Check out this awesome Valentine offering from author Scarlett Flame!

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Check out this awesome Valentine offering from author Scarlett Flame!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I have one of my top 100 bestselling books on offer for you.

A Valentine’s Bind: Manchester Dominants and submissives.
This book won Top in the #Erotica category, and 5th overall in the 2016 Top 50 Self-published books Worth Reading on Readfree.ly.com.
Nominee in the erotica category Summer Indie Books 2016
Go on treat yourself it is a BARGAIN
and #FREE to read on KU too

Newly edited and updated ready for your delectation
✰♡*•˛˛•*✰✰♡*•˛˛•*☆♡*•˛˛•*☆
A Valentine’s Bind: Manchester Dominants and submissives Book one

★*´¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.• **

#FREE to read with #KindleUnlimited
99 cents US
99 pennies UK
Available in paperback

When University student Nicky Johnson decides to make an impromptu visit to a #BDSM club with friends she get more than she bargained for. The alcohol fuelled evening finds her asleep on her sofa the next day, suffering from memory loss. But who brought her home? #Dominant Dariel Pearson shows her that #spanking and submission can be empowering. Will this be a life changing experience for Nicky? This New Adult contemporary romance is a steamy, sexy tale of love, dominance and #submission.

http://amzn.to/2u1tAfM
Addictive! 3 April 2017 Loved this book! This was the first book I read from Scarlett Flame and it definitely won’t be the last. I didn’t want this book to end. I couldn’t put this book down. I’m really hoping there’s a follow up.

Delicious Bylucyr.on July 13, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase
Five dominant stars for this delicious read! Scarlett Flame writes scenes s hot as her name! A sweet, hot combination of dominance and submission.

5.0 out of 5 stars Steamy!
ByRachel from BehindClosedDoorsbookreviewon December 27, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Amount of sex 4 / 5
How explicit 4 / 5
Story 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5 (Rounded to 5 / 5)

A Valentine’s Bind is the first book in the Manchester Dominants & Submissive series by author Scarlett Flame. This quick read had me completely enthralled and I read it in one sitting! The story was well written, and the characters were engaging.

In this story, Nicky wakes up after a night of drinking with her friends…The scenes were so darn hot that I recommend you have a spare pair of panties nearby!

A definite add to your TBR list!

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Don’t forget to check out my other books, including my latest Top 100 International Bestseller
“From Willing Sub To Enslaved Captive”

Nominee for A Golden Flogger Award
For Dark Erotica
Winner in the 2017 50 Best Indie Books of the Year

Come and join my readers group on Facebook​ 

To celebrate Valentin’s Day, I have one of my top 100 bestselling books on offer for you.

A Valentine’s Bind: Manchester Dominants and submissives.

This book won Top in the #Erotica category, and 5th overall in the 2016 Top 50 Self-published books Worth Reading on Readfree.ly.com.

Nominee in the erotica category Summer Indie Books 2016

Go on treat yourself it is a BARGAIN

and #FREE to read on KU too

Newly edited and updated ready for your delectation

✰♡*•˛❤˛•*✰❣✰♡*•˛❤˛•*☆♡*•˛❤˛•*☆

A Valentine’s Bind: Manchester Dominants and submissives Book one

★*´¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.• **

#FREE to read with #KindleUnlimited

 99 cents US

99 pennies UK

Available in paperback

When University student Nicky Johnson decides to make an impromptu visit to a #BDSM club with friends she get more than she bargained for. The alcohol fuelled evening finds her asleep on her sofa the next day, suffering from memory loss. But who brought her home? #Dominant Dariel Pearson shows her that #spanking and submission can be empowering. Will this be a life changing experience for Nicky? This New Adult contemporary romance is a steamy,sexy tale of love, dominance and #submission.

http://amzn.to/2u1tAfM

 Addictive! 3 April 2017 Loved this book! This was the first book I read from Scarlett Flame and it definitely won’t be the last. I didn’t want this book to end. I couldn’t put this book down. I’m really hoping there’s a follow up.

Delicious Bylucyr.on July 13, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase

Five dominant stars for this delicious read! Scarlett Flame writes scenes s hot as her name! A sweet, hot combination of dominance and submission.

5.0 out of 5 stars Steamy!

ByRachel from BehindClosedDoorsbookreviewon December 27, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

Amount of sex 4 / 5

How explicit 4 / 5

Story 4.5 / 5

Overall: 4.5 / 5 (Rounded to 5 / 5)

A Valentine’s Bind is the first book in the Manchester Dominants & Submissive series by author Scarlett Flame. This quick read had me completely enthralled and I read it in one sitting! The story was well written, and the characters were engaging.

In this story, Nicky wakes up after a night of drinking with her friends…The scenes were so darn hot that I recommend you have a spare pair of panties nearby!

A definite add to your TBR list!

