24, 2010 - The Matelot by Ariel Tachna
pirate vessel destroyed, Captain Amery White, ship's surgeon
Gavin Watson, and quartermaster Quinn Davies are left without a
livelihood or a home. The three men have served together
since they were old enough to put to sea, sharing hardships and
comfort until Amery and Gavin formalized their union with a
matelotage—the pirate equivalent of a marriage contract.
Now they’ve been offered a letter of marque and a fine English
galleon with enough speed and firepower to catch and capture any
ship in the Caribbean. But their mission brings back
memories long buried and puts a strain on Amery and Gavin’s
relationship, especially when the Silver Queen captures a
Spanish slave ship, bringing the very young, very beautiful, and
very abused Eliodoro to their crew.
Quinn finds himself torn between the love he’s always had for
his friends and his desire for their new crew member. When
secrets from the past come to light and cause a rift between
Amery and Gavin, Quinn will have to choose between substituting
for Gavin’s true love and becoming the center of Eliodoro’s
... BIOGRAPHY ...
Ariel Tachna lives in
southwestern Ohio with her husband, her daughter and son, and
their cat. A native of the region, she has nonetheless lived all
over the world, having fallen in love with both France, where
she found her career and her husband, and India, where she
dreams of retiring some day. She started writing when she was 12
and hasn't looked back since. A connoisseur of wine and
horses, she's as comfortable on a farm as she is in the big
cities of the world.