This month marks the two year anniversary since Desert Breeze Publishing opened its doors. I first met the owners of Desert Breeze, Gail Delaney and Jenifer Ranieri, in Las Vegas at the 2009 Epicon Conference. These two talented ladies were working from the ground up, including a cross country move so they could be near one another to build a reputable electronic company that published books with tasteful content. I was both impressed and grateful that there were options for authors writing "heartwarming" stories.
THE PRIVATEER is about a West Indies privateer with a pirating past. Julius Bertrand is doing the best he can to make it in society while carrying out clandestine work for the government. When a new doctor and his precocious daughter arrive to his island colony, Bertrand finds himself distracted by the idea of choosing a wife. His ambitions lead him to make regrettable choices that almost kill him and those he loves.
In the sequel, BY HEART AND COMPASS, Lacey Whitman buys a restored Victorian home, but never dreams discovering an antique diary will lead her back into the arms of the dive bum she’d rather forget. Her habit of living in the past comes to a halt as diver Max Bertrand and the diary of his ancestor take Lacey on the quest of a lifetime: To discover and raise the privateer ship, Specter, and bring the treasure and legacy of a true hero home again.
Both books have won recognition: BY HEART AND COMPASS was a top ten finisher (#2) in the 2010 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll and nominated for a Whitney Award. THE PRIVATEER is a Desert Breeze best seller. I couldn't be any happier with the professionalism and integrity of Desert Breeze Publishing. The authors are talented and the staff is committed. If you're looking for a few good authors, browse the reading list at Desert Breeze. You won't be disappointed!
Happy Birthday, Desert Breeze!
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When Captain Julius Bertrand’s pirating past returns with the explosive force of a sweeping broadside, he finds he must sacrifice everything his respectable life has brought him, in order to save what matters most.
BY HEART AND COMPASS
Genealogist Lacey Whitman prefers the dead, so her heart must be her compass as she goes head to head with the only living man who can help her find a centuries old pirate ship.
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