My First #Review of Demons & Pearls Is In!

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By Dii
This review is from: Demons & Pearls (The Razor’s Adventures Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
You won’t want to miss this swashbuckling pirate tale! Always the family protector, Ivory has taken on the best of the best on the high seas as she and her cousins are kidnapped to be sold into slavery. She has also ticked off a few nasty pirates along the way and her life is in grave danger. Perhaps murdering a pirate captain, deserved or not won’t earn her the respect she craves as a force to be reckoned with. The rules of the sea clearly state she has won the right to be captain of her own ship, really, what young woman doesn’t want to be a pirate? Her first duty would be to stop the brutal manhandling of women, including rape, torture and the selling of their favors. Not so popular a mission in the dark corners of a pirate’s world, because aside from their own code, pirates are soooo honorable, right?

Ivory’s biggest mistake in killing the thieving pirate? He has a brother, who is equally as thieving, murderous and is hell-bent to exact revenge, which IS part of the pirate code. One pirate stands above the rest, literally as well as honorably and Ivory may have met her match in the love department. Will it be enough when the battle at sea begins? Ivory would die to keep her family safe, and it looks like she just may have to…

Action, adventure, strong women, equally strong men, smelly pirates and dirty minds, plus a sword fight or two, thanks to the imagination of P.S. Bartlett and Demons and Pearls. There is never a dull moment as we are settled deeply in the mind, thoughts and actions of Ivory, aka, the Razor! She is tiny, she is tough and she has a heart as big as the Pacific Ocean and she is creating a stir among all pirates, everywhere! Humor, horrendous deeds, heart and a mutiny or two, when will they learn to stay on the good side of The Razor? P.S. Bartlett has outdone herself with this tale! I almost cried when I hit THE END. This one is more than a gem in the treasure chest of reading!

I received this copy from P.S. Bartlett in exchange for my honest review.

Uncharted Secrets – My Chat With Mason Bentley and My Review

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Mason Bentley as Hannah describes him: His stunning green eyes, which stood out like emeralds in the sand against his golden skin. 

Mason in his own words:

1. What is your name?

The Name’s Mason Bentley.

2. What is your hair color and style, eye color, and skin tone?

My long hair is a light brown color, my skins golden tan, but I got these green eyes that make the wenches fall faint beneath my gaze.

3. What is your current job title / social station / rank?

I’m a buccaneer captain. Not a pirate. Not a privateer. A buccaneer. The war we wage is strictly against the Spanish, but I bow to no king and any man from any race who tries to take me freedom won’t be living to tell the tale.

4. How much pride do you take in your appearance?

Ah, I never had much while growin’ up, but me grandfather used to say, “If’n ye ‘ave but one schilling it ought to be shiny and if’n but one coat ye better keep it clean.” Now I’m rich as a damned king so I dress as well as one, but I’m better armed than a knight of the roundtable.

5. Who has been your greatest influence (parent, friend, idol)? Why?

My grandfather, Sterling Bentley. He taught me how to stand up for what’s right, to fight for what I believe in, and to protect those unable to protect themselves. I owe him for every bit of sense I carry around in this big ol’ head of mine, and I wouldn’t have fared so well in this wicked world after his passing had he not raised me to be the man I am.

6. Where did you grow up? How do you feel about it now?

I grew up on me grandfather’s farm in the English countryside. It was nice. Hell, I still think about the breeze blowing across those grassy fields when me mind needs a moments rest.

7. What is your worst habit / vice?

Women. I could lead me crew of bawdy buccaneers through the gates of Hell if’n I had to, but those pretty little female creatures tend to throw me good sense out of the porthole and hang me better judgment from the yards.

8. What is the driving force / motivation in your life?

First and foremost, it is freedom, which unfortunately seems an item that can be bought, and Spanish gold is my preferred method of currency to cover the cost.

9. What secret would you feel the most vulnerable sharing with anyone?

The reason I turned to the sea.

10. Does anyone know this secret?

If so, who? How do they feel about it? Only me and the Devil know that, and how he feels about it is of no concern of mine.

My Review of Uncharted Secrets:

FIVE STARS!

I’ve just finished reading this book. I started it last night but I was exhausted and fell asleep with it on my chest. That’s exactly where it belongs…close to my heart! I couldn’t wait to get back to it this evening and once I did, i knew I couldn’t stop until I was done!

Hannah was dealt a horrible hand. After finally escaping her miserable mother, a horrid night at sea threw her even deeper into a hellish nightmare that pushed her to the brink of death until she found herself in the midst of an even more uncertain future. Concerned only with survival and coping with more pain and loss than she could have dreamt in her worst nightmare, her instincts were to fight or flee.

Love wasn’t an option but in once again finding herself and making that discovery through what she believed the most unlikely source…one she wanted to dispise, a sea of change and a Sunrise of unlikely colors may just paint her future for her. When she learns to embrace her gifts, only then can she see past the horizon and stop denying her true nature and her true heart.

As an author myself, I appreciate and dare I say fall in love with stories that are not only well written but get into my head and my heart. This author and this story have captured me but I am a willing prisoner. I was lost in this story and the emotion, the scenery and the almost flesh and bone characters felt so real to me. I highly recommend this book and cannot wait to find out what happens next!

Now…to make time for the next book…and believe me when I tell you I will make the time!!!

Get the whole series here! 

Check Out This Exclusive Interview With Ivory and Maddox and You Could Win A $10.00 #Amazon Gift Card!

This was great fun!

Here’s a sample:

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Another Probing Tome Tender Interview!
At one of their port stops, I caught up with Ivory and Maddox and sat down to chat.
Both were very forthcoming, and, had we more time before they set sail, I was hoping to go aboard a real pirate ship. Alas, they had to follow the tide and wind and were gone.
 
I did manage to get a few questions in.
Ivory
Do you think ships will ever be powered by anything but sails, oars and a good wind?
I’m not sure what you mean but even if I were, why improve on a perfectly good system of transport?
Maddox
You seem to be more of a fashion-plate than Ivory, your appearance seems to be very important to you.  Do you find that the ocean mists and winds wreak havoc on your clothes and hair?
Indeed they do. One cannot underestimate a good hair tonic and tailor.

 

Read the rest HERE!

Thank you Tome Tender for this amazing feature!

The Blue Diamond The Razor’s Edge by P.S. Bartlett Book Review, Blog Tour & Giveaway

Don’t forget to check this out!

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Here is the review from beach Bound Books:

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. Available on Amazon.    

CLICK HERE FOR THE RAFFLECOPTER!

 

A Short but Sweet Review of The Blue Diamond – The Razor’s Edge

The other day, I held an advanced ebook copy contest on my Facebook event for the upcoming book signing party for The Blue Diamond. One of the winners not only finished reading the book already but also posted a short but sweet review on my Facebook page. 

“Oh my goodness what a wonderful adventure with twists and turns that had me bewildered at every point. The Blue Diamond has me longing for more adventures of Ivory, Cassandra, Miranda, Keara and the men they’ve allowed to capture their hearts. The Blue Diamond is yet another masterpiece by P.S. Bartlett who obviously knows what the readers want and just how to give it to them. Thank you for taking me along in the amazing adventure.”

Oh that they will all be so wonderful. 🙂

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As if the glorious Outlander wedding last night wasn’t enough to warm my spirit–then I wake up to this.

Although my top image is in fact The Blue Diamond on a kindle, that photo was sent to me from one of my beta readers who of course, received her own free advanced copy. 🙂 After all, what would we do without them!

 

Happy Sunday!