Readers’ Favorite Gives AMBER WAKE #FIVESTARS!

Five Stars Amber Wake

I’m sure I speak for both Ronovan and myself when I say we are incredibly proud of this novel. The reviews we’ve been getting are like icing on the cake. Thank you Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews!

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling, The Razor’s Adventures Pirate Tales is an historical adventure novel written by P.S. Bartlett and Ronovan Hester. Captain Gabriel Wallace had no idea that his presence in a tavern filled with Royal Navy men and sailors relaxing with their companions would lead to his court martial and expulsion from the Royal Navy. When his lieutenant and good friend, Miles Jacobs, mentioned that there was a problem in the upper level of the tavern involving Admiral Hawthorne’s wife, Wallace had no choice but to intervene. The outraged Admiral was ready to shoot the miscreant who had been with his wife right then and there, and he was oblivious to any attempts made to reason with him. In the fray, the Admiral was stabbed and later died, and Wallace was charged with interfering with the Admiral’s attempts to defend himself. While Wallace escaped imprisonment or the noose, his enemies, particularly the corrupt Admiral Chambers were not through with their vendetta. However, Wallace did not sit idle during the month he spent awaiting trial. He had been busy following the trail of evidence against those who had long wished his family harm, and he had made a few plans of his own.

P.S. Bartlett and Ronovan Hester’s historical adventure novel, Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling, The Razor’s Adventures Pirate Tales, is an exciting and fast-paced story set in the early eighteenth century. As I read of Captain Wallace’s trial and expulsion from the Royal Navy and his decision to turn to piracy, I was reminded of Sabatini’s classic pirate adventure tale, Captain Blood. The action scenes in this novel are vivid and filled with sounds and images, and the plot is compelling and complex. The authors’ characters are marvelously portrayed, especially that of Miles Jacobs, whose loyalty and concern for his friend prompts him to put everything at risk. Amber Wake is well-written and the plot is a delight. Anyone who’s ever enjoyed a good pirate movie (and who hasn’t?) or found themselves wrapped up in a classic adventure novel will have a grand time reading this authentic and suspenseful tale. It’s highly recommended.

#Fabulous Five Star Review for JADED TIDES! Come on! Climb #Aboard!

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I LOVE this review!

“Ready for another high adventure on the open seas where vast ships sail the waters filled with cargo, treasure and contraband? Welcome aboard as we set sail once again with the firebrand, Ivory, still in her disguise as Ivan. To her shock and awe, she finds love in the arms of the Jade’s captain. Rasmus knows what he is getting into with the fiery Ivory and he has vowed to fight by her side as she prepares to seek and destroy every slave ship she finds. Young females are being taken from their homes and sent across the waters in a lucrative pirate sex trade business fouling the waters of the Caribbean and Ivory is determined to stop it at any cost. But is she willing to risk Rasmus? Her identity? Her life?

P.S. Bartlett is back and she has another adventure-filled voyage to take us on. Jaded Tides is adventure, romance and history in the making as Ivory will stop at nothing to stop evil at its worst. With her own history to spur her on, sometimes Ivory acts before she thinks, but it’s her passion that brings this tale to life. She is a heroine to be reckoned with. And Rasmus? The man is a saint, honorable, brave and, let’s be honest; he loves the fire in Ivory’s heart, even when it could be at his expense.

With a rapid pace, entanglements all around and a crew that has salt in their veins and loyalty in their hearts, the humorous scenes just add to the joy of Ivory’s adventures. More fun than the Loveboat, more romantic than a seaside picnic, even the smells of the crew, the water and the bowels of a ship wouldn’t make me miss taking this voyage! So hoist the sails, get your sea legs ready, we’re off on another adventure with P.S. Bartlett at the helm.”
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#BookReview of The Blue Diamond – Author Overboard! This One Rocked My Boat!

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My Review – 5 STARS!
The Blue Diamond by P. S. Bartlett

Long before the days of required floatation devices and multi-million dollar pleasure yachts, only the bravest of the brave would venture the seas, brave the storms and dare to cross paths with legendary pirates. Of these pirates one stands out, more cunning, slippery as an eel and already the object of seafaring history? I dare say, if Moby Dick had come upon this captain, that tale would have had a far different ending.

Who is this brute of a pirate known as the Razor? Allow author P. S. Bartlett to introduce you to Miss Ivory Shepard, the oldest of four female cousins, each with their own special gift to bring to the table, and to the seas. Able to outwit, out manuever and overpower men twice her diminutive size, Ivory and her crew have become a force to be reckoned with, legends in a world that rarely gives way. Ivory has also become the object of a manhunt, with a bounty on her head for the theft of value diamonds and one man, a “gentleman” pirate known as Blacksnake is determined to win the prize. But was he prepared for the real Ivory?

The brilliant woman behind the pirate façade is damaged, and grasping at a way to survive without being under the thumb or whip of any man. She also is beautiful, feisty and deadly poison for Maddox’s heart. He may be holding her captive, but she has made him a prisoner of his heart and his lust and he doesn’t’ even realize it until she manages to escape and return to the sea. The chase is on, who will win? Will the loser walk the plank?

Love it, love it, love it!

The Blue Diamond by P. S. Bartlett, the flagship book in her new series, The Razor’s Edge is an historical romance lover’s dream! Ms. Bartlett has dared to create a tale of adventure and intrigue on the sea, shining the spotlight on a remarkable group of women that prove being a pirate isn’t a boy’s only club! Each character, no matter how brief their appearance is fully developed, uniquely displayed and often comically charming. No heaving bosoms here, unless it’s to trap a man! Fun, with some high action, history comes to life with a swashbuckling flare!

Grab your gold earring and come aboard for some great reading where men are men and women are smarter!

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Readers’ Favorite Reviewed The Blue Diamond – The Razor’s Edge

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Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers’ Favorite

The Blue Diamond (The Razor’s Edge Book One) is a historical romance by P.S. Bartlett. Captain Ivory Shepard’s luck as a pirate nearly runs out when her ship is attacked, and she’s rescued by the handsome, ruthless Captain Carbonale. There’s a reward on Ivory’s head and Captain Carbonale plans to collect it. Ivory doesn’t intend to get hanged, so she plans her escape. She flees to her female cousins who are pirates too. If there is honour among thieves, then Ivory and her cousins are dealing with the most dishonest ones who are willing to double cross them for the loot they have hidden. Ivory is attracted to Captain Carbonale but her distrust for him runs deep, especially when people she’s associated with disappear. She also realises that her cousins have other plans for their future that do not include piracy, and wonders about her own destiny as she constantly tries to battle her way out of being captured.

It’s not often I read stories about female pirates and I am impressed with The Blue Diamond (The Razor’s Edge Book One). P.S. Bartlett writes an entertaining novel that offers great action, adventure and witty dialogue. The personalities of Ivory and her cousins are complex, but I easily connected with them. These are independent, free spirited women with lusty appetites, especially Miranda. Their sense of humour shines through any situation they are placed in. I liked this romantic story which includes some historical data to make it appropriate for that era.

 What an awesome surprise to wake up to this morning!

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Another Five Star #Review for The Blue Diamond!

Another wonderful FIVE STAR review! 

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Stacie’s review Oct 09, 14
5 of 5 stars
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My Review

The Blue Diamond The Razor’s Edge is a compelling story of love, loss and second chances. Ivory is a strong willed and determined pirate who will stop at nothing to protect the ones she loves, but when romance is thrown in the mix anything can happen.

Orphaned at a young age, Ivory is left with only her cousins and their will to survive. They settle into a life on a farm away from the evils of the time, but life has other plans which becomes evident the night pirates arrive.

Transformed into a ruthless pirate, Ivory sails the seas. Her life now filled with adventure and freedom, that is until her ship, The Blue Diamond is attacked. Narrowly escaping with her life, Ivory ends up adrift in the sea until someone plucks her from it. Eluding to a rescue, Captain Carbonale tries to convince Ivory his only desire is to see her survive. Buying none of the pleasantries Captain Carbonale is selling, Ivory demands to be freed. When Carbonale refuses, Ivory finally discovers there is a bounty on her head and Captain Carbonale plan to collect it. Can Ivory escape or will Captain Carbonale win this battle that doesn’t require a pirate ship?

I am a fan of historical fiction as well as of the author, P.S. Bartlett. The Blue Diamond is yet another success as she spins a thrilling tale of adventure and love. The characters and setting are developed in such a way that draws readers in and the quick pace and continual action left me with a need to read on. The Blue Diamond The Razor’s Edge is a well written satisfying read.

I recommend grabbing a copy.

Stacy is a book blogger ( I LOVE HER) and here is a link to her web page: http://www.beachboundbooks.com/

Two #RaveReviews for The Blue Diamond – The Razor’s Edge!

Of course they won’t all be this wonderful but it sure feels good tonight!

Customer Reviews
This review is from: The Blue Diamond (The Razor’s Edge Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
The Blue Diamond was a surprise of a read. I didn’t really know what to expect when reading a Historical Adventure Romance. The balance of adventure to romance was just right to keep me interested. As a writer and a historian, I was a History Teacher, I felt the period touches given were just enough for the story and not so much to get in the way of the read. Very nicely done. I am very glad I gave this book a chance.

Ivory Shepard and Maddox Carbonale, the conflicting romantic pirate leads of this novel reminded me a bit of Scarlett and Rhett’s relationship in Gone with the Wind. Both strong willed and leaders of their own particular worlds. When a large bounty brings to the two pirate captains clashing together the tension is believable and undeniable.

PS Bartlett brings historical pirate elements to the story without the corny stereotypes I was afraid I would find. With a change of setting, this story could translate into modern day, albeit with a touch of language update. The words and phrasings used made for an easy read.

The author does a very good job of setting atmosphere but there a very few times I wanted to get to the next part and be done with a few passages that seemed to get in my way. This may have just been my wanting to get onto the next part that told me something I really wanted to know.

There are no wasted scenes in the book as each one builds to an understanding of characters and leaves you wanting just a touch more knowledge. I was very impressed with the handling of back story in flashback scenes, very few, and a nice scene explaining a detail of Ivory’s past.

Also I liked the surprises at times but really Bartlett leads you along so that at times you do expect certain things, sometimes you are disappointed but sometimes you get what you want. I will say this, even though at times I knew what must happen, I didn’t know it would happen the way it did.

I connected with Carbonale in how his approach to his feelings and reactions to Ivory and her words and actions.

The reason I liked the book is because it gave a balance of both Ivory and Maddox and a few other characters and made me want to know what happens, and I was never allowed to be comfortable in what was occurring because I learned quickly anything was bound to happen to mess up what I thought would happen.

Bartlett left us wanting more at the end. I am hoping for a follow up to The Blue Diamond. She has created a world with a lot of possibilities for further adventure with various characters created.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars for writing, readability, character development, and the environment one is made to feel.

This review is from: The Blue Diamond (The Razor’s Edge Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This is a great story of love, loss, and redemption. It is not your ordinary bodice-ripper. Ivory Shepard is a strong, yet flawed, character whose greatest struggle is taking care of her beloved cousins while keeping her vulnerability in check. Female pirates such as these are a rarity in romantic fiction, and P.S. Bartlett deftly handles the feminine psyche while providing her characters with a core of steel will and determination. This is a fun and satisfying read for those looking for love, adventure, and great female characters.