Evangeline Avenes is beautiful beyond compare, but it is whispered she suffers from madness. Surviving a pirate attack as a girl, she is haunted by the image of a dead woman. Alessio Draven, another child passenger aboard the doomed ship, is forever connected to Evangeline through the tragedy.
Evangeline and Alessio grow-up in the tropical seclusion of Leighton Hall in Jamaica where Alessio’s aunt runs a school for illegitimate daughters of royalty. When they declare their love for each other, Alessio is promptly sent away on a ship heading to the Orient and Evangeline forced into an arranged marriage to a wealthy land owner in the Carolinas.
Determined to see the pirate who attacked their ship hung, Alessio hunts the blood-thirsty, but elusive Captain Pyke. When word reaches him Evangeline is about to wed, he returns from the sea to stop the wedding.
After a massive earthquake swallows Port Royal, the natural disaster makes prisoners of the guests attending a ball in honor of Evangeline’s nuptials. Masks fall away to reveal Captain Pyke and his pirates. The past and present collide as death, destruction and deception reign. Can Alessio and Evangeline put an end to the wicked pirates and escape the island?
About the Author: Camille Boucheron
Camille Boucheron currently resides in her childhood home of Gulfport, Mississippi with her husband, Shawn, their three children and Camille’s neurotic cat. Writing is Camille’s great and true passion in life. Believing it is never too late to embrace and become who you were meant to be, Camille began writing at a young age, continuing on through adulthood.
When she is not writing romance novels, she is privileged to be working with children with severe special needs. Camille is also an accomplished chef, using the beauty of food to celebrate life.