Friday, January 10, 2014

The Ransom Cover Reveal!

I'm super excited to reveal the cover for my next release, The Ransom, Book 4 in my Legacy of the King's Pirates series.  Check it out!


Isn't it GORGEOUS???   My friend and fellow author and designer extraordinaire, Dineen Miller,  designed it. She's so talented. My jaw dropped when I first saw it.  Here's her website, if you'd like to see the books she writes. Dineen Miller

And here is the back cover synopsis of the storyline.  This is a sequel to my original pirate series, but it is NOT necessary that you read those books first. However, it would make me very happy. LOL
I, for one, am quite thrilled to be back in the Caribbean again!

Port Royal, Jamaica 1692

Living in a city deemed the wickedest in the world is no easy task for Miss Juliana Dutton. To make matters worse, with an ailing father and a drunken fool for a brother, she is forced to take over the running of the family business in order to survive. When a meddlesome suitor threatens to discover her secret and cast them all onto the streets, she agrees to a spurious engagement with the town buffoon, Lord Munthrope. She only hopes the man is trustworthy.

Alexander Hyde, son of the infamous Captain Edmund Merrick Hyde, is the most feared pirate in Port Royal. Disillusioned with the religion of his parents and the pleasures of the world, Alex staves off his emptiness by leading a dual life as both the pretentious dandy, Lord Munthrope, and the feared Pirate Earl.

A long-time enemy is out to destroy Alex and take Juliana for his own. Yet could their problems be a Divine hand leading them down a path of escape? Or when an earthquake strikes, will they be doomed with the rest of Port Royal to be swallowed up by the sea?



So, what do you think? Love the cover? Sound like something you'd like to read? This book releases in early March.  If you'd like to keep up with specials I'll be having and information on my new releases, please sign up for my email newsletter on the right side of this page.  I'll be having a pre-release party here on my blog every Friday for a month starting on February 14th (Valentine's day!) and going through March 7th during which I'll be giving away free copies.

Happy sailing and have a great weekend!




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46 comments:

  1. Yes, I like the cover very much and since I just finished re-reading your pirate series a few months ago I'm excited about this sequel and will DEFINITELY be reading it. Especially since "The Redemption" is my favorite of the series, I'm anxious to learn about Charlisse & Edmund's son. Thank you for sharing and look forward to it's release in March. Congratulations!!!

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    1. Thanks Amy!! I appreciate that. Amazing that my pirate series is still a reader favorite after all these years. :-)

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  2. Jan 10th .... Oh my goodness .... love the cover, and love the story-line !!! Looks like another amazing "winner" novel is coming out soon, MaryLu !!! Absolutely something I would read .... no doubt about it !!! Thanks for sharing. Oh boy .... can hardly wait !!!
    Take care, and, God Bless, In Him, Brenda

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    1. Brenda.. thanks so much!! I hope you're staying warm up there in Canada!

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  3. I can't wait to read it! The Legacy of the King's Pirates series is in My Top 10 Favorite Series of all time... I'm sure I will love this new one!

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    1. Really? Your top 10 favorite? I'm so flattered. Thank you. :-)

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  4. Congrats on the new book and the great cover! You do not even have to ask if it's something I would like to read--Of course! I own and have read all 3 books.

    I also really loved The Restitution, does their child also get his own story? :)

    Janella

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    1. Janella, thanks! Other people have asked me about little Frederick (Isabel and Kent's son) He may need his own book someday. :-)

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  5. Love it - would love to read it and review it. Then I share them - pass on to bless someone. That is my ministry. Beautiful job. jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, I'd love for you to read and review it!

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  6. Congratulations on the book cover, it is beautiful! I have not read this series and will be checking out places I can get them.
    Blessings Tina

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    1. Tina, the series can be found on all the online stores. If you find it and read it, I hope you enjoy :-)

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  7. Lol just your name on the cover that you've written another book made my day!!! :) but yes the cover is amazing! :)

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  8. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to read it!!!!!

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  9. I am so excited you have written another book for the King's Pirate's series. Although every book you've turned out has been wonderful, those remain my absolute favorites! Any chance the story of Juliana and Alexander will turn into a trilogy?? ;-) Can't wait!

