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When doing research for historic naval fiction books to add to this site I often find ones about  pirates. Some of these may be of interest to naval fiction fans so I am adding them to this index. If you are interested in purchasing any, and direct links are not provided from the book, please visit and search the online stores.

A Pirate's Honor

 

Jake Hawking — pirate, rogue, and scourge of the Spanish Main — is known for his quick blade and cunning wit. It's earned him some friends in the Caribbean, but it's also earned him his fair share of enemies. He recently got word that the governor of Havana has hired three bounty hunters to track and capture him and his crew. It's not an unusual predicament for any pirate to find himself — a hunted man to the end of his days — but Hawking needs to get a grasp of the situation. These three bounty hunters are formidable on their own — their military feats as wide as the sea itself — but if the Spanish governor manages to persuade the lot to fly under a single banner it could make life a little more interesting than Hawking wishes.

He and his crew dock at the port-town of Kingston, Jamaica. Hawking has an informant there and if anyone knows where these three privateers are or might be heading it's his old flame, Eve. But when they step on dry land Hawking notices the locals are less friendly than he remembers and two shadowy figures start following him through town. Have the bounty hunters cornered him already or is something more sinister at work? He finds out soon enough and he'll need to act fast if he doesn't want to find himself learning the steps to the gallows jig.

A Pirate's Honor is a short-story sitting at approximately 5,600 words.

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The Royal Bounty Hunter

 

Privateer and pirate hunter, Captain Thomas Crowe, has been commissioned by the governor of Havana to hunt down and capture the cunning and deadly pirate, Captain Jake Hawking. Alas, Hawking isn't an ordinary pirate and tracking the infamous rogue down hasn't been easy for Crowe and his crew. But Crowe sees his fortune change when his ship, the Bounty, comes across a British naval captain, Captain James Thorpe, stranded on a small craft alone in the open Caribbean Ocean. Thorpe's ship was attacked by Jake Hawking and beached on a deserted island not far off.

With a renewed feeling of duty and excitement, Crowe and his crew head for the island to rescue Thorpe's crew. But when they arrive, they find danger lurking around every cove and inlet, and soon Crowe comes face to face with Jake Hawking himself.

The Royal Bounty Hunter is a short-story sitting at approximately 10,000 words.

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The Corsair

This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
Al Qursan (original Arabic version)
The Pirate

 

It's the early part of the nineteenth century and the Arabian Peninsula and the waters surrounding it are ablaze. Piracy in the Gulf threatens global maritime trade routes while the Wahabbi strain of Islam is conquering followers town by town across the region. Britain, eager to reinforce its presence in the Middle East and protect the East India Company's ships, has a plan: send a man-of-war from England to quash the pirates while persuading Egypt to join an international alliance with Oman and Persia to fight the Wahabbis. At the center of it all lies a priceless Indian sword, a gift from the British monarch to the Egyptian Pasha.

But Erhama bin Jaber, a historical figure and one of the most notorious pirates in the Gulf, has his own agenda and his own vendettas. When the Arabian corsair and his gang attack a ship carrying the sword, Britain's complex strategy goes terribly awry. As the pirates and British officials shuttle between ports throughout the region, plans and alliances are made and unmade as quickly as a rainstorm in the desert. In a grueling trudge across Arabia, an unlikely friendship is forged between Erhama's rebellious son and a British army major.

This story of high-seas piracy and political intrigue, of unexpected kinship and personal betrayal, portrays the conflicting interests and human drama of these historic events in the Arabian Peninsula.

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The Devil's Horizon

 

The Golden Age of Piracy is drawing to a close. Captain Guy Dillahunt recklessly pursues the infamous Charles Vane across the Caribbean, risking the lives of his entire crew for one last chance at glory. Former strumpet Jacqueline Calloway uncovers a dark destiny she never could have imagined. The dashing Gabe Jenkins attempts to right the wrongs of his past, and meets an enemy he does not expect. Kate Lindsay engages in a final battle for her freedom, while friend and foe alike conspire against her.

The horizon beckons, but few will survive to reach it.

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The Wind and the Sea

1804

Passion and Intrigue on the High Seas

She was the daughter of Duncan Farrow, the fiercest corsair on the Barbary coast. Born into the French aristocracy, raised as a pirate, beautiful Courtney deVilliers Farrow could fight as hard, swear as well, and outwit most men.

But now her father was gone -- killed by the Yankees. Courtney was left to fight a losing battle with the American ship, the Eagle, commanded by First Lieutenant Adrian Ballantine. His bronzed face, sun-bleached hair, and smoky gray eyes had captivated dozens of women in his time, but he held no charm for Courtney.

They were deadly enemies, and before long she was his prisoner, bound for Gibraltar, trial, and execution. Then a stunning coup turned the tables. The proud Adrian became Courtney's defeated captive.

Would she now show the defiant lieutenant mercy? Or would she follow her womanly whims and give him exactly what he so clearly had coming?

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Bound by the Heart

 

Rescued from the stormy waters of the Caribbean, Summer Cambridge, daughter of the British governor of Barbados faced a new threat aboard the American ship Chimera. Captain Morgan Wade, the notorious buccaneer, brazenly ordered the young beauty to his cabin to be held for his own pleasure!

Summer fought him with the ferocity of a wildcat, but held by his insistent passion, she was swept by waves of desire she had never known, and was powerless to resist him.

Even as she returned to Barbados and the marriage that had been arranged for her, she still trembled with memories of those days and nights of forbidden passions, and of the man whose love would forever hold her heart captive.

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