5 Things to Never Do on a Pirate Ship and Giveaway!

Sharon Cullen’s Pleasing the Pirate is a swashbuckling romp with, you guessed it, a sexy pirate.  To help celebrate the release of Pleasing the Pirate, I asked heroine Mairi McFadden to give us some tips should we ever find ourselves on a pirate ship.


5 Things Never To Do On A Pirate Ship

by: Mairi McFadden, the intrepid heroine of Pleasing the Pirate

While on my journey from my homeland of Scotland to my enemy territory of England, I’ve learned a few things—especially about pirates. If you are ever to find yourself in the predicament of relying on a pirate to get you someplace, please heed this advice:

  1. Never stowaway on a pirate ship. The pirate gets a wee bit testy when he finds an unwelcome and unannounced female on his ship.

  1. Women are considered bad luck on a pirate ship. You would think a ship full of men would appreciate a woman in their midst. Not so. Apparently women are considered “bad luck”.

  1. If you have never sailed before—as was the case for me—be certain that you are capable of sailing. In other words, don’t spew all over the captain’s boots because the swaying of the ship makes you sick. That is considered bad form, especially if he is partial to those particular pair of boots.

  1. If the captain tells you to stay put in his cabin during a nasty storm, stay put. As much as you may not like his domineering attitude, he knows what he is talking about. Going out on deck during a storm and nearly being swept overboard is, again, bad form. And the captain does not have the time to save a damsel in distress. Especially if said damsel is a stowaway he was not counting on.

  1. Be prepared to see nakedness. Apparently a pirate captain does not feel the need to wear a shirt like any other respectable man, and has no issue with stripping bare in front of a lady. You will spend half your time covering your eyes—and mayhap peeking through your fingers.

If you would like to know more of my adventures with Phin Lockwood, gentleman pirate, you may read about them in Sharon Cullen’s latest release, Pleasing the Pirate.


Two hearts are wrenched between love and duty in Sharon Cullen’s tale of a ruthless pirate and the Scottish lass who fills him with desire for something greater than plunder.

With her clan’s crops burned and their property confiscated, Mairi McFadden is desperate to free her brother from imprisonment so that he can take his rightful place as chief. Her only hope is the fierce English pirate Phin Lockwood, but the buccaneer laughs at her meager funds. His roving eyes, however, tell Mairi there’s something else he’ll take in exchange for her brother’s rescue. Though she burns with hatred for the English, she’ll do anything to save her clan.

The crown has made it clear that Phin has two choices: bring in a certain Scottish traitor or hang. And he’s not about to let a tiny, whiskey-eyed woman get in his way, even if she is pointing a gun at him. When Phin learns that Mairi’s brother is the very man he seeks, he’s more than willing to use the lass as bait. But as the moment of capture draws near, Phin is surprised by his feelings for the courageous beauty who has him considering risking his life—for someone besides himself.

About Sharon:

Sharon Cullen is the author of the historical romances, The Notorious Lady Anne, Loving the Earl and Pleasing the Pirate. She’s also published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance and contemporary romance.

Her other job descriptions include chauffer, laundress, cook and mediator to her three very busy kids, her husband and two dogs. She lives in southwest Ohio with her brood although her dream is to someday retire to St. Maarten and live on the beach.

If you’d like to find out more about Sharon and her books, you can visit her website. She’s addicted to social networking so you can find her on Facebook and Twitter. Friend her! Like her! Follow her! She’d love to hang out with you and talk about her passion—books.

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EX48V3C?ie=UTF8&tag=randohouseinc-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B00EX48V3C

Barnes and Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?ISBSRC=Y&ISBN=9780345549723&cm_mmc=Random%20House-_-Pleasing+the+Pirate-RandomHouse-9780345549723-_-Pleasing+the+Pirate-RandomHouse-9780345549723-_-Pleasing+the+Pirate-RandomHouse-9780345549723

Random House: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/233800/pleasing-the-pirate-by-sharon-cullen#abouttheauthor


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8 thoughts on “5 Things to Never Do on a Pirate Ship and Giveaway!

  • March 20, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    congrats Sharon on the new release! This looks and sounds awesome 😉

  • March 21, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Congrats on your new release! I love stories featuring pirates (I’m reading a good one right now!) I’ve written this one down as a must-read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • March 23, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I love the 5 Things Never To Do, especially #5.

  • March 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Hehe, loved the article, number 5 is great. The book sounds fantastic. Congrats on the release and thanks for the giveaway.

  • March 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Congratulation for the release of your book! I love Scottish romances, so your book would be perfect for me to read! thank you for this giveaway!

  • March 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Oh, I love anything having to do with pirates, and this one looks really yummy. I am finding all sorts of new authors this week with all the “blogs” I’m reading. Good luck with your book sales. You can count one from me!! Thanks

  • March 30, 2014 at 7:50 am

    The 5 pieces of advice are sound, especially the bit about not yacking on a man’s favorite footwear, which likely would be applicable in all settings, not only on a ship. I look forward to reading more of Mairi and Phin’s escapades!

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