Demons & Pearls is on its way to #1 #FREE Kindle book

Demons & Pearls is on its way to #1 #FREE Kindle book! It’s at 112 right now! Please share and help me get it to #1 by midnight!


And don’t forget, all of the following books are FREE until February 17, 2017!



Today is the BIG DAY! JADED TIDES is Now Available on #Kindle and #Paperback! Help Me Launch This Ship! :)


The Razor’s Adventures Pirate Tales: The Series to Date

IVORY DAWN: Prequel Novella
Ivory Shepard didn’t want to be a pirate when she grew up but she didn’t plan on being orphaned and alone at thirteen with her three cousins either.
After a Spanish raid in Charles Towne left them with nothing, Ivory held her cousins together, trained them to fight for their lives and led them to a life of quiet refuge on the banks of the Ashley River. Believing they were out of reach of the hands of unscrupulous men, they found life on the farm a tolerable substitute for the traditional alternatives life would force onto them—until the night the pirates showed up.
Unfortunately for the pirates, these handy young women were ready, and they weren’t going anywhere without a fight.

Had I known the repercussions of murdering the captain of a pirate ship, I may have taken the time necessary to rethink the act. As if I’ve ever had a choice that didn’t involve a fight or at the very least, defending myself against some man, hell bent on destroying me or my kin.
All we wanted was our freedom. All we found were demons disguised as men.
A woman pirate needs friends, big strong male friends, to survive in this unforgiving land of thieves and murderers—at least until she gets on her feet. Of course, trying to find one person you can trust is like finding an oyster with a perfect pearl in it—you have to break a few shells and get your hands dirty. We were lucky. I found the biggest, baddest and most honorable man in the Caribbean and he just happened to be in the pearl business.

After finding love in the most unlikely of places, Ivory’s life appears to at last be falling into place. Having proven herself a force to be reckoned with, she has at last set sail for the first time as a pirate. The only problem is she’s a woman and must disguise herself in order to set foot on a ship. Being in love with her captain isn’t helping matters either and whole new set of obstacles are presenting themselves at every turn. Her brash style and tenacity, however, could prove to make her, her own worst enemy.
With a sword in her hand and her new found love at her side, Ivory Shepard is about to embark on a mission to rescue and return every young woman she can who has fallen prey to the jaded tides of the Caribbean sex trade. Armed with a secret log book she acquired from a pirate captain—who also happened to be an evil smuggler, she believes herself well prepared for the task. As she’s already learned the hard way, pirates always prove to be unpredictable and ruthless. Unfortunately for them, so is she.
THE BLUE DIAMOND – THE RAZOR’S EDGE: Ten years in the future…if you like to read ahead.
Ivory Shepard didn’t want to be a pirate when she grew up but she didn’t plan on being orphaned and alone at thirteen with her three cousins either.
After a Spanish raid in Charles Towne left them with nothing, Ivory held her cousins together, trained them to fight for their lives and led them to a life of quiet refuge on the banks of the Ashley River. Out of reach of the hands of unscrupulous men, they found life on the farm a tolerable substitute for the traditional alternatives life would force onto them—until the night the pirates showed up.
Setting foot on that first pirate ship was nothing compared to the life of freedom and adventure awaiting them, once Ivory and the girls were through playing nice. Only one man believes he can stop her and he won’t need a ship full of guns to do it.
If it were only that easy…
Where do I begin? That’s a difficult question in and of itself but when your life is transformed in a matter of minutes into something else, do you begin when you’re born or when your life truly began?
I was born in London as Gabriel Wallace, a child of high society; although I was raised to appreciate everything that softly landed in my hand. I followed all the rules. I worked hard, studied hard and ended up a captain in the Royal Navy before my twenty-fifth birthday. Unfortunately, I saw the world through my own eyes, not the eyes of the crown and my vision was clear. I knew my duty. I knew my job. I also knew deep down, regardless of the loyalty my commission required, my stance was in opposition and it was but a matter of time before I’d be forced to stand alone.
Fortunately for me, my crew was loyal too and I had the full support of my closest friend and confidant as well. I didn’t know where I’d end up but I knew one thing for sure; I needed to get the hell out of England and thanks to them, I was taking my ship with me.

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Amber Wake

One Week Until The #Baltimore #Book Festival

Baltimore Book Festival

Received my packet this morning for The Baltimore Book Festival! Woohoo!!! One week from tomorrow! If you work nearby, stop in the author’s tent on the Constellation Pier and buy some books from me! I’ll have copies of all of my novels to snatch up and autograph them for you! Come see me and my first mate Kimberly aka Keara in our Pirate garb. Just look for the crazy ladies with the big hats!

PS…When you buy a book, we have some sweet little giveaway goodies for you too!

PS Bartlett Pirate


I’m So Excited to Have #Book #Scents on the #Blog Today!


