Just thought I’d share a peek at coming attractions. Here’s the cover for my next Rock*It Read! How to Please a Pirate will be out in May.
It’s the story of a prodigal pirate who comes home to Cornwall only to discover that the father with whom he hoped to reconcile has died, along with his older brother. Gabriel Drake suddenly finds himself elevated to lord of the manor with the added complication of being responsible for his 5 orphaned nieces. I like to think of this story as “Pirates of the Caribbean meets Father Goose!”
He’s also obliged to wed, bed and breed an heir on a well-born lady as soon as possible to secure the barony or it will devolved to the Crown. Since Gabriel’s pardon for piracy is predicated on him not entering the city of London, he can’t pursue a bride in typical marriage mart fashion. And the fact that he only wants Jacquelyn Wren, the bastard daughter of a courtesan who couldn’t possibly satisfy the King’s requirements to become his baroness, only complicates matters. Toss in the search for a dragon’s hoard of gold hidden somewhere in his castle and his 5 mischievous nieces and Gabriel’s hands are full.
Here’s my question for you today. I know lots of people loved Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. Frankly, his nancing about danced on my last nerve. I’m more a William Turner fan. How about you? Are you Team Jack or Team William?