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review 2017-09-27 03:35
This is how I like my pirates!!!!!!
The Puritan Pirate - Jules Radcliffe
FIVE HEARTS-- It's like it was written for me...
"Will you punish me?"
"Do you need to be punished?"
"I have such... wicked thoughts of you."
"Dear God, I hope you do."




Pirate fans? This is the book for you. I can't believe how wonderful this book was. And as I look through my pages upon pages of quotes, I can't help but gush from this novel. (Seriously, I probably highlighted a third of this book)

New-to-me author Jules Radcliffe delivered historical kinky pirates with action and adventure. "Perry" aka Lieutenant Thomas Peregrine is an uptight Puritan British naval soldier ordered to be on buccaneer (pirate) ship, Audacious. Pirates and the British are working together, pirates no longer are considered against the King's army with proper documents. But on Audacious, led by the famous captain Black Wolf, no one trusts Perry.

And Perry doesn't make it easy to be liked. He is quiet, judgmental and with the former quartermaster, Irish Gabriel Quinn, he can't seem to hold his tongue. There's been animosity between the two from the moment Perry stepped on the ship. Enemies that are filled with passion can make the best lovers when they put their mind to it.

Quinn saves Perry one night and the passion takes a sharp turn into more. The thing is the story is not linear and the sexy times happen fairly early. It felt like the culmination already happened in the beginning. I warn of this because the story isn't written linearly. And if you need the story to be straight, you'll be disappointed. The story uses flashbacks to help flesh out the plot. The characters come in their own as the story moves along.

How so? The gift that is Perry's submission and his acceptance of his needs, Gabriel's mastery of Perry is showed a thousand times fold.


"Gabriel, what I give to you cannot be taken; 'tis a thing you've earned. To submit is my gift to you, and pleasure is your gift."


At only 22 years old, Perry has had a hard life. He's been used and abused (trigger warning: off page abuse, torture) and he carries the scars, figuratively and literally. Gabriel knows his man and follows Perry's cues.

The flashbacks show when the men originally met, Perry's start in the navy. Also, how Quinn left the Audacious to be another master on the female led pirate ship! I wondered how could the men have so much chemistry if they weren't on the same ship. But their chemistry is just that palpable.



The novel isn't just sex. There are pirate ship fights, double crossing, some suspense and cool adventurous rescue! The author interjected wit within historically accurate dialogue. I'll admit the dictionary function on my Kindle became my BFF while reading this book. But I wasn't lost.

The enemies are the Spanish navy. And they show themselves while the pirate crew are on the open seas. And the novel got a little dark which enhanced the entire experience. While the action and adventure satisfied the pirate lover in me. It's the romantic side that gutted me.


"God, but I love being inside you," he whispered in his own tongue. "So perfect, your body iron hard and petal soft. So beautiful, your satin mouth, your starlight eyes, your silken skin. My heart beats for you, sings for you."


Gabriel, the rough and tough Dom with a heart of gold, was possessively smitten by his needy kitten, Perry. Perry knew his was submissive, but Gabriel nurtured that side. Gave his boy just what he needed. And it was kinkly delightful: CBT! Bondage! Spanking!

I haven't been this pirate satisfied since Caged.

The writing is very strong, the tale entertaining. I didn't want it to end.


"They'll know I tamed you, and it's no secret I've a liking for rough play. But exactly what goes on betwixt us?" [...] "Your submission belongs to me alone. But everyone is to know you're mine, and no one else is to lay a hand on you. No one."


And that ending? Fitting for the time and just swoon-worthy. Matelot squee!

If I had to nitpick, it got a tad schmoopy in the last bit. But overall, this novel is stellar. It's on my 2017 favorites list. The author took time to detail without making it drag, the research is very evident. And a lot of showing how the characters choose the paths they follow.

And this pirate will battle ye if ye say nay!




Arr! Just kidding, mateys. I'll love this book even ye'll not love it.

Highly recommended for readers who enjoy pirates, historically accurate writings that doesn't give contemporary feels and a yummy kinky love story!




