Posted by: reneewildes1 | October 29, 2019

Guest Blog: Colleen O’Connell


TourBanner_Pirate's Prey

GENRE: Historical Romance



Shane Christian scorns danger as the notorious pirate, Falcon. Feared and respected for his realm over the sea, his exploits are only surpassed by his devilish charm. No battle waged or venture dared is as great as the ploy he devises to protect Maura Brent – a spirited beauty whose willful nature captures his heart. His strategy to thwart the law risks exposure and potential introduction to the hangman’s noose. If he succeeds in safeguarding their love, will he live long enough to treasure the victory?

Maura Brent agrees to a contrived marriage with a manipulative English land baron in exchange for sparing her father imprisonment. A chance encounter with Shane Christian sets the course for a voyage of discovery awakening her passion, broadening her knowledge and strengthening her resolve to guard Shane’s identity from his nemesis. Determined to dissolve her marriage to remain with Shane, has her decision ensured his demise?

Cover_Pirate's Prey


Shane walked into the cabin, his rapt attention focused to Maura. Shutting the door behind him, he stared at her silently, drinking in her appearance. She stood before him wearing only her chemise half unlaced. Her skin shone with a warm healthy glow. He had known her form was shapely from having held her in his arms, but he hadn’t realized how well her proportions suited her height.

He walked over to her and cupped her chin in his hand silently gazing down at her. In the weeks they’d been on the ship sharing the cabin, he’d shown restraint. He had fought his urges more out of deference to her innocence than to her marriage. He had no need for entanglements of the heart. His profession required his total concentration. Strangely, with Maura, he wanted something more than a trifling diversion.

She stood stone-still returning his gaze. When he’d walked into the cabin, she normally would have immediately grabbed the blanket to cover herself for modesty’s sake. She made no move to retrieve it. Standing in his presence, her gaze held bold desire replacing any girlish modesty. Something had been building between them ever since her first day aboard The Champion.

His desire for her was too strong to be denied. He lowered his head, his mouth seeking the softness of hers. Her head tilted upward to meet his advance. There was no going back for either of them. He slid his arms around her molding her body to his.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

AuthorPicture (8)Colleen has written for as long as she can remember, although the thought of pursuing publication was not a conscious thought until her early twenties. Her imagination easily triggered a storyline from any observation. Her inspiration? Everything.

Actually, putting pen to paper came unexpectedly. An avid reader of romance novels, when the storyline or outcome didn’t take the path she would have preferred, the idea was planted. Ideas turned to consideration, consideration to scribbling down those thoughts and then actually crafting a story her way.

She currently lives in Northern Kentucky and has a background in Human Resources Management.


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He Will Give No Quarter in the Pursuit of Justice
“My bunk will always be open to you, but be assured I’ll be in it.”
A Quest for the Freedom to Love

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Colleen O’Connell will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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  1. Your book sounds great and I’m glad I got to learn about it. Thank you!

    • Thank you, James. I always enjoy hearing others thoughts on my work.

  2. Thank you Renee for hosting and for your wonderful review. It is much appreciated.

  3. Beautiful cover and great excerpt! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Thank you, Victoria. It’s nice to hear such positive feedback.

  4. It seems like both rafflecopter links are no good

  5. Sounds like a good book. I love the cover.

    • Thank you, Rita. It’s so good to hear that others like the cover as much as I do. I hope you have the opportunity to read the story.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. 🙂

  7. Rafflecopter links are not working.

  8. Sounds really great.

    • Thank you, Dale. I hope you have an opportunity to read my latest book.

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