Saturday, March 28, 2015

Manuela Cardiga - Guilty Pleasures and Culinary Treasures: DESIRE'S DETECTIVE CLIMBS THE CHARTS!

Desires Detective by Manuela Cardiga and Desiree Cronson.
In the gloom of the armory the blades flashed like lightning: again and again the Master moved to strike and parry, and found his every move blocked.
The metallic striking and screeching of the blades against each other, the hoarse gasps and sharply indrawn breaths as the two adversaries sparred were the only sounds in the huge empty space.
Astounded, Noelle, watched as a swordsman in a mesh-metal face-guard fought D’Artagnan; the great D’Artagnan III to a standstill. With a laugh and a lunge, the mysterious man struck the Master’s foil from his hand.
“Darling!” D’Artagnan affected tones belied the steel glint in his eyes and the tell-tale warrior’s spring in his step, “You RUINED my favorite lace cuffs!”
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Monday, July 8, 2013

A Pirate's Wife: A Sea-Adventure Historical Romance Novel

Growing up sheltered, Rosa Lee Almaida lived a carefree life after both she and her mother experienced a horrific ordeal on the seas, and in the middle of Africa, when she was only four years. Meeting her adoptive father was the only joyful and good experience as a result thereof; the man honored by all sailors on land and sea for his bravery and unconditional love. He was her hero, and a model for her future husband-to-be. Now, twenty years later, she is forced to return to the seas that claimed the lives of many, including her birth father.

Abducted from her parents’ castle in Portugal, Rosa Lee became the Falcon’s ransom―a brutal pirate king on the island of Madagascar―in exchange for her younger brother Pedro’s life. It was here she met the Falcon’s son, Roberto de Ville, a man equally fierce, albeit with a hidden agenda. Reliving her past during the voyage, she found herself admiring the pirate for his leadership and skills, but would she be able to look past his exterior to see the man for who he really was?

Through the inscriptions her parents left in their diaries, she made a choice to save her life. But in an unexpected turn of events, she had to trust him unconditionally, believing that her life would be spared when she gave herself over to the love and intimacy for the man she craved.

Taking Rosa Lee from Portugal, Roberto takes her to the Falcon on the Isle of St. Mary. From stories recounted by her brother, he came to one conclusion; she would be his. Throughout their time together, he came to admire Rosa Lee for her bravery during a daring escape, which reinforced his belief that she was the woman he’d waited for all his life. Roberto was more than willing to set his life as a pirate aside, but first a plan had to be set in motion―one that would change his live forever. However, he could trust only one man, Pierre, his second in command, to assist him in seeing his plan to the end.

Ultimately, the end result shocked Rosa Lee, and an important lesson was learned: Never judge a book by its cover.

Author’s note: A Pirate’s Wife contains love scenes and foul language, due to its portrayal of both real events and people. Parental guidance of 16 is advised. 

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Step back in time for pirates and passion September 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a great read! This story begins in the 1600's and spans a twenty year period. The main characters "chronicle" their hardships aboard a sailing vessel, and the devastation they suffered after a storm claimed the ship. Rosa-Lee, and her parents are well-rounded and believable, as is the mysterious Roberto. Rosa-Lee finds herself in the middle of an elaborate scheme that she doesn't fully understand, and the romance that unfolds takes her by surprise.
I noticed a few small grammar issues, but it doesn't take away from the fact that this is a great story. Anyone who enjoys historical romance will love this. I highly recommend this book, for ages 17 and up (erotic content).

A.D. Spencer, Author of Enlightened

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised September 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was pleasantly surprised when I read this book. Lynelle asked me to read it and review it. It had a lot of action and was well written. It was also a very fast read. Rosa Lee was a very strong character, and when she meets Roberto she doesn't know really what to think of him. But in the end she finds out that you really can't judge a book by it's cover. I suggest you read this, you'll like it.

 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a fantastic read November 13, 2012
By Johnny
Format:Kindle Edition
The one quality all readers want form a writer is clean crisp writing, which is what is delivered in this story that unfolds seamlessly in this pirate drama that constantly begs you to look ahead, but glues you to each page. This is a highly recommended book that is a real sleeper. A definite buy.

5.0 out of 5 stars life aboard a shipDecember 24, 2012
This review is from: A Pirate's Wife (Kindle Edition)
Clark has done a wonderful job in her descriptions of life aboard a ship, dealing with stormy weather and foul sailors - as well as creating a sumptuous young love story between two people with very different backgrounds. The ending to the story is exactly what the reader wants to see happen, but Clark does an excellent job keeping the reader in concern and anticipation.