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Pirate in the Mist: Brody


Second in Command Series – Book 1

by Elizabeth Rose


Publication Date: October 5, 2017

Book Length: 95 Pages

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Publisher’s Description:

(Extended version, Revised, New Cover. First seen in the Mists and Moonrise collection.)

Brody, Captain of the Sea Mirage finds himself a victim of his mutinous crew. When he’s thrown overboard, he swims to an island. His vengeance of wanting to kill Old Man Muck, the pirate responsible for the upheaval, is what keeps him alive.

Gwendolen Fisher is the daughter of a fisherman, trying desperately to fill the shoes of her three brothers who have abandoned the family business and disappeared. When she spies a man adrift at sea, she convinces her father and the crew to help him. Once aboard the ship, the man is recognized as a pirate. Before they can address the situation, a storm at sea washes Gwen overboard. The handsome pirate named Brody jumps into the water to save her.

Hanging onto wreckage, Brody and Gwen fight nature as the sea washes them toward the legendary lovers’ caves of Cornwall. Can a pirate and a young maiden find love together or will trouble continue to follow them from both their pasts, making it impossible to be together?

This story was first seen in the Mists and Moonrise multi-author boxed set that is no longer published. However, this is the extended version with a new cover, and never-before published scenes, as well as an epilogue with a surprise ending. This is the story of the secondary character, Brody from the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. Brody’s story picks up where it left off in Reckless Highlander – Book 3 of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series. It is best to read the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series first. Also, it would be good to read the Seasons of Fortitude Series before this, so it doesn’t ruin the surprise in the epilogue. Either way, the book can still be read as a stand alone.

Watch for more stories in the Second in Command Series to follow. Each will be a stand-alone book featuring a secondary character from one of Elizabeth’s many series.

My Thoughts:

I liked this well written short read. I finished it in just over one hour yesterday. I had put it aside and almost forgot it was releasing as a single title today. I noticed it on my Kindle App. on my tablet and checked to see if I had missed the publication date. I was happy to see that was not the case.

Brody has been a pirate for several years after being abducted by a group of pirates when he was ten years old. They actually had their sights on his friend, but Brody stepped in to save the day by distracting them while his friend made his escape to get help. Unfortunately he was unable to make it back in time to save Brody from his fate.

Gwen is the daughter of a fisherman and since the death of her mother she has sailed with her father disguised as a lad.

After the crew of the Sea Mirage led by scalawags Old Man Muck and Lucky force Brody to walk the plank into the sea and almost certain death, Gwen spots him afloat and saves him. Then as fate would have it due to a violent storm both she and Brody end up back in the sea.

How will this interesting first book of the Second in Command Series end?

Will Brody and Gwen find their Happily Ever After in this quick but convoluted tale.

I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.0 of 5.0 flames. There are only kisses in most of this story with one intimate encounter. You will find many familiar characters if you have read other books by Elizabeth Rose, in the epilogue.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the author via Google Docs. This in no way affected my opinion of this novella which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


Also From Elizabeth Rose


a $0.99 Boxed Set:

Midnight Lovers


Midnight Lovers is Elizabeth’s brand-new collection of stories from some of her series, and you can get it for a limited time for just 99 cents! This collection features dark, mysterious lovers of the night. AND there’s a bonus book included!


MadMan MacKeefe Series Book 3
Highlander Medieval Romance

Highlander Ian MacKeefe faces his dark past. On the night of All Hallow’s Eve he sees the face of a man in the bonfire that he’s killed. Like a ghost of the past, Tearlach MacTavish is alive again, and now betrothed to Kyla – Ian’s best friend’s sister. Ian has never thought of Kyla in a romantic sense, but when her life is in peril, he realizes their relationship is much more than just friends.

Lady and the Wolf

Tangled Tales Series Book 1
Medieval Paranormal Romance

Lord Hugh de Bar is known as Wolf because of his curse that turns him into a wolf at night. He’s vowed vengeance against the man who almost killed him. Now his past captor’s granddaughter is hunting wolves in the forest. Lady Winifred (Red) Chaserton is on a mission to find a secret knoll in the woods. But what she finds is a wolf and a man who is as handsome as he is mysterious.

Daughters of the Dagger Prequel

Daughters of the Dagger Series
Medieval Romance

Lady Mirabelle de Burgh is desperate to give her husband a child. Listening to superstition, she buys four jeweled daggers from a blind hag that is supposed to assure she has four children. But when she tries to steal a fifth dagger, her fate is sealed and her life doomed.

Ruthless Knight

Legendary Bastards of the Crown Book 2
Medieval Romance

Rook the Ruthless is one of the legendary bastard triplets of King Edward III. As a child he found out his father ordered them killed and now he and his brothers vow vengeance against the man. Rook lives in the catacombs like Lord of the Underworld when one day Lady Calliope stumbles into his lair and brings light back into his darkened life.

The Caretaker of Showman’s Hill

Contemporary Paranormal Romance

Basil Wensilton III is the caretaker of Showman’s Hill Cemetery – and also a vampire. Hundreds of years ago when his family’s circus train crashed, some of them died – and some of them were cursed. Now he owns a bar and watches over the rest of the vampires, guarding a secret potion. But when Cassie Briggs, a snoopy reporter comes to his bar searching for her missing sister, Basil’s secrets are threatened to be exposed. He finds himself attracted to this human with virgin blood – and struggles with his decision if he should kiss her or bite her.

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Highland Resurrection


Blades of Honor Book 2

by B.J. Scott

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Gravely injured during the massacre at Berwick on Tweed and with no memory of his past, Brother Lazarus was raised by monks until called upon by the Catholic Church to take up arms and protect pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. As a member of the ill-fated Knights Templar, he is haunted by the horror of battle and the atrocities he witnessed at the hands of the French King, Philip the Fair, in his attempt to destroy the once-sacred order. Aided by a disgruntled French guard, he escaped on the night before his execution and flees to Scotland, but remains a fugitive. King Philip is convinced he also absconded with religious artifacts and a valuable treasure.