Recently I stumbled upon a new smart phone APP called Periscope by Twitter. If you haven’t seen it or tried it yet you really need to check it out. Periscope allows you to see or share what you’re doing in real time from anywhere in the world. Yes, it’s live streaming anywhere in the whole WORLD!

You can find everything from vacationers sharing their holiday with you to social media advice, cooking, how to pitch your television show ideas, positive thinking and encouragement, an adorable Irish fellow who will sing you a song on the spot, average people who are extraordinarily engaging and even writers and readers talking about BOOKS! Did I say Books? YES indeed I did!

Nalana Lillie Owner, Book Scents

Nalana Lillie
Owner, Book Scents

Last week while searching for people to follow in the book community, I came across a lovely woman named Nalana Lillie, who owns a small company named Book Scents. I enjoyed her Periscope so much that I looked her up and invited her to my blog today!

Below is all of the information about her business. I must say, what she’s doing is so unique and wonderful, I wish I’d found her sooner!

First, let’s find out what Book Scents is all about!


Book Scents is a small business that meets the needs of book lovers around the world. Although a luxury item, book inspired candles allow customers to connect through fragrance. They do this in two ways:

  • Purchasing candles inspired by their favorite books/characters for themselves – allowing them the opportunity to “exist” (at a chemical, olfactory level) more fully into the world of their favorite novel.
  • Gifting candles to other book lovers – whether they are fans or not, gifting a unique product like Book Scents candles provides an emotional connection to another person who is a fan.

About Book Scents:

The mission of Book Scents is to provide you with a connection to the books you love. Every candle has a story! Book Scents candles are for the book lovers out there who want to experience their favorite characters and books in a new and unique way. Book Scents was started in October 2013 in the basement of my home in Central Pennsylvania. Although I still work out of my basement, Book Scents has expanded its product line and offerings to include an author focused program, The Writer’s Block. Book Scents is the extension of my love of books and I take great care to create candles that are high quality – meaning they smell really good!


Book Scents currently carries over 40 different highly scented candles, inspired by more than 18 books/book series. My fragrances have been shipped all over the world – Australia to Scotland to Canada to Italy. I have worked with bestselling authors and their teams as well as new indie authors to develop amazing swag to share with their fan base. Book Scents currently has over 2500 sales, and over 5000 followers across social media.

Book Scents is run by me, Nalana Lillie. I am a former military wife, mom of two boys and, now, entrepreneur. I love reading and crocheting. When I’m not working my business, you can find me and my guilty pleasures – TV shows such as Dr. Who, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Downton Abbey, Outlander, The Walking Dead and many more – wrapped up in a warm blanket, with my coziest PJ’s, tasty snacks and my tea (or coffee if it’s any time before noon!) in our home in Central Pennsylvania.

Book Scents in the Media

Good Day PA news clip:**

Blog Interview on M.L. Gardner’s website:

Mention in The Dallas News:

Candle giveaways:

Diana Gabaldon’s Facebook Page: April 2014
J.R. Ward Fan Event in Cincinnati: March 2015

Book Scents Online:

Instagram: @bookscents
Twitter: @bookscentscndls
Periscope: @bookscents

DEMONS & PEARLS Only $2.99 on #Kindle

DEMONS & PEARLS Only $2.99 on #Kindle
“… if you ever had a tender inch, you’ve buried it beneath the vines of bitterness you’ve wrapped yourself in. Tell me Ivory, who did this to you? Who plucked the rose and left the thorns?”

a tender inch

#Thunderclap Promotion Update – I Can Still Use Your Help

Good Morning!


I just wanted to stop in and give you all a quick update on my Thunderclap progress.

As of this writing, the stats are:

70 of 100
70% of goal supported
11 days
Ends Apr 21, 12:00 PM EDT
As you can see, I still need 30 more supporters to reach my goal and make this campaign a success. It’s very simple to be a supporter. All you need to do is click on the link and click support.
Thank you so much for taking the time to help me!
Have a great day!

DEMONS & PEARLS On #Thunderclap! Can You Help Me Hoist the Colors?

Hey everyone,

Sorry to interrupt your day…well okay, no I’m not because I really need your help with something.

I have a new book launching on April 14, 2015 and I’m trying something new this time called Thunderclap.

First of all, it’s FREE and EASY. You just click on the link and sign up to take part in my book launch. Thunderclap will do the rest.

What will happen is on the date and time I specify, which will be 4/21/15, #Thunderclap will share my post about the book via your Facebook, Tumbler or Twitter pages ALL AT THE EXACT SAME TIME! How cool is that?

My book message will be shared over several social networks and I am hoping for it to be sent out to over 100,000 people all at once!

Here’s the catch, I need at least 100 people to sign up for Thunderclap to share my message. There’s no limit to how many sharers I can have but I have to have at least 100 or the campaign is a failure. 😦

So if you don’t mind sharing my book on your Twitter or FB page on 4/21/15, please sign up. 🙂

THANK YOU!!!P.S. Bartlett Demons and Pearls Cover