A Kiss in the Wind

A Kiss in the Wind

by Jennifer Bray-Weber


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All she wanted was passage on a ship...
MARISOL CASTELLAN is desperate to find her younger brother. Now after months of searching, she's closer than ever. But stealing the information necessary to locate her brother makes a dangerous enemy from the one man she needs as an ally, Captain Tyburn. However, she has something the handsome rogue wants, and she'll do whatever it takes to reunite her family. Even if that means sailing with a notorious and ruthless libertine pirate.

All he wanted was the lost silver....
BLADE TYBURN has too much invested to allow the load of silver to be stolen. Time, yes. Riches, of course. But most importantly, his legendary reputation. Though he has good reason to suspect Marisol's brother is the thief, the last thing he wants is a cunning woman aboard his ship, especially one he can't trust -especially one who tempts him beyond reason. But when she makes a bold offer, he accepts, determined not to let her lush beauty make him lose sight of his treasure.

All they needed was trust...
When Marisol disappears, Blade is forced to choose. Does he trust his heart or does he chance being separated from Marisol forever?

Is love the greatest treasure of all?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514307113
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/21/2015
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author Jennifer Bray-Weber is a proud native Texan. She is a married domestic goddess/beach bum with two beautiful daughters. Holding two degrees, one is Music and Video Business, the other in Liberal Arts, she has been able to express her creative thinking through countless questionable, often hilarious, life experiences.

Her interests include writing, reading, traveling (what she likes to call "research"), horseback riding, scrapbooking, shopping, relaxing at the beach, and dares.

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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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A Kiss in the Wind 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
mdohno More than 1 year ago
Loved this one! Exciting storyline! I don’t usually read pirate books or historical romances, but this one hooked me from the first page and I couldn’t put it down. Fell in love with the characters all the way down to the funny little pirate hand named Henry with his love of rum and bows in his beard. Great descriptions and action scenes. Blade Tyburn will forever have a special place in my heart. Looking forward to reading more by this author!
DaleneH More than 1 year ago
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.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
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
Lavinient on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Marisol is on a mission to find her brother. She has spent many years sailing with her two brothers on their father's pirate ship. Her brother, Monte, was abandoned by their father when they were caught in a tough spot. Marisol now believes Monte to be on the ship Gloria. At the beginning of this book Marisol is able to intercept a message being delivered to pirate captain Blade Tyburn. That message has information on where the ship Gloria will be. Tyburn has been given the job of transferring silver on the Gloria to another captain. Marisol and Tyburn meet for the first time when Marisol is fleeing from stealing the message. They literally bump into each other in a tavern. Marisol flirts her way out and in the process pick pocketing another item very important to Tyburn. Once Tyburn realizes that important item is missing, he knows Marisol is the thief. He tracks her down again, but their reunion is interrupted by a chaotic raid. Tyburn forces Marisol to join him on his ship. From then on their lives are twined together as they face ghost ships, family troubles, and an attraction for each other. The romance between Tyburn and Marisol is pretty rocky. Tyburn gets very annoyed with her almost constantly, but also can't seem to keep his hands off her. Even when he is extremely pissed off with her, he can't stop himself from flirting with her. This back and forth lasts through the whole book, though really Tyburn never seems to stop thinking about having sex with Marisol. Marisol is very determined to find her brother and is actually ruthless in how she does this. A lot of heartache happens to her in this story and by the end I was exhausted for her. I would have liked to see more of how she dealt with all that happens to her at the end. The "villain" of this story was not a huge surprise. We do get some history as to why he had such anger, but I wish we could have gotten some more reasons for the deep hatred he held. It looks like this is the first book of the Romancing the Pirate series, and the next one features a captain we were introduced to in this story. ARC provided through NetGalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are a good series of books to read for the cost. Well written and keeps flowing nicely. I have read 3 so far and all have been as well. Won't be disappionted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story..but the sex is this book was violent and not necessary at all. Could have done with out it. That why I only gave it 3 stars. Come on Jennifer you are a fantistic author and do not need to write books with this kind of sex. Clean up you act....won't be buy of your books anymore nor my friends when I tell about this book. DISSAPOINTED!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago