by Ashley Nixon
(Cutlass Series #1)
Publication date: April 23rd 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Notorious pirate Barren Reed has one thing on his mind: Revenge against the man who killed his father. So kidnapping his enemy’s fiancé seems a perfect plan…until he actually does it.
Larkin Lee is more than a pretty face and fiancé to a powerful man. Her fierce personality is enough to make any pirate want to push her overboard.
But when the King of the Orient comes to Barren with a task—to find the Bloodstone, a powerful gem thought only to exist in legend, Barren sees another opportunity to destroy his enemy. Together, Barren, Larkin and a crew of pirates set off to find the stone, only to discover it caused the death of Barren’s own mother and Larkin’s, too. As his strongest allies turn into his greatest enemies, and the life of the girl he kidnapped becomes more important than he ever dreamed, Barren’s quest for revenge becomes a fight to save the Orient.
A Day in the Life of Barren Reed:
Want my advice? Don’t kidnap a girl. Especially one who’s engaged to your brother. Things won’t really work out well for you. I should have listened to the Elders. I swear I’ll never ignore their blasted superstitions again. Women are bad luck.
You don’t believe me?
She kicked me in the chest. With boots. Heeled boots.
And she’s accused me of every sin under the sun. She doesn’t even know me! All she knows is I’ve made her fiancé’s life a living hell the past five years. The fact that she can’t see he deserves it is beyond me. He killed my father!
She’s just spoiled.
I’m not over exaggerating when I say she’s spoiled. You didn’t see the party she was thrown for her engagement. There was fluff everywhere. The only redeeming thing was the the food. At least she was silly enough to wander off to the shore, but it would have been nice to have a warning of some kind, maybe just an added, “By the way, she can fight like she was born with a sword in her hand, she’s insufferable and prideful, and nothing you do—not even letting her live—will make her like you.” Not that I could kill her if I wanted to *rolls eyes* damn code.
I mean, I almost got crushed to death because of this girl. I didn’t do this to get killed because of her, I did it to get to my brother…but considering all this has managed to happen to me in one day, I might not live to see tomorrow.
Ashley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren’t used as much as she’d like. When she’s not writing, she’s hard at work on her Master’s degree in Library Science and Information Technology, working out, or pretending she’s Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she’s loved everything Fantasy–resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the ‘geek’ tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go.
Tour wide giveaway (INTL)
• Prize 1) A signed Paperback Copy of Cutlass, include a cute octopus mug (it's purple and ADORABLE), Bookmark, and maybe a poster.
• Prize 2) A signed Paperback of Cutlass + a bookmark
• Prize 3) E-book of Cutlass