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Blood and Treasure (A Romancing the Pirate Novel)
     

Blood and Treasure (A Romancing the Pirate Novel)

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by Jennifer Bray-Weber
 

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(Award-winning Novel) Although Lianna Whitney was gently bred, she must now empty slop buckets and fight off randy sailors in a seaport tavern to survive. One night, she unexpectedly comes into possession of a golden medallion. But when the man who left it with her is immediately murdered by soldiers of the Royal Navy, she's afraid to admit she has it. Unsure who to

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(Award-winning Novel) Although Lianna Whitney was gently bred, she must now empty slop buckets and fight off randy sailors in a seaport tavern to survive. One night, she unexpectedly comes into possession of a golden medallion. But when the man who left it with her is immediately murdered by soldiers of the Royal Navy, she's afraid to admit she has it. Unsure who to trust, she's caught up in crossfire between navy officers and a pirate captain, who, realizing she possesses the object he's been paid to find, whisks her away to his ship during the fight.

Privateer Captain Zane Fox is not interested in the mystical healing powers the medallion is said to hold, even though the legends claim it can bring a dying man back to life. He only plans to procure the medallion, drop the chit off at the next port where she'll be safe, and collect the money he was promised. However, as they fend off storms at sea and attempt to outrun the Royal Navy, the two are also fighting the attraction they feel for one another. But when they are captured, Zane must choose between recovering the medallion and saving Lianna from the noose. And soon it becomes clear to him that the medallion is not the only treasure worth risking his life for.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012597724
Publisher:
Jennifer Bray-Weber
Publication date:
05/16/2011
Series:
Romancing the Pirate , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
262,474
File size:
770 KB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Bray-Weber has always wished for real life to mimic fantastical tales of adventure, especially those of the high seas. Holding two degrees, one in Music and Video Business, the other in Liberal Arts, she continued her higher education, that is, until a professor challenged her to further express her creative talents and write a novel. Never one to back down from a dare, her passion led to writing stories of pirates, including Blood and Treasure, an award-winning novel.

Though she hopes to one day live out her life as an island goddess somewhere in the Caribbean, Jennifer currently lives in her native state of Texas with her husband and two daughters.

For more information on Jennifer and her upcoming releases, please visit her website at www.jbrayweber.com.

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Blood and Treasure (A Romancing the Pirate Novel) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
John_Graceson More than 1 year ago
Ms Weber effortlessly transports us to another place and time where the world she's created literally materializes around us with visceral exquisiteness. Though it's a historical, the characters, Lianna Whitney and Zane Fox, have that unique contemporary feel any reader will relate to - characters whose lives are flawed, but who possess endearing qualities and strengths that surpass the ordinary. Lianna and Zane both came from troubled pasts. But Lianna, strong and brazen, makes no excuses nor begs understanding. Raised by a single mother who was the humble servant of an elite family, Lianna quickly blossomed into a young woman of privilege, grace, and beauty. But when her home is destroyed and her mother killed, she's forced into a life of harsh servitude where faded dreams give way to a new and dismal promise of hunger, abuse, and lost innocence. Never, she ultimately swears, will she allow that scourge of mankind to ever violate her again - body or soul. Like Lianna, Zane's life was also shaped by a tragic youth. Abducted from his home as a child and sold into slavery aboard a merchant ship, he suffered his own horrors of starvation and brutal beatings. Barely a man, his mind and body had become hardened by fierce battles aboard war ships, the rewards of which reaped solely by those he was forced to serve. Ultimately feared and respected by friend and enemy alike for his fighting prowess, he'd taken by mutiny, his first command of the Caribbean's most formidable warship - the 'Rissa' - unfortunate for its reigning captain to underestimate Zane's peerless artistry with all weapons of war. Both Lianna and Zane's lives were forged from life's cruelties, their hearts fortressed against the vulnerabilities of love and trust. But worlds collide when Lianna is assaulted by a dangerous thief desperate to rid himself of a gold medallion - an ancient artifact believed to have mysterious healing powers. When the thief is murdered by Commodore Bennington - a man neither loyal to country nor King - she discovers she is next on his list of treacherous thieves to be mercilessly hung for no apparent crime. But she never imagined her twist of fate when rescued by a pirate whose chiseled features and predatory blue eyes left her seared right through to her core. Immobilized by Zane's deep voice with its rich timbre, Lianna fears she's discovered the only man who might breach her fortressed soul. And while the extent of Zane's interest is the king's ransom the medallion might bring, he never anticipated the woman he'd taken prisoner for her own protection, might, in turn, imprison his heart. When both discover passion in the midst of treachery, deadly sea battles, and a desperate race across the Caribbean that culminates in the climatic sacrifice of one life for another, the reader is left wondering - Was it the mystical healing power of an ancient artifact, or the miracle of love that leaves one wishing the story might continue on forever? BLOOD AND TREASURE is a wonderfully crafted work. Powerful love scenes, vibrant prose, and the pleasurable company of characters, superbly sketched, make this novel a worthy five-star read. Author Jennifer Bray-Weber leaves you with the emotional sense that you've experienced rather than read a story. A true joy to discover a new writer whose gift of storytelling offers the reader a most pleasurable escape. ~John Graceson
BJTodd More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much! Extremely exciting. There was so much going on at the same time and no loose ends! Can’t wait to read more of Jennifer's books. “I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Never dragged on kept you reading , well written, can't wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading..I give it more like a 3.5..but it is a good read...i didn't really care for the ending or the epilogue ...!!
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Tess95 More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from the first page. This action-filled pirate romance was face-paced, which was a good thing since I couldn't put the book down. Both Lianna and Zane quickly worked their way into my heart and I absolutely loved the intricacies of the story--I love romance characters with dark pasts who find the light in each other! I can't wait for the next installment from Ms. Bray-weber!
grazella More than 1 year ago
Zane and Lianna are perfect in this exciting tale of pirates and damsels. Jennifer draws us into an exciting adventure that keeps the reader riveted to the very end.