*********

Don’t forget to check out my other books, including my latest Top 100 International Bestseller

“From Willing Sub To Enslaved Captive”

Nominee for A Golden Flogger Award

For Dark Erotica

Winner in the 2017 50 Best Indie Books of the Year

Come and join my readers group on Facebook​

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Are Ye Ready for a Deal That Will Shiver Ye Timbers?

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

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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.

DEMONS & PEARLS: Book One
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.

JADED TIDES: Book Two
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…
COMING DECEMBER 2015: AMBER WAKE: GABRIEL FALLING
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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COMING DECEMBER 2015…

Amber Wake

Another #Review of Demons & Pearls – “The king may rule the kingdom, but it’s the queen who moves the board.” – D.M. Timney

“The king may rule the kingdom, but it’s the queen who moves the board.” – D.M. Timney
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The Bright Spot – A review of the novel ‘Demons and Pearls

Author P.S. Bartlett’s novel ‘Demons and Pearls’ follows the adventures of a woman pirate Ivory Shepard and her three cousin sisters as they battle various human demons to secure their safety & freedom. An innocuous night on board a pirate ship, if there was any, soon turns into a life altering event for the cousins after Ivory ends up killing the pirate captain. The consequences are nightmarish and Ivory has to quickly learn all that’s needed to survive in this hellish world. But with a little help from a couple of good men, she soon realizes her purpose and succeeds in securing the release of her cousins.

For years on end the ocean was seen as a male only domain, filled with heroic stories involving sailors and captains. But through this illuminating fictional narrative, author P.S. Bartlett shows the astonishing roles women played in the high adventures on and off the sea. Women have made significant contributions in maritime history but they often had to disguise their gender to work alongside men because of the prejudices prevalent. So while staying well within the framework of a fictional literature, this book without going overboard on a feminist tract still manages to portray some powerful women characters.

Although the plot and the characters are given equal importance, it wouldn’t be wrong to call it a character driven story. And what a wide and colorful array of characters does the book have! Ivory is smart, brave, independent and slick with her fighting skills, yet she imbibes the gentle feminine spirit. Her struggles and travails to attain a level playing field in an area dominated by men is something women everywhere even in today’s times will be able to relate with. Rasmus or Big Red is another equally strong character (literally too!) who stands out from other men because of his genuine masculine spirit and it’s no wonder Ivory falls for him. Theirs is not a standard love-at-first-sight kind of romance and there is more depth to their love story. The secondary characters too stand out for their genuineness and each has been given their own unique voice.

The scene in the cabin with Rasmus cutting Ivory’s hair has to be one of the best planned, conceived and written scenes that I’ve read in a contemporary fictional book in a long time. The gamut of varied emotions that strike you from these pages have to be experienced firsthand and it also shows the wide range and skill of the author.

Though not an out and out pirate thriller, there’s still enough in this book to help you relive the explosive period of pirates and pirate raids. There’s an interesting end to the book and there may well be a sequel in the works.

 

Product Details

Paperback: 258 pages

Series: The Razor’s Adventures

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 6, 2015)

ISBN-10: 1511572558

ISBN-13: 978-1511572552

Buy From – http://www.amazon.com/dp/1511572558/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

P.S. Bartlett on Tell Me a Story – Blog Talk Radio Today at 1:30PM EST

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How I’ll be spending my lunch break today! I hope you can join me! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themagichappens/2015/03/06/ps-bartlett-on-tell-me-a-story

PS Bartlett on Tell Me a Story

 

Meet My New Sister of the Sea – Author Cristi Taijeron – Part I

Ever since I wrote The Blue Diamond – The Razor’s Edge, I’ve been sailing all across the internet in search of the treasure that is all things pirate.

From web sites to Facebook pages dedicated to the history and lore of pirates, I’ve pillaged and plundered information and along the way, I’ve found the most interesting and generous lot of mates you could ever hope to discover.

I recently became friends with one of the most knowledgeable and seasoned authorities on pirates and buccaneers I’ve ever met and now, after a few weeks of chatting and the past week of intense discussions on all things pirate as well as reading each others books, I think we’ve found a kindred spirit in each other. That person is Author Cristi Taijeron of the Endless Horizon Pirate Stories.

Imagine two modern, twenty-first century women, both writers, both fascinated with history but who also enjoy nothing more than spilling blood and guts all over the decks of pirate ships, and who revel in discussing ship parts, notorious pirates and seventeenth century weaponry. Yep, that’s us.

Our conversations range from the struggles of publishing and marketing to writing romance and intimacy from a man’s point of view. As we read each others books, we discuss each chapter as if it actually happened and share both our love and disgust with our own characters. Being able to read her first book this week and start on her second, all while discussing my own book as she reads it, has been a treat that I can hardly put into words. Cristi is a treasure and getting to know her like this has enriched my writing and I feel in a very short time, my knowledge and inspiration has doubled.

