Another Monday, Another Mailbox!! This is a feature where we all share with each other the yummy books that showed up at our doors! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!!
Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
I was feeling kinda bummed towards the end of last week when I realized that I hadn't received any yummy packages...but luckily a little gem made it's way to me this weekend, all the way from the UK, to brighten up my day!
The lovely Helen Hollick sent me a copy of her novel, Sea Witch, along with a signed bookplate and a postcard from the movie 1066, which is in development. Too cool for school, right?! Thanks bunches Helen!
Two of my favorite authors have given Sea Witch rave reviews...Elizabeth Chadwick and Sharon Kay Penman. Sharon states: "In the Sexiest Pirate contest, Jesamiah Acorne gives Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow a run for his money." Ooohhh sookie, sookie now...sounds like a good read to me!
SYNOPSIS: The time: the golden age of piracy – 1716 The Place: the Pirate Round – from South Africa to the Islands of the Caribbean. Escaping the bullying of his elder brother, from the age of fifteen Jesamiah Acorne has been a pirate, with only two loves - his ship and his freedom. But his life is to change when he and his crew unsuccessfully attack a merchant ship off the coast of South Africa. He is to meet Tiola Oldstagh, an insignificant girl or so he thinks - until she rescues him from a vicious attack, and almost certain death, by pirate hunters. And then he discovers what she really is; a healer and a midwife - and a white witch. Her name, an anagram of "all that is good." Jesamiah and Tiola become lovers, despite her guardian, Jenna Pendeen’s disapproval, but Stefan van Overstratten a Cape Town Dutchman, also wants Tiola as his wife, and Jesamiah’s half brother Phillipe Mereno, is determined to seek revenge for a stolen ship and the insult of being cuckolded. When the call of the sea and an opportunity to commandeer a beautiful ship – Sea Witch - is put in Jesamiah’s path, he must make a choice between his life as a pirate or his love for Tiola; he wants both - but Mereno and Von Overstratten want him dead. In trouble, imprisoned in the darkness and stench that is the lowest part of his brother’s ship, can Tiola with her Craft, and the aid of Roux, Jesamiah’s quartermaster and the rest of his loyal crew, save her pirate? And can she keep Jesamiah safe from another who wants him for herself? From the elemental being that is Tethys, Goddess of the Sea? A charismatic pirate rogue and a white witch - what better combination for a story of romance and high-sea fantasy adventure?
What goodies showed up at your door?