Captive Passions [NOOK Book]

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International bestselling author Fern Michaels fashions a sparkling romance about a beautiful young woman on a quest for vengeance, and the forbidden desire she finds in the arms of a dangerous enemy…

Boldly commanding a sleek Spanish ship, Sirena Córdez possesses a headstrong and impatient demeanor that inspires both shock and respect from her male crew. But when a band of marauders attacks the vessel, killing her beloved sister, Sirena vows to destroy the man she believes is ...

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Overview

International bestselling author Fern Michaels fashions a sparkling romance about a beautiful young woman on a quest for vengeance, and the forbidden desire she finds in the arms of a dangerous enemy…

Boldly commanding a sleek Spanish ship, Sirena Córdez possesses a headstrong and impatient demeanor that inspires both shock and respect from her male crew. But when a band of marauders attacks the vessel, killing her beloved sister, Sirena vows to destroy the man she believes is responsible for the assault. Ruthless and impossibly handsome, Regan van der Rhys will stop at nothing to ensure his company’s success in the Spice Islands. Blaming Regan for her family’s tragedy, Sirena poses as his demure bride and plots revenge. Yet he stirs her blood as no man has before. Desperate to expose his treachery, the lady captain lures her husband on a fateful journey at sea, where each will fall under an enticing spell of burning passion as the truth is uncovered…

Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Novels

“Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender.” —Booklist on Return to Sender

“A big, rich book in every way….I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one.” —Patricia Matthews on Texas Rich

150,000 Words

Sirena Cordez is on her way to Java with her betrothed sister when their ship is attacked and her sister raped and killed by pirates. To exact revenge, Sirena takes to the high seas as the pirate Sea Siren--but is she strong enough to resist the passion of the most powerful man in Java? Original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601830777
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/6/2014
  • Series: Captive , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 49,594
  • File size: 1,018 KB

Meet the Author

Fern Michaels
Fern Michaels
With over than sixty million copies of her books sold around the world, New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels pens romance after epic romance, each filled with all the drama and heartbreak her loyal fans can handle.

Biography

Born Mary Ruth Kuczkir in Hastings, Pennsylvania, Fern Michaels was married and the mother of five before she embarked on her long, successful writing career – a career that began with something midway between a challenge and a command. When her youngest child went off to kindergarten, Michaels's husband imperiously ordered her (in just so many words) to get off her ass and get a job. Long years in the domestic trenches had left her short on marketable skills, so she decided trade off her lifelong love of reading and write a book. Just like that. The domineering, unsupportive husband is history. And Michaels has gone on to pen bestselling romance after bestselling romance. Just like that..

With typical modesty, Michaels does not claim to be a great writer; however, she admits proudly to being a born storyteller. Her bulging bookshelf proves she is all over the map, producing with equal facility hot historicals, lighthearted contemporary capers, adrenaline-laced thrillers, and heartwarming tales of family and friendship. She is especially adept at writing stories about women who prevail in hard times – a reflection, perhaps, of her own struggles in her marriage and early career.

Raised to believe that the fortunate in life have an obligation to give back, Michaels devotes a lot of time to philanthropic concerns. She has established a foundation that grants four-year scholarships to needy students and has set up pre-schools and daycare centers for single mothers. She is also an avid animal lover and has been known to own as many as five dogs at a time.

In 1993, Michaels picked up stakes and moved from her home in New Jersey to a 300-year-old plantation house in Charleston, South Carolina. She and the dogs share the house amicably with a friendly ghost whom Fern has dubbed Mary Margaret. In addition to stopping clocks and moving pillows from room to room, Mary Margaret has been known to occasionally leave flowers on Michaels's nightstand!

Good To Know

Michaels confesses in our interview: "I'm a junk food junkie and a chocoholic. My desk drawers have more junk food in them than paper and pens. I chomp and chew all day long. At night I get up and eat Marshmallow Fluff right out of the jar. In between eating, I write."

Her first "sort of, kind of job" was in market research. Michaels recounts the gig's low-point in our interview: "I had a partner and we were testing a new pressurized drain cleaner. All you had to do was put this can in the drain, squeeze and supposedly the drain would open right up. It did, all right.

"The whole wall collapsed, and stuff that was in there for a hundred years flew everywhere. The lady didn't tell us the drain backed up to her kitchen drain and disposal. The company didn't care that we smelled like a sewer or that our clothes were ruined. The lady got a new bathroom, and we both got fired."

Michaels reveals some of her sources of inspiration: "Inspiration comes from everywhere. The title for Finders Keepers came from a cartoon with two chipmunks that my grandson was watching. I had a title but no story. I finally came up with one to fit that wonderful title.

"Names for characters sometime come from television. I had a character named Metaxis which is odd to begin with. There is a news anchor on T.V. who has that same last name. Sometimes it will just be a word someone says in passing, something I read or saw. There's no rhyme or reason to it. It's almost like, okay, I need something here, stay alert and it will happen."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Kuczkir
    2. Hometown:
      Summerville, South Carolina
    1. Education:
      High School

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Regan was utterly disgusting.

    Completely off balanced! Regan was utterly disgusting! However, Sirena was glorious! She deserved a far better counterpart. She deserved someone honorable and genuine.

    Storyline was so jam pacted--bordered on the ridiculous, in fact. Had truly hoped the author killed off Regan altogether and brought in a real hero for our fabulous Sirena. Instead, the author had Regan won her heart and forgiveness effortlessly. And he was also inebriated with brandy at the time. Eye-rolling incredible!

    Wishful epilogue: Regan drowned quickly. Sirena was crowned the new governor. Caleb and Mikel grown to become great men.

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

    The best book I have ever read. I still remember it as if it were yesterday when I last read it. I wish I could find the rest of the series!

    I first read this book when it first came out in the 1980s on loan from my grandmother. She owned the entire Captive series. Unfortunately, I cannot remember all of the title names, so can't research and find the other two books in the series. I think they were Captive Embraces and the other name completely slips my mind. But I remember the plots as if they were read only yesteray. I read all three books at least 5 times. I never tire of the story. I could never get grandma to part with them. Someday, I hope to find them all again so they can grace my library any time I feel like an excellent read. I recommend these books to everyone!

    I just remember staying up all night and not being able to put the book down, nonstop action from front cover all the way through to the last page. A must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2004

    My favorit book of all time!

    I first read this book when I was just out of high school. It had just came out. I didn't put it down and stayed up all night reading. I have owned 3 copies of this book and have read it so many times. I had two that were missing the front cover, so until I bought the 3 rd one I had know idea what the cover looked like. I noticed it has changed since I bought mine. I happen to have lost some boxes when moving and have come to find a new copy. This book had not one boring minute. It is non-stop action from the minute you pick it up. I fell in love with the characters. This book is a must read for anyone that loves romance. Kim H.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2002

    Exellent Book

    One of the greatest books I have ever read! I can't wait to read more of Fern Michaels' books!

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