Monday, June 22, 2015

The Reckoning by MaryLu Tyndall

When Morgan Shaw crept into the hold of an old pirate ship replica at San Diego’s Annual Tall  
Ship Festival, her only intention was to avoid the guy who had just dumped her and who was now boarding the ship with two women on his arm. What she didn’t expect was to wake up aboard a real pirate ship three hundred years in the past. But of course, it wasn’t real. Her wealthy father had obviously staged it all in an effort to get her mind off her upcoming chemo. Or had he?

Pirate Rowan Dutton seeks enough treasure to repay a debt to his sister and reinstate the Dutton name among British Jamaican Society. He is but one major haul away from accomplishing his goal when a strange woman appears on his ship and causes him to lose his prey. Despite his anger, he is enthralled with the little minx, her strange clothing, odd speech, and her insistence that they are all actors playing a charade paid for by her father.

Yet when the brazen little lady divulges Rowan’s secret to a longtime nemesis, events are triggered that could cost them both their lives and change the course of history forever. 

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Main Characters

Captain Rowan Dutton

At only 22, Rowan Dutton has already made quite a name for himself on the Caribbean as a ruthless pirate. In fact, pirating seems to be the only thing he is good at. Belittled by an abusive father and feeling abandoned by the early death of his mother, Rowan grew up believing he was as worthless and spoiled as his father claimed. He turned to women, drink, and gambling to ease the pain and emptiness inside. The problem was, they only made things worse. In his efforts to help his sister with the family shipping business, Rowan gambled away one of the family's ships, and shame drove him to the seas on another of their ships in order to make back the fortune he lost. He is determined to amass enough money to prove to his sister that he isn't the wastrel everyone thinks he is. 

Despite his insecurities, Rowan is smart, capable, and courageous. He's loyal to a fault and possesses great determination to achieve his goal. He hides his kind heart beneath a sternness required for his suvival, but he will protect those he loves with his life.

Bad qualities:  Stubborn, proud, reckless, slob, competitive, manipulative, smooth operator, insecure, bad tempered.

Rowan has turned his back on God and has decided that gaining as much wealth and status is what gives a man value and purpose in this life.  When a strange woman appears on his ship and puts a kink in those plans, he isn't sure whether to toss her overboard or take her to his bed. 
Coming soon!!!!!!

  Miss Morgan Shaw

Morgan is not your typical American twenty-four year old woman, though she certainly appears to be. Raised in a broken home by a mother hooked on pills and a distant father obsessed with power and wealth, Morgan grew up shy, insecure, and suffering from acute anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She considers herself to be average looking, even plain, and has gone through a string of loser boyfriends in the past six years, most of whom dumped her for no reason.  She believes she has a propensity for falling for the wrong man!  Regardless, she was able to get a masters in Information Science and land a good job at a high-tech company in San Diego where she leads project teams and is highly successful. Because of her OCD and Anxiety, she likes her life to be ordered and controlled. Everything that happens must be planned and thought out so she can keep her anxiety at a minimum. So, you can imagine what will happen when she gets transported 300 years in the past to a pirate ship!

Good Quailities:
Efficient, analytical, serious, detail-oriented, dependable, loyal, Smart, Kind-hearted, hard working, sense of humor

Bad Qualities
Rigid, Repressed, Unbending, Stubborn, Uptight, Insecure, Perfectionist, Fearful, Control Freak, Constantly seeks approval

Quirks: Morgan rubs her temples a lot when things aren't going as planned.  She obsessively cleans and sets to order everything around her, even things that don't belong to her. She can't seem to stop herself!

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