Although our writing styles are different, our passion is the same. Sadly, I see so many authors within the same genre who compete with each other. Neither Cristi nor I feel this at all and if anything, we are constantly encouraging each other and bouncing ideas off of each other so that we can both improve as well as expand our audiences and perhaps even join forces to bring the best and most historically accurate pirate stories to the public within our genre.

In this two part series, I want to bring you Cristi and her books, as well as a fun and interesting interview with one of her characters, who I personally adore. First though, let’s get to know the beautiful Cristi a little better:

Author Cristi TaijeronAuthor Bio:

My name is Cristi Taijeron (Better known by the pirates as Ivey Taijeron) Other than writing pirate stories, I’m a stay home mother who also does the bookkeeping at the auto shop my husband and I own. I enjoy off-road adventures through the desert as much as I love building sandcastles at the beach, and at home I have a flower garden I tend to. Though I have been passionate about drawing, painting, and writing for most of my life, it has always been my greatest dream to publish a novel.

In her own words:

1. What inspired you to write your current book?

Uncharted Secrets was inspired by a mysterious character mentioned in my Justified Treason series. In those books, Sterling Bentley tells us that he never knew his mother, Hannah, and though his father, Mason Bentley, spoke very little of her, Sterling was well aware that Mason loved Hannah for all of his days. When I began writing Justified Treason, Hannah was as mysterious to me as she was to Sterling, but as the tale unfolded I found myself wanting to know more about her. So I decided to ‘investigate’ her tale. The surprises I found hiding in the pages gave me no choice but to write this book, which turned into a series of its own.

2. Do you do a lot of research for your novels and if so, what kinds of sources do you use?

I do a ton of research! I read as many books as I can about the history of this era, but I also like interviewing the experts. For weaponry I have a blacksmith I talk to. I know a few pirate historians who I can ask about specifics of pirate life. I’ve talked to sailors about their adventures on the tides, and I have gone out to sea and boarded a few tall ships to get the feel for my settings. For injuries I have a trauma nurse I can ask questions to, and I have a warrior who helps me to emphasize the realistic frame of mind for my characters during battle scenes. Oh, also, one of my best friends has a degree in psychology so she helps me to keep my characters emotions realistic throughout their adventures.

3. How important do you think book covers are?

Being an artist myself, I must admit that I do judge books by their covers, so I put a lot of time in to my cover designs. I like for them to not only fit the title, but to also display the feel of the story, and hopefully allure the readers to want to know more of what lie within the pages.

4. What publishing road did you take and why?

I am self-published but these books are far from a self-made product. I have an amazing editor, a fabulous cover artist, and a reliable team of beta readers, not to mention the many people who help supply the information I listed in the above question. When I started writing it never even crossed my mind to reach out to a publisher. I might consider “Going on account” with a one if the right deal came along, but being the pirate I am, I am weary about the concept of allowing someone else to take reign over my art and will most likely continue to do things my way—the hard way.

5. What is the highest goal that you desire to meet as an author?

To be able to take someone’s imagination on a journey they will forever remember like a memory of their own is honestly the greatest reward in this line of work, but it’d also be nice to sell enough books to get me down to the Caribbean again, preferably for a big pirate party.

6. Do you have an idea for your next book?

I have so many story ideas swirling around in my head it’s a wonder I get anything else done in my daily life! There will be five books in the Uncharted Secrets series, five in Justified Treason, and last month I accidentally started a series based on Mason Bentley’s life story. It will be the King of my Nightmare series and will mostly likely end up as five books as well. Not to mention the fact that I also want to write westerns one day. Endless Horizon Western Stories has a nice ring to it, wouldn’t you say?

7. Name three of your favorite books of all time:

James Michener’s Hawaii is one I often think back on, but Treasure Island is the one book I have read multiple times. Also, I recently read Flint & Silver by John Drake (A prequel to Treasure Island). I was utterly astounded by his writing style and the masterful way he lived up to the beloved classic.

8. Do you watch television and if so, do you have any favorite shows?

Normally, I do not watch TV—unless you count the few times I turn my head from a book to see what in the world my husband is watching—but I have been following Black Sails! I absolutely love their realistic display of the brutality of the era, I adore how they mixed true historic pirates with the characters from Treasure Island, and the unique way they combined all of these elements into a unique plotline atop of the beautiful Caribbean setting has me craving for season two.

9. Do you have any other talents besides writing?

I am an artist. I paint, draw, write, and decorate, and on my website you will also find some of my artistic creations. Inspiration is everywhere and with all the daydreams swarming in my mind there is never a dull moment in my world.

Cristi’s Amazon Author Page

Cristi’s Web Site

On Facebook

On Instagram – pirateivy

Tomorrow…

Meet one of her characters and I’ll post my review of Uncharted Secrets.

Uncharted Secrets