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Fury van der Rhys is the daughter of Sirena, the beautiful Sea Siren, who rode the high seas as commander of a frigate, plundering the ships of the Dutch East India Company. Brandishing her mother's sword, Fury sets sail for the coast of Africa to challenge Amalie, the gorgeous black-hearted pretender to her mother's legacy, and to fight for the tall, dark-eyed Spaniard ...
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Overview

"This bestselling author is as polished as they come."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Fury van der Rhys is the daughter of Sirena, the beautiful Sea Siren, who rode the high seas as commander of a frigate, plundering the ships of the Dutch East India Company. Brandishing her mother's sword, Fury sets sail for the coast of Africa to challenge Amalie, the gorgeous black-hearted pretender to her mother's legacy, and to fight for the tall, dark-eyed Spaniard they both love and have sworn to have....
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this inane historical romance, Furana van der Rhys, daughter of the beautiful, infamous--and now retired--pirate called the Sea Siren, plans for a quiet life: she's going to become a nun. But when Luis Domingo appears at her parents' home in Spain and catches Fury's eye, she begins to realize her vocation will deny her the sensuality she had till then resisted. Nevertheless, Fury sails for Java with her hawks Gaspar and Pilar (who, among other feats, take over the wheel of the ship during a maelstrom), only to discover that her entry to the convent there has been delayed by an outbreak of fever. Luis also sails into Java, determined to track down the Siren who ruined his father years ago; his own ship too has just been plundered by a woman claiming to be the Siren. Fury, realizing that this new Siren is a fake who is besmirching the reputation of her mother (who was a nice sort of pirate, really), dons her mother's old costume and takes to the high seas to stop the impostor and, of course, explore the truth of the Siren's identity with the handsome Luis. Michaels wrote the Texas Rich trilogy. (June)
Library Journal
Michaels here offers a historical romance set on the high seas. The plot follows beautiful she-pirate Fury van der Rhys as she plunders booty and evades the clutches of a handsome Spanish captain who has vowed to bring her to justice. Her heart may be all that he can capture, however. Characteristic of the genre, this first hardcover of the 1991 original will be popular among Michaels fans. Severn House books can be ordered at a discount at 800-830-3044.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345341235
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/26/2005
  • Series: Captives Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 214,026
  • Product dimensions: 4.16 (w) x 6.85 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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 August 11, 2014

    Simply Breathtaking!!!!!

    I read each one of the Captive series! Each one leading to the next Whirlwind Beautiful adventure of the next! I was so enveloped in the lives of these people whom I fell in love with, I couldn stop reading! As I finished I jumped to the next one without so much as a breath!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Brad

    I'm very descriptive. So, here we go. You are an ignorant, perverted, disgusting, lonely person who has probably never actually had sex and wants to feel more mature. Well, in reality... You posted on Warriors books, which tends to attract mainly 6 - 11 year-olds. What do you think it will bring you? Not love. Not happiness. Not health. Not friends. Not affection. How desperate are you for any kind of attention that you will stoop this low? You are basically an unpaid prostitute, which is a slut. I'm sure your parents will be very happy to hear that. I'm an experienced hacker. If you post another post, I can trace the signal back to find where you live and who you basically are. Then, it's easy to your phone number online and call up your parents. In conclusion, please get mental help or shut the f*** up and get off rp. Thanks! Toodle-too.* spits in your face and leaves.

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    Posted April 20, 2014

    Green eyes

    Everyone here (minus Denver) is awesome. :'D so happy I'm gonna cry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Stormagettin

    Repeadetly stabbs her with a knife. Fu. Ck yoy se. X lovers.

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    Posted April 20, 2014

    To below

    Thats how i feel too about this inapropriate site but less violence.

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    Posted April 20, 2014

    Oh

    Denver's a girl? Nvm..bye.

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    Posted April 20, 2014

    Denver

    XDDDDYou're very funny, Brad. :3

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