Volume 5 of 6 begins as La Lune’s crew is incarcerated in Port Royal, strumpet Violante Hayze narrowly escapes the gallows and bribes are made. The refugees at Strangewayes’s plantation, including Atia Crisp and Capitaine la Roche, make the arduous trek through the Blue Mountains. Atia’s reunion with her family is joyous, yet short lived as an old enemy tracks her down.
Ye All Are Warned – be gone if you abhor sex, foul language, crude humor, and beaky parrots.
1689 Port Royal, Jamaica. Atia Crisp and her sister Livia are shipwrecked and sold into slavery. They are separated and Atia is used as a pawn in a deadly card game at the Swiftsure Tavern until she is liberated by sugar merchant Capitaine la Roche. They take refuge at Cherry Red's Boutique (brothel) and meet up with allies including the medication loving Dr. Strangewayes.
Capitaine la Roche (also known as the pirate, Gator Gar), has a past stained with blood and grief. La Roche works with a network of friends and allies including local strumpet, Cherry Banks, Theodore Binge the card shark and the kindly, Dr. Strangewayes. Soon after Atia and la Roche are ushered away to safety after a mysterious outbreak of scarlet fever wreaks havoc on the city.
Within the luxuriant tropical confines of Dr. Strangewayes's plantation at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, bonds of friendship are formed and the fierce love between Atia and Capitaine la Roche becomes absolute.
However, nowhere is safe as spies seek out both Atia and la Roche for the bounties on their heads.
Neither of them can escape the shadows of their former lives. Their journey leads them to an inevitable conflict that threatens their world, but inches them closer towards freedom.
About the Author
MJL Evans is an Indie Author/Publisher and co-author of the 6-part series, No Quarter: Dominium. Future endeavours include co-authoring the books No Quarter: WENCH and No Quarter: The Dirge. She also hopes to have her books translated in various languages including French. MJL Evans is also a writer of romance and relationship articles featured in publications like Monday Magazine in November 2004 and again in February 2006, she writes fiction, historical fiction, erotica and humour. Published in the November 2014 issue of Flash Fiction Magazine, Red Dragon is vibrant piece of micro-fiction that delves into Victoria BC in the 1860s, when it was the opium capital of the New World. A native of Victoria, British Columbia, MJL Evans studied English at Victoria School of Writing and Camosun College. Not only is she passionate about her written expression, she is enthusiastic about her visual art masterpieces she has created over the past 20 years and has over 60 paintings to her credit. MJL Evans is also a lover of film, independent, foreign, and cult. Her favorites include: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Nymphomaniac, Secret Window, The Brood, Le Pacte des loups, Mesrine: L'Instinct De Mort and many others.
I’ve wanted to make movies since I saw King Kong in 1976. Then in 1979 a fictitious present giver left a small book in my stocking: The Star Trek the Motion Picture Photostory by Pocket Books (which I still have). A frame by frame graphic novel of the movie which started me writing and sketching my own ideas. Then when I was a teenager, I started working on a historical fiction story taking place in Port Royal, Jamaica in the 1600s, a time period and a climate I was much more comfortable in. I had compiled at least 6 series starting with the English conquest of Jamaica in 1655, all the way through and well into the 1700s, with the ambitious intention of bringing it to film and graphic novel – which it didn’t. Decades later, a friend suggested I turn the old story into a graphic novel series – so I dusted cobwebs off the stack of pages and had another look. I really wished I’d numbered them. It was then, my friend MJL Evans mauled over the endless miles of scribbles and fell in love with the story and characters. Well, once I let her out of the trunk. MJ thought it deserved another go and felt that a series of eBooks may be the way to start. From my original (chaotic) scripts, she started writing what is now “The Pikeys,” though it takes place later in the series, it was a simpler place to start and features some of the characters she had invented. So, with some of my original characters, fictional and non-fictional, and new ones of hers and mine, we started “No Quarter.” The plan, we’d start with eBook novellas, hopefully graduating to a series of graphic novels, and even film or TV. Because ya never know, anything’s possible on this nut-farm planet.