A Kiss in the Wind [NOOK Book]

Overview


Marisol Castellan is in trouble—again. Against her pirate father's orders, she snuck off their ship to intercept a message meant for a rival captain, one that offers a clue to the whereabouts of her estranged brother Monte.

Pirate captain Blade Tyburn is not pleased to find the letter he's been waiting for is missing. He's even less pleased when he discovers the thief is a raven-haired beauty who bewitches his senses and muddles his thinking. The note gives the location of a ...

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Overview


Marisol Castellan is in trouble—again. Against her pirate father's orders, she snuck off their ship to intercept a message meant for a rival captain, one that offers a clue to the whereabouts of her estranged brother Monte.

Pirate captain Blade Tyburn is not pleased to find the letter he's been waiting for is missing. He's even less pleased when he discovers the thief is a raven-haired beauty who bewitches his senses and muddles his thinking. The note gives the location of a silver-laden ship that'll make his fortune; Blade must find it, and if that means bringing Marisol along on the voyage, so be it.

Marisol believes Monte sails on the very ship Blade is to meet and strikes a deal with the handsome rogue. If he will give her passage to her brother, she will give him the exact location he needs. And both will get more than they expected...

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A rollicking pirates-of-the-Caribbean romance is fatally marred by sheer implausibility and torturous turns of phrase (“The menacing malignity hung heavy in the air surrounding him”; “Those green eyes cauterized her composure”). The stereotypically feisty pirate’s daughter, Marisol Castellan, seeking information regarding the fate of her missing brother, steals a treasured possession from the handsome, angst-filled pirate captain Blade Tyburn and offers to return it if he’ll allow her aboard his vessel in pursuit of a silver-laden treasure ship, the Gloria. She is prepared for neither the mystery that surrounds the Gloria’s fate nor the mutual passion she finds with Blade. With an improbable family of feuding pirates at the center of an equally unlikely seaborne soap opera, even a bloody series of made-for-film action scenes cannot disguise the predictable plot twists or overcome the gruesomely awkward prose. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Maria Hunt is a British nurse in German-occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I, caring for all of the injured, including British soldiers, and helping those who can to escape. When Lt. John Bennet arrives with a serious leg injury, he rescues Maria from an overly affectionate German soldier. Then, together, they must flee. VERDICT The rarity of the 1914 time frame makes this romance novel stand out. A well-written, sweet, though predictable story, it is impressive in its historical detail. [Xpress Reviews, 12/14/12.]—Susan Hayes, Chattahoochee Valley Libs., Columbus, GA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426893490
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 3/26/2012
  • Series: Romancing the Pirate
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 343,545
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Jennifer Bray-Weber has always wished for real life to mimic adventuresome tales, especially those of the high seas. Holding degrees in Music and Video Business and Liberal Arts, she continued her higher education, until a professor challenged her to write a novel. Never one to back down from a dare, her passion led to award-winning pirate romances. Though she hopes to one day live as a Caribbean island goddess, she currently lives in Texas.

Visit Jennifer at jbrayweber.com.

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Puerto Plata, Hispaniola, 1726

"Crazy wench. Let go!"

Marisol tightened her grip on the coarse barrel of the pistol poised a mere inch from her face. Death's diseased aroma wafted over her with the depraved wretch's breath. A frenzy of alarm pumped through her veins, fueling new untapped strength. "Bloody hell, I will!"

She struggled with him, unwilling to release his gun and reach for her own weapon. She pushed and pulled with the ruffian in a gruesome dance of sorts, a ballet amid the squalid dregs and wet filth of the dark alley. Their curses and grunts chased the shrouded silence back up the stone walls. No passerby would take notice, no more than they would a cheap strumpet and her jack.

Marisol slipped on the slick cobblestones and, losing her balance, brought the vile man down with her.

The pistol went off. An unforgiving percussion echoed down the alley.

He landed on top of her, knocking the wind from her lungs. Sharp pain sliced through her back with the force of the fall. A moment passed, then another.

The man's weight crushed against her. She gulped shallow, tainted breaths in the pocket of air between his shirt collar and sweaty neck. I must get free. Marisol thrashed beneath the cur. Fear urging her on, she pressed against his chest and shoved him off, rolling him to his back. She scuttled to her knees. But he didn't move, didn't get up to finish her off.

What have I done?

Marisol dropped the gun. Blood on her hands trickled down between shaky fingers. She stared at them, turning her hands over to see the crooked red pathways on her skin. Even in the shadows, the deep color glistened. Slowly, she curled her fingers into fists, resting them on her knees, and looked down at the dead man before her. The blood from his chest wound filtered through his tunic, spreading down his side. Spent gunpowder still singed her nose.

Numb emotions lingered beneath her breastbone. She willed herself not to think of him as a man who might be mourned by someone who loved him, a mother, or a wife with children. Would they be waiting for him? Wondering when he would return home?

No. No pity would be spared for the likes of him, a paltry criminal. Had Alain taught her nothing about survival? Warm your rum with the blood of another, for if the bastard gets the chance, your course will be run and the devil will have you.

She would not let the compassion seize her heart. Leave that for the weak-minded.

Marisol took one quick glance around the darkened back street. She wiped the blood against her lap then reached into the dead man's coat, searching his pockets. She pulled out a pouch containing silver coins, three of them. Marisol forced a smile. How fortunate. Something for her troubles. She stuffed the pouch into the folds of her dress.

Continuing her search, her hand grazed across paper in another pocket. She smiled again as she picked up and read the letter for which she'd been searching. The missive was cryptic but given more time she would be able to decipher it. With any luck, it would reveal the information she so desperately sought, information that could lead her to her missing brother. She would do anything to find Monte. Marisol glanced down at the corpse. Perhaps she had become too desperate. Foolish man. You really should've been more careful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2012

    A Kiss in the Wind by Jennifer Bray-Weber 4 STARS It was a diff

    A Kiss in the Wind by Jennifer Bray-Weber
    4 STARS
    It was a different take on pirates story. I stayed up till I had finshed it.
    Thier are some love scenes, violence in the content. The story had some twists I did not expect.
    Marisol Castellan snuck off the pirate ship to intercept a message that might lead to her missing brother. While she was picking the message their was a fight and gone went off killing the owner. Escaping from soldiers she snuck in tavern back room and exchanged her dress. Trying to go out the front she gets into more trouble Captain Blade Tyburn rescues her and escort her out safely. Marisol before she leaves Blade alone steals his cameo.
    Blade is a pirate captain the one thing he keeps and fight for his the cameo he has carried that for years. He sends two of his men to find her. Why he is searching for the cameo he realizes she stole the note from him.
    Marisol ends on the ship held till he gets his cameo back. Blade is going where she wants to go, to search for her brother Monte.
    Marisol is a very determine, strong women. She has fought as a pirate, but she doesn't want to kill. She trained hard to learn to use knife,sword. She does not follow her captains orders to well. Loves her family very much and they also protect her.
    I look forward to reading her next book. I got lost in this story and wanted the best for Marisol would love to see her back in another story.
    03/26/2012 PUB. Carina Press

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    This was my first ever historical romance with pirates as charac

    This was my first ever historical romance with pirates as characters and ships as the setting. I absolutely loved it. Very enjoyable read.

    Marisol is an amazing woman who has learned to live the “pirate” way which is a man’s way.

    “If she were to stay, if she truly wanted the seaman’s life, she had to toughen up. It was their reality.” (Kindle Loc 1771)

    Marisol was tough. She was able to manipulate the men to get what she needed. She was able to blend in and do work, but also able to portray what she thought was going to happen during/on the voyages.

    Blade Tyburn was a pirate captain. Marisol having been on other voyages with other captains knew they were tough on their shipmates. However, I think Blade was able to convince her otherwise.

    The plot was fun, adventurous and educating. I learned a lot about sea life and ships, without it being too much of a lesson or boring with detail. The plot also had its twists and turns. Many times I was amazed at what had happened and kept me hopping to the very end.

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