Friday, January 3, 2014

Pirates Don't Do Sparkles

Or maybe they do...

Friendlies!

I know I said my Fridays were done, and so are my Mondays, but I COULDN'T RESIST!!!! I've been aching to shout about Ashley Nixon's upcoming release for a while now, and well, it's official. She'll be in print April, 2014! Yay!

So have you seen this stunning cover?


It sets my imagination on fire! (Especially the sparkles) And the blurb...

Notorious pirate Barren Reed has one thing on his mind: Revenge against the man who killed his father. So kidnapping his enemy's fiancé seems a perfect plan…until he actually does it. 

Larkin Lee is more than a pretty face and fiancé to a powerful man. Her fierce personality is enough to make any pirate want to push her overboard. 

But when the King of the Orient comes to Barren with a task—to find the Bloodstone, a powerful gem thought only to exist in legend, Barren sees another opportunity to destroy his enemy. Together, Barren, Larkin and a crew of pirates set off to find the stone, only to discover it caused the death of Barren’s own mother and Larkin’s, too. As his strongest allies turn into his greatest enemies, and the life of the girl he kidnapped becomes more important than he ever dreamed, Barren’s quest for revenge becomes a fight to save the Orient.


Ready for some shameless (and really stupid) pirate jokes?


Yeah, I know, they were bad, but they were chocked full of CHEESE. =)

Anyhow, a quick reminder, sign up for my PHYSICAL book release blogfest HERE (DO IT NOW!!!) and in the spirit of rebellion, I'll be reviewing my good friend, Susan Oloier's newest release on Monday. But after that, it's Wednesdays only, I swear! (Okay, maybe I don't because I don't swear, but I do solemnly vow...uh...to not break my expected new schedule...much.)

What's the best pirate joke you've ever heard? Have you read any pirate books you enjoyed? 

40 comments:

  1. I quite enjoy reading pirate stories, actually.

    I wonder if you're really going to manage staying away, Crystal. :-P

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    1. I WILL! You just watch, Misha. *nodding*

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  2. Congrats to Ashley. It is a beautiful cover. Thanks for the upcoming book review, Crystal. Happy weekend!

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    1. Happy weekend to you, Susan, and I'm excited about the review. =)

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  3. Congrats to Ashley! I love the cover, and the cover copy sounds awesome!

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  4. Lol- I guess rules are meant to be broken. :) Love this cover and the sparkles (I like almost anything sparkly). Sounds like a fabulous and interesting story too. Thanks so much for sharing. I can't think of any pirate jokes right now- but I will come back if I do. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I couldn't either, until I watched the video. LOL!

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  5. I like the delivery of the pirate jokes. I like the sparkles, too. When Johnny Depp is Captain Jack Sparrow, he sparkles. Of course, Johnny Depp always sparkles. I signed up for the blog hop thingy. You'd better remind me. I'm old and pitiful and forgetful.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. LOL! Johnny Depp. Not to worry, I'll be sending out emails -- and I'm so excited you're participating. Wahoo!

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  6. Cutlass keeps popping up all over the blogosphere lately. Definitely a gorgeous cover!

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  7. Sounds like a great book.

    (Did you know I'm now doing book tours over at Unicorn Bell? In case you want to promote your physical book someplace...)

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    1. Cool beans! No, I didn't know. I'll have to look into it and talk with my publisher. =)

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  8. I love swashbucklers and pirates! Ashley's book sounds amazing.

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  9. Thanks guys! And thank you Crystal for the spotlight! I'm so grateful for everyone's kind words! <3 <3

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  10. Love that Cutlass cover.
    That guy with the pirate jokes would be good at lion impressions, too. Has he considered doing lion impressions? He was sort of scary but cuddly!

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    1. LOL! So true. Like I said, cheesy, but we like cheese around here, right?

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  11. The sparkles were one of the first things to jump out at me, too- love 'em! :)

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    1. Just as long as there aren't any vampires involved, eh?

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  12. Oooh I like it! Cutlass sounds really interesting. I can't remember the last time I read a pirate story, nothing comes to mind *scratching head*, eh well, this seems to be a good way to get on that ship :P

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  13. Awesome cover and sounds like the book is going to be awesome, too.

    I like select pirate stories...they can't be very authentic. No rats, no scurvy...that's why it's fiction, LOL!

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    1. Yeah, I hear you. No one wants to deal with the actual reality, eh?

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  14. The book sounds interesting. I actually enjoy pirate stories. My kids and I read the Peter and the Starcatchers series and Vampirates together. And, it's so true about the pirate jokes. Crap. Now I miss Key West where pirates bountiful.

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    1. We were going to read Peter and the Starcatchers, but I don't know what happened. Going to put that one on the list. Wahoo! Vampirates... That sounds right up our alley too.

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  15. That's a great cover!
    I'm popping in to wish you a happy, peaceful and productive 2014!
    Oh, and hope you enjoy many happy cheese-eating moments!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Yay! Happy 2014 to you too! *raising a wedge of cheese*

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  16. That video made me jump whenever he said Argh, lol.

    I love Ashley's cover.

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Hit me with your cheese!