. Worse, his feral sensuality sparks a hunger she can’t ignore.
Xander Daltry hadn’t planned on kidnapping this wild woman—or succumbing to his uncontrollable desire for her. But he needs Luísa and the moonstone she wears around her neck to rescind a witch’s spell. His sister, long dead, and others like her have been cursed to remain in the mortal plane for eternity. Only the stone can set them free.
The only way to convince the reluctant pirate queen to help him is to withhold one small bit of the truth. For if she learns who really betrayed her father, the longing in her fiery eyes could easily turn to murderous wrath…
I really enjoyed Mistress of the Stone. Luisa and Xander are great characters, strong willed and determined, each on mission to save someone they love, but what will they have to sacrifice to succeed? The action was fast paced, with twists and turns and secrets revealed every step of the way. There were characters to love and characters to hate and the steamy love scenes were...oh, my... *fans self*
Okay, these two aren't really characters from Mistress. They're Maria's Pirate Boys, Tank and Iko, but they look so cute, I had to include them.
You can buy Mistress of the Stone from Samhain Publishing here.
Or from Amazon here.
Or from Barnes and Noble here.
And you can visit Maria Zannini here.
Or even better, you can leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy. Just make sure to leave your e-mail address (if it's not in your profile) so I can contact you.
When the last time you read a good swashbuckling pirate story?
Quote of the Day: Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates” ~ Mark Twain