Bink Books 260 pp. ● 6×9 $14.95 (pb) ● $7.95 (eb) ISBN 978-1-939562-08-1 (pb) FICTION – Fantasy FICTION – Lesbian
Life in a remote fishing village in the middle of a civil war is neither safe nor inspiring. So, when an opportunity comes along for village girl Lynn to be kidnapped and enslaved by a ruthless pirate queen, she takes full advantage of it. But Darren is neither as ruthless nor as piratical as she appears at first glance–and Lynn’s not exactly what she seems to be, either. In between encounters with old girlfriends, a slow death involving marmalade, and bounty hunters with no sense of humour, Lynn and her new mistress attempt to work out exactly what they are to each other–and who’s in charge.
GCLS Winner 2014 GCLS Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy
In the Media
"This is a book like no other, a rollercoaster of adventures and emotions, which at times doesn’t seem to make sense at all but actually really does. Lynn is a fantastic character and Darren is much sweeter than any pirate has a right to be. Like her characters, the author follows no rules or, rather, makes her own, and, amazingly, it works." — Jude in the Stars
“When Darren, a pirate queen, takes Lynn, a village girl from a remote fishing town, away on her ship, all seems set for a drama around the lowly slave and the mighty pirate queen . But tables are turned rather quickly in many unexpected ways. Not everyone is who they seem to be- in fact, is anyone who they seem to be?-and of course there is an entire world to save.” — Bookgeek, Curve Magazine
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