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A Pirate Seeking Answers More Valuable Than Gold

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The Isle of Gold (Black Spot Books) is Seven Jane’s debut novel, but you would assume she was a practiced author with the intricate tale she spins. In 1716, the Golden Age of the Pirates, she takes readers on a fantastical voyage following Merrin Smith, who manages to smuggle herself onto a pirate ship bound for gold and adventure. While most of the Riptide crew is hunting fortune, Merrin seeks something far more valuable for herself, answers to her mysterious past. As an orphan who knows nothing about how she arrived to Isla Perla, Merrin wants to leave behind the familiarity of the land and risk safety for the ultimate understanding of her origin and her true identity. Disguised as a…

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Book Excerpt! TS Rhodes’ ‘Pirates of the Golden Age’

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For a sneak peek of TS Rhodes‘ Pirates of the Golden Age: Revealing the True History of Pirates And Their World (CreateSpace, 2016), check out the excerpt below! Christopher Columbus discovered the New World for Spain in 1492, and he brought back news that the natives had gold. Only 14 years later, 45 ships had sailed to the Caribbean. By 1550, Spain had colonized lands ten times the size of Spain itself. Many of the expeditions were funded and led by Spanish nobles. Basically, they got permission from the Spanish king to start colonies, then went in with soldiers, horses and guns, and carved out their own small empires. They wanted the gold and silver found in the New World. Hernando…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — special Black Sails edition for Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day, arrrggghhh! So in true BookTrib fashion we must join the parade of buccaneers and peg legs with a bonus edition of “Jonesin’ For a Fix” for you, me buckos, featuring some of my favorite pirates (and non-pirates) in the Starz hit series, Black Sails. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, it follows the feared Captain Flint and his crew as well as some fictionalized pirates from history: Charles Vane (my personal favorite but sometimes a scurvy bilge rat) Jack Rackham, Anne Bonny and Benjamin Homigold. The conclusion of Season One left me wanting more drama, more betrayal and more sea heists. Despite the sometimes graphic and harsh situations depicted, this show…

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Swashbuckling style fit for a Musketeer or pirate

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Between the BBC show The Musketeers and Friday’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, leather and sword fighting seem to be everywhere we look. And that’s a good thing, trust us. Not only are we excited to try out some “matey’s,” and “arrrs,” but we’ve also been inspired by talking with Phoebe De Gaye, costume designer for The Musketeers. So inspired, in fact, that we’re trying our hand at designing a few swashbuckling looks of our own. Inspired by The Musketeers The Musketeers follows four highly trained swordsmen who protect their king, wear lots of leather, and look good doing it. Read our interview with Phoebe De Gaye for more info on what it’s like to design for these iconic characters.…

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