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A Tuesday Book Talk Special

Arrgh…Tank and Iko made me do it!

But seriously, with faces like that, how could I refuse?

As I mentioned during the last Tuesday Book Talk, I’ve been looking forward to Maria’s latest book. Just released last Tuesday, August 28th, this baby is burning a hole in my eReader 😀

It’s with great pleasure I’m able to help Maria spread the word.

Mistress of the Stone


A young woman at the helm of a pirate ship braves ghouls, ghosts and werewolves to find her father–or avenge his death.

Luísa Tavares has a list of sins the length of the Antilles, but there’s no time to repent for them now. When a pockmarked Frenchman hands her Papa’s ring—still attached to his severed finger—she orders the Coral back to the Caribbean, despite her father’s earlier warning never to return.

It’s Luísa’s luckless fate that the only man who can help her is a blasted Inglés pirate hunter who’s more dead than alive and locked in a curse he doesn’t want lifted. Worse, his feral sensuality sparks a hunger she can’t ignore.

Xander Daltry hadn’t planned on kidnapping this wild woman—or succumbing to his uncontrollable desire for her. But he needs Luísa and the moonstone she wears around her neck to rescind a witch’s spell. His sister, long dead, and others like her have been cursed to remain in the mortal plane for eternity. Only the stone can set them free.

The only way to convince the reluctant pirate queen to help him is to withhold one small bit of the truth. For if she learns who really betrayed her father, the longing in her fiery eyes could easily turn to murderous wrath…

Buy it at Samhain, Amazon, or B&N
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