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    1. Thanks Amy!!! I'm going to see how this book does. If it sells well, then I'll definitely write more in the series! :-)

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  10. Fun Stuff! I just got my copy of Forsaken Dreams and it's next in line on my reading list. I am playing "catch up" with all of these wonderful new authors I was introduced to by way of the Scavenger Hunts. So excited about your books, MaryLu. They are just the kind that I LOVE to read. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tina! I hope you enjoy Forsaken Dreams! :-)

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  11. I love the cover and I will eventually read this book as I never read about Pirates and romance. This is a must on my readers' list too! Mary Lou flowersmarylou85@gmail.com

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    1. Mary Lou (great name, by the way!) Most pirate romances are pretty salacious.. mine are adventurous, romantic, but without the nasty stuff. :-)

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  12. Love the cover! How exciting to hear of this sequel. I recently downloaded Books 1 & 2 in this series....will certainly get #3 and then this one as soon as available.

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    1. Wow, thanks Jackie. I hope you like them!

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  13. I love your work, Love the cover, and LOVE the synopsis! I can't WAIT to read and review this book! :D

    Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)

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    1. :-) Thanks Amada.. a.ma.a.th.a. I never realized your name wasn't Amanda... geez sorry about that. What a pretty name.

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  14. I love the cover! The description of the book is very enticing as well. I can't wait to read it! I really enjoyed your newest book "Elusive Hope" and can't wait for the next book in the series!

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    1. Thanks Mallori!! Abandoned Memories, book 3 in the Escape to Paradise series will be out this July.! I'm excited about that one too. The series has a really unique ending. :-)

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  15. Hi, MaryLu!

    LOVE the book cover - it's beautiful! Looking forward to reading some of your books when I finish my reading marathon of Julie's books (as I mentioned to you on a Facebook comment tonight)! Your books are unlike any I have ever read - but have such interesting story lines, and I've heard the descriptions, and suspense, are unbelievable!

    I read, and was SO touched by your testimony - it mirrors my own, in a lot of ways! I was raised in a Christian home - but never felt loved by my father, growing up, and made all the wrong choices - including multiple marriages - searching for that love. The Lord used a Passion Play (musical drama) on the life of Christ to draw me back to Him - after my life hit bottom, and I admitted that "my" plan wasn't working. I became a cast member of that Passion Play in 1996, and it was the most spiritually rewarding experience of my life!! Like you, it is my purpose in life to draw others closer to Him - by using my testimony, and words of encouragement. He has been SO faithful to me - I pray that my life reflects Him!

    May you be richly blessed as you bless others, MaryLu!!

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    1. Bonnie! I never knew "bonton" was you! Anyway, hello again! I rarely meet anyone with a similar testimony to mine... though I wouldn't wish that on anyone... but I'm so glad to know you.. and to hear how God drew you back into His arms. He's incredible, isn't He? Bless you for your testimony and ministry for Him! And enjoy Julie's books. She's awesome!!

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  16. MaryLu, I sent you a reply through email but will repeat it here. I love the cover! And I'm so glad to get back to the Caribbean with your new book! I look forward to reviewing it. I will soon be finishing the polishing of my pirate novel and shopping around for an agent. Have any suggestions? Hugs, Elva Martin

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    1. Hi Elva.. my fellow pirate writer! Sent you a private note. :-)

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  17. SOOOOO excited for this book...now more than ever!

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  18. Love the cover and I CAN'T wait to read the book!!! (Pamela Nastase)

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  19. A little late, but I wanted to say that I really like the cover! I am glad your pirate series will have another book. It is such a fun collection!

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  20. I'm so excited to read The Ransom!! The pirate series is probably my favorite series of all time, so I am absolutely ecstatic that there will be a sequel to it!! I will be keeping an eye out for the book so I can read it!

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    1. Should be sometime in early March, Hannah! Thanks.. :-)

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  21. Hi MaryLu. Looking forward to this new book that takes place again in your pirate world. Those were the first books I read of yours, and now automatically buy new ones by you. Still my favorite series of yours, though your new series is second and I really enjoyed Veil of Pearls. Will this be in paperback? Oh, please say yes. I still like paperback better.

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    1. Yes... this will be in paperback too. I know many people still prefer to hold a book in their hands and keep it on their shelf. Thanks, Boos Mum! :-)

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  22. Love the cover, MaryLu!! So excited to read this and meet the son of my favorite hero is yours!! ♥ Wonder if Merrick's son will push him out of the #1 spot...hmm... ;-) Can't wait for March!!

    Blessings,
    Amanda

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  23. Ooooooooooo .... I LOVE IT! I am excited to get back into this pirate series too! Yay! Congratulations!

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  24. This book cover is gorgeous. I love it. Dineen is very special. I would love to have this book. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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