The Red King

The Red King

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by Rosemary O'Malley
     
 

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"I picked this book up by chance. I have no idea what possessed me to purchase it, but I'm so glad that I did. After reading it, I was astounded. (Ms. O'Malley) took every high seas stereotype and busted it out of the water. This world was carefully crafted, passionate, brutal. Amazing."

Carrie Ann, Smoocher's Voice LGBTQ Book Reviews


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"I picked this book up by chance. I have no idea what possessed me to purchase it, but I'm so glad that I did. After reading it, I was astounded. (Ms. O'Malley) took every high seas stereotype and busted it out of the water. This world was carefully crafted, passionate, brutal. Amazing."

Carrie Ann, Smoocher's Voice LGBTQ Book Reviews


A man abused and discarded is left to rebuild himself with naught but vengeance in his heart. A youth cruelly torn from all he knew and loved is cast adrift with no hope for the future. What will happen when Fate thrusts them together?

He is known as Ruaidhri and his extraordinary strengths and stamina are said to be born of the Devil. His ferocity is matched solely by his ruthlessness. For seven years, he has sailed his ship the Taibhse with one goal in mind: to avenge the years of torment he suffered at the hands of a depraved Danish lord. He has one final plan to succeed, but he searches yet for the implement.

His family destroyed by violence and his body enslaved to a brutal master, Andrew’s future promises only misery. He is saved from this desolate fate by a pirate captain with fiery hair and an ultimatum; help him achieve his revenge and go free, or be sent to a horrific, painful death. As Andrew struggles with the choice of slave or assassin, he finds that all is not as it seems aboard the corsair’s ship.

Pain is tempered by pleasure and loss consumed by love in the flames stoked by

…The Red King.

Warning: this is an erotic m/m romance intended for mature audiences. It contains explicit sexual situations, frank language, dubious consent, torture, and non-graphic descriptions of abuse of a minor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014894432
Publisher:
Rosemary O'Malley
Publication date:
08/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Rosemary O’Malley resides bodily in north Florida with her husband, two children, and four cats. Her genealogy includes Irish Anglican priests, Muscogee-Creek women, Welsh traders, and authentic Florida Crackers. She was reared on Kathleen Woodiwiss and Fern Michaels novels, Errol Flynn and Douglas Fairbanks movies, frequent trips to Walt Disney World and long car rides all over the United States and Canada. Those long car rides, paired with romance novels, adventure films, and Disney fantasy may have had something to do with her becoming a writer.
Currently, she is enjoying the works of Rachel Haimowitz and Cat Grant, Kirby Crow, Carole Cummings, and Jill Knowles. She is revisiting the romance and adventure of her childhood favorites, as well, with The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, Captain Blood, and The Scarlet Pimpernel in the mix.

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The Red King 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i did not enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. One of the best I've read
StephanieAbbott More than 1 year ago
I. Love. This. Book! The Red King is a m/m love story set on the high seas. In the 1600s, Rory, also called Ruaidhri (the Red King), escapes from sexual bondage and slavery to create a new life as pirate and captain of the Taibhse ("Ghost"). Although now feared and respected, Rory shuns love, obsessed with taking revenge on the man, Maarten Jan de Wortt, who nearly destroyed him. When Rory's crew captures Andrew, a beautiful young man raised by cloistered holy men, Rory sees Andrew only as a potential weapon in his all-consuming quest for vengeance. But Andrew, although brought up to lead a simple life now lost to him, is no simpleton. What begins as mutual lust and self-interest slowly turns into something deeper, forcing Rory to decide which is more important: his long-awaited vengeance, or Andrew? What else can I say? This book satisfied me on every level. It's well-written, packed with accurate historical details and features a great supporting cast, not to mention a villain so evil, I wanted to kill him, bury him, dig him up and kill him again. But most of all, The Red King delivers two wonderful heroes: Rory, indomitable on the outside but broken on the inside, and Andrew, untutored in the ways of the world, yet emotionally fearless. Together they make an unforgettable couple. The Red King is filled with adventure, humor, angst, sex and most of all, romance. If you adore m/m romance as much as I do, give this book a try.