Trade Winds Launch Party ~ Giveaway #1 ~ Angel Payne


I'm not sure I've ever been MORE ready to crack a bottle of bubbly and say WELCOME to another wild, wicked, sexy and saucy Angel Payne Launch Party!

Okay,'re going to notice that there's something a little different about this book. *Lowers voice to a whisper.* It's...errrmmm...set in the 18th century. YES! That's RIGHT! I said the 18th century!

You see, before I wrote books about hot present-day alpha men, I had a real thing for hot historical alpha men. *points at the "keeper" book shelf." I THOROUGHLY BLAME JUDE DEVERAUX! Yes, I admit it loud and proud: I was a romance reader who cut my teeth on Jude and her finest contemporaries from the early 90's...Julie Garwood, Katherine Sutcliffe, Bertrice Small...come on everyone, join in and add to the list!

The thing is, I'm a simpering sucker for a hunk in a dashing tricorn and a pair of well-fitting breeches. Add that to the fact that I'm a So-Cal gal who grew up riding the Pirates of the Caribbean at least 3 times in every Disneyland visit, and you had the recipe for quite a wild pirate romp.

Most of you know that I'm pretty much an all-or-nothing sort of get set for a voyage that's chock-full of all your swashbuckling favorites. (Yes...there's a ship-to-ship battle with cutlasses and cannons! Yes...there's a bride auction! Yes...there's a swaggering hero who gets to bellow "Trim the Sails"!) If you guessed that I had the best damn time creating this plot, then you're really right. It was a blast to do all this research and to learn one pretty amazing thing: pirates really were the lot of dangerous, crazy mo-fo's that everyone thinks they were! As a matter of fact, I'm bummed that I just couldn't finagle a scene with Blackbeard really setting fire to the ends of his beard. The timing for this plot didn't work with! But I'm excited that you will see Roche Braziliano, who was one of the founding members of the Brethren of the Coast, and was one lethal Latin lothario in his own right.

All in all, the story is definitely a little different than what you've seen from me so far--but if you're looking for a wild, fun summer read and are missing your Jack Sparrow fix, then Mast and Golden and their cast of Caribbean friends are going to be right up your naughty alley. Grab your mai tai and your sunscreen and be prepared to get swept away to the islands where the trade winds with some sexy adventure!

Mast Stafford....mmmmm

Golden Gaverly...Mast's saucy hellion!

The Moonstormer!
No two words can fill Golden Gaverly's heart with more hatred—or terror. But none of the island legends of her youth have prepared her for this kind of a monster, who gives her chills of a much different kind with his powerful body, commanding presence, and heated touch. Suddenly, she’s aboard the man's ship, with her life indebted to him. No matter how she resists, her senses and her soul are helpless to resist his pull—and the catastrophe that bedding him will surely bring.
Sea superstition or not, Mast Stafford is going to complete this voyage if it kills him. The fortune of a lifetime awaits him at journey's end, meaning he can finally consummate his life's dream. But this wild-eyed hellion, riding her way into his life with the dolphins on the waves, is no ordinary piece of cargo…and the fire she stirs in his blood is no ordinary blaze. Maybe she is a ruthless sea siren, but dying by her hand suddenly seems a small price to pay for burying his body inside hers.
Through lands where voodoo legends clash with European power plays, where trust is earned with a pistol barrel and honor is a dagger in the back, Mast and Golden must learn to believe in a forgotten something called in a forgotten power called love...listen to a forgotten whisper called the trade wind.
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I'm excited to be giving away a free e-copy of LORDS OF SIN: TRADE WINDS, along with a $25 Amazon gift certificate!  All you have to do is comment and fill out the rafflecopter to be entered

