The Pirate’s Lady almost didn’t get written, or at least not as it is. Because I made Deb (Nemeth, my truly fab editor) cry just a little too hard in the first book of the series – Ten Ruby Trick – we tweaked a few things before it was published. And those tweaks are what kick started the whole idea of this book. Glad they did too, because I had forgotten just how much fun it was to write about Van Gast and Josie.
Writing about them again gave me the chance to unleash my inner tease – Josie does so love to tease Van Gast – and also my inner rogue with Van Gast, or as a friend of mine calls him, Van Gasp.
Because Van Gast doesn’t play by the rules – any rules, which means he can, and does, do anything at all. And naturally this never fails to get him into trouble. Quite a lot of it as it happens….
It’s a trait I tend to share with him, if I’m honest, but it’s never landed me in any cells, or got me shot. Yet.
So, what’s your experience of breaking the rules? Did it ever get you into trouble?
There’s a price on privateer Van Gast’s head. So high that Van is tempted to turn himself in for the reward, then escape with it. Escaping with full pockets is what he does best. He managed to steal a ship, a bride, a dowry, a diamond the size of a fist—and then disappear without a trace.
But this time, he can’t go very far. The woman of his dreams, his Josie, has stolen his ship and is leading him on a merry chase dangerously close to Estovan, the one place Van Gast should steer clear of…
Julia Knight is married with two children and the world’s daftest dog. She lives in Sussex, UK and when not writing she likes motorbikes, watching wrestling (it’s the muscles, sweat and baby oil combo) and exploring new ways to get a giggle out of life. Julia is a member of the T Party writers’ group.
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