Despite his attempt to remain sequestered with the monks who raised him, Lazarus visits Berwick, convinced it holds the key to his identity and past. While there, he prevents a lass from being raped—a Good Samaritan act that has him questioning his vows of celibacy and puts him and anyone around him in danger.

Sheena MacClaran, wrongly accused of being a whore, harbors secrets of her own, but finds herself drawn to the mysterious monk who tends to her injuries and befriends her wee brother. Has she finally found a man she can trust and love, or will demons from his past and a king’s wrath catch up with them and tear them apart forever?



Scandalous Sirens Book 1

by Tracy Cooper-Posey & J.A. Templeton

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Vaughn wants revenge.  Elisa wants her son back.  Neither expected to want each other.

Elisa’s determined to have her son back at any cost, even if it means marry a vicious stoat of a man like Rufus Wardell, but her plans and her life are turned upside down by the sudden reappearance of Rufus’ grown and estranged son, Vaughn.

Lured by the contrast of Elisa’s sweet beauty with the wicked rumors of her wanton past, Vaughn embarks on a seduction as scorching as it is daring. What he finds is not at all what he sought: Elisa is an innocent, but with a sensuality so raw he cannot resist her…

…even though their passion is forbidden.

This book is part of the Scandalous Sirens Series:
Book 1:  Forbidden
Book 2:  Dangerous Beauty
Book 3:  Perilous Princess


Reader Advistoy:  This book contains frequent sex scenes and sexual language.

A Sexy Historical Romance Novel

Amazon #1 Best Seller, Historical Romance
ARE Bestseller, Historical Romance
Amazon Best Seller, Regency Romances
CAPA Award Finalist


I cannot say enough wonderful things about this story.– In the Library Reviews

This is a story that will linger on long after you turn the last page. — Fallen Angels Reviews
The wonderful end deserves cheers. —Sensual Romance

Readers will be swept up into this stunning historical story. —eCataRomance Reviews
Forbidden is probably one of the better historical romances this reviewer has read in a long time. —Love Romances
Pros: You root for the hero and heroine to get together.  Cons: none. — About Romance Fiction
Secrets, lies, lust, hate and love. An exceptional story. — Coffeetime Romance
I was swept away by this wonderful read and so will you! —Cupid’s Library Reviews

Tracy Cooper-Posey is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author.  She writes vampire romances, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, urban fantasy romances and science fiction.  She has published over 85 novels since 1999, been nominated for five CAPAs including Favourite Author, won the Emma Darcy Award and a SFR Galaxy Award. 

J.A. Templeton writes historical, time travel, vampire and contemporary romances, enjoys collecting and reading research books, traveling, haunting bookstores and libraries, riding motorcycles, and spending time with friends and family.

The Duke’s Mistress


Regency Unlaced #1

by Carol Mortimer

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The Duke’s Mistress is the first story in Carole Mortimer’s Regency Unlaced series. Hot and steamy tales of Regency heroes and heroines, with a dangerous dash of romantic suspense, as only Carole can write them!

Carole has written over 200 books, in contemporary romance and Regency. She is the Recipient of the 2015 Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a USA Today Bestselling author. Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author. 2014 Romantic Times Pioneer of Romance. Was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, for her “outstanding service to literature”.

Author’s Note:

Please be aware that the stories in the Regency Unlaced Series are more explicit in language and sexual content than my other books.

Publisher’s Description:

The young widow Lady Dorothea Fitzroy is bored with her life. Most especially so with her role as mistress of her brother’s household, and the endless round of society engagements this forces her to endure.

What Thea so badly needs is a secret and passionate lover, to become mistress of another kind entirely, and so add excitement and spice into her humdrum life. But where is she to find this handsome and inexhaustible gentleman?

Julian Remington, the arrogant and haughty 17th Duke of Blackmoor has no interest in finding a mistress for his bedroom or his home. He’s jaded, cynical, and distrustful when it comes to women. One woman, a woman from his past, has caused too much grief in his life for him to ever trust another.

Thea and Julian are about to be caught up in a passion for each other that blazes so fiercely, and so out of control, it is beyond the power of either of them to resist.

The Duke’s Mistress is the story of an arrogant duke and an adventurous young widow, caught up in their insatiable desire for each other, the vengeful woman who would like nothing better than to see Blackmoor suffer as she has suffered, and believes Thea Fitzroy to be the means by which she will achieve it.

Other books by Carole Mortimer

Contemporary Alpha Series:

  1. Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1)
  2. Dark Alpha (Alpha 2)
  3. Shadow (Alpha 3) Author’s 200th Book
  4. Midnight Alpha (Alpha 4)
  5. Renegade Alpha (Alpha 5)
  6. Warrior Alpha (Alpha 6)
  7. Rogue Alpha (Alpha 7)
  8. Savage Alpha (Alpha 8)

Regency Unlaced Series:

  1. The Duke’s Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1)
  2. Claimed by the Marquis (Regency Unlaced 2)
  3. Taken by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 3)
  4. Pursued by the Viscount (Regency Unlaced 4)
  5. Desired by a Lord (Regency Unlaced 5)
  6. Captured by a Gentleman (Regency Unlaced 6)
  7. Pleasured by a Duke (Regency Unlaced 7)
  8. Seduced by a Marquis (Regency Unlaced 8)
  9. Tamed by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 9)


Contemporary Knight Security Series:

  1. Alexandre (Knight Security 0.5)
  2. Defying Asher (Knight Security 1)
  3. Challenging Gabriel (Knight Security 2)  

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