KarenJean Noack Spins Intricate Tale of Creole Decorum, Pirate Adventures and Irrepressible Romance
In the late 1700s, the golden era of piracy had come and gone, watching its renegade legends become mementos of the past. But piracy was far from extinct. In these chaotic times when the colonies of America were struggling to assert their independence from England, free trading and privateers were becoming accepted professions. Among those few, there were the Brethren, a group of sea men from five of America’s southern states who had banded together as renegade fighters against the English. These men straddled the line between their two chosen worlds: the world of proper decorum on the mainland and the pirate’s world of swashbuckling adventure with prices on their heads.
At the Brethren stronghold in the Caribbean, Cole Lairet (known as the Raven), escapes the high price of his life at sea and runs into his longtime friend and fellow pirate Jock Clavinet, who persuades Raven to attend the Masquerade ball in his hometown of New Orleans.
Meanwhile, a modest, chestnut-haired young woman, Monique, is also preparing to attend the masked ball, but assuredly within the shadow of her more popular, fair-haired sister, Julianne, who is considered one of the most stunning and sought-after young women in the county. Monique has never known a life of privilege, resigning herself to the care of her sick mother, her two younger brothers and accepting the spiteful actions of Julianne.
But at the ball, both Raven and Monique’s lives will change forever after they meet, dance and finally kiss in a moment that bonds them for life, tying them together against their better judgment. The response to their obvious attraction is a flight of rage from Julianne, who plots their shared misery gleefully. After her work is done, Raven is compelled to run back to the sea to separate himself from the immense emotions he felt towards Monique. Little did he know Monique had been smuggled onto his same ship against her will.
Upon her discovery on the ship, Monique is dismayed to find that her prince charming is actually a pirate. Tensions run high, but will the flames of their passion for one another still thrive on the treacherous waters of the Caribbean? And if they are determined to love one another, will their two worlds become one? Find out in the captivating pages of Plundered Passion, a historical romance novel that will touch readers’ minds and hearts.
KarenJean Noack grew up in the heart of the San Joaquin valley in California and currently travels between her home in Washington and California with her husband, a navy veteran.
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