I knew who my favorite pirates would be the moment I wrote page 1 of the Code Blue scene in Midnight Omen. I was wrong.
By Onyx Rising, two pirates had surfaced onto the pages and proved me wrong: Slade and Bourn.
Who would have known the power these men held. From beneath the surface of a story, they bubbled through the plot, erupting into powerful characters that readers will fall in love with. Sexy, badass, rough pirates with enough soft-stuff inside to make them appealing.
I’m smitten and love who these characters have become. Neither are real pirates — they’re merely pulled from the depth of a writer’s imagination. But both are real people — someone each of us knows: the guy who walks the line between ethics and rogue.
Bourn is someone we want in our life: he always has our back.
Slade is someone we want on our team: he’s fiercely loyal and will fight to the death for a cause.
These two are unforgettable. What their fate will be is yet to come. I’m as excited to discover more about them as my readers!
Thoughts ~ Time wreaks havoc upon the crew and myself. Some days seem to drag out forever – others pass by faster than I’m able to complete even the most mundane of tasks. Still, I wonder how my voyage would redirect itself should time be measured as the currents of the sea – constant, changing, unending.
For now – I choose to count my time by events, adventures that create strong men – events together make up the life of a PIRATE.
9 O’clock post meridiem ~ I have been voted Captain of the great merchantman, titled the Revenge. She was intended for other purposes but now sails the Caribbean seas – a vessel used for purposes which some would call ill and foul intent. I call these activities for what they are, governed under civil practices by those who call themselves crew – the Captain included. Our purpose is survival, a quest for discovery of uncharted seas and bounteous treasure (mind you, not all treasure is gold and gems). Indeed, we are free men and as such have awarded ourselves a unique title – a title which all men may call us…PIRATE.