Tidbit Tuesday: When A Pirate Needs Some Soothing

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In Eight Nights At Sea, pirate captain Zephyr Jamieson finds Rina and her brother stowing away aboard his ship. They strike a mutually beneficial bargain: Safe passage for Rina and her brother in exchange for Rina warming the captain’s bed. But Rina is not what she seems – and Zeph is determined to learn all of her secrets.

In this scene, he’s just come out the victor in an unexpected battle, but took a good knock to the skull before it ended. He’s still reeling from the revelation that his demure bedmate has a touch of the magical about her . . .


“My head has me in a devil of a mood,” he apologized. “I just wish you’d told me everything from the beginning. Am I going to be surprised by anything else?”

She gave him a slightly mischievous grin. “Well, it wouldn’t be a surprise if I told you, would it?”

He closed his eyes and smiled. “Hellion.”

She touched his cheek lightly. “I’m sorry about your head.” Continue reading