Author: Nicole Castroman
Series: Blackhearts #2
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Published: April 11th, 2017
Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.
Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships.
Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands.
Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.
I loved the first book in this series, Blackhearts, so when the opportunity to be a part of an Irish Banana tour for book two arose, I took it! Now, I actually ended up that I'm going to be on two tours for it, so look for my review on another tour later this month. My idea for this post was something I thought would be fun, pirate words and phrases! Who doesn't love that, not to mention Talk Like a Pirate Day in September, this year on September 19th. Of course we know a lot of them from movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, but others are just famous. So I looked up to find what I felt were the 10 most well-known and my favorite pirate phrases or words. Have fun reading through them, and when you've finished, you'll not only be ready for this year's Talk Like Pirate Day, but you'll be in the mood to read Blacksouls as well.
1. Ahoy! - An energetic greeting to yer fellow mate...like hello.
2. Arrr!! - An interjection that can mean many different things: Yes, I agree, I'm happy, or many other things!
3. Avast ye! - Stop and pay attention.
4. Booty - No, I'm not talking about your backside, but in this case it is a pirate's treasure.
5. Davy Jones' Locker - Mythical place at the bottom
of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones (not the singer from the band The Monkees) brings sailor and
pirates to die.
6. Dead men tell no tales - It means take no prisoners and leave no survivors, that way there won't be any witnesses.
7. Jolly Roger - This is the famous pirate flag with the skull and cross-bones. It was usually put up to convince someone to surrender. The cover of this book looks like one!
8. Matey - A friendly greeting towards someone who could be a friend or shipmate.
9. Shiver Me Timbers - An expression of shock, surprise, or annoyance, kinda like saying, "Oh crap!"
10. Walk the Plank - It's the act of punishment where they usually blindfold the prisoner and then force them to walk on a board jutting out from the side of the ship until they fall into the sea and are left to die.
So, are you talking like a pirate now? :-)
About the author:
Nicole was lucky enough to come with her very own best friend...she has a twin sister who can read her mind and finish her sentences for her.
At the age of 13, she went to Europe for the first time and it changed her life. She loves learning about different people, languages and cultures and speaks fluent German. She knows enough Spanish to get herself into trouble and can still read the Cyrillic alphabet from when she studied Russian.
She received her B.A. from Brigham Young University and has lived in Germany, Austria and two different places called Georgia. One is located on the Black Sea. The other is the state of Georgia where she now lives with her handsome husband and two beautiful children who continue to amaze her.
And just for fun, here's a picture of me with the author two weeks ago at Apollycon in Orlando, Florida.