Rogues by Denysé Bridger

Story: 7.5
Presentation: 8.5
Total: 16
Publisher: Hearts on Fire

Blurb: Three stories, one kind of hero, pirates anyone? Includes the short stories Angel-Fire, Storm-Singer, and The Phantom’s Lair… Historical adventure, and the darker mystery of an ageless vampire who keeps a witch at his side, his protector and his lover through eternity...

Angel-Fire: A short intro to the world of Captain Jack Stanton, an honourable man with a tarnished reputation. Stranded in Nassau, caught up in a pleasant interlude with a barmaid, Jack has a vision that will lead him to his past and his future, if he can survive to get back Tortuga to discover what it all means…

Storm-Singer: The Isle of Nyx has become the dread of all sailors who must dare the waters surrounding the mythical island. Local legends say a vampire prince resides in the ancient castle that can be seen from the harbor of the island. At his side is a powerful sorceress whose song can control and summon storms.
In a desperate attempt to end the eternal threat looming over them, the people of the Aurora Islands sacrifice their greatest treasure, the princess Sarita, entrusting her with the task of seducing and destroying the dark prince who has been plundering their wealth and their people for centuries?

The Phantom’s Lair: Upon her arrival in the pirate port of Tortuga where her father is acting as Governor, Katheryn Hollinsworth is determined to choose her own path, and follow her heart wherever it may take her. On the streets of Puerta de la Plata, she encounters the mythical buccaneer known as The Phantom, and very quickly loses her heart to the handsome rogue.
Jack Stanton is a man who has never fully come to terms with his past, and in the Governor's pretty daughter he finds a most unlikely champion. But when his past threatens her life, and any chance of a respectable future, The Phantom must face the demons of his past, and accept the dictates of his own reawakened heart...

A vivid look into the pirate life complete with chases, cannons and booty;)

I totally enjoyed Captain Jack and Katheryn. A nifty tale about these two that made me wonder what would happen in their future. When I reached the end of their tale (s) I found myself hopeing that the author has future tales of mischief and adventure to share with us.

All in all this 3 story collection was interesting, descriptive and held me till the end :)


Denysé Bridger said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review - I think there's at least one more tale to be told for Katheryn and Jack - and I have another group of stories in which Jack appears in all entries, as a ghost... Intrigued? I hope so....

Thank you again.

Colleen Love said...

Awesome, Denyse!
Definately a collection of stories worth having!!


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