In 1698, infamous pirate queen Evangeline will do anything for vengeance against Admiral Lovell of the Royal Navy after he slaughtered her beloved uncle years ago. But when Lovell builds a special ship to eliminate pirates, Evangeline must destroy it or become his next victim. BLACK SAILS meets GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.
It glittered like a jewel in the rough sea. Tempting. Enticing. Arousing her hunger…her longing for blood.
Captain Evangeline Grey stood on the Archangel’s deck and surveyed the ship on the horizon. A merchantman heavy with goods. A tantalizing prize.
Her skin prickled. Greed shone in her men’s eyes, wicked grins on their faces. Their desire to strike was palpable, but she still needed to ask.
“What say you, men? Shall we attack?”
One hundred fists rose. “Aye!”
Blood rushed in Evangeline’s ears, and she bared her teeth like a shark stalking a wounded quarry. It had been weeks since they had a rich plunder. “Beat to quarters!”
The men loaded pistols and muskets, then yanked on boots for protection against spiked caltrops and broken glass possibly strewn across the enemy’s deck.
A steady, cool breeze swelled the brigantine’s sails and launched them forward—directly into an oncoming wave.
Evangeline gripped the larboard rail, the force jarring her and sending a shard of pain into her abdomen. Stifling a grimace, she rubbed the area two inches below her ribcage. She pinched her lips together as her fingers fell upon the circular scar beneath her white linen shirt—a bullet wound received ten years ago today. The same day her beloved uncle Jacob was slaughtered.
Her vision flashed red.
If only this battle was against the English Royal Navy instead of merchants. Even if the bastard admiral who killed Jacob wasn’t aboard, any navy death would offer satisfaction today.