A copy provided for an honest review.
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review 2017-07-09 00:00
The Divine: Book one of the Divine series
The Divine: Book one of the Divine serie... The Divine: Book one of the Divine series - Rob Radcliffe Q:
Choose the right path
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review 2017-02-08 21:38
The Castle of Wolfenbach: A German Story - Eliza Parsons,Diane Long Hoeveler
The Complete Northanger Horrid Novel Collection (9 Books of Gothic Romance and Horror) - Eliza Parsons,Ann Radcliffe,Ludwig Flammenberg,Marquis de Grosse,Francis Lotham,Regina Maria, Roche,Eleanor Sleath,M. Mataev

Castle of Wolfenbach (1793) by Eliza Parsons: sort of a Nancy Drew opening

I'm cross-posting my own review because eventually I hope to have read the entire horrible book, and I'd like to have all the sub-reviews collected.

  Wow. So it's clear why this didn't remain a popular book for long. All of the creepy gothic stuff takes place at the beginning. Then there's a section of characters acting like normal (aristocratic) people and traveling and having large house parties, and crushing on each other, and oh, if I had read this book before reading Mansfield Park I would never have cast any aspersions upon Fanny. Mathilda is rather unusually perfect in every way, such that everyone who meets her is immediately smitten and keen to support her for the rest of her life; and, yeah, that's not the most unbelievable part. Hard to say what is, though. There's the way two different villains repent of the horrors they have done and are immediately forgiven by the only survivors. Or the way everyone talks in monologues that last for pages of dense paragraphs. Or the pirate who was planning to retire anyway, so he might just as well help Mathilda out...Really, there isn't a single believable bit in the whole book, neither in the story nor in the telling. To sum up: gruesome, and not in a fun way (unless you enjoy reading awful books, which apparently I do, if they're old enough). First of The Complete Northanger Horrid Novel Collection

personal copy.

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review 2016-11-08 12:28
Review: Games of Fate Book 1
Games of Fate - Kris Austen Radcliffe

I received this book to give an honest review.

I wanted to give this book a try as it sounded like it was going to be really good. Though it took me a lot longer to read than it really should have. Rysa has ADHD and I have never read a story before that has a character with anything like that. I wanted to see what was going to happen. 

We go a few pages into the story and then bam all of a sudden Rysa is thrown into a world of being captured and having some kind of powers but she has no clue what is going on. As time goes on she learns she is a Fate and the visions she is getting will end the world. This terrifies her as she doesn't want to hurt anyone. 

Then in comes Ladon and his dragon who end up vowing to protect Rysa no matter the cost. As the story progresses we see exactly how good of a guy Ladon is truly and that he has feelings for Rysa. 

It is a battle to help Rysa through her visions and to find a way to change the course of destruction she is seeing. 

When everything comes together towards the end we learn that Rysa is more than just a Fate and she can change the course of how things work out, along with finding love.

I did like how there were different paranormal's within the story. You have burners, shifters, ghouls (which I think they are the same as burners but I could be wrong), dragons, Fates and of course the immortal like Ladon. It was really nice to have a variety within the story so it wasn't just about one paranormal creature.  I did like how everything started to come together towards the end and it started to all make sense. Why Rysa became active, why the War Babies played a big part, and why now Rysa is being hunted.

Now I gave this book 3 stars because it was hard to keep my attention with the book. When Rysa would get visions I think the author could have used a different font to let us know. Since at times it was hard to tell she was in the middle of a vision unless Ladon told us. 

Her friend that was with her in the beginning. She doesn't even call him to let him know hey I am alive don't worry about me. It was like he literally fell off the face of the earth. 

Overall for me it was an okay read. I like Ladon as a character and how he was really into saving Rysa and having faith within herself. Rysa as a character was good just a lot of thoughts running through her head lol. Which is to be expected. 

If you like the paranormal, some action, a bit of romance give this book a try.

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review 2016-08-15 00:00
The Mirror
The Mirror - Kelly Radcliffe The Mirror - Kelly Radcliffe "chest spreads wider than the wingspan of an American eagle

Erhm...the wingspan of the American eagle is 5´9 to 7´5 (I Googled it) that is one IMPRESSIVE chest...just saying.

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