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Literary Pirate Novel

Post by wendy » Mon November 15th, 2010, 7:17 pm

I have a literary pirate novel being published by the Penguin Group. It's just become available on Amazon.com for pre-sale.
Fire on Dark Water is set in the Eighteenth Century’s ‘Golden Age of Piracy’. The tale is recounted by an English gypsy called Lola Blaise, who knows that Captain Edward Teach is a buccaneer when she marries him but has no idea she is about to become the thirteenth wife of the infamous Blackbeard, nor does she realize the unconscionable deeds she will have to perform to avoid the fate of her tragic predecessors. Tales of daring pirates continue to capture the popular imagination and feminists have looked to Anne Bonny and Mary Reed as historic examples of tough, proactive heroines. But carried away by such romanticism we often lose sight of the fact that most buccaneers were greedy, bloodthirsty killers with addictive or pathological natures. Whereas previous books tend to sanitize their lifestyles this novel is a gritty, violent, realistic portrayal of the lascivious, often manic events, acted out by dangerous drunk individuals with little left to lose. This is not a tale for the faint of heart!
I would love any feedback from you experts out there. Thanks!
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon November 15th, 2010, 11:45 pm

Congratulations, Wendy! Sounds great and the cover is awesome!

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Post by wendy » Tue November 16th, 2010, 1:17 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Congratulations, Wendy! Sounds great and the cover is awesome![/quote]

I appreciate your interest. Thanks.

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Post by wendy » Wed November 17th, 2010, 1:25 pm

[quote=""wendy""]I have a literary pirate novel being published by the Penguin Group. It's just become available on Amazon.com for pre-sale.
Fire on Dark Water is set in the Eighteenth Century’s ‘Golden Age of Piracy’. The tale is recounted by an English gypsy called Lola Blaise, who knows that Captain Edward Teach is a buccaneer when she marries him but has no idea she is about to become the thirteenth wife of the infamous Blackbeard, nor does she realize the unconscionable deeds she will have to perform to avoid the fate of her tragic predecessors. Tales of daring pirates continue to capture the popular imagination and feminists have looked to Anne Bonny and Mary Reed as historic examples of tough, proactive heroines. But carried away by such romanticism we often lose sight of the fact that most buccaneers were greedy, bloodthirsty killers with addictive or pathological natures. Whereas previous books tend to sanitize their lifestyles this novel is a gritty, violent, realistic portrayal of the lascivious, often manic events, acted out by dangerous drunk individuals with little left to lose. This is not a tale for the faint of heart!
I would love any feedback from you experts out there. Thanks!
Wendy K. Perriman[/quote]

FYI: There is a cheaper on-line pre-order promotion at Barnes and Noble. Go figure!

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Post by wendy » Thu November 18th, 2010, 12:35 pm

[quote=""wendy""]FYI: There is a cheaper on-line pre-order promotion at Barnes and Noble. Go figure![/quote]

OK - so now Barnes and Noble have reduced the price to $10.12 to compete against Amazon's reduction from $15 to $10.20. Is this a price war?!!

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Post by LoveHistory » Thu November 18th, 2010, 2:32 pm

There's an old saying: When elephants fight it is the grass that suffers.

In this case I say it's great to be grass! Go price war!

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Post by wendy » Fri November 19th, 2010, 2:36 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]There's an old saying: When elephants fight it is the grass that suffers.

In this case I say it's great to be grass! Go price war![/quote]

Cheers! I appreciate your enthusiasm.

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Post by cw gortner » Sat November 27th, 2010, 1:49 am

Sounds very interesting; I love pirate novels. I'll definitely be buying it :)
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Post by fljustice » Sat November 27th, 2010, 5:22 pm

Congratulations, Wendy! Looking forward to getting a copy.
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Post by Lauryn » Sat November 27th, 2010, 7:44 pm

This sounds like a great read - I'm looking forward to this!
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