Cheap eBooks! It’s All About Pirates!

Here are some cheap reads to feed your Kindle or Kindle app for the weekend!  These are all pirate themed books.  Who can resist a pirate?  Arrrrr!

The Buccaneer by Donna Fletcher ($2.99)

The beautiful and sheltered Lady Catherine Abelard makes the ultimate sacrifice. She agrees to marry the infamous Captain Lucifer, a pirate known for his evil ways, to save her step-father from the gallows.

Only the captain can provide the proof of his innocence.

Captain Lucifer has far different plans for Catherine. He wants revenge for the hell her step-father has put him through the last few years. He intends to take her innocence and return her home… a fallen woman.
A simple strand of pearls stands in the way of the captain’s plans and when the strand finally breaks… will it be revenge or love he seeks from the beautiful lady?

Originally published in 1995 by Jove

Blood and Treasure (A Romancing the Pirate Novel) by Jennifer Bray-Weber ($2.99) This is the first book in her Romancing the Pirate series

Although Lianna Whitney was gently bred, she must now empty slop buckets and fight off randy sailors in a seaport tavern to survive. One night, she unexpectedly comes into possession of a golden medallion. But when the man who left it with her is immediately murdered by soldiers of the Royal Navy, she’s afraid to admit she has it. Unsure who to trust, she’s caught up in crossfire between navy officers and a pirate captain, who, realizing she possesses the object he’s been paid to find, whisks her away to his ship during the fight. Privateer Captain Zane Fox is not interested in the mystical healing powers the medallion is said to hold, even though the legends claim it can bring a dying man back to life. He only plans to procure the medallion, drop the chit off at the next port where she’ll be safe, and collect the money he was promised. However, as they fend off storms at sea and attempt to outrun the Royal Navy, the two are also fighting the attraction they feel for one another. But when they are captured, Zane must choose between recovering the medallion and saving Lianna from the noose. And soon it becomes clear to him that the medallion is not the only treasure worth risking his life for.

Beneath The Water’s Edge (A Romancing the Pirate novella) by Jennifer Bray-Weber (only 1.99!)  this is book 2.5 in her Romancing the Pirate series, and it is a 113 page novella

Elyssa Calhoun Montgomery had been willing to do anything to keep her father from debt, including following her new husband to the Caribbean-–dressed as a lad. But she never dreamed she’d become widowed so quickly, or that she’d come face to face with a fearsome pirate who expects her to fight like a man. Captured and her identity exposed, she doesn’t know what’s worse, being locked alone in a pirate captain’s quarters or experiencing an unsettling attraction toward him. Captain Bran Blackthorn has grown weary of the pirating trade and seeks a King’s Pardon for his crew. Unfortunately, the man who could sign a reprieve, his half-brother Governor Flynn, would rather see him dead. When the gods—or the devil—bestows an angel to his spoils, he sees an opportunity to force a pardon with her ransom. Never mind his beautiful pawn has bewitched him, filling him with a desire to press his body against hers, capture her mouth in a searing kiss, and brand her as his own. But when Bran’s enemies seek vengeance, Elyssa becomes entangled in their deadly game and Bran faces the gallows. Can they cheat death and save each other? Or will they be dragged…

Bound By The Heart by Marsha Canham ($2.99) I read this a billion years ago, but I don’t remember a thing about it.  Originally published by Avon in 1991

A swashbuckling adventure featuring Captain Morgan Wade, a notorious privateer and blockade-runner, who rescues, then kidnaps the daughter of the British governor of Barbados after she and her brother are shipwrecked. Summer Cambridge is betrothed to Wade’s arch-enemy, Commodore Bennett Winfield, who will go to any lengths, even start a war between two countries to get her back.

SEA MISTRESS by Nancy Morse  ($2.99)  I have read books by Nancy Morse in the past, but I haven’t read this one.  If you happen to read it and enjoy it, please let me know!

In 1813, with America embroiled in a war with England, the search to recover a precious jewel and save her family’s Virginia plantation sends Raven De Lys to New Orleans, where the Creole code of honor is being threatened by an emerging American way of life and cannons of war reverberate throughout the countryside. The path to the jewel leads Raven on a dangerous game of cat and mouse across the high seas and into the arms Dominique Sauvinet, the notorious pirate who holds the jewel, and her fate, in the palm of his hand. Can their love survive a risky game of charades that proves not everyone is who they seem, and a murderous pirate’s thirst for vengeance?

Julep Maven Review and Giveaway!

I have been enjoying some of the subscription beauty boxes, and when I learned about Julep, I was excited to find out more about their products.  They offer nail polish and nail care products.  Here is a description of their service from their website:

Based on the results of your Julep Maven Style Quiz, we’ll personally select products every month to best complement your unique style profile. Each box will feature over $40 worth of never-before-released polishes, cutting edge treatments and cult favorites, including at least two seasonal and style-specific nail colors.

For $19.99 a month, you can subscribe to their service.  After taking the quiz to discover your special style, you will be shown the boxes available for the month.  If you don’t like the style Julep suggests for you, don’t worry! You can choose from any of the styles available for that month, you can choose to have your box sent to a friend, or you can skip that month altogether.

I actually received this box in July, but with the craziness of that has been my summer, I haven’t been able to post about it until now.  I chose Classic with a Twist, because I love the fun colors.  I was excited to receive my Julep Maven box, and when I did, I wasn’t disappointed.  Here is a shot of the box.  It is a nice, sturdy cardboard, with distinctive branding.


I opened it, and was delighted to discover how well the product was packaged.  The polish and the Pedi Crème were wrapped in pink tissue paper, with a ribbon keeping the foam toe separators in place on top. 

I wasn’t impressed with the toe separators.  They were flimsy, but I did like the colors.  Yeah, I will forgive a lot of things if there is good presentation!

Here is a shot of the polish and The Best Pedi Crème Ever!  It is.  The first time I used the foot lotion, my significant other was walking by.  He stopped and told me that it was stinky.  It is.  Only not in a bad way.  It smells strongly of cucumber, which I didn’t mind.   In fact, after it had soaked into my dry skin, I liked it.  I always have dry skin, and this lotion made it soft and smooth.  Props for The Best Pedi Crème Ever!

The colors in my Classic with a Twist Maven box  were Robin and Rose.  These are fun colors, and they compliment each other well.  The polish is creamy, and it glides on smoothly.  It also dried relatively quickly.  Here are some pictures. 










I wanted to say a big Thank You to my nieces for helping me with this post.  They generously donated some of their time to be hand models and to help take some of the photos.  They ROCK!

So, what did I think of the Julep Maven box?  I liked the polish and the pedi crème.  I liked them a lot.  The boxes are priced just a little too high for me to purchase one every month, but when I need a treat or a pick me up, I will surf over to Julep to browse their fun nail colors. 

If you would like to check out a Maven box for yourself, you can purchase an introductory box for just a penny! The introductory box is similar to the one I shared above. If you would like to order one, just click HERE and enter this promo code: MAVENINTRO

Now, thanks to Julep, I have one Maven box to give to one of you!  Just fill out the widget to enter!  US addresses only, please.

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