release date for Jolly Roger

March 4 Release: JOLLY ROGER – A Different Kind of Pirate Story

Previous posts about pirates here have been about book pirates. This time I’m writing about old time pirates who sailed the high seas. Jolly Roger is a short story, with, I hope, a great deal of tongue in cheek humor. And while it’s not exactly a typical romance, there is a happy ending and there is hope for a future relationship between the two main characters.

Did I mention this is a short story e-book? If I didn’t, I’ll mention it again so no one gets confused and slams me on amazon because they thought they were getting a full length novel. It happens, and I always feel bad (not badly…you do that with your hands) for the ill-informed.

But I should warn all you historical types (you know who you are, AB). If you’re looking for a history lesson in an erotic romance, this isn’t the book for you. While I did check out certain historical facts, I’ve also embellished, because, let’s face it, too much history tends to induce yawning and this is supposed to be fun. If you’re not, however, a historical type and you’re looking for something with a racy plot and some kinky pirates, you might be in luck.

Here’s the info from the publisher’s web site:

The Untold Story of Jolly Roger, a Pirate Who Either Left Them Guessing or Begging for More…

From the origin of his name to the ways he spent his free time, Jolly Roger had always been able to fool them all, including the best historians. And though there were indeed rumors about Jolly’s favorite way to pass the time, only the strongest and the best men ever knew for sure whether or not those decadent rumors were true. Captain Hargrove was one of those men. On a warm night on an exotic island, Hargrove discovered what all the rumors were about, when Jolly Roger dropped his pants and pulled off his shirt. As Jolly’s handsome young crew members stood watching, Hargrove found something he’d needed for a very long time, something the women in his life had never been able to offer. Left with no defenses and no way to turn back, his only choice was to grab Jolly by the back of the head, yank him to the ground, and plunge into the most memorable night of his life, with his fists braced for battle, his chest heaving, and his pants around his ankles.

Mark Zuckerberg, Boxers or Briefs, and Technical Problems With E-books

First off, I just heard the new short story e-book, JOLLY ROGER, will be released on March 4th. Like I just said, it’s a short story and it will be priced like a short story…just so that’s clear and no one thinks they are getting a full length novel. Amazon isn’t always clear in their product descriptions, but online stores like allromanceebooks.com and fictionwise.com always give all the details. So check them out, with this book or any other book you’re thinking of purchasing.

And, thanks to two facebook friends, Pat and Lisa, I learned there are two Chapter Fives in THE VIRGIN BILLIONAIRE’S SECRET BABY. (I don’t think there are actually two copies of Chapter Five; just two different chapters with Chapter Five headings.)I don’t always read the finished book. After writing a book, going back and forth about edits with the publisher, and triple checking the final copy for approval before it becomes an actual e-book, I know the book so well I can recite passages verbatim. However, there are sometimes technical problems when manuscripts are converted into digital books. And these are usually basic problems that often slip through the cracks. It happened once with the spelling of a character’s name in AMERICAN STAR, Terrence and Terrance. In part of the book it’s Terrance, in other parts it’s Terrence. I didn’t even know this until a sweet book reviewer decided to make a funny-ha-ha, twirl-your-finger-in-the-air joke about it.

Unfortunately, it happened again in VBSB with Chapter Five.

I wish I could go into more detail and explain the technical aspects better. However, as I’ve posted before in Why Make E-Readers More Complicated Than They Are, I know how to write e-books, I know how to turn an e-reader on and download and e-book, and I know how to read an e-book. But if you ask me about DRM, formatting, or anything else that’s techinical and worthy of a good long nap, I’m just going to smile and change the subject. In other words, if I were to meet the adorable Mark Zuckerberg in person, instead of asking him questions about how he started facebook I’d be wondering more about whether or not he wears boxers or briefs. Thankfully, I think most of my readers would agree with me. (And I’d bet on boxers.)