Cover reveal and ARC giveaway

Hello friends! I’m super excited to share the cover for my new pirate romance! I asked Dar Albert to create a cover that captured the bodice-ripper vibe from the classic romances I loved in my teens. (Virginia Henley, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, etc.) I think she nailed it! 😀

I loved writing this book. I wanted to hit all the classic tropes: alpha pirate, virgin captive, age difference, and hate to love. Of course there is also swashbuckling and a happily ever after! I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Will a virgin captive surrender to this pirate’s sinful touch?

Nathaniel Bainbridge is used to hiding, whether it’s concealing his struggles with reading or his forbidden desire for men. Under the thumb of his controlling father, the governor of Primrose Isle, he’s sailing to the fledging colony, where he’ll surrender to a respectable marriage for his family’s financial gain. Then pirates strike and he’s kidnapped for ransom by the Sea Hawk, a legendary villain of the New World.

Bitter and jaded, Hawk harbors futile dreams of leaving the sea for a quiet life, but men like him don’t deserve peace. He has a score to settle with Nathaniel’s father—the very man whose treachery forced him into piracy—and he’s sure Nathaniel is just as contemptible.

Yet as days pass in close quarters, Nathaniel’s feisty spirit and alluring innocence beguile and bewitch. Although Hawk knows he must keep his distance, the desire to teach Nathaniel the pleasure men can share grows uncontrollable. It’s not as though Hawk would ever feel anything for him besides lust…

Nathaniel realizes the fearsome Sea Hawk’s reputation is largely invented, and he sees the lonely man beneath the myth, willingly surrendering to his captor body and soul. As a pirate’s prisoner, he is finally free to be his true self. The crew has been promised the ransom Nathaniel will bring, yet as danger mounts and the time nears to give him up, Hawk’s biggest battle could be with his own heart.

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Simply comment on this post, and you’ll be entered to win one electronic ARC (advanced reading copy) of Kidnapped by the Pirate. Giveway closes Friday, October 20 at midnight PST. <3

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  1. The cover is truly amazing *-* Oh how I loved those romance novels covers!! I have some of Johanna Lindsey on paperback and unf. Have you read “Man of my dreams”?

    Anyway, I’d love to win the ARC to read your fantastic book ♡

  2. I would love to read this book. I’ve just bought kick at the darkness and fight the tide. I love your writing.

  3. This combines two of my favourite things, historical fiction and mm romance. Can’t wait to get stuck in and ride the wave of adventure with these two intriguing men.

  4. This sounds great. The only historicals I like are pirate stories although I have only found a few. Thanks for the chance.

  5. AWESOME! I love the cover! I’ve never read an M/M pirate story before but I’ve read a few M/F ones. I would love an ARC.

  6. I Love This trope!!, Before I got into M/M those were what I read and I can’t wait to read one in this genre! Thank You.

  7. Virginia Henley and Johanna Lindsay were my first forays into bodice-rippers, too! Congrats on the upcoming release!

  8. I would love to win an ARC of this! I think I’ve read all of Keira’s books and I’m so in love with every single one.

  9. I’d love to get an ARC, thanks for the opportunity! The book sounds great and the cover hits the vibe you were looking for. I usually don’t like covers of M/M books, but this one I like!

  10. Thank you all so, so much for your enthusiasm! <3

    Okay, counted up the comments and did a random draw, and the winner is... Sara Johnson Godfrey. Sara, I'm emailing you. Thanks again, everyone! The book will be out soon! I'm going to see if Amazon will process it quickly enough for a little pre-order. Crossing fingers. 🙂

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