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50 Responses

  1. LM
    That sounds like much fun to write-- can't wait to go along for the ride when I read it. I think most of us started our romantic reads the same way and it's great to go back and forth in reading!
    • That's so sweet, honest and generous of you to share, LM. I'm so appreciative of your support. Thank you!
  2. OMG! I loved how this story sounds! Def going to be getting this!!!!
    • THANK YOU, Kim! Amazon should have the buy link up any second now, and the other outlets will be following suit too. :)
  3. How did I not know about this book.
    • Shannon, this is actually a re-release of a book that I had published--GULP--about 18 years ago (yes, I really have been around that long). Since I just got the publishing rights back on the book, I re-edited the work (and tossed in some more sex; TEE HEE), had an incredible new cover put on it, and am releasing the book now. It was originally released as part of the Denise Little Presents line for Kensington Books.
  4. I can't wait to get my hands on this one.
    • Ohhh Becki--thank you!! It's different for me, but I just SO loved writing this one. Hope you enjoy!
  5. Sounds great!! I also LOVED Jude, Bertrice and Johanna Lindsey when I was younger. mmmmm, I might have to revisit my reading list from my youth one of theses days!!!!!
    • Ikr??? Man, those girls just wrote SUCH great books. If you never tried Katherine Sutcliffe, look her up, as well. She had one set in the African jungle that was just effing amazing. (I think it was called "Dream Fever.") And good lord, was that cover yummy!!
  6. Historical HOT male, oh yeah
  7. HI Angel! I'll be hanging around all day, waiting to get my hands on your hot alpha heroes, past and present. Wishing you tons of good luck with this book.
    • Desiree...thank you! Your own talent blows me AWAY.
  8. This sounds like a hot one! :) Great giveaway! <br /><br />Erzabet<br /><br />erzabetwrites at gmail dot com
    • Well, it definitely makes for some adventurous summer reading!! Hope you enjoy, lady.
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  10. Shiver me timbers! I’m so excited to dive into this read, Angel! And I LOVE their names…so perfect!!! <br /><br />
    • Arrgghhh! And I'm hopin' ye like my saucy little tale, too, ye sexy wench!!
  11. Sounds like a great read, but all of your stories are! Can't wait!
    • As are all of YOURS, beautiful Ava!! Thank you, babe!
  12. OMG!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Miss Angel, I cannot wait to read this!! It sound Fantastic!! Congrats to you sweetie!!
    • Thank you SOOOO much, Rana! :)Your support means so much to me. :)
  13. Another great read I'm sure ,waiting to stow away . Thank you .
  14. Sounds like a fun, sexy read. Adding to my tbr list.
  15. I'll have to give this a try!
    • THANK YOU, Kinbaku! Nice to have your friendship on FB, too :)
  16. Oh Angel, i can't wait to read it. "Hot male" I'm there. Lol
    • Thank you very much for the sweet words, Kim. Somebody actually read the book because I was scared about it being historical. Her reply was, "What? It's the W.I.L.D. Boys in breeches instead of camos, right?" That made me feel REALLY good. I hope you guys like the story!
  17. I am super excited about your newest book release! I too cut my teeth on Jude Deveraux, Black Lion big favorite of mine!
    • Ohhh, thank you Michele!! The "Velvet" series has still got to be one of my all-time favorite series for the swoon factor. Miles Montgomery is one of my top book boyfriends.
  18. Oh Angel!!!! I can't wait to read this one.... especially since I just got done reading Saved by His Submissive.... Girl new Age or Old times I'm sure it will be a Favorite!!!! xoxox
  19. sounds like a great story !
    • Thank you, Michelle! So love your excitement! The buy link should be up VERY soon!
  20. OMG OMG OMG! OK SO YOU ALL HAVE TO READ THIS!! I love Angel's ability to draw the reader into the story. Her characters are rich and full and oh yeah! I want Mast!!! he can *grins* trim my sails* whenever he wants!!!
    • Cleo, you are seriously my sister from another mother. Wanna go jump on a trampoline?? *Smirk*<br />
  21. OOOhhhh...very excited! Can't wait to read this one!
    • Thank you, honey!! I'll let you guys know when the buy link is up!!
  22. Hooray, Angel! Climbed out of my bunk on the other side of the world to be up early for this one. I'm a pirate's lass from way back and carry the (dubious) distinction of being a figurehead on the front of a traditional sailing ship! Yup, no kidding, cast in bronze and still there today, protecting the ship ...
    • Holy crap, Tasman! Really!! WE WANT PICTURES NOW. That's so cool. I'm dying in awe!!
  23. I really need to read,and I adore the cover!
    • Thank you SO much, Sheri! I hope you enjoy it! Amazon buy link will be up soon!
  24. Woohoo! I'm finally here! <3 This sounds great! I'm a sucker for great historical romance <3 Love your choice picture for Mast! Hubba Hubba!
  25. Congrats on the release! And love your choice for Mast!
  26. Well, hello sailor! I'm happy to hold your sword! ;)<br />Angel, thanks for the launch party! U rock!
  27. I can't wait to read this book. Angel you are so talented. Great launch party. I love historical romances and all your books are incredibly HOT!
  28. This sounds like a really great read. Added it to my tbr list.

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